Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 162 132
Rank change year-on-year -15 -30 +47
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1411 1654 1892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.70% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.10% 7.89% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 1123 1175
England median daily rate £325 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.26% +1.53%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £190
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £325 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 76 124
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% +8.11% -26.00%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £45.00 £41.20
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -24.00%

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 19879 20962 22465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 21.54% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12794 13374 13374
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £571
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1201 1182 1827
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -41 531 £340 -9.33% 75
South East +5 379 £338 +3.85% 46
North of England -58 171 £325 - 58
Midlands +47 146 £288 -12.88% 23
South West -18 117 £323 +5.74% 16
North West -26 83 £300 -7.69% 36
East Midlands +38 81 £288 -11.54% 8
East of England -10 80 £260 -19.07% 12
West Midlands +19 64 £295 -12.59% 15
Yorkshire -31 52 £318 +1.60% 17
North East +1 36 £361 +9.32% 5
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1411 (100.00%) Windows
2 953 (67.54%) Windows Server
3 905 (64.14%) Active Directory
4 783 (55.49%) VMware
5 773 (54.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 610 (43.23%) Microsoft
7 387 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 381 (27.00%) PowerShell
9 322 (22.82%) Office 365
10 320 (22.68%) DNS
11 309 (21.90%) Citrix
12 285 (20.20%) SQL Server
13 279 (19.77%) MS Exchange
14 273 (19.35%) Linux
15 270 (19.14%) Windows 7
16 262 (18.57%) Cisco
17 239 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 235 (16.65%) Hyper-V
19 233 (16.51%) SCCM
19 233 (16.51%) Windows 10
20 227 (16.09%) DHCP
21 225 (15.95%) SAN
22 223 (15.80%) Migration
23 220 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
24 215 (15.24%) Firewall
25 209 (14.81%) ITIL
26 204 (14.46%) SQL
27 202 (14.32%) Finance
28 200 (14.17%) Security Cleared
29 198 (14.03%) HP

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
1 279 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 181 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (7.73%) SharePoint
4 102 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 97 (6.87%) IIS
6 87 (6.17%) Skype for Business
7 43 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.06%) JBoss
12 13 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.85%) CMS
14 11 (0.78%) WildFly
15 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.57%) Apache
17 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) Stata
5 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.14%) Revit
6 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.21%) Eikon
5 3 (0.21%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.14%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.14%) Primavera
6 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 322 (22.82%) Office 365
2 239 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.42%) IaaS
6 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
7 14 (0.99%) Route 53
8 11 (0.78%) PaaS
9 8 (0.57%) G Suite
10 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.43%) GitHub
10 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.43%) SaaS
11 5 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.21%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.071%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 320 (22.68%) DNS
2 227 (16.09%) DHCP
3 225 (15.95%) SAN
4 215 (15.24%) Firewall
5 164 (11.62%) LAN
6 155 (10.99%) WAN
7 121 (8.58%) TCP/IP
8 101 (7.16%) VPN
9 74 (5.24%) Skype
10 62 (4.39%) VoIP
11 55 (3.90%) NAS
12 51 (3.61%) VLAN
13 43 (3.05%) LDAP
13 43 (3.05%) Wireless
14 42 (2.98%) NetScaler
15 40 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
16 32 (2.27%) Internet
17 29 (2.06%) Network Security
18 25 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 80 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 31 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (0.99%) MySQL
11 12 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.78%) EDRMS
12 11 (0.78%) Power BI
12 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (2.34%) Jenkins
1 33 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.56%) Eclipse
4 21 (1.49%) Ant
5 20 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.35%) Selenium
7 18 (1.28%) HP UFT
7 18 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
7 18 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 18 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 18 (1.28%) TestNG
8 17 (1.20%) MSI
9 15 (1.06%) Artifactory
9 15 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (0.99%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.71%) Toad
12 9 (0.64%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 202 (14.32%) Finance
2 109 (7.73%) Banking
3 41 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.98%) Retail
6 18 (1.28%) Advertising
7 14 (0.99%) Electronics
7 14 (0.99%) Marketing
8 13 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.92%) Legal
9 10 (0.71%) Military
10 9 (0.64%) Publishing
11 8 (0.57%) French Language
12 6 (0.43%) Back Office
13 5 (0.35%) Law
13 5 (0.35%) Retail Finance
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.21%) International Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 210 (14.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 193 (13.68%) Analyst
3 148 (10.49%) Support Engineer
4 124 (8.79%) Windows Engineer
5 122 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 103 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 92 (6.52%) Administrator
8 91 (6.45%) Server Engineer
9 77 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 72 (5.10%) Consultant
11 70 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
12 68 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 57 (4.04%) Architect
14 54 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
15 53 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 52 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
17 50 (3.54%) Server Support
18 49 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support
19 48 (3.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
19 48 (3.40%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.61%) .NET
2 60 (4.25%) Web Services
3 22 (1.56%) XML
4 19 (1.35%) Middleware
5 18 (1.28%) JSON
6 14 (0.99%) YAML
7 11 (0.78%) WPF
7 11 (0.78%) X-Windows
8 6 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.43%) Java EE
8 6 (0.43%) REST
9 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.35%) XSLT
10 4 (0.28%) DOM
10 4 (0.28%) JTAPI
10 4 (0.28%) RESTful
10 4 (0.28%) RFC 2833
10 4 (0.28%) TAPI
11 3 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.68%) Clustering
4 54 (3.83%) Replication
5 43 (3.05%) PKI
6 41 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.98%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.63%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 13 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.85%) EMC VNX
14 12 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.78%) CMDB
16 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1411 (100.00%) Windows
2 953 (67.54%) Windows Server
3 773 (54.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 273 (19.35%) Linux
5 270 (19.14%) Windows 7
6 233 (16.51%) Windows 10
7 220 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 115 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.61%) Unix
11 35 (2.48%) CentOS
12 22 (1.56%) AIX
12 22 (1.56%) Android
12 22 (1.56%) Windows XP
13 21 (1.49%) Solaris
14 20 (1.42%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.35%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.78%) VMS
18 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (15.80%) Migration
2 209 (14.81%) ITIL
3 90 (6.38%) DevOps
4 72 (5.10%) Change Management
4 72 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (4.25%) Project Management
6 59 (4.18%) Configuration Management
7 58 (4.11%) Service Delivery
8 55 (3.90%) Incident Management
9 48 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (3.12%) Problem Management
11 39 (2.76%) Virtual Environments
12 36 (2.55%) Patch Management
13 35 (2.48%) Service Management
14 34 (2.41%) Load Balancing
15 33 (2.34%) High Availability
15 33 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (2.27%) Server Building
16 32 (2.27%) Test Automation
17 31 (2.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 381 (27.00%) PowerShell
2 204 (14.46%) SQL
3 57 (4.04%) Java
4 56 (3.97%) VBScript
5 38 (2.69%) C#
6 28 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 27 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 23 (1.63%) Perl
9 18 (1.28%) F#
10 14 (0.99%) Python
10 14 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.71%) C
12 7 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.28%) PHP
15 3 (0.21%) AWK
15 3 (0.21%) VB
15 3 (0.21%) VBA
16 1 (0.071%) C++
16 1 (0.071%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 200 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 179 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 129 (9.14%) SC Cleared
4 117 (8.29%) MCSE
5 75 (5.32%) MCSA
6 61 (4.32%) DV Cleared
7 56 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (2.98%) CCNA
10 41 (2.91%) MCP
11 34 (2.41%) Degree
12 26 (1.84%) MCITP
13 24 (1.70%) DBS Check
13 24 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.28%) CCNP
15 16 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (0.99%) CCA
16 14 (0.99%) ISEB
17 12 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.90%) SLA
2 21 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.85%) QA
4 11 (0.78%) GDPR
5 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.28%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.21%) GCP
7 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.071%) GMP
8 1 (0.071%) PMBOK
System Software
1 905 (64.14%) Active Directory
2 387 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (16.65%) Hyper-V
4 193 (13.68%) VMware ESXi
5 166 (11.76%) vSphere
6 138 (9.78%) XenApp
7 55 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 49 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
10 34 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (1.91%) Docker
12 21 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (1.35%) XenServer
14 18 (1.28%) DFS Replication
15 17 (1.20%) VMware NSX
16 15 (1.06%) VMware Server
17 14 (0.99%) Samba
18 8 (0.57%) Brightmail
18 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 7 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 233 (16.51%) SCCM
2 91 (6.45%) SCOM
3 49 (3.47%) vCenter Server
4 47 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 39 (2.76%) Puppet
6 36 (2.55%) WSUS
7 35 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (2.27%) AirWatch
9 28 (1.98%) Ansible
9 28 (1.98%) PowerCLI
10 23 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 23 (1.63%) WMI
11 22 (1.56%) vRealize
12 19 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (1.28%) Terraform
14 17 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
16 15 (1.06%) EdgeSight
16 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 783 (55.49%) VMware
2 610 (43.23%) Microsoft
3 309 (21.90%) Citrix
4 262 (18.57%) Cisco
5 198 (14.03%) HP
6 94 (6.66%) NetApp
6 94 (6.66%) Red Hat
7 82 (5.81%) Oracle
8 81 (5.74%) Symantec
9 61 (4.32%) McAfee
10 57 (4.04%) Veeam
11 56 (3.97%) Dell
12 49 (3.47%) EMC
13 46 (3.26%) SolarWinds
14 42 (2.98%) Apple
15 38 (2.69%) IBM
16 33 (2.34%) Sophos
17 32 (2.27%) Juniper
18 30 (2.13%) F5
19 29 (2.06%) CommVault