Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 180 133
Rank change year-on-year -47 -47 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,266 1,430 2,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.49% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.95% 7.19% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 917 1,334
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £166 £163 £205
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 81
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -19.05% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -21.43% +4.04%

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 21,284 19,888 24,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.79% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,238 12,504 15,252
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £190 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 1,137 1,277
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -46 1,120 £350 +7.69% 357
UK excluding London -45 832 £350 +7.69% 281
London -40 409 £375 +7.14% 86
South East -35 274 £369 +13.46% 67
Midlands -25 133 £300 +1.69% 45
South West -12 114 £300 -14.29% 40
North of England -77 109 £285 -5.00% 95
Scotland -44 98 £401 +14.43% 4
West Midlands -4 84 £293 -6.40% 20
East of England +2 82 £313 -16.67% 24
North West -38 68 £288 -4.17% 63
East Midlands -31 50 £300 +4.35% 25
Yorkshire -42 31 £315 +0.80% 23
Wales -8 22 £375 +20.48% 4
North East -14 10 £269 -32.75% 9
Northern Ireland +22 3 £250 -13.04% 2

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,266 (100.00%) Windows
2 936 (73.93%) Windows Server
3 829 (65.48%) Active Directory
4 735 (58.06%) Microsoft
5 731 (57.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 650 (51.34%) VMware
7 411 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 368 (29.07%) PowerShell
9 357 (28.20%) Office 365
10 291 (22.99%) SQL Server
11 290 (22.91%) Windows 10
12 280 (22.12%) DNS
13 274 (21.64%) Citrix
14 272 (21.48%) MS Exchange
15 270 (21.33%) SCCM
16 258 (20.38%) Security Cleared
17 255 (20.14%) Windows 7
18 254 (20.06%) ITIL
19 250 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 244 (19.27%) DHCP
21 234 (18.48%) SQL
22 220 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 211 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
23 211 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
24 209 (16.51%) Linux
25 204 (16.11%) Migration
26 200 (15.80%) HP
27 192 (15.17%) SC Cleared
28 187 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
28 187 (14.77%) Microsoft Office

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
1 272 (21.48%) MS Exchange
2 171 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 146 (11.53%) SharePoint
4 141 (11.14%) IIS
5 80 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 73 (5.77%) Skype for Business
7 63 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 55 (4.34%) SharePoint Server
9 45 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 37 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 25 (1.97%) Apache
12 21 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (1.42%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
15 11 (0.87%) JBoss
16 9 (0.71%) WildFly
17 8 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.55%) CMS
18 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
18 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 187 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.08%) InfoPath
3 25 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.32%) Windchill
7 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.079%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.079%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.079%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.32%) assyst
2 4 (0.32%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.079%) Demantra
5 1 (0.079%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.079%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 357 (28.20%) Office 365
2 250 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (5.06%) IaaS
5 50 (3.95%) PaaS
6 43 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (3.08%) SaaS
8 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (1.66%) Mimecast
11 15 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.63%) Route 53
13 8 (0.63%) Serverless
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 280 (22.12%) DNS
2 244 (19.27%) DHCP
3 166 (13.11%) Firewall
4 152 (12.01%) SAN
5 110 (8.69%) LAN
6 105 (8.29%) TCP/IP
7 93 (7.35%) WAN
8 73 (5.77%) VPN
9 68 (5.37%) Skype
10 51 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
11 41 (3.24%) Internet
12 40 (3.16%) NAS
13 33 (2.61%) VoIP
13 33 (2.61%) Wireless
14 30 (2.37%) VLAN
15 28 (2.21%) SSL
16 24 (1.90%) PuTTY
16 24 (1.90%) WinSCP
17 23 (1.82%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 38 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 35 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 26 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 23 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.63%) MySQL
11 8 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.39%) DB2
14 5 (0.39%) Power BI
15 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
16 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (4.90%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.13%) Selenium
4 25 (1.97%) HP UFT
5 24 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
5 24 (1.90%) SoapUI
5 24 (1.90%) SpecFlow
6 22 (1.74%) Ant
6 22 (1.74%) Eclipse
6 22 (1.74%) TestNG
7 20 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.50%) Git (software)
9 18 (1.42%) MSI
10 16 (1.26%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.55%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.39%) AdminStudio
12 5 (0.39%) Toad
13 4 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 167 (13.19%) Finance
2 37 (2.92%) Banking
3 30 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 23 (1.82%) Retail
5 21 (1.66%) Back Office
5 21 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.18%) Law
7 13 (1.03%) Legal
8 12 (0.95%) Publishing
9 11 (0.87%) Marketing
10 9 (0.71%) Automotive
11 8 (0.63%) Military
12 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
13 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.32%) Billing
14 4 (0.32%) Local Government
14 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.24%) Advertising
15 3 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (15.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 186 (14.69%) Analyst
3 171 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 110 (8.69%) Windows Engineer
5 102 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 98 (7.74%) Server Engineer
7 81 (6.40%) Support Analyst
8 76 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (5.21%) Administrator
10 60 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 60 (4.74%) IT Support
11 57 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
12 56 (4.42%) Architect
12 56 (4.42%) Desktop Support
13 53 (4.19%) Windows Server Engineer
14 48 (3.79%) Consultant
15 43 (3.40%) Wintel Engineer
16 42 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
16 42 (3.32%) IT Engineer
17 40 (3.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.29%) .NET
2 78 (6.16%) Web Services
3 51 (4.03%) XML
4 48 (3.79%) CSS
5 43 (3.40%) jQuery
6 42 (3.32%) Middleware
7 41 (3.24%) XSLT
8 22 (1.74%) LDAP
9 20 (1.58%) JSON
10 12 (0.95%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.95%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.87%) React
12 10 (0.79%) HTML
13 9 (0.71%) REST
14 8 (0.63%) ADSI
15 7 (0.55%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.55%) Node.js
15 7 (0.55%) WebSockets
16 6 (0.47%) HTML5
16 6 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.90%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.71%) Clustering
3 62 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.48%) PKI
6 39 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.37%) Replication
8 28 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 27 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 20 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.42%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.42%) Thin Client
13 15 (1.18%) Driving Licence
14 14 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (1.03%) iPhone
16 12 (0.95%) Handset
17 10 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
18 9 (0.71%) EMC VNX
18 9 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,266 (100.00%) Windows
2 936 (73.93%) Windows Server
3 731 (57.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 290 (22.91%) Windows 10
5 255 (20.14%) Windows 7
6 211 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 209 (16.51%) Linux
8 77 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (4.98%) Unix
10 52 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 36 (2.84%) Mac OS
11 36 (2.84%) Windows XP
12 33 (2.61%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.58%) AIX
14 19 (1.50%) Android
15 18 (1.42%) Solaris
16 14 (1.11%) CentOS
16 14 (1.11%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (20.06%) ITIL
2 220 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 204 (16.11%) Migration
4 100 (7.90%) DevOps
5 78 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (5.92%) Service Management
7 74 (5.85%) Change Management
7 74 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (4.82%) High Availability
9 59 (4.66%) Service Delivery
10 57 (4.50%) Configuration Management
11 54 (4.27%) Virtual Environments
12 52 (4.11%) Load Balancing
13 48 (3.79%) Problem Management
14 47 (3.71%) Root Cause Analysis
14 47 (3.71%) Server Management
15 46 (3.63%) ITIL V3
16 44 (3.48%) Application Packaging
17 41 (3.24%) Patch Management
18 40 (3.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 368 (29.07%) PowerShell
2 234 (18.48%) SQL
3 72 (5.69%) C#
4 52 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.55%) VBScript
6 44 (3.48%) Java
7 34 (2.69%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 24 (1.90%) F#
9 22 (1.74%) C
10 20 (1.58%) Python
10 20 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.34%) VB
12 11 (0.87%) Perl
13 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.39%) VBA
14 4 (0.32%) AWK
14 4 (0.32%) sed
15 3 (0.24%) XPath
16 2 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 258 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 211 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 192 (15.17%) SC Cleared
4 120 (9.48%) MCSE
5 103 (8.14%) Degree
6 61 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 59 (4.66%) MCSA
8 51 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 43 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (2.29%) MCITP
12 25 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 24 (1.90%) CCNA
14 23 (1.82%) ISEB
14 23 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
15 20 (1.58%) DBS Check
15 20 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.58%) MCP
16 16 (1.26%) CCNP
17 12 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.27%) SLA
2 24 (1.90%) GDPR
3 14 (1.11%) QA
4 10 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) PMO
5 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.079%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.079%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.079%) GPG13
7 1 (0.079%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 829 (65.48%) Active Directory
2 411 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
4 171 (13.51%) Hyper-V
5 147 (11.61%) vSphere
6 136 (10.74%) XenApp
7 75 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 75 (5.92%) XenDesktop
8 44 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (2.76%) Docker
9 35 (2.76%) XenServer
10 26 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (1.82%) VMware NSX
12 21 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (1.42%) NFS
14 14 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (1.11%) Squid
14 14 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.95%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 270 (21.33%) SCCM
2 90 (7.11%) SCOM
3 87 (6.87%) WSUS
4 47 (3.71%) vCenter Server
5 35 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 34 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 30 (2.37%) Backup Exec
9 29 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
9 29 (2.29%) NetBackup
9 29 (2.29%) PowerCLI
9 29 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 28 (2.21%) vRealize
11 25 (1.97%) Ansible
12 24 (1.90%) HP ALM
12 24 (1.90%) Puppet
13 21 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (1.50%) SCOrch
15 17 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (1.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 735 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 650 (51.34%) VMware
3 274 (21.64%) Citrix
4 200 (15.80%) HP
5 182 (14.38%) Cisco
6 82 (6.48%) Oracle
7 78 (6.16%) NetApp
8 76 (6.00%) McAfee
9 62 (4.90%) Apple
10 60 (4.74%) Red Hat
11 58 (4.58%) Veeam
12 48 (3.79%) Dell
12 48 (3.79%) Symantec
13 46 (3.63%) EMC
13 46 (3.63%) Ivanti
14 40 (3.16%) IBM
15 36 (2.84%) Nintex
16 34 (2.69%) SolarWinds
17 27 (2.13%) 3PAR
18 26 (2.05%) Juniper