Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 132 117
Rank change year-on-year -42 -15 +78
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1449 2083 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.92% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.23% 8.60% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 1339 1349
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £163 £206 £198
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year -1.52% - +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 157
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% - -2.33%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -21.43% +4.04% -5.01%

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 20034 24233 24484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 22.31% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 15290 14305
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1282 1942
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 18 August 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 18 August 2017.

Contractor 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 18 August 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 -41 1298 £325 -7.14% 280
UK excluding London -38 962 £325 -1.52% 224
London -39 473 £350 -6.67% 72
South East -21 328 £325 -6.34% 51
North of England -38 180 £300 -7.69% 69
Midlands +15 145 £295 -9.92% 32
South West -16 117 £350 +1.45% 32
Scotland -19 116 £375 +5.63% 11
North West -42 97 £300 -13.67% 39
East Midlands +9 75 £288 -13.21% 11
West Midlands +14 70 £313 -5.30% 21
East of England -33 70 £375 +7.91% 24
Yorkshire -16 61 £313 +4.17% 26
North East +10 22 £400 +48.15% 4
Wales -6 18 £311 -11.07% 5
Northern Ireland -42 7 £288 -4.17%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1449 (100.00%) Windows
2 1005 (69.36%) Windows Server
3 881 (60.80%) Active Directory
4 799 (55.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 681 (47.00%) VMware
6 644 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 458 (31.61%) PowerShell
8 354 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 324 (22.36%) SQL Server
10 302 (20.84%) Office 365
11 297 (20.50%) MS Exchange
12 289 (19.94%) DNS
13 286 (19.74%) Citrix
14 280 (19.32%) SQL
15 273 (18.84%) Windows 7
16 269 (18.56%) Cisco
17 267 (18.43%) Migration
18 259 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
19 255 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 255 (17.60%) SCCM
20 253 (17.46%) Hyper-V
21 248 (17.12%) ITIL
22 242 (16.70%) Windows 10
23 241 (16.63%) Linux
24 239 (16.49%) SAN
25 232 (16.01%) Finance
26 222 (15.32%) HP
27 208 (14.35%) DHCP
28 204 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
28 204 (14.08%) 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
1 297 (20.50%) MS Exchange
2 204 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (11.87%) IIS
4 139 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 112 (7.73%) SharePoint
6 73 (5.04%) Skype for Business
7 41 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (2.42%) Tomcat
10 31 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (1.73%) JBoss
12 17 (1.17%) WildFly
13 16 (1.10%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.90%) Apache
14 13 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.69%) CMS
16 10 (0.69%) Confluence
17 8 (0.55%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 138 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
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%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.14%) Primavera
5 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.069%) Eikon
6 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.069%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 302 (20.84%) Office 365
2 255 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (1.59%) IaaS
6 9 (0.62%) PaaS
7 8 (0.55%) GitHub
8 6 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.41%) SaaS
9 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.21%) G Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.14%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.14%) Mailgun
13 1 (0.069%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 289 (19.94%) DNS
2 239 (16.49%) SAN
3 208 (14.35%) DHCP
4 201 (13.87%) Firewall
5 157 (10.84%) LAN
6 134 (9.25%) WAN
7 100 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 86 (5.94%) VPN
9 72 (4.97%) NAS
10 59 (4.07%) Internet
11 53 (3.66%) Skype
12 46 (3.17%) SSL
13 44 (3.04%) VLAN
14 42 (2.90%) LDAP
14 42 (2.90%) VoIP
15 40 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
16 36 (2.48%) Wireless
17 35 (2.42%) NetScaler
18 31 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (1.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 128 (8.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 86 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 38 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 22 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 20 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (1.10%) MySQL
12 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.76%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 73 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 24 (1.66%) MSI
6 23 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.31%) HP UFT
7 19 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
7 19 (1.31%) Selenium
7 19 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 17 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 15 (1.04%) Toad
10 13 (0.90%) Ant
10 13 (0.90%) SoapUI
10 13 (0.90%) TestNG
11 12 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.69%) JIRA
12 10 (0.69%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 232 (16.01%) Finance
2 122 (8.42%) Banking
3 34 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.86%) Retail
6 21 (1.45%) Law
7 19 (1.31%) Marketing
8 17 (1.17%) Electronics
8 17 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.83%) Military
9 12 (0.83%) Publishing
10 11 (0.76%) Legal
11 9 (0.62%) Back Office
12 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 6 (0.41%) French Language
13 6 (0.41%) Local Government
14 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 229 (15.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 192 (13.25%) Analyst
3 158 (10.90%) Support Engineer
4 127 (8.76%) Windows Engineer
5 125 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 105 (7.25%) Administrator
7 104 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 94 (6.49%) Server Engineer
9 75 (5.18%) Consultant
10 72 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 64 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
12 61 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
13 60 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 57 (3.93%) Active Directory Engineer
15 56 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
16 53 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 49 (3.38%) Architect
18 46 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
19 45 (3.11%) Desktop Support
19 45 (3.11%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.97%) .NET
2 45 (3.11%) Web Services
3 29 (2.00%) XML
4 23 (1.59%) Middleware
5 16 (1.10%) CSS
5 16 (1.10%) HTML
5 16 (1.10%) XSLT
6 14 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.83%) jQuery
8 11 (0.76%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.62%) X-Windows
10 8 (0.55%) Java EE
11 6 (0.41%) SOAP
12 5 (0.35%) JSON
12 5 (0.35%) RESTful
12 5 (0.35%) SAML
12 5 (0.35%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.28%) 802.1X
13 4 (0.28%) Node.js
13 4 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.45%) Clustering
4 42 (2.90%) Replication
5 34 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.28%) PKI
7 31 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 22 (1.52%) EMC VNX
10 21 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (1.24%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.24%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.83%) EPoS
16 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1449 (100.00%) Windows
2 1005 (69.36%) Windows Server
3 799 (55.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 273 (18.84%) Windows 7
5 259 (17.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 242 (16.70%) Windows 10
7 241 (16.63%) Linux
8 89 (6.14%) Windows 8
9 86 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 72 (4.97%) Unix
11 50 (3.45%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.21%) Android
12 32 (2.21%) CentOS
13 22 (1.52%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.31%) AIX
15 15 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 14 (0.97%) Solaris
17 12 (0.83%) SUSE
18 11 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (18.43%) Migration
2 248 (17.12%) ITIL
3 99 (6.83%) Project Management
4 87 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 79 (5.45%) Change Management
7 75 (5.18%) Configuration Management
8 68 (4.69%) DevOps
9 56 (3.86%) Incident Management
10 55 (3.80%) Service Management
11 54 (3.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 52 (3.59%) High Availability
13 51 (3.52%) Task Automation
14 46 (3.17%) Service Delivery
15 45 (3.11%) Virtual Environments
16 44 (3.04%) ITIL V3
17 41 (2.83%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (2.69%) Problem Management
19 38 (2.62%) Capacity Management
20 37 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 458 (31.61%) PowerShell
2 280 (19.32%) SQL
3 74 (5.11%) C#
4 72 (4.97%) VBScript
5 62 (4.28%) Java
6 44 (3.04%) VB
7 42 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 35 (2.42%) Perl
8 35 (2.42%) Python
9 25 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.52%) XAML
11 20 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.31%) F#
13 16 (1.10%) C
14 14 (0.97%) REXX
14 14 (0.97%) Ruby
14 14 (0.97%) Tcl
15 10 (0.69%) PHP
16 9 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 204 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 203 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (10.01%) SC Cleared
4 138 (9.52%) MCSE
5 61 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 60 (4.14%) MCSA
7 58 (4.00%) Degree
8 57 (3.93%) MCP
9 53 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (2.76%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.69%) MCITP
12 38 (2.62%) CCNA
13 25 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 24 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.31%) CCNP
16 14 (0.97%) ISEB
16 14 (0.97%) MCTS
17 13 (0.90%) DBS Check
18 12 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
19 11 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.28%) SLA
2 22 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.24%) GDPR
4 14 (0.97%) QA
5 10 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.41%) PMO
8 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.069%) GMP
10 1 (0.069%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.069%) MiFID
10 1 (0.069%) PMBOK
System Software
1 881 (60.80%) Active Directory
2 354 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 145 (10.01%) vSphere
5 129 (8.90%) XenApp
6 124 (8.56%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 61 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
10 40 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (1.38%) DFS Replication
11 20 (1.38%) VMware Server
12 16 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.69%) XenServer
16 9 (0.62%) Docker
17 8 (0.55%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 255 (17.60%) SCCM
2 94 (6.49%) SCOM
3 62 (4.28%) NetBackup
4 58 (4.00%) WSUS
5 43 (2.97%) Puppet
5 43 (2.97%) vCenter Server
6 40 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 32 (2.21%) AirWatch
7 32 (2.21%) PowerCLI
8 28 (1.93%) vRealize
9 24 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (1.24%) Ansible
13 18 (1.24%) SCOrch
14 16 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 12 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 681 (47.00%) VMware
2 644 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 286 (19.74%) Citrix
4 269 (18.56%) Cisco
5 222 (15.32%) HP
6 118 (8.14%) NetApp
7 93 (6.42%) Oracle
8 89 (6.14%) Symantec
9 87 (6.00%) Red Hat
10 83 (5.73%) Dell
11 59 (4.07%) EMC
12 46 (3.17%) Sophos
13 43 (2.97%) Veeam
14 41 (2.83%) McAfee
15 38 (2.62%) Apple
16 31 (2.14%) Veritas
17 29 (2.00%) 3PAR
18 28 (1.93%) SAP
18 28 (1.93%) ServiceNow
19 27 (1.86%) F5