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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 65 137 187
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 264 119 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 1.29% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.57% 5.42% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 73 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%
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
2282 2197 2071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.94% 23.89% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1083 1034
Average daily rate £360 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 201 263
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +47 84 £363 +16.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +33 36 £350 +125.80% 9
Surrey +12 33 £313 -7.06% 13
Berkshire +4 33 £256 -35.93% 6
West Sussex +2 27 £350 +59.09% 8
Oxfordshire -8 21 £400 +33.33% 6
Kent -1 14 £375 - 4
East Sussex +1 11 £325 +154.90% 3
Middlesex - 5 £269 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 516 (100.00%) Windows
2 388 (75.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 301 (58.33%) VMware
4 289 (56.01%) Active Directory
5 235 (45.54%) Microsoft
6 160 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 150 (29.07%) MS Exchange
8 148 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 136 (26.36%) SQL Server
10 125 (24.22%) SQL
11 122 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 115 (22.29%) PowerShell
13 114 (22.09%) SCCM
14 109 (21.12%) ITIL
15 100 (19.38%) HP
15 100 (19.38%) Citrix
16 91 (17.64%) SAN
16 91 (17.64%) IIS
17 88 (17.05%) vSphere
18 87 (16.86%) DNS
19 79 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
20 77 (14.92%) Security Cleared
21 76 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2013
22 74 (14.34%) MCSE
23 73 (14.15%) Hyper-V
24 71 (13.76%) Cisco
25 67 (12.98%) Migration
26 65 (12.60%) Firewall
27 63 (12.21%) MS Excel
27 63 (12.21%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 150 (29.07%) MS Exchange
2 122 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (17.64%) IIS
4 76 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 52 (10.08%) Lync
6 45 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (8.53%) SharePoint
8 16 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.78%) Apache
10 4 (0.78%) MediaWiki
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.58%) TPMS
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 63 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.33%) Office 365
2 39 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.36%) IaaS
5 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Yammer
7 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.64%) SAN
2 87 (16.86%) DNS
3 65 (12.60%) Firewall
4 53 (10.27%) DHCP
5 36 (6.98%) WAN
5 36 (6.98%) LAN
6 32 (6.20%) TCP/IP
7 25 (4.84%) VPN
8 20 (3.88%) NAS
9 17 (3.29%) NetScaler
10 14 (2.71%) Internet
11 12 (2.33%) MPLS
12 11 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (1.94%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (1.55%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.36%) FCoE
16 7 (1.36%) Network Security
16 7 (1.36%) OSPF
16 7 (1.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (26.36%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.36%) MySQL
11 6 (1.16%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 16 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.71%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.97%) MSI
5 3 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.58%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.58%) NuGet
5 3 (0.58%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 39 (7.56%) Finance
2 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.13%) Back Office
4 9 (1.74%) Online Betting
5 8 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.97%) Military
7 4 (0.78%) Automotive
8 3 (0.58%) Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Retail
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Local Government
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (13.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (10.47%) Analyst
3 51 (9.88%) Architect
3 51 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 44 (8.53%) Consultant
4 44 (8.53%) Support Engineer
4 44 (8.53%) Server Engineer
5 36 (6.98%) Administrator
6 35 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 34 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (5.81%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (5.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 26 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
11 24 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 20 (3.88%) Developer
14 17 (3.29%) Server Support
15 15 (2.91%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 15 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 12 (2.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.01%) .NET
2 17 (3.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.13%) jQuery
4 9 (1.74%) Application Packaging
5 8 (1.55%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.16%) MDX
6 6 (1.16%) HTML
6 6 (1.16%) XML
6 6 (1.16%) XSL
6 6 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.97%) WCF
7 5 (0.97%) Web Services
8 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 3 (0.58%) JSON
9 3 (0.58%) SOAP
9 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (0.39%) boto
10 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 59 (11.43%) Clustering
3 19 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.74%) EqualLogic
6 8 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (1.55%) NHS
6 8 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.55%) PKI
7 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.36%) Replication
8 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.97%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) EMC VNXe
10 4 (0.78%) HP Storage
10 4 (0.78%) Informatics
11 3 (0.58%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 516 (100.00%) Windows
2 388 (75.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 42 (8.14%) Linux
6 29 (5.62%) Windows 8
7 28 (5.43%) UNIX
8 22 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.33%) HPUX
11 6 (1.16%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.78%) Solaris
12 4 (0.78%) AIX
13 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.39%) SUSE
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.12%) ITIL
2 67 (12.98%) Migration
3 33 (6.40%) Configuration Management
4 30 (5.81%) Change Management
5 21 (4.07%) Problem Management
6 19 (3.68%) Project Management
7 18 (3.49%) Load Balancing
8 17 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (3.10%) Server Building
10 15 (2.91%) CRM
11 14 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (2.71%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (2.52%) Scrum
12 13 (2.52%) SDLC
13 12 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.13%) Change Control
14 11 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (2.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.22%) SQL
2 115 (22.29%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.26%) VBScript
4 16 (3.10%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.91%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.52%) VB
7 12 (2.33%) C#
8 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.97%) Java
9 5 (0.97%) Perl
10 4 (0.78%) Korn
11 3 (0.58%) Ruby
11 3 (0.58%) VBA
11 3 (0.58%) Python
12 2 (0.39%) PHP
12 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.39%) C
13 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 79 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (14.92%) Security Cleared
3 74 (14.34%) MCSE
4 56 (10.85%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (3.10%) CCNA
6 16 (3.10%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.91%) MCSA
8 14 (2.71%) MCITP
9 10 (1.94%) Degree
9 10 (1.94%) MCP
9 10 (1.94%) MCTS
10 9 (1.74%) VCP4
11 7 (1.36%) CCNP
12 4 (0.78%) CCA
13 3 (0.58%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.49%) SLA
2 8 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 289 (56.01%) Active Directory
2 148 (28.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (17.05%) vSphere
4 73 (14.15%) Hyper-V
5 63 (12.21%) XenApp
6 38 (7.36%) VMware ESX
7 31 (6.01%) XenDesktop
8 24 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (2.91%) DFS Replication
10 14 (2.71%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (2.13%) XenServer
11 11 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.94%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.16%) NFS
13 6 (1.16%) UAG
14 4 (0.78%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.78%) Samba
15 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 114 (22.09%) SCCM
2 46 (8.91%) SCOM
3 29 (5.62%) WSUS
4 12 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
4 12 (2.33%) SCSM
5 10 (1.94%) vMotion
5 10 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.55%) EMC VPLEX
7 7 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (1.16%) Puppet
8 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.97%) Nagios
9 5 (0.97%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.97%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.97%) Icinga
10 4 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.78%) Foglight
10 4 (0.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 301 (58.33%) VMware
2 235 (45.54%) Microsoft
3 100 (19.38%) HP
3 100 (19.38%) Citrix
4 71 (13.76%) Cisco
5 32 (6.20%) Dell
6 28 (5.43%) Oracle
7 26 (5.04%) 3PAR
8 24 (4.65%) Intel
9 23 (4.46%) EMC
10 18 (3.49%) NetApp
11 17 (3.29%) IBM
12 15 (2.91%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.91%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.52%) Brocade
14 10 (1.94%) Symantec
15 9 (1.74%) CommVault
16 7 (1.36%) McAfee
16 7 (1.36%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.36%) F5
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