Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 296 290
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 86 315 420
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.82% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 4.58% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 217 322
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £157 £157
90th Percentile £525 £488 £538
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £47.17 £21.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.60% -20.00% -45.12%
10th Percentile £31.25 £19.40 £20.08
90th Percentile £49.79 £45.98 £47.63
England median hourly rate £39.50 £22.40 £21.50
% change year-on-year +76.34% +4.19% +13.16%

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 2,231 6,873 9,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.51% 17.96% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 4,828 6,475
Median daily rate £485 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £256 £170 £200
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 199 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +84 21 £400 +14.29% 8
West London +60 7 £475 +137.50% 5
South London +42 5 - -
East London +50 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (76.74%) Active Directory
3 64 (74.42%) Windows Server
4 56 (65.12%) VMware
5 55 (63.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (59.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
8 32 (37.21%) Office 365
9 31 (36.05%) DNS
10 29 (33.72%) Azure
11 28 (32.56%) PowerShell
11 28 (32.56%) Windows 10
12 26 (30.23%) DHCP
13 25 (29.07%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (26.74%) Migration
14 23 (26.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 22 (25.58%) Finance
15 22 (25.58%) ITIL
16 21 (24.42%) Citrix
17 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
17 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2019
18 18 (20.93%) SAN
18 18 (20.93%) High Availability
18 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
19 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
19 17 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (18.60%) Clustering
20 16 (18.60%) Firewall
21 15 (17.44%) HP

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 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.30%) IIS
4 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.98%) ArcGIS
6 5 (5.81%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.16%) Apache
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.98%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.21%) Office 365
2 29 (33.72%) Azure
3 12 (13.95%) IaaS
3 12 (13.95%) PaaS
3 12 (13.95%) SaaS
4 11 (12.79%) AWS
5 8 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (8.14%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (8.14%) GCP
6 7 (8.14%) OneDrive
7 6 (6.98%) GitHub
7 6 (6.98%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (36.05%) DNS
2 26 (30.23%) DHCP
3 18 (20.93%) SAN
4 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
5 16 (18.60%) Firewall
6 10 (11.63%) Kerberos
7 6 (6.98%) Skype
8 4 (4.65%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.65%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.65%) Network Security
8 4 (4.65%) VLAN
9 3 (3.49%) SNMP
9 3 (3.49%) VPN
10 2 (2.33%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.33%) LAN
10 2 (2.33%) NAS
10 2 (2.33%) SMTP
10 2 (2.33%) VoIP
10 2 (2.33%) WAN
10 2 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) GIS
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Subversion
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 4 (4.65%) Automotive
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Publishing
7 1 (1.16%) Housing Association
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) VMware Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.49%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Administrator
8 3 (3.49%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) LDAP
2 3 (3.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.60%) Clustering
3 9 (10.47%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.98%) Replication
5 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.65%) NHS
5 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.33%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.33%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.33%) PKI
6 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
7 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (74.42%) Windows Server
3 55 (63.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 51 (59.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (32.56%) Windows 10
6 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.14%) Linux
9 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.49%) Solaris
11 3 (3.49%) Unix
12 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.16%) Android
13 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 23 (26.74%) Migration
2 22 (25.58%) ITIL
3 18 (20.93%) High Availability
4 15 (17.44%) DevOps
5 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (12.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.98%) Availability Management
9 6 (6.98%) Capacity Management
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.81%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.65%) Business Continuity
11 4 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.79%) C
3 9 (10.47%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) VB
5 3 (3.49%) C#
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.47%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (9.30%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.81%) MCSE
6 4 (4.65%) MCSA
7 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.33%) CCNA
8 2 (2.33%) NCDA
9 1 (1.16%) CISSP
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.16%) Degree
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.16%) MCITP
9 1 (1.16%) RHCE
9 1 (1.16%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (3.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (3.49%) NCSC
2 1 (1.16%) GMP
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (76.74%) Active Directory
2 48 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (29.07%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (10.47%) Docker
4 9 (10.47%) vSphere
5 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.98%) XenApp
7 5 (5.81%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.65%) NFS
8 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.49%) VMware NSX
10 2 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.16%) UAG
11 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 11 (12.79%) Ansible
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (10.47%) SCOM
4 8 (9.30%) vMotion
5 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.98%) Kubernetes
6 6 (6.98%) Puppet
6 6 (6.98%) Terraform
7 5 (5.81%) WSUS
8 4 (4.65%) vCenter Server
9 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
9 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
9 3 (3.49%) PowerCLI
9 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (2.33%) HP SIM
11 1 (1.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 56 (65.12%) VMware
2 48 (55.81%) Microsoft
3 21 (24.42%) Citrix
4 15 (17.44%) HP
5 13 (15.12%) Oracle
6 11 (12.79%) Cisco
7 8 (9.30%) NetApp
7 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.30%) Sophos
8 7 (8.14%) EMC
8 7 (8.14%) Lumension
9 6 (6.98%) Dell
9 6 (6.98%) ESRI
9 6 (6.98%) SaltStack
10 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.65%) CA
11 4 (4.65%) Juniper
11 4 (4.65%) Symantec
12 3 (3.49%) Hitachi
12 3 (3.49%) McAfee