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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 127 122
Rank change year-on-year -39 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 703 1048 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.95% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 8.42% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 653 616
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 76
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.04% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +2.38%  

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 9853 12453 12199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.92% 23.12% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6118 7827 7138
Median daily rate £403 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 658 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 -31 640 £325 -7.14% 223
London -37 227 £325 -13.33% 67
South East +6 165 £335 -5.63% 49
North West +6 56 £300 -11.11% 33
South West -19 51 £325 -7.14% 22
Scotland -26 50 £350 +0.71% 11
Hampshire -24 42 £338 -20.58% 14
Yorkshire +3 39 £325 - 18
West Midlands +13 34 £275 -16.66% 15
East Midlands +2 33 £253 -32.66% 6
East of England -19 30 £375 -3.22% 10
Berkshire +30 28 £343 +9.60% 7
Surrey +8 28 £360 -4.00% 7
City of London -26 25 £338 -15.62% 14
Buckinghamshire -2 24 £375 +30.43% 9
Leicestershire +9 23 £253 -32.66%
Manchester +4 22 £440 +35.38% 17
Milton Keynes +1 20 £469 +29.31% 5
South Yorkshire +19 19 £325 +22.64% 1
Erskine +16 18 £400 +11.11%
Renfrewshire +15 18 £400 +11.11%
Leicester +12 18 £255 -44.86%
Kent +8 17 £365 +15.87% 6
Edinburgh -10 16 £375 +4.16% 6
West Yorkshire +4 15 £338 -6.25% 15
Bristol -9 15 £334 -4.71% 11
North East +37 14 £400 +70.21% 2
Sheffield +17 14 £413 +24.06%
Hook +9 13 £333 -0.74% 1
Cheshire +1 13 £300 -16.66% 10

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1404 (100.00%) Windows
2 1007 (71.72%) Windows Server
3 864 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 842 (59.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 646 (46.01%) VMware
6 629 (44.80%) Microsoft
7 437 (31.13%) PowerShell
8 372 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 320 (22.79%) SQL Server
10 310 (22.08%) MS Exchange
11 309 (22.01%) DNS
12 296 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 275 (19.59%) SQL
14 274 (19.52%) Windows 7
15 261 (18.59%) Office 365
16 256 (18.23%) ITIL
17 255 (18.16%) Citrix
18 246 (17.52%) Security Cleared
19 245 (17.45%) Hyper-V
19 245 (17.45%) Linux
20 241 (17.17%) SCCM
21 235 (16.74%) Cisco
22 234 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
23 229 (16.31%) Migration
24 223 (15.88%) HP
25 218 (15.53%) Windows 10
26 212 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2010
27 210 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
28 202 (14.39%) Finance
29 200 (14.25%) DHCP

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
1 310 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 212 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (12.39%) IIS
4 154 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 107 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 74 (5.27%) Skype for Business
7 59 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (1.92%) Tomcat
10 24 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.64%) JBoss
12 13 (0.93%) Apache
12 13 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.85%) WildFly
14 11 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.78%) Confluence
14 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.57%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 137 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) Stata
6 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
8 3 (0.21%) Demantra
8 3 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
9 2 (0.14%) Bankmaster
9 2 (0.14%) Primavera
9 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.071%) Exstream
10 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.071%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.071%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 261 (18.59%) Office 365
2 234 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.78%) IaaS
6 16 (1.14%) SaaS
7 13 (0.93%) GitHub
7 13 (0.93%) PaaS
8 12 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.21%) Mailgun
11 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.14%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.071%) Route 53
13 1 (0.071%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 309 (22.01%) DNS
2 200 (14.25%) DHCP
3 199 (14.17%) Firewall
4 196 (13.96%) SAN
5 164 (11.68%) LAN
6 135 (9.62%) WAN
7 101 (7.19%) TCP/IP
8 73 (5.20%) VPN
9 71 (5.06%) NAS
10 49 (3.49%) Internet
11 46 (3.28%) Skype
12 41 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
12 41 (2.92%) Wireless
13 38 (2.71%) VoIP
14 37 (2.64%) SSL
14 37 (2.64%) VLAN
15 36 (2.56%) NetScaler
16 34 (2.42%) LDAP
17 28 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 150 (10.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 91 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 45 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 43 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 33 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
10 27 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 27 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.00%) MySQL
14 13 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 76 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 34 (2.42%) TeamCity
4 32 (2.28%) Jenkins
5 27 (1.92%) MSI
6 24 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.35%) HP UFT
7 19 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
7 19 (1.35%) Selenium
7 19 (1.35%) SpecFlow
8 16 (1.14%) Eclipse
9 15 (1.07%) SoapUI
9 15 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.93%) Ant
10 13 (0.93%) TestNG
10 13 (0.93%) Toad
11 11 (0.78%) JIRA
12 10 (0.71%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 202 (14.39%) Finance
2 87 (6.20%) Banking
3 35 (2.49%) Retail
4 32 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.57%) Law
7 19 (1.35%) Back Office
8 18 (1.28%) Legal
9 17 (1.21%) Marketing
10 14 (1.00%) Electronics
10 14 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.78%) Military
12 8 (0.57%) Games
13 7 (0.50%) Local Government
14 5 (0.36%) Advertising
14 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.28%) Publishing
16 3 (0.21%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) French Language
17 2 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 187 (13.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 175 (12.46%) Analyst
3 151 (10.75%) Support Engineer
4 133 (9.47%) Windows Engineer
5 120 (8.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 97 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 88 (6.27%) Server Engineer
8 85 (6.05%) Administrator
8 85 (6.05%) Consultant
9 67 (4.77%) Systems Engineer
10 66 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 62 (4.42%) Architect
12 56 (3.99%) PowerShell Engineer
13 53 (3.77%) Support Analyst
14 51 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 51 (3.63%) VMware Engineer
15 49 (3.49%) Active Directory Engineer
16 48 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
17 43 (3.06%) IT Support
17 43 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (7.69%) .NET
2 40 (2.85%) Web Services
3 20 (1.42%) XML
4 18 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.28%) Middleware
5 16 (1.14%) HTML
6 14 (1.00%) CSS
7 9 (0.64%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.64%) SAML
8 8 (0.57%) JSON
9 7 (0.50%) SOAP
9 7 (0.50%) XSLT
10 5 (0.36%) ADSI
10 5 (0.36%) REST
10 5 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.28%) Java EE
11 4 (0.28%) jQuery
11 4 (0.28%) LAMP
11 4 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 98 (6.98%) Clustering
3 83 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.70%) Replication
5 33 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.28%) PKI
7 30 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 27 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.50%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.14%) EPoS
11 14 (1.00%) EMC VNX
12 13 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.64%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.64%) iPhone
13 9 (0.64%) Thin Client
13 9 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1404 (100.00%) Windows
2 1007 (71.72%) Windows Server
3 842 (59.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 296 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 274 (19.52%) Windows 7
6 245 (17.45%) Linux
7 218 (15.53%) Windows 10
8 98 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 85 (6.05%) Unix
11 51 (3.63%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.28%) CentOS
13 29 (2.07%) Android
14 20 (1.42%) AIX
15 16 (1.14%) SUSE
16 15 (1.07%) Solaris
16 15 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 14 (1.00%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.93%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (18.23%) ITIL
2 229 (16.31%) Migration
3 96 (6.84%) Project Management
4 95 (6.77%) Change Management
5 85 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 77 (5.48%) DevOps
8 72 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 62 (4.42%) Service Management
10 49 (3.49%) High Availability
10 49 (3.49%) ITIL V3
11 48 (3.42%) Incident Management
12 45 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (3.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 42 (2.99%) Patch Management
15 41 (2.92%) Service Delivery
15 41 (2.92%) Virtual Environments
16 40 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (2.71%) Continuous Delivery
18 35 (2.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 437 (31.13%) PowerShell
2 275 (19.59%) SQL
3 71 (5.06%) VBScript
4 68 (4.84%) C#
5 50 (3.56%) Java
6 49 (3.49%) VB
7 32 (2.28%) XAML
8 31 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 31 (2.21%) Python
9 25 (1.78%) Perl
9 25 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.42%) C
12 19 (1.35%) F#
13 14 (1.00%) REXX
13 14 (1.00%) Tcl
14 13 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.93%) Ruby
15 12 (0.85%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 246 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 210 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 181 (12.89%) SC Cleared
4 135 (9.62%) MCSE
5 61 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (4.34%) MCP
6 59 (4.20%) MCSA
7 58 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (3.99%) Degree
9 52 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 47 (3.35%) CCNA
11 43 (3.06%) MCITP
12 25 (1.78%) CCNP
13 23 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.42%) MCTS
16 16 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (1.14%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.07%) ISEB
18 10 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.49%) SLA
2 21 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.00%) QA
4 12 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.50%) GDPR
7 7 (0.50%) PMO
8 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.071%) GMP
11 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 864 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 372 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (17.45%) Hyper-V
4 134 (9.54%) vSphere
5 112 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
6 108 (7.69%) XenApp
7 61 (4.34%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
9 49 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.35%) DFS Replication
13 16 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (1.07%) VMware Server
15 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.78%) Docker
17 10 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (0.57%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 241 (17.17%) SCCM
2 76 (5.41%) SCOM
3 65 (4.63%) WSUS
4 51 (3.63%) NetBackup
4 51 (3.63%) Puppet
5 41 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (2.78%) vCenter Server
7 30 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 29 (2.07%) AirWatch
9 28 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 27 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (1.64%) vRealize
12 21 (1.50%) BladeLogic
13 20 (1.42%) Ansible
13 20 (1.42%) PowerCLI
14 18 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
14 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (1.14%) Nagios
16 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 646 (46.01%) VMware
2 629 (44.80%) Microsoft
3 255 (18.16%) Citrix
4 235 (16.74%) Cisco
5 223 (15.88%) HP
6 114 (8.12%) Red Hat
7 92 (6.55%) NetApp
8 86 (6.13%) Symantec
9 85 (6.05%) Oracle
10 73 (5.20%) Dell
11 52 (3.70%) McAfee
12 49 (3.49%) EMC
13 47 (3.35%) Apple
14 46 (3.28%) Sophos
15 43 (3.06%) Veeam
16 29 (2.07%) IBM
16 29 (2.07%) SAP
17 27 (1.92%) ServiceNow
18 24 (1.71%) Veritas
19 22 (1.57%) 3PAR
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