The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 43 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 1.06% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.53% 4.96% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.08%
Windows Server 2012
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
129 121 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.71% 21.30% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 42
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Birmingham region.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Birmingham region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (60.00%) VMware
4 13 (52.00%) ITIL
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) NetBackup
6 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (32.00%) HP
7 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (28.00%) DHCP
8 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) SCCM
8 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
10 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.00%) SAN
10 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
11 4 (16.00%) IBM
11 4 (16.00%) UNIX
11 4 (16.00%) Solaris
11 4 (16.00%) Linux
11 4 (16.00%) VB
12 3 (12.00%) Change Management
12 3 (12.00%) Firewall
12 3 (12.00%) Telecoms

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DHCP
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (28.00%) Server Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Server Support
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.00%) jQuery
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) AS400
1 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
5 4 (16.00%) Solaris
5 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Scrum
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) CAD
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) VB
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) VBA
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) MCP
5 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) HP APS
6 1 (4.00%) CCA
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CCEA
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) NetBackup
2 7 (28.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) EMC
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix