Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 288 199
Rank change year-on-year -79 -89 +35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 438 225 1,051
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.82% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.12% 4.44% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 159 730
10th Percentile £174 £195 £153
25th Percentile £278 £298 £230
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £375 £350
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £500 £471 £438
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 24
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.38 £14.25 £14.56
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -37.50% +40.00% -
75th Percentile £47.94 £44.75 £43.94
90th Percentile £51.63 £53.75 £45.97
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £39.18
% change year-on-year -9.80% -34.91% +100.90%

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 10,637 5,068 15,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.82% 18.54% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,339 3,298 10,159
10th Percentile £163 £180 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 263 1,004
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +0.03%
75th Percentile £39.50 £37.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -116 177 £450 +12.50% 55
South East -42 79 £280 -29.56% 44
North of England -45 52 £425 +21.43% 64
South West -58 48 £375 - 24
North West -34 42 £425 +21.43% 34
East of England -43 28 £394 +14.13% 23
Midlands -51 28 £339 +12.92% 42
West Midlands -61 17 £325 +8.33% 25
East Midlands - 11 £340 - 17
Yorkshire -51 9 £260 -35.00% 24
North East -8 1 £325 +18.18% 6
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 438 (100.00%) Windows
2 307 (70.09%) Active Directory
3 294 (67.12%) Windows Server
4 254 (57.99%) Microsoft
5 229 (52.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 201 (45.89%) VMware
7 199 (45.43%) Microsoft 365
8 192 (43.84%) Azure
9 170 (38.81%) PowerShell
10 161 (36.76%) Windows Server 2019
11 137 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 129 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 127 (29.00%) DNS
14 125 (28.54%) Windows 10
15 117 (26.71%) ITIL
16 115 (26.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 111 (25.34%) SQL Server
18 108 (24.66%) SCCM
19 104 (23.74%) Security Cleared
20 102 (23.29%) DHCP
21 89 (20.32%) MS Exchange
22 87 (19.86%) Citrix
23 81 (18.49%) Cisco
23 81 (18.49%) SQL
24 74 (16.89%) Firewall
25 73 (16.67%) Hyper-V
26 72 (16.44%) SC Cleared
27 70 (15.98%) Migration
28 68 (15.53%) Social Skills
29 61 (13.93%) Windows 7

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 89 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 34 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (5.71%) IIS
5 20 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.74%) ArcGIS
7 9 (2.05%) Confluence
8 8 (1.83%) Apache
9 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.68%) nginx
10 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.23%) SAS
11 1 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 51 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.74%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 199 (45.43%) Microsoft 365
2 192 (43.84%) Azure
3 52 (11.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (8.22%) AWS
5 23 (5.25%) IaaS
6 22 (5.02%) SaaS
7 15 (3.42%) Mimecast
7 15 (3.42%) PaaS
8 11 (2.51%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.83%) GCP
9 8 (1.83%) GitHub
10 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.37%) Azure Key Vault
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.14%) Google Workspace
12 5 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.91%) Serverless
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (29.00%) DNS
2 102 (23.29%) DHCP
3 74 (16.89%) Firewall
4 50 (11.42%) VPN
5 40 (9.13%) SAN
6 37 (8.45%) TCP/IP
7 31 (7.08%) WAN
8 29 (6.62%) LAN
9 21 (4.79%) Skype
10 19 (4.34%) Kerberos
11 17 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (2.74%) NetScaler
12 12 (2.74%) Network Security
12 12 (2.74%) Wireless
13 11 (2.51%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.28%) NAS
14 10 (2.28%) SSL
15 7 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.60%) VoIP
15 7 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (25.34%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 28 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (2.74%) GIS
7 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.05%) MySQL
9 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.91%) MS Access
13 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (3.88%) JIRA
2 9 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.37%) Subversion
6 5 (1.14%) MSI
6 5 (1.14%) Selenium
7 3 (0.68%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.68%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.68%) Toad
8 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.23%) GitLab
9 1 (0.23%) Gradle
9 1 (0.23%) Maven
9 1 (0.23%) Serena SBM
General
1 68 (15.53%) Social Skills
2 46 (10.50%) Finance
3 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.34%) Banking
5 18 (4.11%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.05%) Retail
7 8 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.37%) Legal
9 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.46%) International Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (24.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (10.05%) Analyst
3 40 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 33 (7.53%) IT Support
6 28 (6.39%) IT Engineer
7 27 (6.16%) Windows Engineer
8 25 (5.71%) Administrator
9 22 (5.02%) Architect
10 21 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (4.34%) Server Engineer
12 18 (4.11%) Consultant
12 18 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Active Directory Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.42%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.16%) LDAP
2 17 (3.88%) .NET
3 11 (2.51%) JSON
4 10 (2.28%) SAML
5 9 (2.05%) Web Services
6 7 (1.60%) HTML
6 7 (1.60%) SPNEGO
7 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.37%) SOAP
8 5 (1.14%) CSS
8 5 (1.14%) jQuery
8 5 (1.14%) RESTful
8 5 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (0.91%) XML
10 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.68%) REST
11 1 (0.23%) .NET Core
11 1 (0.23%) ARM Templates
11 1 (0.23%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.82%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.45%) Clustering
3 13 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.97%) PKI
3 13 (2.97%) Replication
4 10 (2.28%) NHS
5 9 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.60%) User Experience
7 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.14%) iPad
8 5 (1.14%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.91%) Digital Signage
9 4 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 438 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (67.12%) Windows Server
3 229 (52.28%) Windows Server 2016
4 161 (36.76%) Windows Server 2019
5 129 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 125 (28.54%) Windows 10
7 61 (13.93%) Windows 7
8 53 (12.10%) Linux
9 18 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.97%) Mac OS
11 12 (2.74%) Android
12 11 (2.51%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.28%) CentOS
14 8 (1.83%) VMS
15 7 (1.60%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.37%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.91%) Unix
18 2 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (26.71%) ITIL
2 115 (26.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 70 (15.98%) Migration
4 41 (9.36%) DevOps
4 41 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (6.85%) Change Management
7 22 (5.02%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.57%) Data Protection
8 20 (4.57%) Problem Management
9 18 (4.11%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.88%) Computer Science
10 17 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (3.65%) Test Scripting
12 15 (3.42%) Data Migration
12 15 (3.42%) Identity Management
12 15 (3.42%) Requirements Analysis
12 15 (3.42%) Server Management
12 15 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (38.81%) PowerShell
2 81 (18.49%) SQL
3 16 (3.65%) C#
3 16 (3.65%) T-SQL
4 14 (3.20%) Python
5 13 (2.97%) C
5 13 (2.97%) VB
6 12 (2.74%) Java
7 10 (2.28%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.05%) VBScript
9 8 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.14%) VBA
12 4 (0.91%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.46%) PHP
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 56 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (10.05%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (8.90%) DV Cleared
6 35 (7.99%) MCSE
7 32 (7.31%) CCNA
8 23 (5.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (5.02%) Degree
10 16 (3.65%) MCSA
11 13 (2.97%) MCP
12 12 (2.74%) MCITP
13 8 (1.83%) CCNP
14 7 (1.60%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.37%) MCTS
16 5 (1.14%) ISEB
16 5 (1.14%) ISTQB
16 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.79%) SLA
2 16 (3.65%) GDPR
3 6 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.46%) NIST
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 307 (70.09%) Active Directory
2 137 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 52 (11.87%) vSphere
5 50 (11.42%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (8.45%) XenApp
7 27 (6.16%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.20%) VMware NSX
10 12 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (2.28%) DFS Replication
11 10 (2.28%) NFS
12 8 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 7 (1.60%) Docker
14 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.14%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 108 (24.66%) SCCM
2 43 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (9.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 36 (8.22%) WSUS
5 32 (7.31%) Ansible
6 29 (6.62%) SCOM
7 21 (4.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (4.57%) vCenter Server
9 19 (4.34%) NetBackup
10 18 (4.11%) Terraform
11 13 (2.97%) Puppet
12 11 (2.51%) SCOrch
13 10 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (1.60%) MobiControl
15 6 (1.37%) Kubernetes
15 6 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
16 5 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (1.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 254 (57.99%) Microsoft
2 201 (45.89%) VMware
3 87 (19.86%) Citrix
4 81 (18.49%) Cisco
5 47 (10.73%) HP
6 31 (7.08%) Oracle
7 27 (6.16%) Veeam
8 22 (5.02%) Dell
9 21 (4.79%) NetApp
10 19 (4.34%) Sophos
11 17 (3.88%) EMC
11 17 (3.88%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.65%) McAfee
12 16 (3.65%) Meraki
12 16 (3.65%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.65%) Symantec
13 14 (3.20%) Apple
14 13 (2.97%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.97%) Lumension
15 12 (2.74%) ESRI