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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 78 93 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 39 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.06% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% 5.17% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £152
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +90.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £237 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £380 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £21.50 £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £21.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.46 £19.70 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -24.23%
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
379 503 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 20.54% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 166
Average daily rate £325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 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
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 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
Birmingham +18 22 £300 -0.16% 12
Coventry +2 4 £390 +20.00% 6
Herefordshire - 4 £415 -
Warwickshire +3 2 - -
Staffordshire -4 2 - - 6
Shropshire -10 1 £300 -4.76%
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 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (75.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (65.49%) Active Directory
4 51 (45.13%) VMware
5 43 (38.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (36.28%) Microsoft
7 32 (28.32%) Citrix
8 27 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (22.12%) MS Exchange
10 23 (20.35%) DNS
10 23 (20.35%) SAN
10 23 (20.35%) Windows 7
11 20 (17.70%) ITIL
12 19 (16.81%) DHCP
13 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
13 17 (15.04%) XenApp
14 16 (14.16%) NetApp
14 16 (14.16%) Cisco
15 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
15 15 (13.27%) SCCM
16 14 (12.39%) Firewall
17 13 (11.50%) Migration
17 13 (11.50%) HP
17 13 (11.50%) Hyper-V
17 13 (11.50%) PowerShell
17 13 (11.50%) Lync
17 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (10.62%) Patch Management
18 12 (10.62%) LAN
18 12 (10.62%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (22.12%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.50%) Lync
2 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.19%) IIS
5 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.77%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Office 365
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.35%) DNS
1 23 (20.35%) SAN
2 19 (16.81%) DHCP
3 14 (12.39%) Firewall
4 12 (10.62%) LAN
4 12 (10.62%) WAN
5 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.08%) NAS
7 5 (4.42%) VPN
7 5 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.54%) Intranet
8 4 (3.54%) Internet
8 4 (3.54%) Wireless
9 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.77%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.77%) SMS
10 1 (0.88%) VoIP
10 1 (0.88%) LDAP
10 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Automotive
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.16%) Server Engineer
3 13 (11.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 13 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Architect
5 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.19%) Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Administrator
8 5 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Designer
9 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Citrix Specialist
9 4 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.54%) IT Support
10 3 (2.65%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.65%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.77%) jQuery
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Clustering
3 6 (5.31%) PKI
4 5 (4.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.77%) NHS
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) EPoS
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (75.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (38.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (20.35%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.73%) Windows 8
5 11 (9.73%) Linux
6 10 (8.85%) UNIX
7 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.19%) Solaris
9 6 (5.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.77%) Android
13 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.88%) AIX
13 1 (0.88%) HPUX
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) ITIL
2 13 (11.50%) Migration
3 12 (10.62%) Patch Management
4 6 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (4.42%) Data Security
6 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.65%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.65%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.65%) Server Building
8 2 (1.77%) SDLC
8 2 (1.77%) Project Management
8 2 (1.77%) Scrum
8 2 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.77%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.77%) MVC
8 2 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.50%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.62%) SQL
3 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.42%) VB
5 2 (1.77%) VBA
5 2 (1.77%) C#
5 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.19%) MCP
3 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) MCSE
5 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) MCTS
6 3 (2.65%) MCITP
6 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.77%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) CCDP
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (65.49%) Active Directory
2 27 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.04%) XenApp
4 13 (11.50%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.08%) vSphere
6 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.65%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.77%) XenServer
8 2 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.77%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.77%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCCM
2 10 (8.85%) SCOM
3 6 (5.31%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.54%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.54%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.77%) WSUS
5 2 (1.77%) DameWare
6 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.88%) SCSM
Vendors
1 51 (45.13%) VMware
2 41 (36.28%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.32%) Citrix
4 16 (14.16%) NetApp
4 16 (14.16%) Cisco
5 13 (11.50%) HP
6 6 (5.31%) IBM
7 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle
8 4 (3.54%) Veeam
8 4 (3.54%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.65%) Capita
9 3 (2.65%) Amdocs
9 3 (2.65%) AppSense
9 3 (2.65%) Symantec
9 3 (2.65%) Juniper
10 2 (1.77%) EMC
10 2 (1.77%) Remedy
10 2 (1.77%) Lotus
10 2 (1.77%) Autodesk
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