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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 91 94 130
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 51 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 0.67% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.45% 3.60% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 0
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£328 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £280
% change year-on-year
- +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
685 417 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.59% 18.68% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 204 299
Average daily rate £338 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 97
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 +1 14 £363 +20.83% 2
Gloucestershire -9 14 £300 - 1
Bristol -12 8 £356 - 7
Devon -9 5 £263 -
Somerset -16 3 £415 +30.70% 14
Dorset - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (88.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (44.19%) VMware
4 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
5 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
6 29 (33.72%) Citrix
7 27 (31.40%) MS Exchange
8 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
9 24 (27.91%) vSphere
10 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (23.26%) XenApp
12 18 (20.93%) Firewall
13 16 (18.60%) XenDesktop
13 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (16.28%) HP
16 13 (15.12%) DHCP
16 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
16 13 (15.12%) DNS
16 13 (15.12%) VMware ESX
16 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
16 13 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (13.95%) SCCM
17 12 (13.95%) Windows 7
17 12 (13.95%) VPN
17 12 (13.95%) SLA
18 11 (12.79%) WAN
18 11 (12.79%) Web Services
18 11 (12.79%) Apple
18 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (31.40%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.14%) Lync
6 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.49%) IIS
8 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (12.79%) Office 365
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) DHCP
2 13 (15.12%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.12%) DNS
3 12 (13.95%) VPN
4 11 (12.79%) WAN
5 9 (10.47%) LAN
6 4 (4.65%) Network Security
6 4 (4.65%) IPv4
6 4 (4.65%) IPv6
7 2 (2.33%) SAN
7 2 (2.33%) Internet
7 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
General
1 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Consultant
2 13 (15.12%) Administrator
2 13 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Citrix Consultant
5 6 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) DBA
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Web Services
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.33%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) iPad
2 8 (9.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.49%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (88.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.49%) Linux
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
1 11 (12.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 10 (11.63%) ITIL
3 5 (5.81%) Project Management
4 4 (4.65%) Migration
5 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.49%) Service Management
5 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.16%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.16%) Information Security
7 1 (1.16%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.16%) Requirements Management
7 1 (1.16%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.16%) Network Management
7 1 (1.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.63%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.81%) MCSE
6 2 (2.33%) MCP
6 2 (2.33%) CISSP
6 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 37 (43.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) vSphere
3 20 (23.26%) XenApp
4 16 (18.60%) XenDesktop
5 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (15.12%) VMware ESX
7 11 (12.79%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.16%) XenServer
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) SCOM
3 7 (8.14%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.14%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.98%) HP SIM
4 6 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (6.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (4.65%) WSUS
6 1 (1.16%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) VMware
2 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 29 (33.72%) Citrix
4 14 (16.28%) HP
5 11 (12.79%) Apple
6 9 (10.47%) AppSense
7 8 (9.30%) Symantec
8 7 (8.14%) Cisco
9 6 (6.98%) McAfee
10 5 (5.81%) Oracle
11 3 (3.49%) Avaya
11 3 (3.49%) EMC
12 2 (2.33%) Trustwave
12 2 (2.33%) IBM
12 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.33%) Remedy
13 1 (1.16%) NetApp
13 1 (1.16%) Dell
13 1 (1.16%) SAP
13 1 (1.16%) Lumension