Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 287 203
Rank change year-on-year -87 -84 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 535 279 1,199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.89% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.16% 4.79% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 190 807
10th Percentile £190 £206 £154
25th Percentile £300 £307 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £438
90th Percentile £575 £514 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -5.57% +8.93% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 55
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.75 £12.41
25th Percentile £16.27 £15.69 £17.90
Median hourly rate £29.50 £33.75 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.59% +12.50% +55.84%
75th Percentile £51.63 £46.13 £45.11
90th Percentile £55.80 £53.88 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year -29.11% +120.67% +0.85%

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 12,847 5,825 17,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.23% 18.49% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,760 3,749 11,163
10th Percentile £165 £174 £150
25th Percentile £342 £316 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 299 1,196
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.81 £13.38 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.44 £38.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.60 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.64 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.53% +5.64% +3.13%

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 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -75 440 £413 +10.00% 231
UK excluding London -95 274 £360 -5.57% 215
London -113 179 £450 +12.50% 44
Work from Home -181 88 £475 +35.71% 20
South East -49 75 £300 -28.57% 39
North of England -56 53 £425 +21.43% 60
South West -55 51 £375 - 19
North West -32 43 £425 +21.43% 33
Midlands -57 29 £340 +13.33% 45
East of England -40 27 £394 +14.13% 24
Scotland -97 23 £350 -24.32% 21
West Midlands -55 18 £326 +8.75% 27
East Midlands - 11 £340 - 18
Wales -21 10 £550 +37.50% 7
Yorkshire -42 9 £260 -35.00% 22
Northern Ireland - 6 £201 -
North East -10 1 £325 -7.14% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 535 (100.00%) Windows
2 378 (70.65%) Active Directory
3 360 (67.29%) Windows Server
4 312 (58.32%) Microsoft
5 306 (57.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 248 (46.36%) Microsoft 365
7 246 (45.98%) VMware
8 238 (44.49%) Azure
9 204 (38.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 202 (37.76%) PowerShell
11 172 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 170 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 166 (31.03%) Windows 10
14 161 (30.09%) DNS
15 144 (26.92%) ITIL
16 138 (25.79%) SCCM
17 127 (23.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 126 (23.55%) SQL Server
19 122 (22.80%) DHCP
20 120 (22.43%) Citrix
21 116 (21.68%) Security Cleared
22 113 (21.12%) MS Exchange
23 108 (20.19%) Migration
24 101 (18.88%) Social Skills
25 99 (18.50%) SQL
26 96 (17.94%) Cisco
27 95 (17.76%) Hyper-V
28 89 (16.64%) Firewall
29 87 (16.26%) Windows 7
30 84 (15.70%) VMware ESXi

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
1 113 (21.12%) MS Exchange
2 83 (15.51%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (5.23%) IIS
5 27 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.24%) ArcGIS
8 11 (2.06%) Confluence
9 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.50%) Apache
11 7 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.93%) nginx
13 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 61 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.24%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 248 (46.36%) Microsoft 365
2 238 (44.49%) Azure
3 80 (14.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (7.29%) AWS
5 26 (4.86%) IaaS
6 24 (4.49%) SaaS
7 18 (3.36%) PaaS
8 17 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (3.18%) OneDrive
9 16 (2.99%) Mimecast
10 12 (2.24%) Power Platform
10 12 (2.24%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.87%) GCP
12 8 (1.50%) GitHub
13 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
14 6 (1.12%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (30.09%) DNS
2 122 (22.80%) DHCP
3 89 (16.64%) Firewall
4 56 (10.47%) SAN
5 55 (10.28%) VPN
6 52 (9.72%) TCP/IP
7 33 (6.17%) WAN
8 32 (5.98%) LAN
9 25 (4.67%) Skype
10 19 (3.55%) Kerberos
11 18 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (3.18%) NetScaler
13 16 (2.99%) NAS
14 14 (2.62%) Network Security
15 11 (2.06%) iSCSI
15 11 (2.06%) SSL
15 11 (2.06%) Wireless
16 9 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.68%) VoIP
17 8 (1.50%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (23.55%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 32 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.24%) GIS
6 11 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.87%) MySQL
7 10 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2019
12 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.75%) MS Access
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (3.55%) JIRA
2 11 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.12%) MSI
6 6 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.12%) Subversion
7 5 (0.93%) Selenium
8 4 (0.75%) GitLab
9 3 (0.56%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.56%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.56%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.56%) Toad
10 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.37%) Gradle
10 2 (0.37%) Maven
10 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 101 (18.88%) Social Skills
2 56 (10.47%) Finance
3 40 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.55%) Banking
6 16 (2.99%) Documentation Skills
7 10 (1.87%) Retail
8 6 (1.12%) Legal
9 5 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Law
10 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.37%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.37%) International Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (21.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (8.97%) Analyst
3 46 (8.60%) Support Engineer
4 38 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 38 (7.10%) Consultant
5 37 (6.92%) Architect
6 35 (6.54%) IT Support
6 35 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
7 32 (5.98%) IT Engineer
8 28 (5.23%) Administrator
9 25 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
11 22 (4.11%) Server Engineer
12 19 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Active Directory Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 17 (3.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.18%) IT Analyst
15 16 (2.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.54%) .NET
2 30 (5.61%) LDAP
3 17 (3.18%) J2EE
4 11 (2.06%) JSON
4 11 (2.06%) SAML
5 9 (1.68%) Web Services
6 7 (1.31%) CSS
6 7 (1.31%) HTML
6 7 (1.31%) jQuery
6 7 (1.31%) SPNEGO
7 6 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.12%) SOAP
7 6 (1.12%) XML
8 5 (0.93%) RESTful
8 5 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.56%) REST
11 2 (0.37%) ARM Templates
11 2 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.78%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.22%) Clustering
3 16 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.62%) PKI
4 14 (2.62%) Replication
5 12 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (1.87%) CMDB
6 10 (1.87%) User Experience
7 9 (1.68%) NHS
7 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.50%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.31%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.12%) iPad
10 6 (1.12%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.93%) Digital Signage
11 5 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 535 (100.00%) Windows
2 360 (67.29%) Windows Server
3 306 (57.20%) Windows Server 2016
4 204 (38.13%) Windows Server 2019
5 172 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (31.03%) Windows 10
7 87 (16.26%) Windows 7
8 70 (13.08%) Linux
9 26 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (3.93%) Android
11 20 (3.74%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.24%) Mac OS
14 11 (2.06%) CentOS
15 10 (1.87%) VMS
16 9 (1.68%) Unix
17 7 (1.31%) Windows Vista
18 6 (1.12%) AIX
18 6 (1.12%) Solaris
18 6 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (26.92%) ITIL
2 127 (23.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 108 (20.19%) Migration
4 48 (8.97%) DevOps
5 40 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (6.17%) Change Management
8 27 (5.05%) Computer Science
8 27 (5.05%) CRM
9 26 (4.86%) Configuration Management
9 26 (4.86%) Data Protection
10 23 (4.30%) Identity Management
11 21 (3.93%) Problem Management
12 20 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.74%) Project Management
12 20 (3.74%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (3.36%) High Availability
14 18 (3.36%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (37.76%) PowerShell
2 99 (18.50%) SQL
3 33 (6.17%) Java
4 21 (3.93%) Python
5 17 (3.18%) C#
6 16 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 15 (2.80%) C
8 13 (2.43%) VB
9 10 (1.87%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.68%) VBScript
11 7 (1.31%) VBA
12 5 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.56%) PHP
15 1 (0.19%) Perl
15 1 (0.19%) Ruby
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 116 (21.68%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.02%) SC Cleared
3 66 (12.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.60%) DV Cleared
5 45 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (8.04%) MCSE
7 35 (6.54%) Degree
8 33 (6.17%) CCNA
9 25 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.99%) MCSA
11 14 (2.62%) MCP
12 13 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (2.24%) MCITP
14 9 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.50%) CCNP
16 7 (1.31%) DBS Check
16 7 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.31%) MCTS
17 6 (1.12%) CISSP
18 5 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.86%) SLA
2 16 (2.99%) GDPR
3 6 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.37%) NIST
6 2 (0.37%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 378 (70.65%) Active Directory
2 170 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (17.76%) Hyper-V
4 84 (15.70%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (10.84%) vSphere
6 50 (9.35%) XenApp
7 45 (8.41%) XenDesktop
8 42 (7.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (2.80%) VMware NSX
12 14 (2.62%) DFS Replication
13 12 (2.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (2.24%) NFS
14 11 (2.06%) Docker
15 8 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (1.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.93%) BitLocker
18 5 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 138 (25.79%) SCCM
2 72 (13.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (9.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 45 (8.41%) WSUS
5 43 (8.04%) vCenter Server
6 37 (6.92%) Ansible
6 37 (6.92%) SCOM
7 27 (5.05%) NetBackup
8 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (4.30%) Terraform
10 20 (3.74%) SCVMM
11 14 (2.62%) Puppet
12 11 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (2.06%) SCOrch
13 10 (1.87%) Kubernetes
13 10 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.68%) vRealize
15 8 (1.50%) SCSM
15 8 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 7 (1.31%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 312 (58.32%) Microsoft
2 246 (45.98%) VMware
3 120 (22.43%) Citrix
4 96 (17.94%) Cisco
5 55 (10.28%) HP
6 50 (9.35%) Oracle
7 34 (6.36%) EMC
8 33 (6.17%) NetApp
9 31 (5.79%) Dell
10 29 (5.42%) Veeam
11 21 (3.93%) Red Hat
12 20 (3.74%) SAP
12 20 (3.74%) Sophos
13 19 (3.55%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.36%) McAfee
14 18 (3.36%) Meraki
14 18 (3.36%) Symantec
15 14 (2.62%) Apple
15 14 (2.62%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.62%) Nimble Storage