The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.74% 2.25% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.75% 11.81% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 16
Median daily rate £450 £270 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £231 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £395 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £9.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -22.35% +3.15%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 163 127 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.79% 19.07% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 66 110
Median daily rate £400 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +8.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Watford -3 6 £450 +83.67% 2
Hemel Hempstead +5 1 £160 -57.33%
Stevenage -2 1 £650 +150.00% 1
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Windows Server 2012
East of England

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

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 10 (52.63%) SAN
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) SCCM
6 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (31.58%) Project Management
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) Data Security
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 5 (26.32%) 3PAR
8 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (26.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.26%) Android
8 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Data Security
2 5 (26.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) GMP
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.26%) Firmware
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) 3PAR
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 2 (10.53%) Apple
7 2 (10.53%) BMC
8 1 (5.26%) Adobe
8 1 (5.26%) Computacenter
8 1 (5.26%) EMC
8 1 (5.26%) IBM
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy