The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 28 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 87 88
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 39 54 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.91% 1.93% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.40% 8.06% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 38
Median daily rate £325 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £425 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -1.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +2.38%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 415 670 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.33% 23.92% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 464 351
Median daily rate £363 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 55
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Yorkshire +19 19 £325 +22.64% 1
West Yorkshire +4 15 £338 -6.25% 14
North Yorkshire +1 4 £150 -41.74% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 34 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 27 (37.50%) VMware
6 20 (27.78%) Migration
6 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
8 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (25.00%) Firewall
8 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
9 17 (23.61%) SQL
10 14 (19.44%) ITIL
10 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
11 13 (18.06%) HP
12 12 (16.67%) Cisco
13 11 (15.28%) Dell
13 11 (15.28%) Finance
13 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (13.89%) Office 365
14 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (13.89%) DNS
14 10 (13.89%) SAN
14 10 (13.89%) NetApp
14 10 (13.89%) IIS
15 9 (12.50%) Oracle
15 9 (12.50%) ETL

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) IIS
3 9 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Primavera
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.89%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) Firewall
2 10 (13.89%) DNS
2 10 (13.89%) SAN
3 9 (12.50%) DHCP
4 6 (8.33%) SSL
5 5 (6.94%) LAN
5 5 (6.94%) SMTP
6 4 (5.56%) FTP
6 4 (5.56%) HTTP
6 4 (5.56%) HTTPS
6 4 (5.56%) Telnet
6 4 (5.56%) WAN
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.17%) LDAP
7 3 (4.17%) VoIP
7 3 (4.17%) VPN
8 2 (2.78%) Network Security
8 2 (2.78%) Skype
8 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.11%) SAP BW
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (9.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (9.72%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (9.72%) SAP HANA
5 4 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Back Office
2 2 (2.78%) Law
2 2 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) Developer
4 7 (9.72%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Business Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Implementation Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 34 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.72%) Linux
7 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.17%) CentOS
8 3 (4.17%) SUSE
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.78%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.39%) VMS
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Migration
2 14 (19.44%) ITIL
3 9 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 9 (12.50%) ETL
4 8 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 8 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
5 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.72%) DevOps
5 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (9.72%) Project Management
6 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (4.17%) Coaching
8 2 (2.78%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.78%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.78%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.78%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) CISA
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) MCTS
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
3 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.17%) KVM
5 3 (4.17%) vSphere
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.78%) vCloud
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (5.56%) WSUS
5 2 (2.78%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.78%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.78%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco CME
6 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) SCOM
6 1 (1.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 27 (37.50%) VMware
2 13 (18.06%) HP
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco
4 11 (15.28%) Dell
5 10 (13.89%) NetApp
6 9 (12.50%) Oracle
7 8 (11.11%) SAP
8 7 (9.72%) Citrix
8 7 (9.72%) Veeam
9 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.94%) Sophos
11 3 (4.17%) EMC
11 3 (4.17%) IBM
11 3 (4.17%) Lotus
11 3 (4.17%) Symantec
12 2 (2.78%) F5
13 1 (1.39%) Altiris
13 1 (1.39%) NetMotion Wireless
13 1 (1.39%) Sun