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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.21% 9.35% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.64% 35.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
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£298 £241 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.44% -22.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -6.19%
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
83 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 33.33% 26.17% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 3
Average daily rate £418 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.62% -12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (57.14%) Citrix
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (50.00%) DHCP
6 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) AppSense
6 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) XenApp
6 7 (50.00%) XenServer
6 7 (50.00%) Server Building
7 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 6 (42.86%) HP
8 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
8 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
9 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
9 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 4 (28.57%) Altiris
9 4 (28.57%) MCITP
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (28.57%) SQL
9 4 (28.57%) VBScript
9 4 (28.57%) MCSA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DHCP
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) SMS
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Change Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Server Building
3 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) VBScript
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) MCITP
4 4 (28.57%) MCSA
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (21.43%) VCP4
5 3 (21.43%) VCP5
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) XenApp
2 7 (50.00%) XenServer
3 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (21.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) AppSense
5 6 (42.86%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Symantec
6 4 (28.57%) Altiris
7 3 (21.43%) Compaq
7 3 (21.43%) Dell
8 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
9 1 (7.14%) Lumension
9 1 (7.14%) McAfee
9 1 (7.14%) Mitel