The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 23 April 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.42% 1.00% 8.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 5.00% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +1.53% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £21.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.88% +4.51%  

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 Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 37 20 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.24% 20.00% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 17
Median daily rate £200 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -25.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Watford

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Watford region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) VMS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Server Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) VMS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp