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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.34% 4.80% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.71% 15.66% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +93.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £232 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £372 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
137 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.16% 30.63% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 19 50
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (76.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (61.97%) Citrix
4 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
5 39 (54.93%) VMware
6 38 (53.52%) DNS
6 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
7 31 (43.66%) DHCP
8 28 (39.44%) HP
8 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (36.62%) XenApp
9 26 (36.62%) Windows 7
10 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
10 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
11 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
12 19 (26.76%) XenServer
12 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (26.76%) SQL
13 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
14 15 (21.13%) LAN
14 15 (21.13%) ITIL
14 15 (21.13%) MCSE
14 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (19.72%) Fat Client
15 14 (19.72%) Thin Client
16 13 (18.31%) C
16 13 (18.31%) vSphere
17 12 (16.90%) Compaq
17 12 (16.90%) Dell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (15.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.86%) Lync
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.23%) IIS
8 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (53.52%) DNS
2 31 (43.66%) DHCP
3 15 (21.13%) LAN
4 10 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (12.68%) 3G
6 8 (11.27%) WAN
7 6 (8.45%) Wireless
8 5 (7.04%) SAN
9 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.23%) VPN
9 3 (4.23%) WLAN
10 2 (2.82%) SMS
10 2 (2.82%) VoIP
10 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.82%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (11.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.23%) IT Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) ODBC
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Thin Client
1 14 (19.72%) Fat Client
2 7 (9.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.23%) Clustering
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) Wiki
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (76.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (36.62%) Windows 7
4 23 (32.39%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.45%) Linux
7 3 (4.23%) UNIX
7 3 (4.23%) AIX
7 3 (4.23%) HPUX
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Project Management
3 4 (5.63%) Migration
3 4 (5.63%) Release Management
4 3 (4.23%) Change Control
4 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.23%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (4.23%) ITSM
4 3 (4.23%) Identity Management
4 3 (4.23%) Service Management
4 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.41%) CRM
6 1 (1.41%) Workflow
6 1 (1.41%) Information Security
6 1 (1.41%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) SQL
2 13 (18.31%) C
3 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.04%) Java
5 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 3 (4.23%) VB
5 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 15 (21.13%) MCSE
3 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) CCNA
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
2 28 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (36.62%) XenApp
4 19 (26.76%) XenServer
5 13 (18.31%) vSphere
6 11 (15.49%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.04%) ISA Server
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.23%) Brightmail
9 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Unicenter
2 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.82%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (61.97%) Citrix
2 39 (54.93%) VMware
3 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
4 28 (39.44%) HP
5 12 (16.90%) Compaq
5 12 (16.90%) Dell
6 10 (14.08%) Oracle
7 6 (8.45%) Cisco
7 6 (8.45%) Symantec
7 6 (8.45%) IronPort
8 5 (7.04%) F5
9 4 (5.63%) AppSense
10 3 (4.23%) CA
10 3 (4.23%) NetApp
10 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.82%) Remedy
11 2 (2.82%) Infor
11 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.41%) MobileIron