The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 57 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 12 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 1.08% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 3.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£283 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Windows Server 2012
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
211 227 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.67% 27.15% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 102
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 23
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +80.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 5 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (97.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (91.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (82.86%) Active Directory
5 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
6 20 (57.14%) MS Exchange
7 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
7 19 (54.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (51.43%) IIS
9 17 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (45.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (45.71%) SharePoint
11 14 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
12 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
12 12 (34.29%) VMware
13 9 (25.71%) Citrix
13 9 (25.71%) SAN
13 9 (25.71%) SCOM
14 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
14 8 (22.86%) DHCP
15 7 (20.00%) LAN
15 7 (20.00%) WAN
15 7 (20.00%) Migration
15 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (20.00%) Clustering
15 7 (20.00%) Banking
16 6 (17.14%) Local Government
16 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
16 6 (17.14%) UNIX
17 5 (14.29%) SQL

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 20 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 19 (54.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (51.43%) IIS
4 17 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (45.71%) SharePoint
5 16 (45.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 8 (22.86%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) LAN
3 7 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall
7 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.86%) LDAP
7 1 (2.86%) ADSL
7 1 (2.86%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Local Government
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (11.43%) Analyst
1 4 (11.43%) Consultant
1 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (11.43%) Administrator
1 4 (11.43%) Windows Technical Consultant
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Engineer
1 4 (11.43%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (8.57%) Wintel Support
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Wintel Administrator
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (5.71%) Architect
3 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
4 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) DBA
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Clustering
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (97.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (91.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) UNIX
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.43%) High Availability
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Security Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
6 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.86%) Information Security
6 1 (2.86%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Database Security
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (82.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 9 (25.71%) Citrix
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.57%) McAfee
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) Atlassian