Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 169 149
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,400 1,413 1,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.61% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.29% 7.75% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 925 1,036
England median daily rate £338 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £186
90th Percentile £500 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 77 122
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% -23.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.70 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £38.65 £45.48
UK median hourly rate £19.90 £19.94 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.19% +7.77% -22.92%

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 19,204 18,230 21,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 20.81% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,413 11,598 12,815
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £190
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,157 1,137 1,649
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.25 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -4 570 £350 -9.68% 121
South East -11 346 £350 +4.24% 108
North of England -42 161 £325 -1.52% 113
Midlands +30 146 £295 -6.35% 70
South West +26 107 £316 +40.56% 51
East Midlands +24 81 £295 -2.07% 37
North West -28 76 £325 -0.76% 73
East of England -17 73 £260 -15.10% 29
West Midlands +15 64 £325 - 33
Yorkshire -25 57 £323 -4.44% 38
North East -9 28 £325 -1.52% 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,400 (100.00%) Windows
2 934 (66.71%) Windows Server
3 882 (63.00%) Active Directory
4 768 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 765 (54.64%) VMware
6 676 (48.29%) Microsoft
7 390 (27.86%) PowerShell
8 381 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 309 (22.07%) DNS
10 294 (21.00%) Office 365
11 285 (20.36%) Linux
12 279 (19.93%) Windows 7
13 276 (19.71%) SQL Server
13 276 (19.71%) Citrix
14 271 (19.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 238 (17.00%) Security Cleared
16 237 (16.93%) ITIL
17 229 (16.36%) MS Exchange
18 223 (15.93%) Hyper-V
19 220 (15.71%) Windows 10
20 215 (15.36%) DHCP
20 215 (15.36%) Cisco
21 210 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 208 (14.86%) SQL
22 208 (14.86%) SCCM
22 208 (14.86%) VMware ESXi
23 203 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
24 186 (13.29%) Firewall
25 182 (13.00%) HP
26 176 (12.57%) 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
1 229 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 132 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (7.43%) IIS
4 91 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 81 (5.79%) Skype for Business
6 72 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.00%) Apache
10 14 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.86%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.71%) CMS
14 9 (0.64%) JBoss
15 8 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.43%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 167 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.21%) Revit
6 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.57%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.21%) Eikon
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.21%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.21%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.071%) Demantra
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.071%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 294 (21.00%) Office 365
2 203 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.57%) PaaS
6 21 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (1.50%) IaaS
6 21 (1.50%) Route 53
6 21 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.71%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.57%) SaaS
10 7 (0.50%) G Suite
11 6 (0.43%) GitHub
11 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 309 (22.07%) DNS
2 215 (15.36%) DHCP
3 186 (13.29%) Firewall
4 154 (11.00%) SAN
5 139 (9.93%) TCP/IP
6 130 (9.29%) WAN
7 124 (8.86%) LAN
8 74 (5.29%) VPN
9 62 (4.43%) VoIP
10 55 (3.93%) Skype
11 39 (2.79%) NAS
11 39 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
12 36 (2.57%) NetScaler
13 35 (2.50%) VLAN
14 31 (2.21%) Wireless
15 29 (2.07%) Internet
16 26 (1.86%) iSCSI
17 21 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (1.43%) Kerberos
19 17 (1.21%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 38 (2.71%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (1.50%) Power BI
11 20 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.79%) Relational Database
15 8 (0.57%) MySQL
16 7 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
17 6 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 40 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (2.14%) Git (software)
5 26 (1.86%) MSI
6 23 (1.64%) Artifactory
7 22 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (1.43%) Ant
9 18 (1.29%) Selenium
10 17 (1.21%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (1.21%) SoapUI
10 17 (1.21%) TestNG
11 16 (1.14%) HP UFT
11 16 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.93%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.86%) JIRA
15 11 (0.79%) LoadRunner
16 10 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 155 (11.07%) Finance
2 51 (3.64%) Banking
3 29 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.57%) Retail
5 21 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.21%) Legal
7 15 (1.07%) Advertising
8 13 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.86%) Back Office
10 9 (0.64%) Law
11 8 (0.57%) Publishing
12 6 (0.43%) Billing
12 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.36%) Marketing
13 5 (0.36%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Local Government
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 151 (10.79%) Analyst
3 147 (10.50%) Windows Engineer
4 138 (9.86%) Support Engineer
5 114 (8.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 92 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 87 (6.21%) Server Engineer
8 74 (5.29%) Consultant
8 74 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 71 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 61 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
11 59 (4.21%) Administrator
12 51 (3.64%) Architect
13 50 (3.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 49 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
14 49 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
15 47 (3.36%) Server Support
16 45 (3.21%) Desktop Support
16 45 (3.21%) IT Support
17 43 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.07%) .NET
2 62 (4.43%) Web Services
3 36 (2.57%) XML
4 31 (2.21%) LDAP
5 26 (1.86%) JSON
6 21 (1.50%) YAML
7 18 (1.29%) REST
8 16 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.93%) Middleware
9 13 (0.93%) WPF
9 13 (0.93%) XSLT
10 12 (0.86%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.71%) SOAP
11 10 (0.71%) X-Windows
12 6 (0.43%) CSS
13 5 (0.36%) SAP PI
14 4 (0.29%) DOM
14 4 (0.29%) HTML
14 4 (0.29%) Node.js
14 4 (0.29%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 91 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.50%) Clustering
3 58 (4.14%) PKI
4 50 (3.57%) Replication
5 34 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
9 13 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 11 (0.79%) NHS
11 10 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.64%) iPhone
13 8 (0.57%) CMDB
13 8 (0.57%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.57%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,400 (100.00%) Windows
2 934 (66.71%) Windows Server
3 768 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 285 (20.36%) Linux
5 279 (19.93%) Windows 7
6 271 (19.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 220 (15.71%) Windows 10
8 132 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (4.79%) Windows 8
10 58 (4.14%) CentOS
11 44 (3.14%) Unix
12 36 (2.57%) Windows Vista
13 28 (2.00%) Windows XP
14 21 (1.50%) Android
15 18 (1.29%) Solaris
16 16 (1.14%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.86%) Debian
18 11 (0.79%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.79%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (16.93%) ITIL
2 176 (12.57%) Migration
3 114 (8.14%) DevOps
4 83 (5.93%) Change Management
5 73 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 71 (5.07%) Configuration Management
7 57 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 53 (3.79%) Incident Management
8 53 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 50 (3.57%) ITIL V3
9 50 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 45 (3.21%) Patch Management
11 42 (3.00%) Open Source
12 37 (2.64%) Server Building
12 37 (2.64%) Service Management
13 36 (2.57%) Change Control
13 36 (2.57%) Test Automation
14 35 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (2.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 390 (27.86%) PowerShell
2 208 (14.86%) SQL
3 50 (3.57%) C#
4 43 (3.07%) VBScript
5 33 (2.36%) Java
6 29 (2.07%) Bash Shell
7 26 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.79%) Python
9 24 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.36%) C
11 16 (1.14%) F#
12 13 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.79%) Perl
14 9 (0.64%) VB
15 8 (0.57%) XPath
16 7 (0.50%) VBA
17 5 (0.36%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.36%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.29%) C++
19 3 (0.21%) AWK
Qualifications
1 238 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 210 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (10.29%) SC Cleared
4 138 (9.86%) MCSE
5 100 (7.14%) MCSA
6 86 (6.14%) DV Cleared
7 62 (4.43%) MCP
8 61 (4.36%) MCITP
9 48 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (3.14%) CCNA
12 41 (2.93%) Degree
13 28 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.79%) CCNP
14 25 (1.79%) DBS Check
15 17 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (1.07%) CCA
17 10 (0.71%) ISEB
18 9 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (0.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.00%) SLA
2 17 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.86%) QA
4 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.43%) GCP
6 4 (0.29%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.21%) FISMA
7 3 (0.21%) GDPR
7 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.071%) PMO
9 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 882 (63.00%) Active Directory
2 381 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (15.93%) Hyper-V
4 208 (14.86%) VMware ESXi
5 152 (10.86%) vSphere
6 147 (10.50%) XenApp
7 62 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (3.00%) XenDesktop
9 36 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (2.36%) Docker
11 21 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 19 (1.36%) XenServer
13 17 (1.21%) NFS
14 16 (1.14%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.86%) Samba
16 11 (0.79%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.79%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 208 (14.86%) SCCM
2 86 (6.14%) SCOM
3 79 (5.64%) WSUS
4 43 (3.07%) Puppet
5 41 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (2.93%) vCenter Server
6 36 (2.57%) Ansible
7 31 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 30 (2.14%) Nessus
9 28 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 26 (1.86%) WMI
11 25 (1.79%) Terraform
12 22 (1.57%) AirWatch
13 19 (1.36%) Nagios
14 18 (1.29%) EdgeSight
14 18 (1.29%) PowerCLI
15 17 (1.21%) NetBackup
15 17 (1.21%) SCVMM
16 16 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 765 (54.64%) VMware
2 676 (48.29%) Microsoft
3 276 (19.71%) Citrix
4 215 (15.36%) Cisco
5 182 (13.00%) HP
6 93 (6.64%) SolarWinds
7 89 (6.36%) Red Hat
8 84 (6.00%) Oracle
9 79 (5.64%) Ivanti
10 75 (5.36%) NetApp
11 57 (4.07%) McAfee
12 51 (3.64%) IBM
13 49 (3.50%) Dell
13 49 (3.50%) Veeam
14 48 (3.43%) Symantec
15 46 (3.29%) Apple
16 38 (2.71%) Splunk
17 36 (2.57%) Shavlik
18 32 (2.29%) EMC
19 31 (2.21%) Juniper