Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 229 211
Rank change year-on-year +41 -18 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 585 1,144 1,366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.24% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.18% 6.16% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 745 864
Median daily rate £388 £360 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +5.49% +1.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £161
90th Percentile £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year +5.63% +9.23% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 91 99
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +35.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £14.44 £12.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £52.33 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.20 £16.50
% change year-on-year +48.58% +28.48% +3.13%

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 8,153 18,564 21,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.76% 20.09% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,973 11,720 13,418
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £156 £183
90th Percentile £625 £625 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £392
% change year-on-year - +2.15% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 1,173 1,448
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 16 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 2 July 2020. 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 +50 532 £390 +7.59% 107
UK excluding London +46 390 £375 +5.63% 89
London +65 181 £400 +6.67% 22
South West +32 107 £394 +12.50% 13
South East +19 88 £403 +7.33% 20
North of England +80 85 £400 +28.00% 31
North West +57 38 £350 +12.00% 16
East of England +61 37 £350 +7.69% 4
Scotland +45 37 £401 +14.64% 2
Midlands +27 34 £320 -17.68% 17
Yorkshire +62 30 £400 +33.33% 10
West Midlands +30 27 £323 -20.37% 9
North East +43 17 £490 +45.19% 5
Work from Home +8 13 £323 -14.00% 15
East Midlands +29 7 £300 +100.00% 8
Wales +28 7 £375 +57.07% 2

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 585 (100.00%) Windows
2 444 (75.90%) Windows Server
3 411 (70.26%) Active Directory
4 363 (62.05%) VMware
5 337 (57.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 331 (56.58%) Microsoft
7 239 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 229 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 216 (36.92%) Office 365
10 213 (36.41%) Windows 10
11 212 (36.24%) PowerShell
12 172 (29.40%) Security Cleared
13 148 (25.30%) Azure
13 148 (25.30%) Citrix
14 142 (24.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 140 (23.93%) DNS
16 133 (22.74%) Windows 7
17 129 (22.05%) ITIL
18 125 (21.37%) SQL Server
19 118 (20.17%) VMware ESXi
20 112 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 110 (18.80%) DHCP
22 105 (17.95%) SCCM
23 103 (17.61%) SC Cleared
24 92 (15.73%) MS Exchange
25 89 (15.21%) Hyper-V
26 85 (14.53%) SQL
27 84 (14.36%) Cisco
27 84 (14.36%) XenApp
28 80 (13.68%) vSphere

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 92 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 47 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (7.35%) Skype for Business
4 38 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (6.15%) SharePoint
6 31 (5.30%) IIS
7 15 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.22%) ArcGIS
9 7 (1.20%) Apache
10 6 (1.03%) Documentum
11 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.85%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.68%) Confluence
13 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Line 500
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 216 (36.92%) Office 365
2 148 (25.30%) Azure
3 49 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (5.64%) AWS
5 27 (4.62%) OneDrive
6 18 (3.08%) Mimecast
6 18 (3.08%) PaaS
7 15 (2.56%) IaaS
8 12 (2.05%) SaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.51%) GCP
9 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.51%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.34%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 140 (23.93%) DNS
2 110 (18.80%) DHCP
3 78 (13.33%) SAN
4 77 (13.16%) Firewall
5 49 (8.38%) NetScaler
6 41 (7.01%) Skype
7 36 (6.15%) WAN
8 34 (5.81%) LAN
8 34 (5.81%) TCP/IP
9 16 (2.74%) VPN
10 15 (2.56%) HTTP
11 13 (2.22%) PBX
11 13 (2.22%) VoIP
12 12 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (1.88%) HTTPS
13 11 (1.88%) NAS
13 11 (1.88%) VLAN
14 10 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (3.76%) GIS
4 21 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.88%) QGIS
8 8 (1.37%) Geospatial Data
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.85%) MySQL
11 4 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.51%) Power BI
12 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.51%) Spatial Data
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.56%) MSI
2 8 (1.37%) Subversion
2 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.68%) JIRA
6 3 (0.51%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.51%) Hudson
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.34%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.34%) GitLab
7 2 (0.34%) NUnit
7 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 69 (11.79%) Finance
2 49 (8.38%) Public Sector
3 24 (4.10%) Banking
4 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.85%) Retail
6 4 (0.68%) Law
6 4 (0.68%) Legal
6 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Automotive
7 3 (0.51%) Military
7 3 (0.51%) Police
8 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.34%) Electronics
8 2 (0.34%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (10.26%) Analyst
3 52 (8.89%) Server Engineer
4 43 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 36 (6.15%) Citrix Engineer
6 35 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (5.47%) VMware Engineer
9 31 (5.30%) Active Directory Engineer
10 30 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (4.44%) IT Support
12 24 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 23 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (3.93%) Wintel Engineer
14 22 (3.76%) Integration Engineer
14 22 (3.76%) Support Analyst
15 21 (3.59%) Administrator
16 20 (3.42%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.42%) IT Engineer
17 19 (3.25%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.27%) .NET
2 14 (2.39%) Web Services
3 13 (2.22%) JSON
4 12 (2.05%) XML
5 11 (1.88%) HTML
5 11 (1.88%) PostGIS
6 8 (1.37%) LDAP
7 7 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.03%) J2EE
9 4 (0.68%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (0.51%) CSS
10 3 (0.51%) jQuery
10 3 (0.51%) RESTful
10 3 (0.51%) SOAP
10 3 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.51%) WPF
11 2 (0.34%) ADSI
11 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.34%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
1 52 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.84%) PKI
3 39 (6.67%) Clustering
4 23 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.56%) Replication
7 10 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.71%) NHS
7 10 (1.71%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.71%) User Experience
8 9 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.37%) iPhone
10 6 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) iPad
11 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.68%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 585 (100.00%) Windows
2 444 (75.90%) Windows Server
3 337 (57.61%) Windows Server 2016
4 239 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 213 (36.41%) Windows 10
6 133 (22.74%) Windows 7
7 69 (11.79%) Linux
8 67 (11.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 52 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.56%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.71%) VMS
14 7 (1.20%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.03%) Android
15 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.03%) Unix
16 4 (0.68%) AIX
16 4 (0.68%) CentOS
16 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (24.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 129 (22.05%) ITIL
3 76 (12.99%) Migration
4 56 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (6.15%) DevOps
6 31 (5.30%) Configuration Management
7 30 (5.13%) Patch Management
7 30 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (4.44%) High Availability
9 25 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (3.76%) Service Management
12 20 (3.42%) Data Protection
12 20 (3.42%) Load Balancing
13 17 (2.91%) Application Virtualisation
13 17 (2.91%) Change Management
13 17 (2.91%) Incident Management
13 17 (2.91%) Infrastructure Management
13 17 (2.91%) Server Building
13 17 (2.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 212 (36.24%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.53%) SQL
3 33 (5.64%) VB
4 27 (4.62%) Java
5 26 (4.44%) VBScript
6 25 (4.27%) C#
7 23 (3.93%) Python
8 18 (3.08%) C
9 12 (2.05%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.54%) C++
10 9 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.37%) Perl
11 8 (1.37%) REXX
11 8 (1.37%) Tcl
12 6 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.68%) PHP
13 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.51%) XAML
15 2 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 172 (29.40%) Security Cleared
2 112 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (17.61%) SC Cleared
4 77 (13.16%) DV Cleared
5 53 (9.06%) MCSE
6 32 (5.47%) MCSA
7 31 (5.30%) Citrix Certification
7 31 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (3.42%) Degree
11 16 (2.74%) CCA
12 15 (2.56%) MCITP
13 14 (2.39%) CCNA
14 9 (1.54%) MCP
15 7 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.85%) CCNP
17 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
18 3 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
18 3 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.35%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
3 4 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.51%) GPG13
4 3 (0.51%) NCSC
5 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 411 (70.26%) Active Directory
2 229 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (20.17%) VMware ESXi
4 89 (15.21%) Hyper-V
5 84 (14.36%) XenApp
6 80 (13.68%) vSphere
7 51 (8.72%) XenDesktop
8 31 (5.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (2.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (2.56%) VMware NSX
13 11 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (1.71%) DFS Replication
15 8 (1.37%) Terminal Server
15 8 (1.37%) Terminal Services
16 7 (1.20%) Docker
17 5 (0.85%) GeoWebCache
17 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 105 (17.95%) SCCM
2 43 (7.35%) SCOM
3 41 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 39 (6.67%) WSUS
5 25 (4.27%) Ansible
5 25 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (3.59%) vCenter Server
7 17 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (2.56%) PowerCLI
9 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (1.88%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.88%) XenMobile
12 10 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.71%) vMotion
12 10 (1.71%) vRealize
13 9 (1.54%) AirWatch
13 9 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 363 (62.05%) VMware
2 331 (56.58%) Microsoft
3 148 (25.30%) Citrix
4 84 (14.36%) Cisco
5 60 (10.26%) HP
6 44 (7.52%) Dell
6 44 (7.52%) Oracle
7 39 (6.67%) McAfee
8 32 (5.47%) Symantec
8 32 (5.47%) Veeam
9 28 (4.79%) NetApp
10 26 (4.44%) Lumension
11 25 (4.27%) Sophos
12 24 (4.10%) EMC
13 23 (3.93%) ESRI
13 23 (3.93%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.39%) Ivanti
15 12 (2.05%) Sonus
16 11 (1.88%) Apple
16 11 (1.88%) Juniper