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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 48 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 8 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.29% 3.27% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.78% 15.94% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 12
Median daily rate £288 £369 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.03% -4.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 118 138 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.09% 20.51% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 71 68
Median daily rate £313 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.00 £25.00
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Hatfield -8 3 £288 -4.16%
Watford -1 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
East of England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (45.00%) SCCM
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (30.00%) MS Office
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) HP
10 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Migration
11 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.00%) PKI
11 3 (15.00%) SLA
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Database Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Server Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) CCTV
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (5.00%) Android
10 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
10 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (5.00%) Unix
10 1 (5.00%) VMS
10 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) SDLC
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Database Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.00%) Firmware
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) WMI
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (10.00%) Apple
6 2 (10.00%) BMC
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) Adobe
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) PTC
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Siemens
7 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL