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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 68 129 190
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +61
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 274 136 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.73% 1.46% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.46% 5.96% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 81 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.16 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.02% -2.04%
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
2391 2283 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.85% 24.55% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1148 1074
Average daily rate £355 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 234 243
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +50 90 £363 +20.83% 10
Oxfordshire +15 37 £319 +21.42% 9
Surrey +5 32 £325 +10.63% 22
Berkshire -6 32 £313 -7.06% 15
Buckinghamshire +8 27 £335 +28.84% 5
West Sussex -5 23 £330 +50.00% 4
Kent +6 15 £375 -6.25% 2
East Sussex +6 9 £325 +116.66% 2
Middlesex - 5 £355 -
Sussex - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 491 (100.00%) Windows
2 363 (73.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 289 (58.86%) VMware
4 259 (52.75%) Active Directory
5 220 (44.81%) Microsoft
6 157 (31.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 152 (30.96%) MS Exchange
8 151 (30.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 143 (29.12%) SQL Server
10 130 (26.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 118 (24.03%) SQL
12 110 (22.40%) Citrix
13 104 (21.18%) ITIL
14 98 (19.96%) PowerShell
15 94 (19.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 93 (18.94%) vSphere
17 92 (18.74%) SCCM
18 91 (18.53%) DNS
19 87 (17.72%) HP
20 84 (17.11%) MCSE
21 81 (16.50%) Firewall
22 79 (16.09%) SAN
23 76 (15.48%) IIS
24 75 (15.27%) Exchange Server 2013
25 74 (15.07%) XenApp
26 70 (14.26%) Cisco
27 69 (14.05%) Windows 7
28 64 (13.03%) Security Cleared
28 64 (13.03%) MS Excel
29 63 (12.83%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 152 (30.96%) MS Exchange
2 130 (26.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (15.48%) IIS
4 75 (15.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (10.18%) Lync
6 49 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 38 (7.74%) SharePoint
8 15 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.02%) Apache
10 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.61%) CICS
11 3 (0.61%) TPMS
11 3 (0.61%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 64 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.74%) Office 365
2 26 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.22%) IaaS
5 4 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.61%) SaaS
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) Yammer
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (18.53%) DNS
2 81 (16.50%) Firewall
3 79 (16.09%) SAN
4 56 (11.41%) DHCP
5 42 (8.55%) WAN
6 40 (8.15%) LAN
6 40 (8.15%) TCP/IP
7 26 (5.30%) VPN
8 19 (3.87%) NAS
9 17 (3.46%) NetScaler
9 17 (3.46%) Internet
10 14 (2.85%) MPLS
10 14 (2.85%) Wireless
11 12 (2.44%) VLAN
12 11 (2.24%) Skype
12 11 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
13 10 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.04%) SNMP
14 9 (1.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 51 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (4.89%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (1.63%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.02%) MySQL
12 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.61%) DB2
13 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 14 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.81%) MSI
4 3 (0.61%) Subversion
4 3 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) JIRA
6 1 (0.20%) Ant
6 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.20%) NuGet
6 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (8.35%) Finance
2 15 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.44%) Back Office
4 10 (2.04%) Online Betting
5 8 (1.63%) Military
6 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.22%) Billing
8 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Local Government
9 2 (0.41%) Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 69 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (12.83%) Architect
3 46 (9.37%) Analyst
4 44 (8.96%) Support Engineer
5 43 (8.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 41 (8.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 40 (8.15%) Consultant
8 39 (7.94%) Administrator
9 37 (7.54%) Server Engineer
10 26 (5.30%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
13 19 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (3.46%) Developer
15 15 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (2.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 13 (2.65%) DBA
17 13 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
17 13 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 12 (2.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.96%) .NET
2 15 (3.05%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.24%) jQuery
4 9 (1.83%) Application Packaging
4 9 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.43%) Web Services
6 6 (1.22%) MDX
7 5 (1.02%) HTML
8 4 (0.81%) XML
9 3 (0.61%) SOAP
9 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.61%) boto
10 2 (0.41%) RESTful
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.41%) CSS
10 2 (0.41%) XSL
10 2 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.76%) Clustering
3 13 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.63%) EqualLogic
6 8 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.43%) Replication
8 5 (1.02%) PKI
8 5 (1.02%) NHS
8 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.02%) HP Storage
8 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.02%) User Experience
9 4 (0.81%) EMC VNXe
9 4 (0.81%) Informatics
9 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 491 (100.00%) Windows
2 363 (73.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 151 (30.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (14.05%) Windows 7
5 55 (11.20%) Linux
6 31 (6.31%) Windows 8
7 30 (6.11%) UNIX
8 22 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (3.46%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.44%) HPUX
11 10 (2.04%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.81%) Solaris
13 3 (0.61%) AIX
13 3 (0.61%) SUSE
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.20%) Android
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.18%) ITIL
2 55 (11.20%) Migration
3 24 (4.89%) Configuration Management
4 21 (4.28%) Project Management
4 21 (4.28%) Change Management
5 20 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (4.07%) Load Balancing
5 20 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 19 (3.87%) Technical Architecture
7 18 (3.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (3.05%) Server Building
9 14 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
9 14 (2.85%) CRM
10 13 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (2.65%) Capacity Management
11 12 (2.44%) Problem Management
12 10 (2.04%) Web Development
12 10 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.03%) SQL
2 98 (19.96%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.46%) VBScript
4 16 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.85%) VB
7 10 (2.04%) Perl
8 9 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.43%) C#
10 5 (1.02%) Java
10 5 (1.02%) Python
10 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.02%) Ruby
11 3 (0.61%) Korn
11 3 (0.61%) C
11 3 (0.61%) COBOL
11 3 (0.61%) PHP
12 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (19.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (17.11%) MCSE
3 64 (13.03%) Security Cleared
4 49 (9.98%) SC Cleared
5 32 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (5.50%) CCNA
7 24 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (3.87%) Degree
9 16 (3.26%) MCITP
9 16 (3.26%) MCSA
10 11 (2.24%) MCTS
10 11 (2.24%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.83%) VCP4
12 8 (1.63%) CCNP
13 7 (1.43%) MCP
14 3 (0.61%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.41%) CCA
15 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
16 1 (0.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.07%) SLA
2 8 (1.63%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 259 (52.75%) Active Directory
2 157 (31.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (18.94%) vSphere
4 74 (15.07%) XenApp
5 59 (12.02%) Hyper-V
6 39 (7.94%) VMware ESX
7 30 (6.11%) XenDesktop
8 23 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.05%) DFS Replication
10 13 (2.65%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (2.65%) ISA Server
10 13 (2.65%) XenServer
10 13 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.43%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.22%) NFS
13 4 (0.81%) Samba
13 4 (0.81%) UAG
13 4 (0.81%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 92 (18.74%) SCCM
2 35 (7.13%) SCOM
3 26 (5.30%) WSUS
4 18 (3.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (2.04%) vMotion
6 6 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.22%) Puppet
6 6 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.02%) Foglight
7 5 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.02%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.02%) EMC VPLEX
7 5 (1.02%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.81%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.81%) SCSM
9 3 (0.61%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 289 (58.86%) VMware
2 220 (44.81%) Microsoft
3 110 (22.40%) Citrix
4 87 (17.72%) HP
5 70 (14.26%) Cisco
6 37 (7.54%) Oracle
7 31 (6.31%) Intel
8 25 (5.09%) Dell
9 24 (4.89%) EMC
10 23 (4.68%) IBM
10 23 (4.68%) SolarWinds
11 22 (4.48%) 3PAR
11 22 (4.48%) NetApp
12 21 (4.28%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.04%) Remedy
14 9 (1.83%) F5
14 9 (1.83%) Brocade
15 8 (1.63%) QNAP
15 8 (1.63%) Symantec
15 8 (1.63%) CheckPoint
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