Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 118 103
Rank change year-on-year -38 -15 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 270 325 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.63% 2.04% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.44% 9.17% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 203 294
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -6.34% -0.86%
10th Percentile £178 £172 £240
90th Percentile £516 £488 £495
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 12
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -26.09% +13.24%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.50 £16.80
90th Percentile £24.75 £20.73 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +15.15% -7.04% -13.63%

Windows Server 2012 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,631 3,546 4,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.92% 22.23% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,960 1,950 2,680
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £169 £185 £212
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 269 278
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -6.85% +7.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £47.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South East over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South East over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -10 119 £325 - 18
Hampshire +2 105 £381 +12.74% 15
Oxfordshire +20 51 £325 +30.00% 5
Berkshire -46 36 £285 -12.38% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 32 £413 +24.68% 7
Surrey -58 29 £400 +16.79% 11
West Sussex -14 7 £475 +90.00% 5
Kent -10 6 £288 -14.74% 7
East Sussex -1 2 £588 +48.73% 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 270 (100.00%) Windows
2 188 (69.63%) Windows Server
3 180 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 177 (65.56%) Microsoft
5 161 (59.63%) VMware
6 122 (45.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (38.15%) Security Cleared
8 99 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 72 (26.67%) Linux
10 71 (26.30%) SC Cleared
11 69 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 67 (24.81%) HP
13 65 (24.07%) SQL
13 65 (24.07%) DNS
13 65 (24.07%) SCCM
14 63 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
15 62 (22.96%) SQL Server
16 61 (22.59%) PowerShell
17 60 (22.22%) Office 365
17 60 (22.22%) ITIL
17 60 (22.22%) DHCP
17 60 (22.22%) Citrix
18 59 (21.85%) Windows 7
18 59 (21.85%) Windows 10
19 55 (20.37%) Oracle
20 51 (18.89%) vSphere
21 50 (18.52%) Web Services
22 48 (17.78%) SAN
23 42 (15.56%) DV Cleared
24 40 (14.81%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 33 (12.22%) IIS
1 33 (12.22%) MS Exchange
1 33 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.93%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.33%) Apache
4 9 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.96%) JBoss
5 8 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.96%) WildFly
6 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Totara
Applications
1 63 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 69 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (22.22%) Office 365
3 25 (9.26%) IaaS
4 23 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (6.30%) PaaS
6 16 (5.93%) SaaS
7 10 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) G Suite
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 65 (24.07%) DNS
2 60 (22.22%) DHCP
3 48 (17.78%) SAN
4 27 (10.00%) Firewall
5 22 (8.15%) PuTTY
5 22 (8.15%) WinSCP
6 20 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (5.19%) Internet
7 14 (5.19%) LAN
8 11 (4.07%) VPN
9 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.96%) VoIP
11 7 (2.59%) Skype
12 6 (2.22%) SSH
13 5 (1.85%) WAN
13 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.48%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.48%) Network Security
14 4 (1.48%) VLAN
15 3 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (11.48%) Oracle Database
4 27 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (8.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 23 (8.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.11%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.74%) DB2
9 2 (0.74%) MySQL
9 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (8.15%) HP UFT
1 22 (8.15%) Oracle APEX
1 22 (8.15%) Selenium
1 22 (8.15%) SoapUI
1 22 (8.15%) SpecFlow
2 20 (7.41%) Ant
2 20 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 20 (7.41%) TestNG
3 19 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.85%) Toad
6 4 (1.48%) MSI
7 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 34 (12.59%) Finance
2 9 (3.33%) Banking
3 5 (1.85%) Military
3 5 (1.85%) Publishing
4 4 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Marketing
5 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Games
6 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (17.41%) Support Engineer
2 42 (15.56%) Analyst
3 28 (10.37%) Architect
4 26 (9.63%) Windows Engineer
5 23 (8.52%) Applications Support
6 20 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
8 18 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.30%) Server Engineer
10 16 (5.93%) Windows Server Engineer
11 15 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
12 14 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.81%) IT Support
13 13 (4.81%) Support Analyst
14 12 (4.44%) Desktop Support
15 11 (4.07%) Applications Support Engineer
15 11 (4.07%) Consultant
15 11 (4.07%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.52%) Web Services
2 25 (9.26%) .NET
3 23 (8.52%) Middleware
4 7 (2.59%) LDAP
5 6 (2.22%) CSS
6 5 (1.85%) Web Services Management
7 4 (1.48%) jQuery
8 3 (1.11%) XML
8 3 (1.11%) XSLT
9 2 (0.74%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.37%) JSON
10 1 (0.37%) Kafka
10 1 (0.37%) OAuth
10 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.93%) PKI
3 15 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 12 (4.44%) Clustering
5 9 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.96%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.96%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.85%) Replication
9 4 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.37%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.37%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 270 (100.00%) Windows
2 188 (69.63%) Windows Server
3 122 (45.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (26.67%) Linux
5 59 (21.85%) Windows 10
5 59 (21.85%) Windows 7
6 39 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (13.33%) Unix
8 30 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (7.41%) Windows XP
10 17 (6.30%) AIX
10 17 (6.30%) Mac OS
11 15 (5.56%) Apple iOS
12 13 (4.81%) Windows 8
13 10 (3.70%) Solaris
14 6 (2.22%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.11%) CentOS
16 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.74%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.22%) ITIL
2 33 (12.22%) DevOps
3 31 (11.48%) Service Delivery
4 30 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.11%) Service Management
5 28 (10.37%) Application Packaging
5 28 (10.37%) Migration
6 24 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (8.15%) API Testing
7 22 (8.15%) ITIL V3
7 22 (8.15%) System Integration Testing
7 22 (8.15%) Test Automation
8 21 (7.78%) Data Protection
8 21 (7.78%) Problem Management
9 19 (7.04%) Scrum
10 18 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
11 17 (6.30%) Change Management
11 17 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (6.30%) Test Strategy
12 16 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.07%) SQL
2 61 (22.59%) PowerShell
3 36 (13.33%) Java
4 22 (8.15%) F#
5 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.22%) C#
6 6 (2.22%) VB
7 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.48%) Perl
7 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.11%) C
8 3 (1.11%) Python
8 3 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (38.15%) Security Cleared
2 71 (26.30%) SC Cleared
3 42 (15.56%) DV Cleared
4 37 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.15%) MCSE
6 21 (7.78%) ISEB
6 21 (7.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 21 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (4.07%) Degree
7 11 (4.07%) MCSA
8 9 (3.33%) MCITP
8 9 (3.33%) MCP
9 7 (2.59%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.11%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.11%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.74%) CCNP
11 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) GDPR
2 8 (2.96%) SLA
3 6 (2.22%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.37%) GPG13
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 180 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 99 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (18.89%) vSphere
4 40 (14.81%) Hyper-V
5 39 (14.44%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (12.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (8.15%) XenApp
8 14 (5.19%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (3.33%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.59%) XenServer
12 5 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.48%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.48%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.11%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.74%) Docker
15 2 (0.74%) NFS
16 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 65 (24.07%) SCCM
2 23 (8.52%) SCOM
3 22 (8.15%) HP ALM
4 17 (6.30%) WSUS
5 15 (5.56%) Data Guard
5 15 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (5.56%) vCenter Server
6 12 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.70%) NetBackup
8 7 (2.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (2.22%) vRealize
10 5 (1.85%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.85%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.85%) SCSM
10 5 (1.85%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (1.11%) PowerCLI
12 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 177 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 161 (59.63%) VMware
3 67 (24.81%) HP
4 60 (22.22%) Citrix
5 55 (20.37%) Oracle
6 37 (13.70%) Cisco
7 36 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 29 (10.74%) McAfee
9 22 (8.15%) Software AG
9 22 (8.15%) webMethods
10 20 (7.41%) NetApp
11 18 (6.67%) Apple
12 17 (6.30%) 3PAR
12 17 (6.30%) IBM
12 17 (6.30%) SolarWinds
13 15 (5.56%) Symantec
14 14 (5.19%) EMC
15 12 (4.44%) Veeam
16 11 (4.07%) Ivanti
17 8 (2.96%) Veritas