The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 60 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 0.13% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.34% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.03 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.46 -
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
205 186 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.06% 24.93% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 69 93
Average daily rate £288 £307 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £8.25 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2012
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) IIS
4 8 (53.33%) LAN
4 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (53.33%) SAN
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) SCOM
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 6 (40.00%) Clustering
6 6 (40.00%) Local Government
6 6 (40.00%) PKI
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (26.67%) XenApp
8 4 (26.67%) vSphere
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (60.00%) IIS
2 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Clustering
1 6 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) LINC
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper