Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 98 74
Rank change year-on-year -41 -24 +46
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 81 100 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 1.83% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 9.11% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 82 84
North West median daily rate £305 £314 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.71% -10.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £156 £210 £225
90th Percentile £450 £445 £475
England median daily rate £330 £339 £343
% change year-on-year -2.58% -1.09% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 20
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £16.75 £18.78 £21.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% -9.52%

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 1,136 1,098 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.51% 20.10% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 695 919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £151 £200 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 97 114
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £40.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.97
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.59% +4.75%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -33 35 £350 +4.09% 45
Cheshire -4 31 £300 - 3
Lancashire -3 6 £425 +70.00% 5
Merseyside 0 4 £163 -47.58% 4
Cumbria -11 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 57 (70.37%) Windows Server
3 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
4 43 (53.09%) VMware
5 41 (50.62%) Microsoft
6 35 (43.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (35.80%) SQL
8 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
8 28 (34.57%) PowerShell
9 25 (30.86%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (29.63%) Citrix
10 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (27.16%) Migration
12 21 (25.93%) LAN
12 21 (25.93%) WAN
12 21 (25.93%) SCCM
13 20 (24.69%) DNS
13 20 (24.69%) HP
14 19 (23.46%) XenApp
15 18 (22.22%) SAN
16 17 (20.99%) Windows 10
17 16 (19.75%) ITIL
18 15 (18.52%) Office 365
19 14 (17.28%) IIS
19 14 (17.28%) DHCP
20 12 (14.81%) IPsec
20 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
20 12 (14.81%) Software Deployment
20 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (17.28%) IIS
2 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Office 365
2 12 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) G Suite
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
5 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) LAN
1 21 (25.93%) WAN
2 20 (24.69%) DNS
3 18 (22.22%) SAN
4 14 (17.28%) DHCP
5 12 (14.81%) IPsec
6 10 (12.35%) NAS
6 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
7 9 (11.11%) DMZ
7 9 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.41%) VPN
9 5 (6.17%) Firewall
9 5 (6.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.70%) Skype
11 2 (2.47%) SSL
12 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.47%) MS Access
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.94%) MSI
3 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.47%) WiX
5 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Local Government
3 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Billing
4 3 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.81%) Server Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) IT Support
4 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) SCCM Specialist
8 3 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) .NET
1 5 (6.17%) REST
1 5 (6.17%) XML
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.70%) SOAP
2 3 (3.70%) Web Services
2 3 (3.70%) XSLT
3 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.47%) COM
3 2 (2.47%) DOM
3 2 (2.47%) HTML
3 2 (2.47%) HTML5
3 2 (2.47%) SAX
3 2 (2.47%) WPF
4 1 (1.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) PKI
3 3 (3.70%) Clustering
3 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (70.37%) Windows Server
2 57 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (20.99%) Windows 10
5 7 (8.64%) Windows 2000
5 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.17%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Migration
2 16 (19.75%) ITIL
3 12 (14.81%) Software Deployment
3 12 (14.81%) Time Management
4 11 (13.58%) Asset Management
4 11 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (11.11%) Server Building
7 8 (9.88%) Software Distribution
8 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.17%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (4.94%) Change Management
10 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.70%) Practice Management
11 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
11 3 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.80%) SQL
2 28 (34.57%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.11%) VBScript
4 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.70%) XPath
6 2 (2.47%) C#
6 2 (2.47%) C++
6 2 (2.47%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) MCSA
3 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) CCIE
5 1 (1.23%) CCNA
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.23%) MCITP
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (43.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (30.86%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (23.46%) XenApp
5 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
6 9 (11.11%) vSphere
7 6 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (7.41%) Docker
8 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (3.70%) XenServer
10 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.23%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (25.93%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.41%) SCOM
4 5 (6.17%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.17%) WSUS
5 4 (4.94%) SmoothWall
6 3 (3.70%) HP SIM
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (3.70%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.70%) vMotion
7 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (53.09%) VMware
2 41 (50.62%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.63%) Citrix
4 20 (24.69%) HP
5 9 (11.11%) Symantec
6 8 (9.88%) Avaya
7 7 (8.64%) Cisco
7 7 (8.64%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) Altiris
8 3 (3.70%) Intapp
8 3 (3.70%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.47%) Apple
9 2 (2.47%) arcserve
9 2 (2.47%) IBM
9 2 (2.47%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.47%) NetApp
9 2 (2.47%) Veeam
9 2 (2.47%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.23%) Juniper
10 1 (1.23%) Sophos