Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 171 131
Rank change year-on-year -24 -40 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,409 1,395 2,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.54% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.76% 7.49% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 909 1,254
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £195
90th Percentile £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year -0.91% +0.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 73 117
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £29.35 £46.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -17.50% -0.92%

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 20,851 18,634 23,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 20.63% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,195 11,788 14,479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,344 1,118 1,382
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.51
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +4.76%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 -26 1,241 £338 -0.74% 385
UK excluding London -20 926 £325 -0.91% 274
London -38 458 £365 -2.67% 131
South East -17 307 £350 +1.45% 70
Midlands +4 155 £315 +5.00% 45
North of England -32 149 £285 -10.09% 75
Scotland -33 105 £401 +2.04% 14
South West +4 98 £290 -17.14% 28
North West -14 86 £335 +5.68% 42
West Midlands -6 81 £315 +5.00% 31
East Midlands +8 76 £300 +13.74% 14
East of England -1 76 £285 -5.00% 36
Yorkshire -32 48 £269 -20.37% 27
Wales +17 35 £393 +36.52% 4
North East -1 15 £269 +2.48% 6
Northern Ireland +5 4 £244 +8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 1,409 (100.00%) Windows
2 960 (68.13%) Windows Server
3 891 (63.24%) Active Directory
4 837 (59.40%) Microsoft
5 803 (56.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 730 (51.81%) VMware
7 419 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 417 (29.60%) PowerShell
9 330 (23.42%) Office 365
10 303 (21.50%) SQL Server
11 291 (20.65%) DNS
12 289 (20.51%) Security Cleared
13 284 (20.16%) Citrix
14 282 (20.01%) Windows 7
15 281 (19.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 268 (19.02%) ITIL
17 258 (18.31%) Windows 10
18 249 (17.67%) MS Exchange
18 249 (17.67%) SCCM
19 239 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 231 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
21 230 (16.32%) DHCP
22 228 (16.18%) Linux
23 223 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
24 220 (15.61%) SQL
25 216 (15.33%) Migration
26 210 (14.90%) VMware ESXi
27 197 (13.98%) SC Cleared
28 192 (13.63%) Cisco
29 191 (13.56%) 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
1 249 (17.67%) MS Exchange
2 141 (10.01%) IIS
3 140 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 123 (8.73%) SharePoint
5 92 (6.53%) Skype for Business
6 83 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (3.05%) SharePoint Server
8 39 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 36 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (1.49%) Apache
13 13 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.78%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.64%) JBoss
17 8 (0.57%) CMS
17 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 5 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 223 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.92%) InfoPath
3 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.28%) Windchill
5 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.071%) Revit
7 1 (0.071%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Elite 3E
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.28%) assyst
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.21%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.14%) Demantra
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.071%) Eikon
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.071%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.071%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 330 (23.42%) Office 365
2 231 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (2.27%) IaaS
5 30 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.13%) PaaS
6 18 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (1.06%) Route 53
7 15 (1.06%) SaaS
7 15 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.99%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.43%) Yammer
11 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.28%) G Suite
13 3 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 291 (20.65%) DNS
2 230 (16.32%) DHCP
3 142 (10.08%) SAN
4 140 (9.94%) Firewall
5 131 (9.30%) TCP/IP
6 121 (8.59%) LAN
7 105 (7.45%) WAN
8 78 (5.54%) VPN
9 66 (4.68%) Skype
10 59 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
11 50 (3.55%) Internet
12 45 (3.19%) NAS
13 39 (2.77%) VoIP
14 36 (2.56%) Wireless
15 27 (1.92%) VLAN
16 25 (1.77%) iSCSI
16 25 (1.77%) NetScaler
16 25 (1.77%) PuTTY
16 25 (1.77%) SSL
17 24 (1.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (3.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 49 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 48 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
7 32 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 26 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.06%) Power BI
15 10 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.57%) Relational Database
17 6 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
18 5 (0.35%) DB2
18 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 62 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.77%) Selenium
6 24 (1.70%) Ant
6 24 (1.70%) Eclipse
6 24 (1.70%) HP UFT
6 24 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
6 24 (1.70%) SoapUI
6 24 (1.70%) TestNG
7 23 (1.63%) SpecFlow
8 22 (1.56%) MSI
9 14 (0.99%) Artifactory
9 14 (0.99%) LoadRunner
9 14 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.78%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.57%) Subversion
12 7 (0.50%) Chocolatey
General
1 177 (12.56%) Finance
2 32 (2.27%) Banking
3 23 (1.63%) Legal
4 22 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.35%) Retail
6 18 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.21%) Back Office
7 17 (1.21%) Law
8 12 (0.85%) Publishing
9 9 (0.64%) Billing
9 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.57%) Military
11 7 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.50%) Local Government
12 6 (0.43%) Automotive
12 6 (0.43%) Marketing
13 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 182 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 181 (12.85%) Support Engineer
3 179 (12.70%) Analyst
4 151 (10.72%) Windows Engineer
5 114 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 100 (7.10%) Server Engineer
7 78 (5.54%) Support Analyst
8 77 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 76 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 71 (5.04%) IT Support
11 67 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
12 58 (4.12%) Consultant
13 50 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 49 (3.48%) Architect
15 48 (3.41%) Windows Server Engineer
16 47 (3.34%) Administrator
16 47 (3.34%) IT Engineer
17 45 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
18 44 (3.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 44 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (8.23%) .NET
2 76 (5.39%) Web Services
3 59 (4.19%) XML
4 41 (2.91%) XSLT
5 37 (2.63%) CSS
6 29 (2.06%) jQuery
7 21 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.35%) LDAP
8 19 (1.35%) Middleware
9 17 (1.21%) REST
10 16 (1.14%) JSON
11 15 (1.06%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.92%) SOAP
12 13 (0.92%) YAML
13 8 (0.57%) HTML
13 8 (0.57%) WPF
14 7 (0.50%) X-Windows
15 6 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (0.43%) SAP PI
16 5 (0.35%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.25%) Clustering
3 84 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.33%) PKI
5 59 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.13%) Replication
8 27 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 19 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 18 (1.28%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.14%) NHS
12 15 (1.06%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.92%) EMC VNX
13 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
14 12 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.85%) iPhone
15 11 (0.78%) iPad
15 11 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,409 (100.00%) Windows
2 960 (68.13%) Windows Server
3 803 (56.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 282 (20.01%) Windows 7
5 281 (19.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 258 (18.31%) Windows 10
7 228 (16.18%) Linux
8 81 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 58 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.34%) Unix
11 38 (2.70%) Apple iOS
12 35 (2.48%) Mac OS
12 35 (2.48%) Windows XP
13 31 (2.20%) CentOS
14 24 (1.70%) Windows Vista
15 22 (1.56%) Android
16 19 (1.35%) Solaris
17 17 (1.21%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.57%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (19.02%) ITIL
2 216 (15.33%) Migration
3 127 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (6.96%) DevOps
5 88 (6.25%) Change Management
6 86 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (5.25%) Service Management
8 69 (4.90%) Service Delivery
9 66 (4.68%) Configuration Management
10 60 (4.26%) High Availability
11 57 (4.05%) Incident Management
12 54 (3.83%) Problem Management
13 51 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
14 50 (3.55%) ITIL V3
15 47 (3.34%) Virtual Environments
16 43 (3.05%) Load Balancing
17 41 (2.91%) Application Packaging
18 39 (2.77%) Patch Management
19 35 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
20 34 (2.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 417 (29.60%) PowerShell
2 220 (15.61%) SQL
3 73 (5.18%) C#
4 50 (3.55%) VBScript
5 47 (3.34%) JavaScript
6 44 (3.12%) Java
7 29 (2.06%) C
8 25 (1.77%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.63%) F#
10 22 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.49%) Python
12 15 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.99%) VB
14 11 (0.78%) XPath
15 10 (0.71%) Perl
16 9 (0.64%) C++
16 9 (0.64%) VBA
17 7 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.50%) Ruby
18 4 (0.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 289 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 239 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 197 (13.98%) SC Cleared
4 160 (11.36%) MCSE
5 92 (6.53%) MCSA
6 87 (6.17%) Degree
7 80 (5.68%) DV Cleared
8 60 (4.26%) MCITP
9 53 (3.76%) MCP
10 44 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 42 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
12 39 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (2.20%) CCNA
14 26 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.63%) CCNP
15 23 (1.63%) DBS Check
15 23 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (1.42%) ISEB
16 20 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.19%) SLA
2 25 (1.77%) GDPR
3 11 (0.78%) QA
4 7 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
6 3 (0.21%) FISMA
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.14%) GCP
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.071%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.071%) GPG13
8 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 891 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 419 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (14.90%) VMware ESXi
4 191 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 148 (10.50%) vSphere
5 148 (10.50%) XenApp
6 77 (5.46%) XenDesktop
7 60 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 57 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (2.91%) XenServer
10 27 (1.92%) Docker
11 24 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (1.56%) DFS Replication
12 22 (1.56%) NFS
13 20 (1.42%) VMware NSX
14 18 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (1.21%) VMware Server
16 16 (1.14%) Squid
17 15 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
18 11 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 249 (17.67%) SCCM
2 95 (6.74%) WSUS
3 75 (5.32%) SCOM
4 43 (3.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 41 (2.91%) vCenter Server
6 33 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 32 (2.27%) Nessus
8 31 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (2.13%) Puppet
10 29 (2.06%) Ansible
10 29 (2.06%) HP ALM
10 29 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (1.92%) PowerCLI
12 26 (1.85%) vRealize
13 21 (1.49%) Backup Exec
14 20 (1.42%) vMotion
15 19 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
15 19 (1.35%) NetBackup
16 17 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (1.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 837 (59.40%) Microsoft
2 730 (51.81%) VMware
3 284 (20.16%) Citrix
4 192 (13.63%) Cisco
5 183 (12.99%) HP
6 86 (6.10%) Ivanti
7 83 (5.89%) SolarWinds
8 78 (5.54%) NetApp
8 78 (5.54%) Oracle
9 65 (4.61%) Apple
10 55 (3.90%) McAfee
11 54 (3.83%) Red Hat
12 52 (3.69%) Dell
13 44 (3.12%) EMC
13 44 (3.12%) Veeam
14 41 (2.91%) Symantec
15 40 (2.84%) Shavlik
16 36 (2.56%) IBM
17 26 (1.85%) Juniper
18 24 (1.70%) Nintex