Period
to 21 April 2018

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 6 months to 21 April 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 226 195
Rank change year-on-year -29 -31 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 497 481 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.25% 5.83% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 314 392
London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £174 £188 £213
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
England median daily rate £348 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +2.35% +0.74% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 8 14
London median hourly rate £47.83 £45.92 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +101.82% +3.41%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -4.76%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,462 8,245 9,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.48% 20.55% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,706 5,791 6,351
London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 183 263
London median hourly rate £19.49 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +22.86% +0.39%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.88 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.01
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.64 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.12% +6.25%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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
Central London -29 95 £383 +2.00% 26
South London -29 38 £365 +4.29% 3
West London -45 29 £350 -12.50% 33
East London -3 7 £213 -8.11% 6
North London -2 1 £195 -56.67% 3
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 across the London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 497 (100.00%) Windows
2 326 (65.59%) Windows Server
3 307 (61.77%) Active Directory
4 280 (56.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 253 (50.91%) VMware
6 221 (44.47%) Microsoft
7 155 (31.19%) PowerShell
8 152 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 133 (26.76%) DNS
10 131 (26.36%) Linux
11 120 (24.14%) Citrix
12 108 (21.73%) SQL Server
13 105 (21.13%) Office 365
14 104 (20.93%) Windows 7
15 103 (20.72%) VMware ESXi
15 103 (20.72%) Windows 10
16 93 (18.71%) DHCP
17 90 (18.11%) Cisco
18 82 (16.50%) Firewall
19 81 (16.30%) MS Exchange
20 79 (15.90%) ITIL
21 77 (15.49%) XenApp
22 76 (15.29%) Security Cleared
23 74 (14.89%) SQL
24 72 (14.49%) Finance
25 70 (14.08%) SCCM
26 69 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
27 67 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
28 66 (13.28%) HP
29 65 (13.08%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 81 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (6.64%) IIS
5 26 (5.23%) Skype for Business
6 21 (4.23%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.81%) CMS
10 5 (1.01%) Apache
10 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.01%) JBoss
10 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.20%) Confluence
14 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 69 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) Revit
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 105 (21.13%) Office 365
2 62 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (4.02%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (4.02%) Route 53
4 20 (4.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (2.21%) Mimecast
6 10 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.41%) PaaS
8 6 (1.21%) IaaS
9 5 (1.01%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.60%) GitHub
11 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Serverless
12 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 133 (26.76%) DNS
2 93 (18.71%) DHCP
3 82 (16.50%) Firewall
4 62 (12.47%) TCP/IP
5 58 (11.67%) SAN
6 48 (9.66%) LAN
7 47 (9.46%) WAN
8 39 (7.85%) VPN
9 29 (5.84%) VoIP
10 20 (4.02%) NAS
10 20 (4.02%) Skype
11 19 (3.82%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.82%) VLAN
13 13 (2.62%) Internet
13 13 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (2.62%) Wireless
14 12 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.41%) NetScaler
15 8 (1.61%) SMTP
16 7 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.02%) Power BI
6 15 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.80%) MySQL
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.40%) DB2
11 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) MS Access
12 1 (0.20%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 29 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.02%) Artifactory
4 19 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (3.82%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.61%) Chocolatey
6 4 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.60%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.60%) MSI
8 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.40%) JIRA
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) FishEye
9 1 (0.20%) RStudio
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 72 (14.49%) Finance
2 19 (3.82%) Banking
3 17 (3.42%) Legal
4 12 (2.41%) Law
5 10 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.41%) Retail
8 5 (1.01%) Billing
8 5 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Advertising
9 4 (0.80%) Back Office
9 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (12.47%) Analyst
3 54 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 51 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
5 42 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 38 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (7.24%) Support Analyst
8 27 (5.43%) Administrator
9 26 (5.23%) Consultant
10 25 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (4.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (4.23%) VMware Engineer
13 20 (4.02%) Desktop Support
13 20 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 20 (4.02%) Server Engineer
14 19 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
15 18 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
16 17 (3.42%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.84%) .NET
2 21 (4.23%) JSON
3 19 (3.82%) YAML
4 18 (3.62%) Web Services
5 11 (2.21%) XML
6 10 (2.01%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.01%) WPF
7 8 (1.61%) SOAP
8 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.41%) REST
8 7 (1.41%) XSLT
9 6 (1.21%) LDAP
10 5 (1.01%) CSS
10 5 (1.01%) HTML
11 4 (0.80%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.60%) Middleware
13 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.40%) LAMP
13 2 (0.40%) LINQ
13 2 (0.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.05%) Clustering
2 34 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (6.44%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.63%) Replication
6 17 (3.42%) PKI
7 11 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.41%) iPhone
10 7 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.01%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.01%) iPad
13 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.60%) CCTV
14 3 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 497 (100.00%) Windows
2 326 (65.59%) Windows Server
3 280 (56.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 131 (26.36%) Linux
5 104 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 103 (20.72%) Windows 10
7 59 (11.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (11.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (6.24%) CentOS
10 17 (3.42%) Unix
11 16 (3.22%) Apple iOS
11 16 (3.22%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.41%) Android
12 12 (2.41%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.21%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.81%) Solaris
14 9 (1.81%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.61%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.21%) Debian
16 6 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.90%) ITIL
2 54 (10.87%) DevOps
3 45 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (8.45%) Configuration Management
5 35 (7.04%) Migration
6 29 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (5.63%) Incident Management
8 25 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (4.83%) Open Source
10 21 (4.23%) Change Management
11 20 (4.02%) Build Automation
11 20 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (3.62%) Patch Management
13 17 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.42%) High Availability
14 16 (3.22%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (3.22%) Server Building
15 14 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (2.82%) Mentoring
15 14 (2.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (31.19%) PowerShell
2 74 (14.89%) SQL
3 31 (6.24%) VBScript
4 27 (5.43%) C#
5 16 (3.22%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.22%) C
6 12 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.01%) Python
8 8 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.61%) VB
9 7 (1.41%) Perl
9 7 (1.41%) XPath
10 6 (1.21%) Java
10 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.80%) AWK
12 4 (0.80%) sed
12 4 (0.80%) VBA
13 3 (0.60%) Ruby
14 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 39 (7.85%) MCSE
5 27 (5.43%) MCSA
6 26 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.02%) MCITP
8 19 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.62%) CCNA
9 18 (3.62%) Degree
10 17 (3.42%) DV Cleared
11 15 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (2.82%) CCNP
13 13 (2.62%) MCP
14 8 (1.61%) MCTS
15 5 (1.01%) RHCE
16 4 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.80%) NCDA
17 3 (0.60%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.41%) SLA
2 6 (1.21%) GCP
2 6 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.01%) QA
4 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) COBIT
5 3 (0.60%) FISMA
5 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.60%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 307 (61.77%) Active Directory
2 152 (30.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (20.72%) VMware ESXi
4 77 (15.49%) XenApp
5 65 (13.08%) Hyper-V
6 60 (12.07%) vSphere
7 29 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 27 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (4.43%) Docker
10 17 (3.42%) NFS
11 14 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (2.41%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.21%) Samba
16 5 (1.01%) VMware NSX
17 4 (0.80%) XenServer
18 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.60%) vCloud
18 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 70 (14.08%) SCCM
2 34 (6.84%) WSUS
3 30 (6.04%) Ansible
3 30 (6.04%) Puppet
4 27 (5.43%) SCOM
5 26 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (4.02%) Terraform
6 20 (4.02%) vCenter Server
7 18 (3.62%) Nagios
8 15 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (3.02%) vMotion
9 13 (2.62%) PowerCLI
9 13 (2.62%) WMI
10 12 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.61%) vRealize
12 6 (1.21%) SCOrch
13 5 (1.01%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.80%) Control-M
14 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 253 (50.91%) VMware
2 221 (44.47%) Microsoft
3 120 (24.14%) Citrix
4 90 (18.11%) Cisco
5 66 (13.28%) HP
6 37 (7.44%) SolarWinds
7 31 (6.24%) Dell
7 31 (6.24%) NetApp
7 31 (6.24%) Red Hat
8 26 (5.23%) Ivanti
9 25 (5.03%) IBM
10 23 (4.63%) Splunk
11 22 (4.43%) Apple
12 19 (3.82%) Oracle
13 16 (3.22%) CommVault
13 16 (3.22%) Juniper
13 16 (3.22%) McAfee
14 14 (2.82%) CheckPoint
15 13 (2.62%) EMC
16 12 (2.41%) ServiceNow