The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 35 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.90% 2.78% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 12.24% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £300 £263 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +59.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -3.70% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year -22.35% +3.15%  

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 35 49 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 24.48% 22.69% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 53
Median daily rate £300 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
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 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Chester

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Project Management
4 5 (62.50%) Service Management
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (50.00%) Line Management
5 4 (50.00%) Presales
5 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (37.50%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (37.50%) vSphere
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Clustering
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (25.00%) LAN
7 2 (25.00%) WAN
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (25.00%) Local Government
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (25.00%) VLAN
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Line Management
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
3 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (37.50%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) Perfmon
4 2 (25.00%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (12.50%) Nagios
5 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee