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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England / West Midlands
Rank 85 84 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 -32  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 30 51 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.92% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.52% 8.39% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 37
Median daily rate £346 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £194 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Median hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.56% -38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £23.25 £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 352 608 479
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.45% 22.92% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 281 211
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 78
Median hourly rate £14.71 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham -6 8 £368 +17.60% 5
Herefordshire - 7 £650 -
Shropshire +32 6 £425 - 3
Staffordshire +7 4 £225 -18.18% 2
Coventry -11 4 £325 +4.83% 3
Warwickshire -10 1 £275 +4.76% 4
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (94.92%) Windows Server
3 41 (69.49%) Active Directory
4 39 (66.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
6 21 (35.59%) VMware
7 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.64%) Linux
9 11 (18.64%) SQL
10 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
10 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (15.25%) Office 365
11 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
11 9 (15.25%) DNS
12 8 (13.56%) Cisco
12 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
12 8 (13.56%) WSUS
13 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
13 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
13 7 (11.86%) MS Office
14 6 (10.17%) Change Management
14 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
15 5 (8.47%) DevOps

Windows Server 2012
Top Related 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 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.69%) Confluence
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.25%) Office 365
3 3 (5.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) LAN
2 5 (8.47%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) DHCP
3 4 (6.78%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.39%) NAS
5 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.39%) VLAN
5 2 (3.39%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.69%) HTTP
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.69%) MPLS
6 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.69%) SAN
6 1 (1.69%) Skype
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MSI
1 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (11.86%) Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Server Support
5 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) ICT Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Cognos Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.69%) EDI
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) AS400
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (94.92%) Windows Server
3 39 (66.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.69%) Android
9 1 (1.69%) Unix
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.17%) Change Management
3 5 (8.47%) DevOps
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
5 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.08%) High Availability
5 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.39%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.39%) Project Management
6 2 (3.39%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.69%) Information Security
7 1 (1.69%) Information Security Management
7 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.69%) Security Management
7 1 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.64%) SQL
3 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.47%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.69%) C
6 1 (1.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCSE
5 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) MCITP
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.69%) MCTS
6 1 (1.69%) VCP6
6 1 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (69.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (6.78%) Docker
6 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.39%) vSphere
7 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) WSUS
2 3 (5.08%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) SCDPM
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) VMware
3 8 (13.56%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) NetApp
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) Cognos
6 2 (3.39%) Kronos
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.69%) Sybase
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) Veritas
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