The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
North West / Manchester
Rank 65 53 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 30 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 2.90% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.03% 14.14% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 13
Median daily rate £303 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £179 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £403 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.11 £19.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -11.36%

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

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
299 382 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.95% 20.49% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 187 159
Median daily rate £363 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £166 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 6 £330 -
Salford -7 2 £344 +33.49% 1
Stockport - 1 £650 - 2
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (71.01%) Windows Server
3 48 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 35 (50.72%) VMware
6 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (34.78%) Citrix
8 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.19%) Firewall
11 15 (21.74%) DNS
12 13 (18.84%) XenApp
13 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (17.39%) Cisco
13 12 (17.39%) Web Services
13 12 (17.39%) Migration
14 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
14 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
15 10 (14.49%) SQL
15 10 (14.49%) SCCM
16 9 (13.04%) NetApp
16 9 (13.04%) AppSense
17 8 (11.59%) Blue Coat
17 8 (11.59%) ProxySG
17 8 (11.59%) LAN
17 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
17 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
18 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
18 7 (10.14%) Windows 7

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.14%) IIS
2 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.25%) Office 365
4 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Firewall
2 15 (21.74%) DNS
3 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.59%) LAN
5 7 (10.14%) LDAP
5 7 (10.14%) VLAN
5 7 (10.14%) WAN
6 6 (8.70%) DHCP
6 6 (8.70%) SAN
7 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.90%) FTP
8 2 (2.90%) VPN
8 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.45%) MPLS
9 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Moq
1 4 (5.80%) NUnit
1 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.90%) WiX
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Active Directory Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix Expert
6 4 (5.80%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) DBA
7 3 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Web Services
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 5 (7.25%) XML
4 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.80%) Entity Framework
4 4 (5.80%) SOAP
4 4 (5.80%) WinForms
5 2 (2.90%) WCF
6 1 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.80%) Replication
2 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (71.01%) Windows Server
3 48 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) Linux
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (5.80%) ITIL
2 4 (5.80%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
3 3 (4.35%) Application Discovery
3 3 (4.35%) Change Management
4 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.90%) CRM
4 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.90%) Document Management
4 2 (2.90%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.45%) High Availability
5 1 (1.45%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.45%) IT Governance
5 1 (1.45%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (1.45%) Server Hardening
5 1 (1.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) C#
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.80%) VB
3 4 (5.80%) VB6
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) MCSE
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) CCA
4 1 (1.45%) CCNA
4 1 (1.45%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.84%) XenApp
4 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) ProxySG
5 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.80%) vSphere
7 3 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) VMware
2 24 (34.78%) Citrix
3 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.39%) Cisco
5 9 (13.04%) AppSense
5 9 (13.04%) NetApp
6 8 (11.59%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.80%) HP
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle
8 4 (5.80%) Wyse
9 3 (4.35%) Intel
9 3 (4.35%) IronPort
9 3 (4.35%) RightFax
10 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.45%) Avaya
11 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.45%) Juniper
11 1 (1.45%) Reuters
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oldham
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £30000 - £32000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + Depending on exp + 45ppm
Posted: 6 days ago