Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 173 143
Rank change year-on-year -16 -30 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,305 1,304 1,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.52% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.75% 7.42% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 845 1,105
England median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £185
90th Percentile £503 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 71 105
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £31.50 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% -13.05% -6.98%

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 19,322 17,583 21,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.48% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,339 11,213 13,147
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,177 1,069 1,425
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -20 500 £375 - 131
South East -14 320 £350 +1.45% 97
North of England -16 167 £323 -0.77% 101
Midlands +8 153 £300 +1.69% 67
South West +1 104 £300 -7.69% 33
North West -24 91 £350 +7.69% 62
East Midlands +7 84 £298 +12.26% 27
West Midlands -13 70 £305 -6.15% 40
East of England -23 62 £285 -5.00% 42
Yorkshire -21 56 £320 -5.19% 32
North East +20 20 £263 -8.51% 7
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,305 (100.00%) Windows
2 887 (67.97%) Windows Server
3 803 (61.53%) Active Directory
4 719 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 706 (54.10%) Microsoft
6 694 (53.18%) VMware
7 379 (29.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 363 (27.82%) PowerShell
9 294 (22.53%) DNS
10 278 (21.30%) Citrix
11 270 (20.69%) Office 365
12 269 (20.61%) Windows 7
12 269 (20.61%) SQL Server
13 261 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 256 (19.62%) Linux
15 249 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
16 247 (18.93%) ITIL
17 235 (18.01%) SCCM
17 235 (18.01%) Windows 10
18 211 (16.17%) DHCP
19 210 (16.09%) MS Exchange
20 207 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
21 206 (15.79%) SQL
22 204 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
23 197 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
24 193 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
25 192 (14.71%) Hyper-V
26 190 (14.56%) Cisco
27 185 (14.18%) HP
28 165 (12.64%) SC Cleared

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
1 210 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 113 (8.66%) IIS
3 109 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 67 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 32 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.38%) Apache
9 15 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.69%) CMS
14 6 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.38%) JBoss
15 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 193 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.38%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Revit
6 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.84%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.23%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.15%) Demantra
6 2 (0.15%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.077%) Eikon
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.077%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 270 (20.69%) Office 365
2 207 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.99%) IaaS
4 26 (1.99%) PaaS
5 23 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (1.61%) Route 53
7 20 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (0.92%) SaaS
9 11 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.54%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.23%) G Suite
14 3 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 294 (22.53%) DNS
2 211 (16.17%) DHCP
3 147 (11.26%) SAN
4 146 (11.19%) Firewall
5 139 (10.65%) TCP/IP
6 119 (9.12%) LAN
7 115 (8.81%) WAN
8 68 (5.21%) VPN
9 50 (3.83%) NAS
10 47 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
11 45 (3.45%) Skype
11 45 (3.45%) VoIP
12 40 (3.07%) Internet
13 36 (2.76%) Wireless
14 31 (2.38%) VLAN
15 29 (2.22%) NetScaler
16 24 (1.84%) IPsec
16 24 (1.84%) PuTTY
16 24 (1.84%) WinSCP
17 23 (1.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 42 (3.22%) Oracle Database
6 33 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
9 26 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 21 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.46%) Power BI
13 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.61%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.54%) DB2
17 6 (0.46%) MySQL
17 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.92%) Selenium
6 24 (1.84%) Ant
6 24 (1.84%) Eclipse
6 24 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
6 24 (1.84%) SoapUI
6 24 (1.84%) TestNG
7 23 (1.76%) HP UFT
7 23 (1.76%) SpecFlow
8 21 (1.61%) Artifactory
9 20 (1.53%) MSI
9 20 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (1.15%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.77%) JIRA
11 10 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.69%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.61%) Chocolatey
General
1 145 (11.11%) Finance
2 37 (2.84%) Banking
3 27 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.76%) Manufacturing
4 23 (1.76%) Retail
5 19 (1.46%) Legal
6 16 (1.23%) Law
7 15 (1.15%) Back Office
8 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.69%) Billing
10 8 (0.61%) Local Government
10 8 (0.61%) Military
11 7 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.54%) Marketing
12 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Electronics
13 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 158 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 151 (11.57%) Windows Engineer
3 147 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 140 (10.73%) Analyst
5 116 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 91 (6.97%) Server Engineer
7 76 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 61 (4.67%) Consultant
9 58 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.14%) Administrator
10 54 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
12 51 (3.91%) Architect
13 50 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
14 49 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
15 48 (3.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 47 (3.60%) IT Support
17 44 (3.37%) Windows Server Engineer
18 40 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 37 (2.84%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (7.28%) .NET
2 70 (5.36%) Web Services
3 31 (2.38%) XML
4 25 (1.92%) JSON
5 22 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 19 (1.46%) YAML
7 18 (1.38%) LDAP
7 18 (1.38%) REST
8 17 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 13 (1.00%) Middleware
9 13 (1.00%) SOAP
10 12 (0.92%) WPF
10 12 (0.92%) XSLT
11 9 (0.69%) CSS
11 9 (0.69%) HTML
12 6 (0.46%) X-Windows
13 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.38%) SAP PI
14 4 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 94 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (6.21%) Clustering
4 61 (4.67%) PKI
5 56 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.53%) Replication
7 28 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
10 15 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.07%) NHS
12 13 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.77%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.77%) iPhone
13 10 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.69%) iPad
14 9 (0.69%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,305 (100.00%) Windows
2 887 (67.97%) Windows Server
3 719 (55.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 269 (20.61%) Windows 7
5 256 (19.62%) Linux
6 249 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 235 (18.01%) Windows 10
8 108 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (5.06%) Windows 8
10 45 (3.45%) CentOS
11 43 (3.30%) Unix
12 38 (2.91%) Windows XP
13 27 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 25 (1.92%) Windows Vista
15 23 (1.76%) Solaris
16 21 (1.61%) Android
17 16 (1.23%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.84%) Debian
19 10 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (18.93%) ITIL
2 155 (11.88%) Migration
3 133 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (8.43%) DevOps
5 89 (6.82%) Change Management
6 75 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 71 (5.44%) Configuration Management
9 63 (4.83%) Incident Management
10 61 (4.67%) ITIL V3
11 59 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 59 (4.52%) Service Management
12 58 (4.44%) Problem Management
13 42 (3.22%) Virtual Environments
14 39 (2.99%) Test Automation
15 34 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (2.53%) Patch Management
17 32 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
17 32 (2.45%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 363 (27.82%) PowerShell
2 206 (15.79%) SQL
3 52 (3.98%) VBScript
4 51 (3.91%) C#
5 37 (2.84%) Java
6 26 (1.99%) C
7 24 (1.84%) Python
7 24 (1.84%) Shell Script
8 23 (1.76%) F#
8 23 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.53%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.00%) VB
12 11 (0.84%) XPath
13 10 (0.77%) VBA
14 9 (0.69%) Perl
15 6 (0.46%) C++
15 6 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.31%) sed
Qualifications
1 261 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 197 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 165 (12.64%) SC Cleared
4 129 (9.89%) MCSE
5 93 (7.13%) DV Cleared
6 89 (6.82%) MCSA
7 61 (4.67%) MCITP
7 61 (4.67%) MCP
8 48 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (3.07%) Degree
9 40 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (2.99%) CCNA
11 29 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.76%) CCNP
13 22 (1.69%) DBS Check
14 18 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (1.15%) ISEB
16 15 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
17 12 (0.92%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.99%) SLA
2 18 (1.38%) GDPR
3 13 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.69%) QA
5 6 (0.46%) GCP
6 4 (0.31%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.23%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) FISMA
7 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.23%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.15%) PMO
9 1 (0.077%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.077%) GPG13
9 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 803 (61.53%) Active Directory
2 379 (29.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
4 192 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 153 (11.72%) XenApp
6 141 (10.80%) vSphere
7 59 (4.52%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (2.91%) Docker
11 33 (2.53%) XenServer
12 25 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
13 23 (1.76%) NFS
14 21 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.15%) DFS Replication
15 15 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (1.15%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.92%) VMware NSX
17 11 (0.84%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 235 (18.01%) SCCM
2 90 (6.90%) WSUS
3 75 (5.75%) SCOM
4 42 (3.22%) vCenter Server
5 35 (2.68%) Puppet
6 34 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (2.53%) Ansible
8 32 (2.45%) Nessus
9 30 (2.30%) HP ALM
9 30 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 28 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 23 (1.76%) Terraform
12 20 (1.53%) vMotion
13 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (1.38%) Nagios
13 18 (1.38%) PowerCLI
13 18 (1.38%) SCOrch
14 17 (1.30%) SCVMM
14 17 (1.30%) vRealize
15 16 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 706 (54.10%) Microsoft
2 694 (53.18%) VMware
3 278 (21.30%) Citrix
4 190 (14.56%) Cisco
5 185 (14.18%) HP
6 97 (7.43%) SolarWinds
7 83 (6.36%) Ivanti
8 78 (5.98%) Oracle
9 73 (5.59%) Red Hat
10 71 (5.44%) NetApp
11 55 (4.21%) Apple
12 51 (3.91%) Dell
13 47 (3.60%) IBM
13 47 (3.60%) Veeam
14 43 (3.30%) McAfee
15 38 (2.91%) Shavlik
16 35 (2.68%) Symantec
17 29 (2.22%) EMC
18 24 (1.84%) Splunk
19 23 (1.76%) Software AG