The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 26 April 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 86 89
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 12 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.87% 1.38% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.44% 6.21% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 15
Median daily rate £388 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -14.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £338
% change year-on-year -1.51% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -10.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 270 451 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 19.68% 22.22% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 315 247
Median daily rate £410 £401 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +25.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 35
Median hourly rate £14.73 £12.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.70% -28.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.48 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2012 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Leeds +9 4 £388 +34.78% 6
Bradford +6 4 £463 - 3
Wakefield +2 1 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2012
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Windows Server
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
5 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
6 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (34.38%) Firewall
9 10 (31.25%) Finance
9 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (28.13%) SQL
10 9 (28.13%) ITIL
10 9 (28.13%) Linux
11 8 (25.00%) SSL
11 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (25.00%) VMware
11 8 (25.00%) Office 365
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (21.88%) HP
12 7 (21.88%) Dell
12 7 (21.88%) DNS
12 7 (21.88%) DHCP
12 7 (21.88%) IIS
13 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 6 (18.75%) Project Management
13 6 (18.75%) Incident Management

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 7 (21.88%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 8 (25.00%) SSL
3 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) FTP
4 4 (12.50%) HTTP
4 4 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 4 (12.50%) Network Security
4 4 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) SMTP
4 4 (12.50%) Telnet
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) DMZ
6 1 (3.13%) LDAP
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.25%) MySQL
6 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Implementation Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) DBA
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (9.38%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Windows Server
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.50%) SUSE
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.38%) CentOS
8 2 (6.25%) Android
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.25%) Solaris
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.13%) AIX
9 1 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.13%) Unix
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Server Building
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) CRM
6 1 (3.13%) Email Migration
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) KYC
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 2 (6.25%) OCP
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) KVM
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Data Guard
3 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (6.25%) SCDPM
4 2 (6.25%) SCOM
5 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Dell
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Veeam
5 5 (15.63%) Sophos
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) Symantec
8 2 (6.25%) Apple
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.13%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Sun
9 1 (3.13%) Veritas