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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 61 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 1.80% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +97.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -3.12%
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
170 222 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.96% 22.61% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 93
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 24
Average hourly rate £16.21 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £44.90 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Warrington -14 2 £300 - 2
Knutsford - 2 £200 - 1
Chester +9 1 - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) IIS
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (20.00%) Local Government
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) SAN
10 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (15.00%) Shell Script

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.00%) Confluence
6 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Server Technician
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (10.00%) UNIX
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Workflow
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Product Management
3 1 (5.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp