Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 February 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 151 146
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,566 1,628 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.72% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.52% 8.21% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 1,065 1,118
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £185
90th Percentile £525 £519 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.54% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 98 128
UK median hourly rate £19.90 £19.94 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.19% +7.77% -22.92%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.10 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.60 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.64 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.63% +6.18% -22.92%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20,811 19,818 23,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.97% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,314 12,504 13,803
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.07% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,266 1,264 1,734
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.67 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.90%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 February 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
England -4 1,400 £338 -0.74% 500
UK excluding London -13 986 £330 +1.54% 396
London -4 570 £350 -9.68% 122
South East -11 346 £350 +4.24% 107
North of England -42 161 £325 -1.52% 115
Midlands +30 146 £295 -6.35% 75
South West +26 107 £316 +40.56% 53
Scotland -43 106 £475 +49.02% 9
East Midlands +24 81 £295 -2.07% 37
North West -28 76 £325 -0.76% 73
East of England -17 73 £260 -15.10% 28
West Midlands +15 64 £325 - 38
Yorkshire -25 57 £323 -4.44% 40
Wales +10 48 £393 -17.37% 9
North East -9 28 £325 -1.52% 2
Northern Ireland -16 2 £238 +5.56% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1,566 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,035 (66.09%) Windows Server
3 992 (63.35%) Active Directory
4 866 (55.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 863 (55.11%) VMware
6 785 (50.13%) Microsoft
7 455 (29.05%) PowerShell
8 421 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 327 (20.88%) DNS
10 326 (20.82%) Linux
11 314 (20.05%) SQL Server
12 313 (19.99%) Windows 7
12 313 (19.99%) Office 365
13 300 (19.16%) Citrix
14 283 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 277 (17.69%) ITIL
16 260 (16.60%) Security Cleared
17 258 (16.48%) MS Exchange
18 247 (15.77%) SCCM
19 244 (15.58%) Hyper-V
20 241 (15.39%) Cisco
21 238 (15.20%) VMware ESXi
22 236 (15.07%) Windows 10
23 234 (14.94%) SQL
24 233 (14.88%) DHCP
25 229 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
26 223 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 208 (13.28%) Migration
28 204 (13.03%) HP
29 201 (12.84%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 258 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 143 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 129 (8.24%) IIS
4 111 (7.09%) SharePoint
5 93 (5.94%) Skype for Business
6 74 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.02%) Apache
10 16 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.83%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.70%) CMS
14 9 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.57%) JBoss
15 7 (0.45%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 183 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.19%) Revit
7 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.064%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.19%) Eikon
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.19%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.064%) Demantra
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.064%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 313 (19.99%) Office 365
2 229 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.40%) PaaS
6 21 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (1.34%) IaaS
6 21 (1.34%) Route 53
6 21 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.51%) SaaS
11 7 (0.45%) G Suite
12 6 (0.38%) GitHub
12 6 (0.38%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 327 (20.88%) DNS
2 233 (14.88%) DHCP
3 199 (12.71%) Firewall
4 174 (11.11%) SAN
5 146 (9.32%) TCP/IP
6 135 (8.62%) LAN
6 135 (8.62%) WAN
7 81 (5.17%) VPN
8 66 (4.21%) Skype
9 65 (4.15%) VoIP
10 46 (2.94%) Internet
11 44 (2.81%) VLAN
12 42 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (2.49%) NAS
13 39 (2.49%) NetScaler
14 31 (1.98%) Wireless
15 27 (1.72%) Kerberos
16 26 (1.66%) iSCSI
17 25 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (1.40%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 72 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 40 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.34%) Power BI
10 20 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.64%) MySQL
15 7 (0.45%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 47 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 47 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 41 (2.62%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (1.66%) MSI
5 23 (1.47%) Artifactory
6 22 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (1.28%) Ant
8 18 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
8 18 (1.15%) Selenium
9 17 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 17 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (1.09%) SoapUI
9 17 (1.09%) TestNG
10 16 (1.02%) HP UFT
10 16 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.77%) JIRA
12 11 (0.70%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.64%) Metasploit
General
1 201 (12.84%) Finance
2 55 (3.51%) Banking
3 31 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.40%) Retail
6 20 (1.28%) Legal
7 15 (0.96%) Advertising
8 13 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.77%) Back Office
10 11 (0.70%) Publishing
11 9 (0.57%) Law
12 8 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.32%) Marketing
14 5 (0.32%) Military
15 4 (0.26%) Electronics
15 4 (0.26%) French Language
15 4 (0.26%) Local Government
15 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 207 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 167 (10.66%) Analyst
3 153 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 152 (9.71%) Windows Engineer
5 116 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 89 (5.68%) Server Engineer
8 81 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 81 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 80 (5.11%) Consultant
10 78 (4.98%) Support Analyst
11 66 (4.21%) Architect
12 63 (4.02%) Administrator
13 60 (3.83%) IT Support
14 52 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
15 51 (3.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
16 48 (3.07%) Server Support
17 47 (3.00%) Desktop Support
18 44 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.94%) .NET
2 63 (4.02%) Web Services
3 36 (2.30%) XML
4 31 (1.98%) LDAP
5 26 (1.66%) JSON
6 21 (1.34%) YAML
7 18 (1.15%) REST
8 16 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.83%) Middleware
9 13 (0.83%) WPF
9 13 (0.83%) XSLT
10 12 (0.77%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.64%) SOAP
11 10 (0.64%) X-Windows
12 8 (0.51%) HTML
13 6 (0.38%) CSS
13 6 (0.38%) SAP PI
14 4 (0.26%) DOM
14 4 (0.26%) Node.js
14 4 (0.26%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 95 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.07%) Clustering
3 62 (3.96%) PKI
4 50 (3.19%) Replication
5 41 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 23 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 18 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
10 14 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 13 (0.83%) NHS
12 11 (0.70%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.70%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.57%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.57%) iPhone
15 8 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,566 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,035 (66.09%) Windows Server
3 866 (55.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 326 (20.82%) Linux
5 313 (19.99%) Windows 7
6 283 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 236 (15.07%) Windows 10
8 159 (10.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (4.28%) Windows 8
10 59 (3.77%) CentOS
11 45 (2.87%) Unix
12 37 (2.36%) Windows Vista
13 33 (2.11%) Windows XP
14 21 (1.34%) Android
15 19 (1.21%) Solaris
16 16 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.77%) Debian
17 12 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.70%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (17.69%) ITIL
2 208 (13.28%) Migration
3 127 (8.11%) DevOps
4 103 (6.58%) Configuration Management
5 87 (5.56%) Change Management
6 78 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 74 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 63 (4.02%) ITIL V3
10 57 (3.64%) Patch Management
11 55 (3.51%) Incident Management
12 54 (3.45%) Problem Management
13 53 (3.38%) Open Source
13 53 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
14 43 (2.75%) Test Automation
15 40 (2.55%) Service Management
16 39 (2.49%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (2.49%) Project Management
17 37 (2.36%) Change Control
17 37 (2.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 455 (29.05%) PowerShell
2 234 (14.94%) SQL
3 56 (3.58%) C#
4 46 (2.94%) VBScript
5 38 (2.43%) Java
6 31 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 30 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 30 (1.92%) Python
8 25 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.53%) C
9 24 (1.53%) Ruby
10 16 (1.02%) F#
11 15 (0.96%) Perl
12 13 (0.83%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.57%) C++
13 9 (0.57%) VB
14 8 (0.51%) XPath
15 7 (0.45%) VBA
16 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 260 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 223 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 145 (9.26%) MCSE
5 107 (6.83%) MCSA
6 90 (5.75%) DV Cleared
7 66 (4.21%) MCP
8 61 (3.90%) MCITP
9 48 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (3.07%) Degree
10 47 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (2.81%) CCNA
12 29 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.66%) DBS Check
14 25 (1.60%) CCNP
15 17 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.96%) CCA
17 14 (0.89%) ISEB
18 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.94%) SLA
2 17 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.83%) QA
4 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.38%) GCP
6 4 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.26%) GAMP
6 4 (0.26%) GMP
6 4 (0.26%) GxP
6 4 (0.26%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) FISMA
7 3 (0.19%) GDPR
7 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.19%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 992 (63.35%) Active Directory
2 421 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 244 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 238 (15.20%) VMware ESXi
5 197 (12.58%) vSphere
6 165 (10.54%) XenApp
7 67 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
8 53 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 43 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (2.17%) Docker
11 28 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
12 21 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (1.28%) XenServer
14 17 (1.09%) NFS
15 16 (1.02%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.89%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 12 (0.77%) Samba
17 12 (0.77%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 247 (15.77%) SCCM
2 107 (6.83%) SCOM
3 79 (5.04%) WSUS
4 71 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (4.53%) Puppet
5 64 (4.09%) Ansible
6 42 (2.68%) vCenter Server
7 37 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 30 (1.92%) Nessus
10 26 (1.66%) WMI
11 25 (1.60%) Terraform
12 22 (1.40%) AirWatch
12 22 (1.40%) Nagios
13 21 (1.34%) NetBackup
14 20 (1.28%) SCVMM
15 19 (1.21%) PowerCLI
16 18 (1.15%) EdgeSight
17 16 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
17 16 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 863 (55.11%) VMware
2 785 (50.13%) Microsoft
3 300 (19.16%) Citrix
4 241 (15.39%) Cisco
5 204 (13.03%) HP
6 101 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 98 (6.26%) Red Hat
8 97 (6.19%) Oracle
9 81 (5.17%) NetApp
10 79 (5.04%) Ivanti
11 59 (3.77%) McAfee
12 57 (3.64%) Symantec
13 56 (3.58%) IBM
14 53 (3.38%) Dell
15 49 (3.13%) Veeam
16 46 (2.94%) Apple
17 43 (2.75%) EMC
18 39 (2.49%) Splunk
19 38 (2.43%) Juniper
20 36 (2.30%) Shavlik