The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 79 69 87
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 57 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 2.39% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.68% 13.01% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 16
Median daily rate £290 £342 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% +23.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +52.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £20.19 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.70% -3.88%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
589 469 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.98% 18.39% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 263 233
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 66
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.08 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Windows Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +6 22 £330 -5.71% 8
Warwickshire -8 8 £250 -23.07% 2
Coventry -9 4 £350 +2.41% 2
Staffordshire +10 3 £275 - 1
Worcestershire -8 3 £125 -75.00%
Shropshire -35 3 £550 +104.65%
Walsall +3 2 £200 -52.94%
Halesowen - 2 £240 - 1
Solihull - 2 £375 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (82.11%) Windows Server
3 68 (71.58%) Active Directory
4 51 (53.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (33.68%) VMware
7 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
8 29 (30.53%) Citrix
9 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
10 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
11 17 (17.89%) Migration
12 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
13 15 (15.79%) ITIL
13 15 (15.79%) Windows 8
14 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (12.63%) Cisco
15 12 (12.63%) HP
15 12 (12.63%) LAN
15 12 (12.63%) DHCP
15 12 (12.63%) DNS
15 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
15 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
15 12 (12.63%) SCCM
16 11 (11.58%) Office 365
17 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (10.53%) SAN
17 10 (10.53%) Project Management
17 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) IIS
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.32%) IBM Notes
4 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.21%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Office 365
2 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) DHCP
1 12 (12.63%) DNS
1 12 (12.63%) LAN
2 10 (10.53%) SAN
3 9 (9.47%) Internet
3 9 (9.47%) WAN
4 8 (8.42%) Firewall
4 8 (8.42%) Wireless
5 7 (7.37%) NetScaler
5 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.37%) VPN
6 6 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.21%) Intranet
8 4 (4.21%) Skype
8 4 (4.21%) VoIP
9 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.11%) IPv4
10 2 (2.11%) SSL
11 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.16%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 17 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (13.68%) Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Architect
5 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (9.47%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) IT Support
7 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Server Support
9 5 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.26%) Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Migration Architect
9 5 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) JSON
3 1 (1.05%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Robotics
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) CESG
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.05%) FMCG
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (82.11%) Windows Server
3 51 (53.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (43.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
6 15 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.37%) Linux
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.21%) Windows Phone
9 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.05%) CentOS
12 1 (1.05%) Fedora
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Migration
2 15 (15.79%) ITIL
3 10 (10.53%) Project Management
3 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.47%) Server Building
5 6 (6.32%) Network Management
6 4 (4.21%) Computer Architecture
6 4 (4.21%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.16%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.11%) Change Control
8 2 (2.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.11%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.11%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.11%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) MCSE
4 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) CCNA
6 3 (3.16%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) MCSA
7 2 (2.11%) CCNP
7 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.05%) Degree
8 1 (1.05%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (71.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
4 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (8.42%) XenServer
6 5 (5.26%) vSphere
6 5 (5.26%) XenApp
7 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 8 (8.42%) WSUS
3 5 (5.26%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.21%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.05%) DameWare
6 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (1.05%) Simpana
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (33.68%) VMware
2 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.53%) Citrix
4 12 (12.63%) Cisco
4 12 (12.63%) HP
5 9 (9.47%) Rackspace
6 6 (6.32%) IBM
7 5 (5.26%) Dell
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.21%) EMC
8 4 (4.21%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.21%) Lotus
8 4 (4.21%) Sophos
8 4 (4.21%) Splunk
9 3 (3.16%) NetApp
10 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.11%) Symantec
11 1 (1.05%) Acronis
11 1 (1.05%) Dell KACE
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