The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 4.83% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.12% 12.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.14% +2.50%
Windows Server 2012
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 78 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.84% 37.68% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 13
Average daily rate £400 £273 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% -21.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Local Government
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) High Availability
6 2 (28.57%) vSphere
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (28.57%) PKI
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCOM
2 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee