Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 193 228
Rank change year-on-year -93 +35 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 280 920 1,143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 1.40% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.50% 6.77% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 683 776
Median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £155 £161
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 80
Median hourly rate £40.75 £20.00 £22.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.75% -10.97% -11.90%
10th Percentile £12.03 £10.50 £12.55
90th Percentile £61.25 £44.51 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +110.00% -11.11% -10.00%

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 6,221 13,597 19,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.11% 20.70% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,007 8,738 12,223
Median daily rate £428 £413 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% -3.51% +0.59%
10th Percentile £163 £143 £162
90th Percentile £615 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 1,009 1,187
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.10 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% -

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 -31 109 £448 +28.00% 32
South West +6 50 £350 - 15
South East -8 41 £375 -6.25% 29
North of England +5 32 £350 -4.89% 45
North West +28 22 £437 +19.51% 28
Midlands 0 22 £300 -4.00% 14
West Midlands +15 18 £300 -7.69% 7
East of England -6 15 £335 -10.67% 3
Yorkshire +10 7 £285 -21.38% 9
East Midlands +22 4 £425 +36.00% 7
North East +20 3 £350 -12.50% 8
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 191 (68.21%) Active Directory
4 159 (56.79%) Microsoft
5 152 (54.29%) VMware
6 143 (51.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 111 (39.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 104 (37.14%) PowerShell
9 102 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 102 (36.43%) Windows 10
10 98 (35.00%) Azure
11 92 (32.86%) Office 365
12 91 (32.50%) DNS
13 89 (31.79%) SQL Server
14 82 (29.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 81 (28.93%) Security Cleared
16 76 (27.14%) Windows Server 2019
17 68 (24.29%) SCCM
18 61 (21.79%) Migration
18 61 (21.79%) DHCP
19 59 (21.07%) SC Cleared
20 53 (18.93%) Linux
20 53 (18.93%) Cisco
21 52 (18.57%) SQL
22 50 (17.86%) ITIL
23 49 (17.50%) MS Exchange
24 47 (16.79%) Citrix
25 46 (16.43%) Finance
25 46 (16.43%) Windows 7
26 43 (15.36%) 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 49 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 34 (12.14%) IIS
3 31 (11.07%) SharePoint
4 20 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 18 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (5.00%) ArcGIS
7 10 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.14%) Confluence
9 4 (1.43%) Apache
10 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.71%) Drupal
11 2 (0.71%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.71%) WordPress
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.07%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Salerio
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 98 (35.00%) Azure
2 92 (32.86%) Office 365
3 28 (10.00%) AWS
4 21 (7.50%) IaaS
5 19 (6.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (5.36%) PaaS
7 14 (5.00%) SaaS
8 8 (2.86%) GCP
8 8 (2.86%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.50%) GitHub
10 5 (1.79%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.79%) Yammer
11 4 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.07%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.07%) Power Automate
12 3 (1.07%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (32.50%) DNS
2 61 (21.79%) DHCP
3 40 (14.29%) SAN
4 33 (11.79%) Firewall
5 31 (11.07%) TCP/IP
6 26 (9.29%) Skype
7 17 (6.07%) WAN
8 15 (5.36%) LAN
9 11 (3.93%) WAAS
10 10 (3.57%) Internet
10 10 (3.57%) VLAN
11 9 (3.21%) Kerberos
12 8 (2.86%) VoIP
13 7 (2.50%) Ethernet
13 7 (2.50%) FTP
13 7 (2.50%) HTTP
13 7 (2.50%) NetScaler
13 7 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.50%) VPN
14 6 (2.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (31.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.86%) GIS
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (1.07%) MS Access
7 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.71%) MySQL
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.71%) Power BI
9 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 10 (3.57%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.14%) JIRA
2 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.14%) Subversion
2 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.71%) MSI
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.36%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (16.43%) Finance
2 24 (8.57%) Public Sector
3 17 (6.07%) Banking
4 8 (2.86%) Retail
5 6 (2.14%) Back Office
5 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Front Office
6 4 (1.43%) Legal
6 4 (1.43%) Military
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) International Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (26.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (9.64%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 19 (6.79%) Architect
5 16 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 16 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (5.00%) Consultant
7 13 (4.64%) VMware Engineer
8 12 (4.29%) Analyst
8 12 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (3.93%) IT Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.21%) Citrix Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) Developer
11 9 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.86%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.43%) HTML
2 17 (6.07%) CSS
3 14 (5.00%) JSON
4 13 (4.64%) .NET
5 12 (4.29%) Middleware
6 11 (3.93%) LDAP
7 9 (3.21%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.86%) Web Services
9 6 (2.14%) jQuery
10 5 (1.79%) CSS3
10 5 (1.79%) HTML5
10 5 (1.79%) REST
11 3 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 3 (1.07%) RESTful
11 3 (1.07%) SOAP
11 3 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (0.71%) CGI
12 2 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.71%) Kafka
12 2 (0.71%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.14%) Clustering
2 25 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 18 (6.43%) Replication
5 14 (5.00%) EMC VNX
6 11 (3.93%) NHS
6 11 (3.93%) PKI
7 7 (2.50%) User Experience
7 7 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.43%) iPhone
9 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 143 (51.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 102 (36.43%) Windows 10
4 102 (36.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (27.14%) Windows Server 2019
6 53 (18.93%) Linux
7 46 (16.43%) Windows 7
8 28 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.93%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.21%) Unix
12 8 (2.86%) CentOS
13 7 (2.50%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.50%) Windows 8
14 6 (2.14%) Android
15 5 (1.79%) VMS
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.71%) Solaris
16 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (29.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (21.79%) Migration
3 50 (17.86%) ITIL
4 28 (10.00%) DevOps
5 26 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.43%) High Availability
8 17 (6.07%) Data Migration
9 15 (5.36%) Test Scripting
10 13 (4.64%) Change Management
11 12 (4.29%) Patch Management
11 12 (4.29%) Service Design
11 12 (4.29%) Service Management
11 12 (4.29%) Systems Engineering
12 11 (3.93%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.93%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (3.57%) Security Hardening
13 10 (3.57%) Service Delivery
14 9 (3.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 52 (18.57%) SQL
3 21 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.14%) C
5 16 (5.71%) VB
6 14 (5.00%) C#
7 13 (4.64%) Python
8 9 (3.21%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.14%) VBScript
10 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.79%) Java
11 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (28.93%) Security Cleared
2 59 (21.07%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.36%) DV Cleared
3 29 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.93%) MCSE
5 11 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (3.57%) Degree
6 10 (3.57%) MCSA
7 5 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.43%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.43%) CCNA
8 4 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.43%) VCAP
9 3 (1.07%) CCA
10 2 (0.71%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.71%) MCITP
11 1 (0.36%) CCNP
11 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) GDPR
2 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) GMP
3 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) NCSC
System Software
1 191 (68.21%) Active Directory
2 111 (39.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (15.36%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 25 (8.93%) vSphere
6 23 (8.21%) XenApp
7 19 (6.79%) VMware NSX
8 13 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (4.29%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.21%) Docker
11 6 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.79%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.43%) vCloud
13 4 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.71%) NFS
14 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (24.29%) SCCM
2 29 (10.36%) Ansible
3 26 (9.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (6.79%) Puppet
6 17 (6.07%) SCOM
6 17 (6.07%) vCenter Server
7 16 (5.71%) WSUS
8 14 (5.00%) Terraform
9 11 (3.93%) IBM BigFix
10 10 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (3.57%) PowerCLI
11 9 (3.21%) Kubernetes
12 8 (2.86%) vRealize
13 7 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (1.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 159 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 152 (54.29%) VMware
3 53 (18.93%) Cisco
4 47 (16.79%) Citrix
5 36 (12.86%) Oracle
6 26 (9.29%) HP
6 26 (9.29%) Red Hat
7 25 (8.93%) EMC
8 23 (8.21%) Dell
9 17 (6.07%) Lumension
9 17 (6.07%) Sophos
10 16 (5.71%) Veeam
11 15 (5.36%) SolarWinds
12 14 (5.00%) ESRI
13 11 (3.93%) Symantec
14 9 (3.21%) McAfee
15 8 (2.86%) IBM
15 8 (2.86%) Ivanti
15 8 (2.86%) Juniper
16 7 (2.50%) CheckPoint