The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 142 151 154
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 925 880 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.61% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 7.48% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 537 461
Median daily rate £330 £334 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 58
Median hourly rate £21.47 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.02% -24.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.26 £37.96 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.53%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10822 11758 12950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 21.49% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6791 6914 7667
Median daily rate £388 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 972 1119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
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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
England -2 779 £338 - 245
London -8 266 £400 +6.66% 70
South East -7 172 £325 -1.51% 55
Scotland +50 107 £300 -7.69% 4
North West +17 87 £330 +1.53% 28
North East +9 66 £350 +25.00% 5
Tyne and Wear +10 57 £350 +52.17% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 56 £350 +52.17%
Hampshire -2 51 £325 - 18
South West -9 51 £190 -37.70% 30
Renfrewshire +23 50 £310 -16.77%
Erskine +24 48 £310 -16.77%
Yorkshire +17 47 £300 -10.78% 19
Manchester +8 45 £303 -6.92% 13
City of London +1 43 £425 +1.49% 17
East of England -18 40 £330 -8.96% 11
Wales +21 30 £488 +50.00% 4
West Midlands -38 28 £290 -11.11% 16
Edinburgh +24 27 £300 -11.11% 1
East Midlands 0 27 £325 +51.16% 10
Surrey +17 26 £308 -6.81% 10
Berkshire -8 26 £325 -1.88% 7
West Yorkshire +13 25 £363 +7.80% 11
Oxfordshire +4 24 £319 -15.00% 7
South Wales +19 21 £449 +38.07% 4
Buckinghamshire +20 20 £331 -15.19% 7
Gloucestershire +6 20 £146 -34.63% 4
Glasgow +13 19 £300 -4.00%
Oxford +6 19 £325 -18.75% 2
Merseyside +14 15 £375 -6.25% 3

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1856 (100.00%) Windows
2 1326 (71.44%) Windows Server
3 1244 (67.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1169 (62.98%) Active Directory
5 936 (50.43%) VMware
6 930 (50.11%) Microsoft
7 611 (32.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 484 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 446 (24.03%) PowerShell
10 435 (23.44%) Citrix
11 422 (22.74%) SQL Server
12 420 (22.63%) MS Exchange
13 391 (21.07%) DNS
14 347 (18.70%) SQL
15 326 (17.56%) SCCM
16 321 (17.30%) ITIL
17 320 (17.24%) DHCP
18 314 (16.92%) Hyper-V
19 309 (16.65%) Office 365
20 307 (16.54%) Windows 7
20 307 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 301 (16.22%) Security Cleared
22 293 (15.79%) Firewall
23 288 (15.52%) Linux
24 282 (15.19%) Cisco
25 281 (15.14%) Migration
26 272 (14.66%) HP
27 269 (14.49%) MS Excel
28 268 (14.44%) SAN
28 268 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 420 (22.63%) MS Exchange
2 268 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 187 (10.08%) IIS
4 186 (10.02%) SharePoint
5 177 (9.54%) Skype for Business
6 157 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 90 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 41 (2.21%) OpenStack
10 36 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 32 (1.72%) Apache
12 29 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (1.02%) Tomcat
15 18 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.92%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.65%) IBM Notes
19 10 (0.54%) WebLogic
20 7 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 269 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 161 (8.67%) MS Office
3 14 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) InDesign
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Demantra
4 4 (0.22%) Eikon
4 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.054%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.054%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.054%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 309 (16.65%) Office 365
2 206 (11.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.42%) IaaS
5 32 (1.72%) SaaS
6 30 (1.62%) PaaS
7 21 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.70%) HP Helion
9 11 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.27%) GitHub
13 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.16%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.16%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 391 (21.07%) DNS
2 320 (17.24%) DHCP
3 293 (15.79%) Firewall
4 268 (14.44%) SAN
5 176 (9.48%) TCP/IP
6 152 (8.19%) LAN
7 134 (7.22%) WAN
8 107 (5.77%) Skype
9 100 (5.39%) VPN
10 74 (3.99%) Internet
10 74 (3.99%) VLAN
11 69 (3.72%) NetScaler
12 62 (3.34%) iSCSI
13 56 (3.02%) NAS
14 53 (2.86%) Wireless
15 50 (2.69%) MPLS
16 49 (2.64%) LDAP
17 39 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (2.10%) VoIP
18 34 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 98 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.40%) MySQL
9 23 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.59%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.43%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (1.94%) TeamCity
2 32 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 22 (1.19%) StarTeam
6 21 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (0.97%) JIRA
8 13 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.43%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.38%) Grunt
10 7 (0.38%) gulp
11 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.27%) MSI
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.22%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.22%) Moq
12 4 (0.22%) NUnit
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.22%) WiX
General
1 240 (12.93%) Finance
2 47 (2.53%) Banking
3 42 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.72%) Retail
6 28 (1.51%) Legal
7 27 (1.45%) Law
8 22 (1.19%) Back Office
9 16 (0.86%) Advertising
10 15 (0.81%) Local Government
11 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.59%) Publishing
12 10 (0.54%) Electronics
13 9 (0.48%) Marketing
14 8 (0.43%) Games
15 7 (0.38%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.38%) Military
16 6 (0.32%) Billing
16 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 289 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 165 (8.89%) Architect
4 164 (8.84%) Analyst
4 164 (8.84%) Windows Engineer
5 139 (7.49%) Consultant
6 134 (7.22%) Administrator
7 124 (6.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 123 (6.63%) Server Engineer
9 108 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 93 (5.01%) VMware Engineer
11 92 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
12 81 (4.36%) Support Analyst
13 75 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
14 74 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
15 69 (3.72%) IT Support
16 67 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support
17 65 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
18 58 (3.13%) IT Engineer
19 57 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (5.71%) .NET
2 44 (2.37%) Web Services
3 40 (2.16%) ASP.NET
4 30 (1.62%) HTML
5 28 (1.51%) XML
6 25 (1.35%) CSS
7 21 (1.13%) Middleware
8 19 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.54%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.43%) ELK Stack
10 8 (0.43%) HTML5
10 8 (0.43%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.43%) Software Packaging
10 8 (0.43%) XSLT
10 8 (0.43%) X-Windows
11 7 (0.38%) Entity Framework
11 7 (0.38%) LESS
11 7 (0.38%) MCollective
11 7 (0.38%) Sass
11 7 (0.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 141 (7.60%) Clustering
3 71 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (3.56%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.91%) PKI
7 53 (2.86%) Replication
8 38 (2.05%) Blackberry
9 26 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 26 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 25 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.19%) EMC VNX
12 18 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.92%) BYOD
14 16 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.81%) NHS
16 13 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.70%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.65%) Digital Media
17 12 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1856 (100.00%) Windows
2 1326 (71.44%) Windows Server
3 1244 (67.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 611 (32.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 307 (16.54%) Windows 7
6 288 (15.52%) Linux
7 167 (9.00%) Windows 10
8 99 (5.33%) Windows 8
9 97 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (4.63%) Windows XP
11 81 (4.36%) Unix
12 58 (3.13%) AIX
13 50 (2.69%) Android
14 36 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 25 (1.35%) Mac OS X
16 24 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.24%) Solaris
18 18 (0.97%) Windows 2000
19 17 (0.92%) CentOS
19 17 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (17.30%) ITIL
2 281 (15.14%) Migration
3 95 (5.12%) Change Management
4 70 (3.77%) DevOps
5 66 (3.56%) Problem Management
6 63 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (3.39%) Service Management
7 59 (3.18%) Service Delivery
8 57 (3.07%) Load Balancing
9 54 (2.91%) Configuration Management
10 48 (2.59%) Project Management
11 47 (2.53%) Incident Management
11 47 (2.53%) Infrastructure Management
12 46 (2.48%) CRM
13 44 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (2.32%) Server Building
15 41 (2.21%) Patch Management
16 40 (2.16%) Time Management
17 37 (1.99%) High Availability
18 35 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 446 (24.03%) PowerShell
2 347 (18.70%) SQL
3 67 (3.61%) VBScript
4 62 (3.34%) C#
5 52 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 50 (2.69%) Java
7 33 (1.78%) VB
8 31 (1.67%) Perl
9 29 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 27 (1.45%) Python
11 21 (1.13%) C
12 19 (1.02%) PHP
13 17 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.70%) C++
16 12 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.54%) Ruby
18 9 (0.48%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.32%) VB6
20 4 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 307 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 301 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 215 (11.58%) MCSE
4 209 (11.26%) SC Cleared
5 108 (5.82%) MCSA
6 100 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (5.12%) Degree
8 79 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 70 (3.77%) MCITP
10 68 (3.66%) CCNA
11 45 (2.42%) DV Cleared
12 39 (2.10%) MCP
13 38 (2.05%) CCNP
14 35 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (1.83%) MCTS
16 29 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
17 28 (1.51%) ISTQB
18 24 (1.29%) DBS Check
19 19 (1.02%) CCA
20 18 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.77%) SLA
2 36 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.81%) QA
4 13 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.16%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.054%) FISMA
10 1 (0.054%) GCP
10 1 (0.054%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.054%) RMADS
System Software
1 1169 (62.98%) Active Directory
2 484 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 314 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 205 (11.05%) vSphere
5 203 (10.94%) XenApp
6 116 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 111 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (5.71%) XenDesktop
9 70 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (1.99%) Terminal Services
12 30 (1.62%) Firmware
13 29 (1.56%) XenServer
14 23 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (1.08%) Docker
15 20 (1.08%) VMware Server
16 19 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (0.97%) DFS Replication
18 14 (0.75%) vCloud
18 14 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 326 (17.56%) SCCM
2 171 (9.21%) SCOM
3 78 (4.20%) WSUS
4 65 (3.50%) Puppet
5 57 (3.07%) NetBackup
6 49 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 46 (2.48%) Backup Exec
8 45 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
9 36 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 32 (1.72%) AirWatch
10 32 (1.72%) Ansible
10 32 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
11 30 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 26 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 23 (1.24%) PowerCLI
14 22 (1.19%) Netcool
15 21 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (0.86%) SCVMM
16 16 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 936 (50.43%) VMware
2 930 (50.11%) Microsoft
3 435 (23.44%) Citrix
4 282 (15.19%) Cisco
5 272 (14.66%) HP
6 105 (5.66%) Symantec
7 99 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 98 (5.28%) NetApp
9 92 (4.96%) Dell
10 79 (4.26%) Oracle
11 75 (4.04%) Intel Security
12 58 (3.13%) EMC
13 53 (2.86%) IBM
14 51 (2.75%) Veeam
15 48 (2.59%) Veritas
16 45 (2.42%) CheckPoint
17 38 (2.05%) Juniper
18 33 (1.78%) Sophos
19 29 (1.56%) Apple
20 28 (1.51%) Avaya
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