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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 65 84 94
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 61 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.37% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.03% 6.53% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 2
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£342 £276 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% +64.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £351 £202
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -7.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +15.19%
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
468 490 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 20.97% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 232 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Birmingham +2 17 £350 -0.14% 10
Warwickshire +11 12 £325 +13.04%
Coventry +7 9 £342 +20.97% 5
Wolverhampton - 5 £288 - 4
Shropshire -10 4 £269 -13.58% 3
Herefordshire - 4 £388 -
Worcestershire - 2 £500 - 2
Walsall - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire -14 1 - - 4
Dudley - 1 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (72.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (66.96%) Active Directory
4 45 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (36.52%) VMware
5 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
6 30 (26.09%) Citrix
7 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (19.13%) ITIL
9 21 (18.26%) SAN
9 21 (18.26%) DNS
10 20 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 20 (17.39%) MS Exchange
11 19 (16.52%) Hyper-V
12 18 (15.65%) XenApp
12 18 (15.65%) HP
13 17 (14.78%) DHCP
14 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
15 15 (13.04%) SCOM
15 15 (13.04%) WAN
15 15 (13.04%) LAN
15 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
15 15 (13.04%) Firewall
16 13 (11.30%) Finance
16 13 (11.30%) Cisco
17 12 (10.43%) NetApp
17 12 (10.43%) .NET
17 12 (10.43%) SQL
17 12 (10.43%) Migration
17 12 (10.43%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.43%) Lync
3 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.22%) IIS
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Apache
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Vectorworks
3 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) SAN
1 21 (18.26%) DNS
2 17 (14.78%) DHCP
3 15 (13.04%) WAN
3 15 (13.04%) LAN
3 15 (13.04%) Firewall
4 8 (6.96%) NAS
5 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.09%) Internet
6 5 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.48%) Intranet
8 3 (2.61%) VPN
9 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.74%) Wireless
9 2 (1.74%) SMS
9 2 (1.74%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.74%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.87%) VLAN
10 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Automotive
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.78%) Server Engineer
2 13 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.30%) Analyst
3 12 (10.43%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Windows Server Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) IT Support
7 5 (4.35%) Designer
7 5 (4.35%) Server Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Server Support
7 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.35%) Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Citrix Specialist
9 3 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (4.35%) jQuery
2 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) PKI
2 7 (6.09%) Clustering
3 5 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.87%) iSeries
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.87%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (72.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.83%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.83%) UNIX
4 9 (7.83%) Linux
5 8 (6.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.22%) Solaris
6 6 (5.22%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.87%) AIX
10 1 (0.87%) HPUX
10 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.87%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) ITIL
2 12 (10.43%) Migration
3 6 (5.22%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.35%) Scrum
4 5 (4.35%) Data Security
4 5 (4.35%) MVC
5 4 (3.48%) Change Management
5 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.61%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.61%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.61%) Project Management
7 2 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (0.87%) Mentoring
8 1 (0.87%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.43%) SQL
3 5 (4.35%) VB
3 5 (4.35%) C#
3 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.61%) Java
4 3 (2.61%) VBScript
5 2 (1.74%) VBA
6 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
2 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) MCSE
3 8 (6.96%) MCITP
4 6 (5.22%) MCP
5 5 (4.35%) MCTS
5 5 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.48%) CCA
6 4 (3.48%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.48%) CCEA
7 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.87%) HP APS
9 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.87%) CCNP
9 1 (0.87%) CCNA
9 1 (0.87%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 6 (5.22%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (66.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.52%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.65%) XenApp
5 11 (9.57%) vSphere
6 5 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.74%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.87%) XenServer
8 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.04%) SCOM
2 12 (10.43%) SCCM
3 8 (6.96%) SCOrch
4 6 (5.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.74%) DameWare
5 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.87%) SCSM
6 1 (0.87%) WSUS
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (36.52%) VMware
1 42 (36.52%) Microsoft
2 30 (26.09%) Citrix
3 18 (15.65%) HP
4 13 (11.30%) Cisco
5 12 (10.43%) NetApp
6 6 (5.22%) IBM
7 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.48%) AppSense
8 4 (3.48%) Symantec
9 3 (2.61%) Capita
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle
9 3 (2.61%) Juniper
9 3 (2.61%) EMC
9 3 (2.61%) Adobe
9 3 (2.61%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.74%) Remedy
11 1 (0.87%) Veeam
11 1 (0.87%) Spiceworks
11 1 (0.87%) Brocade
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