Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 117 96
Rank change year-on-year -48 -21 +46
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 53 87 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 1.49% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.26% 7.26% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 68 99
North West median daily rate £288 £300 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -13.67% +15.83%
10th Percentile £103 £135 £224
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -8.35%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,243 1,199 1,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.95% 20.57% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 730 919
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £133 £180 £220
90th Percentile £538 £543 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 100 98
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +12.91% -5.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +0.46%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Manchester -31 21 £350 +7.69% 38
Cheshire -2 19 £335 +11.67% 9
Merseyside 0 6 £163 -45.83% 1
Lancashire -10 2 £133 -47.00% 1
Cumbria -11 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server
3 38 (71.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (67.92%) Active Directory
5 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
5 21 (39.62%) VMware
6 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (33.96%) Office 365
7 17 (32.08%) Citrix
8 16 (30.19%) DNS
9 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (26.42%) WAN
10 14 (26.42%) LAN
10 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
11 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
11 13 (24.53%) ITIL
12 12 (22.64%) SAN
12 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
13 11 (20.75%) SCCM
13 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
14 10 (18.87%) DHCP
14 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
14 10 (18.87%) XenApp
14 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
15 9 (16.98%) Migration
16 8 (15.09%) SQL
17 7 (13.21%) McAfee

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.43%) IIS
3 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.96%) Office 365
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) DNS
2 14 (26.42%) LAN
2 14 (26.42%) WAN
3 12 (22.64%) SAN
4 10 (18.87%) DHCP
5 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.32%) NAS
7 5 (9.43%) Firewall
8 4 (7.55%) DMZ
8 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.55%) IPsec
8 4 (7.55%) Skype
8 4 (7.55%) VPN
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.77%) VoIP
9 2 (3.77%) VSAN
10 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.89%) SMTP
10 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) IT Support
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server
3 38 (71.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
6 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.66%) Linux
8 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.89%) CentOS
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (24.53%) ITIL
3 10 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (16.98%) Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.43%) Change Management
7 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Software Deployment
7 4 (7.55%) Software Distribution
7 4 (7.55%) Time Management
8 3 (5.66%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.77%) Data Management
9 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.77%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (3.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) VBScript
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) MCITP
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.77%) MCSA
4 2 (3.77%) MCTS
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (67.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (18.87%) XenApp
5 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (7.55%) XenServer
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.77%) VMware NSX
8 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.89%) Docker
9 1 (1.89%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.55%) SCOM
4 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
1 21 (39.62%) VMware
2 17 (32.08%) Citrix
3 7 (13.21%) McAfee
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
4 6 (11.32%) HP
5 5 (9.43%) Symantec
6 4 (7.55%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 2 (3.77%) arcserve
7 2 (3.77%) Kaspersky
7 2 (3.77%) Meraki
7 2 (3.77%) Veeam
7 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.89%) NetApp
8 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) Polycom
8 1 (1.89%) RedGate
8 1 (1.89%) Trustwave