Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 96 121
Rank change year-on-year -28 +25 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 82 149 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 2.18% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.25% 10.39% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 92 67
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £113 £184 £177
90th Percentile £475 £475 £438
England median daily rate £325 £350 £331
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 15
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £168.75 £21.00 £18.45
England median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.25% +8.11% -26.00%

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 1131 1434 1699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.83% 20.98% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 919 909
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 89 185
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.60 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -7 51 £324 -0.38% 23
Cheshire -4 12 £300 -25.00% 11
Merseyside -13 11 £190 -49.33% 1
Cumbria -2 5 £425 +70.00%
Lancashire 0 2 £100 -73.15%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (84.15%) Windows Server
3 53 (64.63%) Active Directory
4 51 (62.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
5 39 (47.56%) VMware
6 34 (41.46%) DNS
7 29 (35.37%) Office 365
8 23 (28.05%) DHCP
8 23 (28.05%) MS Exchange
9 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
10 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
11 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
12 18 (21.95%) ITIL
12 18 (21.95%) SQL
12 18 (21.95%) Citrix
13 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (18.29%) Windows 10
15 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (15.85%) LAN
16 13 (15.85%) SCCM
17 12 (14.63%) WAN
17 12 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
18 11 (13.41%) Cisco
18 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (13.41%) Firewall
19 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
20 9 (10.98%) NAS

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 23 (28.05%) MS Exchange
2 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (8.54%) IIS
5 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.88%) Apache
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) SAS
8 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.37%) Office 365
2 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (41.46%) DNS
2 23 (28.05%) DHCP
3 13 (15.85%) LAN
4 12 (14.63%) WAN
5 11 (13.41%) Firewall
6 9 (10.98%) NAS
6 9 (10.98%) SAN
6 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.98%) VLAN
7 8 (9.76%) VPN
8 7 (8.54%) VoIP
9 6 (7.32%) NetScaler
9 6 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.10%) MPLS
10 5 (6.10%) Network Security
11 4 (4.88%) ADSL
11 4 (4.88%) Internet
11 4 (4.88%) ISDN
11 4 (4.88%) SSL
11 4 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) OLTP
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.66%) Toad
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Retail
3 5 (6.10%) Retail Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Local Government
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Publishing
6 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) Analyst
2 7 (8.54%) Consultant
2 7 (8.54%) Server Engineer
3 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.32%) IT Technician
3 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Administrator
4 5 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Technical Support
5 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.88%) IT Support
5 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Server Support
5 4 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) Support Technician
5 4 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) MDX
3 1 (1.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Replication
2 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.10%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.44%) Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.44%) Fintech
6 2 (2.44%) iPad
6 2 (2.44%) iPhone
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.22%) BYOD
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (84.15%) Windows Server
3 51 (62.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.29%) Windows 10
6 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.44%) AIX
9 2 (2.44%) Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.22%) Android
10 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (8.54%) DevOps
2 7 (8.54%) Migration
3 6 (7.32%) Change Management
3 6 (7.32%) Service Management
4 5 (6.10%) CRM
4 5 (6.10%) Line Management
5 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
5 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.88%) Presales
5 4 (4.88%) Project Management
6 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.66%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.66%) IT Strategy
6 3 (3.66%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (3.66%) Network Management
6 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.66%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (3.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.95%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) C#
4 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) CCNA
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.10%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.88%) JNCIA
4 4 (4.88%) MCSA
5 3 (3.66%) CCIE
5 3 (3.66%) CCNP
5 3 (3.66%) MCP
5 3 (3.66%) MCSE
5 3 (3.66%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.44%) ACSP
6 2 (2.44%) HP AIS
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (64.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.76%) XenApp
6 6 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.66%) vSphere
8 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.22%) iptables
9 1 (1.22%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) AppDNA
2 4 (4.88%) Puppet
3 3 (3.66%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 3 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.22%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.22%) vMotion
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
1 39 (47.56%) VMware
2 18 (21.95%) Citrix
3 11 (13.41%) Cisco
4 9 (10.98%) HP
5 6 (7.32%) Apple
5 6 (7.32%) Veeam
6 4 (4.88%) AppSense
6 4 (4.88%) Avaya
6 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.88%) Dell
6 4 (4.88%) Juniper
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
6 4 (4.88%) SonicWALL
7 3 (3.66%) Synology
8 2 (2.44%) Adobe
8 2 (2.44%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.44%) Lotus
8 2 (2.44%) Lumension
8 2 (2.44%) Sage