Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 167 106
Rank change year-on-year +27 -61 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 256 250 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 1.52% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.18% 7.11% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 134 225
South East median daily rate £375 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +17.08% -4.69%
10th Percentile £154 £182 £173
90th Percentile £489 £523 £475
England median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 14
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £18.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.08% +10.45% -27.17%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £14.33
90th Percentile £111.75 £36.93 £20.73
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 3,130 3,514 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.00% 21.42% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,825 1,885 2,057
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 326 274
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.85
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -1 106 £238 -34.48% 34
Hampshire -4 88 £400 -3.32% 30
Berkshire +10 46 £313 -3.85% 19
Buckinghamshire +25 44 £323 -22.29% 10
Surrey +29 22 £415 +0.61% 28
Oxfordshire -1 16 £159 -51.15% 5
West Sussex +27 15 £355 -25.26% 7
Kent +12 14 £430 +52.89% 11
East Sussex +8 9 £355 -39.57% 6
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (73.05%) Windows Server
3 141 (55.08%) Active Directory
4 131 (51.17%) VMware
5 120 (46.88%) Microsoft
6 109 (42.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
8 73 (28.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 70 (27.34%) PowerShell
10 69 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (26.56%) Office 365
12 64 (25.00%) ITIL
13 62 (24.22%) SCCM
14 61 (23.83%) SQL Server
14 61 (23.83%) MS Exchange
15 60 (23.44%) Hyper-V
16 57 (22.27%) Azure
16 57 (22.27%) DNS
17 52 (20.31%) Cisco
18 50 (19.53%) DV Cleared
19 46 (17.97%) SQL
20 45 (17.58%) Windows 7
21 44 (17.19%) Windows 10
21 44 (17.19%) Oracle
22 43 (16.80%) DHCP
22 43 (16.80%) SharePoint
23 41 (16.02%) Linux
23 41 (16.02%) Clustering
23 41 (16.02%) Firewall
24 39 (15.23%) Change Management

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 61 (23.83%) MS Exchange
2 43 (16.80%) SharePoint
3 31 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (7.03%) IIS
6 9 (3.52%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.13%) K2 blackpearl
8 7 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.95%) Apache
10 4 (1.56%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.56%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.39%) Confluence
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.39%) TPMS
Applications
1 22 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 68 (26.56%) Office 365
2 57 (22.27%) Azure
3 18 (7.03%) AWS
4 11 (4.30%) GCP
5 7 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.95%) IaaS
7 4 (1.56%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.17%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.17%) PaaS
9 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.39%) G Suite
10 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (22.27%) DNS
2 43 (16.80%) DHCP
3 41 (16.02%) Firewall
4 30 (11.72%) TCP/IP
5 22 (8.59%) WAN
6 20 (7.81%) LAN
7 18 (7.03%) VPN
8 15 (5.86%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (5.47%) SAN
10 11 (4.30%) NaaS
11 10 (3.91%) Internet
12 9 (3.52%) HTTP
13 8 (3.13%) VLAN
14 6 (2.34%) NAS
15 5 (1.95%) Skype
15 5 (1.95%) SMTP
16 4 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (1.56%) SSL
16 4 (1.56%) VoIP
16 4 (1.56%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (23.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (7.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (7.03%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.56%) Power BI
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.78%) Big Data
9 2 (0.78%) MySQL
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MSI
2 3 (1.17%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.78%) Ant
3 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.78%) Selenium
3 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.78%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.78%) TestNG
3 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (8.98%) Finance
2 14 (5.47%) Legal
3 12 (4.69%) Law
4 11 (4.30%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.73%) Military
6 6 (2.34%) Retail
7 5 (1.95%) Banking
7 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.56%) Advertising
8 4 (1.56%) Back Office
9 3 (1.17%) Automotive
10 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (25.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (16.80%) Analyst
3 31 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.55%) IT Support
5 26 (10.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (8.98%) Support Analyst
7 21 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 17 (6.64%) Infrastructure Support
8 17 (6.64%) IT Analyst
9 16 (6.25%) Consultant
9 16 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
9 16 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 15 (5.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (5.86%) Server Engineer
10 15 (5.86%) Service Analyst
10 15 (5.86%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.64%) REST
2 14 (5.47%) .NET
3 4 (1.56%) Web Services
4 3 (1.17%) Java RMI
4 3 (1.17%) JSON
5 2 (0.78%) HTML
6 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.02%) Clustering
2 20 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.64%) PKI
4 16 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.91%) NHS
5 10 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.52%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.52%) Thin Client
7 8 (3.13%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.73%) Replication
9 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.17%) Acoustics
10 3 (1.17%) iPhone
10 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 256 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (73.05%) Windows Server
3 109 (42.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (17.58%) Windows 7
5 44 (17.19%) Windows 10
6 41 (16.02%) Linux
7 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (8.59%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.47%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.95%) Solaris
10 5 (1.95%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.56%) CentOS
11 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.56%) Unix
12 3 (1.17%) Android
12 3 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 64 (25.00%) ITIL
3 39 (15.23%) Change Management
4 34 (13.28%) Migration
5 28 (10.94%) DevOps
6 21 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.03%) Customer-Centricity
8 17 (6.64%) Infrastructure Automation
8 17 (6.64%) ITIL V3
9 16 (6.25%) Information Security
9 16 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.08%) ITSM
10 13 (5.08%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (5.08%) Security Management
10 13 (5.08%) Workflow
11 12 (4.69%) Information Security Management
11 12 (4.69%) ISMS
11 12 (4.69%) Service Management
12 11 (4.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.34%) PowerShell
2 46 (17.97%) SQL
3 29 (11.33%) Java
4 10 (3.91%) VBScript
5 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.78%) C
7 2 (0.78%) F#
7 2 (0.78%) Perl
7 2 (0.78%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) C#
8 1 (0.39%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) Python
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.53%) DV Cleared
3 39 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (15.23%) SC Cleared
4 24 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (8.59%) MCSE
6 21 (8.20%) CCNA
7 16 (6.25%) MCITP
8 15 (5.86%) MCSA
9 13 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.91%) Degree
10 10 (3.91%) MCP
11 8 (3.13%) CCNP
12 6 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (1.56%) VCP5
14 3 (1.17%) IISP
15 2 (0.78%) ISEB
15 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.98%) SLA
2 8 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (1.56%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (55.08%) Active Directory
2 69 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (23.44%) Hyper-V
4 35 (13.67%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (4.69%) vSphere
6 10 (3.91%) XenApp
7 7 (2.73%) DFS Replication
8 6 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (1.95%) vCloud
9 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.95%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.78%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.39%) LXC
13 1 (0.39%) NFS
13 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (24.22%) SCCM
2 34 (13.28%) SCOM
3 22 (8.59%) WSUS
4 12 (4.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (3.52%) SCVMM
5 9 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (3.13%) PingFederate
7 6 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.34%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.78%) Nessus
11 2 (0.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 131 (51.17%) VMware
2 120 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 52 (20.31%) Cisco
4 44 (17.19%) Oracle
5 30 (11.72%) Citrix
6 26 (10.16%) HP
7 13 (5.08%) Adobe
7 13 (5.08%) Meraki
8 12 (4.69%) NetApp
8 12 (4.69%) Sony
8 12 (4.69%) Splunk
9 11 (4.30%) F5
10 10 (3.91%) Lumension
11 9 (3.52%) Ivanti
11 9 (3.52%) McAfee
12 8 (3.13%) BMC
12 8 (3.13%) Symantec
13 7 (2.73%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.34%) Forcepoint
14 6 (2.34%) Juniper