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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 100 90
Rank change year-on-year +27 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 27 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.49% 0.82% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.64% 4.20% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
Median daily rate £343 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £226 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.55% +5.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £20.80
% change year-on-year -23.25% +3.36%  

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 280 452 477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.46% 19.44% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 246 231
Median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 54
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 +15 11 £307 +2.41% 3
Maidenhead +3 4 £360 -
Bracknell - 4 - - 2
Newbury - 2 £268 -
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Windows Server 2012
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (62.00%) VMware
5 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 28 (56.00%) PowerShell
7 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (30.00%) Cisco
8 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
9 14 (28.00%) DNS
10 13 (26.00%) ITIL
11 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (24.00%) WSUS
12 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (22.00%) LAN
12 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (20.00%) Symantec
13 10 (20.00%) DHCP
13 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (20.00%) AirWatch
14 9 (18.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 9 (18.00%) MobileIron
14 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 9 (18.00%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (18.00%) Android
14 9 (18.00%) SMTP
14 9 (18.00%) SQL
14 9 (18.00%) VB

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 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (10.00%) IIS
5 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (8.00%) JBoss
7 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
8 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Office 365
3 6 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.00%) GitHub
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
6 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) HP Helion
6 1 (2.00%) iTunes
6 1 (2.00%) PaaS
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) DNS
2 11 (22.00%) LAN
3 10 (20.00%) DHCP
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (18.00%) SMTP
5 6 (12.00%) Firewall
5 6 (12.00%) Internet
6 5 (10.00%) Skype
7 4 (8.00%) MPLS
7 4 (8.00%) VPN
7 4 (8.00%) WAN
8 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.00%) SSL
9 1 (2.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) NAS
9 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.00%) SAN
9 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Server Support
7 3 (6.00%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Java EE
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
1 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
2 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.00%) Android
6 6 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (6.00%) SUSE
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.00%) CentOS
9 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 9 (18.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (14.00%) Migration
4 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.00%) High Availability
7 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.00%) Build Automation
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) VB
3 5 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) VBScript
5 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) MCSE
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GDPR
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
5 4 (8.00%) XenApp
6 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.00%) Docker
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.00%) vCloud
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) WSUS
2 10 (20.00%) AirWatch
3 9 (18.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (10.00%) SCCM
5 3 (6.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.00%) PowerCLI
6 2 (4.00%) SCOM
7 1 (2.00%) Ansible
7 1 (2.00%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.00%) Puppet
7 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Unicenter
7 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) VMware
2 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.00%) Cisco
4 10 (20.00%) Symantec
5 9 (18.00%) HP
5 9 (18.00%) MobileIron
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.00%) IBM
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.00%) EMC
8 2 (4.00%) F5
8 2 (4.00%) NetApp
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.00%) CA
9 1 (2.00%) CommVault
9 1 (2.00%) Lotus