The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 77 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 23 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.27% 1.79% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.39% 8.71% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 15
Median daily rate £363 £253 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.56% -27.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £326 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +96.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.31% -0.46%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 274 505 588
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.08% 20.51% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 299 297
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 39
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £130.90 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Berkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 10 £300 +106.55% 4
Bracknell -5 5 £513 +100.98%
Newbury +2 3 £350 -
Slough +6 2 £394 - 3
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) VMware
3 30 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
5 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
6 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) Citrix
11 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.67%) Clustering
12 8 (16.67%) Firewall
12 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
13 7 (14.58%) vSphere
13 7 (14.58%) Office 365
13 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.58%) Migration
13 7 (14.58%) Linux
13 7 (14.58%) ITIL
14 6 (12.50%) Java
14 6 (12.50%) MCSE
14 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (12.50%) XenApp

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.33%) JBoss
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.58%) Office 365
3 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.17%) GitHub
6 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.08%) IaaS
6 1 (2.08%) iTunes
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 8 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 4 (8.33%) LAN
4 4 (8.33%) SAN
5 3 (6.25%) NAS
5 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.17%) FTP
6 2 (4.17%) Skype
6 2 (4.17%) SMTP
6 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.08%) HTTP
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) IPv4
7 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.08%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Back Office
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Consultant
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Build and Release Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.17%) Android
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) SUSE
7 2 (4.17%) Unix
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) ITIL
1 7 (14.58%) Migration
2 4 (8.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (8.33%) High Availability
3 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
3 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.17%) Build Automation
4 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) Network Design
4 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) MCSE
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) vSphere
4 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.50%) XenApp
5 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.08%) Firmware
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) WSUS
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.17%) vMotion
4 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) VMware
2 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.75%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
4 5 (10.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) Symantec
5 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (6.25%) Dell
6 3 (6.25%) F5
6 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) MobileIron
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.08%) BMC
8 1 (2.08%) CommVault
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) Temenos
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