Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 173 150
Rank change year-on-year -55 -23 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,293 1,586 1,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.54% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 7.33% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1,011 1,259
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £177 £164 £197
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 78 92
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.35 £11.27
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +16.67%

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 21,854 21,632 22,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.00% 20.97% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,536 13,750 14,223
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,477 1,308 1,306
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.57 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.39% +6.87% -4.08%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -54 1,177 £375 +15.38% 383
UK excluding London -42 836 £375 +15.38% 287
London -31 440 £375 +10.29% 113
South East -42 290 £400 +18.52% 63
South West +12 157 £380 +17.83% 38
North of England -36 127 £346 +6.54% 89
Midlands -58 90 £328 +13.91% 44
East of England -11 70 £350 +34.62% 36
North West -38 65 £350 +16.67% 50
Scotland -63 65 £385 +0.65% 10
West Midlands -23 61 £350 +18.64% 19
Yorkshire -17 46 £325 +2.36% 34
Wales -26 35 £350 +7.69% 6
East Midlands -42 28 £300 +4.35% 25
North East -20 16 £375 +3.95% 5
Northern Ireland +36 3 £250 -23.08% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,293 (100.00%) Windows
2 923 (71.38%) Windows Server
3 901 (69.68%) Active Directory
4 685 (52.98%) Microsoft
5 661 (51.12%) VMware
6 615 (47.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 380 (29.39%) Office 365
8 372 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 355 (27.46%) PowerShell
10 299 (23.12%) Windows 10
11 278 (21.50%) SCCM
12 274 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 266 (20.57%) DNS
14 253 (19.57%) SQL Server
15 251 (19.41%) ITIL
16 247 (19.10%) Security Cleared
17 243 (18.79%) Windows 7
18 239 (18.48%) MS Exchange
19 234 (18.10%) SQL
20 231 (17.87%) Citrix
21 225 (17.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 221 (17.09%) DHCP
23 217 (16.78%) Linux
24 210 (16.24%) Hyper-V
25 207 (16.01%) Cisco
25 207 (16.01%) Firewall
26 200 (15.47%) Microsoft Certification
27 192 (14.85%) Windows Server 2003
28 175 (13.53%) HP
29 171 (13.23%) Migration

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
1 239 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 135 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 125 (9.67%) IIS
4 120 (9.28%) SharePoint
5 79 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (4.25%) Skype for Business
7 48 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (2.24%) Apache
9 27 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (2.01%) Confluence
11 20 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (1.47%) Tomcat
13 18 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (1.01%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.70%) JBoss
17 9 (0.70%) WildFly
18 8 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
19 7 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 134 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.01%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) HipChat
7 1 (0.077%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.077%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.077%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.077%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.077%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 380 (29.39%) Office 365
2 274 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (5.88%) IaaS
5 61 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 59 (4.56%) PaaS
7 41 (3.17%) SaaS
8 24 (1.86%) Mimecast
9 21 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.85%) Serverless
12 11 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.70%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 266 (20.57%) DNS
2 221 (17.09%) DHCP
3 207 (16.01%) Firewall
4 141 (10.90%) SAN
5 126 (9.74%) LAN
6 118 (9.13%) WAN
7 79 (6.11%) VPN
8 77 (5.96%) TCP/IP
9 63 (4.87%) Skype
10 45 (3.48%) VoIP
11 42 (3.25%) Network Security
12 37 (2.86%) Internet
13 36 (2.78%) SSL
14 34 (2.63%) Wireless
15 28 (2.17%) DMZ
16 27 (2.09%) VLAN
17 25 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
18 23 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.24%) MySQL
7 16 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.39%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.24%) JIRA
4 21 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.31%) MSI
6 16 (1.24%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (1.01%) GitLab
8 13 (1.01%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.85%) Selenium
10 9 (0.70%) HP UFT
10 9 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.54%) Toad
12 6 (0.46%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.39%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.39%) NDepend
14 4 (0.31%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 149 (11.52%) Finance
2 57 (4.41%) Banking
3 28 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 27 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.01%) Retail
6 22 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.47%) Back Office
8 14 (1.08%) Law
8 14 (1.08%) Military
9 12 (0.93%) Marketing
10 10 (0.77%) Legal
11 9 (0.70%) Publishing
12 8 (0.62%) Advertising
12 8 (0.62%) Front Office
13 6 (0.46%) Games
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 195 (15.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 174 (13.46%) Analyst
3 144 (11.14%) Support Engineer
4 93 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
5 88 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 85 (6.57%) Administrator
6 85 (6.57%) Server Engineer
6 85 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 72 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (5.41%) Architect
9 67 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
10 56 (4.33%) Consultant
10 56 (4.33%) Desktop Support
11 51 (3.94%) Wintel Engineer
12 49 (3.79%) IT Support
13 44 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
14 42 (3.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 42 (3.25%) Active Directory Engineer
14 42 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
15 41 (3.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (6.81%) .NET
2 48 (3.71%) Web Services
3 46 (3.56%) Middleware
4 26 (2.01%) CSS
5 25 (1.93%) LDAP
6 19 (1.47%) Node.js
7 18 (1.39%) SAML
8 17 (1.31%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.24%) jQuery
10 15 (1.16%) XML
11 14 (1.08%) HTML
11 14 (1.08%) JSON
12 12 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.85%) React
13 11 (0.85%) XSLT
14 9 (0.70%) LAMP
15 8 (0.62%) Entity Framework
15 8 (0.62%) WCF
16 7 (0.54%) WebSockets
17 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.26%) Clustering
3 63 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.25%) PKI
5 47 (3.63%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 30 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 22 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.47%) Replication
10 17 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.24%) iPhone
11 16 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.85%) Handset
14 10 (0.77%) Derivative
14 10 (0.77%) iPad
15 9 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,293 (100.00%) Windows
2 923 (71.38%) Windows Server
3 615 (47.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 299 (23.12%) Windows 10
5 243 (18.79%) Windows 7
6 217 (16.78%) Linux
7 192 (14.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (5.41%) Unix
10 44 (3.40%) Windows 8
11 30 (2.32%) Android
12 27 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 20 (1.55%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.47%) AIX
15 17 (1.31%) Ubuntu
16 15 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.08%) CentOS
18 13 (1.01%) Solaris
19 12 (0.93%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (19.41%) ITIL
2 225 (17.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 171 (13.23%) Migration
4 93 (7.19%) DevOps
5 89 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 65 (5.03%) Change Management
9 64 (4.95%) ITIL V3
10 54 (4.18%) Configuration Management
11 48 (3.71%) Service Management
12 47 (3.63%) Server Management
13 44 (3.40%) Problem Management
14 43 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (3.33%) Patch Management
15 42 (3.25%) Identity Management
16 38 (2.94%) ITSM
16 38 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
17 37 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
18 35 (2.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 355 (27.46%) PowerShell
2 234 (18.10%) SQL
3 69 (5.34%) C#
4 42 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 37 (2.86%) Java
6 35 (2.71%) JavaScript
7 31 (2.40%) VBScript
8 28 (2.17%) Python
8 28 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.39%) Perl
11 15 (1.16%) C
12 13 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.01%) VB
13 11 (0.85%) Ruby
14 8 (0.62%) C++
15 4 (0.31%) F#
15 4 (0.31%) VBA
16 3 (0.23%) PHP
17 2 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 247 (19.10%) Security Cleared
2 200 (15.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 162 (12.53%) SC Cleared
4 116 (8.97%) MCSE
5 87 (6.73%) Degree
6 85 (6.57%) DV Cleared
7 84 (6.50%) MCSA
8 51 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 50 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (3.17%) MCP
11 40 (3.09%) MCITP
12 28 (2.17%) CCNA
13 26 (2.01%) CCNP
13 26 (2.01%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (1.31%) CCA
16 17 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.02%) SLA
2 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.85%) QA
4 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.31%) GDPR
5 4 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.077%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.077%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 901 (69.68%) Active Directory
2 372 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (16.24%) Hyper-V
4 150 (11.60%) VMware ESXi
5 127 (9.82%) vSphere
5 127 (9.82%) XenApp
6 62 (4.80%) XenDesktop
7 53 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
8 48 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.55%) Docker
10 20 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 20 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.16%) VMware NSX
12 12 (0.93%) XenServer
13 11 (0.85%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.77%) Xen
15 9 (0.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 278 (21.50%) SCCM
2 103 (7.97%) SCOM
3 59 (4.56%) WSUS
4 51 (3.94%) vCenter Server
5 46 (3.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (2.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 30 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
7 28 (2.17%) Puppet
8 26 (2.01%) SCVMM
9 25 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 23 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (1.62%) NetBackup
12 19 (1.47%) AirWatch
12 19 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
13 16 (1.24%) Backup Exec
13 16 (1.24%) PowerCLI
14 15 (1.16%) Ansible
14 15 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (1.08%) Data Guard
16 13 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 685 (52.98%) Microsoft
2 661 (51.12%) VMware
3 231 (17.87%) Citrix
4 207 (16.01%) Cisco
5 175 (13.53%) HP
6 75 (5.80%) McAfee
7 72 (5.57%) NetApp
7 72 (5.57%) Oracle
8 50 (3.87%) Veeam
9 48 (3.71%) Red Hat
10 46 (3.56%) Apple
11 44 (3.40%) EMC
12 41 (3.17%) Dell
12 41 (3.17%) SolarWinds
13 37 (2.86%) 3PAR
14 33 (2.55%) Sophos
14 33 (2.55%) Symantec
15 32 (2.47%) Ivanti
16 28 (2.17%) Google
16 28 (2.17%) Juniper