Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 18 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 153 134
Rank change year-on-year -16 -19 +55
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 80 81 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 1.30% 1.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.57% 6.04% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 93
City of London median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +9.97%
10th Percentile £176 £263 £244
90th Percentile £538 £530 £513
Central London median daily rate £363 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.50
Central London median hourly rate - £12.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -35.90% -

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 advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,435 1,340 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.31% 21.48% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,059 1,252
City of London median daily rate £496 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.28% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £254 £300 £225
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 49
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +11.54% +21.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.10 £12.04
90th Percentile £25.55 £79.00 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% +1.89% +19.35%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the City of London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (73.75%) Windows Server
3 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
4 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
6 30 (37.50%) VMware
7 25 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 25 (31.25%) Finance
8 24 (30.00%) Citrix
9 19 (23.75%) Linux
10 18 (22.50%) SQL
11 17 (21.25%) Cisco
11 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (20.00%) XenApp
12 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 15 (18.75%) SCCM
14 14 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
14 14 (17.50%) Migration
15 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (16.25%) Office 365
16 12 (15.00%) Firewall
16 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
17 11 (13.75%) SAN
17 11 (13.75%) LAN
17 11 (13.75%) WAN
17 11 (13.75%) Windows 10
18 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 10 (12.50%) MCSE

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.75%) JBoss
4 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) Drupal
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (16.25%) Office 365
4 6 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.25%) IaaS
6 1 (1.25%) PaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Route 53
6 1 (1.25%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Firewall
2 11 (13.75%) LAN
2 11 (13.75%) SAN
2 11 (13.75%) WAN
3 9 (11.25%) DNS
4 7 (8.75%) VPN
5 6 (7.50%) DHCP
5 6 (7.50%) DMZ
5 6 (7.50%) LDAP
5 6 (7.50%) NAS
6 5 (6.25%) Kerberos
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security
6 5 (6.25%) SMTP
6 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.00%) VSAN
8 3 (3.75%) MPLS
8 3 (3.75%) SNMP
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) Power BI
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.25%) Chocolatey
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) REST
1 4 (5.00%) RESTful
2 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.25%) COM
4 1 (1.25%) DCOM
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) LAMP
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.75%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.25%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (73.75%) Windows Server
3 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (23.75%) Linux
5 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 10
7 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (7.50%) Unix
10 4 (5.00%) Debian
10 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.25%) Android
12 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.25%) CentOS
12 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Migration
2 6 (7.50%) High Availability
2 6 (7.50%) ITIL
3 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (6.25%) DevOps
4 4 (5.00%) Change Control
4 4 (5.00%) Task Automation
5 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.75%) Server Hardening
6 2 (2.50%) Application Discovery
6 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.50%) Document Management
6 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.50%) Security Operations
6 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.50%) Statistics
6 2 (2.50%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (2.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 18 (22.50%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.75%) Perl
7 2 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) MUMPS
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.50%) MCSE
3 7 (8.75%) MCSA
4 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) MCITP
6 3 (3.75%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.75%) MCP
6 3 (3.75%) MCTS
6 3 (3.75%) VCP5
6 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.50%) CCA
7 2 (2.50%) ISEB
7 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.50%) NCSA
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) CCNA
8 1 (1.25%) CCNP
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) GCP
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.00%) XenApp
4 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (11.25%) vSphere
6 6 (7.50%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.75%) VMware NSX
9 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.25%) Docker
10 1 (1.25%) UAG
10 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 8 (10.00%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) Puppet
3 5 (6.25%) Terraform
4 4 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.00%) PowerCLI
4 4 (5.00%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) SCOM
5 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.75%) vRealize
6 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.25%) DameWare
7 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.25%) Ionix
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.50%) VMware
3 24 (30.00%) Citrix
4 17 (21.25%) Cisco
5 10 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.75%) EMC
8 6 (7.50%) IBM
8 6 (7.50%) Oracle
8 6 (7.50%) Veeam
9 5 (6.25%) CommVault
9 5 (6.25%) NetApp
10 4 (5.00%) Dell
10 4 (5.00%) HP
10 4 (5.00%) Symantec
11 3 (3.75%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.75%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.75%) Reuters
11 3 (3.75%) Temenos
12 2 (2.50%) 3PAR