Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 13 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 133 114
Rank change year-on-year -46 -19 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 838 1,032 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.49% 1.92% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.77% 9.12% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 643 836
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £169 £153 £181
90th Percentile £506 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 52 72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £18.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.67% -10.71% +15.07%
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.28 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.65 £48.47 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £28.11 £22.50 £21.47
% change year-on-year +24.92% +4.82% +12.97%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,376 11,316 12,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.08% 21.10% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,938 6,559 7,238
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £168
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,174 984 1,060
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.62 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +6.38% -2.77%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.45 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.40% +7.43% -1.27%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 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
South East -52 285 £412 +22.84% 60
South West +9 174 £388 +19.23% 50
North of England -32 128 £350 +7.69% 71
Midlands -61 87 £330 +14.78% 59
Scotland -53 69 £344 -14.06% 12
North West -25 66 £350 +7.69% 41
West Midlands -25 60 £355 +19.33% 35
East of England -22 58 £350 +37.25% 31
Yorkshire -13 45 £320 +2.40% 26
Wales -27 35 £356 +5.56% 3
East Midlands -48 26 £298 +6.25% 24
North East -19 17 £375 +7.14% 4
Northern Ireland +32 3 £250 - 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 13 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 838 (100.00%) Windows
2 604 (72.08%) Active Directory
3 593 (70.76%) Windows Server
4 443 (52.86%) Microsoft
5 410 (48.93%) VMware
6 377 (44.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 245 (29.24%) Security Cleared
8 237 (28.28%) Office 365
9 222 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 206 (24.58%) PowerShell
11 201 (23.99%) Windows 10
12 191 (22.79%) SCCM
13 178 (21.24%) DNS
14 157 (18.74%) ITIL
15 156 (18.62%) SC Cleared
16 152 (18.14%) Windows 7
17 151 (18.02%) SQL Server
18 150 (17.90%) DHCP
19 148 (17.66%) Microsoft Azure
20 146 (17.42%) SQL
21 139 (16.59%) MS Exchange
22 138 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
23 137 (16.35%) Citrix
24 127 (15.16%) Windows Server 2003
25 125 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 123 (14.68%) Hyper-V
27 111 (13.25%) Linux
28 109 (13.01%) Cisco
29 106 (12.65%) Migration
30 104 (12.41%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 139 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 71 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 53 (6.32%) IIS
5 31 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (2.98%) Skype for Business
7 23 (2.74%) Apache
7 23 (2.74%) Confluence
8 19 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (1.79%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.07%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.48%) Totara
17 3 (0.36%) JBoss
17 3 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 70 (8.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.07%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) HipChat
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 237 (28.28%) Office 365
2 148 (17.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.32%) IaaS
4 48 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.77%) PaaS
6 38 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
7 27 (3.22%) SaaS
8 13 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.36%) Yammer
11 2 (0.24%) Akamai
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.24%) G Suite
11 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Datadog
12 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 178 (21.24%) DNS
2 150 (17.90%) DHCP
3 101 (12.05%) Firewall
4 95 (11.34%) SAN
5 69 (8.23%) LAN
6 64 (7.64%) WAN
7 51 (6.09%) TCP/IP
8 33 (3.94%) VPN
9 30 (3.58%) Skype
10 25 (2.98%) Network Security
11 21 (2.51%) SSL
11 21 (2.51%) VoIP
12 20 (2.39%) Wireless
13 19 (2.27%) Internet
13 19 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.67%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.67%) Unified Communications
16 14 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (1.43%) MySQL
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.60%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.36%) GIS
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.24%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (3.10%) JIRA
3 23 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.43%) MSI
5 11 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.07%) GitLab
6 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.84%) Toad
9 6 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.72%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.72%) Selenium
9 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.60%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.48%) NDepend
11 4 (0.48%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.48%) Subversion
12 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 80 (9.55%) Finance
2 21 (2.51%) Manufacturing
3 17 (2.03%) Military
4 16 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.31%) Back Office
6 9 (1.07%) Banking
6 9 (1.07%) Marketing
7 4 (0.48%) Games
7 4 (0.48%) Publishing
8 3 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.24%) Advertising
9 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.24%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Law
9 2 (0.24%) Legal
9 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 109 (13.01%) Support Engineer
2 105 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (10.86%) Analyst
4 61 (7.28%) Administrator
4 61 (7.28%) Architect
5 52 (6.21%) Windows Engineer
6 48 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 48 (5.73%) Server Engineer
7 47 (5.61%) Wintel Engineer
8 46 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 43 (5.13%) Consultant
10 40 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 38 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
12 35 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
13 32 (3.82%) Desktop Support
14 28 (3.34%) IT Support
15 27 (3.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 26 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (3.10%) VMware Engineer
17 24 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.85%) .NET
2 21 (2.51%) CSS
3 18 (2.15%) Middleware
4 17 (2.03%) Web Services
5 12 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.43%) Node.js
6 11 (1.31%) jQuery
6 11 (1.31%) LDAP
6 11 (1.31%) XML
7 10 (1.19%) HTML
7 10 (1.19%) XSLT
8 8 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.95%) Entity Framework
8 8 (0.95%) WCF
9 6 (0.72%) SOAP
10 5 (0.60%) JSON
11 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.48%) J2EE
11 4 (0.48%) WSH
12 3 (0.36%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.49%) PKI
4 44 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 42 (5.01%) Clustering
6 25 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.07%) Replication
9 9 (1.07%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.95%) CESG
11 7 (0.84%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.84%) iPhone
11 7 (0.84%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.60%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 838 (100.00%) Windows
2 593 (70.76%) Windows Server
3 377 (44.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 201 (23.99%) Windows 10
5 152 (18.14%) Windows 7
6 127 (15.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (13.25%) Linux
8 42 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (5.01%) Unix
9 32 (3.82%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.03%) AIX
11 17 (2.03%) Android
12 11 (1.31%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.07%) CentOS
15 8 (0.95%) Solaris
15 8 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (18.74%) ITIL
2 125 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 106 (12.65%) Migration
4 72 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (6.92%) DevOps
7 49 (5.85%) ITIL V3
7 49 (5.85%) Service Delivery
8 44 (5.25%) Change Management
9 39 (4.65%) Service Management
10 38 (4.53%) Configuration Management
11 33 (3.94%) Identity Management
12 32 (3.82%) ITSM
13 30 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (2.98%) Load Balancing
15 24 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
16 23 (2.74%) Data Protection
16 23 (2.74%) High Availability
16 23 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 23 (2.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 206 (24.58%) PowerShell
2 146 (17.42%) SQL
3 38 (4.53%) Shell Script
4 37 (4.42%) C#
5 29 (3.46%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.98%) Java
7 22 (2.63%) VBScript
8 20 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.31%) Python
10 10 (1.19%) Ruby
11 8 (0.95%) C
12 6 (0.72%) VB
13 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.48%) Perl
15 2 (0.24%) F#
16 1 (0.12%) PHP
16 1 (0.12%) R
16 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 245 (29.24%) Security Cleared
2 156 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 138 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (11.58%) MCSE
5 94 (11.22%) DV Cleared
6 61 (7.28%) Degree
7 59 (7.04%) MCSA
8 36 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (3.46%) MCP
11 25 (2.98%) MCITP
12 21 (2.51%) DBS Check
13 20 (2.39%) CCNP
14 18 (2.15%) CCNA
15 16 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (1.67%) CCA
17 11 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
19 8 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.30%) SLA
2 10 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.36%) GDPR
5 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.12%) QA
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 604 (72.08%) Active Directory
2 222 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (14.68%) Hyper-V
4 91 (10.86%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (9.90%) XenApp
6 81 (9.67%) vSphere
7 41 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (3.46%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (2.98%) XenDesktop
11 20 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 16 (1.91%) VMware NSX
13 15 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (1.31%) Firmware
16 6 (0.72%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.60%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 3 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 191 (22.79%) SCCM
2 69 (8.23%) SCOM
3 38 (4.53%) vCenter Server
4 33 (3.94%) WSUS
5 28 (3.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 27 (3.22%) McAfee ePO
6 27 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (2.74%) SCVMM
8 14 (1.67%) Data Guard
9 11 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (1.31%) Puppet
10 10 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (1.19%) PowerCLI
11 9 (1.07%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.95%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.84%) vMotion
14 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 443 (52.86%) Microsoft
2 410 (48.93%) VMware
3 137 (16.35%) Citrix
4 109 (13.01%) Cisco
5 104 (12.41%) HP
6 60 (7.16%) McAfee
7 52 (6.21%) Oracle
8 38 (4.53%) NetApp
9 35 (4.18%) Red Hat
9 35 (4.18%) SolarWinds
10 27 (3.22%) 3PAR
11 26 (3.10%) Atlassian
12 25 (2.98%) Dell
13 24 (2.86%) EMC
14 20 (2.39%) Veeam
15 19 (2.27%) Apple
15 19 (2.27%) IBM
15 19 (2.27%) Juniper
16 18 (2.15%) Google
17 16 (1.91%) CheckPoint