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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 19 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.24% 0.72% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 5.88% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -48.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +30.30%
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
25 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 12.32% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) Local Government
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) MCSA
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) SAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) IIS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle