The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 119 178 251
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +73
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 129 54 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 0.61% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.78% 2.53% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 37 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Windows Server 2012
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2230 2133 2038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.38% 24.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1070 912
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 243 271
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +37 35 £338 +92.85% 9
Hampshire +19 33 £301 -19.78% 13
Surrey -10 19 £294 -2.08% 3
West Sussex +12 14 £220 -57.05% 5
Kent -5 11 £400 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £260 -28.76% 9
East Sussex -5 4 £150 -62.50% 2
Oxfordshire +1 3 £263 -4.54% 11
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012.

1 278 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (68.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 157 (56.47%) VMware
4 154 (55.40%) Active Directory
5 120 (43.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 111 (39.93%) MS Exchange
7 103 (37.05%) Microsoft
8 83 (29.86%) Citrix
9 80 (28.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 74 (26.62%) SQL Server
11 55 (19.78%) Cisco
11 55 (19.78%) Hyper-V
12 53 (19.06%) SCCM
13 52 (18.71%) Windows 7
13 52 (18.71%) ITIL
14 51 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (17.99%) DNS
16 46 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (16.55%) SAN
17 44 (15.83%) vSphere
18 43 (15.47%) Firewall
19 41 (14.75%) Linux
20 37 (13.31%) XenApp
21 36 (12.95%) DHCP
22 31 (11.15%) LAN
22 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
22 31 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
23 30 (10.79%) MCSE
24 29 (10.43%) MS Excel
24 29 (10.43%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 111 (39.93%) MS Exchange
2 80 (28.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (9.71%) IIS
4 21 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 21 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (6.12%) Lync
7 16 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (4.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.52%) Apache
10 5 (1.80%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.80%) Lotus Domino
10 5 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.08%) CMS
12 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Maximo
1 1 (0.36%) assyst
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (9.35%) Office 365
2 18 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.96%) IaaS
4 6 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.99%) DNS
2 46 (16.55%) SAN
3 43 (15.47%) Firewall
4 36 (12.95%) DHCP
5 31 (11.15%) LAN
6 24 (8.63%) Internet
7 20 (7.19%) WAN
8 14 (5.04%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.96%) NetScaler
10 10 (3.60%) VPN
11 7 (2.52%) SSL
12 6 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.16%) Network Security
12 6 (2.16%) Wireless
13 4 (1.44%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.44%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.44%) NAS
13 4 (1.44%) MPLS
13 4 (1.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (26.62%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (7.91%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.44%) MySQL
7 3 (1.08%) Firebird
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (7.91%) Visual Studio
1 22 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 23 (8.27%) Finance
2 7 (2.52%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.52%) Advertising
3 4 (1.44%) Back Office
3 4 (1.44%) Banking
4 3 (1.08%) Publishing
4 3 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (0.72%) Games
5 2 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (20.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (12.23%) Support Engineer
3 30 (10.79%) Consultant
4 18 (6.47%) Analyst
4 18 (6.47%) Server Engineer
5 17 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (5.76%) Administrator
7 15 (5.40%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (3.96%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.60%) Developer
10 10 (3.60%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.60%) Windows Server Engineer
10 10 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.24%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 9 (3.24%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.52%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.52%) Technical Support
12 7 (2.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.35%) .NET
2 21 (7.55%) WCF
2 21 (7.55%) WPF
3 20 (7.19%) LINQ
4 11 (3.96%) Web Services
4 11 (3.96%) XML
5 10 (3.60%) XSLT
6 4 (1.44%) Flash
7 3 (1.08%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.36%) COM
9 1 (0.36%) XSL
9 1 (0.36%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.36%) OLE
9 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.36%) HTML
9 1 (0.36%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.76%) Blackberry
1 16 (5.76%) PKI
2 15 (5.40%) Clustering
3 7 (2.52%) Replication
4 5 (1.80%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.44%) iPad
6 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.72%) Online Games
7 2 (0.72%) iPhone
8 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.36%) Life Science
8 1 (0.36%) CMDB
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 278 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (68.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (43.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (18.71%) Windows 7
5 41 (14.75%) Linux
6 29 (10.43%) Windows 8
7 27 (9.71%) Windows XP
8 12 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.60%) UNIX
10 7 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (2.52%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.08%) Debian
11 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.08%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.72%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.71%) ITIL
2 26 (9.35%) Migration
3 20 (7.19%) Software Engineering
4 19 (6.83%) Scrum
5 17 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.40%) Content Management
6 15 (5.40%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.04%) Change Management
8 12 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.60%) Project Management
10 7 (2.52%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.52%) High Availability
11 6 (2.16%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.16%) Service Management
12 5 (1.80%) Business Continuity
12 5 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (1.80%) Data Protection
13 4 (1.44%) DevOps
13 4 (1.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.35%) PowerShell
2 23 (8.27%) C#
3 19 (6.83%) SQL
4 10 (3.60%) Python
5 7 (2.52%) VBScript
6 6 (2.16%) VB
7 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.08%) Ruby
8 3 (1.08%) PHP
9 1 (0.36%) C
9 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
3 30 (10.79%) MCSE
4 16 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.76%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.68%) Degree
6 12 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.32%) MCSA
6 12 (4.32%) CCNA
7 9 (3.24%) CCNP
7 9 (3.24%) MCP
8 8 (2.88%) MCITP
9 7 (2.52%) MCTS
10 6 (2.16%) VCP5
11 3 (1.08%) CCA
11 3 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.72%) OCA
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (55.40%) Active Directory
2 55 (19.78%) Hyper-V
3 51 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (15.83%) vSphere
5 37 (13.31%) XenApp
6 27 (9.71%) XenDesktop
7 18 (6.47%) VMware ESX
8 15 (5.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.60%) XenServer
10 10 (3.60%) UAG
11 7 (2.52%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.80%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.72%) NFS
14 2 (0.72%) Xen
14 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 53 (19.06%) SCCM
2 16 (5.76%) SCOM
3 14 (5.04%) WSUS
4 10 (3.60%) Tivoli
5 8 (2.88%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (2.16%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.80%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.08%) Nagios
9 3 (1.08%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.08%) Cacti
10 2 (0.72%) MIIS
10 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 157 (56.47%) VMware
2 103 (37.05%) Microsoft
3 83 (29.86%) Citrix
4 55 (19.78%) Cisco
5 21 (7.55%) HP
6 16 (5.76%) NetApp
7 14 (5.04%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.32%) AppSense
8 12 (4.32%) IBM
9 8 (2.88%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.88%) Lumension
10 7 (2.52%) Symantec
10 7 (2.52%) McAfee
10 7 (2.52%) Dell
10 7 (2.52%) EMC
10 7 (2.52%) Intel
11 5 (1.80%) Brocade
11 5 (1.80%) Lotus
12 4 (1.44%) Avaya
12 4 (1.44%) Apple
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