Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 151 134
Rank change year-on-year -25 -17 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 716 891 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.48% 1.69% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.83% 8.00% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 534 626
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -2.99% +3.08%
10th Percentile £154 £172 £160
90th Percentile £533 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.56% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 70 58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -4.69% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.34
90th Percentile £48.00 £42.78 £27.70
UK median hourly rate £22.40 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% +9.38% -20.00%

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 10,483 11,136 10,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.64% 21.18% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,175 6,357 6,107
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £540 £538
UK median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1,022 905
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.43% -4.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.77 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.99 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -0.05%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019. 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 -27 221 £386 +10.14% 13
South West +32 174 £359 +19.58% 9
North of England -6 110 £300 +7.14% 16
Midlands -27 92 £390 +23.81% 11
West Midlands -22 62 £425 +36.00% 9
Scotland -11 57 £413 +3.13% 5
North West +1 53 £313 -0.79% 9
Yorkshire +16 46 £300 +11.63% 6
East of England -42 34 £325 +10.17% 2
East Midlands -14 30 £205 -31.67% 2
Wales -4 18 £275 -34.13%
North East +7 11 £338 +25.46% 1
Northern Ireland +9 8 £200 -17.95%
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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.

1 716 (100.00%) Windows
2 483 (67.46%) Windows Server
3 454 (63.41%) Active Directory
4 375 (52.37%) Microsoft
5 330 (46.09%) VMware
5 330 (46.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 210 (29.33%) Windows 10
7 207 (28.91%) Security Cleared
8 203 (28.35%) SCCM
9 190 (26.54%) Office 365
10 186 (25.98%) DNS
11 185 (25.84%) PowerShell
12 180 (25.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 179 (25.00%) ITIL
14 169 (23.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 146 (20.39%) Windows 7
16 145 (20.25%) Hyper-V
17 144 (20.11%) DHCP
18 141 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
19 125 (17.46%) SQL Server
19 125 (17.46%) MS Exchange
20 119 (16.62%) Firewall
21 115 (16.06%) Linux
22 112 (15.64%) SC Cleared
23 111 (15.50%) Migration
24 110 (15.36%) DV Cleared
25 109 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
26 107 (14.94%) Cisco
27 105 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
28 104 (14.53%) SQL

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
1 125 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 92 (12.85%) SharePoint
3 60 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (7.12%) IIS
5 44 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (5.03%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (2.51%) WebLogic
10 17 (2.37%) Confluence
10 17 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.98%) Apache
12 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.56%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.42%) CMS
13 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.54%) InfoPath
3 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) assyst
1 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 190 (26.54%) Office 365
2 141 (19.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (2.93%) IaaS
6 19 (2.65%) SaaS
7 18 (2.51%) PaaS
8 14 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.26%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.84%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.56%) GitHub
13 3 (0.42%) Akamai
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.42%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 186 (25.98%) DNS
2 144 (20.11%) DHCP
3 119 (16.62%) Firewall
4 94 (13.13%) SAN
5 68 (9.50%) LAN
6 63 (8.80%) WAN
7 42 (5.87%) Skype
8 37 (5.17%) VPN
9 28 (3.91%) NAS
10 26 (3.63%) TCP/IP
11 22 (3.07%) Network Security
12 19 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (2.51%) VLAN
14 17 (2.37%) Wireless
15 16 (2.23%) Unified Communications
16 15 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (1.82%) SMTP
18 12 (1.68%) HTTP
18 12 (1.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.63%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.98%) MySQL
7 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.70%) MS Access
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.56%) DB2
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 11 (1.54%) JIRA
2 10 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.98%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.98%) GitLab
6 6 (0.84%) MSI
7 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.56%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.56%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.42%) Maven
9 3 (0.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.28%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.14%) Hudson
11 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 50 (6.98%) Finance
2 23 (3.21%) Military
3 14 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.82%) Banking
4 13 (1.82%) Legal
5 10 (1.40%) Retail
6 8 (1.12%) Advertising
6 8 (1.12%) Games
7 7 (0.98%) Back Office
7 7 (0.98%) Law
7 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.84%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Electronics
9 5 (0.70%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 137 (19.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (11.87%) Support Engineer
3 73 (10.20%) IT Support
4 57 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
5 56 (7.82%) Server Engineer
6 51 (7.12%) Wintel Engineer
7 49 (6.84%) Analyst
8 45 (6.28%) IT Engineer
9 43 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 37 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 33 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 30 (4.19%) Consultant
13 29 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 28 (3.91%) Administrator
15 26 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
15 26 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
15 26 (3.63%) VMware Engineer
16 23 (3.21%) Field Engineer
17 22 (3.07%) Architect
18 21 (2.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.65%) .NET
2 18 (2.51%) Java RMI
3 13 (1.82%) Web Services
4 11 (1.54%) XML
5 10 (1.40%) CSS
5 10 (1.40%) jQuery
5 10 (1.40%) Middleware
5 10 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (1.40%) REST
5 10 (1.40%) XSLT
6 8 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.84%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.70%) Swagger
9 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.56%) LDAP
9 4 (0.56%) RESTful
9 4 (0.56%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.42%) JSON
10 3 (0.42%) KML
10 3 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.96%) Clustering
3 52 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.59%) PKI
5 28 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.09%) Replication
7 15 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.68%) User Experience
10 10 (1.40%) DataPower
11 8 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.98%) NHS
13 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 716 (100.00%) Windows
2 483 (67.46%) Windows Server
3 330 (46.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 210 (29.33%) Windows 10
5 146 (20.39%) Windows 7
6 115 (16.06%) Linux
7 81 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.93%) Unix
11 16 (2.23%) CentOS
12 15 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.82%) Solaris
14 10 (1.40%) AIX
14 10 (1.40%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.12%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.84%) Android
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (25.00%) ITIL
2 169 (23.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 111 (15.50%) Migration
4 73 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (8.24%) Service Management
6 55 (7.68%) DevOps
7 51 (7.12%) Data Protection
8 49 (6.84%) ITIL V3
9 45 (6.28%) Change Management
9 45 (6.28%) Service Delivery
10 43 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (5.59%) Preventative Maintenance
12 37 (5.17%) Mentoring
13 33 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 32 (4.47%) ITSM
15 31 (4.33%) Time Management
16 29 (4.05%) Configuration Management
17 28 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
18 27 (3.77%) Network Management
18 27 (3.77%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 185 (25.84%) PowerShell
2 104 (14.53%) SQL
3 26 (3.63%) Java
4 19 (2.65%) Python
5 17 (2.37%) VBScript
6 16 (2.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.09%) C#
8 9 (1.26%) VB
9 8 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.12%) C
10 7 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.70%) Perl
12 4 (0.56%) C++
13 3 (0.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.28%) Go
15 1 (0.14%) MUMPS
15 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 207 (28.91%) Security Cleared
2 112 (15.64%) SC Cleared
3 110 (15.36%) DV Cleared
4 105 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (9.92%) MCSE
6 45 (6.28%) MCSA
7 35 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (4.05%) MCP
9 25 (3.49%) CCNA
10 21 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (2.65%) Degree
12 17 (2.37%) CCNP
13 13 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.68%) VCP6
15 10 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.40%) DBS Check
16 9 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
17 5 (0.70%) CCDP
17 5 (0.70%) CCIE
17 5 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.96%) SLA
2 12 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.40%) QA
4 9 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.84%) GDPR
6 5 (0.70%) NCSC
7 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.28%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 454 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 180 (25.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (20.25%) Hyper-V
4 109 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (7.96%) vSphere
6 55 (7.68%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (6.56%) XenApp
8 34 (4.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (4.61%) Virtual Servers
10 31 (4.33%) XenDesktop
11 16 (2.23%) DFS Replication
12 11 (1.54%) BitLocker
12 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (1.40%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.84%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.70%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 203 (28.35%) SCCM
2 84 (11.73%) SCOM
3 64 (8.94%) WSUS
4 42 (5.87%) SCVMM
5 27 (3.77%) vCenter Server
6 21 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (2.09%) Ansible
8 15 (2.09%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (1.54%) SCDPM
9 11 (1.54%) SCSM
10 10 (1.40%) Data Guard
10 10 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.40%) Terraform
11 9 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (1.12%) Opsview
13 7 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 375 (52.37%) Microsoft
2 330 (46.09%) VMware
3 107 (14.94%) Cisco
4 89 (12.43%) Citrix
5 74 (10.34%) HP
6 61 (8.52%) Oracle
7 41 (5.73%) Dell
8 36 (5.03%) McAfee
9 25 (3.49%) IBM
10 23 (3.21%) NetApp
10 23 (3.21%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.93%) EMC
12 19 (2.65%) Veeam
13 17 (2.37%) Google
14 16 (2.23%) SolarWinds
15 14 (1.96%) EqualLogic
15 14 (1.96%) Ivanti
15 14 (1.96%) Symantec
16 13 (1.82%) Proofpoint
17 12 (1.68%) SAP