Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 199 207
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 555 534 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.27% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.76% 6.13% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 342 390
London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £185 £201 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £326 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.12% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 16
London median hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.93% +48.65% -19.57%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.81% +16.67% -25.00%

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 9,638 8,716 9,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.66% 20.80% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,875 6,045 6,237
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 200 298
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +10.47% +4.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.48 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.02% +5.25%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -16 100 £350 -15.15% 45
South London -15 44 £275 -31.25% 12
West London -26 32 £375 -3.23% 32
East London -5 9 £213 -24.44% 16
North London -10 2 £195 -48.00% 5
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 555 (100.00%) Windows
2 361 (65.05%) Windows Server
3 331 (59.64%) Active Directory
4 307 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 306 (55.14%) VMware
6 215 (38.74%) Microsoft
7 172 (30.99%) PowerShell
8 168 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 156 (28.11%) Linux
10 136 (24.50%) DNS
11 125 (22.52%) Citrix
12 121 (21.80%) Windows 7
13 118 (21.26%) Cisco
14 112 (20.18%) Office 365
15 108 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
15 108 (19.46%) SQL Server
16 104 (18.74%) Windows 10
17 95 (17.12%) Firewall
18 90 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 88 (15.86%) Finance
20 87 (15.68%) Hyper-V
21 86 (15.50%) DHCP
22 83 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
23 80 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 78 (14.05%) MS Exchange
25 77 (13.87%) SAN
25 77 (13.87%) XenApp
26 75 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
27 73 (13.15%) TCP/IP
28 71 (12.79%) SQL

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 78 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (6.31%) IIS
4 34 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (4.32%) Skype for Business
7 14 (2.52%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.16%) CMS
9 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.08%) JBoss
11 4 (0.72%) Apache
11 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) Confluence
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 53 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.36%) Revit
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Eikon
2 3 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 112 (20.18%) Office 365
2 83 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (3.78%) Amazon ELB
5 21 (3.78%) Route 53
5 21 (3.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.62%) IaaS
8 8 (1.44%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.54%) GitHub
10 3 (0.54%) PaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.36%) SaaS
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 136 (24.50%) DNS
2 95 (17.12%) Firewall
3 86 (15.50%) DHCP
4 77 (13.87%) SAN
5 73 (13.15%) TCP/IP
6 65 (11.71%) WAN
7 63 (11.35%) LAN
8 47 (8.47%) VPN
9 34 (6.13%) VoIP
10 23 (4.14%) NAS
11 18 (3.24%) iSCSI
11 18 (3.24%) Skype
12 16 (2.88%) VLAN
13 14 (2.52%) NetScaler
13 14 (2.52%) VSAN
14 13 (2.34%) Wireless
15 12 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (1.98%) Internet
16 11 (1.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (2.88%) Power BI
6 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.72%) MySQL
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.96%) Artifactory
4 21 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.26%) Chocolatey
5 7 (1.26%) Metasploit
5 7 (1.26%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.72%) Ant
9 3 (0.54%) JIRA
10 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.18%) FishEye
11 1 (0.18%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.18%) TestNG
11 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 88 (15.86%) Finance
2 40 (7.21%) Banking
3 15 (2.70%) Legal
4 14 (2.52%) Advertising
4 14 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.80%) Retail
7 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.08%) Law
9 5 (0.90%) Back Office
10 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.54%) International Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (14.23%) Windows Engineer
3 71 (12.79%) Analyst
4 57 (10.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (9.91%) Support Engineer
6 46 (8.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 38 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 37 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (5.77%) Administrator
10 30 (5.41%) Server Engineer
11 25 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
12 24 (4.32%) Consultant
12 24 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
13 23 (4.14%) Operations Engineer
14 22 (3.96%) Desktop Support
14 22 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 22 (3.96%) Server Support
15 20 (3.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.60%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (3.42%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.32%) .NET
2 22 (3.96%) JSON
3 21 (3.78%) YAML
4 14 (2.52%) Web Services
4 14 (2.52%) WPF
5 10 (1.80%) LDAP
6 9 (1.62%) XML
7 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.72%) REST
7 4 (0.72%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.54%) CSS
8 3 (0.54%) DOM
8 3 (0.54%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.54%) RESTful
8 3 (0.54%) XSLT
9 2 (0.36%) HTML
9 2 (0.36%) Middleware
9 2 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.93%) Clustering
3 34 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.14%) Replication
5 18 (3.24%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.06%) PKI
7 16 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.70%) EMC VNX
9 9 (1.62%) iPhone
10 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.72%) iPad
14 3 (0.54%) CCTV
14 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 555 (100.00%) Windows
2 361 (65.05%) Windows Server
3 307 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 156 (28.11%) Linux
5 121 (21.80%) Windows 7
6 104 (18.74%) Windows 10
7 90 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (14.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (6.85%) CentOS
10 19 (3.42%) Unix
10 19 (3.42%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.44%) Android
12 7 (1.26%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.08%) Debian
14 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.90%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.72%) Solaris
15 4 (0.72%) SUSE
16 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (12.43%) DevOps
1 69 (12.43%) ITIL
2 60 (10.81%) Migration
3 58 (10.45%) Configuration Management
4 33 (5.95%) Open Source
5 32 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 30 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (4.50%) Patch Management
9 23 (4.14%) Build Automation
10 22 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (3.96%) Problem Management
11 21 (3.78%) High Availability
12 20 (3.60%) Incident Management
13 19 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (3.24%) Network Monitoring
15 17 (3.06%) Server Building
16 15 (2.70%) Server Hardening
17 14 (2.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (30.99%) PowerShell
2 71 (12.79%) SQL
3 30 (5.41%) VBScript
4 29 (5.23%) C#
5 23 (4.14%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.98%) C
7 10 (1.80%) Perl
7 10 (1.80%) Python
8 9 (1.62%) Java
8 9 (1.62%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.54%) AWK
12 3 (0.54%) Ruby
13 2 (0.36%) VB
13 2 (0.36%) VBA
14 1 (0.18%) F#
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 70 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 45 (8.11%) MCSE
4 34 (6.13%) MCSA
5 33 (5.95%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (3.42%) MCITP
7 19 (3.42%) MCP
8 16 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.70%) CCNA
10 14 (2.52%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.98%) Degree
12 10 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.26%) CCA
14 7 (1.26%) CCNP
15 6 (1.08%) MCTS
15 6 (1.08%) VCP5
16 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.08%) GCP
2 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 331 (59.64%) Active Directory
2 168 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (15.68%) Hyper-V
5 77 (13.87%) XenApp
6 66 (11.89%) vSphere
7 35 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (4.50%) XenDesktop
9 23 (4.14%) Docker
10 14 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (2.16%) NFS
11 12 (2.16%) Samba
11 12 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.98%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.26%) XenServer
14 5 (0.90%) vCloud
14 5 (0.90%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (11.89%) SCCM
2 37 (6.67%) Puppet
2 37 (6.67%) WSUS
3 36 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (6.13%) Ansible
4 34 (6.13%) SCOM
5 26 (4.68%) WMI
6 24 (4.32%) Terraform
6 24 (4.32%) vCenter Server
7 17 (3.06%) PowerCLI
8 14 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (1.80%) Nagios
10 9 (1.62%) DameWare
10 9 (1.62%) vMotion
11 8 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.08%) vRealize
14 5 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 306 (55.14%) VMware
2 215 (38.74%) Microsoft
3 125 (22.52%) Citrix
4 118 (21.26%) Cisco
5 69 (12.43%) HP
6 51 (9.19%) Red Hat
7 38 (6.85%) Dell
8 35 (6.31%) NetApp
9 34 (6.13%) SolarWinds
10 30 (5.41%) Splunk
11 29 (5.23%) IBM
12 27 (4.86%) EMC
13 26 (4.68%) Symantec
14 25 (4.50%) Apple
14 25 (4.50%) Oracle
15 23 (4.14%) CommVault
16 22 (3.96%) Ivanti
17 21 (3.78%) Juniper
18 16 (2.88%) Bloomberg
18 16 (2.88%) CheckPoint