The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 66 72
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 38 58 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.79% 2.34% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.20% 10.86% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 25
Median daily rate £325 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £183 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £416 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £58.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.65% +235.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -27.50% -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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 528 534 621
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.84% 21.53% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 286 294
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £511 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 113
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the East of England

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £300 +8.59% 3
Hertfordshire -16 8 £375 +1.69% 4
Essex -17 6 £425 +22.30% 1
Suffolk +4 5 £225 -0.55%
Bedfordshire -5 3 £375 -6.25%
Norfolk -3 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (73.08%) Windows Server
3 50 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 45 (57.69%) Active Directory
6 38 (48.72%) VMware
7 27 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (34.62%) DNS
8 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (28.21%) DHCP
9 22 (28.21%) MS Excel
10 20 (25.64%) Firewall
10 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
11 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
11 19 (24.36%) ITIL
12 18 (23.08%) Windows 7
13 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (20.51%) Linux
14 16 (20.51%) Office 365
15 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
15 15 (19.23%) SCCM
16 14 (17.95%) Citrix
17 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
18 12 (15.38%) Migration
18 12 (15.38%) SQL
18 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
19 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
19 11 (14.10%) Degree
20 10 (12.82%) Finance
20 10 (12.82%) MS Office

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.97%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.13%) IBM Notes
5 4 (5.13%) IIS
5 4 (5.13%) JBoss
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Office 365
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.69%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.85%) SaaS
5 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) DNS
2 22 (28.21%) DHCP
3 20 (25.64%) Firewall
4 10 (12.82%) SAN
4 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.41%) Wireless
6 4 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.13%) LAN
6 4 (5.13%) NAS
7 3 (3.85%) VoIP
7 3 (3.85%) VPN
7 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.56%) ADSL
8 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.56%) Internet
8 2 (2.56%) SMTP
8 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MSI
1 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Front Office
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Consultant
2 12 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Consultant
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.41%) IT Support
5 5 (6.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Office 365 Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) System Design Authority
5 5 (6.41%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) Java EE
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.97%) Clustering
3 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.13%) PKI
6 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.56%) Life Science
6 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.28%) AS400
7 1 (1.28%) CCTV
7 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.28%) LPAR
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (73.08%) Windows Server
3 50 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 16 (20.51%) Linux
7 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
8 9 (11.54%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
11 4 (5.13%) Windows Vista
12 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
12 3 (3.85%) Unix
13 2 (2.56%) Android
13 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
13 2 (2.56%) CentOS
13 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.28%) AIX
14 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Migration
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Defect Management
3 8 (10.26%) Project Management
4 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
5 6 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.41%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.41%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.13%) Service Management
7 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) Java
4 3 (3.85%) C
4 3 (3.85%) VBScript
5 2 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.28%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (14.10%) Degree
4 9 (11.54%) MCITP
5 8 (10.26%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.26%) MCSE
6 6 (7.69%) MCSA
6 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.13%) CCNA
7 4 (5.13%) CCNP
7 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (5.13%) MCTS
8 3 (3.85%) MOS
9 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) JSP 440
2 6 (7.69%) SLA
3 5 (6.41%) GDPR
4 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.97%) XenApp
6 5 (6.41%) vSphere
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.13%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.56%) Firmware
9 2 (2.56%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) SCCM
2 6 (7.69%) WSUS
3 2 (2.56%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.56%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.28%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 38 (48.72%) VMware
3 14 (17.95%) Citrix
4 8 (10.26%) Cisco
4 8 (10.26%) HP
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 7 (8.97%) Apple
6 5 (6.41%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.13%) Dell
7 4 (5.13%) EMC
7 4 (5.13%) Lotus
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle
8 3 (3.85%) IBM
9 2 (2.56%) Acronis
9 2 (2.56%) BMC
9 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.28%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.28%) Extreme Networks