Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 222 178
Rank change year-on-year +25 -44 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 846 1,152 1,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.28% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.76% 6.18% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 767 888
England median daily rate £363 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £153 £158 £167
90th Percentile £505 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £363 £370 £348
% change year-on-year -2.03% +6.32% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 89 77
England median hourly rate £21.25 £28.72 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +55.22% -5.90%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £147.00 £49.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £19.20
% change year-on-year -39.29% +82.32% +0.76%

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 12,519 18,637 19,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.27% 20.70% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,787 11,740 12,351
England median daily rate £415 £433 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +1.17% +3.76%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £173
90th Percentile £600 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 989 1,165 1,139
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +1 250 £350 - 113
South East +41 189 £400 +6.67% 105
South West -10 141 £400 +6.67% 59
North of England +62 129 £375 +15.38% 102
East of England +46 68 £363 -0.68% 29
Midlands +26 66 £313 -7.75% 53
North West +30 61 £375 +20.97% 53
Yorkshire +46 46 £338 +12.50% 28
West Midlands +37 43 £320 -17.42% 32
East Midlands +35 22 £313 +12.11% 21
North East +24 22 £490 +30.67% 21
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 846 (100.00%) Windows
2 633 (74.82%) Windows Server
3 536 (63.36%) Active Directory
4 457 (54.02%) VMware
5 428 (50.59%) Microsoft
6 389 (45.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 317 (37.47%) Office 365
8 274 (32.39%) Windows 10
9 257 (30.38%) PowerShell
10 255 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 212 (25.06%) DNS
12 203 (24.00%) Security Cleared
13 202 (23.88%) Azure
14 200 (23.64%) DHCP
15 198 (23.40%) Windows 7
16 187 (22.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 183 (21.63%) SCCM
18 172 (20.33%) Citrix
19 159 (18.79%) SQL Server
20 151 (17.85%) Hyper-V
21 144 (17.02%) MS Exchange
22 141 (16.67%) ITIL
23 132 (15.60%) SQL
24 124 (14.66%) SC Cleared
25 115 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
26 114 (13.48%) Cisco
27 112 (13.24%) Firewall
27 112 (13.24%) DV Cleared
27 112 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
28 106 (12.53%) 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
1 144 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 100 (11.82%) SharePoint
3 75 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 67 (7.92%) Skype for Business
5 65 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (6.03%) IIS
7 12 (1.42%) Confluence
8 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.18%) K2 blackpearl
10 8 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.71%) Documentum
11 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.47%) Apache
12 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.12%) Drupal
14 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
Applications
1 86 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Houdini
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.24%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 317 (37.47%) Office 365
2 202 (23.88%) Azure
3 72 (8.51%) AWS
4 48 (5.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (3.43%) IaaS
6 25 (2.96%) PaaS
7 20 (2.36%) Mimecast
8 18 (2.13%) OneDrive
8 18 (2.13%) SaaS
9 10 (1.18%) GCP
10 7 (0.83%) Azure Stack
11 6 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.59%) G Suite
12 5 (0.59%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.24%) Datadog
13 2 (0.24%) GitHub
13 2 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 212 (25.06%) DNS
2 200 (23.64%) DHCP
3 112 (13.24%) Firewall
4 89 (10.52%) SAN
5 66 (7.80%) Skype
6 64 (7.57%) TCP/IP
7 61 (7.21%) LAN
7 61 (7.21%) WAN
8 47 (5.56%) NetScaler
9 27 (3.19%) VPN
10 23 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (2.72%) VLAN
10 23 (2.72%) VoIP
11 20 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (2.01%) NAS
13 15 (1.77%) HTTP
14 13 (1.54%) MPLS
15 12 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.42%) Internet
16 10 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.71%) MySQL
10 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.35%) EDMS
11 3 (0.35%) Power BI
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.77%) JIRA
2 14 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.42%) Bitbucket
4 11 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.18%) MSI
6 8 (0.95%) Subversion
7 6 (0.71%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.71%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.59%) Selenium
9 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.24%) Ant
10 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.24%) NUnit
10 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.24%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.24%) TestNG
General
1 89 (10.52%) Finance
2 42 (4.96%) Public Sector
3 22 (2.60%) Banking
4 18 (2.13%) Retail
5 17 (2.01%) Law
6 15 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.95%) Legal
7 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.47%) Advertising
8 4 (0.47%) Electronics
9 3 (0.35%) Back Office
9 3 (0.35%) Local Government
9 3 (0.35%) Marketing
9 3 (0.35%) Military
10 2 (0.24%) Police
10 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (18.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (12.53%) Support Engineer
3 83 (9.81%) Analyst
3 83 (9.81%) Windows Engineer
4 82 (9.69%) Server Engineer
5 73 (8.63%) IT Support
6 65 (7.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 63 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 49 (5.79%) Consultant
8 49 (5.79%) IT Engineer
9 48 (5.67%) Wintel Engineer
10 43 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
11 41 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support
11 41 (4.85%) Windows Server Engineer
12 38 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
13 36 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 36 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
14 34 (4.02%) Administrator
15 33 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 30 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.72%) XML
2 22 (2.60%) .NET
3 12 (1.42%) HTML
4 11 (1.30%) 802.1X
4 11 (1.30%) Web Services
5 10 (1.18%) WPF
6 8 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.71%) J2EE
7 6 (0.71%) LDAP
8 4 (0.47%) CSS
9 3 (0.35%) JSON
9 3 (0.35%) REST
10 2 (0.24%) Apache NiFi
10 2 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.24%) Java RMI
10 2 (0.24%) jQuery
10 2 (0.24%) LAMP
10 2 (0.24%) Middleware
10 2 (0.24%) Spring
10 2 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.92%) Data Centre
2 51 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.44%) PKI
4 41 (4.85%) Clustering
5 39 (4.61%) Replication
6 26 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.60%) NHS
8 21 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.42%) User Experience
12 11 (1.30%) iPhone
13 8 (0.95%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.83%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.83%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.71%) Handset
15 6 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 846 (100.00%) Windows
2 633 (74.82%) Windows Server
3 389 (45.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 274 (32.39%) Windows 10
5 198 (23.40%) Windows 7
6 90 (10.64%) Linux
7 69 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.84%) Android
9 22 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (2.60%) Windows 8
10 20 (2.36%) VMS
11 19 (2.25%) CentOS
12 14 (1.65%) Unix
13 13 (1.54%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.83%) Solaris
15 6 (0.71%) AIX
15 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.47%) SUSE
17 4 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (22.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 141 (16.67%) ITIL
3 106 (12.53%) Migration
4 74 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (6.50%) Change Management
6 48 (5.67%) ITSM
7 42 (4.96%) Service Management
8 34 (4.02%) Configuration Management
9 32 (3.78%) Service Delivery
10 30 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 29 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (3.19%) Incident Management
13 24 (2.84%) DevOps
14 23 (2.72%) Workflow
15 22 (2.60%) Information Security
16 20 (2.36%) Infrastructure Management
16 20 (2.36%) ITIL V3
16 20 (2.36%) Patch Management
17 19 (2.25%) CRM
18 18 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 257 (30.38%) PowerShell
2 132 (15.60%) SQL
3 28 (3.31%) C#
4 25 (2.96%) Java
5 24 (2.84%) C
6 19 (2.25%) VBScript
7 15 (1.77%) Python
8 13 (1.54%) VB
9 10 (1.18%) XAML
10 8 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.71%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.59%) C++
13 4 (0.47%) Perl
13 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.35%) F#
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) REXX
14 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.35%) Tcl
14 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 203 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 124 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 115 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (13.24%) DV Cleared
5 72 (8.51%) MCSE
6 39 (4.61%) MCSA
7 38 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
8 36 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (3.19%) DBS Check
11 26 (3.07%) Degree
12 25 (2.96%) CCA
13 24 (2.84%) CCNA
14 21 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (2.48%) MCP
15 19 (2.25%) MCITP
16 9 (1.06%) CCNP
17 5 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 4 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (8.27%) SLA
2 9 (1.06%) GDPR
3 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.71%) QA
5 4 (0.47%) NCSC
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) NIST
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 536 (63.36%) Active Directory
2 255 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (17.85%) Hyper-V
4 112 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (11.58%) vSphere
6 92 (10.87%) XenApp
7 73 (8.63%) XenDesktop
8 42 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (4.73%) Virtual Servers
10 37 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (1.89%) DFS Replication
14 15 (1.77%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.71%) Docker
16 6 (0.71%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.59%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 183 (21.63%) SCCM
2 53 (6.26%) WSUS
3 45 (5.32%) SCOM
4 28 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (3.31%) PowerCLI
5 23 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 23 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (2.60%) vCenter Server
7 19 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 17 (2.01%) SCVMM
9 16 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
10 15 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 15 (1.77%) NetBackup
11 14 (1.65%) Backup Exec
12 13 (1.54%) Ansible
12 13 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (1.42%) AirWatch
13 12 (1.42%) SCDPM
14 11 (1.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 457 (54.02%) VMware
2 428 (50.59%) Microsoft
3 172 (20.33%) Citrix
4 114 (13.48%) Cisco
5 77 (9.10%) HP
6 51 (6.03%) Dell
7 41 (4.85%) McAfee
8 35 (4.14%) Symantec
9 32 (3.78%) EMC
10 30 (3.55%) NetApp
11 25 (2.96%) Apple
11 25 (2.96%) Ivanti
12 24 (2.84%) Oracle
12 24 (2.84%) Red Hat
13 23 (2.72%) Sophos
14 19 (2.25%) Veeam
15 16 (1.89%) Adobe
15 16 (1.89%) Meraki
15 16 (1.89%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.89%) Veritas