The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 8 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 20 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.39% 3.10% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 9.76% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.70% -4.00%
Windows Server 2012
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.29% 31.78% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 3
Average daily rate £425 £186 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.18% -17.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.00%
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 Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Watford region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Watford region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Watford region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (81.48%) Hyper-V
4 22 (81.48%) Citrix
5 21 (77.78%) Symantec
5 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
6 20 (74.07%) Terminal Services
6 20 (74.07%) SCCM
6 20 (74.07%) SCOM
6 20 (74.07%) PowerShell
6 20 (74.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 20 (74.07%) Data Centre
7 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) Server Building
9 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
9 5 (18.52%) Change Management
9 5 (18.52%) DHCP
9 5 (18.52%) DNS
9 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
9 5 (18.52%) Build Automation
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) Puppet
10 4 (14.81%) 3PAR
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) Dell
10 4 (14.81%) EMC
10 4 (14.81%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) SCOrch
11 3 (11.11%) Java

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DHCP
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (74.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Celerra
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (3.70%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.70%) Symmetrix
3 1 (3.70%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Server Building
2 5 (18.52%) Build Automation
2 5 (18.52%) Change Management
2 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Hyper-V
2 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 20 (74.07%) Terminal Services
4 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (74.07%) SCCM
1 20 (74.07%) SCOM
1 20 (74.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (14.81%) SCOrch
2 4 (14.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Citrix
2 21 (77.78%) Symantec
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
5 4 (14.81%) 3PAR
5 4 (14.81%) Dell
5 4 (14.81%) EMC
5 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco