Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 197 222
Rank change year-on-year -109 +25 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 375 948 1,270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.39% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.64% 6.74% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 713 848
Median daily rate £400 £370 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.48% +8.31%
10th Percentile £203 £153 £155
90th Percentile £525 £505 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -32.77% +58.67%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.75 £12.51
90th Percentile £61.25 £44.51 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +42.50% - +29.03%

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 8,087 14,070 20,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 20.60% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,223 8,972 13,057
Median daily rate £440 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £165 £136 £158
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £400
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 1,063 1,255
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.83 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -110 270 £375 +1.35% 147
UK excluding London -50 230 £350 -6.67% 132
London -45 108 £450 +28.57% 25
Work from Home -143 90 £429 -4.77% 23
Scotland +27 60 £375 - 4
South East -16 51 £375 -6.25% 32
South West -4 40 £340 -15.00% 15
North of England -24 26 £350 -6.67% 45
Midlands +8 21 £300 -4.00% 22
Wales +20 18 £375 +25.00% 4
North West +8 16 £363 -3.33% 26
West Midlands +7 16 £288 -10.16% 13
East of England 0 13 £313 -13.79% 8
Yorkshire +6 8 £286 -28.44% 14
East Midlands +13 5 £350 +12.00% 9
North East +12 2 £350 -28.57% 5
Northern Ireland +4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 375 (100.00%) Windows
2 305 (81.33%) Windows Server
3 243 (64.80%) Active Directory
4 200 (53.33%) VMware
5 197 (52.53%) Microsoft
6 188 (50.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 157 (41.87%) PowerShell
8 142 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 140 (37.33%) Microsoft 365
10 133 (35.47%) Azure
11 132 (35.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 131 (34.93%) Windows 10
13 115 (30.67%) Security Cleared
14 105 (28.00%) DNS
15 97 (25.87%) Windows Server 2019
16 95 (25.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 95 (25.33%) SQL Server
17 88 (23.47%) Migration
18 87 (23.20%) SCCM
19 83 (22.13%) MS Exchange
20 82 (21.87%) SC Cleared
21 74 (19.73%) Linux
22 72 (19.20%) ITIL
23 65 (17.33%) Cisco
24 63 (16.80%) Citrix
25 62 (16.53%) DHCP
26 59 (15.73%) Hyper-V
27 52 (13.87%) Windows 7
28 51 (13.60%) VMware ESXi
29 50 (13.33%) 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 83 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 50 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 39 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (9.60%) IIS
5 29 (7.73%) Skype for Business
6 26 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (3.73%) ArcGIS
8 14 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.07%) Apache
11 4 (1.07%) Documentum
12 3 (0.80%) Confluence
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.53%) Drupal
13 2 (0.53%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.73%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.07%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) assyst
2 2 (0.53%) Salerio
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 140 (37.33%) Microsoft 365
2 133 (35.47%) Azure
3 38 (10.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (7.47%) AWS
5 17 (4.53%) IaaS
6 15 (4.00%) PaaS
7 12 (3.20%) SaaS
8 8 (2.13%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.33%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.33%) Yammer
10 4 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.80%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.80%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.53%) GCP
12 2 (0.53%) GitHub
12 2 (0.53%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 105 (28.00%) DNS
2 62 (16.53%) DHCP
3 45 (12.00%) SAN
4 41 (10.93%) Firewall
5 34 (9.07%) Skype
6 29 (7.73%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.80%) LAN
7 18 (4.80%) WAAS
7 18 (4.80%) WAN
8 17 (4.53%) VSAN
9 15 (4.00%) VPN
10 13 (3.47%) NetScaler
11 11 (2.93%) VLAN
12 8 (2.13%) FTP
12 8 (2.13%) SSL
13 7 (1.87%) Internet
13 7 (1.87%) NAS
13 7 (1.87%) SMTP
14 5 (1.33%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.13%) GIS
4 8 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.53%) MySQL
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.53%) Power BI
10 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.27%) MS Access
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.13%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.80%) JIRA
6 2 (0.53%) MSI
6 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.27%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (13.07%) Finance
2 46 (12.27%) Public Sector
3 15 (4.00%) Banking
4 7 (1.87%) Back Office
5 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.33%) Front Office
6 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.07%) Legal
7 4 (1.07%) Retail
8 3 (0.80%) Electronics
8 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) International Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (8.27%) Architect
3 27 (7.20%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (5.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (5.60%) Analyst
6 21 (5.60%) Consultant
6 21 (5.60%) Wintel Engineer
7 19 (5.07%) Administrator
7 19 (5.07%) Server Engineer
8 17 (4.53%) IT Support
9 16 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
10 15 (4.00%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
11 13 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.47%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.20%) Infrastructure Support
12 12 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.60%) Middleware
2 15 (4.00%) CSS
2 15 (4.00%) HTML
3 13 (3.47%) jQuery
4 10 (2.67%) REST
5 9 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.87%) Django
6 7 (1.87%) JSON
7 6 (1.60%) LDAP
8 4 (1.07%) .NET
9 3 (0.80%) CGI
9 3 (0.80%) Web Services
10 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.53%) CSS3
10 2 (0.53%) Java EE
10 2 (0.53%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.53%) SOAP
10 2 (0.53%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.53%) Clustering
2 38 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.60%) EMC VNX
4 17 (4.53%) Replication
5 15 (4.00%) NHS
6 13 (3.47%) PKI
7 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.33%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.07%) CMDB
8 4 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 375 (100.00%) Windows
2 305 (81.33%) Windows Server
3 188 (50.13%) Windows Server 2016
4 132 (35.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (34.93%) Windows 10
6 97 (25.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 74 (19.73%) Linux
8 52 (13.87%) Windows 7
9 36 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 36 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (4.80%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.47%) CentOS
12 12 (3.20%) Unix
13 9 (2.40%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.60%) Android
14 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.33%) VMS
15 5 (1.33%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 88 (23.47%) Migration
3 72 (19.20%) ITIL
4 33 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (6.93%) DevOps
5 26 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (5.60%) Test Scripting
7 19 (5.07%) High Availability
8 17 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.53%) Data Migration
8 17 (4.53%) Load Balancing
9 16 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.73%) Change Management
10 14 (3.73%) Patch Management
10 14 (3.73%) Service Design
11 13 (3.47%) Project Delivery
11 13 (3.47%) Systems Engineering
12 12 (3.20%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.20%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (3.20%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (41.87%) PowerShell
2 49 (13.07%) SQL
3 28 (7.47%) Python
4 21 (5.60%) C
5 19 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.27%) VB
7 9 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.60%) VBScript
10 4 (1.07%) C#
10 4 (1.07%) Java
11 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.53%) Perl
12 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 82 (21.87%) SC Cleared
3 41 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (8.27%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.87%) MCSE
6 16 (4.27%) Degree
7 13 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.13%) MCSA
10 5 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.33%) VCAP
11 4 (1.07%) CCA
11 4 (1.07%) CCNA
11 4 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.07%) MCITP
12 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.53%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.87%) SLA
2 6 (1.60%) GDPR
3 4 (1.07%) GMP
3 4 (1.07%) QA
3 4 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 243 (64.80%) Active Directory
2 142 (37.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (15.73%) Hyper-V
4 51 (13.60%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (10.93%) vSphere
6 27 (7.20%) XenApp
7 20 (5.33%) VMware NSX
8 18 (4.80%) XenDesktop
9 15 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.60%) Docker
12 6 (1.60%) vCloud
13 5 (1.33%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 87 (23.20%) SCCM
2 33 (8.80%) Microsoft Clustering
2 33 (8.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (8.27%) Ansible
4 21 (5.60%) SCOM
5 20 (5.33%) WSUS
6 19 (5.07%) vCenter Server
7 18 (4.80%) IBM BigFix
7 18 (4.80%) vRealize
8 14 (3.73%) PowerCLI
9 12 (3.20%) Puppet
10 10 (2.67%) Terraform
11 8 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (2.13%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.60%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 5 (1.33%) Backup Exec
14 5 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 200 (53.33%) VMware
2 197 (52.53%) Microsoft
3 65 (17.33%) Cisco
4 63 (16.80%) Citrix
5 43 (11.47%) EMC
6 34 (9.07%) HP
6 34 (9.07%) Oracle
7 33 (8.80%) Red Hat
8 31 (8.27%) Dell
9 21 (5.60%) Lumension
9 21 (5.60%) Sophos
10 14 (3.73%) ESRI
10 14 (3.73%) IBM
10 14 (3.73%) McAfee
10 14 (3.73%) NetApp
10 14 (3.73%) Symantec
11 13 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.20%) Veeam
13 9 (2.40%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.40%) IronPort