Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 220 194
Rank change year-on-year -60 -26 -41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 427 475 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.14% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.50% 5.62% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 294 416
London median daily rate £370 £353 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% -3.09% +3.93%
10th Percentile £157 £188 £190
90th Percentile £521 £525 £525
England median daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 4 14
London median hourly rate £34.50 £75.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.00% +500.00% -45.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.28 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.83 £168.75 £142.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +15.63% -17.95% -5.11%

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 9,497 8,459 9,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.51% 20.24% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,745 5,922 6,774
London median daily rate £488 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 213 215
London median hourly rate £19.49 £21.16 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +24.44% -7.91%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.17% +0.85% +2.10%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -37 87 £385 +10.00% 25
West London -37 30 £250 -28.83% 21
South London -20 27 £435 +21.68% 1
East London -18 1 - - 8
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Windows
2 296 (69.32%) Active Directory
3 294 (68.85%) Windows Server
4 248 (58.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 233 (54.57%) VMware
6 219 (51.29%) Microsoft
7 144 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 121 (28.34%) Office 365
9 119 (27.87%) PowerShell
10 117 (27.40%) MS Exchange
11 111 (26.00%) Citrix
12 105 (24.59%) Windows 10
13 101 (23.65%) Windows 7
14 95 (22.25%) DNS
14 95 (22.25%) SQL Server
15 90 (21.08%) Finance
16 84 (19.67%) VMware ESXi
17 82 (19.20%) DHCP
17 82 (19.20%) SCCM
18 80 (18.74%) Linux
19 75 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 74 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
20 74 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
21 73 (17.10%) SQL
21 73 (17.10%) Cisco
22 71 (16.63%) Firewall
23 69 (16.16%) ITIL
24 53 (12.41%) HP
24 53 (12.41%) vSphere
25 52 (12.18%) XenApp

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
1 117 (27.40%) MS Exchange
2 75 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (7.73%) Skype for Business
4 31 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (6.79%) IIS
6 27 (6.32%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.64%) CMS
11 5 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.94%) JBoss
13 2 (0.47%) Apache
13 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.23%) Confluence
14 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 74 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (2.11%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (28.34%) Office 365
2 74 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.98%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.34%) IaaS
6 9 (2.11%) PaaS
7 8 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (1.64%) Route 53
8 7 (1.64%) Yammer
9 5 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.17%) SaaS
10 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.70%) GitHub
12 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.47%) G Suite
12 2 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (22.25%) DNS
2 82 (19.20%) DHCP
3 71 (16.63%) Firewall
4 43 (10.07%) SAN
5 42 (9.84%) LAN
6 39 (9.13%) VPN
7 38 (8.90%) WAN
8 33 (7.73%) TCP/IP
9 24 (5.62%) Skype
10 19 (4.45%) VoIP
11 16 (3.75%) NAS
12 15 (3.51%) iSCSI
13 14 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (3.04%) VLAN
15 12 (2.81%) Internet
15 12 (2.81%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.81%) Wireless
16 11 (2.58%) Unified Communications
17 10 (2.34%) SMTP
18 9 (2.11%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.17%) Power BI
6 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.70%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.70%) DB2
8 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.47%) MySQL
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.41%) Artifactory
4 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.17%) AdminStudio
5 5 (1.17%) MSI
6 4 (0.94%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.70%) Chocolatey
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.47%) Selenium
8 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.23%) JIRA
9 1 (0.23%) RStudio
9 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 90 (21.08%) Finance
2 22 (5.15%) Banking
3 14 (3.28%) Legal
4 11 (2.58%) Back Office
5 10 (2.34%) Law
6 7 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.64%) Retail
6 7 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.94%) Billing
8 4 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.94%) Publishing
9 3 (0.70%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.47%) International Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (19.67%) Analyst
2 78 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (11.01%) Support Analyst
4 46 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 39 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (8.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 34 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
8 28 (6.56%) Server Engineer
9 26 (6.09%) Desktop Support
10 21 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 21 (4.92%) IT Support
11 20 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) Consultant
12 19 (4.45%) VMware Engineer
13 18 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 16 (3.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.75%) Service Analyst
15 15 (3.51%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.62%) .NET
2 17 (3.98%) Web Services
3 13 (3.04%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.04%) XML
4 9 (2.11%) JSON
4 9 (2.11%) REST
5 7 (1.64%) SOAP
5 7 (1.64%) XSLT
6 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.41%) HTML
6 6 (1.41%) YAML
7 5 (1.17%) CSS
7 5 (1.17%) LDAP
8 4 (0.94%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.70%) Middleware
9 3 (0.70%) XMPP
10 2 (0.47%) Ajax
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.47%) Velocity
10 2 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.37%) Clustering
2 19 (4.45%) Replication
3 18 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.04%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.58%) Handset
7 11 (2.58%) PKI
8 10 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.87%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.64%) iPhone
11 6 (1.41%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.41%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.41%) iPad
11 6 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.94%) Fintech
12 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 427 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (68.85%) Windows Server
3 248 (58.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 105 (24.59%) Windows 10
5 101 (23.65%) Windows 7
6 80 (18.74%) Linux
7 39 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.15%) Apple iOS
10 16 (3.75%) Mac OS
11 15 (3.51%) Windows 8
12 13 (3.04%) Android
12 13 (3.04%) CentOS
13 12 (2.81%) Mac OS X
14 10 (2.34%) Unix
15 9 (2.11%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.64%) Solaris
17 5 (1.17%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.16%) ITIL
2 41 (9.60%) Migration
3 26 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (4.92%) Service Management
5 20 (4.68%) Configuration Management
6 19 (4.45%) DevOps
7 17 (3.98%) Network Load Balancing
7 17 (3.98%) Patch Management
7 17 (3.98%) Virtual Environments
8 16 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.28%) Deployment Automation
9 14 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 14 (3.28%) Server Patching
10 13 (3.04%) Change Management
10 13 (3.04%) Investment Management
10 13 (3.04%) Line Management
10 13 (3.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (3.04%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (27.87%) PowerShell
2 73 (17.10%) SQL
3 23 (5.39%) VBScript
4 18 (4.22%) C
5 14 (3.28%) C#
6 13 (3.04%) Python
7 11 (2.58%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.87%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.64%) VB
9 7 (1.64%) XPath
10 6 (1.41%) Perl
11 4 (0.94%) AWK
11 4 (0.94%) sed
11 4 (0.94%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.94%) VBA
12 3 (0.70%) Java
13 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.23%) R
14 1 (0.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (10.54%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.56%) Degree
4 27 (6.32%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.15%) MCSE
6 18 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (3.28%) MCSA
9 13 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.58%) CCNP
11 10 (2.34%) MCITP
11 10 (2.34%) MCP
12 9 (2.11%) CCNA
13 8 (1.87%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.87%) Novell Certification
14 6 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.94%) CHECK Team Member
15 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.94%) RHCE
16 3 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.98%) SLA
2 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.64%) QA
3 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.70%) COBIT
5 3 (0.70%) FISMA
5 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.70%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 296 (69.32%) Active Directory
2 144 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (19.67%) VMware ESXi
4 53 (12.41%) vSphere
5 52 (12.18%) XenApp
6 46 (10.77%) Hyper-V
7 37 (8.67%) XenDesktop
8 25 (5.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.04%) NFS
11 12 (2.81%) Docker
12 11 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.41%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.17%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.17%) VMware NSX
14 5 (1.17%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.94%) XenServer
16 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (19.20%) SCCM
2 31 (7.26%) SCOM
3 20 (4.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (4.22%) vCenter Server
4 18 (4.22%) WSUS
5 13 (3.04%) Ansible
5 13 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (3.04%) PowerCLI
5 13 (3.04%) vMotion
6 12 (2.81%) Puppet
7 11 (2.58%) Backup Exec
7 11 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (2.34%) Nagios
8 10 (2.34%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.87%) PingFederate
10 8 (1.87%) vRealize
11 7 (1.64%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 233 (54.57%) VMware
2 219 (51.29%) Microsoft
3 111 (26.00%) Citrix
4 73 (17.10%) Cisco
5 53 (12.41%) HP
6 31 (7.26%) Ivanti
7 30 (7.03%) EMC
8 29 (6.79%) NetApp
9 25 (5.85%) Apple
10 22 (5.15%) Dell
11 20 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 18 (4.22%) McAfee
13 17 (3.98%) Veeam
14 16 (3.75%) Red Hat
15 15 (3.51%) CheckPoint
15 15 (3.51%) Juniper
15 15 (3.51%) Symantec
16 13 (3.04%) IBM
16 13 (3.04%) Meraki
17 12 (2.81%) Dell Compellent