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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 66 102 122
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 74 40 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.41% 1.26% 0.088%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.53% 5.87% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £263 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £130 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £18.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+9.10% +0.21%
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
642 681 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.91% 21.37% 24.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 353 294
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £144 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 83 85
Average hourly rate £16.91 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £11.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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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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 +15 19 £413 +70.10% 11
Bristol +20 17 £263 -32.21% 11
Gloucestershire -11 16 £450 +157.14% 4
Somerset +7 8 £225 -40.00% 1
Dorset +2 7 £450 +12.35% 7
Devon +7 4 £225 -10.00% 3
Cornwall - 1 £350 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (60.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
5 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
6 43 (39.09%) VMware
7 29 (26.36%) MS Exchange
8 27 (24.55%) SQL
9 24 (21.82%) Citrix
10 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (16.36%) Hyper-V
11 18 (16.36%) Windows 7
11 18 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (15.45%) Firewall
13 16 (14.55%) DNS
14 15 (13.64%) ITIL
14 15 (13.64%) SharePoint
15 14 (12.73%) Windows XP
15 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
16 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
16 13 (11.82%) Migration
17 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.91%) Cisco
17 12 (10.91%) SCCM
17 12 (10.91%) Lync
18 11 (10.00%) Windows 8
18 11 (10.00%) SCOM
18 11 (10.00%) VPN
19 10 (9.09%) WAN
19 10 (9.09%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 29 (26.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 12 (10.91%) Lync
5 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (5.45%) IIS
8 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.73%) nginx
9 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.73%) Apache
10 1 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) MS Office
1 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.45%) Firewall
2 16 (14.55%) DNS
3 11 (10.00%) VPN
4 10 (9.09%) WAN
4 10 (9.09%) DHCP
4 10 (9.09%) LAN
5 9 (8.18%) SAN
6 8 (7.27%) VoIP
7 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.36%) Internet
8 6 (5.45%) MPLS
9 5 (4.55%) Wireless
10 4 (3.64%) WLAN
10 4 (3.64%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.64%) VLAN
11 3 (2.73%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.91%) Network Security
12 1 (0.91%) NAS
12 1 (0.91%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Hudson
1 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.36%) Finance
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Back Office
4 2 (1.82%) Law
4 2 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Consultant
2 19 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (16.36%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.27%) Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.36%) Administrator
7 6 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) DBA
8 5 (4.55%) Senior DBA
9 4 (3.64%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Architect
10 3 (2.73%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.91%) Middleware
1 1 (0.91%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.45%) PKI
4 5 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Clustering
5 4 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.73%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.82%) Handset
7 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (60.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.73%) Windows XP
6 11 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (7.27%) Linux
8 5 (4.55%) UNIX
9 3 (2.73%) CentOS
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.73%) Debian
9 3 (2.73%) Solaris
10 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) ITIL
2 13 (11.82%) Migration
3 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (4.55%) Database Security
5 5 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (4.55%) ETL
6 4 (3.64%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.64%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.64%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.73%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.73%) DevOps
7 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.73%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.82%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.82%) People Management
8 2 (1.82%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.55%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.73%) Ruby
2 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.73%) Perl
2 3 (2.73%) PHP
2 3 (2.73%) Python
3 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) MCSE
3 9 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.36%) CCNA
5 6 (5.45%) Degree
6 2 (1.82%) ISEB
6 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.36%) vSphere
5 5 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.64%) XenApp
6 4 (3.64%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.73%) Postfix
7 3 (2.73%) Samba
7 3 (2.73%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.82%) UAG
8 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.91%) XenServer
9 1 (0.91%) vCloud
9 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.73%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.73%) WSUS
5 3 (2.73%) Nessus
5 3 (2.73%) Puppet
5 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.73%) Ansible
5 3 (2.73%) Salt
5 3 (2.73%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.91%) SCSM
6 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.91%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.91%) MOM
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.09%) VMware
3 24 (21.82%) Citrix
4 12 (10.91%) Cisco
5 10 (9.09%) Symantec
6 9 (8.18%) HP
7 8 (7.27%) Dell
7 8 (7.27%) Avaya
8 5 (4.55%) SonicWALL
8 5 (4.55%) Lotus
9 4 (3.64%) McAfee
9 4 (3.64%) IBM
9 4 (3.64%) Juniper
9 4 (3.64%) Polycom
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle
10 3 (2.73%) NetApp
11 2 (1.82%) Adobe
11 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.82%) AppSense
11 2 (1.82%) Sophos
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