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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 97 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 35 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.45% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.86% 7.42% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 20
Median daily rate £263 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -46.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.70 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £19.10 £26.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38%  

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 395 593 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.11% 19.56% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 315 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -1 8 £325 -2.62% 3
Worcestershire +17 6 £189 - 2
Coventry +16 5 £238 -26.92% 1
Warwickshire +7 3 - - 4
Staffordshire +4 3 £255 - 4
Shropshire +8 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 47 (72.31%) Active Directory
3 47 (72.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (44.62%) VMware
5 22 (33.85%) MS Exchange
6 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
6 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
6 19 (29.23%) DNS
7 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
11 11 (16.92%) LAN
11 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
12 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.38%) WAN
12 10 (15.38%) SQL
12 10 (15.38%) VPN
12 10 (15.38%) Firewall
13 9 (13.85%) Citrix
14 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (12.31%) Linux
14 8 (12.31%) Migration
15 7 (10.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (10.77%) ERP
15 7 (10.77%) Cisco
15 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (10.77%) Office 365
16 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V

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 22 (33.85%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.15%) Confluence
4 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (10.77%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.23%) DNS
2 11 (16.92%) LAN
3 10 (15.38%) Firewall
3 10 (15.38%) VPN
3 10 (15.38%) WAN
4 6 (9.23%) DHCP
5 4 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (4.62%) SSL
7 2 (3.08%) NAS
7 2 (3.08%) SAN
7 2 (3.08%) VLAN
7 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.54%) Internet
8 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.54%) Skype
8 1 (1.54%) Wireless
8 1 (1.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.15%) JIRA
3 3 (4.62%) MSI
3 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (9.23%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Administrator
2 8 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (12.31%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.15%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) DBA
6 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.62%) JIRA Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (3.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.54%) OAuth
3 1 (1.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 47 (72.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
6 8 (12.31%) Linux
6 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.62%) CentOS
8 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.08%) Unix
10 1 (1.54%) Android
10 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.31%) Migration
2 7 (10.77%) ERP
3 6 (9.23%) Change Management
3 6 (9.23%) Hardware Maintenance
3 6 (9.23%) Security Management
4 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.15%) DevOps
5 4 (6.15%) High Availability
5 4 (6.15%) Project Management
5 4 (6.15%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (4.62%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL
7 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.08%) ETL
7 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.62%) C#
3 3 (4.62%) Python
3 3 (4.62%) Ruby
3 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) MCSE
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.08%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) VCP6
6 1 (1.54%) CCA
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CWAP
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MCITP
6 1 (1.54%) MCTS
6 1 (1.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (72.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.15%) Docker
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.08%) vSphere
6 2 (3.08%) XenApp
7 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) WSUS
3 3 (4.62%) Ansible
3 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) Terraform
4 2 (3.08%) SCDPM
4 2 (3.08%) SCOM
5 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) VMware
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) Citrix
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.15%) NetApp
7 3 (4.62%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.62%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.54%) Cognos
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) EMC
8 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.54%) Kronos
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) Polycom
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.54%) Sophos
8 1 (1.54%) Sybase
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec
8 1 (1.54%) Veritas