Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 233 186
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,061 1,171 1,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.23% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.71% 5.86% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 759 871
England median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -5.25%
10th Percentile £154 £180 £163
90th Percentile £497 £538 £480
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 72 73
England median hourly rate £29.50 £21.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.97% -2.86% +14.45%
10th Percentile £12.39 £12.55 £11.60
90th Percentile £132.75 £47.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £39.18 £20.00 £22.44
% change year-on-year +95.88% -10.87% +12.20%

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 15,816 19,995 19,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.51% 21.09% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,923 12,439 12,640
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £165 £175
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,099 1,373 1,201
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 -11 308 £340 -12.26% 108
South East +19 256 £375 -6.25% 112
South West +11 173 £350 -7.89% 43
North of England +43 144 £336 -1.10% 99
Midlands +40 92 £328 +3.97% 60
East of England +37 84 £375 +7.14% 38
North West +20 82 £315 -4.55% 52
West Midlands +29 59 £350 +4.48% 31
Yorkshire +29 51 £375 +15.38% 41
East Midlands +28 32 £294 -2.08% 29
North East +13 11 £350 -6.67% 6
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 1,061 (100.00%) Windows
2 803 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 699 (65.88%) Active Directory
4 536 (50.52%) VMware
5 518 (48.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 512 (48.26%) Microsoft
7 363 (34.21%) Office 365
8 303 (28.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 302 (28.46%) Windows 10
10 291 (27.43%) SCCM
11 277 (26.11%) PowerShell
12 276 (26.01%) DNS
13 268 (25.26%) Security Cleared
14 262 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 252 (23.75%) Azure
16 249 (23.47%) DHCP
17 215 (20.26%) MS Exchange
17 215 (20.26%) Hyper-V
18 213 (20.08%) ITIL
19 210 (19.79%) Windows 7
20 186 (17.53%) Cisco
21 184 (17.34%) SQL Server
22 175 (16.49%) Citrix
23 174 (16.40%) Migration
24 173 (16.31%) Firewall
25 158 (14.89%) SQL
25 158 (14.89%) Linux
26 156 (14.70%) SC Cleared
27 140 (13.20%) DV Cleared
28 139 (13.10%) 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
1 215 (20.26%) MS Exchange
2 134 (12.63%) SharePoint
3 116 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 113 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (8.67%) Skype for Business
6 66 (6.22%) IIS
7 25 (2.36%) Confluence
8 18 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (1.32%) K2 blackpearl
12 10 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.75%) Apache
14 7 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.38%) GlassFish
17 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
18 2 (0.19%) WordPress
19 1 (0.094%) TPMS
Applications
1 107 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.094%) Houdini
6 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.094%) Maya
6 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 363 (34.21%) Office 365
2 252 (23.75%) Azure
3 114 (10.74%) AWS
4 65 (6.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (2.45%) GCP
6 19 (1.79%) IaaS
7 18 (1.70%) SaaS
8 15 (1.41%) G Suite
9 12 (1.13%) OneDrive
9 12 (1.13%) PaaS
10 11 (1.04%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.38%) GitHub
13 4 (0.38%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 276 (26.01%) DNS
2 249 (23.47%) DHCP
3 173 (16.31%) Firewall
4 125 (11.78%) SAN
5 109 (10.27%) TCP/IP
6 99 (9.33%) WAN
7 96 (9.05%) LAN
8 86 (8.11%) Skype
9 52 (4.90%) VPN
10 38 (3.58%) NAS
11 32 (3.02%) VoIP
12 30 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (2.64%) VLAN
14 27 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (2.07%) Internet
16 22 (2.07%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.98%) HTTP
18 20 (1.89%) Wireless
19 14 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 28 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (2.36%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.04%) MySQL
9 9 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.47%) MS Access
11 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.28%) DB2
13 3 (0.28%) EDMS
13 3 (0.28%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (2.54%) JIRA
2 13 (1.23%) MSI
3 9 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.66%) Subversion
5 6 (0.57%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.57%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.38%) Hudson
7 4 (0.38%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.28%) Ant
8 3 (0.28%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.28%) Maven
8 3 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.28%) TestNG
8 3 (0.28%) WinDbg
General
1 110 (10.37%) Finance
2 43 (4.05%) Public Sector
3 32 (3.02%) Law
4 31 (2.92%) Banking
5 20 (1.89%) Legal
6 19 (1.79%) Retail
7 17 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.41%) Back Office
9 9 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.75%) Local Government
10 8 (0.75%) Military
11 7 (0.66%) Advertising
12 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 4 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Marketing
13 4 (0.38%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 231 (21.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 153 (14.42%) Support Engineer
3 132 (12.44%) Analyst
4 108 (10.18%) Server Engineer
5 101 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 98 (9.24%) IT Support
7 94 (8.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 73 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 72 (6.79%) IT Engineer
10 67 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
11 62 (5.84%) Wintel Engineer
12 58 (5.47%) Support Analyst
13 56 (5.28%) Consultant
14 48 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
15 47 (4.43%) Infrastructure Support
16 42 (3.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 42 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 41 (3.86%) Windows Server Engineer
18 39 (3.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 39 (3.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.11%) Web Services
2 20 (1.89%) .NET
3 18 (1.70%) REST
4 14 (1.32%) HTML
5 10 (0.94%) LDAP
6 9 (0.85%) XML
7 8 (0.75%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.57%) SAML
9 5 (0.47%) CSS
9 5 (0.47%) RESTful
10 4 (0.38%) Java RMI
11 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.28%) Kafka
11 3 (0.28%) Middleware
11 3 (0.28%) Swagger
11 3 (0.28%) WPF
12 2 (0.19%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.67%) Clustering
2 82 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 60 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 54 (5.09%) PKI
5 42 (3.96%) Replication
6 28 (2.64%) NHS
7 20 (1.89%) User Experience
8 18 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.51%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.13%) Handset
12 11 (1.04%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.04%) iPhone
12 11 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.04%) Thin Client
13 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,061 (100.00%) Windows
2 803 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 518 (48.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 302 (28.46%) Windows 10
5 210 (19.79%) Windows 7
6 158 (14.89%) Linux
7 117 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 37 (3.49%) CentOS
9 37 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (2.83%) Android
11 28 (2.64%) Windows XP
12 26 (2.45%) Unix
13 17 (1.60%) Solaris
13 17 (1.60%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.04%) VMS
15 11 (1.04%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.85%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 213 (20.08%) ITIL
3 174 (16.40%) Migration
4 105 (9.90%) Change Management
5 89 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (6.50%) ITSM
7 60 (5.66%) Service Management
8 58 (5.47%) Incident Management
9 51 (4.81%) ITIL V3
10 49 (4.62%) Information Security
11 45 (4.24%) Service Delivery
12 44 (4.15%) Problem Management
13 43 (4.05%) DevOps
14 34 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
15 32 (3.02%) Data Protection
15 32 (3.02%) Infrastructure Management
15 32 (3.02%) Project Management
15 32 (3.02%) Security Management
16 31 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
17 30 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 277 (26.11%) PowerShell
2 158 (14.89%) SQL
3 40 (3.77%) Java
4 30 (2.83%) C
5 29 (2.73%) VBScript
6 18 (1.70%) C#
7 14 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.32%) Python
8 13 (1.23%) VB
9 12 (1.13%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.38%) Perl
14 3 (0.28%) C++
14 3 (0.28%) PHP
14 3 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.28%) Ruby
14 3 (0.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 268 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 156 (14.70%) SC Cleared
3 140 (13.20%) DV Cleared
4 132 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (7.16%) MCSE
6 58 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (5.00%) MCSA
8 50 (4.71%) CCNA
9 35 (3.30%) MCP
10 32 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (2.92%) MCITP
12 29 (2.73%) DBS Check
13 21 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (1.89%) CCNP
14 20 (1.89%) Degree
15 13 (1.23%) CCA
15 13 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
17 8 (0.75%) ISEB
18 5 (0.47%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.20%) SLA
2 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.13%) QA
3 7 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.47%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) NCSC
6 3 (0.28%) COBIT
6 3 (0.28%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.094%) GxP
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 699 (65.88%) Active Directory
2 303 (28.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (20.26%) Hyper-V
4 139 (13.10%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (10.84%) vSphere
6 73 (6.88%) XenApp
7 66 (6.22%) XenDesktop
8 55 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (3.58%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 31 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (2.26%) DFS Replication
13 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.51%) VMware Server
15 14 (1.32%) ISA Server
16 13 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 12 (1.13%) vCloud
17 12 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (0.85%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 291 (27.43%) SCCM
2 115 (10.84%) SCOM
3 82 (7.73%) WSUS
4 47 (4.43%) Single Sign-On
5 38 (3.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 38 (3.58%) vCenter Server
6 30 (2.83%) SCVMM
7 29 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 20 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
9 20 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (1.70%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (1.51%) SCDPM
12 14 (1.32%) PowerCLI
12 14 (1.32%) SCSM
13 13 (1.23%) Ansible
14 11 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (0.94%) AirWatch
16 9 (0.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 536 (50.52%) VMware
2 512 (48.26%) Microsoft
3 186 (17.53%) Cisco
4 175 (16.49%) Citrix
5 122 (11.50%) HP
6 54 (5.09%) NetApp
7 53 (5.00%) Dell
8 49 (4.62%) Oracle
9 41 (3.86%) EMC
10 37 (3.49%) McAfee
11 35 (3.30%) Apple
12 34 (3.20%) Symantec
13 30 (2.83%) Adobe
13 30 (2.83%) Meraki
14 29 (2.73%) Red Hat
15 27 (2.54%) Veeam
16 26 (2.45%) Sony
17 25 (2.36%) 3PAR
17 25 (2.36%) Ivanti
17 25 (2.36%) Sophos