The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England / London
Rank 197 195 142
Rank change year-on-year -2 -53  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 232 281 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.27% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.86% 6.37% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 198 229
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Median hourly rate £23.25 £10.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.50% -54.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £8.40 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £86.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3961 4414 4683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.58% 19.94% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 3118 3173
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 126 169
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 38 £350 -12.50% 17
Croydon +5 3 £315 -37.77%
Feltham - 3 £438 -
Hammersmith - 3 £518 -
Uxbridge +8 2 - -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Bromley +10 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 £400 +12.12% 3
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Hackney - 1 £325 -
West End of London - 1 £163 - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 492 (100.00%) Windows
2 380 (77.24%) Windows Server
3 321 (65.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 311 (63.21%) Active Directory
5 257 (52.24%) VMware
6 235 (47.76%) Microsoft
7 160 (32.52%) PowerShell
8 143 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (23.58%) SQL Server
10 111 (22.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 110 (22.36%) MS Exchange
12 107 (21.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 106 (21.54%) DNS
14 104 (21.14%) Finance
15 103 (20.93%) Firewall
15 103 (20.93%) Windows 7
16 102 (20.73%) Citrix
17 98 (19.92%) SQL
18 92 (18.70%) SCCM
19 84 (17.07%) ITIL
19 84 (17.07%) Linux
19 84 (17.07%) Cisco
20 83 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 82 (16.67%) MS Excel
22 81 (16.46%) Migration
23 80 (16.26%) Office 365
24 78 (15.85%) SAN
25 73 (14.84%) Hyper-V
26 67 (13.62%) Security Cleared
27 66 (13.41%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 110 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 66 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 58 (11.79%) IIS
5 41 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 34 (6.91%) Skype for Business
7 28 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.42%) Apache
9 7 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.02%) JBoss
12 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.61%) Confluence
14 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Exstream
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 107 (21.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (16.26%) Office 365
3 53 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (4.07%) IaaS
6 19 (3.86%) GitHub
7 10 (2.03%) SaaS
8 8 (1.63%) PaaS
9 7 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.22%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.20%) G Suite
14 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 106 (21.54%) DNS
2 103 (20.93%) Firewall
3 78 (15.85%) SAN
4 61 (12.40%) DHCP
5 47 (9.55%) TCP/IP
6 43 (8.74%) NAS
7 37 (7.52%) VPN
8 31 (6.30%) WAN
9 27 (5.49%) LAN
10 25 (5.08%) VLAN
11 23 (4.67%) Skype
12 20 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (3.86%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (3.66%) Internet
14 18 (3.66%) VoIP
15 16 (3.25%) SSL
16 15 (3.05%) MPLS
17 14 (2.85%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (2.85%) NetScaler
18 12 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.61%) GIS
7 3 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.41%) Big Data
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.41%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) SSDT
9 1 (0.20%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 26 (5.28%) TeamCity
2 21 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.03%) JIRA
7 7 (1.42%) MSBuild
7 7 (1.42%) MSI
8 6 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.61%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.61%) Grunt
9 3 (0.61%) gulp
9 3 (0.61%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.61%) Mocha
9 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.61%) webpack
10 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.41%) Subversion
11 1 (0.20%) Maven
11 1 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 104 (21.14%) Finance
2 31 (6.30%) Banking
3 25 (5.08%) Law
4 24 (4.88%) Legal
5 16 (3.25%) Retail
6 12 (2.44%) Back Office
7 11 (2.24%) Games
8 6 (1.22%) Advertising
8 6 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.81%) Military
10 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (12.20%) Windows Engineer
3 53 (10.77%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.54%) Administrator
5 41 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 36 (7.32%) Architect
7 34 (6.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 34 (6.91%) VMware Engineer
8 33 (6.71%) Consultant
9 32 (6.50%) Analyst
10 31 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
12 28 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (4.88%) Active Directory Engineer
13 24 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (4.47%) IT Engineer
15 21 (4.27%) IT Support
15 21 (4.27%) PowerShell Engineer
15 21 (4.27%) Support Analyst
16 20 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.89%) .NET
2 12 (2.44%) HTML
3 9 (1.83%) Web Services
4 8 (1.63%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.42%) JSON
5 7 (1.42%) MSMQ
5 7 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (1.22%) SAML
7 5 (1.02%) CSS
7 5 (1.02%) Node.js
7 5 (1.02%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.81%) XML
9 3 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.61%) Angular 2
9 3 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.61%) HTML5
9 3 (0.61%) LESS
9 3 (0.61%) Middleware
9 3 (0.61%) Sass
9 3 (0.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.55%) Clustering
2 43 (8.74%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.66%) Replication
6 14 (2.85%) PKI
7 13 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.63%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.02%) iPad
9 5 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.81%) iPhone
11 3 (0.61%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.61%) EPoS
11 3 (0.61%) Symmetrix
11 3 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 492 (100.00%) Windows
2 380 (77.24%) Windows Server
3 321 (65.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (22.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 103 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 84 (17.07%) Linux
7 62 (12.60%) Windows 10
8 39 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (5.49%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.07%) Unix
11 14 (2.85%) CentOS
12 9 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.22%) Android
14 5 (1.02%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.02%) VMS
15 4 (0.81%) Solaris
15 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.61%) AIX
16 3 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (17.07%) ITIL
2 81 (16.46%) Migration
3 41 (8.33%) DevOps
4 36 (7.32%) Configuration Management
5 31 (6.30%) Change Management
6 28 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 21 (4.27%) Project Management
9 21 (4.27%) Service Management
10 19 (3.86%) Network Management
11 18 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.46%) High Availability
13 16 (3.25%) Performance Management
14 15 (3.05%) Load Balancing
14 15 (3.05%) Server Building
14 15 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (2.85%) Incident Management
15 14 (2.85%) ITIL V3
15 14 (2.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 160 (32.52%) PowerShell
2 98 (19.92%) SQL
3 27 (5.49%) C#
4 24 (4.88%) Python
5 19 (3.86%) VBScript
6 13 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.03%) C
7 10 (2.03%) VB
8 7 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.02%) Java
9 5 (1.02%) Perl
10 4 (0.81%) PHP
10 4 (0.81%) Ruby
11 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.61%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.41%) VB6
13 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 83 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (13.62%) Security Cleared
3 57 (11.59%) MCSE
4 39 (7.93%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (5.28%) MCP
8 25 (5.08%) CCNA
9 24 (4.88%) Degree
10 22 (4.47%) DV Cleared
11 20 (4.07%) MCSA
12 19 (3.86%) MCITP
13 11 (2.24%) CCNP
13 11 (2.24%) MCTS
14 9 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.42%) CCIE
15 7 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.22%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.81%) VCP6
18 3 (0.61%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.64%) SLA
2 10 (2.03%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.22%) QA
5 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 311 (63.21%) Active Directory
2 143 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (14.84%) Hyper-V
4 53 (10.77%) XenApp
5 43 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (8.54%) VMware ESX
7 41 (8.33%) vSphere
8 17 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (3.46%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.63%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.02%) NFS
14 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.61%) Docker
14 3 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.41%) UAG
15 2 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 92 (18.70%) SCCM
2 32 (6.50%) SCOM
3 27 (5.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 22 (4.47%) Puppet
5 20 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 19 (3.86%) WSUS
7 15 (3.05%) Ansible
8 12 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (2.03%) PowerCLI
10 10 (2.03%) WMI
11 9 (1.83%) Nagios
12 8 (1.63%) AirWatch
13 7 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.22%) vMotion
15 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 257 (52.24%) VMware
2 235 (47.76%) Microsoft
3 102 (20.73%) Citrix
4 84 (17.07%) Cisco
5 66 (13.41%) HP
6 39 (7.93%) Red Hat
7 33 (6.71%) NetApp
7 33 (6.71%) Symantec
8 26 (5.28%) EMC
9 20 (4.07%) Dell
10 18 (3.66%) Splunk
11 16 (3.25%) 3PAR
12 14 (2.85%) Apple
12 14 (2.85%) Lumension
12 14 (2.85%) Sophos
12 14 (2.85%) Veeam
13 13 (2.64%) IBM
14 12 (2.44%) CommVault
14 12 (2.44%) Oracle
14 12 (2.44%) Palo Alto
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