The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 128 95 160
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +65
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 44 95 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.28% 2.05% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.14% 8.77% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 75 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £233 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £468 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -32.69%
Windows Server 2012
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
717 1083 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.78% 23.38% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 858 984
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 58
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.25 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (74.74%) Windows Server
3 68 (71.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (64.21%) Active Directory
5 57 (60.00%) VMware
6 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (30.53%) Citrix
10 28 (29.47%) PowerShell
11 27 (28.42%) Finance
11 27 (28.42%) Migration
12 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
13 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 20 (21.05%) DNS
14 19 (20.00%) VMware ESX
15 18 (18.95%) Firewall
15 18 (18.95%) SCCM
15 18 (18.95%) ITIL
15 18 (18.95%) HP
16 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
17 16 (16.84%) DHCP
17 16 (16.84%) SCOM
18 15 (15.79%) Linux
18 15 (15.79%) .NET
19 14 (14.74%) SQL
19 14 (14.74%) C#
19 14 (14.74%) Java
19 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
19 14 (14.74%) SAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
3 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.42%) IIS
5 4 (4.21%) Apache
5 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.16%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.05%) Confluence
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Office
2 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) HipChat
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) DNS
2 18 (18.95%) Firewall
3 16 (16.84%) DHCP
4 14 (14.74%) SAN
5 8 (8.42%) Kerberos
5 8 (8.42%) NetScaler
6 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.21%) Internet
7 4 (4.21%) LAN
7 4 (4.21%) NAS
7 4 (4.21%) Network Security
7 4 (4.21%) VLAN
8 3 (3.16%) WAN
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.11%) DMZ
9 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.11%) SMTP
9 2 (2.11%) VPN
10 1 (1.05%) SSH
10 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.11%) SSDT
4 2 (2.11%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.11%) WiX
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 9 (9.47%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) French Language
5 2 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (2.11%) German Language
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Analyst
3 8 (8.42%) Applications Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Applications Packager
8 3 (3.16%) Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 11 (11.58%) HTML
3 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.11%) CSS
4 2 (2.11%) ELK Stack
4 2 (2.11%) jQuery
4 2 (2.11%) Web Services
5 1 (1.05%) LAMP
5 1 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (1.05%) ODBC
5 1 (1.05%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.21%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.16%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.11%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) Derivative
7 1 (1.05%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (74.74%) Windows Server
3 68 (71.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
6 15 (15.79%) Linux
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.32%) Unix
9 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.11%) AIX
11 2 (2.11%) CentOS
11 2 (2.11%) Solaris
11 2 (2.11%) VMS
11 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) Migration
2 18 (18.95%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Service Management
4 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.37%) DevOps
6 6 (6.32%) Change Management
6 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
6 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.26%) Information Management
7 5 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.26%) ITSM
7 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.21%) Application Discovery
8 4 (4.21%) Web Development
9 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.16%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.74%) C#
2 14 (14.74%) Java
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) C++
4 7 (7.37%) VBScript
5 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.16%) Python
5 3 (3.16%) VBA
6 2 (2.11%) C
6 2 (2.11%) Delphi
6 2 (2.11%) Pascal
6 2 (2.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) MCSE
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.32%) MCITP
3 5 (5.26%) CCNA
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.11%) CCNP
5 2 (2.11%) CEH
5 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 2 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Degree
6 1 (1.05%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (64.21%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 14 (14.74%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.53%) XenApp
5 10 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (6.32%) Terminal Services
8 5 (5.26%) XenServer
9 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (4.21%) vSphere
10 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.11%) DFS Replication
11 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.11%) Terminal Server
11 2 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.05%) NFS
12 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) SCCM
2 16 (16.84%) SCOM
3 6 (6.32%) Puppet
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.11%) Ansible
5 2 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.11%) WSUS
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.05%) SCSM
6 1 (1.05%) Sun Identity Manager
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (60.00%) VMware
2 45 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.53%) Citrix
4 18 (18.95%) HP
5 11 (11.58%) Cisco
6 10 (10.53%) Dell
7 6 (6.32%) Remedy
8 5 (5.26%) Oracle
9 4 (4.21%) EMC
9 4 (4.21%) NetApp
9 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.21%) Symantec
10 3 (3.16%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.16%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.16%) Lotus
10 3 (3.16%) Qualys
10 3 (3.16%) Sun
11 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.11%) F5
11 2 (2.11%) Splunk
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