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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 410 317 183
Rank change year-on-year -93 -134 +62
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 512 421 723
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.74% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.92% 4.71% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 331 521
10th Percentile £160 £203 £170
25th Percentile £263 £300 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
75th Percentile £488 £469 £475
90th Percentile £580 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 35
10th Percentile £17.38 £15.20 £12.87
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.22 £16.51
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.55
Median % change year-on-year -6.82% -2.42% -1.98%
75th Percentile £28.41 £60.13 £45.88
90th Percentile £36.52 £68.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -42.45% +73.75% -5.66%

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 13,061 8,934 10,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.67% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,884 5,890 6,493
10th Percentile £175 £185 £140
25th Percentile £350 £338 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £548 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 447 756
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.93 £13.65 £13.82
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.42%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £23.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.71 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.19%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -67 421 £425 +8.97% 169
UK excluding London +4 324 £425 +18.06% 150
Work from Home -73 210 £425 +6.25% 49
London -125 141 £450 +8.43% 44
South East -10 85 £425 +19.30% 26
North of England -13 62 £375 +2.95% 29
Scotland -12 48 £400 - 16
South West -26 43 £425 +30.77% 23
East of England -7 40 £425 +34.92% 22
Midlands -26 33 £445 +22.76% 25
North West -27 32 £168 -54.23% 9
West Midlands -32 20 £500 +56.25% 17
Yorkshire -24 18 £375 +30.43% 19
East Midlands -8 13 £375 -3.23% 8
North East +2 12 £450 +5.26% 1
Wales -23 11 £425 +0.89% 9
Northern Ireland -4 2 £305 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 512 (100.00%) Windows
2 339 (66.21%) Windows Server
3 328 (64.06%) Active Directory
4 310 (60.55%) Microsoft
5 257 (50.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 253 (49.41%) Azure
7 234 (45.70%) VMware
8 222 (43.36%) Microsoft 365
9 181 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 169 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 159 (31.05%) PowerShell
12 145 (28.32%) Windows 10
13 144 (28.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 144 (28.13%) SCCM
14 134 (26.17%) SQL Server
15 130 (25.39%) Security Cleared
16 128 (25.00%) DNS
17 126 (24.61%) SQL
18 115 (22.46%) ITIL
19 108 (21.09%) SC Cleared
20 107 (20.90%) DHCP
21 103 (20.12%) Social Skills
22 92 (17.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 92 (17.97%) Hyper-V
23 89 (17.38%) Firewall
24 85 (16.60%) AWS
25 81 (15.82%) Azure Active Directory
26 79 (15.43%) Cisco
27 76 (14.84%) SLA
28 73 (14.26%) 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 69 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 57 (11.13%) SharePoint
3 51 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 47 (9.18%) Skype for Business
5 38 (7.42%) IIS
6 25 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (4.69%) Confluence
8 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.59%) SAS
10 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.39%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 71 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) assyst
1 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 253 (49.41%) Azure
2 222 (43.36%) Microsoft 365
3 85 (16.60%) AWS
4 81 (15.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (8.01%) OneDrive
6 39 (7.62%) IaaS
7 35 (6.84%) PaaS
8 22 (4.30%) Amazon S3
9 19 (3.71%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (3.71%) Route 53
9 19 (3.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (3.52%) SaaS
11 14 (2.73%) Mimecast
12 13 (2.54%) GitHub
13 11 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.95%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (1.95%) AWS CodeBuild
14 10 (1.95%) AWS CodePipeline
14 10 (1.95%) Datadog
14 10 (1.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 128 (25.00%) DNS
2 107 (20.90%) DHCP
3 89 (17.38%) Firewall
4 53 (10.35%) Skype
5 40 (7.81%) LAN
6 38 (7.42%) TCP/IP
7 35 (6.84%) VPN
8 33 (6.45%) WAN
9 30 (5.86%) VoIP
10 24 (4.69%) Wireless
11 21 (4.10%) SAN
12 15 (2.93%) SSL
13 13 (2.54%) NetScaler
13 13 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (2.54%) VLAN
14 8 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.56%) HTTP
14 8 (1.56%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.37%) Network Security
15 7 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.17%) Power BI
5 5 (0.98%) OLAP
5 5 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.59%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.59%) HBase
6 3 (0.59%) MySQL
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.39%) DB2
7 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.20%) MS Access
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.20%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 27 (5.27%) JIRA
2 16 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.15%) Subversion
6 10 (1.95%) Maven
7 7 (1.37%) GitLab
8 6 (1.17%) MSI
9 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.59%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.39%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.39%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 103 (20.12%) Social Skills
2 71 (13.87%) Public Sector
3 56 (10.94%) Finance
4 27 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.54%) Banking
6 10 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (1.76%) Marketing
8 8 (1.56%) Legal
9 7 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.17%) Publishing
11 4 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (0.78%) Law
12 3 (0.59%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.59%) Games
12 3 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 85 (16.60%) Analyst
2 77 (15.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (10.55%) Support Engineer
4 50 (9.77%) Support Analyst
5 48 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 47 (9.18%) IT Support
7 45 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (7.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 35 (6.84%) IT Engineer
10 28 (5.47%) Applications Engineer
10 28 (5.47%) IT Support Engineer
11 25 (4.88%) Architect
12 23 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 23 (4.49%) Wintel Engineer
13 20 (3.91%) Administrator
14 18 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 18 (3.52%) Server Engineer
15 17 (3.32%) Desktop Support
16 16 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 15 (2.93%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (1.56%) HTML
2 8 (1.56%) Middleware
2 8 (1.56%) REST
3 6 (1.17%) CSS
3 6 (1.17%) LDAP
4 5 (0.98%) CSS3
4 5 (0.98%) HTML5
5 3 (0.59%) .NET
5 3 (0.59%) Apache Tez
5 3 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.59%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) SAML
6 2 (0.39%) SOAP
6 2 (0.39%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.20%) Flash
7 1 (0.20%) JMS
7 1 (0.20%) WSH
7 1 (0.20%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.98%) PKI
2 40 (7.81%) Replication
3 34 (6.64%) Clustering
4 32 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 22 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.32%) NHS
7 16 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.73%) iPhone
9 13 (2.54%) iPad
10 9 (1.76%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.56%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (1.17%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.17%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 512 (100.00%) Windows
2 339 (66.21%) Windows Server
3 257 (50.20%) Windows Server 2016
4 169 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 145 (28.32%) Windows 10
6 144 (28.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 73 (14.26%) Linux
8 51 (9.96%) Windows 7
9 31 (6.05%) CentOS
10 26 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (4.69%) Ubuntu
12 18 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (2.93%) Unix
14 10 (1.95%) Amazon Linux
14 10 (1.95%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.56%) AIX
16 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.98%) Android
17 5 (0.98%) VMS
18 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (22.46%) ITIL
2 92 (17.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 62 (12.11%) Migration
4 55 (10.74%) Change Management
5 52 (10.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (8.59%) Agile
7 43 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (7.62%) Incident Management
9 36 (7.03%) CI/CD
10 32 (6.25%) DevOps
11 31 (6.05%) Identity Management
12 30 (5.86%) Service Delivery
13 28 (5.47%) Service Management
14 27 (5.27%) High Availability
15 24 (4.69%) Patch Management
15 24 (4.69%) Project Management
16 23 (4.49%) Project Delivery
17 20 (3.91%) Server Management
18 18 (3.52%) Business Continuity
19 17 (3.32%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 159 (31.05%) PowerShell
2 126 (24.61%) SQL
3 25 (4.88%) Bash
4 23 (4.49%) Python
5 14 (2.73%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.76%) VBScript
7 6 (1.17%) C#
7 6 (1.17%) VB
8 5 (0.98%) C-shell
8 5 (0.98%) Korn
9 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.59%) VBA
10 2 (0.39%) C
10 2 (0.39%) Java
10 2 (0.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.20%) C++
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (25.39%) Security Cleared
2 108 (21.09%) SC Cleared
3 49 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.47%) DV Cleared
5 25 (4.88%) MCSE
6 17 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 14 (2.73%) MCSA
7 14 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.95%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.76%) Degree
11 8 (1.56%) CCNA
12 7 (1.37%) MCITP
13 6 (1.17%) MCTS
14 5 (0.98%) CCA
14 5 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.78%) MCP
15 4 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (14.84%) SLA
2 5 (0.98%) GDPR
3 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) NCSC
5 2 (0.39%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) RMADS
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 328 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 181 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (17.97%) Hyper-V
4 54 (10.55%) vSphere
5 52 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (5.27%) XenApp
7 26 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (3.13%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.54%) Docker
11 11 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.37%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.37%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.78%) NFS
15 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 144 (28.13%) SCCM
2 69 (13.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 39 (7.62%) WSUS
4 37 (7.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (6.45%) Ansible
6 29 (5.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 29 (5.66%) SCOM
7 28 (5.47%) Terraform
8 21 (4.10%) SCVMM
9 19 (3.71%) Nagios
9 19 (3.71%) NetBackup
10 18 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (3.13%) Kubernetes
12 13 (2.54%) vCenter Server
13 12 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
14 10 (1.95%) vRealize
15 8 (1.56%) SCOrch
16 7 (1.37%) Puppet
17 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
18 5 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 310 (60.55%) Microsoft
2 234 (45.70%) VMware
3 79 (15.43%) Cisco
4 68 (13.28%) Citrix
5 41 (8.01%) Red Hat
6 35 (6.84%) Dell
7 30 (5.86%) HP
8 25 (4.88%) Meraki
9 23 (4.49%) IBM
10 21 (4.10%) Oracle
11 19 (3.71%) Veeam
12 14 (2.73%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.54%) NetApp
14 11 (2.15%) Splunk
15 10 (1.95%) EMC
15 10 (1.95%) Juniper
15 10 (1.95%) Symantec
16 9 (1.76%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.76%) Veritas
17 8 (1.56%) Ivanti