Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 103 84
Rank change year-on-year 0 -19 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 376 369 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 2.22% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.78% 9.66% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 266 322
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £240 £213
90th Percentile £475 £488 £438
England median daily rate £325 £350 £331
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £24.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.31% +41.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £18.68 £13.45
90th Percentile £35.26 £48.38 £37.58
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% +8.11% -26.00%

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 3843 3819 4770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 22.95% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2139 2229 2620
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £150 £188 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 273 466
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.46 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +18 173 £325 - 13
Hampshire -7 109 £375 +13.64% 12
Berkshire +38 74 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 57 £336 +7.60% 3
Surrey -5 51 £365 +5.80% 11
Oxfordshire -2 43 £310 -4.62% 8
Kent +2 21 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex -10 14 £100 -69.23% 5
East Sussex +6 7 £400 - 2
Middlesex +2 1 £213 -34.62%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 267 (71.01%) Active Directory
3 259 (68.88%) VMware
4 221 (58.78%) Windows Server
5 198 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 192 (51.06%) Microsoft
7 153 (40.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (25.53%) Security Cleared
9 95 (25.27%) DNS
10 87 (23.14%) PowerShell
11 83 (22.07%) SQL Server
12 77 (20.48%) Linux
12 77 (20.48%) Office 365
13 72 (19.15%) ITIL
14 71 (18.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (18.62%) VMware ESXi
16 67 (17.82%) HP
16 67 (17.82%) DHCP
17 66 (17.55%) SCCM
18 65 (17.29%) Citrix
19 64 (17.02%) SQL
19 64 (17.02%) Hyper-V
19 64 (17.02%) Windows 7
20 61 (16.22%) Firewall
21 59 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
22 58 (15.43%) SC Cleared
23 57 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
24 56 (14.89%) Cisco
25 55 (14.63%) MS Exchange
26 51 (13.56%) Windows 10

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 55 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 32 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.51%) IIS
4 22 (5.85%) Skype for Business
5 17 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.66%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.39%) JBoss
7 9 (2.39%) WildFly
8 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.60%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.06%) Liferay
11 4 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.80%) Documentum
12 3 (0.80%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.53%) Apache
14 1 (0.27%) CMS
14 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.60%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.53%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 77 (20.48%) Office 365
2 59 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.06%) IaaS
7 3 (0.80%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 95 (25.27%) DNS
2 67 (17.82%) DHCP
3 61 (16.22%) Firewall
4 37 (9.84%) SAN
5 32 (8.51%) TCP/IP
6 31 (8.24%) LAN
7 29 (7.71%) WAN
8 20 (5.32%) LDAP
8 20 (5.32%) Skype
8 20 (5.32%) VPN
9 19 (5.05%) Remote Desktop
10 17 (4.52%) VoIP
11 12 (3.19%) PuTTY
11 12 (3.19%) WinSCP
12 11 (2.93%) SSH
13 9 (2.39%) Kerberos
13 9 (2.39%) Network Security
14 8 (2.13%) NAS
15 7 (1.86%) PBX
15 7 (1.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.85%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.33%) DB2
8 4 (1.06%) JasperReports
8 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.80%) MySQL
9 3 (0.80%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.53%) MS Access
11 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (4.26%) Eclipse
2 14 (3.72%) MSI
3 12 (3.19%) Ant
3 12 (3.19%) HP UFT
3 12 (3.19%) Oracle APEX
3 12 (3.19%) Selenium
3 12 (3.19%) SoapUI
3 12 (3.19%) SpecFlow
3 12 (3.19%) TestNG
4 10 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.39%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.06%) JIRA
6 4 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.80%) Toad
8 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) StarTeam
General
1 48 (12.77%) Finance
2 31 (8.24%) Banking
3 11 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.86%) Retail
5 6 (1.60%) Publishing
6 5 (1.33%) Advertising
6 5 (1.33%) French Language
6 5 (1.33%) Military
7 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (14.63%) Support Engineer
2 41 (10.90%) Analyst
3 38 (10.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 37 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.51%) Architect
6 27 (7.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (6.91%) Server Engineer
8 25 (6.65%) Administrator
8 25 (6.65%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (5.05%) VMware Engineer
12 17 (4.52%) Consultant
12 17 (4.52%) Infrastructure Support
13 16 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 14 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 14 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (3.72%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.84%) Web Services
2 19 (5.05%) .NET
3 14 (3.72%) Middleware
4 9 (2.39%) X-Windows
5 5 (1.33%) Java EE
6 4 (1.06%) JTAPI
6 4 (1.06%) RFC 2833
6 4 (1.06%) TAPI
7 2 (0.53%) REST
7 2 (0.53%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) ADO
8 1 (0.27%) COM+
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) WPF
8 1 (0.27%) XSL
8 1 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.71%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.59%) Clustering
4 20 (5.32%) PKI
5 19 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.66%) CMDB
7 9 (2.39%) Replication
8 8 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.86%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.33%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.33%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.80%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (58.78%) Windows Server
3 198 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (20.48%) Linux
5 71 (18.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (17.02%) Windows 7
7 51 (13.56%) Windows 10
8 32 (8.51%) Windows 8
9 28 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (6.91%) Unix
11 16 (4.26%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.13%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.86%) AIX
14 6 (1.60%) Solaris
15 5 (1.33%) Android
15 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.06%) Debian
16 4 (1.06%) Fedora
17 2 (0.53%) SUSE
17 2 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.15%) ITIL
2 45 (11.97%) Change Management
3 40 (10.64%) Migration
4 29 (7.71%) Service Delivery
5 27 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (6.38%) Problem Management
7 21 (5.59%) DevOps
7 21 (5.59%) Incident Management
8 20 (5.32%) Virtual Environments
9 18 (4.79%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.52%) Patch Management
11 15 (3.99%) Project Management
11 15 (3.99%) Service Management
11 15 (3.99%) Test Automation
12 14 (3.72%) ITIL V3
13 12 (3.19%) API Testing
13 12 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
13 12 (3.19%) Presales
13 12 (3.19%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (2.93%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 87 (23.14%) PowerShell
2 64 (17.02%) SQL
3 27 (7.18%) Java
4 14 (3.72%) VBScript
5 12 (3.19%) F#
6 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.80%) Perl
7 3 (0.80%) Python
8 2 (0.53%) C#
8 2 (0.53%) VB
9 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 58 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 57 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (10.90%) DV Cleared
5 39 (10.37%) MCSE
6 19 (5.05%) MCP
7 16 (4.26%) MCSA
8 11 (2.93%) Degree
9 10 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.13%) MCITP
11 6 (1.60%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.60%) ISEB
11 6 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.33%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (1.06%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.59%) SLA
2 10 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.13%) GDPR
4 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.06%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.53%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 267 (71.01%) Active Directory
2 153 (40.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (18.62%) VMware ESXi
4 64 (17.02%) Hyper-V
5 50 (13.30%) vSphere
6 25 (6.65%) XenApp
7 19 (5.05%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.66%) VMware Server
9 8 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.86%) Docker
11 6 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.53%) iptables
14 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (17.55%) SCCM
2 36 (9.57%) NetBackup
3 34 (9.04%) SCOM
4 14 (3.72%) vCenter Server
5 13 (3.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (2.93%) Jamf Pro
7 10 (2.66%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (2.66%) SCVMM
8 9 (2.39%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (2.39%) PowerCLI
9 8 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (1.86%) vRealize
11 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.60%) SCSM
12 5 (1.33%) EdgeSight
12 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (1.33%) WSUS
13 4 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 259 (68.88%) VMware
2 192 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 67 (17.82%) HP
4 65 (17.29%) Citrix
5 56 (14.89%) Cisco
6 39 (10.37%) Oracle
6 39 (10.37%) Symantec
7 34 (9.04%) McAfee
8 25 (6.65%) NetApp
8 25 (6.65%) Red Hat
9 20 (5.32%) Lumension
10 19 (5.05%) F5
11 15 (3.99%) SolarWinds
12 14 (3.72%) Veeam
13 13 (3.46%) EMC
14 12 (3.19%) Software AG
14 12 (3.19%) webMethods
15 9 (2.39%) Meraki
15 9 (2.39%) ServiceNow
16 8 (2.13%) MobileIron