The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 100 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 44 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 0.043% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.20% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate £288 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £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 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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 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
Gloucestershire - 16 £175 - 2
Wiltshire - 10 £275 - 3
Dorset - 6 £401 - 3
Somerset -5 5 £375 +114.28% 4
Bristol - 3 £425 - 4
Devon - 2 £250 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 44 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (45.83%) MS Exchange
6 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (34.72%) VMware
7 19 (26.39%) SCCM
8 18 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.83%) HP
10 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
12 13 (18.06%) SAN
12 13 (18.06%) Firewall
13 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
14 11 (15.28%) Cisco
15 10 (13.89%) ITIL
15 10 (13.89%) Citrix
15 10 (13.89%) Lync
15 10 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (13.89%) Office 365
15 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 9 (12.50%) Finance
17 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
17 8 (11.11%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 33 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) Lync
2 10 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.33%) IIS
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) SAN
1 13 (18.06%) Firewall
2 7 (9.72%) DHCP
2 7 (9.72%) DNS
3 6 (8.33%) Network Security
3 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.56%) FTP
5 3 (4.17%) VPN
6 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.78%) NAS
7 1 (1.39%) Internet
7 1 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Consultant
1 11 (15.28%) Server Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
5 4 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Architect
6 3 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.17%) DBA
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Service Design Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Technical Assurance Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.17%) Wiki
2 3 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.39%) DTV
3 1 (1.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) iPhone
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.17%) Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
3 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.94%) Security Management
3 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.17%) Project Management
5 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.17%) Migration
5 3 (4.17%) Release Management
5 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.78%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.78%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.78%) Change Management
6 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) XQuery
3 1 (1.39%) VB
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.72%) MCSE
5 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.17%) MCITP
7 2 (2.78%) MCDST
7 2 (2.78%) MCSA
7 2 (2.78%) CCNA
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.72%) vSphere
5 4 (5.56%) XenApp
6 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.78%) vCloud
7 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) SCOrch
2 7 (9.72%) SCOM
3 6 (8.33%) WSUS
4 5 (6.94%) SCSM
5 3 (4.17%) ARCserve
5 3 (4.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.78%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) VMware
3 15 (20.83%) HP
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco
5 10 (13.89%) Citrix
6 5 (6.94%) 3PAR
7 4 (5.56%) Dell
8 3 (4.17%) Apple
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle
8 3 (4.17%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.17%) AppSense
9 2 (2.78%) Trustwave
9 2 (2.78%) Veeam
9 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.78%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.78%) IBM
9 2 (2.78%) Avaya
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.78%) EMC
10 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
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