Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 107 108
Rank change year-on-year -52 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 285 364 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 2.17% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.85% 9.50% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 225 256
South East median daily rate £412 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.84% +3.08% -4.41%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £240
90th Percentile £542 £483 £488
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 14
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £17.24 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.11% -37.31% +57.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £17.29
90th Percentile £50.50 £41.54 £47.63
England median hourly rate £28.72 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.65% +14.29% +13.51%

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 3,629 3,833 3,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.33% 22.87% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 2,141 2,110
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £156 £146 £188
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 295 274
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.07 £11.08
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £49.46
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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -10 126 £412 +25.88% 25
Hampshire -29 92 £414 +18.21% 15
Buckinghamshire +17 59 £400 +14.29% 6
Surrey -24 37 £425 +16.84% 14
Berkshire -37 37 £263 -19.23% 9
Oxfordshire +3 30 £459 +43.44% 10
West Sussex -7 16 £338 +237.50% 2
East Sussex -13 8 £419 +4.69% 1
Kent -9 4 £281 -12.11% 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 178 (62.46%) Windows Server
4 154 (54.04%) VMware
5 146 (51.23%) Microsoft
6 127 (44.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (34.39%) Security Cleared
8 94 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 89 (31.23%) Office 365
10 82 (28.77%) PowerShell
11 69 (24.21%) SQL
12 66 (23.16%) DHCP
12 66 (23.16%) DNS
13 65 (22.81%) SC Cleared
13 65 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 56 (19.65%) Citrix
14 56 (19.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 55 (19.30%) Hyper-V
16 53 (18.60%) ITIL
17 50 (17.54%) SCCM
18 49 (17.19%) HP
19 47 (16.49%) SQL Server
19 47 (16.49%) Windows 7
19 47 (16.49%) Windows 10
20 44 (15.44%) SAN
21 43 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
21 43 (15.09%) DV Cleared
22 42 (14.74%) Data Centre
23 41 (14.39%) Linux
24 36 (12.63%) Oracle

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 31 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.77%) IIS
3 23 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.16%) Confluence
7 8 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.81%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.75%) Apache
9 5 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.40%) Totara
11 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.05%) Documentum
11 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.70%) JBoss
13 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 89 (31.23%) Office 365
2 65 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (10.88%) IaaS
4 29 (10.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (7.02%) PaaS
6 19 (6.67%) SaaS
7 11 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.70%) Akamai
9 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.70%) G Suite
10 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (23.16%) DHCP
1 66 (23.16%) DNS
2 44 (15.44%) SAN
3 36 (12.63%) Firewall
4 18 (6.32%) LAN
5 14 (4.91%) WAN
6 13 (4.56%) VPN
7 12 (4.21%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (3.16%) VoIP
9 8 (2.81%) Skype
9 8 (2.81%) SSL
10 7 (2.46%) MPLS
11 6 (2.11%) BGP
11 6 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.11%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (2.11%) SNMP
11 6 (2.11%) Wireless
12 5 (1.75%) FCoE
12 5 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.75%) MySQL
4 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (1.75%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.70%) SSDT
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.51%) JIRA
2 8 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.46%) Toad
4 6 (2.11%) MSI
5 4 (1.40%) Subversion
5 4 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.70%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.70%) Selenium
7 2 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.35%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (11.23%) Finance
2 9 (3.16%) Military
3 4 (1.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.05%) Publishing
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 2 (0.70%) Games
5 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 34 (11.93%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.88%) Analyst
3 30 (10.53%) Architect
4 24 (8.42%) Administrator
4 24 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.07%) Infrastructure Architect
6 20 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
7 18 (6.32%) Consultant
7 18 (6.32%) Office 365 Administrator
8 16 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 15 (5.26%) Developer
10 13 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.56%) Applications Support
10 13 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (3.51%) Integration Engineer
14 9 (3.16%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.61%) Middleware
2 15 (5.26%) .NET
3 8 (2.81%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.46%) Web Services
5 4 (1.40%) CSS
5 4 (1.40%) LDAP
6 3 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.05%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.05%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.05%) WCF
7 2 (0.70%) ADSI
7 2 (0.70%) J2EE
7 2 (0.70%) jQuery
7 2 (0.70%) JSON
7 2 (0.70%) XML
8 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.35%) COM
8 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.35%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.07%) PKI
4 19 (6.67%) Clustering
5 8 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.05%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.35%) CESG
9 1 (0.35%) CMDB
9 1 (0.35%) IVR
9 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 178 (62.46%) Windows Server
3 127 (44.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (16.49%) Windows 10
4 47 (16.49%) Windows 7
5 43 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (14.39%) Linux
7 29 (10.18%) Unix
8 20 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.26%) AIX
10 14 (4.91%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.16%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.40%) Android
12 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.40%) Solaris
13 3 (1.05%) CentOS
13 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.60%) ITIL
2 32 (11.23%) Migration
3 31 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (9.12%) Change Management
5 26 (9.12%) Identity Management
6 18 (6.32%) Service Management
7 17 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (4.91%) Network Design
10 13 (4.56%) ITIL V3
11 12 (4.21%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.21%) Test Strategy
12 11 (3.86%) ITSM
12 11 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (3.51%) Application Packaging
13 10 (3.51%) Critical Thinking
13 10 (3.51%) DevOps
13 10 (3.51%) Patch Management
14 9 (3.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.77%) PowerShell
2 69 (24.21%) SQL
3 18 (6.32%) Shell Script
4 13 (4.56%) C#
5 9 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.46%) Java
7 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.75%) VB
7 5 (1.75%) VBScript
8 3 (1.05%) C
8 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.70%) F#
9 2 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 98 (34.39%) Security Cleared
2 65 (22.81%) SC Cleared
3 56 (19.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (15.09%) DV Cleared
5 30 (10.53%) MCSE
6 25 (8.77%) Degree
7 20 (7.02%) MCSA
8 18 (6.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (4.91%) MCITP
10 13 (4.56%) MCP
11 11 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (3.51%) CCNP
13 7 (2.46%) MCDBA
14 6 (2.11%) CCNA
15 5 (1.75%) DBS Check
16 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
17 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.26%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.35%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 94 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (19.30%) Hyper-V
4 32 (11.23%) vSphere
5 26 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (7.72%) XenApp
7 18 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (4.91%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (4.56%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.05%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.05%) UAG
12 2 (0.70%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (17.54%) SCCM
2 24 (8.42%) SCOM
3 21 (7.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 14 (4.91%) Data Guard
5 10 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (3.51%) SCVMM
6 9 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (2.81%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.81%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.11%) AirWatch
8 6 (2.11%) PowerCLI
8 6 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.11%) WSUS
9 5 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.70%) Control-M
12 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 154 (54.04%) VMware
2 146 (51.23%) Microsoft
3 56 (19.65%) Citrix
4 49 (17.19%) HP
5 36 (12.63%) Oracle
6 33 (11.58%) Cisco
7 22 (7.72%) NetApp
8 21 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 21 (7.37%) SolarWinds
9 20 (7.02%) 3PAR
10 18 (6.32%) McAfee
11 15 (5.26%) IBM
12 14 (4.91%) F5
13 8 (2.81%) EMC
13 8 (2.81%) Symantec
14 7 (2.46%) Dell
14 7 (2.46%) Juniper
14 7 (2.46%) Lumension
15 6 (2.11%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.11%) Remedy