Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 136 110
Rank change year-on-year -50 -26 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 802 983 1,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.46% 1.88% 2.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.79% 8.87% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 621 908
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £176 £150 £200
90th Percentile £500 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.49 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -16.71% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.35 £11.33
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.81% -6.38% +4.52%

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 11,808 11,086 13,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.52% 21.25% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,524 6,329 8,035
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £184
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,188 958 1,066
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.81 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +5.03% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -59 264 £400 +22.14% 80
South West 0 133 £380 +8.57% 55
Midlands -36 113 £315 +7.69% 58
North of England -70 106 £315 -0.63% 122
West Midlands +2 80 £320 +8.47% 33
East of England -2 80 £350 +34.62% 29
Scotland -41 77 £400 +14.29% 8
North West -48 52 £240 -20.00% 64
Yorkshire -26 36 £315 +14.55% 50
East Midlands -41 32 £300 +4.35% 25
Wales -10 26 £383 +18.60% 10
North East -12 18 £375 +3.73% 8
Northern Ireland +33 3 £250 -23.08% 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 802 (100.00%) Windows
2 592 (73.82%) Windows Server
3 552 (68.83%) Active Directory
4 451 (56.23%) Microsoft
5 418 (52.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 405 (50.50%) VMware
7 243 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 229 (28.55%) PowerShell
9 225 (28.05%) Office 365
10 220 (27.43%) Security Cleared
11 186 (23.19%) Windows 10
12 172 (21.45%) SCCM
13 171 (21.32%) SQL Server
14 167 (20.82%) DNS
14 167 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 166 (20.70%) ITIL
16 161 (20.07%) MS Exchange
17 151 (18.83%) DHCP
18 150 (18.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 150 (18.70%) Windows 7
19 147 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 147 (18.33%) SQL
20 144 (17.96%) SC Cleared
21 131 (16.33%) Citrix
22 130 (16.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 127 (15.84%) Linux
24 125 (15.59%) HP
24 125 (15.59%) Hyper-V
25 118 (14.71%) Migration
26 115 (14.34%) Cisco

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
1 161 (20.07%) MS Exchange
2 97 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (9.23%) SharePoint
4 69 (8.60%) IIS
5 46 (5.74%) Skype for Business
6 45 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (2.87%) SharePoint Server
9 19 (2.37%) Apache
10 15 (1.87%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (1.87%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.75%) Confluence
12 12 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.00%) JBoss
14 8 (1.00%) WildFly
15 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.62%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.50%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.25%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 225 (28.05%) Office 365
2 167 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (6.11%) IaaS
4 44 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
6 38 (4.74%) PaaS
7 34 (4.24%) SaaS
8 17 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.25%) Akamai
12 2 (0.25%) G Suite
12 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.12%) Datadog
13 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 167 (20.82%) DNS
2 151 (18.83%) DHCP
3 107 (13.34%) SAN
4 98 (12.22%) Firewall
5 59 (7.36%) LAN
6 56 (6.98%) WAN
7 50 (6.23%) TCP/IP
8 45 (5.61%) Skype
9 29 (3.62%) VPN
10 24 (2.99%) Network Security
11 20 (2.49%) Internet
12 19 (2.37%) Unified Communications
13 17 (2.12%) Wireless
14 16 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (1.87%) NAS
15 15 (1.87%) SSL
15 15 (1.87%) VoIP
16 14 (1.75%) VLAN
17 11 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (21.32%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.87%) MySQL
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.62%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 44 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (4.61%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.12%) JIRA
4 15 (1.87%) MSI
5 12 (1.50%) HP UFT
5 12 (1.50%) Selenium
6 10 (1.25%) GitLab
6 10 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.87%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.87%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.87%) Toad
9 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.62%) Ant
10 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 83 (10.35%) Finance
2 26 (3.24%) Manufacturing
3 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.50%) Banking
5 8 (1.00%) Marketing
5 8 (1.00%) Retail
6 7 (0.87%) Automotive
6 7 (0.87%) Back Office
6 7 (0.87%) Publishing
7 5 (0.62%) Military
8 4 (0.50%) Games
9 3 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Law
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Legal
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 111 (13.84%) Support Engineer
2 110 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (11.35%) Analyst
4 64 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 56 (6.98%) Administrator
6 55 (6.86%) Architect
6 55 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
7 42 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (4.99%) Server Engineer
9 38 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 38 (4.74%) Wintel Engineer
10 35 (4.36%) Consultant
11 30 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 30 (3.74%) IT Support
12 29 (3.62%) Desktop Support
12 29 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
13 28 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 28 (3.49%) Applications Support
14 27 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.98%) .NET
2 37 (4.61%) Web Services
3 32 (3.99%) Middleware
4 19 (2.37%) CSS
5 17 (2.12%) jQuery
5 17 (2.12%) LDAP
6 16 (2.00%) XML
6 16 (2.00%) XSLT
7 15 (1.87%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.87%) ADSI
9 6 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.75%) Entity Framework
9 6 (0.75%) WCF
10 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.50%) JSON
11 4 (0.50%) Node.js
11 4 (0.50%) WSH
12 2 (0.25%) HTML
12 2 (0.25%) J2EE
12 2 (0.25%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.60%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.11%) Clustering
3 44 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.37%) PKI
7 21 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.62%) Replication
10 12 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.37%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.37%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.00%) CESG
12 8 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.75%) iPhone
13 6 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 802 (100.00%) Windows
2 592 (73.82%) Windows Server
3 418 (52.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 186 (23.19%) Windows 10
5 150 (18.70%) Windows 7
5 150 (18.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 127 (15.84%) Linux
7 50 (6.23%) Unix
8 48 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.87%) Windows XP
11 18 (2.24%) AIX
12 14 (1.75%) Android
12 14 (1.75%) CentOS
13 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.12%) Solaris
14 9 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (20.70%) ITIL
2 130 (16.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 118 (14.71%) Migration
4 62 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (7.23%) DevOps
6 50 (6.23%) ITIL V3
6 50 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (6.11%) Change Management
8 48 (5.99%) Service Management
9 42 (5.24%) Service Delivery
10 41 (5.11%) Load Balancing
11 33 (4.11%) High Availability
12 30 (3.74%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (3.74%) Data Protection
13 28 (3.49%) Application Packaging
13 28 (3.49%) Incident Management
14 25 (3.12%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (2.99%) Identity Management
16 23 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 229 (28.55%) PowerShell
2 147 (18.33%) SQL
3 49 (6.11%) C#
4 32 (3.99%) Shell Script
5 28 (3.49%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.37%) Java
7 26 (3.24%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.12%) VBScript
9 8 (1.00%) VB
10 7 (0.87%) F#
10 7 (0.87%) Perl
11 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.75%) C
11 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.37%) Python
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) LINC
14 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 220 (27.43%) Security Cleared
2 147 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (17.96%) SC Cleared
4 93 (11.60%) MCSE
5 74 (9.23%) DV Cleared
6 71 (8.85%) Degree
7 60 (7.48%) MCSA
8 32 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (2.74%) MCITP
12 21 (2.62%) CCNA
13 19 (2.37%) MCP
14 17 (2.12%) CCNP
15 13 (1.62%) DBS Check
16 10 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.87%) ISEB
18 7 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.24%) SLA
2 12 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.37%) GDPR
4 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.62%) QA
5 4 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 552 (68.83%) Active Directory
2 243 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (15.59%) Hyper-V
4 93 (11.60%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (10.22%) vSphere
6 72 (8.98%) XenApp
7 37 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (3.24%) XenDesktop
10 23 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (2.00%) Terminal Services
13 15 (1.87%) VMware NSX
14 14 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (1.00%) XenServer
17 7 (0.87%) Squid
17 7 (0.87%) VMware Server
18 6 (0.75%) Docker
18 6 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (21.45%) SCCM
2 59 (7.36%) SCOM
3 58 (7.23%) WSUS
4 41 (5.11%) vCenter Server
5 27 (3.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 24 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (2.49%) SCVMM
8 15 (1.87%) Data Guard
9 14 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.25%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.25%) Puppet
12 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.12%) PowerCLI
13 8 (1.00%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 7 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 451 (56.23%) Microsoft
2 405 (50.50%) VMware
3 131 (16.33%) Citrix
4 125 (15.59%) HP
5 115 (14.34%) Cisco
6 58 (7.23%) Oracle
7 56 (6.98%) McAfee
8 54 (6.73%) NetApp
9 40 (4.99%) Red Hat
10 29 (3.62%) 3PAR
11 28 (3.49%) EMC
12 27 (3.37%) Dell
13 24 (2.99%) Veeam
14 22 (2.74%) SolarWinds
15 21 (2.62%) Apple
15 21 (2.62%) IBM
16 20 (2.49%) Atlassian
17 19 (2.37%) Symantec
18 17 (2.12%) Juniper
19 15 (1.87%) Google