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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 107 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 161 192 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.11% 2.18% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.55% 8.80% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 130 145
Median daily rate £335 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.58% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +5.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.10 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £20.80
% change year-on-year -23.25% +3.36%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1685 2181 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.06% 24.76% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1283 1254
Median daily rate £385 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 246
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +27.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -22 40 £339 -20.29% 15
Berkshire +27 27 £343 +5.38% 7
Surrey +2 27 £343 -8.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 23 £375 +30.43% 6
Kent +12 17 £365 +15.87% 4
Oxfordshire -17 14 £250 -27.53% 5
West Sussex +10 12 £250 -28.57% 3
East Sussex -1 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 296 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (61.49%) Windows Server
3 178 (60.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (59.80%) Active Directory
5 170 (57.43%) VMware
6 137 (46.28%) Microsoft
7 111 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 102 (34.46%) PowerShell
9 84 (28.38%) Security Cleared
10 77 (26.01%) ITIL
11 71 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 70 (23.65%) SQL
13 68 (22.97%) SQL Server
13 68 (22.97%) SC Cleared
14 64 (21.62%) HP
15 58 (19.59%) Linux
16 56 (18.92%) DNS
17 54 (18.24%) MCSE
18 52 (17.57%) Citrix
19 48 (16.22%) Cisco
20 47 (15.88%) MS Exchange
21 44 (14.86%) Hyper-V
22 43 (14.53%) IIS
23 41 (13.85%) Unix
23 41 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 40 (13.51%) Firewall
25 39 (13.18%) Finance
25 39 (13.18%) Windows 7
25 39 (13.18%) SCCM

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 47 (15.88%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.53%) IIS
3 29 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (6.42%) Skype for Business
6 15 (5.07%) JBoss
7 14 (4.73%) SharePoint
8 12 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (3.38%) WildFly
10 6 (2.03%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.01%) Documentum
13 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.34%) Apache
15 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 13 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.34%) Postilion
2 1 (0.34%) Primavera
2 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (12.84%) Office 365
3 17 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.03%) IaaS
6 5 (1.69%) PaaS
6 5 (1.69%) SaaS
7 4 (1.35%) GitHub
8 3 (1.01%) Mailgun
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.34%) iTunes
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.92%) DNS
2 40 (13.51%) Firewall
3 38 (12.84%) DHCP
4 36 (12.16%) LAN
5 28 (9.46%) WAN
6 25 (8.45%) SAN
7 15 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.73%) LDAP
9 12 (4.05%) Internet
10 11 (3.72%) Skype
11 9 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (3.04%) SMTP
11 9 (3.04%) SSH
11 9 (3.04%) VPN
12 8 (2.70%) NAS
12 8 (2.70%) PuTTY
12 8 (2.70%) WinSCP
13 7 (2.36%) BIG-IP
14 6 (2.03%) ADSL
14 6 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.03%) DB2
9 6 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.68%) MySQL
13 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.72%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.04%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.70%) HP UFT
4 8 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.70%) Selenium
4 8 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 7 (2.36%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.03%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.35%) Ant
7 4 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.35%) MSI
7 4 (1.35%) TestNG
7 4 (1.35%) Toad
7 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.01%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.01%) Subversion
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (13.18%) Finance
2 22 (7.43%) Banking
3 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.35%) Military
4 4 (1.35%) Retail
5 3 (1.01%) Back Office
5 3 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 30 (10.14%) Analyst
4 29 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (8.11%) Server Engineer
7 21 (7.09%) Consultant
8 20 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.74%) Administrator
10 15 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.39%) Architect
11 13 (4.39%) DBA
11 13 (4.39%) Technical Support
11 13 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
12 12 (4.05%) SQL DBA
12 12 (4.05%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.05%) Windows Server Engineer
12 12 (4.05%) Windows Specialist
13 11 (3.72%) Exchange Engineer
14 10 (3.38%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.43%) .NET
2 21 (7.09%) Web Services
3 12 (4.05%) Middleware
4 10 (3.38%) XML
5 8 (2.70%) CSS
6 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.35%) jQuery
7 4 (1.35%) XSLT
8 3 (1.01%) Classic ASP
8 3 (1.01%) Java EE
8 3 (1.01%) REST
9 2 (0.68%) HTML
9 2 (0.68%) SOAP
10 1 (0.34%) ActiveX
10 1 (0.34%) ADO
10 1 (0.34%) COM
10 1 (0.34%) LAMP
10 1 (0.34%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.34%) SAML
10 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.09%) Clustering
3 19 (6.42%) Replication
4 17 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.07%) PKI
6 14 (4.73%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.72%) Driving Licence
8 10 (3.38%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.35%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.35%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.01%) NHS
12 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.34%) BYOD
13 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (61.49%) Windows Server
3 178 (60.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (19.59%) Linux
6 41 (13.85%) Unix
7 39 (13.18%) Windows 7
8 32 (10.81%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.09%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.72%) Windows Vista
12 10 (3.38%) Android
12 10 (3.38%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.35%) SUSE
14 3 (1.01%) CentOS
15 2 (0.68%) Solaris
15 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.34%) AIX
16 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.01%) ITIL
2 29 (9.80%) Change Management
3 27 (9.12%) Migration
4 22 (7.43%) DevOps
4 22 (7.43%) Virtual Environments
5 19 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (6.42%) Service Management
6 18 (6.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 16 (5.41%) High Availability
7 16 (5.41%) Project Management
7 16 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.07%) ITIL V3
9 14 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (4.39%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 12 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.05%) Integration Testing
11 12 (4.05%) Patch Management
12 11 (3.72%) Test Automation
12 11 (3.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 102 (34.46%) PowerShell
2 70 (23.65%) SQL
3 24 (8.11%) VB
4 21 (7.09%) Java
5 18 (6.08%) VBScript
6 10 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.04%) C#
8 8 (2.70%) F#
8 8 (2.70%) Perl
9 6 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.69%) Python
10 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.35%) Ruby
12 3 (1.01%) PHP
13 2 (0.68%) C
14 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 71 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (22.97%) SC Cleared
4 54 (18.24%) MCSE
5 24 (8.11%) MCP
6 22 (7.43%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (6.08%) MCSA
9 14 (4.73%) CCNA
9 14 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (3.38%) MCITP
11 7 (2.36%) CCNP
11 7 (2.36%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.03%) Degree
13 5 (1.69%) MCTS
14 4 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.35%) ISEB
14 4 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.05%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) PMO
3 6 (2.03%) QA
4 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.01%) GDPR
6 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.68%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 177 (59.80%) Active Directory
2 111 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (14.86%) Hyper-V
4 38 (12.84%) vSphere
5 35 (11.82%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (6.08%) XenApp
8 10 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (2.03%) Terminal Services
9 6 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.69%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.69%) UAG
10 5 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.35%) Docker
11 4 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (13.18%) SCCM
2 27 (9.12%) NetBackup
3 23 (7.77%) WSUS
4 15 (5.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (4.73%) SCOM
6 12 (4.05%) AirWatch
7 9 (3.04%) vRealize
8 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (2.36%) Nessus
9 7 (2.36%) Puppet
9 7 (2.36%) vCenter Server
10 6 (2.03%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.69%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.35%) Ansible
13 3 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (57.43%) VMware
2 137 (46.28%) Microsoft
3 64 (21.62%) HP
4 52 (17.57%) Citrix
5 48 (16.22%) Cisco
6 31 (10.47%) Symantec
7 25 (8.45%) Oracle
8 23 (7.77%) McAfee
9 20 (6.76%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.39%) NetApp
11 12 (4.05%) F5
11 12 (4.05%) MobileIron
12 11 (3.72%) Sophos
13 10 (3.38%) Lumension
13 10 (3.38%) ServiceNow
13 10 (3.38%) Veritas
14 9 (3.04%) Dell
14 9 (3.04%) IBM
15 8 (2.70%) EMC
16 7 (2.36%) Remedy
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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