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 24 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
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 75 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 46 67 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.72% 2.25% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% 10.65% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 44
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £226 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £499 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £339
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.19% +4.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year -23.25% +4.36%  

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 447 629 682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.70% 21.11% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 360 392
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 92
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.82 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 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
Bristol -9 13 £317 -9.42% 11
Dorset +14 9 £375 - 4
Wiltshire -3 9 £325 -10.34% 3
Somerset -4 8 £190 +1.33% 1
Gloucestershire -2 4 £300 -17.24% 5
Devon -6 2 £158 -31.89%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (77.68%) Windows Server
3 86 (76.79%) Active Directory
4 74 (66.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (56.25%) VMware
6 48 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 33 (29.46%) Linux
8 31 (27.68%) MS Exchange
8 31 (27.68%) DNS
9 29 (25.89%) SQL Server
10 28 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (24.11%) Security Cleared
12 26 (23.21%) SQL
12 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (22.32%) Migration
14 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
14 24 (21.43%) Windows 10
15 22 (19.64%) SC Cleared
15 22 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (19.64%) Oracle
16 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (18.75%) Windows 7
16 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (17.86%) Office 365
17 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (16.96%) Finance
19 18 (16.07%) DHCP

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 31 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
5 16 (14.29%) Skype for Business
6 13 (11.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (7.14%) IIS
8 6 (5.36%) Apache
8 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
9 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (2.68%) Confluence
12 2 (1.79%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.57%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (17.86%) Office 365
3 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.68%) DNS
2 18 (16.07%) DHCP
3 16 (14.29%) Skype
4 14 (12.50%) Firewall
5 13 (11.61%) SAN
6 11 (9.82%) WAN
7 10 (8.93%) LAN
7 10 (8.93%) PuTTY
7 10 (8.93%) WinSCP
8 9 (8.04%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (7.14%) VPN
10 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (4.46%) Extranet
11 5 (4.46%) Intranet
11 5 (4.46%) LDAP
12 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.57%) VLAN
13 3 (2.68%) Internet
13 3 (2.68%) NAS
13 3 (2.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 13 (11.61%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (7.14%) MySQL
8 4 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.89%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.82%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.93%) HP UFT
3 10 (8.93%) Oracle APEX
3 10 (8.93%) Selenium
3 10 (8.93%) SpecFlow
3 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
4 8 (7.14%) Ant
4 8 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 8 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 8 (7.14%) TestNG
4 8 (7.14%) Toad
5 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.68%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.89%) Maven
8 1 (0.89%) Redmine
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.04%) Electronics
3 9 (8.04%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.04%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (13.39%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Architect
5 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (8.04%) Tester
6 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) IT Support
7 7 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.36%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) .NET
2 8 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) LAMP
3 3 (2.68%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.79%) SAML
5 1 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.89%) OpenVZ
5 1 (0.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) RIA
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.68%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.89%) Handset
6 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (77.68%) Windows Server
3 74 (66.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (29.46%) Linux
5 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 22 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 13 (11.61%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.25%) CentOS
11 3 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.79%) Android
12 2 (1.79%) Unix
12 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Migration
2 20 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.93%) Change Management
5 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (8.93%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (8.93%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (8.93%) Integration Testing
5 10 (8.93%) ITIL
5 10 (8.93%) Regression Testing
5 10 (8.93%) Scrum
5 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.93%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (8.04%) DevOps
6 9 (8.04%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (8.04%) Programme Management
6 9 (8.04%) Test Scripting
6 9 (8.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.21%) SQL
2 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) F#
3 10 (8.93%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) PHP
5 6 (5.36%) VBScript
6 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.57%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) VB
8 2 (1.79%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) ISEB
4 6 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.46%) DBS Check
5 5 (4.46%) Degree
6 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.89%) MCSA
8 1 (0.89%) SANS
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (76.79%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (9.82%) vSphere
6 10 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (8.04%) VMware Server
8 7 (6.25%) DFS Replication
9 5 (4.46%) Samba
9 5 (4.46%) Squid
9 5 (4.46%) XenApp
10 2 (1.79%) Shibboleth
10 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.79%) Xen
11 1 (0.89%) Docker
11 1 (0.89%) pfSense
11 1 (0.89%) UAG
11 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) SCCM
2 10 (8.93%) vRealize
3 9 (8.04%) WSUS
4 7 (6.25%) SCOM
5 6 (5.36%) Nagios
6 5 (4.46%) AirWatch
6 5 (4.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (4.46%) Webmin
6 5 (4.46%) Xymon
7 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.68%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.68%) Puppet
8 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 63 (56.25%) VMware
2 48 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 28 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 22 (19.64%) Oracle
5 15 (13.39%) Citrix
6 13 (11.61%) Cisco
6 13 (11.61%) HP
6 13 (11.61%) SAP
7 10 (8.93%) Veeam
8 6 (5.36%) Symantec
9 5 (4.46%) Dell
9 5 (4.46%) MobileIron
10 4 (3.57%) Apple
10 4 (3.57%) Intel
10 4 (3.57%) IronPort
10 4 (3.57%) NetApp
10 4 (3.57%) Pegasus
10 4 (3.57%) QAD
10 4 (3.57%) RightFax
10 4 (3.57%) Sophos
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