The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 28 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 41 58
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.11% 3.84% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.04% 15.54% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
Median daily rate £250 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.53% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £180.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -89.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -20.23% +1.94%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 108 148 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.53% 24.71% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 243 292
Median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £625 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 84
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £23.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Banbury +2 4 £400 +9.89%
Witney - 4 £140 -
Abingdon -2 2 £231 +12.80% 1
Oxford -10 1 £250 -20.63% 1
Bicester - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) Driving Licence
6 7 (33.33%) Firewall
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (33.33%) Sophos
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco
6 7 (33.33%) Office 365
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 6 (28.57%) SCCM
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (23.81%) ADSL
8 5 (23.81%) LAN
8 5 (23.81%) PBX
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) CCNA
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (23.81%) vSphere
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
9 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (19.05%) EMC VNX
9 4 (19.05%) Storage Virtualisation

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) ADSL
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) PBX
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Server Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (19.05%) Exchange Support
5 4 (19.05%) Server Support
5 4 (19.05%) Technical Support
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server Support
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Specialist
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Driving Licence
2 4 (19.05%) EMC VNX
3 3 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
1 4 (19.05%) Network Design
1 4 (19.05%) Storage Virtualisation
2 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNA
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Nessus
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Sophos
4 5 (23.81%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Dell
5 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 4 (19.05%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) Veeam