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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 50 93 107
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 72 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 0.78% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.57% 3.98% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £18.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £19.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year
+6.23% +4.22%
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
494 427 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.30% 19.49% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 142
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Warwickshire - 20 £325 - 1
Birmingham -6 15 £313 +11.60% 8
Coventry +8 7 £325 - 7
Herefordshire - 7 £300 -
Shropshire -11 5 £244 -39.06% 3
Dudley - 4 £300 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £500 - 2
Solihull - 1 £425 - 1
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Kingswinford - - - -
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (76.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (62.71%) Active Directory
4 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
5 43 (36.44%) VMware
6 40 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (25.42%) DNS
8 29 (24.58%) DHCP
9 28 (23.73%) Citrix
9 28 (23.73%) ITIL
10 23 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (19.49%) SCOM
11 22 (18.64%) MS Exchange
12 20 (16.95%) SCCM
12 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
13 19 (16.10%) HP
14 18 (15.25%) SAN
14 18 (15.25%) MS Excel
14 18 (15.25%) XenApp
15 17 (14.41%) PowerShell
16 16 (13.56%) Security Cleared
16 16 (13.56%) Cisco
17 15 (12.71%) Linux
17 15 (12.71%) Finance
17 15 (12.71%) Firewall
18 14 (11.86%) UNIX
19 13 (11.02%) LAN
19 13 (11.02%) WAN
19 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (11.02%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.17%) Lync
3 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.39%) IIS
7 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.42%) DNS
2 29 (24.58%) DHCP
3 18 (15.25%) SAN
4 15 (12.71%) Firewall
5 13 (11.02%) NAS
5 13 (11.02%) WAN
5 13 (11.02%) LAN
6 7 (5.93%) Internet
6 7 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.39%) Intranet
8 2 (1.69%) SMS
8 2 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.85%) SSH
9 1 (0.85%) VoIP
9 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Server Engineer
2 15 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.17%) Architect
5 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) Server Support
7 10 (8.47%) Consultant
8 7 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Server Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Server Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.39%) Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) .NET
2 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.39%) jQuery
2 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.54%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) PKI
2 6 (5.08%) Clustering
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) iSeries
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.85%) NHS
4 1 (0.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (76.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (12.71%) Linux
5 14 (11.86%) UNIX
6 7 (5.93%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.24%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.54%) Solaris
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) ITIL
2 12 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (9.32%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.93%) Data Security
6 6 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.08%) Change Management
7 5 (4.24%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.24%) Process Management
7 5 (4.24%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.24%) Network Management
8 4 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.39%) Project Management
8 4 (3.39%) MVC
8 4 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.39%) Scrum
9 3 (2.54%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.32%) SQL
3 4 (3.39%) C#
3 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.54%) Java
4 3 (2.54%) VBScript
4 3 (2.54%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (10.17%) MCSE
4 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.47%) MCITP
6 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.24%) CCNP
7 5 (4.24%) CCNA
7 5 (4.24%) CCDP
7 5 (4.24%) MCP
7 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.39%) CCA
8 4 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.39%) CCEA
8 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.39%) MCTS
9 1 (0.85%) HP APS
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.25%) XenApp
5 10 (8.47%) vSphere
6 5 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (19.49%) SCOM
2 20 (16.95%) SCCM
3 9 (7.63%) NetBackup
4 8 (6.78%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.54%) SCSM
5 3 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 43 (36.44%) VMware
3 28 (23.73%) Citrix
4 19 (16.10%) HP
5 16 (13.56%) Cisco
6 9 (7.63%) NetApp
7 6 (5.08%) EMC
8 4 (3.39%) IBM
9 3 (2.54%) Adobe
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle
9 3 (2.54%) Juniper
9 3 (2.54%) Amdocs
9 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.54%) Capita
10 2 (1.69%) Symantec
10 2 (1.69%) AppSense
11 1 (0.85%) Sophos
11 1 (0.85%) Lotus
11 1 (0.85%) Avaya
11 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £26.00 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago