Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 206 239
Rank change year-on-year -48 +33 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 238 1,050 1,107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.31% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.99% 6.44% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 698 720
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £200 £159 £163
90th Percentile £525 £488 £519
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 72
Median hourly rate £39.50 £22.40 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.34% +4.19% +13.16%
10th Percentile £14.95 £10.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £49.40 £55.90 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +66.67% +2.63%

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 4,770 16,312 19,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.40% 20.37% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 10,299 12,047
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 1,052 1,375
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.18 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +20 86 £400 +14.29% 19
South West +19 58 £388 +10.71% 31
South East +9 36 £420 +12.00% 38
North of England +26 28 £350 - 21
North West +36 23 £363 +15.08% 12
East of England +55 21 £348 -7.33% 7
West Midlands +30 9 £325 -10.96% 13
Midlands +22 9 £325 -3.70% 25
Yorkshire +38 3 £288 -23.33% 7
North East +33 2 £350 - 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (73.95%) Windows Server
3 167 (70.17%) Active Directory
4 152 (63.87%) VMware
5 141 (59.24%) Microsoft
6 136 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 112 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 102 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (38.66%) Security Cleared
10 86 (36.13%) PowerShell
11 80 (33.61%) DNS
12 77 (32.35%) Windows 10
13 75 (31.51%) Office 365
14 74 (31.09%) SQL Server
15 67 (28.15%) Azure
16 63 (26.47%) ITIL
17 59 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 57 (23.95%) Windows Server 2019
19 56 (23.53%) SC Cleared
20 55 (23.11%) DHCP
21 52 (21.85%) Migration
22 49 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
23 44 (18.49%) Citrix
24 43 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
24 43 (18.07%) Windows 7
25 42 (17.65%) SCCM
25 42 (17.65%) Oracle
26 40 (16.81%) MS Exchange
27 38 (15.97%) Cisco
28 37 (15.55%) SAN

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 40 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.92%) Skype for Business
3 24 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (7.56%) ArcGIS
5 15 (6.30%) IIS
6 14 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (5.46%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.10%) GeoServer
8 5 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.68%) Confluence
10 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.42%) Apache
12 1 (0.42%) CMS
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.56%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (31.51%) Office 365
2 67 (28.15%) Azure
3 23 (9.66%) AWS
4 18 (7.56%) IaaS
5 15 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (6.30%) PaaS
6 14 (5.88%) SaaS
7 13 (5.46%) OneDrive
8 11 (4.62%) GCP
9 7 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.94%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.52%) GitHub
11 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.26%) Route 53
11 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.84%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.84%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (33.61%) DNS
2 55 (23.11%) DHCP
3 37 (15.55%) SAN
4 34 (14.29%) Firewall
5 30 (12.61%) Skype
6 28 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.46%) WAN
8 10 (4.20%) Kerberos
9 9 (3.78%) LAN
10 8 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.94%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.94%) HTTP
11 7 (2.94%) VoIP
12 6 (2.52%) Internet
12 6 (2.52%) PBX
13 5 (2.10%) Network Security
13 5 (2.10%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (2.10%) SNMP
13 5 (2.10%) VLAN
13 5 (2.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (31.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.50%) GIS
3 11 (4.62%) QGIS
4 8 (3.36%) Geospatial Data
4 8 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.26%) MS Access
8 3 (1.26%) Spatial Data
8 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.84%) Power BI
10 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (2.52%) Subversion
1 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.10%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.68%) JIRA
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (13.87%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Banking
3 10 (4.20%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.78%) Retail
5 4 (1.68%) Automotive
5 4 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Military
6 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
3 20 (8.40%) Analyst
4 17 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (6.72%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Developer
7 13 (5.46%) Server Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (3.78%) Administrator
9 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (2.94%) IT Engineer
11 7 (2.94%) Service Analyst
12 6 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.24%) .NET
2 19 (7.98%) JSON
3 16 (6.72%) HTML
4 15 (6.30%) CSS
4 15 (6.30%) Web Services
5 11 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.62%) PostGIS
6 10 (4.20%) LDAP
7 5 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (2.10%) jQuery
7 5 (2.10%) RESTful
7 5 (2.10%) SOAP
7 5 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (1.68%) CSS3
8 4 (1.68%) HTML5
8 4 (1.68%) REST
9 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.42%) CGI
10 1 (0.42%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.92%) Data Centre
3 24 (10.08%) Clustering
4 21 (8.82%) Replication
5 19 (7.98%) PKI
6 11 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.94%) User Experience
9 6 (2.52%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.10%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.10%) NHS
10 5 (2.10%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.68%) iPhone
11 4 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.84%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (73.95%) Windows Server
3 136 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 102 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (32.35%) Windows 10
6 57 (23.95%) Windows Server 2019
7 43 (18.07%) Windows 7
8 23 (9.66%) Linux
9 12 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.52%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.52%) Unix
12 3 (1.26%) CentOS
12 3 (1.26%) Solaris
12 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.42%) AIX
14 1 (0.42%) Android
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.47%) ITIL
2 59 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (21.85%) Migration
4 35 (14.71%) DevOps
5 26 (10.92%) High Availability
6 24 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 18 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (7.14%) Data Migration
10 16 (6.72%) Service Design
11 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.88%) Change Management
12 14 (5.88%) Image Processing
12 14 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 14 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
13 13 (5.46%) Load Balancing
13 13 (5.46%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (4.20%) Mentoring
14 10 (4.20%) Patch Management
15 9 (3.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (36.13%) PowerShell
2 32 (13.45%) SQL
3 23 (9.66%) C
3 23 (9.66%) C#
4 19 (7.98%) VB
5 17 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.72%) Python
7 15 (6.30%) Java
8 11 (4.62%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.52%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.68%) Perl
12 3 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.26%) VBScript
13 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (38.66%) Security Cleared
2 56 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 43 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (15.55%) DV Cleared
5 21 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (5.46%) MCSE
8 11 (4.62%) MCSA
9 8 (3.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.68%) CCNA
12 3 (1.26%) Degree
13 2 (0.84%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.84%) MCITP
13 2 (0.84%) NCDA
14 1 (0.42%) CISSP
14 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.42%) ISEB
14 1 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (1.26%) GPG13
2 3 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.26%) NCSC
3 1 (0.42%) GMP
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (70.17%) Active Directory
2 112 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 25 (10.50%) vSphere
6 19 (7.98%) VMware NSX
7 17 (7.14%) XenApp
8 12 (5.04%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (4.20%) Docker
9 10 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.78%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (2.10%) GeoWebCache
12 5 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.68%) NFS
13 4 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.26%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.84%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 42 (17.65%) SCCM
2 28 (11.76%) Ansible
3 22 (9.24%) SCOM
4 21 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (5.46%) WSUS
7 12 (5.04%) Puppet
8 10 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (4.20%) Terraform
9 9 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (3.78%) vCenter Server
10 8 (3.36%) vMotion
11 7 (2.94%) Kubernetes
11 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (2.94%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.68%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 152 (63.87%) VMware
2 141 (59.24%) Microsoft
3 44 (18.49%) Citrix
4 42 (17.65%) Oracle
5 38 (15.97%) Cisco
6 30 (12.61%) HP
7 28 (11.76%) ESRI
8 22 (9.24%) SolarWinds
8 22 (9.24%) Veeam
9 20 (8.40%) Lumension
9 20 (8.40%) Sophos
10 14 (5.88%) McAfee
11 13 (5.46%) Dell
12 11 (4.62%) Juniper
12 11 (4.62%) NetApp
13 10 (4.20%) EMC
13 10 (4.20%) Red Hat
14 8 (3.36%) Symantec
15 7 (2.94%) CA
16 6 (2.52%) Sonus