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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 75 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 2.38% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 8.72% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£325 £250 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.75 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.98%
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
208 218 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.74% 27.32% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 77
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £134 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.96% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.09 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 - 1 - - 7
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (11.11%) DevOps

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Modernizr
2 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) LINQ
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cash Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee