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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 95 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 44 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.42% 9.14% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 17
Median daily rate £330 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.51% +26.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +15.06%
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
593 405 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.56% 17.38% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 224 235
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 72
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £10.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -2 21 £334 -4.64% 8
Warwickshire -7 3 £205 +2.50%
Coventry -8 3 £325 -11.26% 3
Shropshire -29 3 £550 +83.33%
Halesowen - 2 £240 -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 1
Walsall -1 1 £200 -52.94%
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 74 (77.89%) Windows Server
3 69 (72.63%) Active Directory
4 57 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (38.95%) VMware
7 33 (34.74%) Citrix
7 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
8 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
9 20 (21.05%) Hyper-V
10 18 (18.95%) Windows 8
11 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
11 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
12 16 (16.84%) Migration
13 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
14 14 (14.74%) SCCM
14 14 (14.74%) DNS
14 14 (14.74%) SAN
15 13 (13.68%) Cisco
15 13 (13.68%) DHCP
15 13 (13.68%) LAN
15 13 (13.68%) ITIL
16 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
16 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
17 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
17 11 (11.58%) WAN
17 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (11.58%) HP
17 11 (11.58%) Firewall

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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) IIS
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.37%) IBM Notes
3 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.26%) IBM Domino
6 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (10.53%) Office 365
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) DNS
1 14 (14.74%) SAN
2 13 (13.68%) DHCP
2 13 (13.68%) LAN
3 11 (11.58%) Firewall
3 11 (11.58%) WAN
4 9 (9.47%) Internet
4 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.42%) Wireless
6 7 (7.37%) NetScaler
6 7 (7.37%) VPN
7 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.21%) Intranet
8 4 (4.21%) IPv4
9 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.16%) MPLS
9 3 (3.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Server Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
7 8 (8.42%) Support Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (7.37%) IT Support
9 6 (6.32%) Server Support
10 5 (5.26%) Administrator
10 5 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Consultant
10 5 (5.26%) Migration Architect
10 5 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) IT 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 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
4 3 (3.16%) Robotics
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
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
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (77.89%) Windows Server
3 57 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (18.95%) Windows 8
6 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.21%) Linux
10 3 (3.16%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.11%) 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%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Migration
2 13 (13.68%) ITIL
3 10 (10.53%) Server Building
4 9 (9.47%) Project Management
4 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.21%) Capacity Management
6 4 (4.21%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.21%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.11%) Change Control
8 2 (2.11%) High Availability
8 2 (2.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.11%) Network Management
8 2 (2.11%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.11%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.11%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.47%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.26%) MCSE
6 4 (4.21%) CCNA
6 4 (4.21%) CCNP
7 3 (3.16%) DBS Check
7 3 (3.16%) MCP
7 3 (3.16%) MCSA
8 2 (2.11%) CLAS
9 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.05%) Degree
9 1 (1.05%) HNC
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (72.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.63%) XenDesktop
5 8 (8.42%) vSphere
5 8 (8.42%) XenApp
5 8 (8.42%) XenServer
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) SCCM
2 7 (7.37%) WSUS
3 6 (6.32%) SCOM
4 5 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.21%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.11%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.05%) DameWare
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.05%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) Simpana
7 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) VMware
2 33 (34.74%) Citrix
2 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.68%) Cisco
4 11 (11.58%) HP
5 9 (9.47%) Rackspace
6 8 (8.42%) Sophos
7 6 (6.32%) IBM
8 5 (5.26%) Dell
8 5 (5.26%) LANDesk
8 5 (5.26%) Lotus
9 4 (4.21%) Symantec
10 3 (3.16%) EMC
10 3 (3.16%) Juniper
10 3 (3.16%) NetApp
11 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
12 1 (1.05%) Acronis
12 1 (1.05%) Finjan
12 1 (1.05%) Veeam
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