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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 91 99 127
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 51 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 0.52% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.76% 2.63% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 0
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£300 £309 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.96% -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
657 419 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.50% 19.66% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 207 301
Average daily rate £325 £316 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 72 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
Gloucestershire - 17 £288 - 5
Wiltshire -3 10 £250 -16.66% 1
Bristol - 10 £356 - 9
Devon -13 4 £250 -
Somerset -19 3 £415 +30.70% 10
Dorset - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (84.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
5 37 (41.11%) VMware
6 35 (38.89%) MS Exchange
7 27 (30.00%) Citrix
8 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 23 (25.56%) vSphere
10 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (21.11%) HP
12 18 (20.00%) XenApp
13 17 (18.89%) Firewall
14 16 (17.78%) Hyper-V
14 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (15.56%) XenDesktop
16 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (14.44%) SLA
17 13 (14.44%) ITIL
17 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
17 13 (14.44%) SCCM
18 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
18 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (13.33%) Lync
18 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
18 12 (13.33%) VMware ESX
19 11 (12.22%) VPN
19 11 (12.22%) DNS
19 11 (12.22%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (13.33%) Lync
5 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (4.44%) IIS
8 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Summit
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Office 365
2 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) Firewall
2 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.22%) VPN
3 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 11 (12.22%) DHCP
4 10 (11.11%) WAN
5 8 (8.89%) LAN
5 8 (8.89%) SAN
6 6 (6.67%) Network Security
7 4 (4.44%) IPv4
7 4 (4.44%) IPv6
8 3 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Consultant
1 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Administrator
3 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.67%) Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) DBA
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Citrix Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Architect
7 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) iPad
2 7 (7.78%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.44%) NHS
4 3 (3.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.22%) Statistics
5 2 (2.22%) Wiki
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (84.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.44%) Linux
7 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.44%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (12.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (7.78%) Data Protection
4 5 (5.56%) Project Management
4 5 (5.56%) Migration
5 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.44%) Security Management
6 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.33%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.33%) Service Management
6 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.22%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.22%) Change Management
7 2 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.78%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.22%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.56%) MCSE
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.56%) vSphere
3 18 (20.00%) XenApp
4 16 (17.78%) Hyper-V
5 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (15.56%) XenDesktop
6 12 (13.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) SCCM
2 11 (12.22%) SCOM
3 7 (7.78%) Backup Exec
3 7 (7.78%) WSUS
4 6 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.56%) HP SIM
5 5 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (5.56%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.33%) SCSM
7 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.11%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (41.11%) VMware
3 27 (30.00%) Citrix
4 19 (21.11%) HP
5 11 (12.22%) Cisco
5 11 (12.22%) Apple
6 8 (8.89%) AppSense
7 7 (7.78%) Symantec
8 6 (6.67%) McAfee
9 5 (5.56%) Oracle
10 4 (4.44%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.33%) EMC
11 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.33%) Avaya
12 2 (2.22%) IBM
12 2 (2.22%) Remedy
12 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.22%) Trustwave
13 1 (1.11%) Lumension
13 1 (1.11%) SAP
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago