Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 96 109
Rank change year-on-year -27 +13 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 77 125 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 2.13% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.40% 10.35% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 84 67
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £148 £185 £188
90th Percentile £488 £484 £438
England median daily rate £338 £345 £330
% change year-on-year -2.17% +4.55% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 24
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £18.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.65% -5.85% -20.00%
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.66 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.90% +6.27% -21.69%

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 1,040 1,208 1,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.65% 20.58% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 817 870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £200
90th Percentile £563 £550 £513
England median daily rate £428 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 73 178
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +18.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +3 52 £338 +3.85% 33
Cheshire -10 9 £333 -27.72% 16
Lancashire +4 6 £213 -42.95% 3
Merseyside -5 5 £163 -53.57% 3
Cumbria -6 1 £450 +12.22%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (66.23%) Windows Server
3 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
4 44 (57.14%) VMware
5 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
6 42 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 27 (35.06%) SQL
9 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
10 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (28.57%) DNS
11 20 (25.97%) ITIL
11 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
12 19 (24.68%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
14 15 (19.48%) Office 365
15 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (16.88%) HP
15 13 (16.88%) Migration
16 12 (15.58%) Citrix
17 11 (14.29%) DHCP
17 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
18 10 (12.99%) .NET
18 10 (12.99%) Finance
18 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
19 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
19 9 (11.69%) SCCM
19 9 (11.69%) IIS

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 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (11.69%) IIS
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.49%) Apache
5 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Office 365
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) DNS
2 11 (14.29%) DHCP
3 8 (10.39%) SAN
3 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.09%) LAN
4 7 (9.09%) VLAN
4 7 (9.09%) WAN
5 5 (6.49%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (5.19%) Firewall
7 3 (3.90%) FTP
7 3 (3.90%) NAS
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security
7 3 (3.90%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (3.90%) VPN
7 3 (3.90%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.60%) ADSL
8 2 (2.60%) ISDN
8 2 (2.60%) Junos
8 2 (2.60%) MPLS
8 2 (2.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.90%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) WinDbg
3 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.60%) Toad
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.30%) WiX
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Billing
3 4 (5.19%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Local Government
4 3 (3.90%) Retail Finance
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (11.69%) Server Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Architect
4 5 (6.49%) Developer
4 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Customer Support
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) IT Support
6 3 (3.90%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) REST
2 8 (10.39%) XML
3 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.19%) SOAP
4 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) XSLT
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.30%) COM
6 1 (1.30%) DOM
6 1 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) HTML5
6 1 (1.30%) ODBC
6 1 (1.30%) SAX
6 1 (1.30%) WPF
6 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) PKI
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) Fintech
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (66.23%) Windows Server
3 42 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
4 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.60%) Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Server Building
4 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.19%) Change Management
6 4 (5.19%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (5.19%) DevOps
6 4 (5.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (5.19%) Network Management
6 4 (5.19%) People Management
6 4 (5.19%) Practice Management
6 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.19%) SDLC
6 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) SQL
2 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) XPath
5 2 (2.60%) VBA
5 2 (2.60%) VBScript
6 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) DBS Check
3 4 (5.19%) CCNA
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCSA
4 3 (3.90%) CCIE
4 3 (3.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) CCNP
5 2 (2.60%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) CCA
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCP
6 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (24.68%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.09%) vSphere
5 6 (7.79%) XenApp
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.30%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (5.19%) WSUS
3 3 (3.90%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.90%) HP ALM
3 3 (3.90%) SCOM
4 2 (2.60%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
4 2 (2.60%) SmoothWall
4 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.60%) vMotion
5 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 44 (57.14%) VMware
3 13 (16.88%) HP
4 12 (15.58%) Citrix
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Avaya
7 4 (5.19%) Apple
7 4 (5.19%) Intapp
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) Veeam
9 2 (2.60%) Altiris
9 2 (2.60%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.60%) Blue Prism
9 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.60%) Juniper
9 2 (2.60%) Lotus
9 2 (2.60%) McAfee
9 2 (2.60%) Sage
10 1 (1.30%) Ivanti