Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 124 137
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 58 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.35% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.44% 6.99% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 51
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £295 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -12.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £193 £168 £256
90th Percentile £506 £438 £519
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £18.50 £21.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.46% -13.81% +14.48%
10th Percentile £28.75 £16.85 £14.20
90th Percentile £30.25 £44.05 £23.88
England median hourly rate £28.11 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.11% +14.29% +10.53%

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 1,066 930 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.56% 19.32% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 540 510
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.30%
10th Percentile £137 £157 £174
90th Percentile £530 £553 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 89 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.41 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +2.16% +4.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £41.10 £24.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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
Birmingham -11 12 £288 -6.12% 9
Coventry -1 9 £325 -17.98% 1
Warwickshire +5 8 £250 +16.28% 2
Herefordshire -8 8 £350 +133.33%
Worcestershire -7 5 £525 +61.54% 4
Shropshire - 4 - -
Solihull 0 2 - - 2
Staffordshire -13 2 £304 +44.64% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (84.48%) Windows Server
3 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
4 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
5 31 (53.45%) VMware
6 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (32.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 19 (32.76%) Windows 10
8 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
9 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 16 (27.59%) Office 365
10 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
10 14 (24.14%) WSUS
11 12 (20.69%) SQL
11 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (18.97%) DevOps
12 11 (18.97%) C#
12 11 (18.97%) .NET
13 10 (17.24%) DNS
13 10 (17.24%) Migration
13 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (15.52%) IaaS
14 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (15.52%) Linux
14 9 (15.52%) MCSE
14 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (13.79%) Citrix

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 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) Confluence
5 2 (3.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) ENOVIA
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Office 365
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.52%) IaaS
4 7 (12.07%) PaaS
5 6 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (10.34%) SaaS
6 4 (6.90%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 6 (10.34%) DHCP
3 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.90%) Firewall
4 4 (6.90%) LAN
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) VLAN
4 4 (6.90%) WLAN
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
5 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.45%) DKIM
6 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
7 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.72%) PBX
7 1 (1.72%) Skype
7 1 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) WAN
7 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.90%) GitLab
4 4 (6.90%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.90%) JIRA
4 4 (6.90%) NDepend
4 4 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (6.90%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) SonarQube
4 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
1 5 (8.62%) Marketing
2 3 (5.17%) Military
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Server Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) IT Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
7 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.90%) WSH
3 3 (5.17%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) CCTV
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (84.48%) Windows Server
3 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (32.76%) Windows 10
5 9 (15.52%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.17%) Unix
10 2 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.97%) DevOps
4 10 (17.24%) Migration
5 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.07%) Change Management
7 6 (10.34%) SOA
8 5 (8.62%) Coaching
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
9 4 (6.90%) Build Automation
9 4 (6.90%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Kanban
9 4 (6.90%) Microservices
9 4 (6.90%) Patch Management
9 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.62%) VBScript
6 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) MCSE
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (13.79%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (8.62%) MCITP
5 3 (5.17%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) VCP6
6 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (13.79%) vSphere
3 7 (12.07%) XenApp
4 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.45%) Firmware
6 2 (3.45%) NFS
7 1 (1.72%) vCloud
7 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) WSUS
2 8 (13.79%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Nessus
3 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (53.45%) VMware
3 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) EMC
5 4 (6.90%) HP
5 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.90%) Sophos
6 3 (5.17%) Dell
6 3 (5.17%) Veeam
7 2 (3.45%) Adobe
7 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.45%) Avaya
7 2 (3.45%) BMC
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.72%) Huawei