Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 188 169
Rank change year-on-year -43 -19 +65
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 534 598 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.32% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.44% 6.36% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 380 480
London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £183 £220 £191
90th Percentile £522 £513 £500
England median daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.26% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 21
London median hourly rate £47.83 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.58% +15.38% -25.00%
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% +8.11% -26.00%

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 9817 9406 9862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.83% 20.80% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6511 6726
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £230 £205
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 210 309
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.23 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +5.65% +7.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.46 £42.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -9 95 £350 -12.83% 11
South London -15 34 £275 -35.29% 1
West London -17 18 £369 +5.36% 11
East London -9 4 £213 -38.18% 5
North London -16 3 £460 +67.27%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 534 (100.00%) Windows
2 372 (69.66%) Windows Server
3 325 (60.86%) Active Directory
4 308 (57.68%) VMware
5 278 (52.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (35.58%) Microsoft
7 179 (33.52%) PowerShell
8 145 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (25.66%) Linux
10 134 (25.09%) Citrix
11 131 (24.53%) Cisco
12 120 (22.47%) SAN
13 117 (21.91%) Office 365
14 113 (21.16%) DNS
15 108 (20.22%) Migration
16 106 (19.85%) Finance
17 101 (18.91%) MS Exchange
18 99 (18.54%) SQL Server
19 95 (17.79%) Firewall
19 95 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
20 92 (17.23%) Windows 7
20 92 (17.23%) VMware ESXi
21 86 (16.10%) Windows 10
22 85 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
22 85 (15.92%) Hyper-V
23 81 (15.17%) vSphere
24 79 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
25 78 (14.61%) HP
26 77 (14.42%) SCCM
27 76 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise 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
1 101 (18.91%) MS Exchange
2 57 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (6.37%) IIS
5 25 (4.68%) SharePoint
5 25 (4.68%) Skype for Business
6 24 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.06%) CMS
9 10 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.56%) JBoss
12 3 (0.56%) LiveLink
12 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.37%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) Stata
5 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.37%) Revit
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Eikon
3 3 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 117 (21.91%) Office 365
2 95 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (2.62%) Amazon ELB
6 14 (2.62%) Route 53
7 10 (1.87%) IaaS
8 5 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.75%) GitHub
10 3 (0.56%) G Suite
10 3 (0.56%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.56%) PaaS
10 3 (0.56%) SaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 120 (22.47%) SAN
2 113 (21.16%) DNS
3 95 (17.79%) Firewall
4 73 (13.67%) DHCP
5 64 (11.99%) LAN
6 63 (11.80%) WAN
7 56 (10.49%) TCP/IP
8 41 (7.68%) VPN
9 29 (5.43%) VoIP
10 28 (5.24%) NAS
11 21 (3.93%) VSAN
12 20 (3.75%) Skype
12 20 (3.75%) Wireless
13 19 (3.56%) VLAN
14 16 (3.00%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.62%) LDAP
15 14 (2.62%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.62%) Network Security
16 13 (2.43%) DMZ
17 11 (2.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (2.06%) EDRMS
6 11 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.87%) Power BI
8 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.75%) MS Access
11 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (5.24%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.81%) Artifactory
3 15 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (1.69%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.75%) Ant
5 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.56%) Chocolatey
6 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.19%) MSI
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) TestNG
General
1 106 (19.85%) Finance
2 68 (12.73%) Banking
3 16 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.25%) Advertising
6 11 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.69%) Legal
7 9 (1.69%) Retail
8 4 (0.75%) Electronics
8 4 (0.75%) Law
8 4 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Back Office
9 3 (0.56%) International Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (15.54%) Analyst
3 76 (14.23%) Windows Engineer
4 50 (9.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 47 (8.80%) Support Engineer
6 42 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (6.93%) Administrator
8 36 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
9 34 (6.37%) Server Engineer
10 33 (6.18%) Support Analyst
11 28 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
12 24 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (4.31%) Consultant
13 23 (4.31%) Operations Engineer
14 20 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
14 20 (3.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.56%) Desktop Support
15 19 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
16 18 (3.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (3.37%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.31%) .NET
2 15 (2.81%) JSON
3 14 (2.62%) YAML
4 12 (2.25%) Web Services
5 10 (1.87%) WPF
6 8 (1.50%) XML
7 6 (1.12%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.75%) REST
9 4 (0.75%) RESTful
10 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.56%) DOM
10 3 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.56%) XSLT
11 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.37%) Middleware
11 2 (0.37%) Node.js
11 2 (0.37%) SOAP
12 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.81%) Clustering
4 20 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.37%) Replication
6 17 (3.18%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.25%) EMC VNX
8 12 (2.25%) PKI
8 12 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.12%) iPhone
11 5 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.94%) PMI
11 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.75%) Fintech
13 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 534 (100.00%) Windows
2 372 (69.66%) Windows Server
3 278 (52.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 137 (25.66%) Linux
5 92 (17.23%) Windows 7
6 86 (16.10%) Windows 10
7 85 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (14.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (6.18%) Unix
10 32 (5.99%) CentOS
11 20 (3.75%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.43%) Solaris
13 12 (2.25%) AIX
14 11 (2.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.50%) Android
15 8 (1.50%) VMS
16 6 (1.12%) SUSE
17 4 (0.75%) Debian
17 4 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (20.22%) Migration
2 58 (10.86%) ITIL
3 50 (9.36%) DevOps
4 49 (9.18%) Configuration Management
5 30 (5.62%) Open Source
6 28 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 25 (4.68%) Task Automation
8 24 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (4.49%) Project Management
9 23 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (4.31%) Incident Management
10 22 (4.12%) High Availability
11 20 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.18%) Virtual Environments
13 16 (3.00%) Patch Management
13 16 (3.00%) Problem Management
13 16 (3.00%) Server Building
14 15 (2.81%) Change Management
15 14 (2.62%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 179 (33.52%) PowerShell
2 71 (13.30%) SQL
3 35 (6.55%) VBScript
4 21 (3.93%) C#
5 19 (3.56%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.37%) Perl
7 16 (3.00%) Java
7 16 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.87%) Python
9 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.31%) C
11 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.56%) AWK
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) F#
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 42 (7.87%) MCSE
4 32 (5.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (5.81%) MCSA
6 24 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.37%) MCITP
8 17 (3.18%) Degree
8 17 (3.18%) MCP
9 15 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.62%) CCNA
11 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.87%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.31%) CCA
14 7 (1.31%) CCNP
15 6 (1.12%) VCP5
16 5 (0.94%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.56%) SLA
2 9 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.75%) GCP
4 3 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 325 (60.86%) Active Directory
2 145 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (17.23%) VMware ESXi
4 85 (15.92%) Hyper-V
5 81 (15.17%) vSphere
6 57 (10.67%) XenApp
7 30 (5.62%) XenDesktop
8 27 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.37%) Docker
10 16 (3.00%) DFS Replication
10 16 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (2.06%) Samba
13 9 (1.69%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.31%) NFS
14 7 (1.31%) XenServer
15 5 (0.94%) vCloud
16 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
18 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (14.42%) SCCM
2 33 (6.18%) SCOM
3 31 (5.81%) Puppet
4 30 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (5.43%) vCenter Server
6 26 (4.87%) Ansible
7 23 (4.31%) WMI
7 23 (4.31%) WSUS
8 19 (3.56%) Terraform
9 18 (3.37%) PowerCLI
10 10 (1.87%) vRealize
11 9 (1.69%) BladeLogic
11 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.50%) vMotion
13 7 (1.31%) DameWare
13 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 308 (57.68%) VMware
2 190 (35.58%) Microsoft
3 134 (25.09%) Citrix
4 131 (24.53%) Cisco
5 78 (14.61%) HP
6 56 (10.49%) Red Hat
7 54 (10.11%) NetApp
8 32 (5.99%) EMC
9 30 (5.62%) Dell
10 28 (5.24%) SolarWinds
10 28 (5.24%) Symantec
11 25 (4.68%) Splunk
12 24 (4.49%) Juniper
13 23 (4.31%) Oracle
14 22 (4.12%) CommVault
15 21 (3.93%) CheckPoint
15 21 (3.93%) IBM
16 19 (3.56%) Sophos
17 17 (3.18%) 3PAR
17 17 (3.18%) Veeam