Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 327 232 284
Rank change year-on-year -95 +52 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 142 218 383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.60% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 6.00% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 165 285
10th Percentile £230 £160 £150
25th Percentile £325 £263 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £380 £350
Median % change year-on-year +8.55% +8.57% -4.11%
75th Percentile £491 £475 £463
90th Percentile £538 £505 £525
England median daily rate £378 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -5.63% +9.59% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 12
10th Percentile £21.75 £24.85 £15.40
25th Percentile £30.00 £34.65 £20.69
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.17 £43.09
Median % change year-on-year -4.59% +9.46% -1.88%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £46.37
90th Percentile £68.25 £48.22 £47.68
England median hourly rate £34.75 £22.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year +54.14% +0.20% +28.57%

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 3,377 3,633 7,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.33% 17.26% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,379 2,584 5,292
10th Percentile £275 £175 £181
25th Percentile £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £650 £656
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 108 192
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.91 £14.00
25th Percentile £24.00 £17.88 £16.08
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £20.16
Median % change year-on-year +104.76% +4.15% +4.10%
75th Percentile £64.00 £47.15 £34.31
90th Percentile £68.00 £54.05 £48.66
England median hourly rate £17.76 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +1.47% -

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in London

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021. 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 +20 28 £475 +18.75% 11
West London +18 8 £525 +114.29% 3
East London +17 4 £210 -40.00% 3
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (67.61%) Windows Server
3 93 (65.49%) Active Directory
4 87 (61.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 80 (56.34%) Microsoft
6 79 (55.63%) VMware
6 79 (55.63%) PowerShell
7 63 (44.37%) Microsoft 365
8 58 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 58 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (35.21%) Azure
9 50 (35.21%) Windows Server 2019
10 47 (33.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 45 (31.69%) Windows 10
12 39 (27.46%) SQL Server
12 39 (27.46%) Citrix
13 38 (26.76%) DNS
14 33 (23.24%) Hyper-V
15 32 (22.54%) SCCM
15 32 (22.54%) Cisco
15 32 (22.54%) DHCP
16 29 (20.42%) SQL
16 29 (20.42%) ITIL
16 29 (20.42%) Migration
16 29 (20.42%) Social Skills
17 27 (19.01%) MS Exchange
18 25 (17.61%) Finance
18 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
19 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
19 24 (16.90%) Linux

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 27 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.75%) Skype for Business
5 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.63%) ArcGIS
7 7 (4.93%) IIS
8 3 (2.11%) Apache
8 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.41%) Confluence
9 2 (1.41%) Drupal
9 2 (1.41%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.41%) SAS
9 2 (1.41%) WordPress
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.63%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.11%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Salerio
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (44.37%) Microsoft 365
2 50 (35.21%) Azure
3 14 (9.86%) AWS
3 14 (9.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (8.45%) SaaS
5 8 (5.63%) Mimecast
5 8 (5.63%) PaaS
6 7 (4.93%) IaaS
7 6 (4.23%) GCP
8 4 (2.82%) Power Automate
9 3 (2.11%) GitHub
9 3 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.11%) PowerApps
9 3 (2.11%) Yammer
10 2 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.41%) Azure Key Vault
10 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.41%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.41%) ShareGate
11 1 (0.70%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.76%) DNS
2 32 (22.54%) DHCP
3 17 (11.97%) Firewall
3 17 (11.97%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.15%) LAN
5 12 (8.45%) SAN
6 10 (7.04%) Skype
6 10 (7.04%) WAN
7 9 (6.34%) FTP
8 8 (5.63%) NetScaler
8 8 (5.63%) VPN
9 6 (4.23%) Wireless
10 5 (3.52%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.52%) Kerberos
10 5 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (3.52%) VLAN
11 4 (2.82%) SMTP
12 3 (2.11%) VoIP
12 3 (2.11%) VSAN
13 2 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (7.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (4.93%) GIS
7 4 (2.82%) MySQL
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.41%) JIRA
1 2 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.70%) Hudson
2 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) JUnit
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) PyUnit
2 1 (0.70%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.70%) Subversion
2 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (20.42%) Social Skills
2 25 (17.61%) Finance
3 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.75%) Banking
5 8 (5.63%) Public Sector
6 5 (3.52%) Legal
7 4 (2.82%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.82%) Retail
8 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.41%) Back Office
9 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.41%) International Banking
9 2 (1.41%) Law
10 1 (0.70%) Electronics
10 1 (0.70%) Marketing
10 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (28.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (11.97%) Analyst
3 12 (8.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (7.75%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Administrator
7 8 (5.63%) Architect
7 8 (5.63%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Active Directory Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
1 3 (2.11%) CSS
1 3 (2.11%) HTML
1 3 (2.11%) jQuery
1 3 (2.11%) LDAP
2 2 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.41%) Kafka
2 2 (1.41%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.41%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.41%) REST
2 2 (1.41%) SOAP
2 2 (1.41%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) JSON
3 1 (0.70%) LAMP
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Clustering
2 9 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.34%) Replication
3 7 (4.93%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.52%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.82%) NHS
5 4 (2.82%) PKI
6 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (67.61%) Windows Server
3 87 (61.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 58 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (35.21%) Windows Server 2019
6 45 (31.69%) Windows 10
7 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
8 24 (16.90%) Linux
9 13 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.52%) Android
10 5 (3.52%) Unix
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.82%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.11%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.11%) VMS
13 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.41%) Solaris
14 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (20.42%) ITIL
2 29 (20.42%) Migration
3 20 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.75%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (6.34%) Project Management
8 8 (5.63%) Data Migration
8 8 (5.63%) DevOps
8 8 (5.63%) Service Design
8 8 (5.63%) Storage Management
8 8 (5.63%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (5.63%) Test Scripting
9 7 (4.93%) Computer Science
9 7 (4.93%) High Availability
9 7 (4.93%) Image Processing
9 7 (4.93%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 79 (55.63%) PowerShell
2 29 (20.42%) SQL
3 16 (11.27%) C
4 11 (7.75%) VB
5 9 (6.34%) Python
6 6 (4.23%) C#
6 6 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.52%) VBScript
8 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.11%) Java
9 2 (1.41%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.34%) Degree
4 9 (6.34%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.23%) MCITP
6 6 (4.23%) MCSE
7 5 (3.52%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.52%) CCNA
7 5 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.82%) MCSA
9 3 (2.11%) CCA
9 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.11%) VCAP
10 2 (1.41%) CISSP
10 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.41%) MCP
10 2 (1.41%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) GDPR
3 4 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 93 (65.49%) Active Directory
2 58 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.24%) Hyper-V
4 21 (14.79%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (13.38%) XenApp
6 15 (10.56%) vSphere
7 12 (8.45%) XenDesktop
8 10 (7.04%) VMware NSX
9 7 (4.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.23%) vCloud
11 5 (3.52%) Docker
11 5 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (2.11%) BitLocker
13 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.41%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (22.54%) SCCM
2 15 (10.56%) Ansible
3 14 (9.86%) SCOM
4 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (4.93%) Puppet
6 7 (4.93%) vCenter Server
6 7 (4.93%) vRealize
7 6 (4.23%) Backup Exec
7 6 (4.23%) SCSM
8 5 (3.52%) PowerCLI
8 5 (3.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.11%) PaperCut
11 2 (1.41%) Grafana
11 2 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 79 (55.63%) VMware
3 39 (27.46%) Citrix
4 32 (22.54%) Cisco
5 17 (11.97%) SolarWinds
6 14 (9.86%) Dell
6 14 (9.86%) HP
6 14 (9.86%) Oracle
7 11 (7.75%) EMC
8 9 (6.34%) IBM
9 8 (5.63%) ESRI
9 8 (5.63%) Lumension
9 8 (5.63%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.63%) Sophos
10 7 (4.93%) McAfee
11 6 (4.23%) Apple
11 6 (4.23%) Symantec
12 5 (3.52%) CommVault
12 5 (3.52%) Veeam
13 4 (2.82%) Ivanti