The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 58 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 20 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.70% 0.45% 2.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.35% 2.11% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 16
Median daily rate £469 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.31% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 214 142 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.88% 21.26% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 53 85
Median daily rate £375 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £11.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Milton Keynes

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

1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
4 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
4 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
5 24 (58.54%) Hyper-V
5 24 (58.54%) ITIL
6 23 (56.10%) VMware
7 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
8 18 (43.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (41.46%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (39.02%) SQL
11 15 (36.59%) Change Management
12 14 (34.15%) Citrix
13 13 (31.71%) Linux
14 12 (29.27%) Unix
14 12 (29.27%) HP
14 12 (29.27%) Service Management
15 11 (26.83%) MCP
15 11 (26.83%) MCSE
15 11 (26.83%) SLA
16 10 (24.39%) IIS
16 10 (24.39%) SCCM
16 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (21.95%) DV Cleared
17 9 (21.95%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (21.95%) Cisco

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 10 (24.39%) IIS
2 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
3 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) DNS
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) LAN
2 8 (19.51%) WAN
3 7 (17.07%) DHCP
4 6 (14.63%) BIG-IP
5 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) ADSL
7 1 (2.44%) HTTP
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.32%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Communications Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Release Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server
4 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (31.71%) Linux
6 12 (29.27%) Unix
7 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.07%) Windows 8
8 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) ITIL
2 17 (41.46%) Virtual Environments
3 15 (36.59%) Change Management
4 12 (29.27%) Service Management
5 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 8 (19.51%) ITIL V3
6 6 (14.63%) ITSM
7 5 (12.20%) DevOps
7 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
8 4 (9.76%) Security Patching
8 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
9 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.32%) Time Management
10 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.88%) Migration
10 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) PowerShell
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) VBScript
4 4 (9.76%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
1 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (26.83%) MCP
3 11 (26.83%) MCSE
4 9 (21.95%) DV Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 6 (14.63%) CCNP
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (14.63%) MCSA
5 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.44%) GSAE
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (58.54%) Hyper-V
3 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (21.95%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (12.20%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
5 5 (12.20%) UAG
6 3 (7.32%) XenApp
7 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.88%) vSphere
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) BladeLogic
2 4 (9.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) OpenView
3 2 (4.88%) OVSD
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) VMware
2 14 (34.15%) Citrix
3 12 (29.27%) HP
4 9 (21.95%) Cisco
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) Remedy
6 6 (14.63%) F5
6 6 (14.63%) Forcepoint
6 6 (14.63%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.32%) NetApp
8 2 (4.88%) Computacenter
9 1 (2.44%) AppSense
9 1 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.44%) Lumension
9 1 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (2.44%) ThinPrint