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 3 months to 27 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 55 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 13 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.04% 2.59% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.02% 10.57% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 2
Median daily rate £300 £360 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +42.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £214 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £450 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 227 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.43% 24.49% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 152 125
Median daily rate £360 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £18.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +17 7 £300 +14.28%
Runcorn - 5 £300 - 2
Warrington +16 4 £275 -38.06% 4
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) SCCM
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) Office 365
7 6 (37.50%) Line Management
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) Service Management
8 5 (31.25%) Project Management
8 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 5 (31.25%) WAN
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) Clustering
9 4 (25.00%) Local Government
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (25.00%) Presales
9 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (18.75%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) High Availability

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 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DMZ
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) PSTN
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (6.25%) OLAP
4 1 (6.25%) OLTP
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) DBA
2 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Line Management
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (25.00%) Presales
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.25%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (18.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Perfmon
4 2 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (6.25%) Nagios
5 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
5 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Lumension
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) RedGate
6 1 (6.25%) Samsung