Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 73 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.00% 1.25% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 6.25% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 21
Cheshire median daily rate £268 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% -16.67% +10.77%
10th Percentile £125 £297 £210
90th Percentile £350 £375 £475
North West median daily rate £273 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -9.17% -14.29% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +14.29% +75.00%
North West median hourly rate £21.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +36.61% +3.23% +3.33%

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

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 324 256 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.83% 19.94% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 178 225
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £204 £172 £249
90th Percentile £485 £538 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 20 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.80
90th Percentile £20.13 £21.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.03%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 7 £160 -49.80% 4
Runcorn +3 2 - -
Chester -6 1 £310 +3.33% 5
Knutsford -11 1 £360 - 1
Crewe -16 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) McAfee
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
6 4 (30.77%) SCOM
6 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (30.77%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Teamcenter
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (23.08%) Back Office
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (15.38%) LAN
8 2 (15.38%) WAN
8 2 (15.38%) DHCP
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Skype
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (30.77%) SCOM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.69%) SmoothWall
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
4 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) McAfee
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Altiris
5 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) RedGate
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Trustwave
5 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard