The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 9 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.46% 2.45% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.18% 14.08% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 10
Median daily rate £309 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £465 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.25% +2.38%  

Windows Server 2012 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 142 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.91% 17.42% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 92 78
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £490 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 16
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -32.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Birmingham

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) NetApp
8 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (17.65%) SSL
8 3 (17.65%) LAN
9 2 (11.76%) WAN
9 2 (11.76%) DHCP
9 2 (11.76%) .NET
9 2 (11.76%) CCNA
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.76%) IIS
9 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (11.76%) MCSE
9 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (11.76%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Wintel Support
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Service Support Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Server Building
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) System Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) VCP6
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Kronos
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase