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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 0.89% 5.10% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 10.81% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 17
Median daily rate - £270 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
55 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 49.11% 47.13% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 37
Median daily rate £420 £375 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +49.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Blackpool region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) ThinPrint
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) Brightmail
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Compaq
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Support
1 2 (66.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Brightmail
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Compaq
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) ThinPrint
1 2 (66.67%) VMware