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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 81 79 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 79 64 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.96% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.03% 9.25% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 3
Average daily rate £309 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +8 52 £325 -13.33% 11
Lancashire +10 10 £261 -37.79% 4
Cheshire -5 7 £250 -23.07% 10
Merseyside -12 5 £400 -3.61% 5
Cumbria -7 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (60.87%) Windows Server
4 78 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
6 57 (41.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (40.58%) SQL Server
8 53 (38.41%) VMware
9 41 (29.71%) DNS
10 40 (28.99%) SQL
11 38 (27.54%) Migration
12 37 (26.81%) Citrix
13 31 (22.46%) HP
13 31 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (21.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (21.01%) DHCP
15 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
15 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (18.12%) MS Office
16 25 (18.12%) Windows 7
17 24 (17.39%) ITIL
17 24 (17.39%) Cisco
18 23 (16.67%) Visual Studio
19 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
20 21 (15.22%) .NET
20 21 (15.22%) MCSE
20 21 (15.22%) SAN
21 17 (12.32%) IIS
21 17 (12.32%) LAN
21 17 (12.32%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (12.32%) IIS
3 15 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (10.87%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.80%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.62%) Apache
5 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.90%) CMS
7 3 (2.17%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) Node.js
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (18.12%) MS Office
2 17 (12.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.59%) Office 365
2 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.71%) DNS
2 29 (21.01%) DHCP
3 21 (15.22%) SAN
4 17 (12.32%) LAN
5 14 (10.14%) NetScaler
5 14 (10.14%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.42%) WAN
7 12 (8.70%) Firewall
8 7 (5.07%) VoIP
9 5 (3.62%) VLAN
9 5 (3.62%) WLAN
10 4 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.17%) Network Security
11 3 (2.17%) SMTP
11 3 (2.17%) SSL
12 2 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.45%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.45%) Wireless
13 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (40.58%) SQL Server
2 29 (21.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (7.25%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (5.07%) Toad
5 4 (2.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (2.90%) Xcode
6 3 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.72%) JIRA
7 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) Banking
2 5 (3.62%) Retail
3 4 (2.90%) Local Government
3 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
4 2 (1.45%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Support Engineer
2 13 (9.42%) Server Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (8.70%) Analyst
4 11 (7.97%) DBA
4 11 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Developer
5 10 (7.25%) IT Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) IT Support
6 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.80%) Applications Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.22%) .NET
2 16 (11.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.62%) HTML
3 5 (3.62%) HTML5
3 5 (3.62%) WCF
3 5 (3.62%) Web Services
4 4 (2.90%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.90%) Ajax
4 4 (2.90%) Android SDK
4 4 (2.90%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.90%) iOS SDK
4 4 (2.90%) jQuery
4 4 (2.90%) PhoneGap
4 4 (2.90%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.72%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.72%) CSS
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) NHS
2 11 (7.97%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.07%) Clustering
4 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.62%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.62%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.17%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.17%) Life Science
7 3 (2.17%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) CCTV
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (60.87%) Windows Server
4 57 (41.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (18.12%) Windows 7
6 16 (11.59%) Linux
7 12 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.80%) Unix
9 7 (5.07%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.90%) Android
10 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.90%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.17%) AIX
11 3 (2.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.54%) Migration
2 24 (17.39%) ITIL
3 11 (7.97%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (7.25%) Application Packaging
5 8 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.07%) Project Management
6 7 (5.07%) Software Testing
6 7 (5.07%) Test Management
6 7 (5.07%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.35%) MVC
7 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.62%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.62%) IT Governance
8 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.62%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.62%) Server Building
8 5 (3.62%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (2.90%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.90%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.90%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) SQL
2 17 (12.32%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.52%) C#
4 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.62%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.90%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) Objective-C
5 4 (2.90%) VBScript
6 2 (1.45%) C
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (15.22%) MCSE
3 14 (10.14%) MCITP
4 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (8.70%) CCNA
6 10 (7.25%) MCSA
7 7 (5.07%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.90%) CCEA
8 4 (2.90%) CCEE
8 4 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.17%) CCIA
9 3 (2.17%) MCP
9 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.45%) CCNP
10 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.45%) ISEB
10 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 31 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.59%) vSphere
5 12 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (7.97%) XenApp
7 8 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.62%) Brightmail
8 5 (3.62%) XenServer
9 3 (2.17%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.45%) NFS
10 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.45%) Xen
11 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) SCCM
2 9 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.07%) SCOM
4 5 (3.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.45%) WSUS
7 1 (0.72%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.72%) Nagios
7 1 (0.72%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.72%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.72%) vMotion
7 1 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (51.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (38.41%) VMware
3 37 (26.81%) Citrix
4 31 (22.46%) HP
5 24 (17.39%) Cisco
6 15 (10.87%) AppSense
7 12 (8.70%) NetApp
7 12 (8.70%) Symantec
8 11 (7.97%) Oracle
9 10 (7.25%) 3PAR
10 8 (5.80%) Wyse
11 6 (4.35%) IBM
12 5 (3.62%) Dell
12 5 (3.62%) IronPort
13 4 (2.90%) Appcelerator
13 4 (2.90%) Compaq
13 4 (2.90%) EMC
13 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.90%) ThinPrint
13 4 (2.90%) Xamarin
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