Period
to 24 August 2019

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 24 August 2019 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 233 184
Rank change year-on-year +16 -49 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,060 1,121 1,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.19% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.35% 5.73% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 710 807
England median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £159 £163 £170
90th Percentile £500 £506 £488
UK median daily rate £360 £360 £325
% change year-on-year - +10.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 64
England median hourly rate £22.40 £19.00 £17.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.89% +8.98% -3.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.71
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.88 £18.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year +34.46% +5.84% -16.76%

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 16,694 19,570 18,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.26% 20.83% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,558 12,231 11,544
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £200
90th Percentile £625 £619 £594
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,033 1,388 1,065
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +4.55%

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019. 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 -6 321 £372 -0.93% 112
South East +7 248 £375 - 103
South West +22 180 £355 +9.23% 54
North of England +55 137 £315 +8.62% 101
Midlands +12 103 £365 +21.67% 65
North West +20 72 £313 +8.70% 54
West Midlands +8 68 £388 +32.48% 45
East of England +9 66 £325 - 38
Yorkshire +44 54 £375 +19.05% 39
East Midlands +12 35 £188 -37.50% 20
North East +24 11 £325 +113.82% 8
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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 1,060 (100.00%) Windows
2 769 (72.55%) Windows Server
3 683 (64.43%) Active Directory
4 544 (51.32%) Microsoft
5 515 (48.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 499 (47.08%) VMware
7 340 (32.08%) Office 365
8 310 (29.25%) SCCM
9 297 (28.02%) Windows 10
10 273 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 262 (24.72%) PowerShell
12 258 (24.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 253 (23.87%) DNS
14 249 (23.49%) Security Cleared
15 248 (23.40%) Azure
16 229 (21.60%) ITIL
17 217 (20.47%) MS Exchange
18 211 (19.91%) DHCP
19 210 (19.81%) Hyper-V
20 196 (18.49%) Cisco
21 194 (18.30%) Windows 7
22 187 (17.64%) Firewall
22 187 (17.64%) Migration
23 174 (16.42%) SQL Server
24 173 (16.32%) Linux
25 162 (15.28%) Citrix
26 155 (14.62%) SQL
26 155 (14.62%) VMware ESXi
27 138 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
28 136 (12.83%) SC 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
1 217 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 122 (11.51%) SharePoint
3 120 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 99 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (7.17%) Skype for Business
6 70 (6.60%) IIS
7 24 (2.26%) Confluence
8 18 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.42%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.85%) Apache
12 7 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.38%) CMS
14 4 (0.38%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
15 3 (0.28%) WordPress
16 1 (0.094%) TPMS
Applications
1 105 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.094%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 340 (32.08%) Office 365
2 248 (23.40%) Azure
3 118 (11.13%) AWS
4 66 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.26%) GCP
6 20 (1.89%) SaaS
7 17 (1.60%) PaaS
8 15 (1.42%) IaaS
9 13 (1.23%) G Suite
10 10 (0.94%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.85%) GitHub
12 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.66%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.38%) Akamai
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 253 (23.87%) DNS
2 211 (19.91%) DHCP
3 187 (17.64%) Firewall
4 135 (12.74%) SAN
5 105 (9.91%) WAN
6 97 (9.15%) LAN
7 75 (7.08%) TCP/IP
8 66 (6.23%) Skype
9 63 (5.94%) VPN
10 52 (4.91%) NAS
11 33 (3.11%) VoIP
12 27 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (2.55%) Network Security
13 24 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (2.26%) VLAN
14 23 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (2.17%) Wireless
15 21 (1.98%) Unified Communications
16 20 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 27 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 16 (1.51%) MySQL
7 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.47%) DB2
12 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.47%) MS Access
13 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (2.26%) MSI
2 23 (2.17%) JIRA
3 16 (1.51%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.85%) Subversion
6 7 (0.66%) GitLab
6 7 (0.66%) WinDbg
7 6 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.47%) Hudson
9 4 (0.38%) Maven
9 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.28%) Ant
10 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.19%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.19%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.094%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.094%) HP UFT
General
1 125 (11.79%) Finance
2 42 (3.96%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.40%) Banking
4 26 (2.45%) Legal
5 25 (2.36%) Law
6 17 (1.60%) Back Office
7 16 (1.51%) Military
8 15 (1.42%) Retail
9 12 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.85%) Publishing
11 8 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.66%) Advertising
12 7 (0.66%) Local Government
13 6 (0.57%) Games
14 4 (0.38%) Automotive
14 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Marketing
15 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 224 (21.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 150 (14.15%) Support Engineer
3 130 (12.26%) Analyst
4 106 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 100 (9.43%) Windows Engineer
6 87 (8.21%) IT Support
7 77 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 64 (6.04%) IT Engineer
9 60 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 59 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 59 (5.57%) Wintel Engineer
11 53 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 49 (4.62%) Consultant
13 45 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 42 (3.96%) Administrator
14 42 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
15 41 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 40 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 40 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support
17 39 (3.68%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.21%) Web Services
2 32 (3.02%) .NET
3 18 (1.70%) Java RMI
3 18 (1.70%) RESTful
4 17 (1.60%) REST
5 10 (0.94%) LDAP
6 9 (0.85%) Ajax
6 9 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (0.85%) HTML
6 9 (0.85%) Middleware
6 9 (0.85%) Software Packaging
6 9 (0.85%) Swagger
7 7 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.66%) XML
8 5 (0.47%) JSON
8 5 (0.47%) Kafka
8 5 (0.47%) SAML
9 4 (0.38%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.75%) Clustering
2 85 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 73 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.40%) PKI
6 30 (2.83%) Replication
7 25 (2.36%) User Experience
8 24 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.32%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.23%) iPhone
12 12 (1.13%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.13%) NHS
12 12 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.85%) Handset
14 8 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,060 (100.00%) Windows
2 769 (72.55%) Windows Server
3 515 (48.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 297 (28.02%) Windows 10
5 194 (18.30%) Windows 7
6 173 (16.32%) Linux
7 114 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 30 (2.83%) Unix
11 28 (2.64%) Windows XP
12 27 (2.55%) CentOS
13 22 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 20 (1.89%) Android
15 18 (1.70%) Solaris
16 11 (1.04%) AIX
17 9 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.85%) zOS
18 8 (0.75%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (24.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 229 (21.60%) ITIL
3 187 (17.64%) Migration
4 92 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (8.30%) Change Management
6 74 (6.98%) DevOps
7 65 (6.13%) Service Management
8 60 (5.66%) ITIL V3
9 57 (5.38%) Incident Management
10 56 (5.28%) Data Protection
10 56 (5.28%) Service Delivery
11 55 (5.19%) Problem Management
12 53 (5.00%) ITSM
13 47 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
14 44 (4.15%) Information Security
15 39 (3.68%) Configuration Management
16 37 (3.49%) Preventative Maintenance
17 34 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (3.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (24.72%) PowerShell
2 155 (14.62%) SQL
3 38 (3.58%) Java
4 26 (2.45%) VBScript
5 23 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.17%) Python
6 20 (1.89%) C#
7 17 (1.60%) C
7 17 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.13%) Perl
10 10 (0.94%) VB
11 6 (0.57%) C++
12 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.28%) Ruby
13 3 (0.28%) VBA
14 2 (0.19%) AWK
14 2 (0.19%) PHP
14 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 249 (23.49%) Security Cleared
2 138 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 136 (12.83%) SC Cleared
4 122 (11.51%) DV Cleared
5 88 (8.30%) MCSE
6 63 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (5.57%) MCSA
8 49 (4.62%) CCNA
9 31 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (2.74%) CCNP
10 29 (2.74%) MCP
11 28 (2.64%) MCITP
12 24 (2.26%) Degree
13 16 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.04%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
16 8 (0.75%) VCP6
17 7 (0.66%) CCA
18 6 (0.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.17%) SLA
2 14 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.13%) QA
4 7 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.66%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 683 (64.43%) Active Directory
2 273 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (19.81%) Hyper-V
4 155 (14.62%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (9.25%) vSphere
6 62 (5.85%) XenApp
7 56 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (4.15%) XenDesktop
9 43 (4.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (2.26%) DFS Replication
11 24 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.32%) BitLocker
13 13 (1.23%) ISA Server
14 11 (1.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (0.94%) vCloud
16 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.75%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 310 (29.25%) SCCM
2 123 (11.60%) SCOM
3 94 (8.87%) WSUS
4 55 (5.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 41 (3.87%) SCVMM
6 39 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
7 36 (3.40%) vCenter Server
8 27 (2.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 27 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (2.36%) Ansible
9 25 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (1.32%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.32%) SCDPM
10 14 (1.32%) vMotion
11 13 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (1.23%) SCSM
12 11 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 544 (51.32%) Microsoft
2 499 (47.08%) VMware
3 196 (18.49%) Cisco
4 162 (15.28%) Citrix
5 123 (11.60%) HP
6 72 (6.79%) Oracle
7 66 (6.23%) NetApp
8 46 (4.34%) Dell
9 33 (3.11%) EMC
9 33 (3.11%) McAfee
9 33 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.92%) IBM
10 31 (2.92%) Veeam
11 28 (2.64%) Meraki
12 27 (2.55%) Symantec
13 23 (2.17%) 3PAR
13 23 (2.17%) Sophos
14 22 (2.08%) Apple
14 22 (2.08%) Splunk
15 21 (1.98%) Google