Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 192 233
Rank change year-on-year -89 +41 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 318 1,156 1,287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.41% 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.57% 6.66% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 789 842
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £201 £154 £165
90th Percentile £525 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 62 94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.18 £28.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +39.38% +24.92%
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.28 £12.55
90th Percentile £60.08 £47.50 £49.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £20.90 £26.61
% change year-on-year +95.02% -21.47% +43.82%

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 6,963 17,346 21,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 21.12% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,153 10,646 13,526
Median daily rate £430 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% -
10th Percentile £160 £143 £163
90th Percentile £613 £600 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -3.23% -0.13% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 1,311 1,489
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% +2.29% -

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 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 16 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 4 December 2020. 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 -81 255 £375 +7.14% 141
UK excluding London -38 206 £350 -3.45% 116
London -7 100 £413 +23.50% 31
South West +22 56 £375 +3.45% 9
Work from Home -109 56 £350 -22.22% 21
Scotland +31 46 £430 +29.81% 5
North of England +7 32 £350 +1.82% 42
South East -24 29 £375 -1.32% 34
North West +18 22 £350 +11.11% 26
Midlands +8 20 £320 -1.54% 14
East of England +12 17 £335 -10.67% 10
West Midlands +16 16 £300 -11.11% 10
Wales +20 7 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £288 -23.33% 12
East Midlands +17 4 £425 +36.00% 4
North East +24 3 £350 - 4

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 240 (75.47%) Windows Server
3 208 (65.41%) Active Directory
4 175 (55.03%) Microsoft
4 175 (55.03%) VMware
5 155 (48.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 130 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 125 (39.31%) PowerShell
8 120 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (35.22%) Security Cleared
10 103 (32.39%) Windows 10
11 99 (31.13%) Azure
12 93 (29.25%) SQL Server
13 92 (28.93%) DNS
14 91 (28.62%) Office 365
15 83 (26.10%) Windows Server 2019
15 83 (26.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 82 (25.79%) SC Cleared
17 70 (22.01%) ITIL
18 67 (21.07%) DHCP
19 66 (20.75%) SCCM
20 62 (19.50%) Migration
21 59 (18.55%) SQL
22 58 (18.24%) VMware ESXi
23 57 (17.92%) Citrix
24 56 (17.61%) Cisco
25 52 (16.35%) SAN
25 52 (16.35%) Windows 7
26 50 (15.72%) MS Exchange
27 49 (15.41%) Hyper-V

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 50 (15.72%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (9.12%) SharePoint
2 29 (9.12%) Skype for Business
3 27 (8.49%) IIS
4 20 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.09%) ArcGIS
6 8 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.20%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.57%) Confluence
10 4 (1.26%) Documentum
11 3 (0.94%) Apache
11 3 (0.94%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.09%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (31.13%) Azure
2 91 (28.62%) Office 365
3 33 (10.38%) AWS
4 25 (7.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (6.92%) PaaS
6 21 (6.60%) IaaS
7 16 (5.03%) SaaS
8 11 (3.46%) GCP
9 10 (3.14%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.89%) GitHub
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.94%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.94%) Route 53
13 2 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 92 (28.93%) DNS
2 67 (21.07%) DHCP
3 52 (16.35%) SAN
4 42 (13.21%) Firewall
5 36 (11.32%) Skype
6 31 (9.75%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.09%) HTTP
7 13 (4.09%) WAN
8 11 (3.46%) SSL
9 10 (3.14%) Kerberos
9 10 (3.14%) LAN
9 10 (3.14%) NetScaler
9 10 (3.14%) VLAN
10 9 (2.83%) Internet
10 9 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.52%) Ethernet
12 7 (2.20%) VoIP
12 7 (2.20%) VPN
12 7 (2.20%) VSAN
13 6 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (29.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.66%) GIS
3 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (4.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (2.83%) QGIS
6 7 (2.20%) Geospatial Data
7 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.94%) MS Access
10 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.94%) Spatial Data
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
1 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (1.89%) Subversion
1 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.57%) JIRA
3 4 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) MSI
5 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (13.52%) Finance
2 23 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.40%) Banking
4 8 (2.52%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Legal
6 4 (1.26%) Back Office
6 4 (1.26%) Front Office
6 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.26%) Military
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 23 (7.23%) Analyst
4 22 (6.92%) Server Engineer
5 21 (6.60%) Support Engineer
5 21 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (5.03%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (4.72%) Integration Engineer
7 15 (4.72%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (4.40%) Administrator
8 14 (4.40%) Consultant
8 14 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (3.77%) Architect
10 12 (3.77%) Developer
11 11 (3.46%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (3.46%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.97%) JSON
2 16 (5.03%) HTML
3 15 (4.72%) CSS
4 14 (4.40%) .NET
5 12 (3.77%) LDAP
5 12 (3.77%) Web Services
6 10 (3.14%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.83%) PostGIS
8 6 (1.89%) Middleware
9 5 (1.57%) CSS3
9 5 (1.57%) HTML5
9 5 (1.57%) REST
10 4 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (1.26%) jQuery
10 4 (1.26%) RESTful
10 4 (1.26%) SOAP
10 4 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.94%) CGI
12 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.12%) Clustering
3 24 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.97%) Replication
5 16 (5.03%) PKI
6 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.20%) NHS
8 7 (2.20%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.20%) User Experience
9 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.89%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 240 (75.47%) Windows Server
3 155 (48.74%) Windows Server 2016
4 120 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (32.39%) Windows 10
6 83 (26.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 52 (16.35%) Windows 7
8 36 (11.32%) Linux
9 21 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.20%) CentOS
13 6 (1.89%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.57%) Solaris
14 5 (1.57%) Unix
15 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.63%) Android
16 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.63%) VMS
17 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (22.01%) ITIL
3 62 (19.50%) Migration
4 30 (9.43%) DevOps
5 28 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (6.60%) High Availability
7 19 (5.97%) Incident Management
7 19 (5.97%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 18 (5.66%) Service Design
9 17 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.72%) Systems Engineering
11 14 (4.40%) Change Management
11 14 (4.40%) Server Management
11 14 (4.40%) Test Scripting
12 13 (4.09%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.09%) Patch Management
12 13 (4.09%) Service Management
13 12 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 125 (39.31%) PowerShell
2 59 (18.55%) SQL
3 22 (6.92%) C#
4 21 (6.60%) C
5 20 (6.29%) Python
6 17 (5.35%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.40%) VB
8 13 (4.09%) Java
9 10 (3.14%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.57%) Perl
12 4 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.26%) VBScript
13 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (35.22%) Security Cleared
2 82 (25.79%) SC Cleared
3 39 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (9.43%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.35%) MCSE
6 14 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (3.46%) MCSA
8 10 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.52%) Degree
10 6 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.26%) CCA
11 4 (1.26%) CCNA
12 3 (0.94%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.94%) MCITP
12 3 (0.94%) VCAP
13 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.31%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.66%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (1.26%) NCSC
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) GMP
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 208 (65.41%) Active Directory
2 130 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (18.24%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (15.41%) Hyper-V
5 39 (12.26%) vSphere
6 31 (9.75%) XenApp
7 20 (6.29%) VMware NSX
8 19 (5.97%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (4.09%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (3.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (2.83%) Docker
14 5 (1.57%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.94%) GeoWebCache
15 3 (0.94%) NFS
15 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 66 (20.75%) SCCM
2 28 (8.81%) Ansible
3 24 (7.55%) SCOM
3 24 (7.55%) WSUS
4 22 (6.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (4.72%) PowerCLI
7 14 (4.40%) Puppet
8 12 (3.77%) vCenter Server
9 10 (3.14%) Terraform
10 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (2.20%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.89%) NetBackup
13 6 (1.89%) SCDPM
14 5 (1.57%) IBM BigFix
15 4 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 175 (55.03%) Microsoft
1 175 (55.03%) VMware
2 57 (17.92%) Citrix
3 56 (17.61%) Cisco
4 42 (13.21%) Oracle
5 40 (12.58%) HP
6 25 (7.86%) Veeam
7 22 (6.92%) Dell
7 22 (6.92%) Red Hat
8 21 (6.60%) EMC
8 21 (6.60%) ESRI
8 21 (6.60%) Lumension
9 20 (6.29%) Sophos
10 19 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 16 (5.03%) McAfee
12 12 (3.77%) 3PAR
12 12 (3.77%) NetApp
13 11 (3.46%) Juniper
14 8 (2.52%) Symantec
15 7 (2.20%) Ivanti