Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 203 231
Rank change year-on-year -35 +28 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 310 1,194 1,251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.35% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.72% 6.51% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 777 815
Median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - +11.54%
10th Percentile £204 £159 £163
90th Percentile £524 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £360 £360
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 74 87
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +68.42% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.79 £47.35 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +67.50% +19.40% +0.63%

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 5,415 18,332 21,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 20.66% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,264 11,430 13,219
Median daily rate £437 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% - -
10th Percentile £180 £150 £170
90th Percentile £625 £619 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 1,243 1,537
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.56 £16.20
% change year-on-year +14.75% +2.21% -1.82%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -28 257 £381 +5.17% 132
UK excluding London +3 209 £394 +9.38% 121
London +46 89 £400 +10.34% 17
South West +28 64 £388 +10.71% 22
Scotland +48 39 £463 +28.92% 5
South East +17 36 £375 - 25
Work from Home -32 35 £350 -6.67% 12
North of England +36 33 £375 +11.94% 26
North West +34 23 £369 +17.06% 12
East of England +56 21 £348 -7.33% 14
Midlands +29 13 £325 -6.14% 28
West Midlands +20 12 £325 -13.33% 17
Yorkshire +40 6 £425 +13.33% 10
North East +38 4 £350 +7.69% 4
Wales +21 4 £450 +79.10% 1
East Midlands +36 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 235 (75.81%) Windows Server
3 219 (70.65%) Active Directory
4 194 (62.58%) Microsoft
5 181 (58.39%) VMware
6 170 (54.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 140 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 132 (42.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 131 (42.26%) Security Cleared
10 117 (37.74%) PowerShell
11 103 (33.23%) Office 365
12 101 (32.58%) Windows 10
13 92 (29.68%) Azure
14 87 (28.06%) SQL Server
15 85 (27.42%) DNS
16 83 (26.77%) SC Cleared
17 78 (25.16%) ITIL
18 73 (23.55%) Windows Server 2019
19 70 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 66 (21.29%) Migration
21 63 (20.32%) DHCP
21 63 (20.32%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (20.32%) SCCM
22 60 (19.35%) Citrix
23 59 (19.03%) Windows 7
24 57 (18.39%) VMware ESXi
25 56 (18.06%) MS Exchange
26 46 (14.84%) Oracle
27 44 (14.19%) DevOps
27 44 (14.19%) DV Cleared

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 56 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (10.32%) Skype for Business
4 25 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 23 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (6.77%) IIS
7 20 (6.45%) ArcGIS
8 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.58%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.61%) GeoServer
11 5 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.29%) Confluence
13 3 (0.97%) Documentum
13 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.32%) CMS
15 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.45%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 103 (33.23%) Office 365
2 92 (29.68%) Azure
3 29 (9.35%) AWS
4 23 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (5.48%) PaaS
6 16 (5.16%) IaaS
7 15 (4.84%) OneDrive
8 13 (4.19%) SaaS
9 11 (3.55%) GCP
10 8 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.58%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.94%) GitHub
12 4 (1.29%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.97%) Route 53
13 3 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (27.42%) DNS
2 63 (20.32%) DHCP
3 42 (13.55%) Firewall
4 40 (12.90%) SAN
5 37 (11.94%) Skype
6 31 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.16%) WAN
8 12 (3.87%) HTTP
8 12 (3.87%) LAN
9 10 (3.23%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.58%) SSL
11 7 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.94%) Internet
12 6 (1.94%) PBX
12 6 (1.94%) VoIP
12 6 (1.94%) VSAN
12 6 (1.94%) Wireless
13 5 (1.61%) Network Security
13 5 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (28.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.03%) GIS
3 12 (3.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (3.55%) QGIS
4 11 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.58%) Geospatial Data
5 8 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.29%) Power BI
10 3 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.97%) MS Access
10 3 (0.97%) Spatial Data
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.94%) Subversion
3 5 (1.61%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.29%) JIRA
5 2 (0.65%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.65%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.32%) MSI
6 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (10.97%) Finance
2 13 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.23%) Banking
4 9 (2.90%) Retail
5 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Automotive
6 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Military
7 2 (0.65%) Law
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 57 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (7.74%) Analyst
2 24 (7.74%) Integration Engineer
3 20 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 19 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 19 (6.13%) Server Engineer
5 15 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (4.84%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (4.19%) Developer
7 12 (3.87%) Administrator
7 12 (3.87%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (3.55%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (3.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 11 (3.55%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (3.23%) IT Engineer
10 9 (2.90%) Architect
10 9 (2.90%) Citrix Engineer
10 9 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.10%) .NET
2 19 (6.13%) JSON
3 15 (4.84%) CSS
3 15 (4.84%) HTML
3 15 (4.84%) Web Services
4 11 (3.55%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.55%) LDAP
4 11 (3.55%) PostGIS
5 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 5 (1.61%) jQuery
5 5 (1.61%) RESTful
5 5 (1.61%) SOAP
5 5 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.29%) CSS3
6 4 (1.29%) HTML5
6 4 (1.29%) REST
7 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.32%) CGI
8 1 (0.32%) Flash
8 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.68%) Clustering
3 28 (9.03%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.45%) PKI
4 20 (6.45%) Replication
5 14 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.90%) User Experience
8 7 (2.26%) NHS
8 7 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.94%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.94%) iPhone
9 6 (1.94%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.97%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 235 (75.81%) Windows Server
3 170 (54.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 140 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 101 (32.58%) Windows 10
6 73 (23.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 59 (19.03%) Windows 7
8 29 (9.35%) Linux
9 22 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.26%) Unix
12 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.94%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.61%) Solaris
13 5 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.97%) CentOS
14 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.65%) AIX
16 1 (0.32%) Android
16 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.16%) ITIL
2 70 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (21.29%) Migration
4 44 (14.19%) DevOps
5 31 (10.00%) High Availability
6 29 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (7.10%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.45%) Service Design
8 20 (6.45%) Test Scripting
9 19 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.13%) Data Migration
9 19 (6.13%) Load Balancing
10 17 (5.48%) Image Processing
11 16 (5.16%) Incident Management
11 16 (5.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (5.16%) Systems Engineering
12 15 (4.84%) Server Management
13 14 (4.52%) Change Management
13 14 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (4.52%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (37.74%) PowerShell
2 43 (13.87%) SQL
3 24 (7.74%) C#
4 23 (7.42%) VB
5 21 (6.77%) C
6 18 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.48%) Python
8 15 (4.84%) Java
9 11 (3.55%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.58%) VBScript
12 5 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.29%) Perl
14 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.32%) C++
15 1 (0.32%) REXX
15 1 (0.32%) Ruby
15 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 131 (42.26%) Security Cleared
2 83 (26.77%) SC Cleared
3 63 (20.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (14.19%) DV Cleared
5 25 (8.06%) MCSE
6 20 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.16%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (4.52%) MCSA
9 8 (2.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.94%) Degree
10 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.97%) CCNA
11 3 (0.97%) MCITP
11 3 (0.97%) MCP
11 3 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.65%) NCDA
13 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.32%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.29%) NCSC
2 4 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) GPG13
3 3 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) GMP
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 219 (70.65%) Active Directory
2 132 (42.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (18.39%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (13.87%) Hyper-V
5 31 (10.00%) vSphere
6 28 (9.03%) XenApp
7 27 (8.71%) VMware NSX
8 16 (5.16%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (4.19%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (3.55%) XenDesktop
11 10 (3.23%) Docker
11 10 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (1.61%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.61%) GeoWebCache
13 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.29%) Firmware
14 4 (1.29%) NFS
14 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (20.32%) SCCM
2 33 (10.65%) Ansible
3 31 (10.00%) SCOM
4 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (7.10%) WSUS
6 19 (6.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (3.87%) Terraform
8 11 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (3.55%) Puppet
9 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 10 (3.23%) PowerCLI
10 9 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (2.90%) vCenter Server
11 8 (2.58%) SCDPM
11 8 (2.58%) vMotion
12 7 (2.26%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (1.61%) SCSM
14 5 (1.61%) vRealize
15 4 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 194 (62.58%) Microsoft
2 181 (58.39%) VMware
3 60 (19.35%) Citrix
4 46 (14.84%) Oracle
5 40 (12.90%) Cisco
6 36 (11.61%) HP
7 30 (9.68%) ESRI
8 27 (8.71%) Lumension
9 26 (8.39%) Sophos
10 23 (7.42%) SolarWinds
11 22 (7.10%) Veeam
12 18 (5.81%) McAfee
13 17 (5.48%) Dell
14 11 (3.55%) Juniper
14 11 (3.55%) Red Hat
15 10 (3.23%) NetApp
15 10 (3.23%) Symantec
16 9 (2.90%) EMC
17 8 (2.58%) CA
18 7 (2.26%) IronPort