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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 49 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 15 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.81% 1.64% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 7.25% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£338 £270 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -7.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £19.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.63%
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
132 138 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.88% 22.59% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 52
Average daily rate £310 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £420 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.05 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) VMware
4 13 (44.83%) ITIL
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (31.03%) DNS
7 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
9 6 (20.69%) SCCM
9 6 (20.69%) HP
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (20.69%) SAN
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 5 (17.24%) LAN
10 5 (17.24%) WAN
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
11 4 (13.79%) QA
11 4 (13.79%) Citrix
12 3 (10.34%) Change Management
12 3 (10.34%) Migration
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.34%) Project Management
12 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
12 3 (10.34%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 6 (20.69%) SAN
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 2 (6.90%) Firewall
7 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) NAS
7 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (17.24%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Server Support
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Storage Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.90%) jQuery
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) AS400
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.90%) UNIX
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.34%) Project Management
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) VB
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) MCP
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) HP APS
6 1 (3.45%) CCA
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCEA
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
2 6 (20.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) VMware
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) AppSense
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) Spiceworks
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) EMC