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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 4.44% 31.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.12% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.47 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
33 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 36.67% 46.67% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 0
Average daily rate £500 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £32.47 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) XenServer
5 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (50.00%) Compaq
5 4 (50.00%) Dell
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) AppSense
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) Content Management
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) 3G
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) XenApp
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) XenServer
3 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Compaq
3 4 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) AppSense
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Stellent
6 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
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