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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 88 147 214
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +67
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 213 92 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.21% 1.04% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.07% 4.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 51 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year
+26.47% +27.29%
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
2349 2149 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.33% 24.31% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 989 748
Average daily rate £348 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 246 254
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £34.55 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
Hampshire +29 67 £345 +25.45% 9
Oxfordshire +2 30 £344 +16.52% 4
Berkshire -1 30 £375 +38.88% 10
Buckinghamshire +22 26 £315 -3.07% 7
West Sussex +5 26 £290 -18.30% 5
Surrey +9 18 £325 - 9
East Sussex +6 7 £325 - 5
Kent -17 2 £338 -15.62% 4
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 416 (100.00%) Windows
2 317 (76.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 227 (54.57%) Microsoft
4 222 (53.37%) VMware
5 219 (52.64%) Active Directory
6 184 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (27.88%) MS Exchange
7 116 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (24.04%) SQL
9 96 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 95 (22.84%) Citrix
11 93 (22.36%) ITIL
12 84 (20.19%) Hyper-V
13 81 (19.47%) SQL Server
14 80 (19.23%) SCCM
15 78 (18.75%) HP
16 76 (18.27%) PowerShell
17 75 (18.03%) Windows 7
18 71 (17.07%) IIS
19 69 (16.59%) DNS
19 69 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
20 68 (16.35%) SC Cleared
20 68 (16.35%) Migration
21 67 (16.11%) Clustering
21 67 (16.11%) SAN
22 61 (14.66%) SharePoint
23 59 (14.18%) MS Excel
23 59 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
24 50 (12.02%) MCSE
25 48 (11.54%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 116 (27.88%) MS Exchange
2 71 (17.07%) IIS
3 69 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (14.66%) SharePoint
5 36 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (8.17%) Lync
7 29 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (2.16%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.68%) IBM Notes
15 6 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (1.44%) GlassFish
15 6 (1.44%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (1.20%) Apache
17 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
17 1 (0.24%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 59 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) assyst
2 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Agresso
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.97%) Office 365
3 12 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.16%) IaaS
5 5 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.96%) SaaS
6 4 (0.96%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.59%) DNS
2 67 (16.11%) SAN
3 40 (9.62%) DHCP
4 39 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 33 (7.93%) Firewall
6 28 (6.73%) LAN
6 28 (6.73%) WAN
7 22 (5.29%) Internet
8 13 (3.13%) SSL
9 11 (2.64%) VPN
9 11 (2.64%) NAS
10 10 (2.40%) IP Telephony
10 10 (2.40%) VoIP
11 9 (2.16%) PBX
12 6 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.44%) MPLS
12 6 (1.44%) SMTP
12 6 (1.44%) FTP
13 5 (1.20%) SNMP
13 5 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.13%) MySQL
5 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.68%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.44%) MSI
3 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.72%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.72%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.48%) NuGet
6 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 33 (7.93%) Finance
2 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.68%) Banking
4 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.20%) Retail
5 4 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.48%) Back Office
6 2 (0.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 47 (11.30%) Server Engineer
4 44 (10.58%) Analyst
5 36 (8.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (6.73%) Wintel Engineer
6 28 (6.73%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.49%) Administrator
8 26 (6.25%) Consultant
9 21 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (5.05%) Architect
10 19 (4.57%) Server Support
10 19 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (4.33%) IT Support
12 15 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
15 11 (2.64%) Server Support Engineer
16 10 (2.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 10 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.53%) .NET
2 13 (3.13%) HTML
2 13 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.68%) Application Packaging
4 6 (1.44%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.44%) Flash
4 6 (1.44%) XML
5 5 (1.20%) XSL
5 5 (1.20%) Web Services
6 4 (0.96%) WCF
6 4 (0.96%) LAMP
7 3 (0.72%) COM+
7 3 (0.72%) CSS
7 3 (0.72%) JSP
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (0.48%) JSON
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.11%) Clustering
2 19 (4.57%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.40%) PKI
4 9 (2.16%) IVR
4 9 (2.16%) Open Source
5 7 (1.68%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.68%) Replication
5 7 (1.68%) User Experience
6 6 (1.44%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.44%) CLARiiON
6 6 (1.44%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.72%) NHS
8 3 (0.72%) HACMP
8 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.48%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 416 (100.00%) Windows
2 317 (76.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 184 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 75 (18.03%) Windows 7
5 48 (11.54%) Linux
6 33 (7.93%) Windows XP
7 32 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 30 (7.21%) UNIX
9 28 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.68%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.68%) HPUX
12 5 (1.20%) AIX
12 5 (1.20%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.96%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.72%) Solaris
15 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.36%) ITIL
2 68 (16.35%) Migration
3 37 (8.89%) Configuration Management
4 35 (8.41%) Change Management
5 26 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (3.61%) Service Management
6 15 (3.61%) Problem Management
7 14 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (3.13%) Fault Management
8 13 (3.13%) Change Control
9 11 (2.64%) Service Delivery
9 11 (2.64%) Capacity Management
9 11 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (2.64%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (2.40%) Performance Testing
10 10 (2.40%) Load Balancing
10 10 (2.40%) ITIL V3
11 9 (2.16%) CRM
11 9 (2.16%) Incident Management
12 8 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.04%) SQL
2 76 (18.27%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.05%) VBScript
4 12 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.40%) C#
5 10 (2.40%) VB
6 9 (2.16%) Java
6 9 (2.16%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.44%) Perl
9 4 (0.96%) PHP
10 3 (0.72%) Python
11 2 (0.48%) C
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
12 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 96 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 59 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (12.02%) MCSE
5 25 (6.01%) DV Cleared
6 22 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.33%) CCNA
8 15 (3.61%) MCP
8 15 (3.61%) VCP4
9 13 (3.13%) MCITP
10 11 (2.64%) MCSA
11 10 (2.40%) RHCSA
11 10 (2.40%) Degree
12 7 (1.68%) RHCE
12 7 (1.68%) MCTS
12 7 (1.68%) RHCA
13 3 (0.72%) HNC
13 3 (0.72%) CCNP
13 3 (0.72%) CCA
13 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 219 (52.64%) Active Directory
2 116 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (20.19%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.38%) vSphere
5 30 (7.21%) VMware ESX
6 24 (5.77%) XenApp
6 24 (5.77%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 12 (2.88%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.64%) ISA Server
9 11 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (2.40%) UAG
11 8 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.96%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.72%) vCloud
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 80 (19.23%) SCCM
2 34 (8.17%) SCOM
3 15 (3.61%) WSUS
4 13 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
6 10 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.92%) SCSM
8 7 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.68%) Nagios
8 7 (1.68%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.68%) XenMobile
8 7 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.44%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 4 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.96%) Puppet
12 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.72%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 227 (54.57%) Microsoft
2 222 (53.37%) VMware
3 95 (22.84%) Citrix
4 78 (18.75%) HP
5 45 (10.82%) Cisco
6 32 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 20 (4.81%) Oracle
7 20 (4.81%) IBM
7 20 (4.81%) 3PAR
8 18 (4.33%) Symantec
9 17 (4.09%) McAfee
10 15 (3.61%) Dell
10 15 (3.61%) EMC
10 15 (3.61%) NetApp
11 14 (3.37%) Remedy
12 10 (2.40%) Altiris
13 7 (1.68%) Juniper
13 7 (1.68%) Lotus
14 6 (1.44%) Brocade
14 6 (1.44%) CA
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