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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 97 144 219
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +75
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 177 90 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.91% 1.07% 0.039%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.76% 4.41% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 47 3
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£307 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.86% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 0
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
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
2280 2039 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.59% 24.28% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 916 764
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 246 259
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +25 58 £300 +4.34% 22
Berkshire +3 34 £338 +22.72% 16
Buckinghamshire +15 29 £263 -19.23% 5
Surrey +8 26 £395 +12.85% 6
West Sussex -4 9 £220 -34.81% 7
East Sussex -4 6 - - 5
Oxfordshire -25 5 £475 +52.00% 3
Kent -17 4 £306 +22.50% 7
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 283 (76.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (54.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 188 (50.67%) VMware
5 187 (50.40%) Active Directory
6 186 (50.13%) Microsoft
7 110 (29.65%) MS Exchange
8 109 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 101 (27.22%) Citrix
10 86 (23.18%) Security Cleared
11 80 (21.56%) Windows 7
12 79 (21.29%) ITIL
13 75 (20.22%) SQL
14 73 (19.68%) SAN
15 70 (18.87%) DNS
15 70 (18.87%) Hyper-V
16 68 (18.33%) SQL Server
17 64 (17.25%) SC Cleared
18 63 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
19 61 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 60 (16.17%) HP
20 60 (16.17%) Clustering
21 58 (15.63%) SCCM
22 57 (15.36%) Migration
22 57 (15.36%) MS Excel
23 55 (14.82%) IIS
24 51 (13.75%) SharePoint
25 50 (13.48%) Linux
25 50 (13.48%) MCSE
25 50 (13.48%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 110 (29.65%) MS Exchange
2 63 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (14.82%) IIS
4 51 (13.75%) SharePoint
5 33 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (7.82%) Lync
7 28 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (2.96%) Apache
12 9 (2.43%) OpenStack
13 8 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (2.16%) IBM Notes
14 7 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.89%) GlassFish
15 5 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
18 2 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 57 (15.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) assyst
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.54%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.66%) Office 365
2 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.89%) IaaS
5 5 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.08%) SaaS
6 4 (1.08%) PaaS
7 3 (0.81%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 73 (19.68%) SAN
2 70 (18.87%) DNS
3 43 (11.59%) TCP/IP
3 43 (11.59%) DHCP
4 35 (9.43%) LAN
5 33 (8.89%) Firewall
6 30 (8.09%) WAN
7 26 (7.01%) Internet
8 19 (5.12%) SSL
9 13 (3.50%) NAS
10 12 (3.23%) VPN
11 11 (2.96%) IP Telephony
12 10 (2.70%) VoIP
13 9 (2.43%) PBX
14 8 (2.16%) SMTP
15 6 (1.62%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (1.62%) FTP
15 6 (1.62%) MPLS
16 5 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.23%) MySQL
6 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (1.89%) StarTeam
2 5 (1.35%) MSI
3 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
General
1 38 (10.24%) Finance
2 10 (2.70%) Banking
2 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.62%) Back Office
4 4 (1.08%) Retail
4 4 (1.08%) Legal
5 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.54%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.27%) Games
7 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (11.86%) Support Engineer
3 39 (10.51%) Server Engineer
4 37 (9.97%) Analyst
5 29 (7.82%) Administrator
6 24 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (5.93%) Consultant
8 21 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
9 16 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.31%) Support Analyst
10 14 (3.77%) Architect
11 13 (3.50%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.96%) Server Support
13 10 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Citrix Consultant
14 9 (2.43%) VoIP Engineer
14 9 (2.43%) IT Support
15 8 (2.16%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.66%) .NET
2 12 (3.23%) HTML
3 11 (2.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.16%) Flash
5 7 (1.89%) LAMP
5 7 (1.89%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.62%) Web Services
7 5 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.08%) XML
9 3 (0.81%) COM+
9 3 (0.81%) CSS
9 3 (0.81%) JSP
10 2 (0.54%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.54%) Middleware
11 1 (0.27%) WinForms
11 1 (0.27%) WSDL
11 1 (0.27%) COM
11 1 (0.27%) SOAP
11 1 (0.27%) XSL
11 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.17%) Clustering
2 17 (4.58%) Blackberry
2 17 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.43%) IVR
4 9 (2.43%) Replication
4 9 (2.43%) Open Source
5 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.89%) User Experience
6 7 (1.89%) CLARiiON
6 7 (1.89%) PKI
7 6 (1.62%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.35%) CMDB
9 4 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.81%) HACMP
10 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 283 (76.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (54.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (21.56%) Windows 7
5 50 (13.48%) Linux
6 32 (8.63%) Windows XP
7 31 (8.36%) Windows 8
8 26 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (6.47%) UNIX
10 16 (4.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (3.23%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.89%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.08%) AIX
14 3 (0.81%) Solaris
14 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.54%) CentOS
16 1 (0.27%) VMS
16 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.29%) ITIL
2 57 (15.36%) Migration
3 37 (9.97%) Change Management
4 32 (8.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (8.09%) Configuration Management
6 14 (3.77%) Service Management
6 14 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 13 (3.50%) ITIL V3
8 12 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (2.96%) Change Control
10 10 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (2.70%) Project Management
10 10 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (2.43%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.16%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.16%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.16%) Problem Management
12 8 (2.16%) Fault Management
12 8 (2.16%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.22%) SQL
2 50 (13.48%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.93%) VBScript
4 14 (3.77%) VB
5 12 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.70%) Java
7 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.35%) C#
9 5 (1.35%) PHP
10 4 (1.08%) Perl
11 3 (0.81%) Python
12 2 (0.54%) C
13 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (23.18%) Security Cleared
2 64 (17.25%) SC Cleared
3 61 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (13.48%) MCSE
5 21 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.39%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.85%) CCNA
8 13 (3.50%) Degree
8 13 (3.50%) MCITP
9 12 (3.23%) MCP
10 10 (2.70%) RHCSA
11 8 (2.16%) MCSA
12 7 (1.89%) RHCE
12 7 (1.89%) RHCA
13 6 (1.62%) MCTS
14 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.81%) CCNP
15 3 (0.81%) HNC
15 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 187 (50.40%) Active Directory
2 109 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (18.87%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.97%) vSphere
5 34 (9.16%) XenApp
6 32 (8.63%) VMware ESX
7 25 (6.74%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 14 (3.77%) Terminal Services
9 14 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (3.50%) ISA Server
11 10 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.62%) UAG
12 6 (1.62%) XenServer
13 4 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.81%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (15.63%) SCCM
2 25 (6.74%) SCOM
3 14 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.70%) WSUS
4 10 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.43%) BladeLogic
6 8 (2.16%) ARCserve
7 7 (1.89%) XenMobile
7 7 (1.89%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (1.08%) HP SIM
10 4 (1.08%) Nagios
10 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.81%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 188 (50.67%) VMware
2 186 (50.13%) Microsoft
3 101 (27.22%) Citrix
4 60 (16.17%) HP
5 42 (11.32%) Cisco
6 30 (8.09%) Red Hat
7 22 (5.93%) IBM
8 21 (5.66%) Symantec
9 19 (5.12%) Oracle
10 18 (4.85%) McAfee
10 18 (4.85%) 3PAR
11 17 (4.58%) Remedy
12 16 (4.31%) EMC
13 15 (4.04%) NetApp
14 11 (2.96%) Altiris
15 8 (2.16%) Dell
15 8 (2.16%) Lotus
15 8 (2.16%) Intel
15 8 (2.16%) CA
16 7 (1.89%) Adobe
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.50 - £13.80 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham Berkshire
Vadis People
Rate: £375-425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Havant
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £20 - £24 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago