Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 238 206
Rank change year-on-year +61 -32 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 586 981 1,238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.19% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.33% 6.01% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 659 776
Median daily rate £381 £375 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.52% -0.37%
10th Percentile £185 £157 £163
90th Percentile £525 £528 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.40 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.25% +28.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.01 £48.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +56.25% +28.00% +9.38%

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 7,991 16,323 19,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.90% 19.87% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,968 10,408 12,083
Median daily rate £425 £445 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +1.14% +3.53%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 962 1,246
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.35
% change year-on-year +4.35% -0.58% +5.15%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +42 190 £375 - 12
South West +23 118 £350 -3.45% 11
South East +49 104 £405 +8.00% 14
North of England +81 96 £425 +39.34% 23
East of England +71 41 £388 +19.23% 5
North West +48 41 £375 +17.65% 11
Midlands +23 36 £320 -17.95% 6
Yorkshire +56 31 £375 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +29 26 £350 -17.65% 5
North East +42 24 £490 +22.50% 5
East Midlands +21 10 £303 +99.01% 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 586 (100.00%) Windows
2 443 (75.60%) Windows Server
3 391 (66.72%) Active Directory
4 363 (61.95%) VMware
5 328 (55.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 323 (55.12%) Microsoft
7 239 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 219 (37.37%) Office 365
9 217 (37.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 206 (35.15%) Windows 10
11 201 (34.30%) PowerShell
12 162 (27.65%) Security Cleared
13 151 (25.77%) Azure
14 144 (24.57%) Citrix
15 138 (23.55%) DNS
16 133 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 126 (21.50%) Windows 7
18 122 (20.82%) DHCP
19 118 (20.14%) ITIL
20 115 (19.62%) VMware ESXi
21 114 (19.45%) SQL Server
22 113 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 103 (17.58%) SCCM
24 102 (17.41%) SC Cleared
25 101 (17.24%) MS Exchange
26 93 (15.87%) Hyper-V
27 87 (14.85%) Cisco
28 81 (13.82%) SQL
29 79 (13.48%) Firewall
29 79 (13.48%) XenApp

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
1 101 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 48 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (7.17%) Skype for Business
4 39 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (6.31%) SharePoint
6 32 (5.46%) IIS
7 12 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.19%) ArcGIS
9 6 (1.02%) Apache
9 6 (1.02%) Confluence
9 6 (1.02%) Documentum
9 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Line 500
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 219 (37.37%) Office 365
2 151 (25.77%) Azure
3 53 (9.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (5.97%) AWS
5 26 (4.44%) OneDrive
6 19 (3.24%) Mimecast
6 19 (3.24%) PaaS
7 17 (2.90%) IaaS
8 13 (2.22%) SaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.51%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.34%) Datadog
10 2 (0.34%) G Suite
10 2 (0.34%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 138 (23.55%) DNS
2 122 (20.82%) DHCP
3 79 (13.48%) Firewall
4 76 (12.97%) SAN
5 50 (8.53%) NetScaler
6 43 (7.34%) WAN
7 41 (7.00%) LAN
8 39 (6.66%) Skype
9 29 (4.95%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.07%) VPN
11 16 (2.73%) VoIP
12 13 (2.22%) PBX
13 12 (2.05%) NAS
13 12 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.88%) VLAN
15 9 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.37%) MPLS
17 7 (1.19%) HTTP
17 7 (1.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (3.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 20 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.54%) GIS
6 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.02%) MySQL
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.51%) Power BI
11 3 (0.51%) QGIS
12 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (2.05%) MSI
2 10 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.37%) JIRA
4 8 (1.37%) Subversion
5 5 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.51%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.51%) Hudson
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.51%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.34%) GitLab
8 2 (0.34%) NUnit
8 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 67 (11.43%) Finance
2 43 (7.34%) Public Sector
3 22 (3.75%) Banking
4 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.85%) Retail
6 4 (0.68%) Law
6 4 (0.68%) Legal
6 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Automotive
7 3 (0.51%) Military
7 3 (0.51%) Police
8 2 (0.34%) Electronics
8 2 (0.34%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (21.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (9.90%) Analyst
3 51 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 51 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 45 (7.68%) Windows Engineer
5 39 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 36 (6.14%) Citrix Engineer
7 34 (5.80%) Active Directory Engineer
7 34 (5.80%) VMware Engineer
8 32 (5.46%) IT Support
9 31 (5.29%) Systems Engineer
10 27 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (4.61%) Consultant
11 24 (4.10%) Infrastructure Support
12 23 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (3.75%) IT Engineer
13 22 (3.75%) Wintel Engineer
14 20 (3.41%) Administrator
14 20 (3.41%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.92%) .NET
2 15 (2.56%) XML
3 11 (1.88%) HTML
3 11 (1.88%) Web Services
4 9 (1.54%) JSON
5 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.19%) LDAP
6 5 (0.85%) J2EE
6 5 (0.85%) WPF
7 4 (0.68%) PostGIS
8 3 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (0.51%) CSS
8 3 (0.51%) jQuery
8 3 (0.51%) RESTful
8 3 (0.51%) SOAP
8 3 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.34%) ADSI
9 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.34%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.22%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.48%) Clustering
4 37 (6.31%) PKI
5 23 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.07%) Replication
8 11 (1.88%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.71%) iPhone
10 9 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.54%) NHS
10 9 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.54%) User Experience
11 8 (1.37%) iPad
12 6 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 586 (100.00%) Windows
2 443 (75.60%) Windows Server
3 328 (55.97%) Windows Server 2016
4 239 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (35.15%) Windows 10
6 126 (21.50%) Windows 7
7 69 (11.77%) Linux
8 56 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (9.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.54%) Android
11 9 (1.54%) VMS
12 7 (1.19%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.85%) CentOS
13 5 (0.85%) Unix
14 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.51%) AIX
15 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (20.14%) ITIL
3 71 (12.12%) Migration
4 54 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (5.63%) DevOps
6 32 (5.46%) Configuration Management
6 32 (5.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 29 (4.95%) Patch Management
8 24 (4.10%) High Availability
9 23 (3.92%) Service Management
10 22 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (3.24%) Change Management
11 19 (3.24%) Data Protection
12 18 (3.07%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.07%) SIEM
13 17 (2.90%) Application Virtualisation
13 17 (2.90%) Incident Management
13 17 (2.90%) Problem Management
13 17 (2.90%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 201 (34.30%) PowerShell
2 81 (13.82%) SQL
3 25 (4.27%) VB
4 23 (3.92%) VBScript
5 22 (3.75%) Java
6 21 (3.58%) C#
7 18 (3.07%) Python
8 15 (2.56%) C
9 13 (2.22%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.54%) C++
11 7 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.02%) Perl
13 5 (0.85%) REXX
13 5 (0.85%) Tcl
13 5 (0.85%) XAML
14 4 (0.68%) PHP
14 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 162 (27.65%) Security Cleared
2 113 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (17.41%) SC Cleared
4 75 (12.80%) DV Cleared
5 56 (9.56%) MCSE
6 35 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (5.80%) Citrix Certification
7 34 (5.80%) MCSA
8 23 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (3.75%) Degree
10 20 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (3.24%) CCA
12 15 (2.56%) MCITP
13 13 (2.22%) CCNA
14 7 (1.19%) CCNP
15 6 (1.02%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.85%) MCP
17 3 (0.51%) MCTS
17 3 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.02%) SLA
2 7 (1.19%) GDPR
3 4 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.51%) GPG13
4 3 (0.51%) NCSC
5 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 391 (66.72%) Active Directory
2 217 (37.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (19.62%) VMware ESXi
4 93 (15.87%) Hyper-V
5 79 (13.48%) XenApp
6 75 (12.80%) vSphere
7 47 (8.02%) XenDesktop
8 32 (5.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (1.71%) DFS Replication
13 10 (1.71%) VMware NSX
14 8 (1.37%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.85%) Docker
15 5 (0.85%) UAG
16 4 (0.68%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 103 (17.58%) SCCM
2 42 (7.17%) SCOM
3 40 (6.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 39 (6.66%) WSUS
5 26 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (4.10%) vCenter Server
7 20 (3.41%) PowerCLI
8 18 (3.07%) Ansible
9 14 (2.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 14 (2.39%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (2.05%) SCVMM
11 12 (2.05%) XenMobile
12 11 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (1.88%) vRealize
13 10 (1.71%) AirWatch
13 10 (1.71%) vMotion
Vendors
1 363 (61.95%) VMware
2 323 (55.12%) Microsoft
3 144 (24.57%) Citrix
4 87 (14.85%) Cisco
5 62 (10.58%) HP
6 44 (7.51%) Dell
7 35 (5.97%) McAfee
7 35 (5.97%) Symantec
8 31 (5.29%) Oracle
9 29 (4.95%) NetApp
10 23 (3.92%) Veeam
11 22 (3.75%) EMC
11 22 (3.75%) Sophos
12 20 (3.41%) Lumension
13 18 (3.07%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.22%) Ivanti
15 12 (2.05%) Apple
15 12 (2.05%) Juniper
15 12 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 12 (2.05%) Sonus