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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 51 76 44
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 23 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.52% 0.21% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.18% 0.92% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
Median daily rate £360 £253 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £183 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +15.06%
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
226 217 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.73% 22.79% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 125 107
Median daily rate £425 £381 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +43.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.23 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 8 £444 -
Chester -2 6 £263 +59.09% 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (87.84%) Windows Server
3 60 (81.08%) Microsoft
4 52 (70.27%) Active Directory
5 43 (58.11%) PowerShell
6 41 (55.41%) Security Cleared
6 41 (55.41%) SCCM
7 37 (50.00%) VMware
8 35 (47.30%) SCOM
9 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
10 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
11 32 (43.24%) Test Automation
12 31 (41.89%) Migration
13 28 (37.84%) MS Exchange
13 28 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (37.84%) Skype for Business
14 27 (36.49%) Skype
14 27 (36.49%) SharePoint
15 23 (31.08%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (27.03%) Data Migration
18 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
19 17 (22.97%) MS Office
20 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
21 14 (18.92%) vSphere
22 13 (17.57%) Linux
23 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
23 12 (16.22%) ITIL
23 12 (16.22%) Citrix
24 10 (13.51%) DNS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (37.84%) MS Exchange
1 28 (37.84%) Skype for Business
2 27 (36.49%) SharePoint
3 23 (31.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (12.16%) IIS
5 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.05%) Apache
6 3 (4.05%) JBoss
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Office
2 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.49%) Skype
2 10 (13.51%) DNS
2 10 (13.51%) SAN
3 7 (9.46%) DHCP
4 6 (8.11%) WAN
5 5 (6.76%) Internet
5 5 (6.76%) SSL
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) VPN
7 3 (4.05%) LAN
7 3 (4.05%) MPLS
8 2 (2.70%) PCoIP
8 2 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.70%) Softphone
9 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Local Government
3 4 (5.41%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Architect
2 9 (12.16%) Designer
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.41%) VMware Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.70%) Server Support
8 2 (2.70%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.05%) LAMP
2 3 (4.05%) WAMP
3 2 (2.70%) JSP
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.46%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) Clustering
3 4 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.70%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) PMI
4 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) BYOD
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (87.84%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
5 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (17.57%) Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
2 32 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 31 (41.89%) Migration
4 20 (27.03%) Data Migration
5 12 (16.22%) ITIL
6 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.46%) System Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Application Packaging
7 6 (8.11%) Identity Management
7 6 (8.11%) Project Management
8 5 (6.76%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Service Management
8 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.41%) Defect Management
9 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.41%) Records Management
9 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.51%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) PHP
3 4 (5.41%) VB
3 4 (5.41%) VBScript
4 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.70%) Java
6 1 (1.35%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (55.41%) Security Cleared
2 34 (45.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.46%) MCITP
5 6 (8.11%) MCSA
6 5 (6.76%) ISEB
6 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
7 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.05%) MCTS
8 3 (4.05%) RHCE
9 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.70%) CLAS
9 2 (2.70%) MCSE
9 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.35%) CCIE
10 1 (1.35%) CCNA
10 1 (1.35%) CCNP
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.70%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.70%) RMADS
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 52 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 28 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.92%) vSphere
4 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.41%) XenApp
6 3 (4.05%) UAG
7 2 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (55.41%) SCCM
2 35 (47.30%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.05%) Puppet
4 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.70%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.70%) vRealize
6 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 60 (81.08%) Microsoft
2 37 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) Avaya
5 3 (4.05%) Brocade
5 3 (4.05%) HP
5 3 (4.05%) NetApp
5 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.70%) AppSense
6 2 (2.70%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.70%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.70%) Juniper
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Reuters
7 1 (1.35%) BMC
7 1 (1.35%) EMC
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) Sun