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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 81 119
Rank change year-on-year -3 +38  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 55 79 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 2.08% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.53% 9.81% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 20
Median daily rate £300 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £258 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 645 805 796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.90% 21.21% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 471 420
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 84
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Manchester +4 21 £440 +35.38% 16
Cheshire +11 13 £300 -16.66% 10
Merseyside -6 12 £305 -6.15% 4
Cumbria +4 5 £225 -10.00%
Lancashire +3 4 £250 -33.33% 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 69 (69.00%) Active Directory
4 67 (67.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 42 (42.00%) VMware
6 41 (41.00%) MS Exchange
7 39 (39.00%) Office 365
8 38 (38.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 38 (38.00%) DNS
9 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
11 22 (22.00%) HP
11 22 (22.00%) Windows 7
12 21 (21.00%) SCCM
13 20 (20.00%) DHCP
13 20 (20.00%) ITIL
13 20 (20.00%) Windows 10
14 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (19.00%) Citrix
15 18 (18.00%) Cisco
15 18 (18.00%) SQL
15 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
16 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
18 15 (15.00%) PowerShell
19 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared

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 41 (41.00%) MS Exchange
2 38 (38.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.00%) IIS
5 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.00%) Apache
8 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.00%) SAS
8 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (39.00%) Office 365
2 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.00%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 38 (38.00%) DNS
2 20 (20.00%) DHCP
3 14 (14.00%) Firewall
3 14 (14.00%) LAN
4 12 (12.00%) WAN
5 11 (11.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.00%) NAS
7 8 (8.00%) SAN
8 7 (7.00%) Internet
8 7 (7.00%) VLAN
9 6 (6.00%) VoIP
9 6 (6.00%) VPN
10 5 (5.00%) MPLS
10 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.00%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.00%) DSL
12 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
12 3 (3.00%) PPTP
12 3 (3.00%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (3.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (11.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.00%) OLAP
7 1 (1.00%) OLTP
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.00%) Local Government
4 2 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.00%) Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) DBA
6 7 (7.00%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) SQL DBA
6 7 (7.00%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.00%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) IT Technician
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) JSP
2 3 (3.00%) SOAP
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) MDX
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.00%) Replication
3 7 (7.00%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (6.00%) Life Science
5 5 (5.00%) Clustering
6 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.00%) BYOD
8 1 (1.00%) iPad
8 1 (1.00%) iPhone
8 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.00%) PKI
8 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 67 (67.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.00%) Linux
8 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.00%) SUSE
10 3 (3.00%) AIX
11 2 (2.00%) HPUX
11 2 (2.00%) Unix
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.00%) Android
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.00%) CentOS
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) ITIL
2 14 (14.00%) Migration
3 12 (12.00%) CRM
4 11 (11.00%) Service Management
5 8 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (8.00%) Project Management
6 7 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.00%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (7.00%) Line Management
6 7 (7.00%) Password Management
7 6 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.00%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.00%) Change Management
8 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.00%) High Availability
9 4 (4.00%) Information Security
9 4 (4.00%) Presales
9 4 (4.00%) Security Hardening
10 3 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) SQL
2 15 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.00%) C++
4 1 (1.00%) C#
4 1 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.00%) MCP
2 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) MCSA
4 6 (6.00%) MCSE
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.00%) ACSP
6 3 (3.00%) CCNA
6 3 (3.00%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.00%) HP AIS
6 3 (3.00%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.00%) CCNP
7 1 (1.00%) CCSP
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.00%) MCITP
7 1 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (69.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.00%) vSphere
5 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.00%) XenApp
7 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) SCCM
2 7 (7.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.00%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.00%) vMotion
4 3 (3.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.00%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.00%) Nagios
6 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
1 42 (42.00%) VMware
2 22 (22.00%) HP
3 19 (19.00%) Citrix
4 18 (18.00%) Cisco
5 7 (7.00%) NetApp
5 7 (7.00%) Polycom
6 6 (6.00%) Dell
6 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.00%) SonicWALL
7 5 (5.00%) Intel
7 5 (5.00%) IronPort
7 5 (5.00%) RightFax
7 5 (5.00%) Symantec
8 4 (4.00%) AppDynamics
8 4 (4.00%) Apple
8 4 (4.00%) EMC
8 4 (4.00%) Veeam
9 3 (3.00%) Avaya
9 3 (3.00%) NETGEAR
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