The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 28 July 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 Lancashire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.74% 3.33% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.01% 9.78% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £310 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
113 92 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.94% 34.07% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 45
Average daily rate £285 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £354 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.30 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 2 - -
Blackburn 0 1 - -
Preston -6 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (76.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (63.16%) Citrix
4 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
5 41 (53.95%) VMware
6 39 (51.32%) Active Directory
7 37 (48.68%) HP
8 34 (44.74%) DNS
9 33 (43.42%) DHCP
10 29 (38.16%) Security Cleared
11 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
12 25 (32.89%) Windows XP
12 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
13 24 (31.58%) SC Cleared
14 23 (30.26%) XenApp
15 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
15 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (26.32%) ITIL
16 20 (26.32%) MCSE
16 20 (26.32%) XenServer
16 20 (26.32%) vSphere
17 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
18 18 (23.68%) SharePoint
18 18 (23.68%) Compaq
18 18 (23.68%) Dell
19 17 (22.37%) IronPort
20 16 (21.05%) Fat Client
20 16 (21.05%) Thin Client
20 16 (21.05%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 26 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (23.68%) SharePoint
4 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (9.21%) IIS
5 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (5.26%) Lync
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) DNS
2 33 (43.42%) DHCP
3 16 (21.05%) LAN
4 12 (15.79%) SAN
5 10 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (11.84%) 3G
6 9 (11.84%) WAN
7 7 (9.21%) Firewall
8 6 (7.89%) Wireless
9 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.95%) VPN
9 3 (3.95%) WLAN
10 2 (2.63%) SMS
10 2 (2.63%) VoIP
11 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
1 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.32%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (3.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Desktop Support
2 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.21%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.95%) IT Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Server Support
8 2 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Web Services
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Thin Client
1 16 (21.05%) Fat Client
2 11 (14.47%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.21%) Clustering
4 6 (7.89%) Wiki
5 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (76.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (32.89%) Windows XP
3 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) AIX
5 3 (3.95%) HPUX
5 3 (3.95%) Solaris
5 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 1 (1.32%) MVS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Change Control
3 8 (10.53%) Release Management
4 6 (7.89%) Migration
5 4 (5.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) Service Management
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
6 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.95%) ITSM
6 3 (3.95%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.63%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.32%) Information Security
8 1 (1.32%) Content Management
8 1 (1.32%) CRM
8 1 (1.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.11%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) C
4 3 (3.95%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) JCL
5 1 (1.32%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.32%) REXX
5 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (38.16%) Security Cleared
2 24 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 21 (27.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (26.32%) MCSE
5 3 (3.95%) CCNA
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (30.26%) XenApp
4 20 (26.32%) XenServer
4 20 (26.32%) vSphere
5 16 (21.05%) XenDesktop
6 7 (9.21%) VMware ESX
6 7 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (5.26%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.95%) Brightmail
9 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) Unicenter
3 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.63%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Citrix
2 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
3 41 (53.95%) VMware
4 37 (48.68%) HP
5 18 (23.68%) Compaq
5 18 (23.68%) Dell
6 17 (22.37%) IronPort
7 11 (14.47%) Oracle
8 10 (13.16%) Symantec
9 9 (11.84%) Open Text
9 9 (11.84%) Informatica
9 9 (11.84%) Siebel
9 9 (11.84%) F5
10 6 (7.89%) Cisco
11 4 (5.26%) Business Objects
11 4 (5.26%) CA
12 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.63%) NetApp
13 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
14 1 (1.32%) MobileIron