Period
to 20 October 2017

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 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 145 128
Rank change year-on-year -30 -17 +62
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1493 1944 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.83% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.21% 8.31% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1298 1260
UK median daily rate £325 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +4.55% -2.22%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £190
90th Percentile £488 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 149
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +2.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +13.51% -22.92%

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 20703 23389 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.01% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14712 14493
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £203 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1232 1294 1940
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor 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 2017. 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 -14 1347 £325 -7.14% 218
UK excluding London -27 990 £325 - 175
London -43 491 £340 -9.33% 55
South East +7 377 £333 +2.31% 49
North of England -42 170 £320 -1.54% 51
Midlands +52 137 £290 -14.07% 33
South West -5 110 £325 - 18
Scotland -40 106 £350 +9.38% 7
North West -33 86 £300 -14.29% 32
East Midlands +37 78 £288 -23.33% 14
East of England -22 78 £260 -13.33% 12
West Midlands +13 59 £295 -10.61% 19
Yorkshire -32 51 £275 -8.71% 14
North East +3 33 £362 +9.55% 5
Wales -5 24 £324 -33.59% 5
Northern Ireland -45 6 £325 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1493 (100.00%) Windows
2 1015 (67.98%) Windows Server
3 966 (64.70%) Active Directory
4 850 (56.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 771 (51.64%) VMware
6 645 (43.20%) Microsoft
7 437 (29.27%) PowerShell
8 384 (25.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 327 (21.90%) Office 365
10 320 (21.43%) Citrix
11 311 (20.83%) DNS
11 311 (20.83%) SQL Server
12 299 (20.03%) MS Exchange
13 280 (18.75%) Windows 7
14 263 (17.62%) Cisco
15 259 (17.35%) SCCM
16 255 (17.08%) Migration
17 254 (17.01%) Linux
18 251 (16.81%) SQL
19 248 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 242 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
21 241 (16.14%) Hyper-V
22 240 (16.08%) Windows 10
23 233 (15.61%) ITIL
23 233 (15.61%) DHCP
24 230 (15.41%) SAN
25 227 (15.20%) Finance
26 215 (14.40%) Firewall
27 214 (14.33%) HP
28 207 (13.86%) Security Cleared

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
1 299 (20.03%) MS Exchange
2 195 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 148 (9.91%) IIS
4 116 (7.77%) SharePoint
5 112 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (5.76%) Skype for Business
7 41 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 35 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (1.94%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.47%) JBoss
12 21 (1.41%) OpenStack
13 17 (1.14%) WildFly
14 14 (0.94%) CMS
14 14 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (0.74%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.60%) Apache
19 8 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 131 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Stata
6 1 (0.067%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.067%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.067%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.067%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.20%) Eikon
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.13%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.13%) Primavera
6 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 327 (21.90%) Office 365
2 248 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.07%) IaaS
6 11 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.54%) PaaS
8 8 (0.54%) Route 53
9 7 (0.47%) G Suite
10 5 (0.33%) GitHub
10 5 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.27%) HP Helion
11 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.27%) SaaS
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.067%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.067%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 311 (20.83%) DNS
2 233 (15.61%) DHCP
3 230 (15.41%) SAN
4 215 (14.40%) Firewall
5 171 (11.45%) LAN
6 152 (10.18%) WAN
7 120 (8.04%) TCP/IP
8 100 (6.70%) VPN
9 72 (4.82%) Skype
10 56 (3.75%) NAS
10 56 (3.75%) VoIP
11 47 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
11 47 (3.15%) VLAN
12 45 (3.01%) LDAP
13 42 (2.81%) Internet
14 39 (2.61%) NetScaler
14 39 (2.61%) Wireless
15 31 (2.08%) Network Security
16 27 (1.81%) MPLS
16 27 (1.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 76 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 35 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.00%) MySQL
10 15 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.74%) EDRMS
14 11 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.27%) MSI
6 16 (1.07%) Eclipse
7 15 (1.00%) Ant
8 13 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (0.80%) HP UFT
9 12 (0.80%) Selenium
9 12 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 12 (0.80%) SpecFlow
9 12 (0.80%) TestNG
10 11 (0.74%) Metasploit
11 10 (0.67%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.67%) Toad
12 9 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.54%) Artifactory
General
1 227 (15.20%) Finance
2 120 (8.04%) Banking
3 38 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.21%) Retail
5 29 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.14%) Advertising
6 17 (1.14%) Publishing
7 16 (1.07%) Electronics
7 16 (1.07%) Marketing
8 15 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.80%) Legal
10 9 (0.60%) Military
11 8 (0.54%) French Language
12 6 (0.40%) Back Office
12 6 (0.40%) Law
13 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.33%) Retail Finance
14 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 230 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (15.00%) Analyst
3 165 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 120 (8.04%) Windows Engineer
5 119 (7.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 105 (7.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 97 (6.50%) Administrator
8 96 (6.43%) Server Engineer
9 82 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 80 (5.36%) Support Analyst
11 77 (5.16%) Consultant
12 69 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
13 54 (3.62%) Architect
13 54 (3.62%) Desktop Support
13 54 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 54 (3.62%) Server Support
14 52 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
15 51 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
16 49 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 49 (3.28%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.55%) .NET
2 55 (3.68%) Web Services
3 31 (2.08%) XML
4 20 (1.34%) Middleware
5 15 (1.00%) HTML
6 14 (0.94%) XSLT
7 10 (0.67%) X-Windows
8 9 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.60%) CSS
8 9 (0.60%) JSON
9 8 (0.54%) jQuery
9 8 (0.54%) YAML
10 7 (0.47%) WPF
11 6 (0.40%) Java EE
11 6 (0.40%) REST
12 5 (0.33%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.33%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.27%) RESTful
14 3 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
14 3 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.31%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.89%) Clustering
4 48 (3.22%) Replication
5 44 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.61%) PKI
7 30 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 25 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 25 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.61%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.41%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.34%) EMC VNX
13 19 (1.27%) Fat Client
13 19 (1.27%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (0.67%) CMDB
16 10 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1493 (100.00%) Windows
2 1015 (67.98%) Windows Server
3 850 (56.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 280 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 254 (17.01%) Linux
6 242 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 240 (16.08%) Windows 10
8 105 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 88 (5.89%) Windows 8
10 70 (4.69%) Unix
11 28 (1.88%) Windows XP
12 25 (1.67%) CentOS
13 23 (1.54%) Android
14 20 (1.34%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.27%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.14%) AIX
17 15 (1.00%) Solaris
18 12 (0.80%) VMS
19 10 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (17.08%) Migration
2 233 (15.61%) ITIL
3 86 (5.76%) Project Management
4 83 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (5.36%) Configuration Management
6 75 (5.02%) Change Management
7 74 (4.96%) DevOps
8 63 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (3.68%) Service Delivery
10 54 (3.62%) Incident Management
11 53 (3.55%) Problem Management
12 47 (3.15%) Virtual Environments
13 44 (2.95%) High Availability
13 44 (2.95%) Task Automation
14 41 (2.75%) Service Management
15 39 (2.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 35 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (2.21%) Load Balancing
19 32 (2.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 437 (29.27%) PowerShell
2 251 (16.81%) SQL
3 63 (4.22%) VBScript
4 56 (3.75%) Java
5 43 (2.88%) C#
5 43 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 33 (2.21%) Perl
7 26 (1.74%) Python
8 22 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.87%) VB
11 12 (0.80%) F#
12 11 (0.74%) C
12 11 (0.74%) Ruby
13 7 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.33%) PHP
16 3 (0.20%) AWK
16 3 (0.20%) VBA
17 2 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 207 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 189 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 137 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 131 (8.77%) MCSE
5 73 (4.89%) MCSA
6 59 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 52 (3.48%) DV Cleared
7 52 (3.48%) MCP
8 42 (2.81%) Degree
9 39 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (2.41%) CCNA
11 27 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.54%) MCITP
13 22 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 22 (1.47%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.34%) CCNP
15 16 (1.07%) ISEB
16 13 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.74%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.62%) SLA
2 18 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.87%) QA
5 11 (0.74%) GDPR
6 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
9 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.067%) GMP
9 1 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.067%) MiFID
9 1 (0.067%) PMBOK
System Software
1 966 (64.70%) Active Directory
2 384 (25.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (16.14%) Hyper-V
4 174 (11.65%) VMware ESXi
5 172 (11.52%) vSphere
6 140 (9.38%) XenApp
7 61 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 47 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.34%) DFS Replication
11 20 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.07%) Docker
13 15 (1.00%) VMware NSX
13 15 (1.00%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.87%) XenServer
15 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.67%) Samba
15 10 (0.67%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.54%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 259 (17.35%) SCCM
2 101 (6.76%) SCOM
3 63 (4.22%) NetBackup
4 53 (3.55%) WSUS
5 45 (3.01%) vCenter Server
6 43 (2.88%) Puppet
7 39 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (2.28%) AirWatch
9 31 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 30 (2.01%) Ansible
10 30 (2.01%) PowerCLI
11 27 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 21 (1.41%) vRealize
15 20 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
16 15 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
16 15 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 14 (0.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 771 (51.64%) VMware
2 645 (43.20%) Microsoft
3 320 (21.43%) Citrix
4 263 (17.62%) Cisco
5 214 (14.33%) HP
6 105 (7.03%) Symantec
7 98 (6.56%) NetApp
8 91 (6.10%) Oracle
9 89 (5.96%) Red Hat
10 69 (4.62%) Dell
11 62 (4.15%) McAfee
12 58 (3.88%) EMC
13 50 (3.35%) Veeam
14 47 (3.15%) Sophos
15 42 (2.81%) Apple
16 41 (2.75%) IBM
17 32 (2.14%) 3PAR
18 31 (2.08%) F5
19 30 (2.01%) Juniper
20 28 (1.88%) CommVault