Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 183 143
Rank change year-on-year -47 -40 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,120 1,298 1,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.46% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.74% 7.09% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 812 1,176
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £201
90th Percentile £501 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 63 68
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -7.04% -13.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £43.10
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% -19.05% -

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 19,505 18,312 22,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.60% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,211 11,577 14,293
England median daily rate £438 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.20% +7.73%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £213
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,365 1,066 1,147
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% 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 19 August 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 August 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 August 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 -43 408 £375 +7.14% 92
South East -29 277 £369 +13.46% 69
Midlands -15 134 £300 +1.69% 48
South West -12 113 £300 -14.29% 42
North of England -70 108 £285 -5.00% 105
West Midlands -11 84 £293 -6.40% 24
East of England +7 81 £313 -16.67% 25
North West -35 67 £288 -4.17% 63
East Midlands -22 51 £300 +4.35% 24
Yorkshire -35 31 £315 +0.80% 30
North East -18 10 £269 -32.75% 12
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,120 (100.00%) Windows
2 823 (73.48%) Windows Server
3 743 (66.34%) Active Directory
4 633 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 617 (55.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 599 (53.48%) VMware
7 376 (33.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 292 (26.07%) PowerShell
9 286 (25.54%) Office 365
10 276 (24.64%) Windows 10
11 248 (22.14%) SCCM
12 247 (22.05%) DNS
13 245 (21.88%) SQL Server
14 241 (21.52%) Citrix
15 240 (21.43%) MS Exchange
16 239 (21.34%) Windows 7
17 238 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 212 (18.93%) DHCP
18 212 (18.93%) SQL
18 212 (18.93%) ITIL
19 208 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 207 (18.48%) Security Cleared
21 198 (17.68%) Linux
22 188 (16.79%) HP
23 177 (15.80%) VMware ESXi
24 172 (15.36%) Microsoft Office
25 171 (15.27%) Cisco
26 159 (14.20%) Finance
27 157 (14.02%) Hyper-V
28 154 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 240 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 148 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (9.20%) IIS
4 99 (8.84%) SharePoint
5 60 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 56 (5.00%) Skype for Business
7 28 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 27 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (2.05%) Apache
10 20 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.98%) JBoss
12 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.80%) WildFly
14 8 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.71%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.63%) CMS
15 7 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 172 (15.36%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.36%) Windchill
6 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.089%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.089%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.36%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.089%) Demantra
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.089%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 286 (25.54%) Office 365
2 238 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (5.45%) IaaS
5 47 (4.20%) PaaS
6 41 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (3.48%) SaaS
8 25 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.88%) Mimecast
11 15 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.71%) Route 53
13 8 (0.71%) Serverless
14 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 247 (22.05%) DNS
2 212 (18.93%) DHCP
3 153 (13.66%) Firewall
4 139 (12.41%) SAN
5 103 (9.20%) LAN
6 99 (8.84%) TCP/IP
7 86 (7.68%) WAN
8 67 (5.98%) VPN
9 49 (4.38%) Skype
10 45 (4.02%) Remote Desktop
11 38 (3.39%) NAS
12 36 (3.21%) Internet
13 33 (2.95%) VoIP
13 33 (2.95%) Wireless
14 29 (2.59%) VLAN
15 28 (2.50%) SSL
16 22 (1.96%) PuTTY
16 22 (1.96%) WinSCP
17 19 (1.70%) NetScaler
18 17 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 35 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 35 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 24 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.45%) DB2
11 5 (0.45%) MySQL
11 5 (0.45%) Power BI
12 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 41 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.23%) Selenium
4 23 (2.05%) HP UFT
5 22 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 22 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 22 (1.96%) SpecFlow
6 20 (1.79%) Ant
6 20 (1.79%) Eclipse
6 20 (1.79%) TestNG
7 18 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.61%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.34%) LoadRunner
9 13 (1.16%) MSI
10 6 (0.54%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.45%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.45%) Toad
12 4 (0.36%) JIRA
12 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 159 (14.20%) Finance
2 36 (3.21%) Banking
3 28 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 23 (2.05%) Retail
5 20 (1.79%) Back Office
5 20 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.16%) Law
6 13 (1.16%) Legal
7 11 (0.98%) Marketing
8 9 (0.80%) Automotive
8 9 (0.80%) Publishing
9 8 (0.71%) Military
10 7 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.45%) Electronics
11 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) Local Government
12 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.27%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 171 (15.27%) Analyst
3 149 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 104 (9.29%) Windows Engineer
5 96 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 94 (8.39%) Server Engineer
7 72 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 71 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 56 (5.00%) IT Support
10 54 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 54 (4.82%) Administrator
11 52 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
12 51 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
13 49 (4.38%) Desktop Support
14 47 (4.20%) Architect
15 41 (3.66%) Consultant
16 39 (3.48%) IT Engineer
17 38 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
18 37 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 37 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (6.43%) Web Services
2 71 (6.34%) .NET
3 42 (3.75%) Middleware
4 21 (1.88%) LDAP
5 20 (1.79%) JSON
6 16 (1.43%) XML
7 13 (1.16%) CSS
8 12 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 11 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.98%) React
10 10 (0.89%) HTML
11 9 (0.80%) REST
12 8 (0.71%) ADSI
12 8 (0.71%) jQuery
13 7 (0.63%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.63%) Node.js
13 7 (0.63%) WebSockets
14 6 (0.54%) HTML5
14 6 (0.54%) XSLT
14 6 (0.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 83 (7.41%) Clustering
3 59 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.57%) PKI
5 31 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.59%) Replication
7 28 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 20 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.70%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.34%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.16%) iPhone
12 13 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.98%) Handset
14 10 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.89%) NHS
15 9 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,120 (100.00%) Windows
2 823 (73.48%) Windows Server
3 617 (55.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 276 (24.64%) Windows 10
5 239 (21.34%) Windows 7
6 198 (17.68%) Linux
7 147 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (5.36%) Unix
10 51 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 37 (3.30%) Windows XP
12 36 (3.21%) Mac OS
13 33 (2.95%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.79%) AIX
15 18 (1.61%) Solaris
16 17 (1.52%) Android
17 13 (1.16%) CentOS
17 13 (1.16%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (18.93%) ITIL
2 208 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 153 (13.66%) Migration
4 93 (8.30%) DevOps
5 73 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (6.25%) Change Management
6 70 (6.25%) Service Management
7 66 (5.89%) Problem-Solving
8 57 (5.09%) Configuration Management
9 55 (4.91%) Service Delivery
10 51 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
11 47 (4.20%) Problem Management
11 47 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
12 46 (4.11%) Server Management
13 44 (3.93%) Load Balancing
14 43 (3.84%) Application Packaging
15 42 (3.75%) ITIL V3
16 38 (3.39%) Data Protection
17 37 (3.30%) Patch Management
18 32 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (26.07%) PowerShell
2 212 (18.93%) SQL
3 44 (3.93%) VBScript
4 43 (3.84%) C#
5 41 (3.66%) Java
6 33 (2.95%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.05%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.96%) C
8 22 (1.96%) F#
9 19 (1.70%) Python
9 19 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.52%) VB
11 15 (1.34%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.98%) Perl
13 5 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.45%) VBA
14 4 (0.36%) AWK
14 4 (0.36%) sed
15 3 (0.27%) XPath
16 2 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 207 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 154 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 74 (6.61%) MCSE
5 60 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 55 (4.91%) MCSA
7 51 (4.55%) Degree
8 39 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (2.50%) MCITP
11 24 (2.14%) CCNA
12 23 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (1.88%) ISEB
13 21 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
14 19 (1.70%) MCP
15 18 (1.61%) DBS Check
15 18 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.43%) CCNP
17 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.38%) SLA
2 25 (2.23%) GDPR
3 15 (1.34%) QA
4 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.27%) PMO
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.089%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.089%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.089%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.089%) GPG13
8 1 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 743 (66.34%) Active Directory
2 376 (33.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (15.80%) VMware ESXi
4 157 (14.02%) Hyper-V
5 138 (12.32%) vSphere
6 114 (10.18%) XenApp
7 69 (6.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 61 (5.45%) XenDesktop
9 41 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (2.95%) Docker
11 28 (2.50%) XenServer
12 24 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.52%) NFS
15 16 (1.43%) VMware NSX
16 14 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (1.25%) Squid
16 14 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (1.07%) DFS Replication
17 12 (1.07%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 248 (22.14%) SCCM
2 83 (7.41%) WSUS
3 82 (7.32%) SCOM
4 45 (4.02%) vCenter Server
5 33 (2.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (2.59%) Backup Exec
7 29 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
8 28 (2.50%) NetBackup
9 27 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 22 (1.96%) Ansible
10 22 (1.96%) HP ALM
11 21 (1.88%) PowerCLI
11 21 (1.88%) Puppet
12 20 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
12 20 (1.79%) vRealize
13 17 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (1.43%) SCOrch
14 16 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 633 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 599 (53.48%) VMware
3 241 (21.52%) Citrix
4 188 (16.79%) HP
5 171 (15.27%) Cisco
6 76 (6.79%) NetApp
7 75 (6.70%) McAfee
8 73 (6.52%) Oracle
9 57 (5.09%) Apple
10 56 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 53 (4.73%) Veeam
12 47 (4.20%) Symantec
13 45 (4.02%) Dell
13 45 (4.02%) EMC
14 44 (3.93%) Ivanti
15 39 (3.48%) IBM
16 32 (2.86%) SolarWinds
17 27 (2.41%) 3PAR
18 26 (2.32%) Juniper
19 25 (2.23%) Sophos