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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 40 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.18% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.49% 2.48% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
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£413 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -19.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +3.12%
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
137 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.95% 21.23% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 72 38
Average daily rate £360 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (72.41%) VMware
4 15 (51.72%) NetBackup
4 15 (51.72%) ITIL
5 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
5 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (37.93%) DHCP
6 11 (37.93%) DNS
7 10 (34.48%) HP
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
8 9 (31.03%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (31.03%) SAN
8 9 (31.03%) SCCM
8 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
10 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.69%) UNIX
11 6 (20.69%) Solaris
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) VB
11 6 (20.69%) Firewall
11 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
12 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (17.24%) Symantec
12 5 (17.24%) VBA

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DHCP
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) SAN
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (31.03%) Server Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Senior Server Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Server Support
4 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Wintel Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) IT Support
8 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Support
8 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) jQuery
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) UNIX
4 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) CAD
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.69%) VB
3 5 (17.24%) VBA
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL Certification
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) HP APS
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) NetBackup
2 9 (31.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) HP
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 5 (17.24%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Nokia
5 1 (3.45%) Siemens
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix