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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.30% 2.91% 6.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 11.11% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 9
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£258 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £213 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £306 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.53 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
87 45 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.12% 26.16% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 15 60
Average daily rate £327 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.06% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £140 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.08 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -11 6 £240 +12.94%
Burnley - 1 £115 -
Preston - 1 - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (59.52%) DNS
4 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 24 (57.14%) Citrix
5 23 (54.76%) VMware
6 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 19 (45.24%) DHCP
7 19 (45.24%) XenApp
8 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
8 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
9 15 (35.71%) SQL
10 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
11 10 (23.81%) HP
12 9 (21.43%) C
12 9 (21.43%) Oracle
12 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
12 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 9 (21.43%) AppSense
13 8 (19.05%) XenServer
14 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (16.67%) Fat Client
14 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 7 (16.67%) Thin Client
14 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (14.29%) 3G
15 6 (14.29%) WAN
15 6 (14.29%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) DNS
2 19 (45.24%) DHCP
3 6 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) 3G
3 6 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (9.52%) SMS
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) LDAP
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
7 1 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
2 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (7.14%) Tester
3 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.14%) Administrator
3 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Designer
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Identity Management Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (4.76%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) ODBC
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 7 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Life Science
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
4 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Project Management
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Information Security
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Content Management
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.38%) Security Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) MCSE
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (45.24%) XenApp
3 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (19.05%) XenServer
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (7.14%) vSphere
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
1 5 (11.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Citrix
2 23 (54.76%) VMware
3 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) HP
5 9 (21.43%) AppSense
5 9 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Compaq
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
7 2 (4.76%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.38%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Infor
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) webMethods
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy