The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 34 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.30% 1.75% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.00% 7.46% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Median daily rate £388 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -24.31% -0.91%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 67 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 15.33% 23.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 64
Median daily rate £350 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.60 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Southampton

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Southampton over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Southampton

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
6 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
6 1 (11.11%) Server Building
6 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (11.11%) Network Management
1 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 1 (11.11%) Process Management
1 1 (11.11%) Scrum
1 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
1 1 (11.11%) Server Building
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Service Design
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
1 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (11.11%) V-Model
1 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) EMC