The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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
England / South West
Rank 73 65 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 +22  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 66 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.56% 2.72% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.22% 12.02% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 33
Median daily rate £348 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £19.39 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.45 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £22.00 £21.11
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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 464 657 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 18.03% 22.65% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 394 303
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 84
Median hourly rate £16.38 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £46.27 £36.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the South West

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Bristol +5 23 £425 +18.05% 7
Gloucestershire +6 11 £140 -53.33% 1
Somerset +5 10 £325 +71.05% 2
Wiltshire -18 9 £208 -40.71% 3
Devon -7 3 £175 -6.66% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (83.64%) Windows Server
3 77 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 70 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (52.73%) VMware
6 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
7 31 (28.18%) DNS
7 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
9 25 (22.73%) Linux
10 24 (21.82%) MS Excel
10 24 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (20.91%) Security Cleared
11 23 (20.91%) Windows 7
12 22 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 22 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 21 (19.09%) Red Hat
13 21 (19.09%) Office 365
14 20 (18.18%) MS Office
15 18 (16.36%) SQL
15 18 (16.36%) Firewall
15 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
16 16 (14.55%) Oracle
16 16 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (13.64%) LAN
17 15 (13.64%) DHCP
17 15 (13.64%) PowerShell
17 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 22 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.73%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (8.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (8.18%) Skype for Business
6 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (5.45%) IIS
8 2 (1.82%) Apache
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
8 2 (1.82%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.91%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.18%) MS Office
3 5 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.82%) MS Project
5 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.64%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.91%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.91%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Office 365
2 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.91%) GitHub
5 1 (0.91%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.18%) DNS
2 18 (16.36%) Firewall
3 15 (13.64%) DHCP
3 15 (13.64%) LAN
4 13 (11.82%) WAN
5 10 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (8.18%) Skype
7 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.27%) Wireless
8 7 (6.36%) PuTTY
8 7 (6.36%) SAN
8 7 (6.36%) WinSCP
9 6 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.64%) Internet
10 4 (3.64%) VPN
11 3 (2.73%) LDAP
12 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 10 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.73%) MySQL
9 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.36%) HP UFT
2 7 (6.36%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (6.36%) Selenium
2 7 (6.36%) SpecFlow
2 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.36%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.55%) Ant
3 5 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 5 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.55%) TestNG
3 5 (4.55%) Toad
4 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.91%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.91%) Maven
6 1 (0.91%) MSI
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Electronics
2 6 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.45%) Marketing
2 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Local Government
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Support Engineer
2 12 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (10.00%) Architect
4 8 (7.27%) Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.36%) IT Support
6 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.45%) Consultant
6 6 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Tester
8 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) .NET
2 5 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (1.82%) LAMP
3 2 (1.82%) SAML
4 1 (0.91%) ADO
4 1 (0.91%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.91%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.73%) Clustering
4 3 (2.73%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.91%) CMDB
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Handset
6 1 (0.91%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (83.64%) Windows Server
3 70 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (22.73%) Linux
5 24 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (20.91%) Windows 7
7 22 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 10 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.55%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.73%) Android
12 2 (1.82%) CentOS
12 2 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (10.91%) Migration
3 10 (9.09%) ITIL
4 8 (7.27%) Change Management
5 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (6.36%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (6.36%) DevOps
5 7 (6.36%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (6.36%) Integration Testing
5 7 (6.36%) Network Management
5 7 (6.36%) Project Management
5 7 (6.36%) Regression Testing
5 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.36%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (6.36%) Time Management
6 6 (5.45%) BDD
6 6 (5.45%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (5.45%) Test Scripting
6 6 (5.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) SQL
2 15 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.36%) F#
3 7 (6.36%) Java
4 6 (5.45%) VBScript
5 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.82%) Perl
6 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 2 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (20.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 5 (4.55%) Degree
4 5 (4.55%) ISEB
5 4 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.82%) MCSE
8 1 (0.91%) CCNA
8 1 (0.91%) CCNP
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.91%) SANS
8 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.73%) QA
4 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (8.18%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (8.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.27%) vSphere
7 7 (6.36%) DFS Replication
8 4 (3.64%) XenApp
9 3 (2.73%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.82%) Shibboleth
10 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.91%) Docker
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.91%) UAG
11 1 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) vRealize
1 7 (6.36%) WSUS
2 5 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (2.73%) Nagios
4 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.82%) SCOM
4 2 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (52.73%) VMware
2 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
3 21 (19.09%) Red Hat
4 16 (14.55%) Oracle
5 12 (10.91%) Cisco
5 12 (10.91%) Citrix
5 12 (10.91%) HP
6 11 (10.00%) SAP
7 7 (6.36%) Apple
8 6 (5.45%) Dell
8 6 (5.45%) Symantec
9 4 (3.64%) Intel
9 4 (3.64%) IronPort
9 4 (3.64%) NetApp
9 4 (3.64%) Pegasus
9 4 (3.64%) QAD
9 4 (3.64%) RightFax
10 3 (2.73%) Dell Compellent
10 3 (2.73%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.82%) Gemalto
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