Period
to 21 March 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 21 March 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 122 108
Rank change year-on-year -38 -14 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 259 327 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 1.96% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.49% 8.72% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 176 222
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £240
90th Percentile £566 £511 £500
England median daily rate £375 £346 £345
% change year-on-year +8.54% +0.14% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 9
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.51% -20.45% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.30 £13.05
90th Percentile £50.50 £46.28 £29.30
England median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +48.57% -7.89% -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 3,456 3,749 3,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.06% 22.51% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,024 2,054 1,876
South East median daily rate £405 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.24% +4.33%
10th Percentile £158 £143 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £435 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 281 279
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% -18.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £44.62
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.00% -2.02%

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 21 March 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 21 March 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 21 March 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 +11 116 £425 +19.72% 27
Hampshire -58 61 £375 - 16
Berkshire +4 50 £365 +21.67% 12
Buckinghamshire +20 45 £423 +11.18% 11
Surrey +4 31 £340 +4.62% 12
Oxfordshire +23 21 £475 +35.71% 4
West Sussex +6 19 £400 +300.00% 7
Kent -7 19 £245 -30.00% 12
East Sussex -14 12 £224 -44.06% 3
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Windows
2 183 (70.66%) Active Directory
3 154 (59.46%) Windows Server
4 132 (50.97%) Microsoft
5 128 (49.42%) VMware
6 96 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (31.66%) Office 365
8 81 (31.27%) Security Cleared
9 71 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (25.87%) ITIL
11 61 (23.55%) DNS
11 61 (23.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 53 (20.46%) PowerShell
13 52 (20.08%) SC Cleared
13 52 (20.08%) DHCP
14 50 (19.31%) SCCM
15 48 (18.53%) Hyper-V
16 47 (18.15%) SQL
17 46 (17.76%) Citrix
18 43 (16.60%) Windows 10
19 42 (16.22%) SQL Server
20 40 (15.44%) Firewall
21 39 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 39 (15.06%) DV Cleared
22 37 (14.29%) MS Exchange
23 36 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
23 36 (13.90%) Change Management
23 36 (13.90%) Windows 7
24 35 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 33 (12.74%) Linux

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 37 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 31 (11.97%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.72%) IIS
4 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.63%) Skype for Business
7 11 (4.25%) WebLogic
8 10 (3.86%) Confluence
9 8 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.16%) Totara
11 2 (0.77%) Apache
11 2 (0.77%) Documentum
11 2 (0.77%) JBoss
11 2 (0.77%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 82 (31.66%) Office 365
2 61 (23.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.27%) IaaS
4 19 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (6.95%) PaaS
5 18 (6.95%) SaaS
6 17 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.77%) Akamai
7 2 (0.77%) G Suite
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (23.55%) DNS
2 52 (20.08%) DHCP
3 40 (15.44%) Firewall
4 30 (11.58%) SAN
5 16 (6.18%) LAN
5 16 (6.18%) Skype
6 15 (5.79%) VPN
7 14 (5.41%) WAN
8 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (3.09%) SSL
10 7 (2.70%) Wireless
11 6 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.32%) MPLS
11 6 (2.32%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.32%) VoIP
12 5 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (1.93%) FCoE
12 5 (1.93%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.25%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.16%) MySQL
7 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.39%) Power BI
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) JIRA
2 3 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (8.11%) Finance
2 8 (3.09%) Military
3 5 (1.93%) Retail
4 4 (1.54%) Publishing
5 3 (1.16%) Advertising
5 3 (1.16%) Back Office
5 3 (1.16%) Games
5 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.20%) Analyst
3 25 (9.65%) IT Support
4 23 (8.88%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.49%) Architect
6 20 (7.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (7.34%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (6.56%) Administrator
8 17 (6.56%) Server Engineer
9 15 (5.79%) Consultant
10 14 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
11 12 (4.63%) IT Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
13 10 (3.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 10 (3.86%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.86%) Office 365 Administrator
13 10 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (3.47%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.25%) .NET
1 11 (4.25%) Middleware
2 10 (3.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (2.32%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.16%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.16%) WCF
4 3 (1.16%) Web Services
5 2 (0.77%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.39%) COM
6 1 (0.39%) J2EE
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.39%) Web Services Management
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.49%) PKI
4 10 (3.86%) DataPower
5 9 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.70%) Clustering
7 6 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.77%) BYOD
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.39%) CMDB
10 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.39%) IBM Storwize
10 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 259 (100.00%) Windows
2 154 (59.46%) Windows Server
3 96 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (16.60%) Windows 10
5 36 (13.90%) Windows 7
5 36 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (12.74%) Linux
7 17 (6.56%) Unix
8 15 (5.79%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.25%) AIX
11 6 (2.32%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.54%) Android
12 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.16%) VMS
14 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.39%) CentOS
15 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.87%) ITIL
2 36 (13.90%) Change Management
3 35 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (11.97%) Service Management
5 28 (10.81%) Migration
6 23 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (6.95%) Identity Management
8 17 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (6.18%) Server Building
10 14 (5.41%) Data Protection
10 14 (5.41%) DevOps
10 14 (5.41%) Load Balancing
11 13 (5.02%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.25%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.25%) TOGAF
13 10 (3.86%) Coaching
13 10 (3.86%) ITIL V3
13 10 (3.86%) Network Design
14 9 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.46%) PowerShell
2 47 (18.15%) SQL
3 8 (3.09%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.32%) Java
5 3 (1.16%) C#
5 3 (1.16%) VBScript
6 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.77%) C
6 2 (0.77%) C++
6 2 (0.77%) Go
6 2 (0.77%) Python
6 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (31.27%) Security Cleared
2 52 (20.08%) SC Cleared
3 39 (15.06%) DV Cleared
3 39 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (8.49%) MCSE
5 20 (7.72%) MCSA
6 18 (6.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.02%) Degree
8 12 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (3.86%) CCNP
10 7 (2.70%) CCNA
10 7 (2.70%) MCITP
11 6 (2.32%) MCP
12 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.16%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.77%) VCAP
15 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (70.66%) Active Directory
2 71 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (18.53%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.88%) XenApp
5 21 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.95%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (6.95%) vSphere
7 17 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.16%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.16%) UAG
13 2 (0.77%) Docker
13 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.39%) Firmware
14 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (19.31%) SCCM
2 24 (9.27%) SCOM
3 11 (4.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (3.86%) Data Guard
5 9 (3.47%) NetBackup
5 9 (3.47%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.32%) WSUS
8 5 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.54%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.77%) Mesos
11 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.77%) Nagios
11 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 132 (50.97%) Microsoft
2 128 (49.42%) VMware
3 46 (17.76%) Citrix
4 30 (11.58%) Cisco
5 23 (8.88%) HP
6 20 (7.72%) Oracle
7 19 (7.34%) Dell
8 17 (6.56%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.41%) EqualLogic
9 14 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 13 (5.02%) IBM
10 13 (5.02%) NetApp
11 12 (4.63%) Google
12 8 (3.09%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.70%) Symantec
14 6 (2.32%) F5
15 5 (1.93%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.93%) EMC
16 4 (1.54%) Avaya
16 4 (1.54%) Juniper