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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 64 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 90 54 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.71% 1.64% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.55% 7.55% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 7
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£300 £330 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -4.00%
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
717 715 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.56% 21.76% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 407 200
Average daily rate £350 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 84 85
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.62 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +14 27 £325 -10.34% 11
Bristol +10 20 £325 -8.77% 24
Gloucestershire -12 12 £233 -22.50% 6
Devon +15 11 £325 +23.80% 12
Somerset +14 9 - - 11
Dorset - 5 £110 - 12
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 88 (51.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (34.71%) Microsoft
6 56 (32.94%) VMware
7 52 (30.59%) MS Exchange
8 48 (28.24%) Windows 7
9 36 (21.18%) Security Cleared
10 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 34 (20.00%) Migration
11 34 (20.00%) ITIL
12 30 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
13 29 (17.06%) SQL
13 29 (17.06%) DNS
14 28 (16.47%) Hyper-V
15 27 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (15.29%) Citrix
17 25 (14.71%) Linux
18 23 (13.53%) SC Cleared
19 21 (12.35%) DHCP
20 18 (10.59%) Data Protection
21 17 (10.00%) SCCM
21 17 (10.00%) SharePoint
21 17 (10.00%) HP
22 16 (9.41%) MS Excel
22 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
22 16 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2007
23 15 (8.82%) Office 365
23 15 (8.82%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 52 (30.59%) MS Exchange
2 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 16 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (8.82%) Lync
7 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (7.06%) IIS
8 4 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (2.35%) Apache
8 4 (2.35%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.76%) nginx
10 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Agresso
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.82%) Office 365
2 10 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.76%) Symantec.cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.06%) DNS
2 21 (12.35%) DHCP
3 14 (8.24%) SAN
4 10 (5.88%) Firewall
5 9 (5.29%) LAN
6 8 (4.71%) WAN
7 7 (4.12%) Internet
8 6 (3.53%) VPN
9 5 (2.94%) VoIP
10 4 (2.35%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.76%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.76%) LDAP
11 3 (1.76%) Network Security
11 3 (1.76%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.18%) 4G
12 2 (1.18%) MQTT
12 2 (1.18%) WLAN
12 2 (1.18%) Intranet
13 1 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.35%) MarkLogic
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Hudson
1 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (7.06%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.76%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Military
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (15.29%) Support Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (10.59%) Consultant
5 16 (9.41%) Administrator
6 12 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Architect
10 7 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.94%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
13 4 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.12%) Web Services
2 6 (3.53%) .NET
3 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.18%) HTML
3 2 (1.18%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.59%) WCF
4 1 (0.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.53%) Clustering
3 6 (3.53%) PKI
3 6 (3.53%) User Experience
3 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.35%) Replication
5 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.76%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Statistics
6 1 (0.59%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.59%) IVR
6 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (51.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (28.24%) Windows 7
5 25 (14.71%) Linux
6 14 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.88%) UNIX
8 8 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.12%) CentOS
10 5 (2.94%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.35%) Fedora
11 4 (2.35%) Solaris
12 3 (1.76%) Debian
12 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.00%) ITIL
1 34 (20.00%) Migration
2 18 (10.59%) Data Protection
3 11 (6.47%) DevOps
4 10 (5.88%) Time Management
5 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.12%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.12%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.53%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.35%) Identity Management
9 4 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.35%) Application Discovery
10 3 (1.76%) Business Transformation
10 3 (1.76%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.76%) Kanban
10 3 (1.76%) Server Hardening
10 3 (1.76%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (1.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.06%) SQL
2 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.12%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.12%) Python
3 7 (4.12%) Perl
4 3 (1.76%) PHP
4 3 (1.76%) Ruby
5 2 (1.18%) C#
6 1 (0.59%) C
6 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.06%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.35%) Degree
5 3 (1.76%) CCNA
5 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.59%) MCSA
7 1 (0.59%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.59%) MCT
7 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.59%) CCEE
7 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 5 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) TickIT
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.47%) Hyper-V
3 27 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.12%) vSphere
5 7 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.53%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.76%) Postfix
7 3 (1.76%) Samba
7 3 (1.76%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.18%) XenApp
8 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.59%) vCloud
9 1 (0.59%) KVM
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (10.00%) SCCM
2 14 (8.24%) SCOM
3 9 (5.29%) WSUS
4 8 (4.71%) SCVMM
5 7 (4.12%) Puppet
5 7 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.12%) SCOrch
5 7 (4.12%) SCSM
5 7 (4.12%) Ansible
6 6 (3.53%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.35%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.76%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.76%) Nessus
9 3 (1.76%) Salt
9 3 (1.76%) FreeIPA
10 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 59 (34.71%) Microsoft
2 56 (32.94%) VMware
3 26 (15.29%) Citrix
4 17 (10.00%) HP
5 12 (7.06%) Oracle
6 10 (5.88%) Dell
6 10 (5.88%) Symantec
7 9 (5.29%) NetApp
7 9 (5.29%) Cisco
8 8 (4.71%) Lotus
9 6 (3.53%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.94%) EMC
11 4 (2.35%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.35%) Brocade
12 2 (1.18%) Hitachi
12 2 (1.18%) Capita
12 2 (1.18%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.18%) IBM
13 1 (0.59%) Adobe
13 1 (0.59%) Avaya
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