Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 198 171
Rank change year-on-year -27 -27 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,076 1,270 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.37% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.15% 6.59% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 800 839
England median daily rate £373 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +2.94% +0.74%
10th Percentile £155 £175 £163
90th Percentile £538 £501 £519
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +5.71% +1.60% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 70
England median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% -2.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £47.83 £32.95
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +100.00% +0.32% -12.78%

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 17,503 19,263 17,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 20.81% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,159 12,291 11,041
England median daily rate £438 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,034 1,184 1,036
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% -0.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.73 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £17.16 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% +3.03% -2.94%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -18 401 £363 -3.33% 16
South East -31 239 £375 +7.14% 22
South West +27 191 £375 +25.00% 11
Midlands -40 101 £400 +33.33% 12
North of England -50 99 £300 -6.25% 34
West Midlands -1 74 £400 +25.00% 11
North West -33 48 £300 -14.29% 16
Yorkshire -3 43 £263 -17.97% 16
East of England -4 41 £325 +10.17% 4
East Midlands -33 27 £216 -27.92% 1
North East -11 8 £400 +63.09% 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1,076 (100.00%) Windows
2 712 (66.17%) Windows Server
3 694 (64.50%) Active Directory
4 551 (51.21%) Microsoft
5 503 (46.75%) VMware
6 470 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 305 (28.35%) Office 365
7 305 (28.35%) Windows 10
8 276 (25.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 271 (25.19%) SCCM
10 259 (24.07%) DNS
11 246 (22.86%) PowerShell
12 238 (22.12%) Security Cleared
13 227 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 214 (19.89%) ITIL
15 210 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 205 (19.05%) Windows 7
17 195 (18.12%) DHCP
18 182 (16.91%) MS Exchange
19 177 (16.45%) SQL
20 173 (16.08%) SQL Server
21 168 (15.61%) Firewall
22 164 (15.24%) Citrix
23 162 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
24 157 (14.59%) Hyper-V
25 153 (14.22%) Cisco
26 151 (14.03%) VMware ESXi
27 149 (13.85%) Linux
28 148 (13.75%) SC Cleared
29 144 (13.38%) Migration

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
1 182 (16.91%) MS Exchange
2 89 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 87 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (5.95%) IIS
6 54 (5.02%) Skype for Business
7 32 (2.97%) Confluence
8 15 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.12%) Apache
9 12 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.65%) CMS
13 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.28%) JBoss
15 3 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 123 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) Maya
6 1 (0.093%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.093%) NUKE
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) Revit
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.19%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.093%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 305 (28.35%) Office 365
2 227 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (5.95%) IaaS
5 49 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 47 (4.37%) PaaS
7 27 (2.51%) SaaS
8 13 (1.21%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.37%) GitHub
10 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.28%) Yammer
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 259 (24.07%) DNS
2 195 (18.12%) DHCP
3 168 (15.61%) Firewall
4 128 (11.90%) SAN
5 113 (10.50%) LAN
6 96 (8.92%) WAN
7 77 (7.16%) VPN
8 63 (5.86%) Skype
9 55 (5.11%) TCP/IP
10 33 (3.07%) VLAN
11 32 (2.97%) Network Security
12 27 (2.51%) Wireless
13 26 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (2.14%) WLAN
15 21 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
15 21 (1.95%) VoIP
16 20 (1.86%) HTTP
16 20 (1.86%) NAS
16 20 (1.86%) SSL
17 18 (1.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 16 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (1.12%) MySQL
6 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.46%) Redis
11 4 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.37%) DB2
11 4 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (2.51%) JIRA
2 21 (1.95%) MSI
3 20 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.30%) GitLab
7 9 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.65%) MSBuild
9 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.46%) Ant
12 4 (0.37%) WinDbg
13 3 (0.28%) AdminStudio
13 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.28%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 131 (12.17%) Finance
2 43 (4.00%) Banking
3 29 (2.70%) Military
4 24 (2.23%) Law
5 20 (1.86%) Legal
6 19 (1.77%) Retail
7 15 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.74%) Marketing
10 8 (0.74%) Publishing
11 7 (0.65%) Back Office
12 6 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Electronics
13 5 (0.46%) Games
14 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Front Office
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 165 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 127 (11.80%) Support Engineer
3 121 (11.25%) Analyst
4 115 (10.69%) Windows Engineer
5 91 (8.46%) Server Engineer
6 76 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 69 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 59 (5.48%) IT Support
9 57 (5.30%) Wintel Engineer
10 51 (4.74%) Administrator
11 49 (4.55%) Consultant
12 47 (4.37%) Architect
12 47 (4.37%) IT Engineer
12 47 (4.37%) Support Analyst
13 43 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
14 42 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
15 40 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 40 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
16 36 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
16 36 (3.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.18%) .NET
2 18 (1.67%) Java RMI
3 16 (1.49%) LDAP
3 16 (1.49%) Software Packaging
4 14 (1.30%) Middleware
4 14 (1.30%) Web Services
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (1.02%) WPF
7 10 (0.93%) XML
8 9 (0.84%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.84%) RESTful
9 8 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.74%) JSON
10 7 (0.65%) MSMQ
10 7 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.56%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.56%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.56%) SOAP
11 6 (0.56%) Swagger
11 6 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.01%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.41%) PKI
3 67 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.30%) Clustering
5 26 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.04%) Replication
8 21 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.39%) User Experience
10 12 (1.12%) DataPower
10 12 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.02%) Handset
12 9 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.65%) iPhone
13 7 (0.65%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,076 (100.00%) Windows
2 712 (66.17%) Windows Server
3 470 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 305 (28.35%) Windows 10
5 205 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 149 (13.85%) Linux
7 94 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (3.35%) Windows 8
10 30 (2.79%) Unix
11 19 (1.77%) Windows XP
12 16 (1.49%) Android
13 15 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.30%) CentOS
15 12 (1.12%) AIX
16 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.74%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.65%) Solaris
18 7 (0.65%) VMS
19 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (19.89%) ITIL
2 210 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 144 (13.38%) Migration
4 93 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (7.06%) Service Management
7 69 (6.41%) DevOps
8 58 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 57 (5.30%) Change Management
10 54 (5.02%) Problem Management
11 41 (3.81%) Configuration Management
11 41 (3.81%) Incident Management
11 41 (3.81%) ITIL V3
11 41 (3.81%) ITSM
12 40 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
13 36 (3.35%) Data Protection
13 36 (3.35%) Mentoring
14 34 (3.16%) Server Building
15 33 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (2.97%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 177 (16.45%) SQL
3 39 (3.62%) C#
4 30 (2.79%) Java
5 27 (2.51%) Python
6 20 (1.86%) VB
7 15 (1.39%) VBScript
8 14 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.21%) C
10 12 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.02%) VB6
12 10 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.93%) Perl
12 10 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.93%) VBA
13 7 (0.65%) AWK
13 7 (0.65%) C++
14 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 238 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 162 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (13.75%) SC Cleared
4 104 (9.67%) DV Cleared
5 103 (9.57%) MCSE
6 77 (7.16%) MCSA
7 40 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 33 (3.07%) MCP
10 25 (2.32%) CCNA
10 25 (2.32%) DBS Check
11 21 (1.95%) CCNP
12 16 (1.49%) MCITP
13 15 (1.39%) Degree
13 15 (1.39%) VCP6
14 13 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.02%) CCA
15 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.56%) MCTS
16 6 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.28%) SLA
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.21%) QA
4 9 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.74%) GDPR
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.093%) NIST 800
System Software
1 694 (64.50%) Active Directory
2 276 (25.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (14.59%) Hyper-V
4 151 (14.03%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (7.62%) XenApp
6 79 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
7 78 (7.25%) vSphere
8 49 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 41 (3.81%) XenDesktop
10 40 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.49%) DFS Replication
13 15 (1.39%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (1.02%) Firmware
16 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.65%) NFS
17 7 (0.65%) VMware NSX
18 6 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 271 (25.19%) SCCM
2 84 (7.81%) SCOM
3 66 (6.13%) WSUS
4 35 (3.25%) vCenter Server
5 31 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (2.79%) SCVMM
7 26 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
8 19 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (1.67%) Backup Exec
9 18 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.67%) Puppet
10 17 (1.58%) Ansible
10 17 (1.58%) vMotion
11 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (1.21%) Terraform
12 12 (1.12%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.93%) Nagios
14 9 (0.84%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.84%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 551 (51.21%) Microsoft
2 503 (46.75%) VMware
3 164 (15.24%) Citrix
4 153 (14.22%) Cisco
5 91 (8.46%) HP
6 76 (7.06%) Oracle
7 64 (5.95%) Dell
8 46 (4.28%) McAfee
9 45 (4.18%) NetApp
9 45 (4.18%) Red Hat
10 33 (3.07%) Ivanti
11 32 (2.97%) EMC
12 29 (2.70%) SolarWinds
13 28 (2.60%) Veeam
14 26 (2.42%) Atlassian
15 25 (2.32%) IBM
16 23 (2.14%) Sophos
17 22 (2.04%) CheckPoint
17 22 (2.04%) Google
17 22 (2.04%) Nimble Storage