Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 161 134
Rank change year-on-year -16 -27 +48
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1399 1644 1902
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% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1115 1180
England median daily rate £325 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% -
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% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 76 125
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 £40.85
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -22.45%

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 19716 20830 22634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 21.56% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12689 13296 13488
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 £572
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1197 1178 1836
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 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.90%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -48 529 £340 -9.33% 76
South East +4 377 £338 +3.85% 51
North of England -45 167 £325 - 53
Midlands +45 144 £288 -12.88% 23
South West -8 116 £323 +5.74% 16
North West -27 82 £300 -7.69% 35
East Midlands +39 80 £288 -11.54% 10
East of England -20 79 £260 -19.07% 14
West Midlands +20 63 £295 -12.59% 13
Yorkshire -38 49 £313 - 13
North East +2 36 £361 +9.32% 5
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 1399 (100.00%) Windows
2 944 (67.48%) Windows Server
3 895 (63.97%) Active Directory
4 779 (55.68%) VMware
5 766 (54.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 604 (43.17%) Microsoft
7 385 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 377 (26.95%) PowerShell
9 321 (22.94%) Office 365
10 315 (22.52%) DNS
11 306 (21.87%) Citrix
12 283 (20.23%) SQL Server
13 277 (19.80%) MS Exchange
14 271 (19.37%) Linux
15 266 (19.01%) Windows 7
16 260 (18.58%) Cisco
17 238 (17.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 232 (16.58%) Hyper-V
19 231 (16.51%) SCCM
20 229 (16.37%) Windows 10
21 224 (16.01%) DHCP
21 224 (16.01%) SAN
22 223 (15.94%) Migration
23 218 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
24 214 (15.30%) Firewall
25 206 (14.72%) ITIL
26 202 (14.44%) SQL
27 201 (14.37%) Finance
28 196 (14.01%) HP
28 196 (14.01%) Security Cleared

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
1 277 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 180 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 102 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 96 (6.86%) IIS
6 87 (6.22%) Skype for Business
7 43 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.36%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.07%) JBoss
12 13 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.93%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.86%) CMS
14 11 (0.79%) WildFly
15 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.57%) Apache
17 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 127 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.36%) 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%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.29%) 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
1 321 (22.94%) Office 365
2 238 (17.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.43%) IaaS
6 17 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
7 14 (1.00%) Route 53
8 11 (0.79%) 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 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.21%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.071%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 315 (22.52%) DNS
2 224 (16.01%) DHCP
2 224 (16.01%) SAN
3 214 (15.30%) Firewall
4 163 (11.65%) LAN
5 155 (11.08%) WAN
6 121 (8.65%) TCP/IP
7 99 (7.08%) VPN
8 74 (5.29%) Skype
9 61 (4.36%) VoIP
10 55 (3.93%) NAS
11 51 (3.65%) VLAN
12 43 (3.07%) LDAP
12 43 (3.07%) Wireless
13 40 (2.86%) NetScaler
13 40 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (2.22%) Internet
15 28 (2.00%) Network Security
16 25 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (1.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (20.23%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 80 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 31 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 22 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (1.00%) MySQL
10 12 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (0.79%) EDRMS
11 11 (0.79%) Power BI
11 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (2.36%) Jenkins
1 33 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.57%) Eclipse
4 21 (1.50%) Ant
5 20 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.36%) Selenium
7 18 (1.29%) HP UFT
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
7 18 (1.29%) SoapUI
7 18 (1.29%) SpecFlow
7 18 (1.29%) TestNG
8 16 (1.14%) MSI
9 15 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 15 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (1.00%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.71%) Toad
12 9 (0.64%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 201 (14.37%) Finance
2 107 (7.65%) Banking
3 39 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.00%) Retail
6 18 (1.29%) Advertising
7 14 (1.00%) Electronics
7 14 (1.00%) Marketing
8 13 (0.93%) Legal
9 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.71%) Military
11 9 (0.64%) Publishing
12 8 (0.57%) French Language
13 6 (0.43%) Back Office
14 5 (0.36%) Law
14 5 (0.36%) Retail Finance
15 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) International Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 209 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (13.72%) Analyst
3 146 (10.44%) Support Engineer
4 124 (8.86%) Windows Engineer
5 121 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 103 (7.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 92 (6.58%) Administrator
8 91 (6.50%) Server Engineer
9 76 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 71 (5.08%) Consultant
11 70 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
12 67 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (3.93%) Architect
14 54 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 53 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 52 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
17 50 (3.57%) Server Support
18 49 (3.50%) Infrastructure Support
19 48 (3.43%) Desktop Support
20 47 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.65%) .NET
2 59 (4.22%) Web Services
3 22 (1.57%) XML
4 19 (1.36%) Middleware
5 18 (1.29%) JSON
6 14 (1.00%) YAML
7 11 (0.79%) WPF
7 11 (0.79%) 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 (0.36%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.36%) XSLT
10 4 (0.29%) DOM
10 4 (0.29%) JTAPI
10 4 (0.29%) RESTful
10 4 (0.29%) RFC 2833
10 4 (0.29%) TAPI
11 3 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.65%) Clustering
4 54 (3.86%) Replication
5 41 (2.93%) PKI
6 40 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 19 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 13 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.86%) EMC VNX
14 12 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.79%) CMDB
16 10 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1399 (100.00%) Windows
2 944 (67.48%) Windows Server
3 766 (54.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 271 (19.37%) Linux
5 266 (19.01%) Windows 7
6 229 (16.37%) Windows 10
7 218 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 114 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 89 (6.36%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.65%) Unix
11 35 (2.50%) CentOS
12 22 (1.57%) AIX
12 22 (1.57%) Android
13 21 (1.50%) Solaris
14 20 (1.43%) Windows Vista
14 20 (1.43%) Windows XP
15 19 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.79%) VMS
18 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (15.94%) Migration
2 206 (14.72%) ITIL
3 90 (6.43%) DevOps
4 72 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 71 (5.08%) Change Management
6 60 (4.29%) Project Management
7 59 (4.22%) Configuration Management
8 55 (3.93%) Incident Management
9 54 (3.86%) Service Delivery
10 48 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (3.07%) Problem Management
12 39 (2.79%) Virtual Environments
13 35 (2.50%) Patch Management
14 34 (2.43%) Load Balancing
14 34 (2.43%) Service Management
15 32 (2.29%) High Availability
15 32 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
15 32 (2.29%) Server Building
16 31 (2.22%) Open Source
16 31 (2.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 377 (26.95%) PowerShell
2 202 (14.44%) SQL
3 57 (4.07%) Java
4 56 (4.00%) VBScript
5 38 (2.72%) C#
6 28 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 26 (1.86%) Bash Shell
8 23 (1.64%) Perl
9 18 (1.29%) F#
10 14 (1.00%) Python
10 14 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.71%) C
12 7 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.29%) 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
1 196 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 178 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 117 (8.36%) MCSE
5 74 (5.29%) MCSA
6 59 (4.22%) DV Cleared
7 56 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (3.00%) CCNA
10 41 (2.93%) MCP
11 34 (2.43%) Degree
12 26 (1.86%) MCITP
13 24 (1.72%) DBS Check
14 23 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.29%) CCNP
16 16 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (1.00%) ISEB
19 13 (0.93%) CCA
20 12 (0.86%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.93%) SLA
2 21 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.86%) QA
4 11 (0.79%) GDPR
5 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.29%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.21%) GCP
7 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.071%) GMP
9 1 (0.071%) PMBOK
System Software
1 895 (63.97%) Active Directory
2 385 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (16.58%) Hyper-V
4 193 (13.80%) VMware ESXi
5 164 (11.72%) vSphere
6 135 (9.65%) XenApp
7 54 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 47 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (1.93%) Docker
12 21 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.29%) DFS Replication
14 17 (1.22%) VMware NSX
14 17 (1.22%) XenServer
15 15 (1.07%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.00%) Samba
17 8 (0.57%) Brightmail
17 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 231 (16.51%) SCCM
2 91 (6.50%) SCOM
3 49 (3.50%) vCenter Server
4 47 (3.36%) NetBackup
5 39 (2.79%) Puppet
6 35 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (2.36%) WSUS
8 31 (2.22%) AirWatch
9 28 (2.00%) Ansible
9 28 (2.00%) PowerCLI
10 23 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 23 (1.64%) WMI
11 22 (1.57%) vRealize
12 19 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
14 17 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 17 (1.22%) Terraform
15 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
16 14 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 779 (55.68%) VMware
2 604 (43.17%) Microsoft
3 306 (21.87%) Citrix
4 260 (18.58%) Cisco
5 196 (14.01%) HP
6 94 (6.72%) Red Hat
7 93 (6.65%) NetApp
8 82 (5.86%) Oracle
9 81 (5.79%) Symantec
10 61 (4.36%) McAfee
11 56 (4.00%) Dell
11 56 (4.00%) Veeam
12 49 (3.50%) EMC
13 45 (3.22%) SolarWinds
14 42 (3.00%) Apple
15 37 (2.64%) IBM
16 33 (2.36%) Sophos
17 32 (2.29%) Juniper
18 30 (2.14%) F5
19 29 (2.07%) CommVault