Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 75 100
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 12 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.91% 1.64% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 7.82% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 7
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £399 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.76% +17.28% +28.30%
10th Percentile £279 £198 £264
90th Percentile £416 £480 £493
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.42% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +75.00% -69.03%
10th Percentile £22.00 £18.96 £9.55
90th Percentile £26.00 £21.90 £16.21
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -40.00%

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 246 307 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.57% 20.97% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 191 265
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £185 £213
90th Percentile £540 £575 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £371
% change year-on-year - +7.74% +14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -20.21% +12.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.92
90th Percentile £18.13 £21.00 £35.38
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +20 4 £319 -22.26% 2
Chester +13 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Runcorn +1 3 £300 -31.23%
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) SCCM
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (41.67%) Line Management
6 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (25.00%) Presales

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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) ADSL
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) ISDN
3 1 (8.33%) Junos
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (8.33%) OLAP
4 1 (8.33%) OLTP
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) BYOD
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Presales
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Lumension
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) RedGate
5 1 (8.33%) Samsung