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 28 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 67 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 24 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.36% 1.04% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.66% 4.98% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 18
Median daily rate £375 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £449 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +2.38%  

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 277 201 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.24% 20.87% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 107
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £22.70 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 28 June 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 28 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
Milton Keynes +1 20 £469 +29.31% 5
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Marlow - 1 £305 - 1
Windows Server 2012
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 38 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (72.92%) Windows Server
4 29 (60.42%) SC Cleared
4 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
5 28 (58.33%) ITIL
6 27 (56.25%) VMware
7 25 (52.08%) Hyper-V
8 23 (47.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
9 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
12 17 (35.42%) SQL
13 16 (33.33%) Change Management
14 15 (31.25%) Linux
14 15 (31.25%) HP
14 15 (31.25%) Citrix
15 13 (27.08%) Service Management
15 13 (27.08%) Unix
16 12 (25.00%) MCP
16 12 (25.00%) MCSE
16 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (25.00%) SCCM
17 11 (22.92%) SLA
17 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (20.83%) Windows 8
18 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
18 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (20.83%) IIS
1 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
1 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
1 9 (18.75%) LAN
2 8 (16.67%) WAN
3 7 (14.58%) BIG-IP
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) ADSL
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) MPLS
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
1 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (10.42%) Deployment Specialist
3 5 (10.42%) Messaging Specialist
3 5 (10.42%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Architect
4 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Communications Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Release Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Replication
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (72.92%) Windows Server
4 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (31.25%) Linux
6 13 (27.08%) Unix
7 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 10 (20.83%) Windows 8
8 7 (14.58%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) ITIL
2 18 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
3 16 (33.33%) Change Management
4 13 (27.08%) Service Management
5 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 9 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 7 (14.58%) ITSM
7 6 (12.50%) DevOps
7 6 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 6 (12.50%) Security Patching
7 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
8 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
10 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.25%) Time Management
11 2 (4.17%) Migration
11 2 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) VBScript
4 4 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) SC Cleared
1 29 (60.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (25.00%) MCP
3 12 (25.00%) MCSE
4 10 (20.83%) DV Cleared
5 6 (12.50%) CCNA
5 6 (12.50%) CCNP
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.50%) MCSA
5 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.08%) GSAE
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 25 (52.08%) Hyper-V
3 23 (47.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (20.83%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (10.42%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (10.42%) ISA Server
5 5 (10.42%) UAG
6 3 (6.25%) XenApp
7 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.17%) vSphere
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 6 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (12.50%) WSUS
3 3 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) OpenView
4 2 (4.17%) OVSD
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Ansible
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Citrix
2 15 (31.25%) HP
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco
5 7 (14.58%) F5
5 7 (14.58%) Remedy
5 7 (14.58%) ServiceNow
6 6 (12.50%) Forcepoint
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
9 1 (2.08%) AppSense
9 1 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) Juniper
9 1 (2.08%) Lumension
9 1 (2.08%) McAfee
9 1 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas
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