Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 149 136
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 +42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1585 1878 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.78% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.35% 8.30% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1013 1267 1240
UK median daily rate £325 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% -0.75%
10th Percentile £164 £199 £190
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 94 129
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.76% +13.89% -25.00%

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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -18 1410 £325 -7.14% 229
UK excluding London -21 1035 £325 - 161
London -44 537 £340 -9.33% 79
South East +5 377 £338 +3.85% 45
North of England -48 170 £325 - 55
Midlands +49 145 £288 -12.88% 23
Scotland -29 126 £390 +27.87% 5
South West -15 114 £323 +5.74% 15
North West -28 82 £300 -7.69% 33
East Midlands +31 81 £288 -11.54% 6
East of England -23 80 £260 -19.07% 12
West Midlands +28 63 £295 -12.59% 17
Yorkshire -30 52 £318 +1.60% 19
North East +3 36 £360 +9.09% 3
Wales +10 33 £325 -33.33% 5
Northern Ireland -34 6 £325 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1585 (100.00%) Windows
2 1085 (68.45%) Windows Server
3 1011 (63.79%) Active Directory
4 884 (55.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 862 (54.38%) VMware
6 714 (45.05%) Microsoft
7 460 (29.02%) PowerShell
8 417 (26.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 351 (22.15%) Office 365
10 347 (21.89%) DNS
11 336 (21.20%) Citrix
12 329 (20.76%) SQL Server
13 311 (19.62%) MS Exchange
14 309 (19.50%) Linux
15 306 (19.31%) Windows 7
16 279 (17.60%) SCCM
17 278 (17.54%) Cisco
18 261 (16.47%) ITIL
19 260 (16.40%) Hyper-V
20 258 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
20 258 (16.28%) Windows 10
21 256 (16.15%) SAN
22 252 (15.90%) DHCP
23 250 (15.77%) Migration
23 250 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
24 249 (15.71%) SQL
25 240 (15.14%) Finance
26 239 (15.08%) Firewall
27 238 (15.02%) Security Cleared
28 231 (14.57%) HP

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
1 311 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 196 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 145 (9.15%) IIS
4 134 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 106 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (6.06%) Skype for Business
7 47 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 31 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.32%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.26%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (0.82%) CMS
13 13 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.82%) JBoss
14 10 (0.63%) Apache
15 9 (0.57%) WildFly
16 8 (0.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 133 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Stata
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.13%) Revit
7 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.063%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Eikon
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.13%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.13%) Primavera
6 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 351 (22.15%) Office 365
2 258 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.26%) IaaS
6 17 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
7 14 (0.88%) Route 53
8 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.69%) PaaS
9 8 (0.50%) G Suite
9 8 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.38%) GitHub
10 6 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.38%) SaaS
11 5 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.19%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.063%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 347 (21.89%) DNS
2 256 (16.15%) SAN
3 252 (15.90%) DHCP
4 239 (15.08%) Firewall
5 169 (10.66%) LAN
6 162 (10.22%) WAN
7 131 (8.26%) TCP/IP
8 107 (6.75%) VPN
9 83 (5.24%) Skype
10 67 (4.23%) VoIP
11 59 (3.72%) VLAN
12 56 (3.53%) NAS
13 50 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
14 46 (2.90%) NetScaler
15 44 (2.78%) Internet
16 42 (2.65%) LDAP
16 42 (2.65%) Wireless
17 32 (2.02%) Network Security
18 31 (1.96%) VSAN
19 30 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (20.76%) SQL Server
2 97 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 85 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 31 (1.96%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (0.95%) MySQL
9 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.69%) EDRMS
12 11 (0.69%) Power BI
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.44%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.20%) MSI
6 18 (1.14%) Eclipse
7 17 (1.07%) Ant
8 15 (0.95%) Artifactory
8 15 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
8 15 (0.95%) Selenium
8 15 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (0.88%) HP UFT
9 14 (0.88%) SoapUI
9 14 (0.88%) SpecFlow
9 14 (0.88%) TestNG
10 12 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.69%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.57%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 240 (15.14%) Finance
2 114 (7.19%) Banking
3 45 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.70%) Retail
6 18 (1.14%) Advertising
6 18 (1.14%) Publishing
7 14 (0.88%) Electronics
7 14 (0.88%) Marketing
8 13 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.82%) Legal
9 10 (0.63%) Military
10 9 (0.57%) French Language
11 6 (0.38%) Back Office
12 5 (0.32%) Law
12 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.32%) Retail Finance
13 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.19%) International Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 251 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 210 (13.25%) Analyst
3 159 (10.03%) Support Engineer
4 128 (8.08%) Windows Engineer
5 121 (7.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 105 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 100 (6.31%) Administrator
8 94 (5.93%) Server Engineer
9 85 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 81 (5.11%) Consultant
11 79 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 73 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
13 65 (4.10%) Architect
14 60 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
15 54 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 54 (3.41%) Server Support
16 53 (3.34%) Desktop Support
16 53 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
17 52 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
18 51 (3.22%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (4.73%) .NET
2 55 (3.47%) Web Services
3 29 (1.83%) XML
4 18 (1.14%) JSON
4 18 (1.14%) Middleware
5 14 (0.88%) YAML
6 13 (0.82%) HTML
6 13 (0.82%) XSLT
7 11 (0.69%) WPF
7 11 (0.69%) X-Windows
8 9 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.57%) CSS
8 9 (0.57%) jQuery
9 6 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.38%) Java EE
9 6 (0.38%) REST
10 5 (0.32%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.25%) DOM
11 4 (0.25%) JTAPI
11 4 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 93 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.61%) Clustering
4 54 (3.41%) Replication
5 50 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.90%) PKI
7 33 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 32 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 32 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.51%) Private Cloud
10 21 (1.32%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.32%) Thin Client
11 20 (1.26%) EMC VNX
12 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.69%) CMDB
16 11 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1585 (100.00%) Windows
2 1085 (68.45%) Windows Server
3 884 (55.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 309 (19.50%) Linux
5 306 (19.31%) Windows 7
6 258 (16.28%) Windows 10
7 250 (15.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 146 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (5.99%) Windows 8
10 66 (4.16%) Unix
11 39 (2.46%) CentOS
12 30 (1.89%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.39%) AIX
13 22 (1.39%) Android
13 22 (1.39%) Solaris
14 21 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.20%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.76%) VMS
17 11 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (16.47%) ITIL
2 250 (15.77%) Migration
3 98 (6.18%) Configuration Management
3 98 (6.18%) DevOps
4 85 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (5.05%) Change Management
6 79 (4.98%) Project Management
7 62 (3.91%) Service Delivery
8 61 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 53 (3.34%) Problem Management
10 48 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
11 44 (2.78%) High Availability
11 44 (2.78%) Task Automation
12 43 (2.71%) Service Management
13 42 (2.65%) Patch Management
14 39 (2.46%) ITIL V3
14 39 (2.46%) Open Source
15 36 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 460 (29.02%) PowerShell
2 249 (15.71%) SQL
3 62 (3.91%) VBScript
4 53 (3.34%) Java
5 48 (3.03%) C#
6 46 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 32 (2.02%) Perl
8 29 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.58%) Python
10 19 (1.20%) Ruby
11 14 (0.88%) C
11 14 (0.88%) F#
12 13 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.25%) PHP
15 4 (0.25%) VB
16 3 (0.19%) AWK
16 3 (0.19%) C++
16 3 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 238 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 202 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (9.91%) SC Cleared
4 136 (8.58%) MCSE
5 83 (5.24%) MCSA
6 64 (4.04%) DV Cleared
7 61 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 48 (3.03%) Degree
8 48 (3.03%) MCP
9 45 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (2.78%) CCNA
11 28 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.64%) MCITP
13 24 (1.51%) DBS Check
14 23 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.26%) CCNP
16 16 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.88%) CCA
17 14 (0.88%) ISEB
18 12 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.79%) SLA
2 22 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.69%) GDPR
3 11 (0.69%) QA
4 10 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.32%) GMP
7 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.25%) GAMP
7 4 (0.25%) GCP
7 4 (0.25%) GxP
7 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.25%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.063%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1011 (63.79%) Active Directory
2 417 (26.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 214 (13.50%) VMware ESXi
5 200 (12.62%) vSphere
6 165 (10.41%) XenApp
7 59 (3.72%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
11 28 (1.77%) Docker
11 28 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
12 19 (1.20%) XenServer
13 18 (1.14%) DFS Replication
14 17 (1.07%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.95%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.88%) Samba
17 12 (0.76%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 279 (17.60%) SCCM
2 113 (7.13%) SCOM
3 63 (3.97%) Puppet
4 62 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (3.41%) NetBackup
6 53 (3.34%) WSUS
7 52 (3.28%) Ansible
8 51 (3.22%) vCenter Server
9 32 (2.02%) AirWatch
10 28 (1.77%) PowerCLI
11 27 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 26 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 23 (1.45%) WMI
14 22 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (1.20%) Terraform
15 19 (1.20%) vRealize
16 18 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 15 (0.95%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 862 (54.38%) VMware
2 714 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 336 (21.20%) Citrix
4 278 (17.54%) Cisco
5 231 (14.57%) HP
6 104 (6.56%) Red Hat
7 101 (6.37%) NetApp
8 95 (5.99%) Oracle
8 95 (5.99%) Symantec
9 69 (4.35%) Dell
10 63 (3.97%) McAfee
11 59 (3.72%) EMC
11 59 (3.72%) Veeam
12 53 (3.34%) IBM
13 50 (3.15%) SolarWinds
14 42 (2.65%) Apple
14 42 (2.65%) Sophos
15 36 (2.27%) Juniper
16 34 (2.15%) CommVault
17 32 (2.02%) F5