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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Wales / South Wales
Rank 49 49 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 6 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.07% 3.65% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.36% 10.19% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Median daily rate £206 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £159 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £475 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 112 206 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.93% 35.76% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 135 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £422 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Cardiff +8 4 £138 -55.10% 1
Bridgend - 1 £275 -
Windows Server 2012
Wales

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) MySQL
7 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (30.00%) RedGate
7 6 (30.00%) MCITP
8 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (15.00%) Software Licensing
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (15.00%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.00%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (10.00%) ADSL
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) MySQL
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Contact Management
4 1 (5.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) MCDBA
1 6 (30.00%) MCITP
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Nessus
3 1 (5.00%) Packer
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Rundeck
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) RedGate
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Avaya
6 3 (15.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
8 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.00%) Remedy
8 1 (5.00%) Sonatype
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (5.00%) Veeam