The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 April 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 11 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.43% 4.30% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.19% 19.70% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Median daily rate £330 £375 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -10.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +1.53% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £21.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.88% +4.51%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 66 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 19.94% 21.85% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 54
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £323 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.50 £13.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.85% +3.23%  
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in Merseyside

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Liverpool +2 10 £330 -12.00% 2
Windows Server 2012
North West

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

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) NAS
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) NetApp
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (30.00%) Citrix
6 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (30.00%) SUSE
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) XenApp
7 5 (25.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (15.00%) Release Management
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (15.00%) ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.00%) Apache

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.00%) Apache
4 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) NAS
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JSP
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (30.00%) SUSE
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (15.00%) ITSM
2 3 (15.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 6 (30.00%) NetApp
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Lumension