Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 226 171
Rank change year-on-year +39 -55 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,041 1,261 1,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.27% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.80% 6.05% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 823 1,010
UK median daily rate £366 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +11.11% -0.74%
10th Percentile £156 £160 £169
90th Percentile £500 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 106 83
UK median hourly rate £25.38 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.40% - +23.81%
10th Percentile £15.43 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £134.25 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +5.26% -9.52%

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 15,314 20,853 20,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.08% 20.92% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,450 13,009 13,192
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £385
% change year-on-year -1.25% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,198 1,352 1,266
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.22% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.45% -1.36% +3.13%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 +44 928 £363 -3.33% 411
UK excluding London +49 745 £375 - 351
London -3 273 £350 -6.67% 87
South East +29 199 £400 - 84
South West -1 155 £363 -5.84% 51
North of England +51 132 £365 +12.38% 82
East of England +78 90 £375 -1.96% 39
Midlands +49 76 £316 -6.99% 68
Scotland +27 71 £380 +8.57% 15
North West +26 63 £363 +9.85% 41
Yorkshire +39 50 £350 +11.11% 27
West Midlands +48 49 £330 -17.50% 31
East Midlands +34 26 £313 +19.05% 37
Wales +16 21 £300 -14.29% 11
North East +18 19 £400 +6.67% 14
Northern Ireland +5 2 £225 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,041 (100.00%) Windows
2 793 (76.18%) Windows Server
3 685 (65.80%) Active Directory
4 540 (51.87%) Microsoft
5 527 (50.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 517 (49.66%) VMware
7 390 (37.46%) Office 365
8 329 (31.60%) Windows 10
9 290 (27.86%) PowerShell
10 281 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 269 (25.84%) Azure
12 268 (25.74%) Security Cleared
13 267 (25.65%) DNS
14 265 (25.46%) SCCM
15 237 (22.77%) DHCP
16 229 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 228 (21.90%) Windows 7
18 211 (20.27%) Citrix
19 203 (19.50%) Hyper-V
20 197 (18.92%) SQL Server
21 194 (18.64%) MS Exchange
22 185 (17.77%) SQL
23 181 (17.39%) ITIL
24 167 (16.04%) SC Cleared
25 156 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
26 149 (14.31%) Cisco
26 149 (14.31%) SharePoint
27 140 (13.45%) Firewall
28 138 (13.26%) Microsoft Office
29 134 (12.87%) Linux

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
1 194 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 149 (14.31%) SharePoint
3 99 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 95 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 79 (7.59%) Skype for Business
6 73 (7.01%) IIS
7 24 (2.31%) Confluence
8 16 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
13 8 (0.77%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.58%) Documentum
14 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.38%) Apache
16 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 138 (13.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.096%) Houdini
6 1 (0.096%) Maya
Business Applications
1 18 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.38%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.19%) assyst
4 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 390 (37.46%) Office 365
2 269 (25.84%) Azure
3 114 (10.95%) AWS
4 71 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.88%) IaaS
6 23 (2.21%) PaaS
7 21 (2.02%) GCP
7 21 (2.02%) GitHub
8 18 (1.73%) SaaS
9 17 (1.63%) Mimecast
9 17 (1.63%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.67%) G Suite
11 6 (0.58%) Azure Stack
11 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.48%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 267 (25.65%) DNS
2 237 (22.77%) DHCP
3 140 (13.45%) Firewall
4 105 (10.09%) SAN
5 86 (8.26%) Skype
6 84 (8.07%) TCP/IP
7 77 (7.40%) LAN
8 73 (7.01%) WAN
9 43 (4.13%) VPN
10 34 (3.27%) NetScaler
11 29 (2.79%) VoIP
12 27 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (2.59%) VLAN
13 26 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (2.31%) NAS
15 23 (2.21%) HTTP
16 20 (1.92%) Internet
17 17 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (1.25%) MPLS
18 13 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (1.73%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.15%) MySQL
8 8 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.38%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.29%) DB2
12 3 (0.29%) EDMS
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (4.23%) JIRA
2 22 (2.11%) StarTeam
3 15 (1.44%) MSI
4 14 (1.34%) Bitbucket
4 14 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.06%) Subversion
6 8 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.48%) Selenium
9 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.38%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.29%) Ant
10 3 (0.29%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.29%) TestNG
11 2 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 117 (11.24%) Finance
2 41 (3.94%) Public Sector
3 33 (3.17%) Banking
4 24 (2.31%) Law
4 24 (2.31%) Retail
5 22 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.34%) Legal
7 13 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.67%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) Advertising
9 6 (0.58%) Electronics
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.38%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Police
14 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.096%) Games
14 1 (0.096%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 199 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 140 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 122 (11.72%) Windows Engineer
4 112 (10.76%) Server Engineer
5 99 (9.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 99 (9.51%) Analyst
6 80 (7.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 79 (7.59%) IT Support
8 64 (6.15%) Windows Server Engineer
9 63 (6.05%) IT Engineer
10 60 (5.76%) Consultant
11 58 (5.57%) Wintel Engineer
12 57 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
13 52 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
14 47 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support
15 45 (4.32%) Administrator
16 44 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 40 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
18 38 (3.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
19 36 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.88%) Web Services
2 24 (2.31%) .NET
3 19 (1.83%) XML
4 16 (1.54%) LDAP
5 14 (1.34%) HTML
6 13 (1.25%) 802.1X
7 12 (1.15%) REST
8 7 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.67%) WPF
9 6 (0.58%) J2EE
10 5 (0.48%) CSS
10 5 (0.48%) SAML
11 3 (0.29%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.29%) Kafka
11 3 (0.29%) Middleware
11 3 (0.29%) RESTful
11 3 (0.29%) Swagger
12 2 (0.19%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.30%) Clustering
2 64 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 63 (6.05%) PKI
4 49 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.61%) Replication
6 44 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.50%) NHS
8 20 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.25%) User Experience
12 11 (1.06%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.06%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.96%) iPhone
14 9 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.67%) Handset
17 6 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1,041 (100.00%) Windows
2 793 (76.18%) Windows Server
3 527 (50.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 329 (31.60%) Windows 10
5 228 (21.90%) Windows 7
6 134 (12.87%) Linux
7 128 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (4.13%) Windows XP
9 35 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 30 (2.88%) CentOS
11 27 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (2.40%) Android
13 24 (2.31%) AIX
14 22 (2.11%) VMS
15 16 (1.54%) Unix
16 12 (1.15%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.06%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.86%) Solaris
18 9 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 181 (17.39%) ITIL
3 130 (12.49%) Migration
4 94 (9.03%) Change Management
5 90 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
6 57 (5.48%) ITSM
7 52 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (4.71%) Service Management
9 43 (4.13%) Configuration Management
9 43 (4.13%) DevOps
10 39 (3.75%) Incident Management
11 37 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 36 (3.46%) Information Security
13 35 (3.36%) Patch Management
14 31 (2.98%) Server Virtualisation
15 30 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
16 29 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
17 28 (2.69%) Problem Management
18 26 (2.50%) CRM
18 26 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 290 (27.86%) PowerShell
2 185 (17.77%) SQL
3 37 (3.55%) Java
4 29 (2.79%) C
4 29 (2.79%) C#
5 26 (2.50%) VBScript
6 21 (2.02%) Python
6 21 (2.02%) VB
7 13 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.67%) REXX
9 7 (0.67%) Tcl
9 7 (0.67%) XAML
10 6 (0.58%) Perl
10 6 (0.58%) PHP
11 5 (0.48%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.38%) F#
12 4 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.38%) Ruby
12 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 268 (25.74%) Security Cleared
2 167 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 156 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (12.68%) DV Cleared
5 101 (9.70%) MCSE
6 70 (6.72%) MCSA
7 42 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (3.94%) MCITP
9 37 (3.55%) CCNA
10 31 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
12 28 (2.69%) DBS Check
12 28 (2.69%) MCP
13 23 (2.21%) Degree
14 21 (2.02%) CCA
14 21 (2.02%) ISTQB
15 17 (1.63%) MCTS
16 16 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.96%) CCNP
18 8 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (8.74%) SLA
2 9 (0.86%) GDPR
2 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.77%) QA
4 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.38%) NCSC
6 3 (0.29%) COBIT
6 3 (0.29%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.096%) GxP
8 1 (0.096%) NIST
System Software
1 685 (65.80%) Active Directory
2 281 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (19.50%) Hyper-V
4 120 (11.53%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (9.41%) vSphere
6 90 (8.65%) XenApp
7 76 (7.30%) XenDesktop
8 47 (4.51%) Virtual Servers
9 45 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (1.73%) DFS Replication
14 17 (1.63%) VMware Server
15 16 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.58%) Docker
16 6 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.58%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 265 (25.46%) SCCM
2 67 (6.44%) SCOM
3 62 (5.96%) WSUS
4 42 (4.03%) Single Sign-On
5 35 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
6 30 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 24 (2.31%) PowerCLI
9 21 (2.02%) Ansible
10 20 (1.92%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.63%) Backup Exec
11 17 (1.63%) NetBackup
12 16 (1.54%) Netcool
13 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.44%) SCVMM
14 14 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 12 (1.15%) AirWatch
16 10 (0.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 540 (51.87%) Microsoft
2 517 (49.66%) VMware
3 211 (20.27%) Citrix
4 149 (14.31%) Cisco
5 101 (9.70%) HP
6 58 (5.57%) Dell
7 57 (5.48%) McAfee
8 43 (4.13%) EMC
9 39 (3.75%) Oracle
10 34 (3.27%) Veritas
11 33 (3.17%) NetApp
12 32 (3.07%) Symantec
13 29 (2.79%) Red Hat
13 29 (2.79%) Sophos
14 28 (2.69%) Ivanti
15 25 (2.40%) Meraki
16 24 (2.31%) Apple
16 24 (2.31%) Veeam
17 22 (2.11%) Adobe
18 20 (1.92%) Nimble Storage