Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 180 137
Rank change year-on-year -29 -43 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,209 1,245 1,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.48% 1.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.31% 7.19% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 796 1,113
England median daily rate £326 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.56% -0.74% -1.45%
10th Percentile £160 £174 £195
90th Percentile £500 £513 £500
UK median daily rate £340 £340 £343
% change year-on-year - -0.73% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 61 102
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -17.95% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% -5.88%

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 19,157 17,318 21,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.94% 20.57% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,109 10,940 13,785
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £203 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,302 1,034 1,239
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.94% +2.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.47 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% -2.94% +5.20%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -40 429 £350 -2.44% 93
South East -12 302 £350 - 79
Midlands +2 149 £313 +4.17% 47
North of England -57 141 £275 -15.38% 77
South West +6 108 £294 -12.96% 38
West Midlands -5 86 £310 -0.80% 22
North West -31 83 £288 -7.26% 52
East of England +11 81 £285 -24.00% 32
East Midlands -8 65 £300 +3.45% 25
Yorkshire -44 46 £288 -14.81% 17
North East -9 12 £269 -27.29% 8
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,209 (100.00%) Windows
2 852 (70.47%) Windows Server
3 783 (64.76%) Active Directory
4 689 (56.99%) Microsoft
5 678 (56.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 656 (54.26%) VMware
7 383 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 331 (27.38%) PowerShell
9 282 (23.33%) Office 365
10 266 (22.00%) SQL Server
11 251 (20.76%) Windows 10
12 248 (20.51%) Citrix
13 245 (20.26%) SCCM
14 244 (20.18%) Windows 7
15 243 (20.10%) DNS
16 235 (19.44%) Security Cleared
17 228 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
18 227 (18.78%) MS Exchange
19 215 (17.78%) SQL
20 211 (17.45%) ITIL
21 210 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
22 199 (16.46%) DHCP
23 196 (16.21%) VMware ESXi
24 194 (16.05%) Linux
24 194 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
25 187 (15.47%) HP
26 177 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
27 175 (14.47%) Cisco
28 169 (13.98%) Hyper-V
29 163 (13.48%) Finance

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
1 227 (18.78%) MS Exchange
2 142 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 107 (8.85%) IIS
4 79 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 70 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 70 (5.79%) Skype for Business
6 24 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (1.49%) Apache
8 15 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.99%) JBoss
10 11 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.66%) CMS
11 8 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.66%) WildFly
12 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 194 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.33%) Windchill
4 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.083%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.74%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.25%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.17%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.083%) Demantra
4 1 (0.083%) Eikon
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.083%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 282 (23.33%) Office 365
2 228 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.06%) IaaS
5 36 (2.98%) PaaS
6 28 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (1.99%) SaaS
8 17 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.16%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.66%) Route 53
13 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.58%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.58%) Yammer
14 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.17%) G Suite
16 1 (0.083%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 243 (20.10%) DNS
2 199 (16.46%) DHCP
3 142 (11.75%) SAN
4 135 (11.17%) Firewall
5 110 (9.10%) LAN
6 97 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 95 (7.86%) WAN
8 71 (5.87%) VPN
9 50 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
10 47 (3.89%) Skype
11 40 (3.31%) NAS
11 40 (3.31%) VoIP
12 38 (3.14%) Wireless
13 33 (2.73%) Internet
14 27 (2.23%) SSL
15 25 (2.07%) VLAN
16 23 (1.90%) iSCSI
17 22 (1.82%) PuTTY
17 22 (1.82%) WinSCP
18 19 (1.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (6.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 47 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (3.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 39 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 20 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.74%) Power BI
16 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.50%) MySQL
17 6 (0.50%) Relational Database
18 5 (0.41%) DB2
18 5 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 42 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.90%) Selenium
4 22 (1.82%) Ant
4 22 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 22 (1.82%) HP UFT
4 22 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
4 22 (1.82%) SoapUI
4 22 (1.82%) TestNG
5 21 (1.74%) SpecFlow
6 20 (1.65%) Jenkins
7 19 (1.57%) MSI
8 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
8 13 (1.08%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.58%) Subversion
12 6 (0.50%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 163 (13.48%) Finance
2 32 (2.65%) Banking
3 24 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 20 (1.65%) Retail
5 18 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.41%) Back Office
7 16 (1.32%) Legal
8 15 (1.24%) Law
9 10 (0.83%) Publishing
10 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.66%) Automotive
12 7 (0.58%) Local Government
12 7 (0.58%) Marketing
13 6 (0.50%) Billing
13 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.41%) Military
15 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.25%) Electronics
17 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 174 (14.39%) Analyst
2 168 (13.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 154 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 134 (11.08%) Windows Engineer
5 103 (8.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 99 (8.19%) Server Engineer
7 73 (6.04%) Support Analyst
8 69 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 65 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 61 (5.05%) IT Support
11 60 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
12 51 (4.22%) Consultant
13 46 (3.80%) Windows Server Engineer
14 44 (3.64%) Administrator
15 43 (3.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 42 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support
16 42 (3.47%) IT Engineer
17 41 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 39 (3.23%) Architect
18 39 (3.23%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.53%) .NET
2 78 (6.45%) Web Services
3 29 (2.40%) Middleware
4 24 (1.99%) XML
5 18 (1.49%) LDAP
6 15 (1.24%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.08%) XSLT
8 12 (0.99%) REST
9 11 (0.91%) CSS
10 9 (0.74%) SOAP
11 8 (0.66%) HTML
11 8 (0.66%) JSON
12 7 (0.58%) X-Windows
13 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (0.50%) WPF
13 6 (0.50%) YAML
14 5 (0.41%) ADSI
14 5 (0.41%) Web Services Management
15 4 (0.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.62%) Clustering
3 69 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.14%) PKI
5 43 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.73%) Replication
7 21 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.41%) Fat Client
11 17 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 14 (1.16%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.99%) NHS
13 12 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.83%) iPhone
15 9 (0.74%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.74%) iPad
15 9 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,209 (100.00%) Windows
2 852 (70.47%) Windows Server
3 678 (56.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 251 (20.76%) Windows 10
5 244 (20.18%) Windows 7
6 210 (17.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 194 (16.05%) Linux
8 74 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.89%) Unix
11 41 (3.39%) Apple iOS
12 39 (3.23%) Mac OS
12 39 (3.23%) Windows XP
13 27 (2.23%) CentOS
14 22 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 21 (1.74%) Android
16 15 (1.24%) Solaris
17 13 (1.08%) AIX
18 12 (0.99%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (17.45%) ITIL
2 140 (11.58%) Migration
3 99 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (7.36%) DevOps
5 77 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (5.87%) Change Management
7 64 (5.29%) Service Management
8 52 (4.30%) Service Delivery
9 50 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 48 (3.97%) Configuration Management
10 48 (3.97%) Problem Management
11 47 (3.89%) Incident Management
12 42 (3.47%) Application Packaging
13 41 (3.39%) Virtual Environments
14 39 (3.23%) Load Balancing
15 37 (3.06%) ITIL V3
16 34 (2.81%) Data Protection
17 30 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (2.32%) Collaborative Working
18 28 (2.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 331 (27.38%) PowerShell
2 215 (17.78%) SQL
3 52 (4.30%) VBScript
4 44 (3.64%) C#
5 41 (3.39%) Java
6 27 (2.23%) C
7 26 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 23 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.74%) F#
10 17 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.41%) Python
11 16 (1.32%) VB
12 12 (0.99%) Perl
13 9 (0.74%) XPath
14 8 (0.66%) VBA
15 5 (0.41%) C++
15 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.33%) AWK
16 4 (0.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 235 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 177 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 112 (9.26%) MCSE
5 87 (7.20%) MCSA
6 81 (6.70%) DV Cleared
7 51 (4.22%) MCITP
8 49 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (3.64%) MCP
10 42 (3.47%) Degree
11 40 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (2.89%) CCNA
13 27 (2.23%) CCNP
14 26 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (1.65%) DBS Check
17 19 (1.57%) ISEB
17 19 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
18 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
19 7 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.56%) SLA
2 24 (1.99%) GDPR
3 12 (0.99%) QA
4 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) FISMA
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.17%) GCP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.083%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.083%) GPG13
9 1 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 783 (64.76%) Active Directory
2 383 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (16.21%) VMware ESXi
4 169 (13.98%) Hyper-V
5 134 (11.08%) vSphere
6 115 (9.51%) XenApp
7 58 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 57 (4.71%) XenDesktop
9 53 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.40%) XenServer
11 23 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (1.82%) NFS
13 21 (1.74%) Docker
14 19 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.41%) VMware Server
16 16 (1.32%) Squid
17 15 (1.24%) VMware NSX
18 14 (1.16%) DFS Replication
18 14 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
19 10 (0.83%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 245 (20.26%) SCCM
2 91 (7.53%) WSUS
3 71 (5.87%) SCOM
4 43 (3.56%) vCenter Server
5 36 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (2.48%) Nessus
6 30 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.99%) HP ALM
9 21 (1.74%) Backup Exec
9 21 (1.74%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (1.65%) SCVMM
10 20 (1.65%) vMotion
11 19 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
11 19 (1.57%) SCOrch
12 18 (1.49%) vRealize
13 17 (1.41%) PowerCLI
14 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 689 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 656 (54.26%) VMware
3 248 (20.51%) Citrix
4 187 (15.47%) HP
5 175 (14.47%) Cisco
6 79 (6.53%) NetApp
7 75 (6.20%) Ivanti
8 73 (6.04%) Oracle
8 73 (6.04%) SolarWinds
9 62 (5.13%) McAfee
10 59 (4.88%) Apple
11 55 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 48 (3.97%) EMC
13 47 (3.89%) Dell
14 43 (3.56%) Veeam
15 42 (3.47%) Symantec
16 36 (2.98%) IBM
17 34 (2.81%) Shavlik
18 22 (1.82%) 3PAR
18 22 (1.82%) Juniper