The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Blackpool region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 9 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 11.11% 6.25% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 25.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Average daily rate
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£246 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 24.44% 25.00% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 2
Average daily rate £250 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £295 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £310 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows Server 2008
Lancashire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (67.44%) Citrix
4 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
5 27 (62.79%) HP
5 27 (62.79%) DHCP
5 27 (62.79%) DNS
6 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
7 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
8 21 (48.84%) SC Cleared
9 18 (41.86%) XenApp
9 18 (41.86%) VMware
10 17 (39.53%) XenServer
11 16 (37.21%) Compaq
11 16 (37.21%) Dell
12 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (34.88%) MCSE
12 15 (34.88%) Windows XP
12 15 (34.88%) vSphere
13 14 (32.56%) XenDesktop
13 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (32.56%) ITIL
14 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
14 12 (27.91%) Fat Client
14 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
14 12 (27.91%) Thin Client
14 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (20.93%) 3G
15 9 (20.93%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
1 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (9.30%) Lync
7 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) DHCP
1 27 (62.79%) DNS
2 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (20.93%) 3G
3 2 (4.65%) SAN
3 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Desktop Support
3 7 (16.28%) Server Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (11.63%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Server Support
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Server Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Data Migration Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Fat Client
1 12 (27.91%) Thin Client
2 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (34.88%) Windows XP
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.98%) UNIX
5 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 3 (6.98%) HPUX
5 3 (6.98%) Solaris
5 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Release Management
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Change Control
4 3 (6.98%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) Content Management
6 1 (2.33%) Information Security
6 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) C
2 3 (6.98%) Perl
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) VB
2 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (48.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (34.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (41.86%) XenApp
3 17 (39.53%) XenServer
4 15 (34.88%) vSphere
5 14 (32.56%) XenDesktop
5 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (9.30%) ISA Server
7 3 (6.98%) Brightmail
8 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Unicenter
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli
1 3 (6.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (6.98%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Citrix
2 27 (62.79%) HP
3 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
4 18 (41.86%) VMware
5 16 (37.21%) Compaq
5 16 (37.21%) Dell
6 8 (18.60%) Symantec
6 8 (18.60%) IronPort
7 7 (16.28%) F5
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle
8 3 (6.98%) CA
8 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.33%) NetApp
10 1 (2.33%) Cisco
10 1 (2.33%) IBM
10 1 (2.33%) McAfee
10 1 (2.33%) ScanSafe
10 1 (2.33%) MobileIron