The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 96 89 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 26 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.19% 3.57% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £312 -
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
501 364 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.41% 18.32% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 167 216
Average daily rate £315 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 60 54
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2012
England

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 7 £301 +87.81% 6
Shropshire +3 6 £315 +5.00% 2
Coventry - 5 £325 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £239 -
Warwickshire -4 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £255 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (73.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (55.36%) Active Directory
4 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (44.64%) VMware
6 21 (37.50%) SCCM
7 19 (33.93%) SCOM
8 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
9 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
10 14 (25.00%) Citrix
11 10 (17.86%) EMC
11 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity
12 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (16.07%) HP
12 9 (16.07%) SAN
13 8 (14.29%) .NET
13 8 (14.29%) C#
13 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 8 (14.29%) ITIL
13 8 (14.29%) MVC
13 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (14.29%) jQuery
13 8 (14.29%) QA
13 8 (14.29%) Scrum
13 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (14.29%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) SAN
2 5 (8.93%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) NAS
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.79%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Server Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
1 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 8 (14.29%) jQuery
1 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Clustering
2 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (73.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.79%) Android
7 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Business Continuity
2 8 (14.29%) MVC
2 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 8 (14.29%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.57%) CRM
3 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (3.57%) Service Management
3 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.79%) Workflow
4 1 (1.79%) Migration
4 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.79%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.29%) C#
2 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) MCSE
5 3 (5.36%) BC Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) MCTS
5 3 (5.36%) MCP
6 2 (3.57%) MCITP
6 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) MCSA
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (55.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.93%) XenApp
5 4 (7.14%) XenServer
5 4 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.79%) Xen
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) SCCM
2 19 (33.93%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) Sysprep
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) VMware
2 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.00%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) EMC
5 9 (16.07%) HP
6 5 (8.93%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
8 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.57%) McAfee
9 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.57%) Nimsoft
9 2 (3.57%) Spiceworks
10 1 (1.79%) Tableau
10 1 (1.79%) Dell
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) Lotus
10 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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