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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 53 113 92
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 128 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.27% 1.03% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.24% 4.69% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 15
Median daily rate £350 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.00 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.92%
Windows Server 2012
England

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
840 810 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 21.99% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 423 347
Median daily rate £388 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 96 104
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +46 62 £425 -1.73% 5
Manchester 0 40 £325 -7.14% 12
Merseyside +5 15 £293 +36.04% 4
Lancashire +3 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 2
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (76.41%) Windows Server
3 130 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 103 (52.82%) Microsoft
5 100 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (49.74%) VMware
7 79 (40.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (36.41%) PowerShell
9 66 (33.85%) Citrix
10 62 (31.79%) SCCM
11 60 (30.77%) Migration
12 56 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (26.15%) SCOM
13 51 (26.15%) HP
14 48 (24.62%) MS Exchange
15 45 (23.08%) SharePoint
15 45 (23.08%) Security Cleared
16 44 (22.56%) SQL Server
17 39 (20.00%) Skype for Business
18 38 (19.49%) SC Cleared
18 38 (19.49%) MS Office
18 38 (19.49%) DNS
18 38 (19.49%) Software Engineering
19 37 (18.97%) Test Automation
20 36 (18.46%) Linux
21 32 (16.41%) Skype
22 31 (15.90%) SharePoint 2013
22 31 (15.90%) ITIL
22 31 (15.90%) Application Packaging
23 30 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V

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 48 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 45 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 39 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 31 (15.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (11.79%) IIS
6 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (5.64%) Apache
8 10 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (4.62%) Tomcat
10 7 (3.59%) JBoss
11 6 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (2.05%) Confluence
12 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.54%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.54%) SAS
13 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
14 2 (1.03%) IBM Domino
14 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
14 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (19.49%) MS Office
2 29 (14.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.69%) Office 365
2 13 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.54%) GitHub
4 3 (1.54%) Route 53
4 3 (1.54%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.03%) IaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.49%) DNS
2 32 (16.41%) Skype
3 28 (14.36%) DHCP
4 22 (11.28%) SAN
5 21 (10.77%) NetScaler
6 11 (5.64%) LAN
6 11 (5.64%) SSL
7 10 (5.13%) Firewall
8 9 (4.62%) Internet
8 9 (4.62%) WAN
9 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.08%) VLAN
9 6 (3.08%) VoIP
10 4 (2.05%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.54%) Network Security
11 3 (1.54%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.54%) PCoIP
11 3 (1.54%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (5.13%) MySQL
4 6 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.54%) DataStax
7 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.54%) MS Access
7 3 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) JIRA
2 3 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.54%) GitLab
2 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) Toad
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 9 (4.62%) Banking
2 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.08%) Local Government
4 4 (2.05%) Military
5 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (12.31%) Citrix Specialist
2 21 (10.77%) Architect
3 17 (8.72%) Windows Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) Server Engineer
5 14 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (7.18%) Analyst
6 13 (6.67%) Designer
6 13 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Windows Specialist
9 7 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 6 (3.08%) Administrator
10 6 (3.08%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Citrix Expert
10 6 (3.08%) Consultant
10 6 (3.08%) Migration Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.67%) .NET
2 8 (4.10%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.59%) LAMP
4 6 (3.08%) JSP
5 5 (2.56%) Web Services
6 4 (2.05%) WAMP
7 3 (1.54%) HTML
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.03%) CSS
9 1 (0.51%) XML
9 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 26 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 23 (11.79%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.67%) Clustering
4 9 (4.62%) PKI
5 8 (4.10%) Life Science
6 6 (3.08%) PMI
7 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.54%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.54%) NHS
9 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.03%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.51%) BYOD
10 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (76.41%) Windows Server
3 100 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (40.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (18.46%) Linux
6 25 (12.82%) Windows 10
7 15 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.59%) Unix
10 6 (3.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.51%) HPUX
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.77%) Migration
2 38 (19.49%) Software Engineering
3 37 (18.97%) Test Automation
4 31 (15.90%) Application Packaging
4 31 (15.90%) ITIL
5 28 (14.36%) Data Migration
6 13 (6.67%) Project Management
7 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.13%) IT Governance
8 10 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.13%) Risk Management
9 9 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (4.62%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (3.59%) Identity Management
10 7 (3.59%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.59%) Software Testing
10 7 (3.59%) System Testing
11 6 (3.08%) Security Management
11 6 (3.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.41%) PowerShell
2 27 (13.85%) SQL
3 10 (5.13%) Java
4 9 (4.62%) PHP
5 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.05%) VB
6 4 (2.05%) VBScript
7 3 (1.54%) C
7 3 (1.54%) C#
7 3 (1.54%) Python
7 3 (1.54%) Ruby
7 3 (1.54%) Scala
8 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.49%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.69%) MCSA
4 15 (7.69%) MCSE
5 12 (6.15%) MCITP
6 7 (3.59%) MCTS
6 7 (3.59%) RHCE
7 6 (3.08%) CCNA
7 6 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.08%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.56%) ISEB
8 5 (2.56%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.54%) MCP
11 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.03%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.56%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 130 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 56 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (12.31%) vSphere
5 21 (10.77%) Hyper-V
6 18 (9.23%) XenApp
7 10 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (3.59%) UAG
9 5 (2.56%) Brightmail
9 5 (2.56%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.05%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.05%) XenServer
11 3 (1.54%) NFS
11 3 (1.54%) Xen
12 2 (1.03%) Firmware
12 2 (1.03%) Squid
12 2 (1.03%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 62 (31.79%) SCCM
2 51 (26.15%) SCOM
3 10 (5.13%) Puppet
4 7 (3.59%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (2.05%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.05%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.05%) vRealize
7 3 (1.54%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.54%) Nessus
7 3 (1.54%) Oozie
7 3 (1.54%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.03%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.03%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.03%) WSUS
9 1 (0.51%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.51%) Nagios
9 1 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 103 (52.82%) Microsoft
2 97 (49.74%) VMware
3 66 (33.85%) Citrix
4 51 (26.15%) HP
5 29 (14.87%) AppSense
6 24 (12.31%) Cisco
7 18 (9.23%) Wyse
8 14 (7.18%) NetApp
9 10 (5.13%) Oracle
10 8 (4.10%) Dell
10 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.10%) Symantec
11 7 (3.59%) Brocade
12 6 (3.08%) IBM
13 5 (2.56%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.56%) IronPort
14 4 (2.05%) EMC
14 4 (2.05%) Lumension
14 4 (2.05%) Splunk
14 4 (2.05%) ThinPrint
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