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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 60 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 80 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.59% 1.12% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.18% 5.37% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £130 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £398 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 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 £20.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+0.92% +8.34%
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
657 633 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.26% 20.93% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 359 267
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 83 78
Average hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 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 28 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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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
Bristol +23 23 £250 -28.57% 17
Gloucestershire -5 17 £450 +157.14% 8
Wiltshire +12 16 £375 +54.63% 12
Somerset +22 13 £225 -40.00% 5
Devon -4 4 - - 3
Dorset -2 3 £450 +12.35% 7
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (70.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (60.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
5 48 (39.67%) VMware
6 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
7 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
8 31 (25.62%) SQL
9 26 (21.49%) Citrix
10 24 (19.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (17.36%) Windows 7
11 21 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (16.53%) Migration
12 20 (16.53%) Hyper-V
13 18 (14.88%) ITIL
13 18 (14.88%) Windows XP
14 16 (13.22%) SharePoint
14 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
15 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (11.57%) DNS
17 13 (10.74%) Firewall
17 13 (10.74%) SAN
17 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
17 13 (10.74%) SCCM
17 13 (10.74%) Windows 8
18 12 (9.92%) MS Excel
19 11 (9.09%) SCOM
20 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
20 10 (8.26%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
2 24 (19.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (13.22%) SharePoint
4 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.44%) Lync
6 7 (5.79%) IIS
6 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.31%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.48%) Apache
9 3 (2.48%) nginx
10 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.83%) JBoss
10 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) DNS
2 13 (10.74%) Firewall
2 13 (10.74%) SAN
3 9 (7.44%) VPN
4 8 (6.61%) WAN
4 8 (6.61%) DHCP
4 8 (6.61%) LAN
5 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.96%) VoIP
6 5 (4.13%) Internet
7 4 (3.31%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.31%) MPLS
8 3 (2.48%) Wireless
8 3 (2.48%) VLAN
8 3 (2.48%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.65%) WLAN
10 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Hudson
1 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 3 (2.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Back Office
5 2 (1.65%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.53%) Consultant
3 19 (15.70%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.44%) Administrator
5 9 (7.44%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.61%) Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.96%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) DBA
9 5 (4.13%) Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Senior DBA
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.48%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
1 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.44%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Clustering
4 6 (4.96%) PKI
5 5 (4.13%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) IVR
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (70.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (60.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (17.36%) Windows 7
5 18 (14.88%) Windows XP
6 13 (10.74%) Windows 8
7 10 (8.26%) Linux
8 6 (4.96%) UNIX
9 4 (3.31%) CentOS
9 4 (3.31%) Solaris
10 3 (2.48%) Debian
10 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.83%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) Migration
2 18 (14.88%) ITIL
3 9 (7.44%) Configuration Management
4 6 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.13%) ETL
5 5 (4.13%) Database Security
5 5 (4.13%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (4.13%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.31%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.31%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.48%) Server Hardening
7 3 (2.48%) Business Transformation
7 3 (2.48%) DevOps
7 3 (2.48%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.48%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (2.48%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (1.65%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.65%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.65%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) SQL
2 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.31%) Python
2 4 (3.31%) Perl
3 3 (2.48%) PHP
3 3 (2.48%) Ruby
4 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.61%) MCSE
3 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.13%) CCNA
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
6 1 (0.83%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) MCT
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CCEE
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.61%) vSphere
5 6 (4.96%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.31%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.48%) Samba
8 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.48%) XenApp
8 3 (2.48%) Postfix
9 2 (1.65%) UAG
9 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.83%) vCloud
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) SCCM
2 11 (9.09%) SCOM
3 5 (4.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.31%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.31%) Puppet
4 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.31%) Ansible
5 3 (2.48%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.48%) Salt
5 3 (2.48%) Nessus
5 3 (2.48%) WSUS
6 2 (1.65%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.83%) MOM
7 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 48 (39.67%) VMware
2 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
3 26 (21.49%) Citrix
4 10 (8.26%) HP
5 9 (7.44%) Cisco
6 8 (6.61%) Dell
6 8 (6.61%) Symantec
7 7 (5.79%) Lotus
8 6 (4.96%) Avaya
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle
9 3 (2.48%) NetApp
9 3 (2.48%) IBM
9 3 (2.48%) Brocade
10 2 (1.65%) Polycom
10 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.65%) Capita
10 2 (1.65%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.65%) AppSense
10 2 (1.65%) Adobe
10 2 (1.65%) Juniper
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