The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 39 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.38% 2.72% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.50% 9.09% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £250 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £317 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £438 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £341
% change year-on-year -4.41% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -21.42% +1.94%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 133 143 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.09% 29.92% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 180 168
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £112 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.31 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £21.30 £16.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in South Wales

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in South Wales

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in South Wales

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in South Wales

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cardiff -11 2 £250 -35.48% 2
Windows Server 2012
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) iPhone
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (14.29%) NAS
6 1 (14.29%) XenApp
6 1 (14.29%) Veeam
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) ADSL
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) IPv6
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) Contact Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
1 1 (14.29%) ITSM
1 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) Veeam