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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
Rank 165 120 129
Rank change year-on-year -45 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 691 1037 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.96% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.44% 9.10% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 627 518
Median daily rate £350 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +7.08% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 68
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £14.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £51.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9283 11396 11367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 21.58% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5904 7042 6467
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £199 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 682 920
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 618 £350 +7.69% 262
London -17 228 £375 - 73
South East -52 135 £350 +16.66% 58
South West -10 61 £338 +2.66% 16
Scotland -6 50 £390 +4.00% 7
Hampshire -29 43 £400 +15.27% 20
North West -36 43 £325 -13.33% 42
East of England -18 41 £300 -14.28% 9
East Midlands +2 37 £255 -18.72% 14
City of London -5 37 £350 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire +6 35 £350 +13.82% 21
Renfrewshire +13 31 £350 -15.04%
Erskine +14 30 £370 -10.19%
West Midlands -9 29 £368 +20.49% 22
Buckinghamshire -5 25 £350 +7.69% 8
Manchester +12 23 £335 +45.65% 26
Bristol +7 23 £425 +15.64% 5
Berkshire +1 23 £381 +50.99% 9
Milton Keynes +1 22 £350 +7.69% 5
West Yorkshire -3 19 £400 +17.64% 14
Surrey -28 17 £350 +12.90% 9
Cambridgeshire +14 16 £300 +8.59% 3
Derbyshire +4 14 £150 -54.71% 1
Derby - 12 £150 -
Gloucestershire +3 11 £140 -53.33% 2
Somerset +6 10 £325 +71.05% 1
North East +1 10 £300 -7.69% 7
Merseyside -2 10 £310 -17.33% 4
Edinburgh -3 10 £305 -10.94% 1
Leicestershire -6 10 £255 -12.06% 5

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1522 (100.00%) Windows
2 1114 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 982 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 940 (61.76%) Active Directory
5 754 (49.54%) Microsoft
6 744 (48.88%) VMware
7 413 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 407 (26.74%) PowerShell
9 388 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 357 (23.46%) SQL Server
11 347 (22.80%) DNS
12 304 (19.97%) Windows 7
13 302 (19.84%) SQL
14 301 (19.78%) MS Exchange
15 296 (19.45%) Citrix
16 277 (18.20%) Security Cleared
17 273 (17.94%) ITIL
18 267 (17.54%) SCCM
19 261 (17.15%) Linux
20 257 (16.89%) MS Excel
21 248 (16.29%) Firewall
22 238 (15.64%) Hyper-V
23 236 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 234 (15.37%) DHCP
25 229 (15.05%) Office 365
26 224 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
27 219 (14.39%) Finance
28 218 (14.32%) Cisco
29 199 (13.07%) Windows 10
30 196 (12.88%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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
1 301 (19.78%) MS Exchange
2 191 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 167 (10.97%) IIS
4 128 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 116 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 96 (6.31%) Skype for Business
7 70 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (1.38%) Apache
10 17 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.85%) Confluence
13 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.72%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.66%) JBoss
16 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 257 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 146 (9.59%) MS Office
3 8 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.39%) MS Project
5 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
3 11 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.46%) Demantra
5 7 (0.46%) SnowdropKCS
6 4 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.13%) assyst
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.066%) Exstream
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.066%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.066%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.066%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.066%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 229 (15.05%) Office 365
2 224 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (2.43%) IaaS
6 24 (1.58%) GitHub
6 24 (1.58%) SaaS
7 16 (1.05%) PaaS
8 12 (0.79%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.20%) Mailgun
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.13%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 347 (22.80%) DNS
2 248 (16.29%) Firewall
3 234 (15.37%) DHCP
4 175 (11.50%) SAN
5 139 (9.13%) TCP/IP
6 130 (8.54%) LAN
7 107 (7.03%) WAN
8 75 (4.93%) VPN
9 69 (4.53%) NAS
10 68 (4.47%) Internet
11 56 (3.68%) Skype
12 53 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
13 50 (3.29%) NetScaler
14 46 (3.02%) VLAN
15 45 (2.96%) Wireless
16 41 (2.69%) SSL
17 39 (2.56%) VoIP
18 33 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (1.91%) LDAP
20 25 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 151 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 78 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 44 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (1.31%) MySQL
11 20 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.53%) MongoDB
18 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 49 (3.22%) Git (software)
1 49 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.69%) TeamCity
4 30 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 29 (1.91%) MSI
6 21 (1.38%) JIRA
7 13 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (0.72%) Selenium
9 10 (0.66%) HP UFT
9 10 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (0.66%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.53%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.46%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.46%) StarTeam
12 6 (0.39%) Ant
12 6 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.39%) TestNG
General
1 219 (14.39%) Finance
2 42 (2.76%) Manufacturing
3 38 (2.50%) Retail
4 37 (2.43%) Banking
5 35 (2.30%) Law
6 30 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.64%) Legal
8 23 (1.51%) Back Office
9 16 (1.05%) Local Government
10 15 (0.99%) Marketing
11 12 (0.79%) Games
12 11 (0.72%) Electronics
13 10 (0.66%) Advertising
14 8 (0.53%) Publishing
15 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.39%) Military
16 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 209 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 148 (9.72%) Analyst
2 148 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 147 (9.66%) Windows Engineer
4 122 (8.02%) Consultant
5 102 (6.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 99 (6.50%) Architect
6 99 (6.50%) Server Engineer
7 86 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 86 (5.65%) Administrator
8 74 (4.86%) Systems Engineer
9 71 (4.66%) Support Analyst
10 63 (4.14%) VMware Engineer
11 62 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 60 (3.94%) IT Support
13 48 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
14 47 (3.09%) Active Directory Engineer
15 46 (3.02%) IT Engineer
16 43 (2.83%) PowerShell Engineer
17 42 (2.76%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.24%) .NET
2 40 (2.63%) Web Services
3 20 (1.31%) XML
4 18 (1.18%) HTML
5 14 (0.92%) CSS
6 13 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.66%) Software Packaging
8 9 (0.59%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.59%) SAML
9 8 (0.53%) JSON
9 8 (0.53%) Middleware
9 8 (0.53%) MSMQ
9 8 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.46%) Java EE
10 7 (0.46%) MCollective
11 6 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.39%) REST
12 5 (0.33%) ADSI
12 5 (0.33%) HTML5
12 5 (0.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 128 (8.41%) Clustering
2 121 (7.95%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.35%) PKI
4 51 (3.35%) Replication
5 48 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 24 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.51%) Blackberry
8 23 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.25%) EMC VNX
11 13 (0.85%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.72%) EPoS
12 11 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.66%) iPad
14 9 (0.59%) Handset
14 9 (0.59%) iPhone
15 8 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1522 (100.00%) Windows
2 1114 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 982 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 388 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 304 (19.97%) Windows 7
6 261 (17.15%) Linux
7 199 (13.07%) Windows 10
8 114 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 86 (5.65%) Unix
11 67 (4.40%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.17%) Android
13 27 (1.77%) AIX
14 21 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.31%) CentOS
16 17 (1.12%) SUSE
16 17 (1.12%) Windows Vista
17 16 (1.05%) HPUX
18 15 (0.99%) Apple iOS
19 14 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (17.94%) ITIL
2 189 (12.42%) Migration
3 93 (6.11%) Change Management
4 83 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (4.86%) DevOps
6 67 (4.40%) Project Management
7 66 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 60 (3.94%) Configuration Management
9 58 (3.81%) Service Management
10 52 (3.42%) Problem Management
11 47 (3.09%) Incident Management
12 44 (2.89%) High Availability
12 44 (2.89%) Service Delivery
13 42 (2.76%) Patch Management
14 40 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (2.50%) Time Management
16 37 (2.43%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (2.30%) Server Building
18 34 (2.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 34 (2.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 407 (26.74%) PowerShell
2 302 (19.84%) SQL
3 65 (4.27%) C#
4 52 (3.42%) VBScript
5 49 (3.22%) VB
6 34 (2.23%) Python
7 31 (2.04%) Java
8 29 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.51%) XAML
10 21 (1.38%) Perl
11 19 (1.25%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.18%) C
12 18 (1.18%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.79%) REXX
15 12 (0.79%) Tcl
16 10 (0.66%) F#
16 10 (0.66%) PHP
16 10 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 277 (18.20%) Security Cleared
2 236 (15.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 196 (12.88%) SC Cleared
4 149 (9.79%) MCSE
5 71 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (4.40%) MCSA
7 64 (4.20%) Degree
7 64 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 63 (4.14%) MCITP
9 59 (3.88%) MCP
10 58 (3.81%) DV Cleared
11 54 (3.55%) CCNA
12 40 (2.63%) DBS Check
13 31 (2.04%) CCNP
14 29 (1.91%) MCTS
15 22 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.92%) CCA
18 11 (0.72%) CCIE
18 11 (0.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.27%) SLA
2 19 (1.25%) JSP 440
2 19 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.85%) QA
5 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.46%) GDPR
7 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.20%) PMO
9 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.066%) GCP
10 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.066%) RMADS
System Software
1 940 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 413 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (15.64%) Hyper-V
4 157 (10.32%) XenApp
5 153 (10.05%) vSphere
6 112 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (5.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 82 (5.39%) VMware ESX
9 71 (4.66%) XenDesktop
10 55 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
13 23 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.92%) Docker
14 14 (0.92%) XenServer
15 11 (0.72%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.72%) DFS Replication
15 11 (0.72%) Firmware
16 10 (0.66%) UAG
17 9 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 267 (17.54%) SCCM
2 83 (5.45%) SCOM
3 76 (4.99%) WSUS
4 63 (4.14%) Puppet
5 48 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 44 (2.89%) NetBackup
7 31 (2.04%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 26 (1.71%) Ansible
9 26 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 24 (1.58%) vRealize
11 23 (1.51%) PowerCLI
12 22 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 21 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (1.31%) AirWatch
15 18 (1.18%) Nessus
16 17 (1.12%) Nagios
17 15 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 754 (49.54%) Microsoft
2 744 (48.88%) VMware
3 296 (19.45%) Citrix
4 218 (14.32%) Cisco
5 192 (12.61%) HP
6 119 (7.82%) Red Hat
7 93 (6.11%) Oracle
7 93 (6.11%) Symantec
8 86 (5.65%) NetApp
9 65 (4.27%) Dell
10 55 (3.61%) Apple
10 55 (3.61%) Intel Security
11 52 (3.42%) EMC
12 36 (2.37%) IBM
12 36 (2.37%) Veeam
13 32 (2.10%) Sophos
14 30 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 24 (1.58%) SAP
15 24 (1.58%) Splunk
16 23 (1.51%) Veritas
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