Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 110 112
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 86 67 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.56% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.88% 8.55% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 39 71
West Midlands median daily rate £296 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -9.09% +1.54%
10th Percentile £169 £183 £175
90th Percentile £475 £438 £481
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.25 £14.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.16% -32.14% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.38 £10.85
90th Percentile £100.13 £20.13 £25.40
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% -10.81% -10.19%

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 968 784 1,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.10% 18.20% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 476 576
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £128 £193 £183
90th Percentile £538 £555 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 57 101
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +6.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.73 £28.90 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Coventry -5 20 £450 +75.61% 2
Birmingham -28 13 £225 -30.77% 5
Warwickshire +4 10 £245 -36.77% 3
Staffordshire 0 7 £310 +21.57% 3
Herefordshire +1 6 £323 -
Shropshire -23 6 £250 - 1
Solihull - 4 £400 - 1
Worcestershire -13 2 £300 +58.94% 5
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (77.91%) Windows Server
3 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
4 52 (60.47%) Active Directory
5 49 (56.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (52.33%) VMware
7 29 (33.72%) SQL
8 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
9 25 (29.07%) PowerShell
10 24 (27.91%) MS Exchange
10 24 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (26.74%) WSUS
11 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
12 22 (25.58%) Windows 10
13 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
14 19 (22.09%) IaaS
14 19 (22.09%) DevOps
15 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (20.93%) .NET
15 18 (20.93%) C#
16 17 (19.77%) Visual Studio
17 16 (18.60%) Cisco
17 16 (18.60%) Windows 7
17 16 (18.60%) SaaS
18 15 (17.44%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (17.44%) DNS
18 15 (17.44%) Citrix
18 15 (17.44%) NetApp
18 15 (17.44%) T-SQL

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 24 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.65%) IIS
4 3 (3.49%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.33%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.16%) Confluence
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (22.09%) IaaS
3 16 (18.60%) SaaS
4 14 (16.28%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (16.28%) Office 365
4 14 (16.28%) PaaS
5 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) DNS
2 12 (13.95%) SAN
3 9 (10.47%) DHCP
3 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.30%) Firewall
5 6 (6.98%) NAS
6 5 (5.81%) DDNS
6 5 (5.81%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (5.81%) SSL
7 4 (4.65%) VLAN
8 3 (3.49%) Skype
9 2 (2.33%) DKIM
9 2 (2.33%) Internet
9 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.16%) IPsec
10 1 (1.16%) MPLS
10 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Visual Studio
2 15 (17.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.16%) GitLab
4 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) JIRA
4 1 (1.16%) MSI
4 1 (1.16%) NDepend
4 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (8.14%) Automotive
2 6 (6.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (17.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (10.47%) Administrator
6 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Active Directory Support
10 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) WSH
3 3 (3.49%) JSON
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.16%) COM
4 1 (1.16%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Public Cloud
2 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.63%) Clustering
4 6 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.65%) User Experience
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.33%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.16%) FMCG
8 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (77.91%) Windows Server
3 49 (56.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (25.58%) Windows 10
5 16 (18.60%) Windows 7
6 14 (16.28%) Linux
6 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.65%) Unix
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.16%) CentOS
9 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (22.09%) DevOps
3 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.12%) Migration
5 11 (12.79%) ITIL
6 10 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.98%) Change Management
8 5 (5.81%) Project Management
9 4 (4.65%) Patch Management
9 4 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.65%) Scrum
10 3 (3.49%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.49%) IT Strategy
10 3 (3.49%) PLM
10 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.49%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (3.49%) Server Building
10 3 (3.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) SQL
2 25 (29.07%) PowerShell
3 18 (20.93%) C#
4 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.98%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.98%) MCITP
5 5 (5.81%) MCSE
6 4 (4.65%) CCNA
6 4 (4.65%) MCSA
7 3 (3.49%) BC Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.49%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.33%) CCNP
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.33%) Degree
8 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.49%) GDPR
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.79%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.79%) vSphere
4 10 (11.63%) XenApp
5 9 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.49%) NFS
7 3 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.33%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.33%) Docker
8 2 (2.33%) Firmware
8 2 (2.33%) vCloud
8 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.33%) XenServer
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (26.74%) WSUS
2 13 (15.12%) SCCM
3 4 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.65%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.49%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Nessus
5 2 (2.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.33%) SCSM
5 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.33%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 45 (52.33%) VMware
3 16 (18.60%) Cisco
4 15 (17.44%) Citrix
4 15 (17.44%) NetApp
5 9 (10.47%) HP
6 5 (5.81%) EMC
6 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.65%) Dell
7 4 (4.65%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.49%) Apple
8 3 (3.49%) Avaya
8 3 (3.49%) Oracle
9 2 (2.33%) Adobe
9 2 (2.33%) BMC
9 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.33%) Remedy
9 2 (2.33%) Sophos
9 2 (2.33%) Symantec