Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 226 174
Rank change year-on-year +39 -52 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,205 1,281 1,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.24% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 5.92% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 832 950
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -4.41%
10th Percentile £156 £168 £163
90th Percentile £488 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 91 79
UK median hourly rate £39.18 £20.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.88% +1.73% -2.91%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.95 £18.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +34.85% +5.77% -16.71%

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 17,660 21,647 20,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.92% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,974 13,393 13,203
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,248 1,517 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +30 1,069 £350 -6.67% 511
UK excluding London +47 853 £350 -6.67% 408
London -1 312 £338 -10.00% 127
South East +34 260 £378 -5.63% 118
South West +17 172 £327 -13.84% 54
North of England +52 150 £338 +3.85% 107
Midlands +32 89 £334 +5.95% 67
North West +43 82 £315 +31.25% 65
East of England +32 80 £375 +7.14% 39
Scotland +28 77 £325 -18.75% 14
Yorkshire +42 56 £375 +15.38% 37
West Midlands +11 56 £364 +15.48% 36
East Midlands +31 32 £260 -13.33% 30
Wales +17 22 £210 -42.07% 9
North East +11 12 £350 -6.67% 5
Northern Ireland +6 3 £269 +7.50% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,205 (100.00%) Windows
2 889 (73.78%) Windows Server
3 817 (67.80%) Active Directory
4 612 (50.79%) VMware
5 607 (50.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 593 (49.21%) Microsoft
7 422 (35.02%) Office 365
8 373 (30.95%) Windows 10
9 353 (29.29%) SCCM
10 341 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 330 (27.39%) PowerShell
12 302 (25.06%) Security Cleared
13 299 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 298 (24.73%) DNS
15 283 (23.49%) Azure
16 270 (22.41%) Windows 7
17 253 (21.00%) DHCP
18 247 (20.50%) ITIL
19 243 (20.17%) Hyper-V
20 232 (19.25%) MS Exchange
21 220 (18.26%) Cisco
22 210 (17.43%) Citrix
23 206 (17.10%) SQL Server
24 205 (17.01%) Firewall
25 198 (16.43%) SQL
26 188 (15.60%) Migration
27 182 (15.10%) SC Cleared
28 167 (13.86%) Linux
29 165 (13.69%) VMware ESXi
30 154 (12.78%) SharePoint

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
1 232 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 154 (12.78%) SharePoint
3 126 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 120 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (7.80%) Skype for Business
6 77 (6.39%) IIS
7 41 (3.40%) Confluence
8 19 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.16%) K2 blackpearl
11 12 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.66%) Apache
13 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.33%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.17%) CMS
16 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 149 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.083%) Houdini
6 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.083%) Maya
6 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
3 2 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 422 (35.02%) Office 365
2 283 (23.49%) Azure
3 139 (11.54%) AWS
4 74 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (2.32%) GCP
6 22 (1.83%) GitHub
7 16 (1.33%) IaaS
8 15 (1.24%) OneDrive
8 15 (1.24%) SaaS
9 14 (1.16%) G Suite
10 10 (0.83%) PaaS
11 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.58%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.50%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 298 (24.73%) DNS
2 253 (21.00%) DHCP
3 205 (17.01%) Firewall
4 132 (10.95%) SAN
5 112 (9.29%) WAN
6 111 (9.21%) LAN
7 107 (8.88%) TCP/IP
8 91 (7.55%) Skype
9 62 (5.15%) VPN
10 49 (4.07%) NAS
11 45 (3.73%) VoIP
12 30 (2.49%) VLAN
13 28 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (1.99%) Internet
16 24 (1.99%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.74%) HTTP
17 21 (1.74%) Network Security
18 20 (1.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 35 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (1.08%) MySQL
8 11 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.50%) Power BI
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.41%) MS Access
12 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.25%) DB2
13 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (4.65%) JIRA
2 23 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (1.66%) StarTeam
4 17 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.33%) MSI
6 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.66%) Subversion
7 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.41%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.33%) Hudson
11 4 (0.33%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.25%) Ant
12 3 (0.25%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.25%) Maven
12 3 (0.25%) Selenium
12 3 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 138 (11.45%) Finance
2 46 (3.82%) Public Sector
3 45 (3.73%) Banking
4 31 (2.57%) Law
5 21 (1.74%) Legal
6 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.58%) Retail
8 15 (1.24%) Back Office
9 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.83%) Military
11 9 (0.75%) Publishing
12 8 (0.66%) Advertising
13 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.58%) Local Government
13 7 (0.58%) Marketing
14 6 (0.50%) Electronics
14 6 (0.50%) Games
15 4 (0.33%) Automotive
15 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 263 (21.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 166 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 148 (12.28%) Analyst
4 131 (10.87%) Windows Engineer
5 128 (10.62%) Server Engineer
6 103 (8.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 101 (8.38%) IT Support
8 96 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
10 73 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 72 (5.98%) IT Engineer
12 67 (5.56%) Support Analyst
13 53 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support
14 52 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 52 (4.32%) Consultant
14 52 (4.32%) Windows Server Engineer
15 50 (4.15%) Administrator
16 47 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 47 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
17 46 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.82%) Web Services
2 33 (2.74%) .NET
3 19 (1.58%) REST
4 14 (1.16%) HTML
5 13 (1.08%) LDAP
6 12 (1.00%) RESTful
7 8 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.66%) Swagger
8 7 (0.58%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.50%) CSS
9 6 (0.50%) SAML
9 6 (0.50%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.33%) Ajax
10 4 (0.33%) Java RMI
10 4 (0.33%) XML
11 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.25%) HTML5
11 3 (0.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.96%) Clustering
2 81 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 64 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 56 (4.65%) PKI
6 46 (3.82%) Replication
7 26 (2.16%) NHS
8 22 (1.83%) User Experience
9 20 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.24%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.24%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 13 (1.08%) Handset
14 13 (1.08%) iPhone
15 9 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,205 (100.00%) Windows
2 889 (73.78%) Windows Server
3 607 (50.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 373 (30.95%) Windows 10
5 270 (22.41%) Windows 7
6 167 (13.86%) Linux
7 143 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 45 (3.73%) Windows XP
10 38 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (3.07%) CentOS
12 29 (2.41%) Android
13 26 (2.16%) Unix
14 20 (1.66%) AIX
15 17 (1.41%) Solaris
15 17 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.91%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.75%) VMS
19 8 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 247 (20.50%) ITIL
3 188 (15.60%) Migration
4 123 (10.21%) Change Management
5 119 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (5.23%) ITSM
8 61 (5.06%) Incident Management
9 58 (4.81%) Service Management
10 56 (4.65%) ITIL V3
11 54 (4.48%) DevOps
12 53 (4.40%) Information Security
12 53 (4.40%) Service Delivery
13 50 (4.15%) Problem Management
14 42 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
15 38 (3.15%) Configuration Management
16 34 (2.82%) Project Management
17 32 (2.66%) Data Protection
17 32 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
17 32 (2.66%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (27.39%) PowerShell
2 198 (16.43%) SQL
3 40 (3.32%) Java
4 39 (3.24%) VBScript
5 31 (2.57%) C
6 30 (2.49%) Python
7 21 (1.74%) C#
8 19 (1.58%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.08%) VB
11 12 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.91%) Perl
13 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.50%) C++
14 6 (0.50%) VBA
15 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.25%) F#
16 3 (0.25%) PHP
16 3 (0.25%) Ruby
16 3 (0.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 302 (25.06%) Security Cleared
2 182 (15.10%) SC Cleared
3 150 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (12.12%) DV Cleared
5 94 (7.80%) MCSE
6 70 (5.81%) MCSA
7 66 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (4.48%) CCNA
9 44 (3.65%) MCITP
10 43 (3.57%) MCP
11 29 (2.41%) Degree
12 25 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.83%) DBS Check
14 21 (1.74%) CCNP
15 19 (1.58%) ISTQB
16 16 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (1.33%) MCTS
17 15 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
19 8 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (8.55%) SLA
2 14 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.16%) QA
3 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.41%) GDPR
6 4 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) NCSC
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 817 (67.80%) Active Directory
2 341 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 243 (20.17%) Hyper-V
4 165 (13.69%) VMware ESXi
5 120 (9.96%) vSphere
6 78 (6.47%) XenApp
7 68 (5.64%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 33 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (2.16%) DFS Replication
13 22 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (1.24%) ISA Server
15 15 (1.24%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
17 12 (1.00%) vCloud
18 11 (0.91%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.91%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 353 (29.29%) SCCM
2 122 (10.12%) SCOM
3 92 (7.63%) WSUS
4 50 (4.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 48 (3.98%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (3.07%) vCenter Server
7 34 (2.82%) SCVMM
8 31 (2.57%) Ansible
9 30 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
12 18 (1.49%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (1.33%) SCDPM
14 14 (1.16%) Netcool
15 13 (1.08%) SCSM
16 11 (0.91%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 612 (50.79%) VMware
2 593 (49.21%) Microsoft
3 220 (18.26%) Cisco
4 210 (17.43%) Citrix
5 129 (10.71%) HP
6 71 (5.89%) McAfee
7 58 (4.81%) NetApp
8 53 (4.40%) Oracle
9 51 (4.23%) EMC
10 49 (4.07%) Dell
10 49 (4.07%) Veeam
11 39 (3.24%) Meraki
12 35 (2.90%) Apple
13 33 (2.74%) Symantec
14 32 (2.66%) Atlassian
15 30 (2.49%) Adobe
15 30 (2.49%) Sophos
16 28 (2.32%) Ivanti
16 28 (2.32%) Red Hat
17 26 (2.16%) Google