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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 32 67
Rank change year-on-year -21 +35  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3 53 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 5.27% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.09% 23.87% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 5
Median daily rate £295 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £470 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -27.50% -0.46%  

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 97 222 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.00% 22.09% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 105 80
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 26
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 29 March 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 +2 1 £360 +44.00% 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
8 2 (16.67%) Clustering
8 2 (16.67%) Information Security
8 2 (16.67%) Local Government
8 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) Identity Management

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (8.33%) Perfmon
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (8.33%) IronPort
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Trend Micro