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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 67 92
Rank change year-on-year -51 +25  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 139 265 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 2.84% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.11% 11.25% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 172 110
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.56% -7.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £185 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £43.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.44% +132.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -27.50% -0.46%  

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 1713 2356 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.77% 25.21% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1446 1158
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 164 220
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -16 49 £388 +11.67% 17
Berkshire +8 24 £363 +43.56% 11
Buckinghamshire -4 24 £354 +13.20% 5
Surrey -42 16 £350 +12.90% 15
West Sussex -2 8 £250 -10.71% 3
Oxfordshire -12 7 £338 +35.00% 9
Kent +6 5 £338 +23.85% 5
Middlesex - 3 £550 -
East Sussex +2 2 £288 - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 311 (100.00%) Windows
2 212 (68.17%) Windows Server
3 205 (65.92%) Active Directory
4 196 (63.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (55.63%) VMware
6 137 (44.05%) Microsoft
7 94 (30.23%) PowerShell
8 93 (29.90%) Security Cleared
9 89 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 84 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (24.76%) SC Cleared
12 73 (23.47%) ITIL
13 65 (20.90%) DNS
14 64 (20.58%) SQL
14 64 (20.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 63 (20.26%) SQL Server
16 59 (18.97%) Citrix
17 56 (18.01%) HP
17 56 (18.01%) vSphere
18 53 (17.04%) Hyper-V
19 51 (16.40%) SCCM
19 51 (16.40%) DHCP
20 48 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (15.11%) Linux
22 45 (14.47%) Windows 7
23 43 (13.83%) MS Exchange
23 43 (13.83%) Cisco
23 43 (13.83%) Firewall
24 39 (12.54%) MCSE
24 39 (12.54%) Office 365

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 43 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 31 (9.97%) Skype for Business
4 27 (8.68%) IIS
5 20 (6.43%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.29%) JBoss
9 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.32%) Moodle
11 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.32%) Postilion
2 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (12.54%) Office 365
3 26 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.89%) IaaS
5 8 (2.57%) SaaS
6 6 (1.93%) PaaS
7 5 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.29%) GitHub
9 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.96%) Mailgun
10 1 (0.32%) iTunes
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (20.90%) DNS
2 51 (16.40%) DHCP
3 43 (13.83%) Firewall
4 32 (10.29%) LAN
5 25 (8.04%) WAN
6 20 (6.43%) SAN
7 19 (6.11%) Skype
8 17 (5.47%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.82%) Unified Communications
10 13 (4.18%) Internet
11 11 (3.54%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.22%) NAS
12 10 (3.22%) VPN
13 9 (2.89%) SMTP
14 8 (2.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (2.57%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.93%) PuTTY
15 6 (1.93%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (20.26%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.54%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.25%) DB2
8 6 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.29%) Big Data
10 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.25%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.93%) HP UFT
3 6 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.93%) Selenium
3 6 (1.93%) SpecFlow
3 6 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.61%) MSI
5 4 (1.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.64%) Ant
6 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.64%) Subversion
6 2 (0.64%) TestNG
6 2 (0.64%) Toad
7 1 (0.32%) JSUnit
General
1 34 (10.93%) Finance
2 10 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.93%) Back Office
4 3 (0.96%) Banking
4 3 (0.96%) Publishing
4 3 (0.96%) Retail
5 2 (0.64%) Advertising
5 2 (0.64%) Local Government
5 2 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (12.86%) Windows Engineer
2 37 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.32%) Analyst
3 29 (9.32%) Server Engineer
4 24 (7.72%) Consultant
5 23 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (7.40%) Architect
5 23 (7.40%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (6.11%) Wintel Engineer
7 18 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (5.14%) Administrator
8 16 (5.14%) VMware Engineer
9 14 (4.50%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.86%) Windows Specialist
11 11 (3.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 11 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.22%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.18%) .NET
2 11 (3.54%) Web Services
3 6 (1.93%) CSS
4 5 (1.61%) Java EE
4 5 (1.61%) XML
5 4 (1.29%) Middleware
6 3 (0.96%) ADO
6 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.96%) Classic ASP
6 3 (0.96%) LAMP
6 3 (0.96%) REST
7 2 (0.64%) HTML
7 2 (0.64%) SOAP
8 1 (0.32%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.32%) HTML5
8 1 (0.32%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.32%) SAML
8 1 (0.32%) WCF
8 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.97%) Clustering
3 23 (7.40%) Replication
4 21 (6.75%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.11%) PKI
6 7 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.61%) BYOD
8 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.61%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.29%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.29%) User Experience
10 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.96%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 311 (100.00%) Windows
2 212 (68.17%) Windows Server
3 196 (63.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (15.11%) Linux
6 45 (14.47%) Windows 7
7 38 (12.22%) Windows 10
8 22 (7.07%) Unix
9 19 (6.11%) Windows 8
10 18 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.86%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.89%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.25%) Android
14 5 (1.61%) AIX
14 5 (1.61%) SUSE
15 4 (1.29%) Solaris
16 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.96%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.64%) Debian
17 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.47%) ITIL
2 27 (8.68%) Change Management
2 27 (8.68%) Migration
3 17 (5.47%) Problem Management
3 17 (5.47%) Software Deployment
4 15 (4.82%) DevOps
4 15 (4.82%) Incident Management
4 15 (4.82%) Service Delivery
4 15 (4.82%) Service Management
5 13 (4.18%) Project Management
5 13 (4.18%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (3.54%) ITIL V3
6 11 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (3.54%) Patch Management
6 11 (3.54%) Security Patching
7 10 (3.22%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (3.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 94 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 64 (20.58%) SQL
3 19 (6.11%) VB
4 13 (4.18%) VBScript
5 11 (3.54%) Java
6 9 (2.89%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.57%) Python
8 7 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.25%) Perl
9 6 (1.93%) F#
9 6 (1.93%) Ruby
10 5 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.29%) C#
11 4 (1.29%) PHP
12 2 (0.64%) C
12 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 77 (24.76%) SC Cleared
3 64 (20.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (12.54%) MCSE
5 25 (8.04%) MCSA
6 19 (6.11%) MCP
7 18 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (5.14%) DV Cleared
8 16 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (4.82%) MCITP
10 14 (4.50%) CCNA
11 11 (3.54%) CCNP
12 5 (1.61%) CCA
12 5 (1.61%) CISSP
12 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.29%) Degree
13 4 (1.29%) GCIH
13 4 (1.29%) GIAC
13 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.86%) SLA
2 10 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.25%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.96%) GDPR
7 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 205 (65.92%) Active Directory
2 89 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (18.01%) vSphere
4 53 (17.04%) Hyper-V
5 36 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (10.29%) XenApp
7 18 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (5.47%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (3.86%) Terminal Services
11 10 (3.22%) XenServer
12 8 (2.57%) VMware ESX
13 7 (2.25%) UAG
14 6 (1.93%) Firmware
14 6 (1.93%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 51 (16.40%) SCCM
2 21 (6.75%) WSUS
3 15 (4.82%) SCOM
4 13 (4.18%) Puppet
5 12 (3.86%) NetBackup
6 11 (3.54%) Nessus
7 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (2.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (2.25%) EdgeSight
11 6 (1.93%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.93%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.93%) vRealize
12 5 (1.61%) AppDNA
12 5 (1.61%) Nagios
12 5 (1.61%) XenMobile
13 4 (1.29%) Ansible
13 4 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 173 (55.63%) VMware
2 137 (44.05%) Microsoft
3 59 (18.97%) Citrix
4 56 (18.01%) HP
5 43 (13.83%) Cisco
6 23 (7.40%) Oracle
7 17 (5.47%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.82%) Intel Security
8 15 (4.82%) Symantec
9 12 (3.86%) LANDesk
10 11 (3.54%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.54%) NetApp
10 11 (3.54%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.22%) Dell
11 10 (3.22%) EMC
12 9 (2.89%) F5
12 9 (2.89%) Remedy
13 8 (2.57%) IBM
14 7 (2.25%) Forcepoint
15 6 (1.93%) Sonus
Berkshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £220 - £224 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago