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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 86 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 35 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.62% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.62% 3.45% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 3
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£275 £220 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
529 377 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 18.12% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 198 232
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 13 £300 +34.18% 6
Coventry - 8 £363 - 3
West Bromwich - 4 £248 -
Shropshire -2 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £160 - 1
Warwickshire -11 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (76.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (59.42%) Active Directory
4 35 (50.72%) VMware
5 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (33.33%) SCCM
7 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.09%) SCOM
8 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
9 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (24.64%) SAN
10 14 (20.29%) Citrix
10 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
11 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
12 11 (15.94%) ITIL
13 10 (14.49%) EMC
13 10 (14.49%) HP
13 10 (14.49%) Business Continuity
13 10 (14.49%) Windows 8
13 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
14 9 (13.04%) DNS
14 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (13.04%) DHCP
15 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (10.14%) XenApp
16 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
16 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (10.14%) Clustering
16 7 (10.14%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) CATIA
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) DHCP
3 7 (10.14%) Firewall
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) MSI
3 1 (1.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (5.80%) Automotive
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Web Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Server Support
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Server Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) .NET
1 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET
1 7 (10.14%) jQuery
1 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Clustering
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (76.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.49%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.70%) UNIX
6 6 (8.70%) Linux
7 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.35%) Solaris
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Business Continuity
2 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.14%) Scrum
3 7 (10.14%) MVC
4 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.35%) PLM
5 3 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.90%) CRM
6 2 (2.90%) Six Sigma
6 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.90%) Service Management
6 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.14%) C#
2 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.14%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) VB
4 3 (4.35%) VBA
5 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) MCSE
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) MCP
4 3 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) MCTS
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCITP
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (59.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.14%) XenApp
4 6 (8.70%) XenServer
4 6 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.35%) NFS
5 3 (4.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) SCCM
2 18 (26.09%) SCOM
3 7 (10.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) Sysprep
4 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) VMware
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) HP
4 10 (14.49%) EMC
5 5 (7.25%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.35%) Symantec
7 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.90%) Nimsoft
8 2 (2.90%) Spiceworks
8 2 (2.90%) McAfee
8 2 (2.90%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 2 (2.90%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) Nokia
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