The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 34 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.54% 1.62% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 7.50% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£675 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.63%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.81% 21.62% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 43
Average daily rate £300 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.16 £13.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Liverpool -10 3 £675 - 5
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
4 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
5 17 (54.84%) Hyper-V
6 16 (51.61%) DHCP
7 15 (48.39%) SCCM
8 13 (41.94%) IIS
9 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (35.48%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
10 11 (35.48%) DNS
10 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (32.26%) XPath
11 10 (32.26%) WCF
11 10 (32.26%) REST
11 10 (32.26%) XQuery
11 10 (32.26%) HTTP
11 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
11 10 (32.26%) Web Services
11 10 (32.26%) XML
12 9 (29.03%) MSMQ
12 9 (29.03%) MQSeries
12 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
12 9 (29.03%) C#
12 9 (29.03%) .NET
12 9 (29.03%) Clustering
12 9 (29.03%) VMware
12 9 (29.03%) Web Application Development

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (41.94%) IIS
2 11 (35.48%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (29.03%) MQSeries
4 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.45%) Lync
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) DHCP
2 11 (35.48%) DNS
3 10 (32.26%) HTTP
3 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
4 6 (19.35%) DMZ
5 5 (16.13%) WAN
6 4 (12.90%) SAN
6 4 (12.90%) LAN
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) SMS
8 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
1 9 (29.03%) BizTalk Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Applications Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support
6 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) WCF
1 10 (32.26%) REST
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
1 10 (32.26%) XML
2 9 (29.03%) MSMQ
2 9 (29.03%) ASP.NET
2 9 (29.03%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Web Application Development
1 9 (29.03%) Release Management
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) High Availability
2 8 (25.81%) OOP
2 8 (25.81%) OO
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) SOA
3 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) XPath
1 10 (32.26%) XQuery
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (54.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (19.35%) DFS Replication
3 6 (19.35%) Firmware
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) SCVMM
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) Dell
5 4 (12.90%) EMC
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco