Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 86 84
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +43
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 119 132 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 2.32% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.15% 10.86% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 77
South West median daily rate £325 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +10.91% -13.73%
10th Percentile £175 £121 £154
90th Percentile £486 £495 £419
England median daily rate £325 £350 £331
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.50% -27.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.40 £9.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.50 £44.97
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% +8.11% -26.00%

Windows Server 2012 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1067 1215 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.83% 21.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 722 764
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +11 33 £408 +1.88% 2
Bristol -27 29 £300 -9.09% 5
Gloucestershire +10 18 £300 +76.47% 3
Dorset +12 15 £425 +107.32% 2
Somerset -1 12 £219 +2.94% 1
Devon 0 10 £229 -16.82%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (74.79%) Active Directory
3 82 (68.91%) Windows Server
4 74 (62.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 44 (36.97%) Windows 10
7 41 (34.45%) VMware
7 41 (34.45%) Windows 7
8 40 (33.61%) MS Exchange
9 34 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 30 (25.21%) Office 365
10 30 (25.21%) Migration
11 25 (21.01%) Windows 8
12 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
13 21 (17.65%) Linux
13 21 (17.65%) Citrix
13 21 (17.65%) SCCM
13 21 (17.65%) Security Cleared
14 20 (16.81%) Skype for Business
15 18 (15.13%) Skype
16 17 (14.29%) Hyper-V
17 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (13.45%) Firewall
17 16 (13.45%) Service Delivery
18 15 (12.61%) Finance
18 15 (12.61%) VPN
18 15 (12.61%) DNS
18 15 (12.61%) DHCP
19 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
19 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure

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 40 (33.61%) MS Exchange
2 34 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (16.81%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.21%) Office 365
2 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.84%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) Skype
2 16 (13.45%) Firewall
3 15 (12.61%) DHCP
3 15 (12.61%) DNS
3 15 (12.61%) VPN
4 9 (7.56%) Ethernet
4 9 (7.56%) SAN
5 7 (5.88%) Extranet
5 7 (5.88%) Intranet
5 7 (5.88%) LAN
5 7 (5.88%) WAN
6 5 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.52%) NAS
8 3 (2.52%) VLAN
9 2 (1.68%) Wireless
10 1 (0.84%) SMS
10 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.84%) VoIP
10 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Ant
1 1 (0.84%) Chocolatey
1 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.84%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.84%) Selenium
1 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.84%) TestNG
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.72%) Electronics
3 8 (6.72%) Marketing
3 8 (6.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.36%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (15.13%) Analyst
3 13 (10.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Support
4 12 (10.08%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (9.24%) Administrator
6 10 (8.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Active Directory Support
6 10 (8.40%) Desktop Support
6 10 (8.40%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.56%) Active Directory Analyst
7 9 (7.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Migration Specialist
9 7 (5.88%) Office 365 Specialist
10 6 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) Web Services
2 2 (1.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.36%) Clustering
3 4 (3.36%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.52%) Replication
4 3 (2.52%) RIA
5 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) iPhone
6 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (68.91%) Windows Server
3 74 (62.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (36.97%) Windows 10
5 41 (34.45%) Windows 7
6 25 (21.01%) Windows 8
7 21 (17.65%) Linux
8 12 (10.08%) Apple iOS
9 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.36%) CentOS
11 3 (2.52%) Android
12 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Migration
2 16 (13.45%) Service Delivery
3 13 (10.92%) ITIL
4 10 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.72%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (6.72%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.04%) Network Management
7 5 (4.20%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.20%) Project Management
8 4 (3.36%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.52%) Change Management
9 3 (2.52%) Email Migration
9 3 (2.52%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.52%) Test Management
9 3 (2.52%) Web Development
10 2 (1.68%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.68%) CAD
10 2 (1.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.40%) SQL
3 3 (2.52%) PHP
4 1 (0.84%) F#
4 1 (0.84%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.24%) NVQ Level 4
4 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.88%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.52%) CCNA
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.68%) CCNP
8 2 (1.68%) Degree
9 1 (0.84%) MCP
9 1 (0.84%) MCSA
9 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (74.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.56%) XenApp
5 3 (2.52%) Samba
5 3 (2.52%) Squid
5 3 (2.52%) VMware Server
5 3 (2.52%) vSphere
6 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.84%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.84%) Xen
7 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) SCCM
2 14 (11.76%) AirWatch
2 14 (11.76%) SCOM
3 10 (8.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.52%) Nagios
4 3 (2.52%) Webmin
4 3 (2.52%) Xymon
5 2 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.84%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.84%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.84%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 49 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (34.45%) VMware
3 21 (17.65%) Citrix
4 13 (10.92%) Veeam
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco
5 12 (10.08%) Symantec
6 10 (8.40%) MobileIron
7 8 (6.72%) SAP
8 7 (5.88%) HP
9 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.36%) Apple
10 4 (3.36%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.36%) F5
10 4 (3.36%) IBM
11 3 (2.52%) Dell
11 3 (2.52%) Oracle
12 2 (1.68%) McAfee
12 2 (1.68%) Nimble Storage
13 1 (0.84%) Trustwave
13 1 (0.84%) webMethods