Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 144 94
Rank change year-on-year +28 -50 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 63 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.10% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.83% 6.53% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 41
West Midlands median daily rate £295 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.59% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £153 £258 £206
90th Percentile £438 £506 £450
England median daily rate £325 £350 £331
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £16.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -10.96% -23.16%
10th Percentile £16.85 £11.90 £14.93
90th Percentile £44.05 £21.47 £23.28
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 922 1041 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 16.83% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 552 360
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
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 West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Birmingham -6 24 £325 -18.75% 4
Warwickshire +14 13 £215 - 1
Worcestershire - 10 £225 - 1
Coventry +19 6 £425 +25.00% 3
Staffordshire +11 3 £210 -50.00% 2
Herefordshire +3 3 £150 -66.67%
Walsall 0 1 £193 +54.00%
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (73.02%) Windows Server
3 45 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 39 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (55.56%) VMware
6 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 19 (30.16%) DNS
8 17 (26.98%) Office 365
9 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (19.05%) LAN
13 11 (17.46%) WAN
14 10 (15.87%) DHCP
14 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.87%) ITIL
14 10 (15.87%) Windows 10
15 9 (14.29%) SCCM
15 9 (14.29%) Replication
15 9 (14.29%) Linux
15 9 (14.29%) SLA
16 8 (12.70%) VPN
16 8 (12.70%) Citrix
16 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (12.70%) SQL
16 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
17 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 6 (9.52%) Firewall
18 6 (9.52%) Finance

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) IIS
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.17%) WordPress
7 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.59%) Confluence
7 1 (1.59%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.98%) Office 365
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.94%) IaaS
3 5 (7.94%) PaaS
4 2 (3.17%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.59%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) DNS
2 12 (19.05%) LAN
3 11 (17.46%) WAN
4 10 (15.87%) DHCP
5 8 (12.70%) VPN
6 6 (9.52%) Firewall
7 5 (7.94%) SAN
8 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) PBX
8 2 (3.17%) SSL
8 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.59%) Skype
9 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.59%) VoIP
9 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.59%) Power BI
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Administrator
1 11 (17.46%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) IT Support
5 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Support
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) DOM
3 1 (1.59%) EDI
3 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) HTML5
3 1 (1.59%) jQuery
3 1 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.59%) LINQ
3 1 (1.59%) Node.js
3 1 (1.59%) WCF
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Replication
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.17%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.17%) Wiki
6 1 (1.59%) CESG
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (73.02%) Windows Server
3 39 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.87%) Windows 10
5 9 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
6 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.59%) AIX
10 1 (1.59%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.35%) Change Management
3 4 (6.35%) ERP
3 4 (6.35%) Hardware Maintenance
3 4 (6.35%) Service Management
4 3 (4.76%) Change Control
4 3 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 3 (4.76%) Migration
4 3 (4.76%) Security Management
5 2 (3.17%) Application Discovery
5 2 (3.17%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (3.17%) IT Strategy
5 2 (3.17%) Line Management
5 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.17%) Server Building
5 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.17%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (1.59%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (1.59%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.70%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) MCSE
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) CCNA
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.59%) CCA
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.59%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.35%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) WSUS
4 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) VMware
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco
4 5 (7.94%) Veeam
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle
6 3 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (4.76%) Sophos
7 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 2 (3.17%) McAfee
7 2 (3.17%) SAP
7 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.17%) Sun
8 1 (1.59%) Altova
8 1 (1.59%) Dell
8 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) Kronos
8 1 (1.59%) Xamarin