The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.08% 4.64% 4.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.12% 13.58% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 12
Median daily rate - £238 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +7.08% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 81 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 17.63% 34.18% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 58 66
Median daily rate £375 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Oxford

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

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

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (52.94%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) ITIL
6 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) SCCM
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (41.18%) vSphere
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
8 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (35.29%) NetApp
9 5 (29.41%) Migration
9 5 (29.41%) DHCP
9 5 (29.41%) DNS
9 5 (29.41%) SCOM
9 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
9 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) Linux
11 3 (17.65%) Firewall
11 3 (17.65%) Back Office
11 3 (17.65%) Web Services
11 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
11 3 (17.65%) Citrix

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) IaaS
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Skype
3 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) IPv4
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Server Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) BYOD
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (17.65%) XenApp
5 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
6 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 3 (17.65%) AppDNA
3 3 (17.65%) EdgeSight
4 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Sophos