The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.19% 10.95% 7.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.18% 34.59% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Average hourly rate - £32.47 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
Windows Server 2008
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 133 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.76% 31.67% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 29
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £32.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 21 April 2015. 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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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
Blackpool -12 6 £300 +21.37%
Burnley - - - -
Fleetwood - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (73.68%) VMware
3 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) DNS
5 10 (52.63%) DHCP
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) HP
7 8 (42.11%) MCSE
7 8 (42.11%) ITIL
7 8 (42.11%) Citrix
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) vSphere
8 7 (36.84%) XenServer
9 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
9 6 (31.58%) XML
9 6 (31.58%) Oracle
9 6 (31.58%) XML Messaging
10 5 (26.32%) Compaq
10 5 (26.32%) Dell
10 5 (26.32%) Symantec
10 5 (26.32%) McAfee
10 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 5 (26.32%) XenApp
11 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
11 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
12 3 (15.79%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DNS
1 10 (52.63%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) SMS
3 1 (5.26%) VLAN
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) 3G
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Security Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
1 6 (31.58%) XML Messaging
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Life Science
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) MCSE
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) XenServer
3 7 (36.84%) vSphere
4 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (26.32%) XenApp
6 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (15.79%) EdgeSight
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) Compaq
6 5 (26.32%) Dell
6 5 (26.32%) Symantec
6 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 3 (15.79%) Lumension
8 2 (10.53%) Stellent
8 2 (10.53%) AppSense
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) webMethods
9 1 (5.26%) MobileIron