The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England / North West
Rank 91 93 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 42 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.74% 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.91% 8.40% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 25
Median daily rate £325 £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £213 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £431 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.80 £17.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £20.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -2.43%

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
531 774 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.21% 20.77% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 403 338
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 89 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Manchester +7 27 £325 +2.36% 17
Merseyside -6 6 £310 -22.50% 2
Cheshire +20 5 £293 +17.00% 6
Cumbria +11 3 £401 - 1
Lancashire -2 1 £263 +0.47% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (84.68%) Windows Server
3 71 (57.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (52.42%) Active Directory
5 58 (46.77%) VMware
6 51 (41.13%) Microsoft
7 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 30 (24.19%) Citrix
9 30 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (20.97%) SQL
11 25 (20.16%) Cisco
12 24 (19.35%) ITIL
12 24 (19.35%) Firewall
13 21 (16.94%) SCCM
14 18 (14.52%) Migration
14 18 (14.52%) LAN
14 18 (14.52%) DNS
15 17 (13.71%) XenApp
16 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
16 16 (12.90%) NetApp
16 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
17 15 (12.10%) IIS
18 14 (11.29%) Linux
18 14 (11.29%) MCSE
18 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (11.29%) Office 365
19 13 (10.48%) PowerShell
19 13 (10.48%) Red Hat
19 13 (10.48%) WAN

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (12.10%) IIS
2 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.23%) Apache
6 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.45%) MS Office
3 4 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.42%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Office 365
2 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) Firewall
2 18 (14.52%) DNS
2 18 (14.52%) LAN
3 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.48%) WAN
5 11 (8.87%) SAN
6 9 (7.26%) LDAP
6 9 (7.26%) VLAN
7 8 (6.45%) NAS
8 6 (4.84%) VPN
9 5 (4.03%) DHCP
10 4 (3.23%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.42%) Softphone
11 3 (2.42%) Symposium
11 3 (2.42%) VoIP
12 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.81%) ADSL
13 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.81%) FTP
13 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Moq
1 4 (3.23%) NUnit
1 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.61%) WiX
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.68%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.42%) Local Government
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.29%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (9.68%) Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.45%) Administrator
7 7 (5.65%) Consultant
7 7 (5.65%) DBA
7 7 (5.65%) SQL DBA
8 6 (4.84%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.84%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Sun Support
8 6 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (4.03%) Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) Web Services
2 9 (7.26%) .NET
3 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 4 (3.23%) SOAP
3 4 (3.23%) WinForms
3 4 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (2.42%) ODBC
5 2 (1.61%) WCF
6 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.26%) Replication
3 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.03%) NHS
3 5 (4.03%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.23%) PKI
5 3 (2.42%) User Experience
5 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.61%) iPad
6 2 (1.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (84.68%) Windows Server
3 71 (57.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.29%) Linux
6 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.45%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.65%) SUSE
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Unix
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) ITIL
2 18 (14.52%) Migration
3 9 (7.26%) CRM
4 7 (5.65%) Change Management
5 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (4.84%) ITIL V3
5 6 (4.84%) Release Management
5 6 (4.84%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (4.03%) Document Management
6 5 (4.03%) Service Management
7 4 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.23%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.23%) Investment Management
7 4 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.23%) Practice Management
7 4 (3.23%) Project Management
7 4 (3.23%) Time Management
7 4 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 13 (10.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.03%) C#
3 5 (4.03%) C++
4 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.23%) VB
4 4 (3.23%) VB6
5 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) MCSE
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.06%) CCNA
3 10 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.03%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.23%) MCP
6 4 (3.23%) MCSA
6 4 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.42%) Degree
8 2 (1.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.81%) CCA
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
9 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (52.42%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.71%) XenApp
4 10 (8.06%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.26%) vSphere
6 8 (6.45%) ProxySG
7 5 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.81%) Firmware
10 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.94%) SCCM
2 5 (4.03%) SCOM
3 4 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.42%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.61%) WSUS
5 2 (1.61%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.81%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 58 (46.77%) VMware
2 51 (41.13%) Microsoft
3 30 (24.19%) Citrix
4 25 (20.16%) Cisco
5 16 (12.90%) NetApp
6 13 (10.48%) Red Hat
7 11 (8.87%) HP
8 9 (7.26%) AppSense
9 8 (6.45%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.45%) Sun
9 8 (6.45%) Symantec
10 7 (5.65%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.03%) Dell
12 4 (3.23%) Canon
12 4 (3.23%) IronPort
12 4 (3.23%) Oracle
12 4 (3.23%) Wyse
13 3 (2.42%) AppDynamics
13 3 (2.42%) Polycom
13 3 (2.42%) RightFax
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Oscar
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