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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 6 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 21.30% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £248 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.47 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 32.41% 22.73% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 6
Average daily rate £225 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 - £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.47 £18.40 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 18 April 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (62.50%) HP
4 15 (62.50%) DHCP
4 15 (62.50%) DNS
5 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 13 (54.17%) Citrix
6 11 (45.83%) Compaq
6 11 (45.83%) Dell
6 11 (45.83%) vSphere
7 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (37.50%) XenApp
7 9 (37.50%) XenServer
7 9 (37.50%) XenDesktop
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (37.50%) MCSE
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (25.00%) Thin Client
9 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (25.00%) Fat Client
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (20.83%) F5
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.83%) IronPort
10 5 (20.83%) Release Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) DHCP
1 15 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) 3G
2 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Server Support
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) HPUX
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Release Management
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (37.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) vSphere
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (37.50%) XenApp
3 9 (37.50%) XenServer
3 9 (37.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.33%) Unicenter
1 2 (8.33%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) HP
3 13 (54.17%) Citrix
4 11 (45.83%) Compaq
4 11 (45.83%) Dell
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) F5
6 5 (20.83%) IronPort
6 5 (20.83%) Symantec
7 2 (8.33%) CA
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle