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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.54% 1.65% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.38% 7.61% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £325 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £382 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.54 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
123 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.14% 21.65% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 13
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +8 5 £210 -
Blackpool -5 5 £261 -37.79%
Chorley - 3 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 20 (74.07%) VMware
4 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
5 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
6 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) MS Office
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
7 11 (40.74%) DHCP
7 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
7 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (33.33%) HP
8 9 (33.33%) Citrix
8 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 9 (33.33%) ThinPrint
8 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (29.63%) vSphere
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
10 7 (25.93%) MCSE
10 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.93%) Compaq
10 7 (25.93%) Dell
10 7 (25.93%) Firewall
10 7 (25.93%) XenApp
10 7 (25.93%) XenServer

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
4 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) DHCP
3 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) ClearCase
1 3 (11.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Support
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Change Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) Unix
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
10 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.11%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Server Building
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) MCSE
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (29.63%) vSphere
4 7 (25.93%) XenApp
4 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
4 7 (25.93%) XenServer
5 5 (18.52%) Brightmail
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 3 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Citrix
3 9 (33.33%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) ThinPrint
4 7 (25.93%) Compaq
4 7 (25.93%) Dell
5 5 (18.52%) AppSense
5 5 (18.52%) IronPort
5 5 (18.52%) Symantec
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 3 (11.11%) Intel Security
7 3 (11.11%) Lumension
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) Stellent
8 1 (3.70%) Capita
8 1 (3.70%) Mitel
8 1 (3.70%) Polycom
8 1 (3.70%) SAP
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