Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 75 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +58
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 35 16 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.57% 1.29% 4.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.25% 6.06% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 37
Cheshire median daily rate £265 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% -29.41% +30.77%
10th Percentile £200 £276 £225
90th Percentile £373 £343 £475
North West median daily rate £258 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -14.17% -14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £20.00
10th Percentile £13.00 - £15.20
90th Percentile £15.00 - £21.00
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% -20.00% +21.21%

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 311 264 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.83% 21.26% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 184 252
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £275
90th Percentile £497 £534 £525
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 32
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £20.07 £18.68 £20.90
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.36% -1.79%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 - 2
Warrington +3 7 £160 -41.82% 1
Runcorn +2 4 - -
Ellesmere Port -1 2 - -
Chester -9 2 £265 -11.67%
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
5 18 (51.43%) SCCM
6 17 (48.57%) Citrix
7 16 (45.71%) VMware
7 16 (45.71%) XenApp
8 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (37.14%) Migration
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (34.29%) IIS
11 12 (34.29%) LAN
11 12 (34.29%) WAN
12 11 (31.43%) SQL
12 11 (31.43%) ITIL
12 11 (31.43%) SAN
13 10 (28.57%) IPsec
13 10 (28.57%) HP
13 10 (28.57%) Time Management
13 10 (28.57%) Office 365
13 10 (28.57%) Software Deployment
13 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
14 8 (22.86%) SCOM
14 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS

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 (34.29%) IIS
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) LAN
1 12 (34.29%) WAN
2 11 (31.43%) SAN
3 10 (28.57%) IPsec
4 8 (22.86%) DHCP
4 8 (22.86%) DNS
5 7 (20.00%) DMZ
5 7 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (20.00%) NAS
5 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall
8 1 (2.86%) Skype
8 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MSI
General
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
2 3 (8.57%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Server Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) IT Support
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Chief Technology Officer
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 2000
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Migration
2 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 10 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 10 (28.57%) Time Management
4 8 (22.86%) Asset Management
5 7 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.14%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (17.14%) Software Distribution
7 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
9 3 (8.57%) High Availability
9 3 (8.57%) Network Virtualisation
10 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
11 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.86%) ERP
11 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) VBScript
4 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) XenApp
3 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (17.14%) Docker
5 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (14.29%) vSphere
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (8.57%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (51.43%) SCCM
2 8 (22.86%) SCOM
3 7 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (14.29%) WSUS
6 4 (11.43%) SmoothWall
6 4 (11.43%) vCenter Server
7 3 (8.57%) HP SIM
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (8.57%) vMotion
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) Citrix
3 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) HP
5 7 (20.00%) McAfee
5 7 (20.00%) Symantec
6 5 (14.29%) Avaya
7 3 (8.57%) Altiris
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 3 (8.57%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard