Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 194 234
Rank change year-on-year -159 +40 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 375 443 1,044
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.66% 1.36% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.13% 7.00% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 312 716
10th Percentile £205 £200 £158
25th Percentile £282 £300 £237
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
75th Percentile £475 £488 £456
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +0.63% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 57
10th Percentile £16.26 £15.35 £11.20
25th Percentile £16.62 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £20.25 £34.90 £22.40
Median % change year-on-year -41.97% +55.78% +21.08%
75th Percentile £50.91 £47.50 £46.40
90th Percentile £51.63 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £34.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.90% +46.93% +35.71%

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 9,086 6,325 16,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.90% 19.37% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,016 4,249 10,802
10th Percentile £180 £163 £158
25th Percentile £350 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £544
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 360 972
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.80 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.19 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.77% +3.91% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £33.56
90th Percentile £60.20 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.16% +5.44% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -131 168 £425 +6.25% 57
South East -31 82 £335 -15.72% 48
North of England -53 40 £425 -2.58% 46
South West -61 37 £331 -18.51% 31
North West -36 31 £426 +3.27% 20
Midlands -49 19 £400 +25.00% 29
East of England -32 13 £320 -14.67% 27
West Midlands -44 10 £403 +24.81% 20
East Midlands -13 9 £400 +36.17% 9
Yorkshire -32 7 £260 -44.39% 22
North East -12 2 £428 -12.76% 4
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 375 (100.00%) Windows
2 281 (74.93%) Active Directory
3 256 (68.27%) Windows Server
4 212 (56.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 207 (55.20%) Microsoft
6 184 (49.07%) VMware
7 169 (45.07%) Microsoft 365
8 167 (44.53%) PowerShell
9 156 (41.60%) Azure
10 133 (35.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 128 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 126 (33.60%) DNS
13 110 (29.33%) DHCP
13 110 (29.33%) SCCM
14 109 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 104 (27.73%) SQL Server
16 103 (27.47%) Windows 10
17 101 (26.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 94 (25.07%) ITIL
18 94 (25.07%) Hyper-V
19 91 (24.27%) Security Cleared
20 81 (21.60%) SQL
21 80 (21.33%) MS Exchange
22 69 (18.40%) Citrix
23 63 (16.80%) Social Skills
24 60 (16.00%) Cisco
25 58 (15.47%) VMware ESXi
26 57 (15.20%) SC Cleared
27 53 (14.13%) Migration
28 52 (13.87%) 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 80 (21.33%) MS Exchange
2 51 (13.60%) SharePoint
3 35 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.60%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.40%) IIS
7 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.33%) MS Project Server
8 5 (1.33%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.07%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.80%) Apache
10 3 (0.80%) Confluence
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.80%) SAS
10 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.07%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 169 (45.07%) Microsoft 365
2 156 (41.60%) Azure
3 47 (12.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (8.80%) AWS
5 21 (5.60%) Mimecast
5 21 (5.60%) SaaS
6 19 (5.07%) IaaS
7 17 (4.53%) PaaS
8 9 (2.40%) OneDrive
9 8 (2.13%) GCP
10 7 (1.87%) Azure Key Vault
11 3 (0.80%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.53%) GitHub
12 2 (0.53%) ShareGate
12 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.27%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 126 (33.60%) DNS
2 110 (29.33%) DHCP
3 47 (12.53%) Firewall
4 45 (12.00%) VPN
5 44 (11.73%) SAN
6 31 (8.27%) TCP/IP
7 29 (7.73%) LAN
8 26 (6.93%) WAN
9 19 (5.07%) Skype
10 18 (4.80%) Wireless
11 17 (4.53%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (3.73%) NetScaler
12 14 (3.73%) Network Security
13 11 (2.93%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.67%) VoIP
15 9 (2.40%) NAS
16 8 (2.13%) VLAN
16 8 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (1.87%) FTP
17 7 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 30 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (4.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (2.93%) MySQL
6 11 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.60%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.07%) GIS
10 4 (1.07%) MS Access
10 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.07%) JIRA
4 4 (1.07%) MSI
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.80%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.80%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.80%) Toad
6 2 (0.53%) Hudson
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) JUnit
7 1 (0.27%) PyUnit
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (16.80%) Social Skills
2 33 (8.80%) Finance
3 20 (5.33%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.47%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (2.40%) Retail
7 8 (2.13%) Banking
8 6 (1.60%) Legal
8 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.33%) Law
9 5 (1.33%) Marketing
10 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.80%) Electronics
11 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 90 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.27%) Analyst
3 33 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 33 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.20%) Administrator
5 25 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 23 (6.13%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.33%) Architect
8 20 (5.33%) IT Engineer
8 20 (5.33%) IT Support
8 20 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (4.80%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (3.47%) Consultant
11 13 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.20%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.00%) LDAP
2 14 (3.73%) .NET
3 9 (2.40%) JSON
4 7 (1.87%) HTML
4 7 (1.87%) SOAP
4 7 (1.87%) Web Services
5 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.60%) CSS
5 6 (1.60%) jQuery
6 5 (1.33%) Middleware
6 5 (1.33%) RESTful
6 5 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (1.33%) XML
7 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (1.07%) REST
8 3 (0.80%) Java EE
9 2 (0.53%) SAML
10 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.27%) LAMP
10 1 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.60%) Clustering
2 30 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.47%) PKI
3 13 (3.47%) Replication
4 12 (3.20%) User Experience
5 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.87%) NHS
8 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.33%) Digital Signage
9 5 (1.33%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.33%) iPad
9 5 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.33%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.80%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 375 (100.00%) Windows
2 256 (68.27%) Windows Server
3 212 (56.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 133 (35.47%) Windows Server 2019
5 109 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (27.47%) Windows 10
7 52 (13.87%) Windows 7
8 43 (11.47%) Linux
9 27 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.40%) Android
12 8 (2.13%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.87%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.33%) Unix
15 4 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.07%) Solaris
15 4 (1.07%) VMS
16 3 (0.80%) AIX
16 3 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 94 (25.07%) ITIL
3 53 (14.13%) Migration
4 37 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (6.40%) Data Protection
5 24 (6.40%) DevOps
6 23 (6.13%) Change Management
7 21 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (5.33%) Problem Management
8 20 (5.33%) Virtual Environments
9 19 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.27%) Computer Science
11 15 (4.00%) Application Virtualisation
11 15 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (3.73%) Patch Management
12 14 (3.73%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
13 13 (3.47%) Project Delivery
13 13 (3.47%) Project Management
13 13 (3.47%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (44.53%) PowerShell
2 81 (21.60%) SQL
3 19 (5.07%) C#
4 17 (4.53%) Python
5 14 (3.73%) Java
5 14 (3.73%) Shell Script
6 13 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.20%) C
8 8 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.87%) VB
10 6 (1.60%) VBScript
11 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.80%) PHP
13 3 (0.80%) VBA
14 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (24.27%) Security Cleared
2 57 (15.20%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (9.07%) MCSE
5 30 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (7.73%) DV Cleared
7 26 (6.93%) CCNA
8 24 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (4.80%) Degree
10 11 (2.93%) MCITP
11 10 (2.67%) MCSA
12 6 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.60%) MCP
13 5 (1.33%) CCNP
13 5 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.07%) CISSP
15 3 (0.80%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.80%) SLA
2 11 (2.93%) GDPR
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.53%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 281 (74.93%) Active Directory
2 128 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (25.07%) Hyper-V
4 58 (15.47%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (12.53%) vSphere
6 38 (10.13%) XenApp
7 27 (7.20%) XenDesktop
8 22 (5.87%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (5.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (4.27%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.87%) NFS
13 6 (1.60%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.33%) Docker
14 5 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 4 (1.07%) Firmware
15 4 (1.07%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.07%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 110 (29.33%) SCCM
2 39 (10.40%) SCOM
3 36 (9.60%) WSUS
4 29 (7.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 28 (7.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 25 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (6.13%) Ansible
8 19 (5.07%) Failover Clustering
9 18 (4.80%) SCSM
10 17 (4.53%) NetBackup
11 16 (4.27%) vCenter Server
12 12 (3.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 12 (3.20%) SCVMM
13 11 (2.93%) SCOrch
14 10 (2.67%) SCDPM
15 7 (1.87%) AirWatch
15 7 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.87%) Terraform
16 6 (1.60%) BladeLogic
17 5 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 207 (55.20%) Microsoft
2 184 (49.07%) VMware
3 69 (18.40%) Citrix
4 60 (16.00%) Cisco
5 43 (11.47%) HP
6 28 (7.47%) Dell
7 27 (7.20%) Oracle
8 23 (6.13%) Veeam
9 22 (5.87%) EMC
10 21 (5.60%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.33%) McAfee
11 20 (5.33%) Red Hat
12 19 (5.07%) NetApp
12 19 (5.07%) Symantec
13 16 (4.27%) Meraki
14 12 (3.20%) IBM
14 12 (3.20%) Ivanti
15 11 (2.93%) Fortinet
16 10 (2.67%) ArcSight
16 10 (2.67%) Sophos