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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 62 78
Rank change year-on-year -25 +16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 45 109 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.74% 2.83% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.53% 13.13% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 34
Median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £227 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £465 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.42% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £20.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -24.31% -0.46%  

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 472 830 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.27% 21.58% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 430 384
Median daily rate £363 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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
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 28 March 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 +11 24 £330 +45.05% 28
Merseyside -1 10 £310 -17.33% 3
Cumbria - 6 £311 - 1
Cheshire -21 3 £295 -30.58% 8
Lancashire +10 1 £250 -4.30%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 84 (84.00%) Windows Server
3 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
5 52 (52.00%) VMware
6 39 (39.00%) Microsoft
7 32 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (30.00%) Citrix
9 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
12 22 (22.00%) Cisco
12 22 (22.00%) Firewall
12 22 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (21.00%) DNS
13 21 (21.00%) SQL
14 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
15 15 (15.00%) SCCM
15 15 (15.00%) Office 365
15 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
15 15 (15.00%) NetApp
15 15 (15.00%) Migration
16 14 (14.00%) HP
16 14 (14.00%) ITIL
16 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (13.00%) XenApp
17 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
17 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
18 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
18 12 (12.00%) Security 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 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.00%) IIS
4 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.00%) Apache
8 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) Office 365
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.00%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.00%) Firewall
2 21 (21.00%) DNS
3 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.00%) VLAN
5 10 (10.00%) LAN
5 10 (10.00%) WAN
6 7 (7.00%) DHCP
6 7 (7.00%) NAS
6 7 (7.00%) SAN
7 6 (6.00%) LDAP
8 4 (4.00%) Internet
9 2 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.00%) FTP
9 2 (2.00%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.00%) MPLS
10 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.00%) SMTP
10 1 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Local Government
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (15.00%) Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Administrator
4 9 (9.00%) Server Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) DBA
5 8 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.00%) IT Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Messaging Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) Web Services
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.00%) Life Science
4 5 (5.00%) Replication
5 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.00%) Clustering
6 2 (2.00%) iPad
6 2 (2.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.00%) AS400
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (84.00%) Windows Server
3 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 9 (9.00%) Linux
7 9 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.00%) SUSE
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.00%) Unix
10 1 (1.00%) AIX
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.00%) Migration
2 14 (14.00%) ITIL
3 8 (8.00%) Change Management
4 7 (7.00%) CRM
5 5 (5.00%) Document Management
5 5 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.00%) Security Hardening
7 3 (3.00%) Application Performance Management
7 3 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.00%) Change Control
8 2 (2.00%) High Availability
8 2 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.00%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.00%) SQL
2 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) MCSE
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.00%) MCP
3 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) MCSA
5 5 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.00%) CCNA
8 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.00%) CCA
8 1 (1.00%) CCNP
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.00%) ISEB
8 1 (1.00%) MCITP
8 1 (1.00%) MCTS
8 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.00%) XenApp
4 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.00%) ProxySG
5 6 (6.00%) vSphere
6 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (15.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.00%) WSUS
4 2 (2.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (52.00%) VMware
2 39 (39.00%) Microsoft
3 30 (30.00%) Citrix
4 22 (22.00%) Cisco
5 15 (15.00%) NetApp
6 14 (14.00%) HP
7 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.00%) Blue Coat
8 8 (8.00%) Polycom
9 6 (6.00%) IronPort
9 6 (6.00%) Symantec
10 5 (5.00%) Intel
10 5 (5.00%) RightFax
11 4 (4.00%) AppDynamics
11 4 (4.00%) AppSense
12 3 (3.00%) Intel Security
13 2 (2.00%) Dell
13 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
13 2 (2.00%) Oracle
14 1 (1.00%) Veeam
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