The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 26 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 Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.27% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 6.15% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £120 £331 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.77% +20.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.25% +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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 65 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.67% 17.15% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 24
Median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £545 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.13 £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Northampton +3 1 £120 -64.44%
Windows Server 2012
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) ADSL
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Terminal Server
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Nimble Storage