Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 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
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 204 168
Rank change year-on-year -20 -36 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,138 1,367 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.35% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.22% 6.49% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 860 914
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £158 £162 £163
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 101 69
UK median hourly rate £24.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.14% +9.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +28.48% +3.13% -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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,287 21,079 19,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.06% 20.85% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,532 13,244 12,053
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,153 1,428 1,133
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +5.85% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 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
England -16 1,022 £363 +9.02% 72
UK excluding London -23 740 £350 +6.06% 69
London -7 358 £375 +5.63% 11
South East -13 238 £375 +7.14% 15
South West +15 173 £350 +16.67% 8
North of England +5 111 £310 +12.73% 19
Midlands -16 99 £389 +23.41% 13
West Midlands -14 68 £398 +27.20% 10
Scotland -13 56 £375 -6.31% 8
North West -5 53 £313 +8.70% 8
Yorkshire +17 47 £300 +4.35% 11
East of England -38 37 £325 +18.18% 6
East Midlands -11 31 £205 -31.67% 2
Wales -4 17 £239 -42.81%
North East +24 11 £338 +25.46%
Northern Ireland +17 8 £200 -17.95%
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1,138 (100.00%) Windows
2 771 (67.75%) Windows Server
3 728 (63.97%) Active Directory
4 591 (51.93%) Microsoft
5 549 (48.24%) VMware
6 544 (47.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 358 (31.46%) Windows 10
8 334 (29.35%) Office 365
9 316 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 309 (27.15%) SCCM
11 307 (26.98%) PowerShell
12 283 (24.87%) DNS
13 274 (24.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 250 (21.97%) Security Cleared
15 247 (21.70%) ITIL
16 246 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
17 244 (21.44%) Windows 7
18 230 (20.21%) DHCP
19 203 (17.84%) Firewall
20 202 (17.75%) SQL Server
20 202 (17.75%) Hyper-V
21 190 (16.70%) MS Exchange
22 185 (16.26%) Cisco
23 177 (15.55%) VMware ESXi
24 176 (15.47%) Migration
25 171 (15.03%) SQL
26 162 (14.24%) Citrix
27 157 (13.80%) SAN
28 156 (13.71%) Linux
29 149 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 190 (16.70%) MS Exchange
2 106 (9.31%) SharePoint
3 95 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 68 (5.98%) IIS
6 66 (5.80%) Skype for Business
7 39 (3.43%) Confluence
8 20 (1.76%) WebLogic
9 19 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.53%) Apache
12 6 (0.53%) CMS
12 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.35%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
15 3 (0.26%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 145 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.088%) Revit
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.088%) assyst
3 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.088%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 334 (29.35%) Office 365
2 246 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (3.25%) IaaS
6 29 (2.55%) PaaS
7 27 (2.37%) SaaS
8 15 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.05%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.62%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.53%) GitHub
12 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.44%) G Suite
14 4 (0.35%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.35%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 283 (24.87%) DNS
2 230 (20.21%) DHCP
3 203 (17.84%) Firewall
4 157 (13.80%) SAN
5 130 (11.42%) LAN
6 121 (10.63%) WAN
7 81 (7.12%) VPN
8 74 (6.50%) TCP/IP
9 64 (5.62%) Skype
10 42 (3.69%) NAS
11 33 (2.90%) VLAN
12 30 (2.64%) Network Security
13 26 (2.28%) VoIP
14 25 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (2.11%) Wireless
16 23 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (2.02%) WLAN
17 19 (1.67%) SMTP
18 18 (1.58%) HTTP
18 18 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 27 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.97%) MySQL
8 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.53%) MS Access
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (3.08%) JIRA
2 29 (2.55%) MSI
3 25 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.88%) GitLab
8 8 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.70%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.35%) Ant
10 4 (0.35%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.35%) Subversion
10 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.26%) Maven
11 3 (0.26%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
General
1 142 (12.48%) Finance
2 46 (4.04%) Banking
3 24 (2.11%) Legal
4 21 (1.85%) Law
4 21 (1.85%) Military
5 16 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.32%) Retail
7 13 (1.14%) Back Office
8 10 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.79%) Games
10 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.62%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Marketing
11 7 (0.62%) Publishing
12 6 (0.53%) Electronics
13 4 (0.35%) Automotive
13 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.088%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (19.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 137 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 121 (10.63%) Analyst
4 118 (10.37%) Windows Engineer
5 95 (8.35%) Server Engineer
6 88 (7.73%) IT Support
7 75 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
8 71 (6.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 63 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 58 (5.10%) IT Engineer
11 56 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 54 (4.75%) Support Analyst
13 49 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
14 48 (4.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 46 (4.04%) VMware Engineer
16 44 (3.87%) Administrator
17 43 (3.78%) Consultant
18 40 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 40 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
19 36 (3.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.39%) .NET
2 20 (1.76%) Web Services
3 17 (1.49%) XML
4 16 (1.41%) Java RMI
4 16 (1.41%) Software Packaging
5 15 (1.32%) RESTful
6 14 (1.23%) Middleware
7 12 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 12 (1.05%) REST
8 11 (0.97%) XSLT
9 10 (0.88%) WPF
10 9 (0.79%) Ajax
10 9 (0.79%) LDAP
11 8 (0.70%) CSS
11 8 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.70%) jQuery
12 7 (0.62%) .NET Core
12 7 (0.62%) Swagger
13 6 (0.53%) HTML
14 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 93 (8.17%) Clustering
3 78 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.87%) PKI
5 39 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.64%) Replication
7 26 (2.28%) User Experience
8 25 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 18 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.23%) Handset
13 13 (1.14%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.05%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.05%) DataPower
15 10 (0.88%) iPhone
16 9 (0.79%) NHS
17 7 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,138 (100.00%) Windows
2 771 (67.75%) Windows Server
3 544 (47.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 358 (31.46%) Windows 10
5 244 (21.44%) Windows 7
6 156 (13.71%) Linux
7 110 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 31 (2.72%) Unix
11 24 (2.11%) Android
11 24 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 22 (1.93%) CentOS
13 17 (1.49%) Solaris
14 15 (1.32%) Ubuntu
15 14 (1.23%) AIX
16 13 (1.14%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.79%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.62%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (24.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 247 (21.70%) ITIL
3 176 (15.47%) Migration
4 109 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (6.77%) Service Management
7 70 (6.15%) DevOps
8 62 (5.45%) Change Management
9 57 (5.01%) Problem Management
10 56 (4.92%) Data Protection
11 54 (4.75%) Service Delivery
12 51 (4.48%) Incident Management
12 51 (4.48%) ITIL V3
12 51 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
13 43 (3.78%) Configuration Management
13 43 (3.78%) ITSM
14 42 (3.69%) Preventative Maintenance
15 41 (3.60%) Mentoring
16 36 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (26.98%) PowerShell
2 171 (15.03%) SQL
3 41 (3.60%) C#
4 40 (3.51%) Java
5 34 (2.99%) Python
6 29 (2.55%) VBScript
7 26 (2.28%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.76%) VB
9 18 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.32%) C
11 13 (1.14%) Perl
12 12 (1.05%) VBA
13 11 (0.97%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.79%) C++
14 9 (0.79%) VB6
15 8 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.44%) AWK
18 4 (0.35%) Ruby
19 3 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 250 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 149 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 143 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 116 (10.19%) DV Cleared
5 90 (7.91%) MCSE
6 64 (5.62%) MCSA
7 49 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (2.99%) MCP
9 33 (2.90%) CCNA
10 31 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (2.20%) CCNP
12 24 (2.11%) Degree
13 18 (1.58%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.41%) MCITP
15 11 (0.97%) VCP6
16 10 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
18 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
19 6 (0.53%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.15%) SLA
2 21 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.32%) QA
4 11 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.70%) GDPR
6 5 (0.44%) NCSC
7 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.088%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.088%) NIST
10 1 (0.088%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 728 (63.97%) Active Directory
2 316 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (17.75%) Hyper-V
4 177 (15.55%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (9.40%) vSphere
6 72 (6.33%) XenApp
7 69 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (5.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (4.13%) XenDesktop
10 44 (3.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 35 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.93%) DFS Replication
13 18 (1.58%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.97%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.97%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.79%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 309 (27.15%) SCCM
2 104 (9.14%) SCOM
3 89 (7.82%) WSUS
4 46 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 46 (4.04%) SCVMM
5 44 (3.87%) vCenter Server
6 31 (2.72%) Failover Clustering
7 25 (2.20%) Ansible
8 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (1.67%) vMotion
10 18 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (1.41%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.32%) Puppet
13 13 (1.14%) Data Guard
13 13 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (1.14%) SCDPM
13 13 (1.14%) SCSM
13 13 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 591 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 549 (48.24%) VMware
3 185 (16.26%) Cisco
4 162 (14.24%) Citrix
5 110 (9.67%) HP
6 88 (7.73%) Oracle
7 66 (5.80%) Dell
8 64 (5.62%) NetApp
9 51 (4.48%) McAfee
10 40 (3.51%) Red Hat
11 36 (3.16%) Atlassian
12 35 (3.08%) Veeam
13 34 (2.99%) Ivanti
14 33 (2.90%) IBM
15 31 (2.72%) EMC
16 25 (2.20%) Symantec
17 22 (1.93%) Apple
17 22 (1.93%) SolarWinds
18 21 (1.85%) Google
19 20 (1.76%) Sophos