Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 179 169
Rank change year-on-year -51 -10 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,177 1,398 1,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.48% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.85% 7.13% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 891 1,062
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £164 £165 £185
90th Percentile £538 £500 £502
UK median daily rate £375 £330 £340
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 77
England median hourly rate £28.11 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.11% +14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.20 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.28% +10.71% +9.09%

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 20,113 19,620 19,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 20.78% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,554 12,683 12,715
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £200
90th Percentile £613 £610 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,327 1,165 1,165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.69% -1.52%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 -44 450 £375 +7.14% 92
South East -38 282 £400 +19.40% 55
South West +16 175 £380 +16.78% 47
North of England -31 127 £350 +7.69% 73
Midlands -75 84 £330 +14.78% 48
North West -15 64 £355 +10.08% 44
West Midlands -25 58 £360 +22.03% 28
East of England -29 56 £358 +43.00% 29
Yorkshire -12 46 £315 +0.80% 26
East Midlands -51 25 £300 +5.73% 20
North East -22 17 £375 +7.14% 3
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 1,177 (100.00%) Windows
2 845 (71.79%) Windows Server
3 820 (69.67%) Active Directory
4 610 (51.83%) Microsoft
5 603 (51.23%) VMware
6 517 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 338 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 332 (28.21%) Office 365
9 311 (26.42%) PowerShell
10 283 (24.04%) Windows 10
11 263 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
12 246 (20.90%) SCCM
13 243 (20.65%) Security Cleared
14 237 (20.14%) DNS
15 226 (19.20%) Windows 7
16 207 (17.59%) SQL Server
17 206 (17.50%) SQL
17 206 (17.50%) MS Exchange
18 204 (17.33%) ITIL
19 203 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 200 (16.99%) Citrix
21 197 (16.74%) Hyper-V
22 192 (16.31%) Cisco
23 190 (16.14%) Linux
24 189 (16.06%) DHCP
25 188 (15.97%) Firewall
26 177 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
27 163 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
28 155 (13.17%) Migration
28 155 (13.17%) 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
1 206 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 106 (9.01%) SharePoint
3 103 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 99 (8.41%) IIS
5 77 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (3.48%) Skype for Business
7 37 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (2.55%) Apache
9 26 (2.21%) Confluence
10 25 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (1.78%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.76%) CMS
15 8 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
15 8 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.42%) Drupal
18 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 105 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.17%) HipChat
7 1 (0.085%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.085%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.085%) Maya
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.085%) NUKE
7 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.085%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.34%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.17%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.085%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 332 (28.21%) Office 365
2 263 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
4 80 (6.80%) IaaS
5 69 (5.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 62 (5.27%) PaaS
7 39 (3.31%) SaaS
8 21 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.78%) Mimecast
9 18 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.93%) Serverless
12 10 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 237 (20.14%) DNS
2 189 (16.06%) DHCP
3 188 (15.97%) Firewall
4 123 (10.45%) SAN
5 111 (9.43%) LAN
6 107 (9.09%) WAN
7 69 (5.86%) VPN
8 65 (5.52%) TCP/IP
9 54 (4.59%) Skype
10 41 (3.48%) VoIP
11 37 (3.14%) SSL
12 35 (2.97%) Internet
13 34 (2.89%) Network Security
14 29 (2.46%) VLAN
15 28 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
16 26 (2.21%) Wireless
17 25 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (1.87%) DMZ
18 22 (1.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (1.36%) MySQL
6 16 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.34%) SQLPlus
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (2.21%) JIRA
2 25 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.02%) GitLab
5 12 (1.02%) MSI
5 12 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.68%) Selenium
8 7 (0.59%) Toad
9 6 (0.51%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.42%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.34%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.34%) NDepend
11 4 (0.34%) Subversion
11 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 138 (11.72%) Finance
2 55 (4.67%) Banking
3 29 (2.46%) Investment Banking
4 22 (1.87%) Retail
5 21 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.70%) Military
7 17 (1.44%) Law
8 15 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.02%) Back Office
10 11 (0.93%) Legal
10 11 (0.93%) Marketing
11 9 (0.76%) Front Office
12 7 (0.59%) Advertising
13 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.34%) Publishing
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.25%) Games
14 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 180 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 148 (12.57%) Analyst
3 131 (11.13%) Support Engineer
4 97 (8.24%) Windows Engineer
5 83 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 82 (6.97%) Server Engineer
7 81 (6.88%) Administrator
8 70 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 67 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
10 65 (5.52%) Architect
11 61 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (4.76%) Consultant
13 48 (4.08%) Desktop Support
14 46 (3.91%) Active Directory Engineer
15 42 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
15 42 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
16 40 (3.40%) IT Support
16 40 (3.40%) VMware Engineer
17 38 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 38 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.20%) .NET
2 36 (3.06%) Middleware
3 28 (2.38%) Web Services
4 20 (1.70%) LDAP
5 19 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.61%) Node.js
6 17 (1.44%) JSON
6 17 (1.44%) SAML
7 14 (1.19%) CSS
7 14 (1.19%) HTML
8 13 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.02%) React
10 10 (0.85%) WCF
11 8 (0.68%) Entity Framework
11 8 (0.68%) LAMP
12 7 (0.59%) SOAP
12 7 (0.59%) WebSockets
13 6 (0.51%) XML
14 5 (0.42%) ADSI
14 5 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.54%) Clustering
3 69 (5.86%) PKI
4 63 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.87%) Blackberry
8 19 (1.61%) Replication
9 18 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.19%) Smartphone
12 11 (0.93%) Derivative
13 10 (0.85%) iPhone
14 9 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.76%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.76%) Wiki
15 8 (0.68%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1,177 (100.00%) Windows
2 845 (71.79%) Windows Server
3 517 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 283 (24.04%) Windows 10
5 226 (19.20%) Windows 7
6 190 (16.14%) Linux
7 163 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (5.35%) Unix
9 60 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (3.82%) Windows 8
11 24 (2.04%) Android
11 24 (2.04%) Windows XP
12 18 (1.53%) AIX
13 14 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.02%) CentOS
14 12 (1.02%) Solaris
15 10 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (17.33%) ITIL
2 203 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 155 (13.17%) Migration
4 91 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (6.71%) DevOps
6 67 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (5.27%) Service Delivery
8 60 (5.10%) Change Management
9 56 (4.76%) Configuration Management
10 48 (4.08%) ITIL V3
11 45 (3.82%) Service Management
12 43 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (3.48%) Patch Management
13 41 (3.48%) Problem Management
14 40 (3.40%) ITSM
14 40 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 38 (3.23%) Identity Management
16 37 (3.14%) Server Management
17 33 (2.80%) Incident Management
17 33 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 311 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 206 (17.50%) SQL
3 58 (4.93%) C#
4 40 (3.40%) Shell Script
5 27 (2.29%) Java
6 26 (2.21%) Python
7 24 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 24 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.87%) VBScript
9 13 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.02%) VB
11 11 (0.93%) C
11 11 (0.93%) Ruby
12 9 (0.76%) C++
12 9 (0.76%) Perl
13 4 (0.34%) VBA
14 3 (0.25%) AWK
14 3 (0.25%) sed
15 2 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 243 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 177 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (13.17%) SC Cleared
4 106 (9.01%) MCSE
5 97 (8.24%) DV Cleared
6 79 (6.71%) MCSA
7 69 (5.86%) Degree
8 48 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (3.65%) MCP
11 35 (2.97%) MCITP
12 27 (2.29%) DBS Check
13 25 (2.12%) CCNA
14 23 (1.95%) CCNP
15 21 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
16 19 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (1.53%) CCA
18 13 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
19 8 (0.68%) RHCE
20 7 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.74%) SLA
2 12 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.85%) QA
5 6 (0.51%) GDPR
6 5 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.085%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 820 (69.67%) Active Directory
2 338 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (16.74%) Hyper-V
4 145 (12.32%) VMware ESXi
5 123 (10.45%) vSphere
6 109 (9.26%) XenApp
7 55 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (3.91%) XenDesktop
9 37 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (1.36%) Docker
14 15 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
15 14 (1.19%) VMware NSX
16 13 (1.10%) Firmware
17 10 (0.85%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.76%) vCloud
19 8 (0.68%) NFS
19 8 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 246 (20.90%) SCCM
2 98 (8.33%) SCOM
3 49 (4.16%) vCenter Server
4 46 (3.91%) WSUS
5 42 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 31 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (2.21%) SCVMM
8 25 (2.12%) Puppet
9 19 (1.61%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (1.44%) PowerCLI
11 16 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
12 15 (1.27%) NetBackup
13 14 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (1.19%) Data Guard
14 13 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (1.02%) vMotion
16 11 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 610 (51.83%) Microsoft
2 603 (51.23%) VMware
3 200 (16.99%) Citrix
4 192 (16.31%) Cisco
5 152 (12.91%) HP
6 74 (6.29%) McAfee
7 68 (5.78%) Oracle
8 59 (5.01%) NetApp
9 44 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 42 (3.57%) Veeam
11 40 (3.40%) Apple
11 40 (3.40%) EMC
11 40 (3.40%) SolarWinds
12 37 (3.14%) Dell
13 36 (3.06%) Sophos
14 34 (2.89%) 3PAR
15 29 (2.46%) Symantec
16 28 (2.38%) Juniper
17 27 (2.29%) CheckPoint
17 27 (2.29%) Google