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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 76 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 47 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 0.29% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.44% 1.41% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 3
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£325 £281 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +0.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.63 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.14% +2.50%
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
498 426 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.58% 20.70% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 207 208
Average daily rate £325 £300 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £146 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 73 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.87 £18.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.51% -24.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +10 15 £450 +56.52% 11
Shropshire -5 10 - -
Coventry - 5 £425 - 1
Herefordshire - 5 £350 - 3
West Bromwich - 2 £250 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £160 - 1
Warwickshire -9 1 - - 2
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (81.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (51.90%) Active Directory
4 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (46.84%) VMware
6 25 (31.65%) SCCM
7 24 (30.38%) SCOM
8 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
8 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
9 20 (25.32%) SAN
10 17 (21.52%) DHCP
10 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (20.25%) Windows 7
12 15 (18.99%) DNS
12 15 (18.99%) MS Exchange
13 14 (17.72%) UNIX
13 14 (17.72%) Linux
14 13 (16.46%) Citrix
14 13 (16.46%) Firewall
15 12 (15.19%) NetBackup
15 12 (15.19%) ITIL
16 11 (13.92%) EMC
16 11 (13.92%) Business Continuity
17 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
18 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
18 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
18 9 (11.39%) Windows 8
19 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
19 8 (10.13%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (18.99%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (5.06%) Apache
6 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) ENOVIA
2 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.32%) SAN
2 17 (21.52%) DHCP
3 15 (18.99%) DNS
4 13 (16.46%) Firewall
5 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.33%) NAS
7 2 (2.53%) VPN
7 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.27%) VLAN
8 1 (1.27%) LAN
8 1 (1.27%) VoIP
8 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) OLAP
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
1 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
1 5 (6.33%) Automotive
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (24.05%) Server Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Developer
4 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Server Support
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.80%) Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
1 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (6.33%) jQuery
1 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (5.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.27%) MDX
3 1 (1.27%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Clustering
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (81.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (48.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.25%) Windows 7
5 14 (17.72%) UNIX
5 14 (17.72%) Linux
6 9 (11.39%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.59%) Solaris
8 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) ITIL
2 11 (13.92%) Business Continuity
3 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (7.59%) Change Management
5 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.33%) MVC
5 5 (6.33%) Scrum
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.06%) PLM
6 4 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.06%) Validation
7 3 (3.80%) CRM
8 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.53%) CAD
8 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.53%) Process Management
8 2 (2.53%) Data Security
8 2 (2.53%) Security Management
8 2 (2.53%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) VB
4 6 (7.59%) C#
5 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) VBA
6 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) XQuery
7 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) MCSE
4 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) MCITP
6 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) MCP
6 3 (3.80%) MCTS
7 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) CCNP
7 2 (2.53%) CCNA
7 2 (2.53%) CCDP
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (51.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.86%) XenServer
4 6 (7.59%) XenApp
4 6 (7.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.06%) NFS
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) KVM
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) Xen
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (31.65%) SCCM
2 24 (30.38%) SCOM
3 12 (15.19%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.53%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) VMware
2 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.46%) Citrix
4 11 (13.92%) EMC
5 7 (8.86%) HP
6 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.33%) Symantec
7 5 (6.33%) Cisco
8 4 (5.06%) IBM
8 4 (5.06%) Oracle
8 4 (5.06%) SAP
8 4 (5.06%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.80%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.80%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.53%) McAfee
10 2 (2.53%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.53%) Lotus
11 1 (1.27%) NetApp
11 1 (1.27%) Nokia
11 1 (1.27%) Siemens
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