Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 150 128
Rank change year-on-year +14 -22 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 151 254 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.62% 1.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.40% 7.40% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 175 175
Median daily rate £406 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £161
90th Percentile £506 £575 £506
England median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.76% +141.51% -29.29%
10th Percentile £17.49 £12.15 £13.84
90th Percentile £24.85 £49.80 £44.70
England median hourly rate £23.38 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.53% +34.29% -2.78%

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 2,041 3,434 3,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.01% 21.96% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,182 2,016 2,094
Median daily rate £390 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £125 £158 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 279 282
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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
Thames Valley -6 56 £400 -5.88% 22
Hampshire +40 52 £425 +9.68% 14
Berkshire +14 30 £428 +17.12% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 22 £405 -4.71% 3
Surrey +49 18 £375 +10.29% 8
East Sussex +25 12 £550 +243.75% 2
West Sussex +19 7 £400 +45.45% 3
Oxfordshire +2 4 £300 -36.84% 8
Kent -1 3 £400 +63.27% 6
Sussex - 2 £250 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (86.75%) Windows Server
3 107 (70.86%) VMware
4 106 (70.20%) Active Directory
5 82 (54.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (52.32%) Microsoft
7 75 (49.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 72 (47.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 57 (37.75%) Security Cleared
10 47 (31.13%) DV Cleared
11 44 (29.14%) PowerShell
11 44 (29.14%) DNS
12 43 (28.48%) Windows 7
13 42 (27.81%) Citrix
14 41 (27.15%) DHCP
14 41 (27.15%) Office 365
15 36 (23.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (23.18%) MS Exchange
16 35 (23.18%) ITIL
17 33 (21.85%) Firewall
18 28 (18.54%) XenApp
18 28 (18.54%) Azure
19 27 (17.88%) Hyper-V
19 27 (17.88%) Windows 10
20 25 (16.56%) Migration
20 25 (16.56%) PKI
20 25 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (15.89%) SCCM
22 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
22 23 (15.23%) SQL

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 35 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (9.93%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.27%) IIS
4 14 (9.27%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.97%) Documentum
6 6 (3.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.15%) Office 365
2 28 (18.54%) Azure
3 12 (7.95%) AWS
4 6 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.97%) IaaS
5 3 (1.99%) PaaS
5 3 (1.99%) SaaS
6 2 (1.32%) GCP
7 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (29.14%) DNS
2 41 (27.15%) DHCP
3 33 (21.85%) Firewall
4 22 (14.57%) SAN
5 16 (10.60%) Skype
5 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.61%) WAN
7 12 (7.95%) LAN
8 7 (4.64%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.97%) PBX
9 6 (3.97%) VoIP
10 4 (2.65%) VLAN
10 4 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.99%) IPsec
12 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.32%) HTTP
12 2 (1.32%) MPLS
13 1 (0.66%) 802.11
13 1 (0.66%) FTP
13 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) EDMS
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Subversion
2 6 (3.97%) MSI
2 6 (3.97%) StarTeam
3 5 (3.31%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.66%) Ant
6 1 (0.66%) GCC
6 1 (0.66%) Hudson
6 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.66%) TestNG
6 1 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 10 (6.62%) Public Sector
2 9 (5.96%) Finance
3 2 (1.32%) Legal
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Local Government
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (23.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (10.60%) Analyst
3 14 (9.27%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Consultant
6 10 (6.62%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Architect
9 7 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.64%) Administrator
9 7 (4.64%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) IT Support
9 7 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (3.97%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) 802.1X
2 8 (5.30%) .NET
3 5 (3.31%) J2EE
4 3 (1.99%) LDAP
5 2 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) ADSI
6 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.66%) Web Services
6 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) PKI
2 22 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (13.91%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.30%) Clustering
6 6 (3.97%) NHS
7 4 (2.65%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.65%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.65%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.32%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (86.75%) Windows Server
3 82 (54.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (47.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 43 (28.48%) Windows 7
6 27 (17.88%) Windows 10
7 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (13.91%) Linux
9 20 (13.25%) Windows 8
10 10 (6.62%) VMS
11 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (3.97%) Windows Vista
13 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (3.31%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.65%) AIX
15 2 (1.32%) CentOS
15 2 (1.32%) Fedora
15 2 (1.32%) SUSE
15 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (23.18%) ITIL
3 25 (16.56%) Migration
4 22 (14.57%) Configuration Management
5 19 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (11.92%) Service Management
7 13 (8.61%) Change Management
7 13 (8.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.28%) Service Delivery
10 10 (6.62%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (6.62%) Proactive Maintenance
10 10 (6.62%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (5.96%) Break/Fix
11 9 (5.96%) Fault Management
11 9 (5.96%) High Availability
11 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (5.96%) ITSM
12 8 (5.30%) Security Patching
12 8 (5.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.14%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.23%) SQL
3 12 (7.95%) Java
4 11 (7.28%) VBScript
5 10 (6.62%) VB
6 4 (2.65%) C++
7 3 (1.99%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.66%) F#
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (37.75%) Security Cleared
2 47 (31.13%) DV Cleared
3 25 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.96%) CCNA
6 9 (5.96%) CCNP
7 8 (5.30%) MCSA
8 7 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.97%) Degree
10 5 (3.31%) MCP
11 4 (2.65%) MCITP
11 4 (2.65%) MCSE
12 3 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.99%) VCAP
13 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.66%) CISA
14 1 (0.66%) CISM
14 1 (0.66%) CISSP
14 1 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) GDPR
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) NIST
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (70.20%) Active Directory
2 75 (49.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.54%) XenApp
4 27 (17.88%) Hyper-V
5 20 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (12.58%) XenDesktop
7 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (7.28%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (6.62%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (5.30%) vSphere
10 5 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.65%) UAG
11 4 (2.65%) vCloud
12 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.66%) Firmware
13 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (15.89%) SCCM
2 17 (11.26%) WSUS
3 11 (7.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (6.62%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (5.96%) SCOM
6 6 (3.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.31%) BladeLogic
7 5 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.99%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.32%) Ansible
10 2 (1.32%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.32%) Puppet
10 2 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 107 (70.86%) VMware
2 79 (52.32%) Microsoft
3 42 (27.81%) Citrix
4 22 (14.57%) Cisco
5 18 (11.92%) HP
6 16 (10.60%) McAfee
7 13 (8.61%) Oracle
8 12 (7.95%) Dell
9 9 (5.96%) Remedy
9 9 (5.96%) Symantec
10 8 (5.30%) Adobe
10 8 (5.30%) NetApp
11 7 (4.64%) EMC
12 6 (3.97%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.97%) Lumension
12 6 (3.97%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.97%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.97%) Sonus
13 5 (3.31%) Juniper
13 5 (3.31%) Meraki