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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.68% 3.26% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.18% 16.28% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
Median daily rate £410 £213 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.94% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £370 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -15.00%
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
68 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.74% 20.05% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 68
Median daily rate £410 £313 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £167 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £437 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -8 5 £420 +97.64%
Lytham St Annes -2 1 £420 +11.70%
Burnley - 1 £225 - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) ITIL
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (60.00%) VMware
4 10 (50.00%) SCOM
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) IBM
6 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) Intel Security
7 7 (35.00%) HP
7 7 (35.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 7 (35.00%) Java
8 6 (30.00%) Perl
8 6 (30.00%) VBScript
8 6 (30.00%) AIX
8 6 (30.00%) HPUX
8 6 (30.00%) Solaris
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco
8 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
8 6 (30.00%) Netcool
8 6 (30.00%) CA
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LAN
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (15.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) IT Support
7 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Server Support
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) AIX
5 6 (30.00%) HPUX
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Solaris
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (30.00%) Release Management
2 6 (30.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Bourne shell
4 6 (30.00%) Korn
4 6 (30.00%) Perl
4 6 (30.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCOM
2 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (30.00%) Netcool
2 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
3 5 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (20.00%) SCCM
4 4 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) IBM
4 7 (35.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) Intel Security
5 6 (30.00%) CA
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (30.00%) Symantec
6 5 (25.00%) Veeam
7 4 (20.00%) Canon
7 4 (20.00%) Dell
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) EqualLogic
9 2 (10.00%) Sophos
10 1 (5.00%) arcserve
10 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
10 1 (5.00%) Juniper
10 1 (5.00%) Mitel
10 1 (5.00%) ProCurve