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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 115 135
Rank change year-on-year -26 +20  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 25 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.49% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 6.75% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 51
Median daily rate £338 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £164 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £531 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £175.00 £12.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1300.00% -45.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £11.25 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £18.70 £29.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year -20.23% +1.94%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 641 741 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.64% 22.01% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1311 1944
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 181
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £181.63 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 44 (69.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
5 33 (52.38%) VMware
6 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
7 22 (34.92%) Citrix
7 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
8 21 (33.33%) Finance
9 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
12 14 (22.22%) SCCM
13 13 (20.63%) Office 365
13 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
14 12 (19.05%) Firewall
14 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
15 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (17.46%) SAN
16 10 (15.87%) DNS
16 10 (15.87%) vSphere
17 9 (14.29%) XenApp
17 9 (14.29%) Banking
17 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (14.29%) Migration
18 8 (12.70%) ITIL
18 8 (12.70%) MCSE
19 7 (11.11%) LAN
19 7 (11.11%) XenDesktop

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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.63%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) IaaS
4 3 (4.76%) SaaS
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.17%) GitHub
5 2 (3.17%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 11 (17.46%) SAN
3 10 (15.87%) DNS
4 7 (11.11%) LAN
4 7 (11.11%) NAS
5 6 (9.52%) WAN
6 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.35%) DHCP
7 4 (6.35%) VLAN
8 3 (4.76%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.17%) VoIP
9 2 (3.17%) VPN
9 2 (3.17%) Wireless
10 1 (1.59%) DMZ
10 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.59%) Skype
10 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MSI
2 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.59%) NUnit
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) IT Support
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Avro
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
4 1 (1.59%) Kafka
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.59%) WF
4 1 (1.59%) XHTML
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 44 (69.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.76%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Unix
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.59%) SUSE
9 1 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Migration
2 8 (12.70%) ITIL
3 5 (7.94%) DevOps
4 4 (6.35%) Task Automation
5 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.76%) Data Security
5 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (3.17%) Change Management
6 2 (3.17%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.17%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.17%) ITSM
6 2 (3.17%) Personalization
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Server Building
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.52%) VBScript
3 5 (7.94%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
5 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.70%) MCSE
3 4 (6.35%) MCSA
4 3 (4.76%) MCITP
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCNA
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) MiFID
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.87%) vSphere
4 9 (14.29%) XenApp
5 7 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) SCOM
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) vRealize
4 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) VMware
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 22 (34.92%) Citrix
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco
4 6 (9.52%) HP
4 6 (9.52%) Symantec
5 4 (6.35%) Altiris
5 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.35%) Dell
5 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.76%) Apple
6 3 (4.76%) AppSense
6 3 (4.76%) EMC
6 3 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.17%) Avaya
7 2 (3.17%) Brocade
7 2 (3.17%) NetApp
7 2 (3.17%) Nuix
7 2 (3.17%) Red Hat