Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 122 96
Rank change year-on-year -38 -26 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 65 83 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 1.45% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.05% 7.29% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 91
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £154 £113 £184
90th Percentile £476 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
North West median hourly rate £21.11 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.25 £11.40 £13.50
90th Percentile £31.86 £168.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +16.25% +8.11%

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 1,288 1,139 1,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.61% 19.84% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 700 920
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £138 £158 £187
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 101 91
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -8.05%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.25 £10.88
90th Percentile £33.20 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 November 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 November 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 -30 37 £381 +17.76% 35
Cheshire -2 14 £300 - 6
Merseyside -3 10 £363 +90.79% 9
Lancashire -23 1 £133 +32.50% 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 64 (98.46%) Windows
2 46 (70.77%) Active Directory
3 42 (64.62%) Windows Server
4 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 31 (47.69%) VMware
6 30 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (43.08%) ITIL
8 24 (36.92%) DNS
9 23 (35.38%) Office 365
10 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (27.69%) MCSE
11 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
12 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
13 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (21.54%) Change Control
14 14 (21.54%) Windows 10
14 14 (21.54%) Migration
14 14 (21.54%) MCSA
15 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (20.00%) Management Information System
15 13 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
17 11 (16.92%) Hyper-V
17 11 (16.92%) Degree
17 11 (16.92%) Citrix
18 10 (15.38%) Google

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 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.69%) Apache
4 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.62%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.38%) Office 365
2 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.92%) DNS
2 9 (13.85%) LAN
2 9 (13.85%) WAN
3 8 (12.31%) DHCP
4 6 (9.23%) SAN
5 5 (7.69%) Firewall
6 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.62%) Skype
8 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.08%) NAS
8 2 (3.08%) VoIP
8 2 (3.08%) VPN
8 2 (3.08%) VSAN
9 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.54%) PBX
9 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Technical Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) SOAP
2 3 (4.62%) JSP
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) iPad
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (98.46%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Windows Server
3 30 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (21.54%) Windows 10
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.69%) Linux
8 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.62%) HPUX
10 2 (3.08%) CentOS
11 1 (1.54%) Debian
11 1 (1.54%) Unix
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) ITIL
2 15 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (21.54%) Change Control
3 14 (21.54%) Migration
4 9 (13.85%) Informatics
5 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.77%) Release Management
6 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.15%) ITSM
8 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.62%) CRM
9 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.62%) Service Management
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.08%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (3.08%) Network Design
10 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (27.69%) MCSE
3 14 (21.54%) MCSA
4 13 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (16.92%) Degree
6 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.62%) CCNA
8 3 (4.62%) CCNP
8 3 (4.62%) MCITP
8 3 (4.62%) MCTS
8 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.08%) MCP
10 1 (1.54%) CCIE
10 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) GDPR
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (70.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.23%) XenApp
5 5 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.08%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.08%) vSphere
7 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.54%) vCloud
8 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.54%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (47.69%) VMware
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
4 10 (15.38%) Google
5 8 (12.31%) Cisco
6 5 (7.69%) McAfee
7 3 (4.62%) Avaya
7 3 (4.62%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) Meraki
8 2 (3.08%) NetApp
9 1 (1.54%) Altiris
9 1 (1.54%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.54%) Apple
9 1 (1.54%) Dell
9 1 (1.54%) EMC
9 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.54%) Mitel
9 1 (1.54%) Nortel
9 1 (1.54%) Sophos
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec