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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 20 May 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 389 323 186
Rank change year-on-year -66 -137 +61
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 429 321 621
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.70% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.89% 4.38% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 446
10th Percentile £159 £203 £185
25th Percentile £263 £298 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £397 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.19% -0.88% +9.59%
75th Percentile £500 £463 £487
90th Percentile £588 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 31
10th Percentile £16.29 £15.58 £11.61
25th Percentile - £17.70 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £34.75 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.45% +44.79% +7.14%
75th Percentile £28.41 £60.06 £45.88
90th Percentile - £61.15 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +6.67%

Windows Server 2012 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,021 7,331 8,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.53% 15.92% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,575 4,843 5,744
10th Percentile £173 £185 £150
25th Percentile £319 £332 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 353 635
10th Percentile £13.33 £11.53 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.76 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.35
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% +0.89% +2.03%
75th Percentile £50.39 £41.00 £21.46
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.75 £47.08
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.48%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 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 6 months to 20 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -116 144 £450 +7.14% 36
South East -11 85 £400 +12.28% 30
North of England -27 63 £375 +2.46% 32
East of England -7 42 £425 +34.92% 17
South West -28 42 £425 +30.77% 16
Midlands -30 35 £423 +14.58% 33
North West -26 33 £168 -54.23% 12
West Midlands -43 20 £500 +46.52% 19
Yorkshire -21 18 £375 +15.38% 18
East Midlands -15 15 £300 -22.58% 14
North East +4 12 £450 +5.26% 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 429 (100.00%) Windows
2 284 (66.20%) Active Directory
3 274 (63.87%) Windows Server
4 261 (60.84%) Microsoft
5 211 (49.18%) Azure
6 209 (48.72%) VMware
7 199 (46.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 189 (44.06%) Microsoft 365
9 164 (38.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 143 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 126 (29.37%) Windows Server 2019
12 125 (29.14%) SQL Server
13 124 (28.90%) SCCM
14 123 (28.67%) PowerShell
15 120 (27.97%) Windows 10
16 118 (27.51%) SQL
17 109 (25.41%) Security Cleared
18 101 (23.54%) DNS
19 98 (22.84%) ITIL
20 86 (20.05%) SC Cleared
20 86 (20.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 85 (19.81%) Hyper-V
21 85 (19.81%) DHCP
22 77 (17.95%) Social Skills
23 73 (17.02%) Cisco
24 71 (16.55%) Firewall
25 69 (16.08%) AWS
25 69 (16.08%) Azure Active Directory
26 65 (15.15%) SLA
27 64 (14.92%) Microsoft Intune

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 55 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 49 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (10.72%) Skype for Business
5 33 (7.69%) IIS
6 23 (5.36%) Confluence
7 15 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.70%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.70%) SAS
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.47%) Content Management Server
12 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 60 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 211 (49.18%) Azure
2 189 (44.06%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (16.08%) AWS
3 69 (16.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (9.09%) OneDrive
5 38 (8.86%) IaaS
6 35 (8.16%) PaaS
7 18 (4.20%) SaaS
8 15 (3.50%) Mimecast
9 13 (3.03%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.33%) Power Platform
11 9 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (2.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 9 (2.10%) Route 53
11 9 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.86%) GCP
13 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 101 (23.54%) DNS
2 85 (19.81%) DHCP
3 71 (16.55%) Firewall
4 52 (12.12%) Skype
5 33 (7.69%) LAN
5 33 (7.69%) WAN
6 31 (7.23%) VoIP
7 30 (6.99%) TCP/IP
8 26 (6.06%) VPN
8 26 (6.06%) Wireless
9 21 (4.90%) SAN
10 15 (3.50%) SSL
11 12 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (2.80%) VLAN
12 11 (2.56%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.10%) HTTP
13 9 (2.10%) WLAN
14 8 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.63%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.40%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (29.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.40%) Power BI
5 5 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.17%) OLAP
5 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.70%) HBase
6 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) GIS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.23%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (5.36%) JIRA
2 13 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.63%) GitLab
4 6 (1.40%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.17%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.70%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.70%) MSI
6 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.47%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.23%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.23%) Subversion
8 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (17.95%) Social Skills
2 50 (11.66%) Public Sector
3 46 (10.72%) Finance
4 21 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.33%) Banking
6 9 (2.10%) Marketing
7 8 (1.86%) Legal
7 8 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 6 (1.40%) Publishing
10 5 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (0.93%) Law
12 3 (0.70%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.70%) Games
12 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.47%) Electronics
13 2 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 76 (17.72%) Analyst
2 70 (16.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (10.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 47 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 41 (9.56%) Support Analyst
5 37 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
5 37 (8.62%) IT Support
6 35 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (7.69%) IT Engineer
8 28 (6.53%) Applications Engineer
9 25 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
10 19 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 18 (4.20%) Architect
11 18 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (3.96%) Administrator
13 15 (3.50%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.50%) Server Engineer
13 15 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
15 13 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.10%) Middleware
2 8 (1.86%) REST
3 7 (1.63%) HTML
4 5 (1.17%) CSS
4 5 (1.17%) CSS3
4 5 (1.17%) HTML5
4 5 (1.17%) LDAP
5 3 (0.70%) .NET
5 3 (0.70%) Apache Tez
5 3 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.70%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.70%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) SAML
6 2 (0.47%) SOAP
6 2 (0.47%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.23%) Flash
7 1 (0.23%) JMS
7 1 (0.23%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.23%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.79%) PKI
2 41 (9.56%) Replication
3 30 (6.99%) Data Centre
4 29 (6.76%) Clustering
5 21 (4.90%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.96%) NHS
7 16 (3.73%) iPhone
8 14 (3.26%) iPad
9 9 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.10%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.63%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.63%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.63%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.93%) User Experience
14 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 429 (100.00%) Windows
2 274 (63.87%) Windows Server
3 199 (46.39%) Windows Server 2016
4 143 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (29.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 120 (27.97%) Windows 10
7 52 (12.12%) Linux
8 49 (11.42%) Windows 7
9 19 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.73%) CentOS
12 13 (3.03%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.56%) Unix
14 9 (2.10%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.17%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.17%) VMS
16 4 (0.93%) Android
16 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.84%) ITIL
2 86 (20.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (12.59%) Change Management
4 53 (12.35%) Migration
5 47 (10.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 39 (9.09%) Agile
7 38 (8.86%) Incident Management
8 35 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (7.23%) Identity Management
10 24 (5.59%) CI/CD
10 24 (5.59%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.36%) High Availability
12 22 (5.13%) Service Management
13 21 (4.90%) Project Management
14 19 (4.43%) DevOps
14 19 (4.43%) ITSM
15 18 (4.20%) Business Continuity
15 18 (4.20%) Project Delivery
16 16 (3.73%) Patch Management
16 16 (3.73%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (28.67%) PowerShell
2 118 (27.51%) SQL
3 14 (3.26%) Bash
3 14 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.56%) Python
5 9 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.40%) C#
6 6 (1.40%) VB
7 5 (1.17%) VBScript
8 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.70%) VBA
9 2 (0.47%) C
9 2 (0.47%) Java
9 2 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (25.41%) Security Cleared
2 86 (20.05%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (6.29%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.13%) MCSE
6 16 (3.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.80%) MCSA
7 12 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.86%) CCNA
11 7 (1.63%) Degree
11 7 (1.63%) MCITP
12 6 (1.40%) MCTS
13 4 (0.93%) CCA
13 4 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.93%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.70%) CCNP
14 3 (0.70%) MCP
15 2 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (15.15%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.70%) GDPR
3 3 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) NCSC
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) RMADS
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 284 (66.20%) Active Directory
2 164 (38.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (19.81%) Hyper-V
4 46 (10.72%) vSphere
5 39 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (5.59%) XenApp
7 19 (4.43%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.40%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.93%) NFS
13 3 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.70%) Docker
13 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 124 (28.90%) SCCM
2 64 (14.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (7.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 31 (7.23%) WSUS
5 26 (6.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 24 (5.59%) SCOM
7 20 (4.66%) SCVMM
8 19 (4.43%) Ansible
9 15 (3.50%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (3.26%) Terraform
11 13 (3.03%) NetBackup
12 12 (2.80%) vCenter Server
13 10 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.86%) vRealize
15 7 (1.63%) SCOrch
16 6 (1.40%) Kubernetes
16 6 (1.40%) Puppet
17 5 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
17 5 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
17 5 (1.17%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 261 (60.84%) Microsoft
2 209 (48.72%) VMware
3 73 (17.02%) Cisco
4 60 (13.99%) Citrix
5 31 (7.23%) Dell
6 29 (6.76%) HP
7 24 (5.59%) Red Hat
8 23 (5.36%) Meraki
9 18 (4.20%) Veeam
10 16 (3.73%) IBM
11 13 (3.03%) Oracle
11 13 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.80%) NetApp
13 10 (2.33%) Juniper
13 10 (2.33%) Splunk
14 9 (2.10%) Atlassian
14 9 (2.10%) CyberArk
14 9 (2.10%) Veritas
15 8 (1.86%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.86%) CloudEndure