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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 130 126
Rank change year-on-year -44 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 624 917 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.87% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.34% 8.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 561 511
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 74
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £14.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £52.90 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.31% -0.46%  

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 8498 10495 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.39% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5450 6554 6176
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 642 905
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 -9 233 £375 +7.14% 71
South East -62 131 £354 +17.91% 66
South West -7 65 £350 +7.69% 16
North West -28 45 £325 -13.33% 40
East of England -22 40 £325 -6.47% 8
East Midlands +1 38 £259 -17.52% 14
Yorkshire +12 33 £344 +14.58% 21
West Midlands -4 30 £346 +15.41% 21
North East -3 10 £300 -7.69% 6
Windows Server 2012
UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1320 (100.00%) Windows
2 996 (75.45%) Windows Server
3 848 (64.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 835 (63.26%) Active Directory
5 665 (50.38%) VMware
6 617 (46.74%) Microsoft
7 362 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 335 (25.38%) PowerShell
9 334 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 316 (23.94%) SQL Server
11 300 (22.73%) DNS
12 260 (19.70%) MS Exchange
13 254 (19.24%) SQL
14 244 (18.48%) Citrix
15 241 (18.26%) Windows 7
16 232 (17.58%) Firewall
17 231 (17.50%) Security Cleared
18 229 (17.35%) Linux
19 226 (17.12%) ITIL
20 224 (16.97%) SCCM
21 220 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 216 (16.36%) Office 365
23 211 (15.98%) MS Excel
24 207 (15.68%) Hyper-V
25 203 (15.38%) Cisco
26 201 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
27 191 (14.47%) Finance
28 189 (14.32%) DHCP
29 184 (13.94%) HP
30 178 (13.48%) Migration

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
1 260 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 170 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 134 (10.15%) IIS
4 120 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 112 (8.48%) SharePoint
6 93 (7.05%) Skype for Business
7 66 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.98%) Apache
12 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.76%) JBoss
14 9 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.45%) Confluence
17 6 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 211 (15.98%) MS Excel
2 119 (9.02%) MS Office
3 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.45%) MS Project
5 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.53%) Demantra
5 7 (0.53%) SnowdropKCS
6 4 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
6 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.076%) Exstream
9 1 (0.076%) Postilion
9 1 (0.076%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.076%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.076%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 220 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (16.36%) Office 365
3 97 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (2.65%) IaaS
6 23 (1.74%) GitHub
7 22 (1.67%) SaaS
8 16 (1.21%) PaaS
9 12 (0.91%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.23%) Mailgun
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.15%) iTunes
15 1 (0.076%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 300 (22.73%) DNS
2 232 (17.58%) Firewall
3 189 (14.32%) DHCP
4 145 (10.98%) SAN
5 127 (9.62%) TCP/IP
6 113 (8.56%) LAN
7 94 (7.12%) WAN
8 66 (5.00%) NAS
9 60 (4.55%) VPN
10 57 (4.32%) Skype
11 52 (3.94%) Remote Desktop
12 46 (3.48%) Internet
13 45 (3.41%) VLAN
14 40 (3.03%) Wireless
15 38 (2.88%) NetScaler
16 34 (2.58%) VoIP
17 30 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (2.27%) LDAP
17 30 (2.27%) SSL
18 23 (1.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 150 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 78 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 42 (3.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 41 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 23 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.83%) MySQL
14 10 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.45%) DB2
17 6 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (3.18%) TeamCity
2 39 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 28 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.44%) MSI
7 14 (1.06%) JIRA
8 13 (0.98%) HP UFT
8 13 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
8 13 (0.98%) Selenium
8 13 (0.98%) SpecFlow
9 11 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.68%) SoapUI
11 7 (0.53%) Ant
11 7 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.53%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.53%) TestNG
11 7 (0.53%) Toad
11 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 191 (14.47%) Finance
2 38 (2.88%) Retail
3 37 (2.80%) Banking
4 35 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.20%) Law
5 29 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.89%) Legal
7 23 (1.74%) Back Office
8 16 (1.21%) Local Government
9 13 (0.98%) Marketing
10 12 (0.91%) Games
11 10 (0.76%) Advertising
12 9 (0.68%) Electronics
12 9 (0.68%) Publishing
13 7 (0.53%) Military
14 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 195 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 141 (10.68%) Windows Engineer
3 137 (10.38%) Support Engineer
4 120 (9.09%) Analyst
5 104 (7.88%) Consultant
6 97 (7.35%) Server Engineer
7 96 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 85 (6.44%) Architect
9 81 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 80 (6.06%) Administrator
11 71 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
12 59 (4.47%) Support Analyst
12 59 (4.47%) VMware Engineer
13 57 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
14 46 (3.48%) Active Directory Engineer
15 44 (3.33%) IT Support
16 43 (3.26%) IT Engineer
17 42 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (3.11%) Windows Server Engineer
18 41 (3.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.45%) .NET
2 39 (2.95%) Web Services
3 19 (1.44%) XML
4 18 (1.36%) HTML
5 14 (1.06%) CSS
6 13 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.68%) SAML
7 9 (0.68%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.61%) JSON
8 8 (0.61%) Middleware
8 8 (0.61%) MSMQ
9 7 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.53%) Java EE
9 7 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.38%) ADSI
10 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.38%) HTML5
10 5 (0.38%) LAMP
10 5 (0.38%) Node.js
10 5 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 101 (7.65%) Clustering
3 52 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.79%) Replication
5 43 (3.26%) PKI
6 38 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 18 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.06%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 11 (0.83%) EPoS
12 9 (0.68%) iPad
13 8 (0.61%) Life Science
13 8 (0.61%) User Experience
13 8 (0.61%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.45%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1320 (100.00%) Windows
2 996 (75.45%) Windows Server
3 848 (64.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 334 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 241 (18.26%) Windows 7
6 229 (17.35%) Linux
7 158 (11.97%) Windows 10
8 107 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (5.30%) Windows 8
10 68 (5.15%) Unix
11 39 (2.95%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.27%) Android
13 20 (1.52%) CentOS
14 17 (1.29%) SUSE
15 16 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 14 (1.06%) HPUX
17 13 (0.98%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.91%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.76%) AIX
19 10 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.12%) ITIL
2 178 (13.48%) Migration
3 83 (6.29%) Change Management
4 73 (5.53%) DevOps
5 72 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (4.70%) Project Management
7 51 (3.86%) Configuration Management
8 49 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (3.56%) Problem Management
10 44 (3.33%) Service Management
11 40 (3.03%) Incident Management
12 39 (2.95%) Service Delivery
13 34 (2.58%) High Availability
13 34 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (2.42%) Patch Management
14 32 (2.42%) PRINCE2
15 31 (2.35%) ITIL V3
15 31 (2.35%) Network Management
15 31 (2.35%) Time Management
16 29 (2.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 335 (25.38%) PowerShell
2 254 (19.24%) SQL
3 51 (3.86%) VBScript
4 40 (3.03%) C#
5 39 (2.95%) VB
6 32 (2.42%) Java
6 32 (2.42%) Python
7 27 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.36%) Perl
9 18 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.29%) C
11 15 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.98%) F#
13 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.76%) PHP
14 10 (0.76%) Ruby
15 9 (0.68%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.45%) C++
17 3 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 231 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 201 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (11.74%) SC Cleared
4 133 (10.08%) MCSE
5 67 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 58 (4.39%) MCP
6 58 (4.39%) MCSA
7 52 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 51 (3.86%) CCNA
9 50 (3.79%) Degree
10 47 (3.56%) MCITP
11 38 (2.88%) DBS Check
12 30 (2.27%) CCNP
13 22 (1.67%) MCTS
14 21 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.98%) CCA
16 11 (0.83%) CCIE
17 9 (0.68%) ISEB
17 9 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.62%) SLA
2 19 (1.44%) JSP 440
3 18 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.98%) QA
5 10 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.53%) GDPR
8 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.23%) PMO
11 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.076%) GCP
12 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 835 (63.26%) Active Directory
2 362 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (15.68%) Hyper-V
4 132 (10.00%) vSphere
5 125 (9.47%) XenApp
6 103 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (4.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 61 (4.62%) VMware ESX
9 50 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (3.56%) XenDesktop
11 27 (2.05%) Terminal Services
12 22 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.98%) Docker
15 11 (0.83%) XenServer
16 10 (0.76%) Firmware
16 10 (0.76%) UAG
17 9 (0.68%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.68%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 224 (16.97%) SCCM
2 65 (4.92%) SCOM
3 64 (4.85%) WSUS
4 40 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 37 (2.80%) Puppet
6 35 (2.65%) NetBackup
7 25 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 20 (1.52%) AirWatch
9 20 (1.52%) Backup Exec
10 19 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.36%) Ansible
12 17 (1.29%) Nagios
13 15 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 15 (1.14%) vRealize
14 13 (0.98%) BladeLogic
14 13 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 12 (0.91%) WMI
Vendors
1 665 (50.38%) VMware
2 617 (46.74%) Microsoft
3 244 (18.48%) Citrix
4 203 (15.38%) Cisco
5 184 (13.94%) HP
6 110 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 84 (6.36%) NetApp
8 73 (5.53%) Oracle
8 73 (5.53%) Symantec
9 61 (4.62%) Dell
10 46 (3.48%) Intel Security
11 45 (3.41%) EMC
12 38 (2.88%) Apple
13 32 (2.42%) Sophos
14 29 (2.20%) Veeam
15 28 (2.12%) IBM
16 26 (1.97%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.74%) SolarWinds
18 21 (1.59%) LANDesk
18 21 (1.59%) Lumension
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago