The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 19 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.38% 0.80% 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.58% 3.70% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.36
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +31.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
77 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 34.53% 21.60% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 25
Average daily rate £325 £375 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £280 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -22.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £15.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.77 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (64.29%) HTTP
4 9 (64.29%) XQuery
4 9 (64.29%) Web Services
4 9 (64.29%) XML
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) IIS
4 9 (64.29%) XPath
4 9 (64.29%) WCF
4 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (64.29%) REST
5 8 (57.14%) Web Application Development
5 8 (57.14%) Release Management
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (57.14%) C#
5 8 (57.14%) .NET
5 8 (57.14%) MSMQ
5 8 (57.14%) MQSeries
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
6 7 (50.00%) OOP
6 7 (50.00%) OO
6 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (50.00%) SOA
6 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) SCCM
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 10 (71.43%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (64.29%) IIS
3 8 (57.14%) MQSeries
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (14.29%) Lync
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DMZ
3 1 (7.14%) SMS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) BizTalk Developer
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Applications Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Web Services
1 9 (64.29%) XML
1 9 (64.29%) WCF
1 9 (64.29%) REST
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 8 (57.14%) MSMQ
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Release Management
1 8 (57.14%) Web Application Development
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) OOP
2 7 (50.00%) OO
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) XQuery
1 9 (64.29%) XPath
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) DFS Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 2 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix