Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 100 103
Rank change year-on-year -59 +3 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 264 376 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 2.31% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.61% 10.14% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 237 269
South East median daily rate £400 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% +0.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £240
90th Percentile £524 £475 £500
England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 13
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £16.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -38.64% +57.14%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.50 £17.75
90th Percentile £45.60 £28.97 £48.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +3.47% -2.56%

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 3,467 3,708 4,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.05% 22.80% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,850 2,065 2,392
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £190
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 288 281
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.18 £10.88
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £48.75
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -20 121 £378 +16.15% 25
Hampshire -28 82 £415 +13.31% 14
Buckinghamshire +26 51 £395 +17.04% 9
Surrey -43 39 £431 +19.79% 20
Oxfordshire +2 38 £375 +25.00% 9
Berkshire -48 32 £325 - 7
West Sussex -19 12 £400 +106.45% 7
East Sussex 0 4 £531 +32.81% 3
Kent -17 4 £281 -13.46% 8
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (68.94%) Active Directory
3 176 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 155 (58.71%) Microsoft
5 150 (56.82%) VMware
6 125 (47.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 91 (34.47%) Security Cleared
9 82 (31.06%) PowerShell
10 72 (27.27%) Office 365
11 69 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 64 (24.24%) SQL
13 62 (23.48%) SQL Server
14 59 (22.35%) HP
14 59 (22.35%) SC Cleared
15 57 (21.59%) Windows 10
16 56 (21.21%) DNS
17 55 (20.83%) DHCP
18 54 (20.45%) ITIL
19 52 (19.70%) Linux
20 50 (18.94%) Citrix
20 50 (18.94%) SAN
21 49 (18.56%) Windows 7
22 47 (17.80%) SCCM
23 46 (17.42%) Hyper-V
24 44 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
24 44 (16.67%) Oracle
25 40 (15.15%) Finance
26 38 (14.39%) vSphere
27 37 (14.02%) DV Cleared

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 34 (12.88%) IIS
2 32 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (3.03%) JBoss
7 8 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.03%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.03%) WildFly
8 5 (1.89%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.52%) Apache
9 4 (1.52%) Totara
10 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.14%) Documentum
10 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 72 (27.27%) Office 365
2 69 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.85%) IaaS
4 24 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (7.20%) PaaS
6 18 (6.82%) SaaS
7 13 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.76%) Akamai
10 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.38%) G Suite
10 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (21.21%) DNS
2 55 (20.83%) DHCP
3 50 (18.94%) SAN
4 31 (11.74%) Firewall
5 14 (5.30%) LAN
6 12 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (3.79%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.41%) WAN
9 8 (3.03%) VPN
10 7 (2.65%) PuTTY
10 7 (2.65%) Skype
10 7 (2.65%) WinSCP
11 6 (2.27%) SNMP
11 6 (2.27%) SSH
11 6 (2.27%) VoIP
12 5 (1.89%) Internet
12 5 (1.89%) Network Security
13 4 (1.52%) NAS
13 4 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 18 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.89%) SQLPlus
7 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.76%) DB2
9 2 (0.76%) MySQL
9 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.65%) HP UFT
2 7 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (2.65%) Selenium
2 7 (2.65%) SoapUI
2 7 (2.65%) SpecFlow
2 7 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.65%) Toad
3 6 (2.27%) MSI
4 5 (1.89%) Ant
4 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.89%) TestNG
5 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.52%) Subversion
6 2 (0.76%) JIRA
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (15.15%) Finance
2 10 (3.79%) Banking
3 4 (1.52%) Publishing
4 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.14%) Military
5 2 (0.76%) Back Office
5 2 (0.76%) Games
5 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (13.64%) Analyst
1 36 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 29 (10.98%) Architect
3 24 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (7.58%) Applications Support
6 19 (7.20%) Administrator
7 16 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.30%) Consultant
8 14 (5.30%) Developer
8 14 (5.30%) Office 365 Administrator
8 14 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.79%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.47%) Web Services
2 24 (9.09%) Middleware
3 19 (7.20%) .NET
4 9 (3.41%) LDAP
5 8 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.27%) CSS
7 4 (1.52%) jQuery
8 3 (1.14%) XML
8 3 (1.14%) XSLT
9 2 (0.76%) ADSI
9 2 (0.76%) J2EE
9 2 (0.76%) Web Services Management
10 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.38%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.38%) JSON
10 1 (0.38%) Kafka
10 1 (0.38%) OAuth
10 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.26%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.58%) Clustering
4 12 (4.55%) PKI
5 10 (3.79%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Replication
7 4 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.52%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.14%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.38%) CESG
10 1 (0.38%) iPad
10 1 (0.38%) IVR
10 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 264 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 125 (47.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (21.59%) Windows 10
5 52 (19.70%) Linux
6 49 (18.56%) Windows 7
7 36 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (12.50%) Unix
9 25 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (6.06%) AIX
10 16 (6.06%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.92%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.03%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.65%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.65%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.52%) CentOS
14 4 (1.52%) Solaris
15 3 (1.14%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.76%) Android
16 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.45%) ITIL
2 30 (11.36%) Migration
3 29 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (9.09%) Service Management
5 22 (8.33%) Change Management
6 21 (7.95%) Application Packaging
7 20 (7.58%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.82%) Identity Management
9 16 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (5.30%) DevOps
10 14 (5.30%) Network Design
11 13 (4.92%) Data Protection
11 13 (4.92%) ITIL V3
11 13 (4.92%) Test Strategy
11 13 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (4.17%) Performance Management
12 11 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.17%) Storage Virtualisation
13 10 (3.79%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (31.06%) PowerShell
2 64 (24.24%) SQL
3 20 (7.58%) Java
4 17 (6.44%) Shell Script
5 12 (4.55%) C#
6 11 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.65%) F#
8 6 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.27%) VB
9 5 (1.89%) VBScript
10 4 (1.52%) Perl
11 3 (1.14%) C
11 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (34.47%) Security Cleared
2 59 (22.35%) SC Cleared
3 44 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (14.02%) DV Cleared
5 23 (8.71%) Degree
6 20 (7.58%) MCSE
7 11 (4.17%) MCITP
7 11 (4.17%) MCSA
7 11 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.79%) MCP
9 9 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.03%) CCNP
11 7 (2.65%) CCNA
11 7 (2.65%) ISEB
11 7 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (2.65%) MCDBA
12 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.27%) GDPR
3 4 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 182 (68.94%) Active Directory
2 98 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (17.42%) Hyper-V
4 38 (14.39%) vSphere
5 35 (13.26%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (7.58%) XenApp
8 14 (5.30%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (3.79%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.52%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.14%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.14%) UAG
12 3 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.14%) XenServer
13 2 (0.76%) Docker
13 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (17.80%) SCCM
2 18 (6.82%) SCOM
3 17 (6.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (5.68%) Data Guard
5 13 (4.92%) vCenter Server
6 12 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.41%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (3.41%) WSUS
8 8 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (2.65%) HP ALM
9 7 (2.65%) SCVMM
10 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (2.27%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.89%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.52%) SCSM
13 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (58.71%) Microsoft
2 150 (56.82%) VMware
3 59 (22.35%) HP
4 50 (18.94%) Citrix
5 44 (16.67%) Oracle
6 33 (12.50%) Cisco
7 24 (9.09%) McAfee
8 23 (8.71%) NetApp
8 23 (8.71%) Red Hat
9 19 (7.20%) 3PAR
10 16 (6.06%) IBM
10 16 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 15 (5.68%) Symantec
12 14 (5.30%) F5
13 13 (4.92%) EMC
14 8 (3.03%) Apple
14 8 (3.03%) Veritas
15 7 (2.65%) Dell
15 7 (2.65%) Juniper
15 7 (2.65%) Software AG