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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.38% 15.79% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.52% 100.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£240 £213 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -39.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
27 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 18.24% 15.79% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 11
Average daily rate £350 £213 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £213 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 14 (93.33%) DNS
3 11 (73.33%) XenApp
4 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Thin Client
5 7 (46.67%) HP
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Fat Client
6 6 (40.00%) XenServer
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (40.00%) MCSE
6 6 (40.00%) 3G
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Compaq
7 5 (33.33%) Dell
7 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop
7 5 (33.33%) vSphere
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) SMS
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) DHCP
1 14 (93.33%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (40.00%) 3G
3 4 (26.67%) SMS
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Thin Client
1 7 (46.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) MCSE
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) XenApp
3 6 (40.00%) XenServer
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 5 (33.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Compaq
5 5 (33.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) AppSense
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
7 1 (6.67%) ScanSafe
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