The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 60 55 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 25 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.45% 1.94% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.83% 9.13% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 5
Median daily rate £350 £325 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £269 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +7.08% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 283 219 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.72% 21.26% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 93 90
Median daily rate £363 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -11.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Milton Keynes +1 22 £350 +7.69% 5
Windows Server 2012
South East

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (86.00%) Active Directory
3 42 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (74.00%) Windows Server
5 31 (62.00%) SC Cleared
5 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
6 27 (54.00%) Hyper-V
7 25 (50.00%) VMware
8 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (38.00%) Cisco
9 19 (38.00%) ITIL
9 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (30.00%) Skype for Business
12 14 (28.00%) LAN
12 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
12 14 (28.00%) SCCM
13 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
13 13 (26.00%) DNS
13 13 (26.00%) HP
14 12 (24.00%) DHCP
14 12 (24.00%) Change Management
14 12 (24.00%) Unified Communications
14 12 (24.00%) Windows 8
14 12 (24.00%) Virtual Environments
15 11 (22.00%) Data Centre
15 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
15 11 (22.00%) WAN
16 10 (20.00%) CCNP
16 10 (20.00%) MCSA

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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%) Skype for Business
2 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.00%) IIS
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) LAN
2 13 (26.00%) DNS
3 12 (24.00%) DHCP
3 12 (24.00%) Unified Communications
4 11 (22.00%) WAN
5 9 (18.00%) Skype
6 8 (16.00%) Firewall
7 6 (12.00%) SAN
8 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.00%) SMTP
9 2 (4.00%) NAS
10 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.00%) IPsec
10 1 (2.00%) Network Security
10 1 (2.00%) SSL
10 1 (2.00%) Wireless
10 1 (2.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Big Data
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) Wintel Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) NetBackup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Replication
3 4 (8.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (74.00%) Windows Server
4 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (24.00%) Windows 8
6 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.00%) Windows Vista
8 5 (10.00%) Linux
9 4 (8.00%) Android
10 3 (6.00%) Unix
11 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Change Management
2 12 (24.00%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 7 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (14.00%) Service Management
4 6 (12.00%) Patch Management
4 6 (12.00%) Security Patching
4 6 (12.00%) Server Building
5 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.00%) Analytics
6 4 (8.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (8.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) VB
3 4 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) SC Cleared
1 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (20.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (20.00%) MCSA
4 9 (18.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (12.00%) CCNA
6 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) MCSE
7 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 4 (8.00%) MCP
8 2 (4.00%) VCP5
9 1 (2.00%) CCA
9 1 (2.00%) CCAA
9 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (86.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (54.00%) Hyper-V
3 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (12.00%) ISA Server
6 5 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (10.00%) UAG
7 3 (6.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.00%) XenApp
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCCM
2 10 (20.00%) WSUS
3 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
4 6 (12.00%) BladeLogic
4 6 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) AirWatch
5 4 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (6.00%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.00%) AppDNA
7 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) VMware
2 19 (38.00%) Cisco
3 13 (26.00%) HP
3 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.00%) Forcepoint
4 7 (14.00%) Remedy
4 7 (14.00%) Symantec
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) F5
6 4 (8.00%) MobileIron
7 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.00%) Computacenter
9 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.00%) Juniper
9 1 (2.00%) NetApp