The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 68 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 81 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.78% 1.20% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.96% 5.74% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 16
Average daily rate £325 £250 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.30 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £19.95 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +24.24%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
625 662 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.42% 20.88% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 364 270
Average daily rate £345 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 71
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South West region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South West region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +21 40 £340 +22.52% 8
Bristol +12 17 £350 +47.36% 5
Gloucestershire +10 10 £308 +92.18% 7
Somerset +7 6 £325 +195.45% 4
Devon -2 6 £188 -25.00%
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (65.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (62.35%) Windows Server
4 87 (53.70%) Active Directory
5 83 (51.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (48.77%) VMware
7 75 (46.30%) Microsoft
8 55 (33.95%) MS Exchange
9 42 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (23.46%) ITIL
11 36 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 33 (20.37%) Windows 7
14 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
14 31 (19.14%) SAN
15 30 (18.52%) DNS
16 27 (16.67%) Migration
17 26 (16.05%) vSphere
18 25 (15.43%) DHCP
18 25 (15.43%) HP
19 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
20 21 (12.96%) NetApp
21 20 (12.35%) Finance
21 20 (12.35%) Linux
22 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
23 18 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
23 18 (11.11%) MS Office
23 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 18 (11.11%) Data Centre
24 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 55 (33.95%) MS Exchange
2 36 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (8.02%) IIS
7 8 (4.94%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.23%) Apache
10 2 (1.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.62%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (11.11%) MS Office
2 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.64%) Office 365
2 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.14%) SAN
2 30 (18.52%) DNS
3 25 (15.43%) DHCP
4 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.88%) Firewall
6 14 (8.64%) Internet
7 10 (6.17%) LAN
8 8 (4.94%) Kerberos
8 8 (4.94%) LDAP
8 8 (4.94%) Skype
8 8 (4.94%) WAN
9 7 (4.32%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.70%) VoIP
11 4 (2.47%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.85%) NAS
13 2 (1.23%) 4G
13 2 (1.23%) Intranet
13 2 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.23%) VLAN
13 2 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.62%) MS Access
5 1 (0.62%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.62%) JIRA
1 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
4 2 (1.23%) Military
5 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.73%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (11.73%) Analyst
3 16 (9.88%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.88%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (6.79%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Administrator
7 8 (4.94%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Architect
9 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Server Support
9 6 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) .NET
2 4 (2.47%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.47%) Web Services
3 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.85%) HTML
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) WCF
4 2 (1.23%) WPF
5 1 (0.62%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.79%) Replication
4 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.09%) Clustering
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.85%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.62%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (65.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (62.35%) Windows Server
4 83 (51.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 20 (12.35%) Linux
7 12 (7.41%) Unix
8 11 (6.79%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.47%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.46%) ITIL
2 27 (16.67%) Migration
3 14 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.79%) Service Delivery
5 10 (6.17%) Data Protection
5 10 (6.17%) DevOps
6 9 (5.56%) Time Management
7 8 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.94%) CAD
7 8 (4.94%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.32%) PRINCE
8 7 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.70%) Server Building
10 5 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.47%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.47%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (1.85%) Security Hardening
12 3 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.64%) SQL
3 3 (1.85%) C
3 3 (1.85%) C#
4 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.23%) Perl
4 2 (1.23%) Python
5 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.26%) MCSE
5 11 (6.79%) MCSA
5 11 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.09%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.47%) Degree
8 3 (1.85%) CCNA
8 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.85%) MCITP
9 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) CCDA
9 1 (0.62%) CCNP
9 1 (0.62%) MCP
9 1 (0.62%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) SLA
2 5 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.09%) QA
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) Def Stans
System Software
1 87 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 42 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.05%) vSphere
4 15 (9.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.79%) VMware ESX
6 9 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.85%) XenApp
7 3 (1.85%) XenServer
8 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (10.49%) SCCM
2 10 (6.17%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.17%) WSUS
3 8 (4.94%) FreeIPA
4 3 (1.85%) Nessus
5 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.23%) OpenView
6 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.62%) SCOM
6 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (48.77%) VMware
2 75 (46.30%) Microsoft
3 25 (15.43%) HP
4 21 (12.96%) NetApp
5 16 (9.88%) Cisco
5 16 (9.88%) Citrix
6 11 (6.79%) EMC
7 8 (4.94%) Sophos
8 7 (4.32%) Dell
9 4 (2.47%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.47%) Hitachi
9 4 (2.47%) Lotus
9 4 (2.47%) Symantec
10 3 (1.85%) Forcepoint
10 3 (1.85%) Oracle
10 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.85%) Sun
10 3 (1.85%) Wyse
11 2 (1.23%) IBM
11 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds
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