Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 176 159
Rank change year-on-year -53 -17 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,134 1,324 1,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.46% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.76% 7.05% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 823 1,132
England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £205
90th Percentile £538 £488 £503
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 72
England median hourly rate £20.75 £19.66 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +0.82% -1.27%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.08 £50.00 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.81% -6.38% +4.04%

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 19,690 18,774 21,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.90% 20.75% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,231 11,953 13,717
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £170 £181 £206
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,391 1,137 1,178
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor 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 15 October 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -27 429 £375 +11.11% 107
South East -52 263 £400 +22.14% 81
South West +4 142 £380 +8.57% 39
Midlands -37 114 £315 +8.62% 55
North of England -65 106 £320 +0.95% 120
West Midlands +13 81 £315 +6.78% 33
East of England -8 79 £350 +34.62% 27
North West -43 53 £240 -20.00% 68
Yorkshire -34 35 £315 +14.55% 43
East Midlands -47 32 £300 +4.35% 22
North East -17 18 £375 +3.73% 9
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 1,134 (100.00%) Windows
2 830 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 778 (68.61%) Active Directory
4 637 (56.17%) Microsoft
5 614 (54.14%) VMware
6 569 (50.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 383 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 320 (28.22%) Office 365
9 318 (28.04%) PowerShell
10 294 (25.93%) Windows 10
11 266 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 251 (22.13%) SCCM
13 246 (21.69%) MS Exchange
14 245 (21.60%) SQL Server
15 231 (20.37%) Windows 7
16 230 (20.28%) DNS
17 219 (19.31%) ITIL
18 214 (18.87%) Security Cleared
19 208 (18.34%) SQL
20 207 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 203 (17.90%) Linux
22 201 (17.72%) DHCP
22 201 (17.72%) Citrix
23 191 (16.84%) Hyper-V
24 181 (15.96%) Cisco
24 181 (15.96%) Firewall
25 170 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
26 169 (14.90%) HP
26 169 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
27 162 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

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
1 246 (21.69%) MS Exchange
2 152 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (9.61%) IIS
4 104 (9.17%) SharePoint
5 64 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (4.85%) Skype for Business
7 40 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 27 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.85%) Apache
10 16 (1.41%) Confluence
11 13 (1.15%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.88%) JBoss
14 10 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.79%) WildFly
16 8 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
17 7 (0.62%) CMS
17 7 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 139 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.35%) Windchill
6 1 (0.088%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.088%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.088%) HipChat
6 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.088%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.26%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.26%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.26%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.088%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 320 (28.22%) Office 365
2 266 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (5.64%) IaaS
5 61 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 48 (4.23%) PaaS
7 44 (3.88%) SaaS
8 25 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (2.03%) Mimecast
10 20 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.97%) Serverless
12 11 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.79%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 230 (20.28%) DNS
2 201 (17.72%) DHCP
3 181 (15.96%) Firewall
4 127 (11.20%) SAN
5 102 (8.99%) LAN
6 100 (8.82%) WAN
7 70 (6.17%) TCP/IP
8 66 (5.82%) VPN
9 51 (4.50%) Skype
10 39 (3.44%) VoIP
11 32 (2.82%) Internet
11 32 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (2.38%) Network Security
12 27 (2.38%) VLAN
12 27 (2.38%) Wireless
13 25 (2.20%) SSL
14 22 (1.94%) Kerberos
15 21 (1.85%) DMZ
15 21 (1.85%) NAS
15 21 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (0.97%) MySQL
10 10 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.44%) DB2
14 5 (0.44%) SQLPlus
15 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.50%) JIRA
4 16 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.23%) MSI
5 14 (1.23%) Selenium
6 12 (1.06%) HP UFT
7 10 (0.88%) GitLab
8 9 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.62%) SoapUI
10 7 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.62%) Toad
11 6 (0.53%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.44%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.44%) TestNG
General
1 159 (14.02%) Finance
2 52 (4.59%) Banking
3 23 (2.03%) Manufacturing
3 23 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.94%) Retail
5 20 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.50%) Back Office
7 12 (1.06%) Marketing
8 11 (0.97%) Legal
9 10 (0.88%) Law
10 8 (0.71%) Publishing
11 7 (0.62%) Automotive
11 7 (0.62%) Military
12 6 (0.53%) Advertising
12 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 178 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 161 (14.20%) Analyst
3 125 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 87 (7.67%) Windows Engineer
5 86 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 77 (6.79%) Administrator
6 77 (6.79%) Server Engineer
7 75 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 73 (6.44%) Support Analyst
9 57 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 56 (4.94%) Architect
11 55 (4.85%) IT Support
12 47 (4.14%) Desktop Support
12 47 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
13 42 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 41 (3.62%) Consultant
15 39 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 38 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
17 37 (3.26%) Windows Server Engineer
18 35 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.70%) .NET
2 53 (4.67%) Web Services
3 51 (4.50%) Middleware
4 22 (1.94%) LDAP
5 17 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.41%) SAML
7 14 (1.23%) JSON
8 11 (0.97%) .NET Framework
8 11 (0.97%) Node.js
8 11 (0.97%) React
9 10 (0.88%) CSS
10 9 (0.79%) ADSI
11 8 (0.71%) jQuery
11 8 (0.71%) LAMP
11 8 (0.71%) XML
12 7 (0.62%) WebSockets
13 6 (0.53%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.53%) WCF
14 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.61%) Data Centre
2 98 (8.64%) Clustering
3 49 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.70%) PKI
5 31 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.47%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.38%) Replication
8 25 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.85%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 14 (1.23%) iPhone
13 14 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 13 (1.15%) CLARiiON
14 13 (1.15%) Handset
15 11 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.97%) Smartphone
16 10 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,134 (100.00%) Windows
2 830 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 569 (50.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 294 (25.93%) Windows 10
5 231 (20.37%) Windows 7
6 203 (17.90%) Linux
7 169 (14.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (5.47%) Unix
9 59 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (3.62%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.47%) Windows XP
12 26 (2.29%) Android
12 26 (2.29%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.12%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.94%) AIX
15 17 (1.50%) CentOS
16 15 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 13 (1.15%) Solaris
17 13 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (19.31%) ITIL
2 207 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 150 (13.23%) Migration
4 80 (7.05%) DevOps
5 76 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (5.56%) Change Management
8 62 (5.47%) Service Management
9 58 (5.11%) Service Delivery
10 49 (4.32%) Virtual Environments
11 47 (4.14%) ITIL V3
12 45 (3.97%) Patch Management
13 44 (3.88%) Server Management
14 41 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
15 40 (3.53%) Load Balancing
16 39 (3.44%) Configuration Management
16 39 (3.44%) Problem Management
17 37 (3.26%) Data Protection
18 36 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
19 35 (3.09%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 318 (28.04%) PowerShell
2 208 (18.34%) SQL
3 57 (5.03%) C#
4 34 (3.00%) Shell Script
5 31 (2.73%) Java
6 30 (2.65%) VBScript
7 28 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 24 (2.12%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.68%) C
10 18 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 17 (1.50%) Python
12 15 (1.32%) Perl
13 14 (1.23%) VB
14 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.62%) F#
16 4 (0.35%) VBA
17 3 (0.26%) C++
18 2 (0.18%) PHP
18 2 (0.18%) Ruby
19 1 (0.088%) AWK
Qualifications
1 214 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 170 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 138 (12.17%) SC Cleared
4 84 (7.41%) MCSE
5 78 (6.88%) DV Cleared
6 70 (6.17%) MCSA
7 68 (6.00%) Degree
8 46 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (2.65%) MCITP
11 27 (2.38%) CCNA
12 26 (2.29%) MCP
13 20 (1.76%) CCNP
13 20 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.59%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.15%) Novell Certification
16 11 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.32%) SLA
2 13 (1.15%) GDPR
3 12 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.88%) QA
5 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.088%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.088%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 778 (68.61%) Active Directory
2 383 (33.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (16.84%) Hyper-V
4 162 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 133 (11.73%) vSphere
6 98 (8.64%) XenApp
7 56 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 53 (4.67%) XenDesktop
9 50 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.76%) Docker
10 20 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (1.50%) XenServer
13 13 (1.15%) NFS
13 13 (1.15%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.97%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.97%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 251 (22.13%) SCCM
2 102 (8.99%) SCOM
3 69 (6.08%) WSUS
4 54 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 52 (4.59%) vCenter Server
6 29 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 25 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (2.12%) NetBackup
9 24 (2.12%) SCVMM
10 22 (1.94%) Backup Exec
10 22 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
11 21 (1.85%) Puppet
11 21 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 19 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.50%) AirWatch
14 16 (1.41%) PowerCLI
14 16 (1.41%) SCOrch
15 15 (1.32%) Data Guard
16 14 (1.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 637 (56.17%) Microsoft
2 614 (54.14%) VMware
3 201 (17.72%) Citrix
4 181 (15.96%) Cisco
5 169 (14.90%) HP
6 83 (7.32%) NetApp
7 79 (6.97%) McAfee
8 67 (5.91%) Oracle
9 55 (4.85%) EMC
10 52 (4.59%) Veeam
11 49 (4.32%) Apple
12 43 (3.79%) Symantec
13 42 (3.70%) Dell
13 42 (3.70%) Red Hat
14 35 (3.09%) 3PAR
14 35 (3.09%) IBM
15 34 (3.00%) Ivanti
16 32 (2.82%) SolarWinds
16 32 (2.82%) Sophos
17 29 (2.56%) Juniper