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 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 173 155
Rank change year-on-year -48 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 224 309 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.43% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.43% 6.58% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 192 235
Median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 21
Median hourly rate £175.00 £12.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1300.00% -45.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -22.35% +3.15%  

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 4127 4697 5036
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.96% 21.71% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3350 3355
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 190
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 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
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 23 June 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 -28 25 £325 -18.75% 14
Twickenham +4 2 £363 - 1
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Westminster +5 1 £345 -23.33%
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £313 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 452 (100.00%) Windows
2 319 (70.58%) Windows Server
3 287 (63.50%) Active Directory
4 276 (61.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (46.90%) VMware
6 205 (45.35%) Microsoft
7 169 (37.39%) PowerShell
8 114 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 106 (23.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 101 (22.35%) Migration
11 99 (21.90%) Citrix
12 98 (21.68%) Office 365
13 97 (21.46%) Cisco
14 95 (21.02%) MS Exchange
15 91 (20.13%) SQL Server
16 89 (19.69%) SAN
16 89 (19.69%) Finance
16 89 (19.69%) SCCM
17 84 (18.58%) Windows 7
18 83 (18.36%) SQL
19 81 (17.92%) DNS
19 81 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
20 80 (17.70%) Hyper-V
21 76 (16.81%) Firewall
22 74 (16.37%) HP
22 74 (16.37%) Linux
23 73 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
24 71 (15.71%) ITIL
25 66 (14.60%) Data Centre
26 64 (14.16%) Windows 10

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 95 (21.02%) MS Exchange
2 62 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (13.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (9.51%) IIS
5 41 (9.07%) SharePoint
6 28 (6.19%) Skype for Business
7 22 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.33%) JBoss
10 6 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.88%) Confluence
12 4 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.66%) CMS
14 2 (0.44%) Apache
14 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Stata
5 2 (0.44%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.44%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) Exstream
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (21.68%) Office 365
3 38 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (8.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (3.76%) IaaS
5 8 (1.77%) GitHub
5 8 (1.77%) SaaS
6 7 (1.55%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.33%) PaaS
8 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.44%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Route 53
11 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (19.69%) SAN
2 81 (17.92%) DNS
3 76 (16.81%) Firewall
4 57 (12.61%) LAN
5 52 (11.50%) WAN
6 48 (10.62%) DHCP
7 38 (8.41%) NAS
8 37 (8.19%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.65%) VPN
10 17 (3.76%) Skype
10 17 (3.76%) VoIP
11 16 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (3.54%) VLAN
12 15 (3.32%) NetScaler
12 15 (3.32%) Wireless
13 14 (3.10%) SSL
14 11 (2.43%) Internet
14 11 (2.43%) MPLS
14 11 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.77%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.66%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.66%) GIS
9 3 (0.66%) MS Access
10 2 (0.44%) MySQL
10 2 (0.44%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.44%) Redis
11 1 (0.22%) Big Data
11 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 15 (3.32%) TeamCity
2 13 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.11%) MSI
7 4 (0.88%) JIRA
7 4 (0.88%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.88%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.88%) NUnit
7 4 (0.88%) Subversion
8 3 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.44%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 89 (19.69%) Finance
2 59 (13.05%) Banking
3 19 (4.20%) Law
4 15 (3.32%) Legal
5 14 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.10%) Retail
6 9 (1.99%) Back Office
7 8 (1.77%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Military
9 3 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (15.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (13.94%) Windows Engineer
3 56 (12.39%) Analyst
4 51 (11.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 46 (10.18%) Support Engineer
6 33 (7.30%) Server Engineer
7 31 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
8 30 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 28 (6.19%) Administrator
9 28 (6.19%) Architect
10 27 (5.97%) Active Directory Engineer
11 26 (5.75%) VMware Engineer
12 25 (5.53%) PowerShell Engineer
13 23 (5.09%) Consultant
14 21 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
15 20 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 17 (3.76%) Citrix Engineer
18 16 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.97%) .NET
2 10 (2.21%) ASP.NET
2 10 (2.21%) HTML
3 7 (1.55%) JSON
4 6 (1.33%) Web Services
5 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.11%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.88%) CSS
6 4 (0.88%) SAML
6 4 (0.88%) WAP
6 4 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.88%) XML
7 3 (0.66%) Middleware
7 3 (0.66%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.66%) WF
7 3 (0.66%) XHTML
7 3 (0.66%) XMPP
7 3 (0.66%) XSLT
8 2 (0.44%) Node.js
8 2 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.60%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.62%) Clustering
3 28 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.98%) Replication
6 9 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.99%) PKI
7 8 (1.77%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.88%) iPhone
9 4 (0.88%) PMI
10 3 (0.66%) EPoS
10 3 (0.66%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) iPad
10 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 452 (100.00%) Windows
2 319 (70.58%) Windows Server
3 276 (61.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (18.58%) Windows 7
5 81 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (16.37%) Linux
7 64 (14.16%) Windows 10
8 37 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (5.53%) Unix
10 24 (5.31%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.65%) CentOS
12 9 (1.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.77%) AIX
13 8 (1.77%) Solaris
14 7 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.11%) Android
15 5 (1.11%) VMS
15 5 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.88%) SUSE
17 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.35%) Migration
2 71 (15.71%) ITIL
3 36 (7.96%) Project Management
4 34 (7.52%) Change Management
4 34 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (7.30%) Configuration Management
6 31 (6.86%) DevOps
7 25 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (5.09%) Task Automation
9 20 (4.42%) Service Management
10 19 (4.20%) Problem Management
11 18 (3.98%) Server Building
12 17 (3.76%) High Availability
13 16 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (3.32%) ITIL V3
14 15 (3.32%) Server Virtualisation
14 15 (3.32%) Virtual Environments
15 13 (2.88%) PRINCE2
16 12 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (2.65%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 169 (37.39%) PowerShell
2 83 (18.36%) SQL
3 25 (5.53%) VBScript
4 21 (4.65%) C#
4 21 (4.65%) Python
5 17 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.32%) Java
7 12 (2.65%) C
7 12 (2.65%) Perl
7 12 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.88%) Ruby
10 4 (0.88%) VB
10 4 (0.88%) XPath
11 3 (0.66%) C++
11 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.66%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 73 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (11.06%) MCSE
3 39 (8.63%) Security Cleared
4 29 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (6.19%) Degree
6 24 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (4.87%) MCITP
8 19 (4.20%) MCP
8 19 (4.20%) MCSA
9 17 (3.76%) CCNA
9 17 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (3.76%) DV Cleared
10 16 (3.54%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.21%) CCNP
11 10 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.11%) MCTS
14 4 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.88%) SLA
3 8 (1.77%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.66%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 287 (63.50%) Active Directory
2 114 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 50 (11.06%) vSphere
4 50 (11.06%) XenApp
5 36 (7.96%) XenDesktop
6 32 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.55%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.88%) SRDF
11 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.66%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 89 (19.69%) SCCM
2 29 (6.42%) SCOM
3 27 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (3.98%) vCenter Server
5 17 (3.76%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.32%) Puppet
7 14 (3.10%) PowerCLI
8 12 (2.65%) Ansible
9 9 (1.99%) BladeLogic
9 9 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (1.77%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.77%) WSUS
11 7 (1.55%) Nagios
11 7 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 212 (46.90%) VMware
2 205 (45.35%) Microsoft
3 99 (21.90%) Citrix
4 97 (21.46%) Cisco
5 74 (16.37%) HP
6 44 (9.73%) NetApp
7 40 (8.85%) Red Hat
8 29 (6.42%) Symantec
9 20 (4.42%) Dell
10 19 (4.20%) Sophos
11 17 (3.76%) EMC
12 16 (3.54%) ServiceNow
13 13 (2.88%) Palo Alto
14 12 (2.65%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.65%) Avaya
14 12 (2.65%) Oracle
15 11 (2.43%) Apple
15 11 (2.43%) AppSense
15 11 (2.43%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.43%) IBM
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago