Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 171 123
Rank change year-on-year +55 -48 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 78 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 0.88% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 4.11% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 68
North West median daily rate £315 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £103 £114
90th Percentile £473 £450 £475
England median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
North West median hourly rate £112.50 £21.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +414.70% +36.61% +3.23%
10th Percentile £87.25 £15.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £143.75 £31.86 £168.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year -2.33% +9.36% +3.47%

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 1,107 1,264 1,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.03% 21.34% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 762 702
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £135 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £544
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 134 102
North West median hourly rate £15.72 £17.41 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.74% +1.13% +20.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.01
90th Percentile £45.30 £35.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +13 27 £319 -8.93% 35
Merseyside +14 22 £275 +69.23% 13
Cheshire +13 10 £314 +17.29% 15
Cumbria - 10 £469 - 1
Lancashire +21 7 £270 +103.77% 4
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (74.36%) Windows Server
3 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 41 (52.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (42.31%) VMware
6 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
6 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
6 25 (32.05%) Office 365
7 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (26.92%) ITIL
9 19 (24.36%) Cisco
10 18 (23.08%) Azure
11 17 (21.79%) DNS
11 17 (21.79%) Citrix
11 17 (21.79%) Firewall
12 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (20.51%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (17.95%) HP
14 13 (16.67%) DHCP
14 13 (16.67%) Migration
14 13 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 13 (16.67%) Hyper-V
15 12 (15.38%) NAS
16 11 (14.10%) SLA
16 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
17 10 (12.82%) SAN
18 9 (11.54%) NetApp
18 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange

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 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.69%) IIS
3 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.85%) Confluence
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.56%) WordPress
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.05%) Office 365
2 18 (23.08%) Azure
3 8 (10.26%) AWS
4 5 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.85%) Akamai
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.85%) G Suite
5 3 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.28%) GCP
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) DNS
1 17 (21.79%) Firewall
2 13 (16.67%) DHCP
3 12 (15.38%) NAS
4 10 (12.82%) SAN
5 7 (8.97%) LAN
5 7 (8.97%) WAN
6 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.13%) Internet
8 4 (5.13%) VPN
9 3 (3.85%) VoIP
10 2 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (2.56%) SSL
11 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.28%) Network Security
11 1 (1.28%) SSH
11 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) MS Access
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.28%) Endeca
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
1 3 (3.85%) Maven
1 3 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.28%) ProC
General
1 8 (10.26%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Local Government
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Server Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) IT Support
5 7 (8.97%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Identity Management Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Programmer
8 4 (5.13%) Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) VMware Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Wintel Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) LDAP
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (6.41%) SCADA
2 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.56%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (74.36%) Windows Server
3 41 (52.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
6 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.56%) Linux
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.28%) AIX
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) CentOS
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (1.28%) Unix
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 13 (16.67%) Migration
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
4 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (8.97%) Change Management
6 6 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 6 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.69%) Project Delivery
7 5 (6.41%) CRM
7 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.41%) Project Management
7 5 (6.41%) System Testing
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security
8 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.13%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) C
3 3 (3.85%) Java
3 3 (3.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.69%) MCSE
5 4 (5.13%) CCNA
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.85%) MCP
6 3 (3.85%) MCSA
6 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.56%) CCA
7 2 (2.56%) CCENT
7 2 (2.56%) CCNP
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.28%) Degree
8 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.28%) RHCE
8 1 (1.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.51%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.56%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.56%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.56%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) HP SIM
1 6 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.13%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.13%) WSUS
3 3 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 3 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.28%) SCOM
5 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.28%) vMotion
5 1 (1.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) VMware
2 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
3 19 (24.36%) Cisco
4 17 (21.79%) Citrix
5 14 (17.95%) HP
6 9 (11.54%) NetApp
7 8 (10.26%) CA
7 8 (10.26%) EMC
8 6 (7.69%) McAfee
9 5 (6.41%) IBM
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle
10 4 (5.13%) Avaya
10 4 (5.13%) Qualys
11 3 (3.85%) AppDynamics
11 3 (3.85%) Google
11 3 (3.85%) MobileIron
11 3 (3.85%) Symantec
12 2 (2.56%) FireEye
12 2 (2.56%) Sophos
12 2 (2.56%) Veeam