The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.70% 0.83% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £261 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Windows Server 2008
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Blackpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 28 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 29.63% 23.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 0
Average daily rate £326 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Blackpool region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Blackpool region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
4 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) ThinPrint
4 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 8 (61.54%) DHCP
4 8 (61.54%) DNS
5 7 (53.85%) MS Office
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (46.15%) XenApp
6 6 (46.15%) XenServer
6 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (46.15%) vSphere
6 6 (46.15%) HP
6 6 (46.15%) Compaq
6 6 (46.15%) Dell
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
7 5 (38.46%) Symantec
7 5 (38.46%) VoIP
7 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DHCP
1 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Messaging Support
2 3 (23.08%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Change Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Support
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Support
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Content Management
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) vSphere
3 6 (46.15%) XenApp
3 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 6 (46.15%) XenServer
4 5 (38.46%) Brightmail
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) ThinPrint
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Compaq
4 6 (46.15%) Dell
4 6 (46.15%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) IronPort
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) AppSense
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
6 2 (15.38%) Stellent
7 1 (7.69%) Mitel
7 1 (7.69%) SAP