The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 116 205 -
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 135 30 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 0.35% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.57% 1.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 91 22 0
Average daily rate £325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2423 1830 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 21.54% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 850 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 251 295
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.60 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2012
England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 38 £275 -31.25% 14
Surrey +16 36 £398 +200.00% 12
Hampshire +19 35 £263 - 15
Kent - 10 £394 - 5
Oxfordshire +6 7 £200 -58.97% 6
West Sussex +9 5 £365 +4.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £338 -28.94% 2
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
Middlesex - 1 £388 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (72.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 141 (63.51%) Active Directory
4 123 (55.41%) VMware
5 95 (42.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (40.09%) MS Exchange
7 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
8 76 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 71 (31.98%) SQL Server
10 67 (30.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (22.07%) Hyper-V
12 46 (20.72%) Windows 7
13 45 (20.27%) vSphere
13 45 (20.27%) ITIL
13 45 (20.27%) Citrix
14 43 (19.37%) SQL
15 42 (18.92%) DNS
15 42 (18.92%) SAN
16 37 (16.67%) HP
17 34 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 33 (14.86%) Cisco
19 32 (14.41%) SCCM
20 30 (13.51%) Windows XP
20 30 (13.51%) DHCP
21 27 (12.16%) Linux
22 26 (11.71%) PowerShell
23 24 (10.81%) SCOM
23 24 (10.81%) MCSE
24 23 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
25 22 (9.91%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 89 (40.09%) MS Exchange
2 76 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.21%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.41%) IBM Notes
7 11 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (4.95%) Lotus Domino
7 11 (4.95%) IIS
8 8 (3.60%) Lync
9 6 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.35%) Apache
11 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.90%) CMS
12 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.31%) Office 365
2 4 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.92%) DNS
1 42 (18.92%) SAN
2 30 (13.51%) DHCP
3 21 (9.46%) Firewall
4 19 (8.56%) LAN
5 12 (5.41%) WAN
6 11 (4.95%) Internet
6 11 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.15%) Wireless
8 6 (2.70%) MPLS
9 4 (1.80%) VPN
9 4 (1.80%) VoIP
9 4 (1.80%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.80%) VLAN
10 2 (0.90%) ADSL
10 2 (0.90%) IPv4
10 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.90%) HTTP
10 2 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (31.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.60%) MySQL
5 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.35%) Firebird
7 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.35%) Subversion
4 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.90%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.45%) Hudson
5 1 (0.45%) Trac
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (8.56%) Finance
2 6 (2.70%) Banking
3 5 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.90%) Games
4 2 (0.90%) Publishing
4 2 (0.90%) Legal
4 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) French Language
5 1 (0.45%) German Language
5 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.45%) Automotive
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (16.22%) Support Engineer
1 36 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (9.46%) Server Engineer
4 19 (8.56%) Consultant
4 19 (8.56%) Analyst
5 16 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (6.76%) Server Support
6 15 (6.76%) Administrator
7 12 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.95%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) Server Support Engineer
9 10 (4.50%) Developer
10 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.15%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.15%) Architect
11 7 (3.15%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
12 6 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.91%) .NET
2 17 (7.66%) WCF
2 17 (7.66%) WPF
3 16 (7.21%) LINQ
4 14 (6.31%) XML
5 10 (4.50%) XSLT
6 7 (3.15%) Web Services
7 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.45%) Java SE
7 1 (0.45%) ODBC
7 1 (0.45%) XSL
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.45%) HTML
7 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.91%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.95%) Replication
3 5 (2.25%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.35%) PKI
4 3 (1.35%) Clustering
5 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.90%) Online Games
6 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.45%) FMCG
6 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.45%) NHS
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.45%) Handset
6 1 (0.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 222 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (72.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (42.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (20.72%) Windows 7
5 30 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 27 (12.16%) Linux
7 18 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.21%) UNIX
9 8 (3.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (3.60%) Debian
10 6 (2.70%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) VMS
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.45%) SUSE
12 1 (0.45%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.27%) ITIL
2 20 (9.01%) Migration
3 15 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (6.76%) Scrum
3 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
4 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.86%) Content Management
5 11 (4.95%) Data Protection
6 10 (4.50%) Asset Management
7 9 (4.05%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.60%) Project Management
9 7 (3.15%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.70%) Validation
10 6 (2.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (2.70%) Release Management
11 5 (2.25%) Investment Management
11 5 (2.25%) Budget Control
11 5 (2.25%) Software Deployment
11 5 (2.25%) High Availability
12 4 (1.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.37%) SQL
2 26 (11.71%) PowerShell
3 20 (9.01%) C#
4 9 (4.05%) Python
5 6 (2.70%) PHP
5 6 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.25%) Ruby
7 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.35%) VBScript
7 3 (1.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Korn
9 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.45%) C-shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Java
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.45%) AWK
Qualifications
1 34 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (10.81%) MCSE
3 13 (5.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.05%) MCITP
4 9 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.05%) VCDX
5 8 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.15%) CCNA
7 4 (1.80%) OCA
7 4 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (1.80%) VCAP
7 4 (1.80%) VCP5
7 4 (1.80%) MCTS
7 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.80%) Degree
8 3 (1.35%) MCSA
8 3 (1.35%) MCP
8 3 (1.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.90%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 141 (63.51%) Active Directory
2 67 (30.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (22.07%) Hyper-V
4 45 (20.27%) vSphere
5 20 (9.01%) XenApp
6 10 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (4.05%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.60%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.70%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.90%) UAG
11 1 (0.45%) Squid
11 1 (0.45%) Xen
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.45%) Nmap
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (14.41%) SCCM
2 24 (10.81%) SCOM
3 10 (4.50%) SCVMM
3 10 (4.50%) SCDPM
4 9 (4.05%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.60%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.70%) WSUS
7 5 (2.25%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.25%) Cacti
7 5 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.25%) Nagios
8 4 (1.80%) MIIS
9 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.35%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.35%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.90%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 123 (55.41%) VMware
2 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
3 45 (20.27%) Citrix
4 37 (16.67%) HP
5 33 (14.86%) Cisco
6 12 (5.41%) Lotus
7 9 (4.05%) NetApp
7 9 (4.05%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.05%) Dell
8 7 (3.15%) Oracle
9 6 (2.70%) IBM
9 6 (2.70%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.25%) Veeam
10 5 (2.25%) Becrypt
10 5 (2.25%) Mercator
10 5 (2.25%) CommVault
11 4 (1.80%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.80%) McAfee
11 4 (1.80%) Lumension
11 4 (1.80%) LANDesk
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