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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 70 94 108
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 75 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.43% 1.29% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.13% 5.89% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 3
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£325 £263 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -47.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £331 £306
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.84 £26.75 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% +55.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -25.00%
Windows Server 2012
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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
674 628 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.87% 21.89% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 346 219
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 88 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £39.45 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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
Wiltshire +19 21 £343 +19.65% 5
Somerset +31 20 £225 - 3
Bristol +6 14 £275 -22.80% 8
Gloucestershire -6 10 £450 +94.59% 6
Dorset -1 3 £230 -42.57% 5
Devon -6 2 £168 -33.00% 3
Cornwall - 2 £338 - 1
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (69.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (59.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (54.36%) Active Directory
5 60 (40.27%) VMware
6 57 (38.26%) Microsoft
7 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
8 37 (24.83%) SQL
9 36 (24.16%) Windows 7
10 32 (21.48%) Citrix
11 28 (18.79%) Hyper-V
12 27 (18.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (18.12%) Migration
13 25 (16.78%) ITIL
13 25 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (14.77%) Security Cleared
15 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.09%) Windows XP
16 20 (13.42%) DNS
17 19 (12.75%) SharePoint
18 18 (12.08%) SCCM
18 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2007
19 16 (10.74%) SCOM
19 16 (10.74%) SC Cleared
20 15 (10.07%) Lync
21 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
21 14 (9.40%) DHCP
21 14 (9.40%) SAN
22 13 (8.72%) Linux
22 13 (8.72%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 42 (28.19%) MS Exchange
2 27 (18.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (12.75%) SharePoint
4 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (10.07%) Lync
6 13 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (6.04%) IIS
8 7 (4.70%) IBM Notes
9 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.68%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
11 3 (2.01%) Apache
11 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.01%) nginx
12 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.67%) JBoss
13 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Agresso
1 1 (0.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) Office 365
2 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.42%) DNS
2 14 (9.40%) SAN
2 14 (9.40%) DHCP
3 12 (8.05%) Firewall
4 9 (6.04%) VPN
5 8 (5.37%) WAN
5 8 (5.37%) LAN
6 5 (3.36%) VoIP
6 5 (3.36%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.68%) Internet
8 3 (2.01%) MPLS
9 2 (1.34%) WLAN
9 2 (1.34%) VLAN
9 2 (1.34%) Wireless
9 2 (1.34%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.67%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.67%) Network Security
10 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.68%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Hudson
1 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
1 9 (6.04%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.34%) Back Office
4 2 (1.34%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (16.11%) Support Engineer
3 21 (14.09%) Consultant
4 18 (12.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) Administrator
6 10 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Architect
8 6 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Senior DBA
9 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) DBA
9 5 (3.36%) Server Engineer
10 4 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) Web Services
2 2 (1.34%) Middleware
2 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.34%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.67%) WCF
3 1 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.04%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.70%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.03%) Clustering
4 6 (4.03%) PKI
5 5 (3.36%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (3.36%) User Experience
6 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (69.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (59.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (24.16%) Windows 7
5 21 (14.09%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.72%) Linux
6 13 (8.72%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.70%) CentOS
7 7 (4.70%) UNIX
8 4 (2.68%) Solaris
8 4 (2.68%) Fedora
9 3 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.01%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.12%) Migration
2 25 (16.78%) ITIL
3 11 (7.38%) Data Protection
4 8 (5.37%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.36%) Database Security
6 5 (3.36%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (3.36%) ETL
7 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.68%) Identity Management
7 4 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.68%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.01%) Server Hardening
8 3 (2.01%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (2.01%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.01%) Business Transformation
8 3 (2.01%) DevOps
8 3 (2.01%) WFM
8 3 (2.01%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.01%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.83%) SQL
2 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.70%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.70%) Python
3 7 (4.70%) Perl
4 3 (2.01%) PHP
4 3 (2.01%) Ruby
5 2 (1.34%) C#
6 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.03%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.03%) MCSE
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.68%) Degree
5 4 (2.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.67%) MCSA
6 1 (0.67%) MCT
6 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.67%) MCITP
6 1 (0.67%) CCEE
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (54.36%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.79%) Hyper-V
3 25 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.37%) vSphere
7 5 (3.36%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (3.36%) DFS Replication
7 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.68%) XenApp
8 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.01%) Postfix
9 3 (2.01%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.01%) Samba
10 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.34%) UAG
11 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) SCCM
2 16 (10.74%) SCOM
3 11 (7.38%) WSUS
4 9 (6.04%) SCVMM
5 7 (4.70%) Puppet
5 7 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.70%) Ansible
6 6 (4.03%) SCOrch
6 6 (4.03%) SCSM
7 5 (3.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.68%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.68%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.01%) Nessus
9 3 (2.01%) SCDPM
9 3 (2.01%) Salt
10 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.34%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 60 (40.27%) VMware
2 57 (38.26%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.48%) Citrix
4 12 (8.05%) Lotus
5 11 (7.38%) HP
5 11 (7.38%) Oracle
6 9 (6.04%) Cisco
6 9 (6.04%) Dell
7 7 (4.70%) Symantec
8 5 (3.36%) NetApp
8 5 (3.36%) Avaya
9 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.68%) Brocade
10 3 (2.01%) IBM
11 2 (1.34%) Adobe
11 2 (1.34%) Juniper
11 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.34%) AppSense
11 2 (1.34%) Capita
11 2 (1.34%) SonicWALL
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