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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 118 203 -
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 140 32 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 0.38% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.84% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 95 24 0
Average daily rate £330 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 -
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
-5.20% -
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2396 1894 2221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.87% 22.23% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 885 936
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 260 303
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £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 23 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 23 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 +37 40 £305 -23.75% 14
Surrey +22 38 £405 +205.66% 9
Hampshire +15 33 £250 -4.76% 9
Kent - 10 £394 - 3
West Sussex +4 7 £365 +4.28% 4
Oxfordshire +3 7 £200 -58.97% 6
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £338 -28.94% 1
Middlesex - 1 £388 - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (71.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (63.00%) Active Directory
4 122 (53.74%) VMware
5 97 (42.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (39.21%) MS Exchange
7 82 (36.12%) Microsoft
8 75 (33.04%) SQL Server
9 74 (32.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 64 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (21.59%) Hyper-V
12 47 (20.70%) ITIL
13 46 (20.26%) Windows 7
14 45 (19.82%) vSphere
15 44 (19.38%) Citrix
16 43 (18.94%) DNS
17 41 (18.06%) SAN
18 40 (17.62%) SQL
19 37 (16.30%) HP
20 36 (15.86%) Cisco
21 34 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
21 34 (14.98%) SCCM
22 33 (14.54%) DHCP
23 30 (13.22%) Windows XP
24 27 (11.89%) Linux
25 26 (11.45%) PowerShell
25 26 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
26 25 (11.01%) .NET
27 24 (10.57%) Firewall
28 23 (10.13%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (39.21%) MS Exchange
2 74 (32.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (6.17%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.29%) IBM Notes
5 12 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.85%) IIS
7 10 (4.41%) Lotus Domino
8 9 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (3.08%) Lync
11 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.32%) CMS
12 3 (1.32%) Apache
12 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SalesLogix
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.05%) Office 365
2 10 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.44%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.94%) DNS
2 41 (18.06%) SAN
3 33 (14.54%) DHCP
4 24 (10.57%) Firewall
5 19 (8.37%) LAN
6 12 (5.29%) WAN
7 11 (4.85%) Internet
8 10 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.08%) Wireless
10 6 (2.64%) MPLS
11 5 (2.20%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.76%) VPN
12 4 (1.76%) VLAN
13 3 (1.32%) VoIP
14 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.88%) HTTP
14 2 (0.88%) ADSL
14 2 (0.88%) NAS
14 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (3.52%) MySQL
6 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.32%) Firebird
9 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (9.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.32%) Subversion
4 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Trac
5 1 (0.44%) Hudson
5 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (6.61%) Finance
2 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.32%) Publishing
3 3 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (0.88%) Games
4 2 (0.88%) Legal
4 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
5 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Automotive
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (17.18%) Support Engineer
2 36 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (12.78%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (9.25%) Server Engineer
5 20 (8.81%) Consultant
6 19 (8.37%) Analyst
7 18 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (6.61%) Server Support
8 15 (6.61%) Administrator
9 13 (5.73%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.29%) Developer
10 12 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.85%) Server Support Engineer
12 9 (3.96%) .NET Developer
13 8 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) Network Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
14 7 (3.08%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.08%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.01%) .NET
2 20 (8.81%) WCF
2 20 (8.81%) WPF
3 19 (8.37%) LINQ
4 14 (6.17%) XML
5 10 (4.41%) XSLT
6 9 (3.96%) Web Services
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.44%) Java SE
8 1 (0.44%) XSL
8 1 (0.44%) ODBC
8 1 (0.44%) HTML
8 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.25%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.41%) Replication
3 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.32%) Clustering
4 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
4 2 (0.88%) Online Games
4 2 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.44%) FMCG
5 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.44%) Handset
5 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) NHS
5 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (71.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (42.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (20.26%) Windows 7
5 30 (13.22%) Windows XP
6 27 (11.89%) Linux
7 22 (9.69%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.05%) UNIX
9 8 (3.52%) Debian
9 8 (3.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.64%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.64%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.44%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.44%) SUSE
12 1 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.70%) ITIL
2 22 (9.69%) Migration
3 18 (7.93%) Scrum
3 18 (7.93%) Software Engineering
4 15 (6.61%) Content Management
4 15 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (4.85%) Data Protection
6 9 (3.96%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.08%) Asset Management
8 6 (2.64%) Project Management
8 6 (2.64%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.64%) Validation
8 6 (2.64%) Release Management
8 6 (2.64%) High Availability
8 6 (2.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (2.20%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.20%) Test Scripting
10 4 (1.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (1.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.62%) SQL
2 26 (11.45%) PowerShell
3 23 (10.13%) C#
4 12 (5.29%) Python
5 6 (2.64%) PHP
5 6 (2.64%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.20%) Ruby
7 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.32%) VBScript
7 3 (1.32%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) Korn
9 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.44%) C-shell
9 1 (0.44%) AWK
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) Java
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (10.13%) MCSE
3 11 (4.85%) MCITP
4 10 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.64%) CCNA
7 6 (2.64%) VCDX
7 6 (2.64%) MCTS
8 5 (2.20%) MCSA
9 4 (1.76%) VCAP
9 4 (1.76%) Degree
9 4 (1.76%) VCP5
10 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.32%) MCP
10 3 (1.32%) OCA
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (63.00%) Active Directory
2 64 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (21.59%) Hyper-V
4 45 (19.82%) vSphere
5 20 (8.81%) XenApp
6 10 (4.41%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.64%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.44%) Squid
12 1 (0.44%) UAG
12 1 (0.44%) Nmap
12 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (14.98%) SCCM
2 22 (9.69%) SCOM
3 10 (4.41%) SCVMM
3 10 (4.41%) SCDPM
4 9 (3.96%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.52%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.64%) WSUS
6 6 (2.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.20%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.20%) Cacti
7 5 (2.20%) Nagios
8 3 (1.32%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.32%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.32%) MIIS
9 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (53.74%) VMware
2 82 (36.12%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.38%) Citrix
4 37 (16.30%) HP
5 36 (15.86%) Cisco
6 12 (5.29%) Lotus
7 10 (4.41%) NetApp
8 9 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.96%) Dell
9 7 (3.08%) Oracle
10 6 (2.64%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.20%) Becrypt
11 5 (2.20%) Veeam
11 5 (2.20%) CommVault
11 5 (2.20%) IBM
11 5 (2.20%) Mercator
12 4 (1.76%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.76%) McAfee
12 4 (1.76%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.76%) Lumension
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