Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 184 228
Rank change year-on-year -134 +44 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 298 758 1,119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.71% 1.41% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.27% 6.90% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 555 765
10th Percentile £200 £163 £158
25th Percentile £300 £263 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £389 £375 £370
Median % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.35% +8.03%
75th Percentile £467 £475 £469
90th Percentile £525 £518 £538
UK median daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.40% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 80
10th Percentile £15.15 £11.28 £12.95
25th Percentile £18.20 £16.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.55 £22.45
Median % change year-on-year +2.02% +0.42% +28.29%
75th Percentile £59.69 £43.56 £47.13
90th Percentile £60.95 £47.83 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £22.55 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.02% -13.29% +48.57%

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 6,983 10,983 17,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.75% 20.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,602 7,167 11,683
10th Percentile £181 £143 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £539 £529 £538
90th Percentile £631 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 857 1,017
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.50 £27.25
90th Percentile £54.10 £47.50 £48.16
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.24% +3.67%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in England

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -55 134 £413 +10.00% 27
South East 0 57 £383 -4.38% 33
South West -18 36 £339 -15.42% 5
North of England -31 23 £360 -4.00% 22
Midlands -7 20 £300 -4.00% 36
North West -5 15 £361 -3.67% 10
East of England -5 15 £319 -15.00% 6
West Midlands -1 11 £244 -24.12% 25
East Midlands +16 9 £388 +24.00% 11
Yorkshire -5 5 £286 -28.44% 10
North East +10 3 £400 -18.37% 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Windows
2 223 (74.83%) Windows Server
3 213 (71.48%) Active Directory
4 163 (54.70%) Microsoft
5 161 (54.03%) VMware
6 159 (53.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 132 (44.30%) PowerShell
8 126 (42.28%) Microsoft 365
9 120 (40.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 113 (37.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (36.24%) Azure
12 99 (33.22%) Windows 10
13 94 (31.54%) DNS
14 87 (29.19%) SQL Server
15 86 (28.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 80 (26.85%) Security Cleared
17 76 (25.50%) SCCM
18 71 (23.83%) Windows Server 2019
19 64 (21.48%) Hyper-V
19 64 (21.48%) Migration
20 63 (21.14%) ITIL
21 62 (20.81%) Linux
22 61 (20.47%) MS Exchange
23 58 (19.46%) Cisco
23 58 (19.46%) SC Cleared
24 57 (19.13%) DHCP
25 50 (16.78%) VMware ESXi
26 46 (15.44%) SQL
27 45 (15.10%) Citrix
28 44 (14.77%) SharePoint

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 61 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 44 (14.77%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.72%) IIS
4 23 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (7.38%) Skype for Business
6 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.36%) ArcGIS
8 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.68%) Apache
9 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.34%) Confluence
10 4 (1.34%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.34%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (1.01%) SAS
11 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.67%) Drupal
12 2 (0.67%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.36%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Salerio
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 126 (42.28%) Microsoft 365
2 108 (36.24%) Azure
3 31 (10.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (9.73%) AWS
5 16 (5.37%) SaaS
6 13 (4.36%) PaaS
7 9 (3.02%) IaaS
8 7 (2.35%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.01%) GCP
9 6 (2.01%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.34%) Power Automate
10 4 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.01%) GitHub
11 3 (1.01%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.01%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.01%) Yammer
12 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 94 (31.54%) DNS
2 57 (19.13%) DHCP
3 39 (13.09%) Firewall
4 34 (11.41%) SAN
5 30 (10.07%) LAN
6 25 (8.39%) Skype
6 25 (8.39%) WAN
7 24 (8.05%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.04%) VPN
9 13 (4.36%) VLAN
9 13 (4.36%) WAAS
10 12 (4.03%) Wireless
11 11 (3.69%) NetScaler
12 9 (3.02%) FTP
13 8 (2.68%) Internet
14 6 (2.01%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.68%) Kerberos
15 5 (1.68%) NAS
15 5 (1.68%) SMTP
15 5 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (6.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.68%) GIS
6 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (1.01%) MySQL
9 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.34%) Hudson
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) JUnit
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) PyUnit
5 1 (0.34%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (13.09%) Finance
2 28 (9.40%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.36%) Banking
4 9 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.35%) Back Office
5 7 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.01%) Retail
7 5 (1.68%) Electronics
7 5 (1.68%) Front Office
7 5 (1.68%) Legal
7 5 (1.68%) Marketing
8 3 (1.01%) Law
9 2 (0.67%) International Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (26.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (8.39%) Analyst
3 21 (7.05%) Architect
4 19 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (5.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (5.37%) Administrator
7 16 (5.37%) Server Engineer
8 15 (5.03%) Consultant
9 14 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
10 13 (4.36%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (4.03%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.69%) Citrix Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (3.36%) IT Support
13 10 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.02%) Build Engineer
14 9 (3.02%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.70%) Middleware
2 6 (2.01%) CSS
3 5 (1.68%) HTML
3 5 (1.68%) REST
4 4 (1.34%) jQuery
4 4 (1.34%) LDAP
4 4 (1.34%) XML
5 3 (1.01%) .NET
5 3 (1.01%) Java EE
5 3 (1.01%) JSON
6 2 (0.67%) CSS3
6 2 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.67%) HTML5
6 2 (0.67%) Kafka
6 2 (0.67%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.67%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.67%) SOAP
6 2 (0.67%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.34%) Web Services
7 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.75%) Clustering
2 22 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.05%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.37%) EMC VNX
5 14 (4.70%) Replication
6 11 (3.69%) NHS
7 7 (2.35%) PKI
8 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.68%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.34%) User Experience
10 3 (1.01%) CMDB
10 3 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 298 (100.00%) Windows
2 223 (74.83%) Windows Server
3 159 (53.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 113 (37.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (33.22%) Windows 10
6 71 (23.83%) Windows Server 2019
7 62 (20.81%) Linux
8 42 (14.09%) Windows 7
9 33 (11.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (5.70%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.69%) Unix
13 7 (2.35%) Android
14 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.68%) CentOS
15 4 (1.34%) Solaris
15 4 (1.34%) VMS
15 4 (1.34%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.34%) Windows Vista
16 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 64 (21.48%) Migration
3 63 (21.14%) ITIL
4 24 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.38%) DevOps
6 16 (5.37%) Project Management
7 14 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.36%) Change Management
8 13 (4.36%) Data Migration
9 12 (4.03%) Business Continuity
9 12 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (4.03%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (3.36%) Patch Management
11 10 (3.36%) Project Delivery
11 10 (3.36%) Server Building
11 10 (3.36%) Service Design
11 10 (3.36%) Systems Engineering
11 10 (3.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 132 (44.30%) PowerShell
2 46 (15.44%) SQL
3 21 (7.05%) C
4 19 (6.38%) Python
5 14 (4.70%) VB
6 11 (3.69%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.35%) C#
9 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.68%) VBScript
10 4 (1.34%) Java
11 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.34%) Perl
13 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (26.85%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.46%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (9.06%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.70%) Degree
5 14 (4.70%) MCSE
6 12 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (2.68%) MCSA
8 6 (2.01%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.01%) MCITP
9 5 (1.68%) CCNA
9 5 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.34%) CCA
10 4 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.34%) VCAP
11 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.01%) VCP6
12 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.34%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.71%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) GDPR
3 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 213 (71.48%) Active Directory
2 120 (40.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (21.48%) Hyper-V
4 50 (16.78%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (7.72%) vSphere
6 21 (7.05%) XenApp
7 15 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (5.03%) VMware NSX
8 12 (4.03%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.68%) vCloud
9 8 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (2.35%) DFS Replication
10 7 (2.35%) Docker
11 6 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.67%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.67%) Firmware
13 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (25.50%) SCCM
2 27 (9.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 24 (8.05%) Ansible
5 21 (7.05%) SCOM
6 19 (6.38%) vCenter Server
7 13 (4.36%) IBM BigFix
8 11 (3.69%) Puppet
9 10 (3.36%) vRealize
10 9 (3.02%) Terraform
10 9 (3.02%) WSUS
11 8 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (2.68%) SCSM
12 7 (2.35%) Kubernetes
12 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (2.35%) PowerCLI
12 7 (2.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (1.68%) AirWatch
13 5 (1.68%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 163 (54.70%) Microsoft
2 161 (54.03%) VMware
3 58 (19.46%) Cisco
4 45 (15.10%) Citrix
5 32 (10.74%) Oracle
6 29 (9.73%) EMC
7 28 (9.40%) HP
7 28 (9.40%) Red Hat
8 26 (8.72%) Dell
9 17 (5.70%) IBM
9 17 (5.70%) SolarWinds
10 16 (5.37%) Lumension
11 15 (5.03%) Veeam
12 13 (4.36%) McAfee
12 13 (4.36%) Symantec
13 12 (4.03%) Sophos
14 10 (3.36%) ESRI
15 9 (3.02%) Ivanti
15 9 (3.02%) NetApp
16 8 (2.68%) CheckPoint