Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 201 228
Rank change year-on-year -163 +27 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 479 492 1,169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.35% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.30% 6.97% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 342 777
10th Percentile £218 £200 £155
25th Percentile £313 £305 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £408 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year +1.88% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £488 £488 £450
90th Percentile £538 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 86
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.93 £12.42
25th Percentile £17.00 £18.69 £18.05
Median hourly rate £38.00 £36.24 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year +4.85% +52.60% +35.71%
75th Percentile £51.63 £47.58 £46.81
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.01 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £22.55 £19.64
% change year-on-year +68.55% +14.79% +12.23%

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 11,146 7,056 18,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 19.31% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,342 4,635 11,899
10th Percentile £185 £156 £153
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 422 1,161
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.78 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.40 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £41.87 £29.31 £36.00
90th Percentile £60.95 £48.12 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.50 £16.21
% change year-on-year -7.26% +7.99% +1.28%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -166 377 £400 - 237
UK excluding London -105 240 £363 -9.38% 193
London -125 169 £425 +6.25% 57
Work from Home -207 87 £440 +29.41% 16
South East -28 82 £335 -16.25% 46
North of England -53 41 £425 -2.58% 41
South West -56 37 £331 -19.70% 34
North West -40 32 £425 +3.03% 18
Scotland -63 30 £444 -1.39% 10
Midlands -62 19 £400 +25.00% 30
Wales +2 14 £338 -15.63% 3
East of England -40 13 £320 -11.72% 29
West Midlands -48 10 £403 +24.81% 19
East Midlands -15 9 £400 +36.17% 11
Yorkshire -33 7 £260 -44.39% 19
Northern Ireland - 4 £275 - 1
North East -17 2 £428 -12.76% 4

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 479 (100.00%) Windows
2 352 (73.49%) Active Directory
3 336 (70.15%) Windows Server
4 280 (58.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 263 (54.91%) Microsoft
6 237 (49.48%) VMware
7 223 (46.56%) Microsoft 365
8 215 (44.89%) PowerShell
9 196 (40.92%) Azure
10 172 (35.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 157 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 154 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 153 (31.94%) DNS
14 131 (27.35%) SCCM
15 128 (26.72%) Windows 10
16 119 (24.84%) DHCP
17 117 (24.43%) SQL Server
17 117 (24.43%) Security Cleared
18 112 (23.38%) ITIL
18 112 (23.38%) MS Exchange
19 110 (22.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 108 (22.55%) Hyper-V
21 105 (21.92%) Social Skills
22 100 (20.88%) Migration
23 98 (20.46%) SQL
24 93 (19.42%) Citrix
25 84 (17.54%) SharePoint
26 78 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
27 75 (15.66%) SC Cleared
27 75 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 112 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 84 (17.54%) SharePoint
3 48 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (6.68%) Skype for Business
6 20 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.92%) IIS
9 7 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.04%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.84%) Apache
12 4 (0.84%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.84%) Confluence
12 4 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (10.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 223 (46.56%) Microsoft 365
2 196 (40.92%) Azure
3 75 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (7.52%) AWS
5 23 (4.80%) SaaS
6 22 (4.59%) IaaS
6 22 (4.59%) Mimecast
7 19 (3.97%) PaaS
8 13 (2.71%) OneDrive
9 12 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.51%) Power Platform
9 12 (2.51%) PowerApps
10 8 (1.67%) GCP
11 7 (1.46%) Azure Key Vault
12 4 (0.84%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.63%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.42%) GitHub
14 2 (0.42%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 153 (31.94%) DNS
2 119 (24.84%) DHCP
3 60 (12.53%) Firewall
4 58 (12.11%) SAN
5 50 (10.44%) VPN
6 42 (8.77%) TCP/IP
7 33 (6.89%) LAN
8 31 (6.47%) Skype
9 28 (5.85%) WAN
10 19 (3.97%) NetScaler
11 18 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (3.76%) Wireless
12 15 (3.13%) Network Security
13 12 (2.51%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.09%) NAS
14 10 (2.09%) VoIP
15 9 (1.88%) VLAN
16 8 (1.67%) FTP
16 8 (1.67%) VSAN
16 8 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 32 (6.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (2.30%) MySQL
6 11 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.84%) GIS
10 4 (0.84%) MS Access
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.04%) JIRA
5 4 (0.84%) MSI
5 4 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.63%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.63%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.63%) Toad
7 2 (0.42%) Hudson
8 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) Gradle
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Maven
8 1 (0.21%) PyUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (21.92%) Social Skills
2 47 (9.81%) Finance
3 36 (7.52%) Public Sector
4 33 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.38%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (1.88%) Banking
6 9 (1.88%) Retail
7 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.25%) Law
8 6 (1.25%) Legal
9 5 (1.04%) Marketing
10 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 99 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (10.86%) Analyst
3 39 (8.14%) Architect
4 35 (7.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 35 (7.31%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.26%) Administrator
5 30 (6.26%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (6.05%) Consultant
7 28 (5.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 25 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
9 24 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (4.80%) IT Engineer
11 22 (4.59%) IT Support
11 22 (4.59%) Server Engineer
12 20 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.13%) Active Directory Engineer
16 13 (2.71%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.43%) .NET
2 17 (3.55%) LDAP
3 16 (3.34%) CSS
3 16 (3.34%) jQuery
4 14 (2.92%) HTML
5 12 (2.51%) J2EE
5 12 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 11 (2.30%) REST
7 9 (1.88%) JSON
8 8 (1.67%) Web Services
8 8 (1.67%) XML
9 7 (1.46%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.46%) Django
9 7 (1.46%) SOAP
10 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.04%) Middleware
11 5 (1.04%) RESTful
12 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 4 (0.84%) XSLT
13 3 (0.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.69%) Clustering
2 46 (9.60%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.13%) PKI
4 14 (2.92%) Replication
5 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.51%) User Experience
6 10 (2.09%) CMDB
7 9 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.46%) NHS
9 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.04%) Digital Signage
10 5 (1.04%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.04%) iPad
10 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.84%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 479 (100.00%) Windows
2 336 (70.15%) Windows Server
3 280 (58.46%) Windows Server 2016
4 172 (35.91%) Windows Server 2019
5 154 (32.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 128 (26.72%) Windows 10
7 71 (14.82%) Windows 7
8 65 (13.57%) Linux
9 42 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.34%) Android
12 12 (2.51%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.30%) Ubuntu
14 10 (2.09%) CentOS
15 8 (1.67%) Unix
15 8 (1.67%) VMS
15 8 (1.67%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.46%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.04%) Solaris
18 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.38%) ITIL
2 110 (22.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 100 (20.88%) Migration
4 38 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (5.85%) Project Management
6 27 (5.64%) Computer Science
7 25 (5.22%) Data Protection
7 25 (5.22%) DevOps
8 24 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (5.01%) Change Management
9 22 (4.59%) CRM
10 21 (4.38%) Load Balancing
11 20 (4.18%) Identity Management
11 20 (4.18%) Problem Management
11 20 (4.18%) Project Delivery
11 20 (4.18%) Virtual Environments
12 19 (3.97%) Incident Management
13 17 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 215 (44.89%) PowerShell
2 98 (20.46%) SQL
3 36 (7.52%) Python
4 27 (5.64%) Java
5 20 (4.18%) C#
6 18 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 17 (3.55%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.71%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.51%) C
10 7 (1.46%) VB
11 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.25%) VBScript
12 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.63%) PHP
14 3 (0.63%) VBA
15 2 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 117 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 75 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 63 (13.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (10.02%) MCSE
5 36 (7.52%) DV Cleared
6 31 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.47%) Degree
7 27 (5.64%) CCNA
8 26 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.30%) MCITP
10 11 (2.30%) MCSA
11 7 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.25%) MCP
13 5 (1.04%) CCNP
13 5 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.84%) CISSP
15 3 (0.63%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.63%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.97%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) GDPR
3 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.84%) QA
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.42%) GMP
6 2 (0.42%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) GxP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 352 (73.49%) Active Directory
2 157 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (22.55%) Hyper-V
4 78 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (11.27%) vSphere
6 45 (9.39%) XenApp
7 40 (8.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 38 (7.93%) XenDesktop
9 31 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (3.55%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.67%) NFS
13 7 (1.46%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (1.25%) Docker
14 6 (1.25%) VMware NSX
14 6 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.84%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 131 (27.35%) SCCM
2 49 (10.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (9.39%) WSUS
4 41 (8.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 39 (8.14%) SCOM
6 33 (6.89%) Ansible
7 27 (5.64%) vCenter Server
8 25 (5.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (4.59%) NetBackup
10 20 (4.18%) Failover Clustering
11 19 (3.97%) SCVMM
12 18 (3.76%) SCSM
13 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (2.51%) vRealize
14 11 (2.30%) SCOrch
15 10 (2.09%) SCDPM
15 10 (2.09%) Terraform
16 8 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 7 (1.46%) AirWatch
17 7 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 263 (54.91%) Microsoft
2 237 (49.48%) VMware
3 93 (19.42%) Citrix
4 70 (14.61%) Cisco
5 48 (10.02%) HP
6 39 (8.14%) Oracle
7 35 (7.31%) EMC
8 32 (6.68%) Dell
9 30 (6.26%) NetApp
10 27 (5.64%) Veeam
11 23 (4.80%) Symantec
12 22 (4.59%) McAfee
12 22 (4.59%) Red Hat
12 22 (4.59%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.76%) SAP
14 17 (3.55%) Meraki
15 12 (2.51%) Fortinet
15 12 (2.51%) IBM
15 12 (2.51%) Ivanti
16 10 (2.09%) IronPort