Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 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
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 315 181 237
Rank change year-on-year -134 +56 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 424 727 1,114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.44% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.72% 7.19% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 524 737
10th Percentile £201 £170 £150
25th Percentile £300 £300 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £363
Median % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
75th Percentile £469 £475 £460
90th Percentile £525 £513 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -11.25% +10.34% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 90
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.87 £12.08
25th Percentile £17.70 £16.51 £18.05
Median hourly rate £34.75 £22.55 £24.75
Median % change year-on-year +54.14% -8.91% +41.43%
75th Percentile £60.06 £45.88 £46.37
90th Percentile £67.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £20.00 £22.40
% change year-on-year +73.75% -10.71% +49.33%

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 8,982 10,115 18,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.72% 20.06% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,912 6,567 11,879
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £338 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £549 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 760 1,059
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.77
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% +4.35% +1.64%
75th Percentile £44.00 £23.31 £29.50
90th Percentile £58.71 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.22% +2.29%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 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
England -128 321 £388 -3.13% 140
UK excluding London -80 229 £355 -11.25% 115
London -94 143 £415 +9.21% 36
Work from Home -189 95 £400 - 18
South East -21 60 £356 -12.04% 28
Scotland -22 50 £400 -1.84% 5
South West -26 39 £325 -18.75% 19
North of England -34 27 £363 -14.71% 21
Midlands -20 20 £341 +6.64% 25
North West -13 18 £364 -2.87% 11
East of England +4 17 £315 -21.25% 11
Wales +9 15 £443 +21.23% 5
West Midlands -15 13 £310 -7.81% 20
Yorkshire +8 7 £288 -36.11% 7
East Midlands +4 7 £388 +24.00% 5
North East -2 2 £428 -12.76% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 424 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (77.59%) Windows Server
3 301 (70.99%) Active Directory
4 234 (55.19%) Windows Server 2016
5 219 (51.65%) VMware
6 217 (51.18%) Microsoft
7 191 (45.05%) PowerShell
8 189 (44.58%) Microsoft 365
9 160 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 152 (35.85%) Azure
11 148 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 139 (32.78%) Windows 10
13 128 (30.19%) DNS
14 124 (29.25%) Security Cleared
15 118 (27.83%) Windows Server 2019
16 115 (27.12%) Social Skills
17 112 (26.42%) SCCM
18 101 (23.82%) SQL Server
18 101 (23.82%) ITIL
19 100 (23.58%) MS Exchange
19 100 (23.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 94 (22.17%) Migration
21 89 (20.99%) Hyper-V
22 86 (20.28%) Linux
23 79 (18.63%) SC Cleared
24 78 (18.40%) Citrix
25 77 (18.16%) SharePoint
26 75 (17.69%) DHCP
27 73 (17.22%) VMware ESXi
28 65 (15.33%) Clustering

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
1 100 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 77 (18.16%) SharePoint
3 43 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (8.25%) Skype for Business
6 33 (7.78%) IIS
7 19 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.36%) ArcGIS
10 8 (1.89%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.18%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.94%) Apache
13 4 (0.94%) Confluence
13 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.36%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.65%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) assyst
2 2 (0.47%) Salerio
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 189 (44.58%) Microsoft 365
2 152 (35.85%) Azure
3 41 (9.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (8.25%) AWS
5 17 (4.01%) SaaS
6 15 (3.54%) IaaS
7 13 (3.07%) PaaS
8 12 (2.83%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.12%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.89%) GCP
11 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.94%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.94%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.94%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.71%) GitHub
13 3 (0.71%) Yammer
14 2 (0.47%) Google Workspace
14 2 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 128 (30.19%) DNS
2 75 (17.69%) DHCP
3 41 (9.67%) SAN
4 38 (8.96%) Firewall
4 38 (8.96%) Skype
5 34 (8.02%) LAN
6 30 (7.08%) TCP/IP
7 26 (6.13%) WAN
8 23 (5.42%) VPN
9 19 (4.48%) WAAS
10 13 (3.07%) Wireless
11 12 (2.83%) NetScaler
12 11 (2.59%) FTP
12 11 (2.59%) VSAN
13 9 (2.12%) VLAN
14 8 (1.89%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.65%) Internet
15 7 (1.65%) NAS
15 7 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (1.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.89%) GIS
5 8 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.65%) MySQL
6 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.65%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.94%) JIRA
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.47%) Hudson
6 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) GitLab
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) PyUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (27.12%) Social Skills
2 53 (12.50%) Finance
3 50 (11.79%) Public Sector
4 35 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
6 12 (2.83%) Banking
7 11 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.65%) Retail
8 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.18%) Electronics
9 5 (1.18%) Legal
9 5 (1.18%) Marketing
10 4 (0.94%) Back Office
10 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.94%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.47%) International Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 86 (20.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (9.43%) Analyst
3 35 (8.25%) Architect
4 27 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (6.13%) Support Engineer
6 25 (5.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 24 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (5.66%) Administrator
8 23 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (5.19%) Server Engineer
10 21 (4.95%) IT Support
11 19 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.77%) Technical Architect
14 15 (3.54%) Citrix Engineer
14 15 (3.54%) Consultant
14 15 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 13 (3.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.07%) Infrastructure Support
16 12 (2.83%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.19%) Middleware
2 16 (3.77%) CSS
3 15 (3.54%) jQuery
4 12 (2.83%) HTML
5 11 (2.59%) REST
6 8 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.65%) Django
7 7 (1.65%) XML
8 5 (1.18%) .NET
8 5 (1.18%) LDAP
9 4 (0.94%) XSLT
10 3 (0.71%) Java EE
10 3 (0.71%) JSON
10 3 (0.71%) SOAP
10 3 (0.71%) Web Services
11 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.47%) Kafka
11 2 (0.47%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.33%) Clustering
2 31 (7.31%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.66%) EMC VNX
4 20 (4.72%) Replication
5 12 (2.83%) NHS
5 12 (2.83%) PKI
6 11 (2.59%) CMDB
7 9 (2.12%) User Experience
8 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.18%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 424 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (77.59%) Windows Server
3 234 (55.19%) Windows Server 2016
4 160 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 139 (32.78%) Windows 10
6 118 (27.83%) Windows Server 2019
7 86 (20.28%) Linux
8 51 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (11.08%) Windows 7
10 42 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (5.66%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.54%) Unix
13 11 (2.59%) CentOS
14 10 (2.36%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.89%) Android
16 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.42%) VMS
17 5 (1.18%) Solaris
17 5 (1.18%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.82%) ITIL
2 100 (23.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (22.17%) Migration
4 40 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (6.13%) Project Management
6 25 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (5.66%) DevOps
8 23 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (5.42%) Project Delivery
9 22 (5.19%) High Availability
10 20 (4.72%) Load Balancing
10 20 (4.72%) Server Building
11 19 (4.48%) Change Management
12 18 (4.25%) Computer Science
12 18 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (4.01%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.77%) Test Scripting
15 15 (3.54%) Data Protection
16 14 (3.30%) Problem Management
17 13 (3.07%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 191 (45.05%) PowerShell
2 62 (14.62%) SQL
3 38 (8.96%) Python
4 20 (4.72%) C
5 19 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.30%) VB
7 13 (3.07%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.12%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.12%) C#
8 9 (2.12%) Java
8 9 (2.12%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.65%) VBScript
10 3 (0.71%) PHP
11 2 (0.47%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 79 (18.63%) SC Cleared
3 50 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (10.38%) DV Cleared
5 34 (8.02%) MCSE
6 24 (5.66%) Degree
7 17 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.89%) CCNA
10 8 (1.89%) MCITP
10 8 (1.89%) MCSA
11 5 (1.18%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.18%) CCA
11 5 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.94%) VCAP
13 3 (0.71%) CISSP
13 3 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.89%) GDPR
3 5 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.94%) QA
5 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.71%) GMP
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 301 (70.99%) Active Directory
2 148 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (20.99%) Hyper-V
4 73 (17.22%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (9.20%) vSphere
6 32 (7.55%) XenApp
7 27 (6.37%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (4.72%) XenDesktop
9 19 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (3.07%) VMware NSX
12 10 (2.36%) DFS Replication
13 9 (2.12%) Docker
14 7 (1.65%) vCloud
15 6 (1.42%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.71%) Firmware
17 3 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 112 (26.42%) SCCM
2 41 (9.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 36 (8.49%) Ansible
3 36 (8.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (7.31%) SCOM
5 24 (5.66%) WSUS
6 20 (4.72%) IBM BigFix
7 17 (4.01%) Failover Clustering
7 17 (4.01%) vCenter Server
7 17 (4.01%) vRealize
8 14 (3.30%) SCSM
9 12 (2.83%) Puppet
10 11 (2.59%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.59%) SCVMM
11 10 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (2.36%) PowerCLI
12 9 (2.12%) Terraform
13 8 (1.89%) Kubernetes
13 8 (1.89%) SCDPM
14 7 (1.65%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 219 (51.65%) VMware
2 217 (51.18%) Microsoft
3 78 (18.40%) Citrix
4 64 (15.09%) Cisco
5 53 (12.50%) EMC
6 38 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 36 (8.49%) Dell
8 33 (7.78%) Oracle
9 31 (7.31%) HP
10 23 (5.42%) NetApp
11 21 (4.95%) Veeam
12 20 (4.72%) SolarWinds
13 19 (4.48%) Symantec
14 17 (4.01%) IBM
15 16 (3.77%) Lumension
15 16 (3.77%) McAfee
16 14 (3.30%) Sophos
17 12 (2.83%) IronPort
18 11 (2.59%) CommVault
19 10 (2.36%) ESRI