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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 143 120
Rank change year-on-year -33 -23  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 638 871 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.76% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.18% 7.66% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 545 586
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 72
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -11.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.20 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.75 £40.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8881 11374 11222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.54% 22.94% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 7301 6668
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 593 877
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -43 228 £325 -13.33% 72
South East -8 162 £333 -6.33% 51
North West -3 55 £300 -11.11% 32
South West -11 52 £338 -3.57% 22
Yorkshire +17 40 £325 - 18
West Midlands +11 35 £263 -20.45% 20
East Midlands +6 33 £253 -32.66% 7
East of England -18 30 £381 -4.68% 11
North East +33 12 £400 +70.21% 2
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1262 (100.00%) Windows
2 909 (72.03%) Windows Server
3 786 (62.28%) Active Directory
4 760 (60.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 607 (48.10%) VMware
6 554 (43.90%) Microsoft
7 376 (29.79%) PowerShell
8 347 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 301 (23.85%) SQL Server
10 291 (23.06%) DNS
11 279 (22.11%) MS Exchange
12 262 (20.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 247 (19.57%) SQL
13 247 (19.57%) Office 365
14 232 (18.38%) Citrix
15 229 (18.15%) Hyper-V
16 228 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 227 (17.99%) Cisco
18 226 (17.91%) ITIL
18 226 (17.91%) Windows 7
19 225 (17.83%) Migration
20 220 (17.43%) Linux
21 218 (17.27%) SCCM
22 214 (16.96%) HP
23 200 (15.85%) Security Cleared
24 197 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
25 194 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2010
26 193 (15.29%) Firewall
27 190 (15.06%) Finance
28 184 (14.58%) DHCP

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 (22.11%) MS Exchange
2 194 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 134 (10.62%) IIS
5 100 (7.92%) SharePoint
6 74 (5.86%) Skype for Business
7 52 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (2.14%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.82%) JBoss
10 23 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.03%) Apache
11 13 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.95%) WildFly
13 11 (0.87%) Confluence
14 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.24%) Stata
5 2 (0.16%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.32%) Pegasus Opera
7 3 (0.24%) Demantra
7 3 (0.24%) SnowdropKCS
8 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.16%) Primavera
8 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.079%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.079%) Exstream
9 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.079%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.079%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 247 (19.57%) Office 365
2 228 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.98%) IaaS
6 16 (1.27%) SaaS
7 13 (1.03%) GitHub
7 13 (1.03%) PaaS
8 12 (0.95%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.24%) Mailgun
10 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.079%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 291 (23.06%) DNS
2 193 (15.29%) Firewall
3 184 (14.58%) DHCP
4 180 (14.26%) SAN
5 154 (12.20%) LAN
6 127 (10.06%) WAN
7 96 (7.61%) TCP/IP
8 69 (5.47%) NAS
9 68 (5.39%) VPN
10 46 (3.65%) Skype
11 40 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
12 39 (3.09%) Wireless
13 38 (3.01%) Internet
14 34 (2.69%) VLAN
15 33 (2.61%) LDAP
16 32 (2.54%) NetScaler
16 32 (2.54%) VoIP
17 29 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (2.06%) MPLS
18 26 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 144 (11.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 85 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 42 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (2.38%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
9 28 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 27 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.58%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.11%) MySQL
13 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 44 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (2.69%) TeamCity
3 31 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.51%) HP UFT
6 19 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
6 19 (1.51%) Selenium
6 19 (1.51%) SpecFlow
7 16 (1.27%) Eclipse
8 15 (1.19%) MSI
8 15 (1.19%) SoapUI
8 15 (1.19%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.03%) Ant
9 13 (1.03%) TestNG
9 13 (1.03%) Toad
10 11 (0.87%) JIRA
11 10 (0.79%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 190 (15.06%) Finance
2 85 (6.74%) Banking
3 35 (2.77%) Retail
4 29 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.66%) Law
7 18 (1.43%) Back Office
7 18 (1.43%) Legal
8 17 (1.35%) Marketing
9 14 (1.11%) Electronics
9 14 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.87%) Military
11 8 (0.63%) Games
12 7 (0.55%) Local Government
13 5 (0.40%) Advertising
14 4 (0.32%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 155 (12.28%) Analyst
3 139 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 130 (10.30%) Windows Engineer
5 115 (9.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 85 (6.74%) Server Engineer
8 80 (6.34%) Consultant
9 79 (6.26%) Administrator
10 64 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
11 60 (4.75%) Architect
12 58 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 50 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 50 (3.96%) VMware Engineer
14 48 (3.80%) Active Directory Engineer
14 48 (3.80%) Support Analyst
15 44 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
16 41 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
16 41 (3.25%) Windows Server Engineer
17 38 (3.01%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.71%) .NET
2 39 (3.09%) Web Services
3 20 (1.58%) XML
4 18 (1.43%) Middleware
5 17 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 16 (1.27%) HTML
7 14 (1.11%) CSS
8 9 (0.71%) SAML
9 8 (0.63%) JSON
10 7 (0.55%) SOAP
10 7 (0.55%) XSLT
11 6 (0.48%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.40%) ADSI
12 5 (0.40%) REST
12 5 (0.40%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.32%) LAMP
13 4 (0.32%) MSMQ
13 4 (0.32%) WAP
13 4 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 138 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 92 (7.29%) Clustering
3 77 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.12%) Replication
5 33 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.54%) PKI
7 28 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.51%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.27%) EPoS
12 14 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.71%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.55%) EMC VNX
15 7 (0.55%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.48%) Life Science
16 6 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1262 (100.00%) Windows
2 909 (72.03%) Windows Server
3 760 (60.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 262 (20.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 226 (17.91%) Windows 7
6 220 (17.43%) Linux
7 183 (14.50%) Windows 10
8 95 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (6.18%) Unix
10 73 (5.78%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.46%) CentOS
12 27 (2.14%) Windows XP
13 26 (2.06%) Android
14 16 (1.27%) SUSE
15 15 (1.19%) Windows Vista
16 14 (1.11%) AIX
17 12 (0.95%) Solaris
18 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.91%) ITIL
2 225 (17.83%) Migration
3 95 (7.53%) Project Management
4 90 (7.13%) Change Management
5 81 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 75 (5.94%) DevOps
8 60 (4.75%) Configuration Management
9 58 (4.60%) Service Management
10 48 (3.80%) High Availability
11 43 (3.41%) Incident Management
11 43 (3.41%) ITIL V3
12 41 (3.25%) Service Delivery
13 39 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (3.09%) Virtual Environments
14 34 (2.69%) PRINCE2
15 33 (2.61%) Problem Management
16 32 (2.54%) Capacity Management
16 32 (2.54%) Task Automation
16 32 (2.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 376 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 247 (19.57%) SQL
3 66 (5.23%) VBScript
4 49 (3.88%) Java
5 36 (2.85%) C#
5 36 (2.85%) VB
6 31 (2.46%) Python
7 30 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.90%) Perl
10 20 (1.58%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.51%) F#
12 15 (1.19%) C
13 13 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.03%) Ruby
14 11 (0.87%) PHP
14 11 (0.87%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.48%) C++
17 4 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 200 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 197 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 137 (10.86%) SC Cleared
4 129 (10.22%) MCSE
5 59 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (4.68%) MCP
6 57 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (4.28%) MCSA
8 52 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 50 (3.96%) Degree
10 45 (3.57%) CCNA
11 40 (3.17%) MCITP
12 24 (1.90%) CCNP
13 22 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.35%) MCTS
16 16 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (1.19%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.19%) ISEB
18 10 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.36%) SLA
2 19 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.11%) QA
4 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.55%) GDPR
6 7 (0.55%) PMO
7 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.079%) GMP
11 1 (0.079%) MiFID
System Software
1 786 (62.28%) Active Directory
2 347 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 229 (18.15%) Hyper-V
4 128 (10.14%) vSphere
5 98 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (7.45%) XenApp
7 54 (4.28%) XenDesktop
8 53 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 39 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (1.51%) DFS Replication
12 14 (1.11%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.11%) VMware Server
13 13 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.87%) Docker
14 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.63%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 218 (17.27%) SCCM
2 71 (5.63%) SCOM
3 59 (4.68%) WSUS
4 50 (3.96%) NetBackup
5 40 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (2.93%) vCenter Server
7 29 (2.30%) AirWatch
8 28 (2.22%) Puppet
9 26 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (1.82%) vRealize
11 22 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (1.58%) BladeLogic
12 20 (1.58%) PowerCLI
13 19 (1.51%) Ansible
14 18 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 18 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 17 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (1.27%) Nagios
17 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
17 15 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 607 (48.10%) VMware
2 554 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 232 (18.38%) Citrix
4 227 (17.99%) Cisco
5 214 (16.96%) HP
6 111 (8.80%) Red Hat
7 92 (7.29%) NetApp
8 79 (6.26%) Oracle
8 79 (6.26%) Symantec
9 70 (5.55%) Dell
10 46 (3.65%) McAfee
11 43 (3.41%) Sophos
12 39 (3.09%) EMC
13 37 (2.93%) Veeam
14 32 (2.54%) Apple
15 29 (2.30%) SAP
16 28 (2.22%) IBM
17 26 (2.06%) ServiceNow
18 22 (1.74%) 3PAR
19 20 (1.58%) Lumension
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago