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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 86 160 242
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +82
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 200 72 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 0.85% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 3.43% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 38 4
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£325 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £188 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.57% -17.50%
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
2452 2102 1825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.96% 24.74% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1047 833
Average daily rate £335 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 244 251
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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
Hampshire +23 61 £300 -25.00% 14
Berkshire +32 55 £300 -25.00% 9
West Sussex +24 27 £375 +120.58% 3
Surrey -5 24 £395 +23.43% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £320 - 5
Kent +12 9 £425 +112.50% 3
East Sussex -4 2 - - 3
Isle of Wight - 2 £435 -
Oxfordshire -36 1 - - 4
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 334 (100.00%) Windows
2 253 (75.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 184 (55.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 184 (55.09%) VMware
4 169 (50.60%) Active Directory
5 147 (44.01%) Microsoft
6 117 (35.03%) MS Exchange
7 104 (31.14%) Citrix
8 91 (27.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (22.16%) ITIL
10 73 (21.86%) DNS
11 71 (21.26%) Windows 7
11 71 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 67 (20.06%) SAN
13 66 (19.76%) SQL Server
14 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 64 (19.16%) Hyper-V
16 56 (16.77%) SQL
17 54 (16.17%) IIS
17 54 (16.17%) Cisco
18 53 (15.87%) Clustering
18 53 (15.87%) Security Cleared
19 52 (15.57%) SCCM
19 52 (15.57%) MCSE
20 50 (14.97%) Linux
21 49 (14.67%) vSphere
22 48 (14.37%) MS Excel
23 46 (13.77%) Firewall
23 46 (13.77%) Migration
23 46 (13.77%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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
1 117 (35.03%) MS Exchange
2 71 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (16.17%) IIS
4 41 (12.28%) SharePoint
5 34 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (6.29%) Lync
8 20 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (3.89%) Apache
10 10 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (2.10%) IBM Notes
12 7 (2.10%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (2.10%) GlassFish
13 6 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (1.20%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) assyst
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) Maximo
4 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.89%) Office 365
2 9 (2.69%) IaaS
3 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.20%) SaaS
4 4 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (21.86%) DNS
2 67 (20.06%) SAN
3 46 (13.77%) Firewall
3 46 (13.77%) LAN
4 42 (12.57%) DHCP
5 41 (12.28%) TCP/IP
6 36 (10.78%) WAN
7 27 (8.08%) Internet
8 19 (5.69%) SSL
9 14 (4.19%) IP Telephony
10 12 (3.59%) VPN
11 11 (3.29%) VoIP
11 11 (3.29%) NAS
11 11 (3.29%) NetScaler
12 9 (2.69%) PBX
13 7 (2.10%) SMTP
13 7 (2.10%) Wireless
13 7 (2.10%) MPLS
14 6 (1.80%) OSPF
14 6 (1.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.76%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.69%) MySQL
6 8 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.60%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.30%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 36 (10.78%) Finance
2 12 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.40%) Banking
4 5 (1.50%) Back Office
4 5 (1.50%) Advertising
5 3 (0.90%) Legal
5 3 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Billing
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (14.07%) Support Engineer
3 40 (11.98%) Analyst
4 29 (8.68%) Server Engineer
5 23 (6.89%) Administrator
6 21 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (5.39%) Support Analyst
8 17 (5.09%) Consultant
9 13 (3.89%) Desktop Support
9 13 (3.89%) Architect
10 12 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.29%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) Windows Administrator
12 10 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (2.69%) Server Support
13 9 (2.69%) VoIP Engineer
13 9 (2.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 9 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.59%) .NET
2 10 (2.99%) HTML
2 10 (2.99%) Flash
3 7 (2.10%) LAMP
4 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.80%) Web Services
5 3 (0.90%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.90%) CSS
6 2 (0.60%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.60%) XML
6 2 (0.60%) COM+
7 1 (0.30%) COM
7 1 (0.30%) XSL
7 1 (0.30%) ODBC
7 1 (0.30%) OLE
7 1 (0.30%) JSP
7 1 (0.30%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) LINQ
7 1 (0.30%) WinForms
7 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.87%) Clustering
2 16 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.99%) PKI
6 9 (2.69%) Replication
6 9 (2.69%) IVR
7 7 (2.10%) CLARiiON
7 7 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.80%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.50%) CMDB
9 5 (1.50%) iPad
10 4 (1.20%) Open Source
11 3 (0.90%) iPhone
11 3 (0.90%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.90%) HACMP
11 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 334 (100.00%) Windows
2 253 (75.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 184 (55.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (21.26%) Windows 7
5 50 (14.97%) Linux
6 28 (8.38%) Windows XP
7 26 (7.78%) UNIX
8 24 (7.19%) Windows 8
9 20 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (3.89%) Windows 2000
12 7 (2.10%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.20%) AIX
14 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.60%) CentOS
16 1 (0.30%) HPUX
16 1 (0.30%) Solaris
16 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.16%) ITIL
2 46 (13.77%) Migration
3 33 (9.88%) Change Management
4 26 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (5.69%) Configuration Management
6 12 (3.59%) Load Balancing
7 10 (2.99%) Project Management
8 9 (2.69%) Service Management
8 9 (2.69%) ITIL V3
8 9 (2.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (2.40%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (2.10%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.10%) Telemarketing
10 7 (2.10%) Web Development
10 7 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.10%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.10%) Capacity Management
11 6 (1.80%) Network Management
11 6 (1.80%) Change Control
11 6 (1.80%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.77%) SQL
2 36 (10.78%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.19%) VBScript
4 10 (2.99%) Java
4 10 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.69%) VB
6 6 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.50%) PHP
7 5 (1.50%) C#
8 4 (1.20%) Perl
9 3 (0.90%) Python
10 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) C
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (15.87%) Security Cleared
3 52 (15.57%) MCSE
4 34 (10.18%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (5.69%) CCNA
7 14 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 13 (3.89%) MCP
9 12 (3.59%) Degree
10 10 (2.99%) MCSA
10 10 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.69%) MCITP
12 7 (2.10%) CCNP
13 6 (1.80%) MCTS
14 5 (1.50%) RHCSA
15 3 (0.90%) HNC
16 2 (0.60%) PhD
16 2 (0.60%) RHCE
16 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.60%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.49%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (50.60%) Active Directory
2 91 (27.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (19.16%) Hyper-V
4 49 (14.67%) vSphere
5 41 (12.28%) XenApp
6 35 (10.48%) VMware ESX
7 24 (7.19%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.49%) Terminal Services
9 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.99%) XenServer
10 10 (2.99%) ISA Server
11 9 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.80%) UAG
14 5 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.90%) vCloud
15 3 (0.90%) Xen
15 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (15.57%) SCCM
2 23 (6.89%) SCOM
3 15 (4.49%) NetBackup
3 15 (4.49%) WSUS
4 12 (3.59%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.69%) BladeLogic
6 7 (2.10%) ARCserve
6 7 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.20%) Nagios
9 4 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.90%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 184 (55.09%) VMware
2 147 (44.01%) Microsoft
3 104 (31.14%) Citrix
4 54 (16.17%) Cisco
5 43 (12.87%) HP
6 24 (7.19%) Red Hat
6 24 (7.19%) Symantec
7 23 (6.89%) IBM
8 18 (5.39%) NetApp
9 17 (5.09%) McAfee
10 16 (4.79%) EMC
11 12 (3.59%) 3PAR
12 11 (3.29%) Remedy
12 11 (3.29%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.99%) Altiris
13 10 (2.99%) Oracle
14 9 (2.69%) AppSense
15 8 (2.40%) Adobe
15 8 (2.40%) Intel
16 7 (2.10%) CA
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