The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 152 116 189
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +73
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 849 1007 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.95% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.66% 9.01% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 626 340
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 72 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £41.47 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.80 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.04% +8.05%
Windows Server 2012
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11086 11182 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.62% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7140 6730 6513
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 865 972
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -50 288 £364 +11.92% 75
South East -32 187 £350 - 58
South West +11 81 £350 +12.00% 20
North West +33 80 £325 +8.33% 26
Yorkshire +8 61 £313 +13.63% 30
East of England -18 50 £338 -3.57% 18
West Midlands -22 42 £400 +33.33% 18
North East -22 40 £230 -38.66% 3
East Midlands +1 19 £375 +30.43% 13
Midlands -6 2 £200 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1872 (100.00%) Windows
2 1349 (72.06%) Windows Server
3 1191 (63.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 1143 (61.06%) Active Directory
5 978 (52.24%) VMware
6 905 (48.34%) Microsoft
7 649 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 501 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 486 (25.96%) Citrix
10 456 (24.36%) PowerShell
11 412 (22.01%) MS Exchange
12 388 (20.73%) SQL Server
13 359 (19.18%) SCCM
14 358 (19.12%) DNS
15 356 (19.02%) Security Cleared
16 340 (18.16%) ITIL
17 332 (17.74%) Migration
18 318 (16.99%) SQL
18 318 (16.99%) Hyper-V
19 317 (16.93%) Windows 7
19 317 (16.93%) Linux
20 306 (16.35%) HP
21 298 (15.92%) SAN
22 280 (14.96%) Finance
23 279 (14.90%) DHCP
24 272 (14.53%) SC Cleared
25 255 (13.62%) Cisco
26 248 (13.25%) MS Excel
27 243 (12.98%) Firewall
28 239 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 412 (22.01%) MS Exchange
2 239 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 212 (11.32%) SharePoint
4 151 (8.07%) Skype for Business
5 145 (7.75%) IIS
6 142 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 52 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 38 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (1.87%) Apache
11 31 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (1.60%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.39%) IBM Notes
14 24 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (1.01%) SAS
16 18 (0.96%) CMS
17 17 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (0.85%) OpenStack
19 15 (0.80%) IBM Domino
19 15 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 248 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 172 (9.19%) MS Office
3 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.48%) SPSS
5 5 (0.27%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) HipChat
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.053%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 13 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.27%) Eikon
4 5 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.053%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.053%) Magento
6 1 (0.053%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.053%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.053%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 229 (12.23%) Office 365
2 155 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.66%) IaaS
5 25 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (1.18%) PaaS
7 13 (0.69%) SaaS
8 10 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.43%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.27%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 358 (19.12%) DNS
2 298 (15.92%) SAN
3 279 (14.90%) DHCP
4 243 (12.98%) Firewall
5 169 (9.03%) WAN
6 164 (8.76%) LAN
7 134 (7.16%) TCP/IP
8 82 (4.38%) VPN
9 81 (4.33%) NetScaler
10 78 (4.17%) Skype
11 64 (3.42%) Internet
12 49 (2.62%) iSCSI
13 47 (2.51%) VLAN
14 46 (2.46%) Wireless
15 43 (2.30%) MPLS
16 42 (2.24%) NAS
17 36 (1.92%) VoIP
18 32 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
19 28 (1.50%) Network Security
20 26 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 35 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.39%) MySQL
10 21 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 7 (0.37%) Big Data
15 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.80%) JIRA
5 14 (0.75%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.37%) MSI
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.32%) StarTeam
10 5 (0.27%) Grunt
10 5 (0.27%) gulp
11 4 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.16%) GitLab
12 3 (0.16%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.16%) Selenium
12 3 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 280 (14.96%) Finance
2 72 (3.85%) Banking
3 40 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.03%) Legal
5 37 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.50%) Back Office
7 27 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.34%) Retail
9 18 (0.96%) Advertising
10 17 (0.91%) Military
11 14 (0.75%) Marketing
12 12 (0.64%) Law
12 12 (0.64%) Publishing
13 10 (0.53%) Local Government
14 9 (0.48%) Electronics
14 9 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Games
16 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.21%) French Language
17 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 282 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (11.97%) Support Engineer
3 200 (10.68%) Analyst
4 185 (9.88%) Architect
5 161 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
6 160 (8.55%) Server Engineer
7 147 (7.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 126 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 121 (6.46%) Consultant
10 112 (5.98%) Administrator
11 104 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
12 88 (4.70%) Wintel Engineer
13 86 (4.59%) Infrastructure Support
14 81 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
15 74 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 73 (3.90%) Support Analyst
17 71 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
18 70 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 65 (3.47%) Server Support
20 64 (3.42%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (6.04%) .NET
2 62 (3.31%) HTML
3 38 (2.03%) CSS
4 34 (1.82%) Web Services
5 31 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 24 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 17 (0.91%) SAML
7 17 (0.91%) XML
8 14 (0.75%) jQuery
8 14 (0.75%) Middleware
9 12 (0.64%) HTML5
10 11 (0.59%) LAMP
11 10 (0.53%) XSLT
12 9 (0.48%) Classic ASP
13 8 (0.43%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.32%) Ajax
14 6 (0.32%) Entity Framework
14 6 (0.32%) JSP
14 6 (0.32%) WCF
15 5 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 125 (6.68%) Clustering
3 59 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (2.62%) Replication
5 42 (2.24%) Fat Client
5 42 (2.24%) Thin Client
6 41 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.19%) PKI
7 31 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.44%) NHS
10 21 (1.12%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.91%) EMC VNX
13 15 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.59%) LPAR
17 10 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1872 (100.00%) Windows
2 1349 (72.06%) Windows Server
3 1191 (63.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 649 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 317 (16.93%) Linux
5 317 (16.93%) Windows 7
6 156 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 132 (7.05%) Windows 8
8 91 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 81 (4.33%) Unix
10 42 (2.24%) Windows XP
11 31 (1.66%) CentOS
12 30 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 20 (1.07%) Android
15 18 (0.96%) AIX
15 18 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 17 (0.91%) SUSE
17 16 (0.85%) Solaris
17 16 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (18.16%) ITIL
2 332 (17.74%) Migration
3 90 (4.81%) Project Management
4 84 (4.49%) Change Management
5 82 (4.38%) Server Building
6 75 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (3.74%) Configuration Management
7 70 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (3.63%) Service Management
8 68 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (3.53%) Incident Management
10 57 (3.04%) Service Delivery
11 54 (2.88%) Software Engineering
12 49 (2.62%) High Availability
13 48 (2.56%) CRM
14 47 (2.51%) Capacity Management
15 46 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
16 43 (2.30%) Test Automation
17 41 (2.19%) Application Packaging
18 40 (2.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 456 (24.36%) PowerShell
2 318 (16.99%) SQL
3 86 (4.59%) VBScript
4 78 (4.17%) C#
5 67 (3.58%) JavaScript
6 62 (3.31%) Java
7 47 (2.51%) VB
8 34 (1.82%) Python
8 34 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.66%) Perl
10 29 (1.55%) C
11 28 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 27 (1.44%) PHP
13 13 (0.69%) Ruby
14 12 (0.64%) C++
15 10 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.37%) Tcl
17 6 (0.32%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 356 (19.02%) Security Cleared
2 272 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 238 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (8.65%) MCSE
5 101 (5.40%) MCSA
6 80 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 59 (3.15%) CCNA
9 55 (2.94%) Degree
10 44 (2.35%) MCITP
11 41 (2.19%) DV Cleared
12 30 (1.60%) CCNP
13 24 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 24 (1.28%) MCTS
14 23 (1.23%) CISSP
15 19 (1.01%) MCP
16 18 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.80%) DBS Check
18 10 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
19 9 (0.48%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.37%) SLA
2 30 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.55%) QA
4 23 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.27%) COBIT
6 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.21%) GPG13
7 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.21%) RMADS
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.053%) FISMA
9 1 (0.053%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.053%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1143 (61.06%) Active Directory
2 501 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 318 (16.99%) Hyper-V
4 226 (12.07%) vSphere
5 188 (10.04%) XenApp
6 118 (6.30%) XenDesktop
7 110 (5.88%) VMware ESX
8 95 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 44 (2.35%) Terminal Services
11 44 (2.35%) XenServer
12 28 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (1.18%) VMware Server
14 21 (1.12%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.01%) Xen
16 17 (0.91%) Firmware
17 15 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (0.69%) NFS
19 12 (0.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 359 (19.18%) SCCM
2 210 (11.22%) SCOM
3 68 (3.63%) WSUS
4 59 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 51 (2.72%) NetBackup
6 43 (2.30%) Puppet
7 40 (2.14%) Backup Exec
8 35 (1.87%) SCVMM
9 27 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
10 24 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 22 (1.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 21 (1.12%) HP SIM
12 21 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 19 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 19 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
14 18 (0.96%) EdgeSight
15 17 (0.91%) Ansible
15 17 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (0.91%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 978 (52.24%) VMware
2 905 (48.34%) Microsoft
3 486 (25.96%) Citrix
4 306 (16.35%) HP
5 255 (13.62%) Cisco
6 131 (7.00%) NetApp
7 111 (5.93%) Dell
8 104 (5.56%) Oracle
9 90 (4.81%) Red Hat
10 69 (3.69%) IBM
11 60 (3.21%) Symantec
12 56 (2.99%) EMC
13 49 (2.62%) Intel Security
14 42 (2.24%) AppSense
15 39 (2.08%) Juniper
16 38 (2.03%) Veeam
17 35 (1.87%) Remedy
18 28 (1.50%) Sophos
19 26 (1.39%) SolarWinds
20 25 (1.34%) CommVault
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