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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 58 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.48% 0.82% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.79% 3.90% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £333 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £315 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £372 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £336 £301
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +11.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -69.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.46 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% -14.77%
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
162 231 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.80% 21.13% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 127 100
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.17 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.14 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Macclesfield - 2 - - 2
Warrington +12 1 £115 -67.60%
Chester - 1 £400 - 2
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (89.04%) Windows Server
3 56 (76.71%) Microsoft
4 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
5 43 (58.90%) Security Cleared
6 42 (57.53%) PowerShell
7 38 (52.05%) SCCM
8 36 (49.32%) SC Cleared
9 34 (46.58%) SCOM
10 33 (45.21%) Software Engineering
11 32 (43.84%) Test Automation
12 31 (42.47%) VMware
13 30 (41.10%) Migration
14 27 (36.99%) Skype for Business
14 27 (36.99%) Skype
15 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (35.62%) SharePoint
15 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
16 23 (31.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (27.40%) Data Migration
18 20 (27.40%) MS Office
19 19 (26.03%) Windows 10
20 14 (19.18%) Linux
21 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
21 12 (16.44%) vSphere
22 10 (13.70%) Citrix
22 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
23 9 (12.33%) DNS
23 9 (12.33%) SAN

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 27 (36.99%) Skype for Business
2 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
2 26 (35.62%) SharePoint
3 23 (31.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (8.22%) IIS
5 3 (4.11%) Apache
5 3 (4.11%) JBoss
5 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (27.40%) MS Office
2 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.99%) Skype
2 9 (12.33%) DNS
2 9 (12.33%) SAN
3 7 (9.59%) Firewall
3 7 (9.59%) WAN
4 6 (8.22%) DHCP
4 6 (8.22%) SSL
5 5 (6.85%) Internet
5 5 (6.85%) VPN
6 4 (5.48%) MPLS
7 3 (4.11%) LAN
8 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.74%) PCoIP
8 2 (2.74%) Softphone
9 1 (1.37%) FTP
9 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.37%) VLAN
9 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Military
3 3 (4.11%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Architect
2 9 (12.33%) Designer
3 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) VMware Architect
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.11%) Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (2.74%) Administrator
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.11%) LAMP
2 3 (4.11%) WAMP
3 2 (2.74%) JSP
4 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.59%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (89.04%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (26.03%) Windows 10
5 14 (19.18%) Linux
6 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.74%) Unix
9 1 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Software Engineering
2 32 (43.84%) Test Automation
3 30 (41.10%) Migration
4 20 (27.40%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.96%) ITIL
5 8 (10.96%) Project Management
6 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.22%) Application Packaging
7 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
7 6 (8.22%) System Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Service Management
8 5 (6.85%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Defect Management
9 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.48%) Records Management
9 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.11%) PHP
3 3 (4.11%) VB
3 3 (4.11%) VBScript
4 2 (2.74%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (58.90%) Security Cleared
2 36 (49.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.85%) ISEB
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.85%) MCITP
5 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.11%) MCSA
6 3 (4.11%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) MCTS
6 3 (4.11%) RHCE
7 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.74%) CLAS
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.37%) CCIE
8 1 (1.37%) CCNA
8 1 (1.37%) CCNP
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.74%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.74%) RMADS
2 1 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 26 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.44%) vSphere
4 5 (6.85%) XenApp
5 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.11%) UAG
7 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.37%) Postfix
8 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (52.05%) SCCM
2 34 (46.58%) SCOM
3 4 (5.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.37%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.37%) vRealize
5 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (76.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (42.47%) VMware
3 10 (13.70%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) Brocade
5 3 (4.11%) Forcepoint
5 3 (4.11%) HP
5 3 (4.11%) Juniper
5 3 (4.11%) NetApp
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.74%) Avaya
6 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.74%) Reuters
6 2 (2.74%) Symantec
7 1 (1.37%) AppSense
7 1 (1.37%) BMC
7 1 (1.37%) EMC
7 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.37%) Remedy