Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 64 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 +36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 26 13 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.98% 1.25% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.81% 6.05% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 28
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £379 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.79% -10.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £250 £195 £234
90th Percentile £373 £513 £491
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.80 £18.78 £15.20
90th Percentile £14.85 £27.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00% -6.98%

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 265 215 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.15% 20.63% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 136 259
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £389 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.97% -7.88% +8.21%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £261
90th Percentile £538 £525 £545
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.15 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.19% +8.21% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.78 £22.75 £27.13
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -0.88% -4.99% +20.29%

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 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 26 April 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
Knutsford - 12 £360 -
Ellesmere Port +1 2 - -
Runcorn 0 2 - - 1
Chester -2 2 £265 -26.39% 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (84.62%) Windows Server
4 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (61.54%) Citrix
6 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
6 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (57.69%) VMware
6 15 (57.69%) XenApp
7 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
7 14 (53.85%) SCCM
7 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
8 13 (50.00%) Migration
8 13 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
9 12 (46.15%) IIS
10 11 (42.31%) LAN
10 11 (42.31%) WAN
10 11 (42.31%) SAN
11 10 (38.46%) Time Management
11 10 (38.46%) IPsec
11 10 (38.46%) HP
11 10 (38.46%) Software Deployment
11 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (30.77%) SQL
12 8 (30.77%) VBScript
12 8 (30.77%) Asset Management
13 7 (26.92%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
13 7 (26.92%) DMZ

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 12 (46.15%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) LAN
1 11 (42.31%) SAN
1 11 (42.31%) WAN
2 10 (38.46%) IPsec
3 7 (26.92%) DMZ
3 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
3 7 (26.92%) NAS
3 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
4 6 (23.08%) DHCP
4 6 (23.08%) DNS
5 5 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MSI
General
1 5 (19.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Server Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (84.62%) Windows Server
4 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Migration
2 10 (38.46%) Software Deployment
2 10 (38.46%) Time Management
3 8 (30.77%) Asset Management
4 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (23.08%) Software Distribution
6 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
7 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
8 3 (11.54%) High Availability
8 3 (11.54%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.85%) Decision-Making
10 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) VBScript
3 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (57.69%) XenApp
2 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (23.08%) Docker
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (19.23%) vSphere
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (26.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (19.23%) SCOM
4 5 (19.23%) WSUS
5 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (15.38%) SmoothWall
6 3 (11.54%) HP SIM
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (11.54%) vCenter Server
6 3 (11.54%) vMotion
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Citrix
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Symantec
5 5 (19.23%) Avaya
6 4 (15.38%) McAfee
7 3 (11.54%) Altiris
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco
7 3 (11.54%) Ivanti