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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 4.10% 27.78% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 71.43% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 - £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
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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
25 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 20.49% 38.89% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 9
Average daily rate £270 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £225 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (96.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (84.00%) Citrix
4 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (72.00%) DHCP
5 18 (72.00%) DNS
6 14 (56.00%) XenApp
7 13 (52.00%) HP
7 13 (52.00%) Windows XP
8 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (40.00%) Thin Client
8 10 (40.00%) VMware
8 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (40.00%) Fat Client
9 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) XenServer
10 8 (32.00%) 3G
10 8 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (28.00%) MCSE
11 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
11 7 (28.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (24.00%) vSphere
12 6 (24.00%) Compaq
12 6 (24.00%) Dell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) Lync
4 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) DHCP
1 18 (72.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) 3G
2 8 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (16.00%) SMS
4 2 (8.00%) VoIP
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) IT Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Server Support
7 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 10 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (96.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (52.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) HPUX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Content Management
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (56.00%) XenApp
3 9 (36.00%) XenServer
4 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (24.00%) vSphere
5 4 (16.00%) ISA Server
6 3 (12.00%) Brightmail
7 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.00%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.00%) Unicenter
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Citrix
2 13 (52.00%) HP
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Compaq
4 6 (24.00%) Dell
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) IronPort
6 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) CA
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (4.00%) ScanSafe