The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 27 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.03% 2.44% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.49% 8.03% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Median daily rate £153 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.16% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £268 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £312 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 87 137 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.36% 30.38% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 83
Median daily rate £173 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.74% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucester -4 3 £113 -56.73% 1
Cheltenham +5 2 £153 -
Cirencester - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2012
South West

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (72.00%) VMware
4 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (36.00%) DHCP
8 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
9 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (32.00%) DBS Check
9 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (32.00%) DNS
10 7 (28.00%) Citrix
10 7 (28.00%) Time Management
10 7 (28.00%) Network Management
11 6 (24.00%) SLA
11 6 (24.00%) LAN
11 6 (24.00%) MS Office
11 6 (24.00%) Apple
11 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
11 6 (24.00%) Firewall
12 5 (20.00%) Wireless
12 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (20.00%) WAN
12 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
12 5 (20.00%) Mac OS X
12 5 (20.00%) Symantec

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DHCP
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) VLAN
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Build Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (44.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (36.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.00%) Mac OS X
8 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Network Management
1 7 (28.00%) Time Management
2 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) DBS Check
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.00%) UAG
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) VMware
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) Apple
5 5 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 2 (8.00%) Capita
8 1 (4.00%) Computacenter
8 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
8 1 (4.00%) Remedy
8 1 (4.00%) Sophos