Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 127 141
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 77 59 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.27% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.16% 6.86% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 60
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £295 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% -10.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £150 £187 £219
90th Percentile £475 £445 £485
England median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.75 £18.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +51.02% -38.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.35 £10.55
90th Percentile £128.08 £44.05 £14.40
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.66 £18.75
% change year-on-year +9.36% +4.85% -1.32%

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 1,076 860 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.31% 18.57% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 511 600
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £365 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -8.18% +20.45%
10th Percentile £131 £160 £180
90th Percentile £538 £575 £519
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 80 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +3.23% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £33.59 £36.50
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 19 £450 +35.85% 2
Birmingham -5 13 £155 -52.31% 7
Warwickshire +3 7 £225 +4.65% 4
Staffordshire -2 7 £310 +47.62%
Herefordshire -9 7 £350 +133.33% 2
Shropshire -38 5 £550 - 3
Solihull - 4 £400 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (89.61%) Windows Server
3 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
4 45 (58.44%) Active Directory
5 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (51.95%) VMware
7 26 (33.77%) SQL Server
8 25 (32.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (29.87%) SQL
9 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (28.57%) WSUS
11 21 (27.27%) DevOps
12 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (25.97%) C#
12 20 (25.97%) .NET
12 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
12 20 (25.97%) PowerShell
13 19 (24.68%) Office 365
14 17 (22.08%) IaaS
14 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
15 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
16 15 (19.48%) Visual Studio
16 15 (19.48%) NetApp
16 15 (19.48%) Migration
16 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
17 14 (18.18%) SaaS
17 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (18.18%) Cisco

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 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) Confluence
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) ENOVIA
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (24.68%) Office 365
3 17 (22.08%) IaaS
4 14 (18.18%) SaaS
5 12 (15.58%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (15.58%) PaaS
6 5 (6.49%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Firewall
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
3 7 (9.09%) DHCP
4 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.49%) SAN
6 4 (5.19%) SSL
6 4 (5.19%) VLAN
7 2 (2.60%) DKIM
7 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.60%) Skype
7 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.60%) WLAN
8 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.30%) LAN
8 1 (1.30%) NAS
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
8 1 (1.30%) VPN
8 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (19.48%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.49%) GitLab
4 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
4 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.49%) JIRA
4 5 (6.49%) NDepend
4 5 (6.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (6.49%) Selenium
4 5 (6.49%) SonarQube
4 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.79%) Automotive
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.19%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Administrator
7 6 (7.79%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Support Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.19%) WSH
4 3 (3.90%) JSON
5 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 1 (1.30%) COM
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Public Cloud
2 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.19%) Clustering
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.60%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (89.61%) Windows Server
3 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
5 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
6 14 (18.18%) Linux
6 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.90%) Unix
9 2 (2.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (27.27%) DevOps
3 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (19.48%) Migration
5 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (10.39%) ITIL
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.79%) Coaching
7 6 (7.79%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.49%) Build Automation
8 5 (6.49%) Functional Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Kanban
8 5 (6.49%) Microservices
8 5 (6.49%) MVC
8 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.49%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) C#
2 20 (25.97%) PowerShell
3 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.79%) VBScript
5 2 (2.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.79%) MCITP
6 5 (6.49%) MCSE
7 4 (5.19%) CCNA
7 4 (5.19%) MCSA
8 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
8 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) CCNP
9 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.60%) GDPR
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (58.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.58%) vSphere
4 7 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.79%) XenApp
6 2 (2.60%) Firmware
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) NFS
6 2 (2.60%) vCloud
7 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Docker
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (28.57%) WSUS
2 9 (11.69%) SCCM
3 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.19%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.60%) Nessus
5 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.30%) SCOM
6 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.30%) SCSM
6 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 40 (51.95%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) NetApp
4 14 (18.18%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) HP
6 5 (6.49%) EMC
7 4 (5.19%) Avaya
7 4 (5.19%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.90%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.90%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.90%) Sophos
9 2 (2.60%) Adobe
9 2 (2.60%) Apple
9 2 (2.60%) BMC
9 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.60%) Oracle
9 2 (2.60%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) Symantec