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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 40 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 22 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.06% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 4.61% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 1
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£290 £301 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% +87.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £314 £312
% change year-on-year
+6.37% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.80 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -24.23%
Windows Server 2012
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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
82 152 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.39% 21.17% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 66 65
Average daily rate £300 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
4 21 (52.50%) VMware
5 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (25.00%) SAN
7 10 (25.00%) DNS
7 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
8 9 (22.50%) Citrix
9 7 (17.50%) DHCP
9 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
9 7 (17.50%) SCCM
10 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.00%) IBM
10 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
10 6 (15.00%) Migration
11 5 (12.50%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
11 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
11 5 (12.50%) UNIX
11 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 5 (12.50%) Solaris
11 5 (12.50%) Linux
11 5 (12.50%) ITIL
11 5 (12.50%) MCP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.00%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (25.00%) DNS
1 10 (25.00%) SAN
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) NAS
5 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.50%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) Extranet
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
5 5 (12.50%) Solaris
5 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Android
7 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.50%) Validation
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (5.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) MCP
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.00%) MCTS
3 2 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.00%) XenServer
6 2 (5.00%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
1 21 (52.50%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) IBM
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.00%) Veeam
6 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 2 (5.00%) AppSense
7 2 (5.00%) Autodesk
8 1 (2.50%) Spiceworks
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
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