Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 149 146
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 58 246 295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.67% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.82% 7.76% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 156 162
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.69% +13.46%
10th Percentile £204 £150 £178
90th Percentile £489 £500 £512
England median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 19
Median hourly rate £11.50 £34.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +94.39% +4.48%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £12.25 £72.38 £24.35
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% +17.89% +18.75%

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 996 3,170 3,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.06% 21.49% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 1,874 1,985
Median daily rate £400 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +0.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £554
England median daily rate £450 £432 £438
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.26% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 244 319
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.42% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.19 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the South East

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +19 26 £400 -5.33% 12
Thames Valley +34 23 £405 +80.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +33 13 £405 +26.56% 1
Berkshire +53 10 £388 +38.39% 6
Surrey +55 5 £213 -45.16% 6
East Sussex +35 2 £268 +67.19%
West Sussex +18 1 £400 +3.23%
Sussex - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (75.86%) Windows Server
3 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
4 37 (63.79%) VMware
5 36 (62.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (43.10%) PowerShell
8 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
8 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (36.21%) Office 365
11 19 (32.76%) SCCM
12 17 (29.31%) PKI
12 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (27.59%) ITIL
14 15 (25.86%) DNS
15 14 (24.14%) Firewall
15 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
15 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
16 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
16 13 (22.41%) Migration
16 13 (22.41%) DHCP
16 13 (22.41%) Linux
17 12 (20.69%) High Availability
17 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
17 12 (20.69%) DV Cleared
18 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
18 11 (18.97%) WSUS
18 11 (18.97%) Skype

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 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
2 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.34%) IIS
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.21%) Office 365
2 9 (15.52%) Azure
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
4 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) AWS
5 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) DNS
2 14 (24.14%) Firewall
3 13 (22.41%) DHCP
4 11 (18.97%) Skype
5 9 (15.52%) PBX
6 5 (8.62%) SAN
6 5 (8.62%) WAN
7 4 (6.90%) LAN
8 3 (5.17%) IPsec
9 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (1.72%) FTP
10 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.72%) PuTTY
10 1 (1.72%) VLAN
10 1 (1.72%) VSAN
10 1 (1.72%) WinSCP
10 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.17%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.72%) Ant
4 1 (1.72%) Hudson
4 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.72%) MSI
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.72%) TestNG
4 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Analyst
2 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.90%) Tester
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Deployment Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Messaging Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Support
6 3 (5.17%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) PKI
2 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (8.62%) Clustering
6 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
8 2 (3.45%) NHS
8 2 (3.45%) Replication
9 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.72%) iPhone
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) Windows Server
3 36 (62.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (22.41%) Linux
6 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
7 12 (20.69%) Windows 7
8 7 (12.07%) Windows 8
9 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
10 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
12 3 (5.17%) AIX
12 3 (5.17%) Unix
13 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
14 1 (1.72%) CentOS
14 1 (1.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) Migration
3 12 (20.69%) High Availability
4 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.52%) Validation
6 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.62%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.62%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
7 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.62%) Security Patching
7 5 (8.62%) Service Management
8 4 (6.90%) Change Management
8 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
8 4 (6.90%) DevOps
8 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
8 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) VB
3 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) VBScript
4 5 (8.62%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) F#
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.69%) DV Cleared
3 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) MCSA
4 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) ISEB
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.72%) MCITP
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) GPG13
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 44 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 26 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (12.07%) vSphere
6 5 (8.62%) XenApp
7 3 (5.17%) Terminal Server
7 3 (5.17%) UAG
8 2 (3.45%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) SCCM
2 11 (18.97%) WSUS
3 10 (17.24%) SCOM
4 9 (15.52%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (10.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (8.62%) BladeLogic
7 4 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
8 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
9 1 (1.72%) SmoothWall
9 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.72%) Terraform
9 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 37 (63.79%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) McAfee
4 9 (15.52%) Cisco
4 9 (15.52%) Sonus
5 8 (13.79%) HP
6 7 (12.07%) Remedy
6 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
7 6 (10.34%) Citrix
8 5 (8.62%) Symantec
9 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.17%) Computacenter
10 3 (5.17%) IBM
10 3 (5.17%) Juniper
10 3 (5.17%) Lotus
10 3 (5.17%) Oracle
10 3 (5.17%) Splunk
11 2 (3.45%) Lumension
12 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow