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 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.24% 2.96% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% 10.53% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
Median daily rate £300 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £221 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 133 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.16% 28.12% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 69 105
Median daily rate £210 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
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 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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Cheltenham +5 1 £425 +21.42%
Cirencester - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2012
South West

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (73.33%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) DHCP
6 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) Apple
8 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) Network Management
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
9 3 (20.00%) Office 365
9 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) LAN
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL
10 2 (13.33%) Apache
10 2 (13.33%) Tomcat

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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (6.67%) UAG
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec