The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Lancashire / Blackpool
Rank - 24 16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool - 4.67% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 10.64% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £261 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Blackpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 47 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 4.55% 43.93% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 37 25
Median daily rate £400 £326 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.69% -15.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackpool citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) HPUX
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) CA
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 5 (100.00%) Netcool
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
1 5 (100.00%) Korn
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Bourne shell
1 5 (100.00%) Regular Expression
1 5 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Security Monitoring

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool 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:

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
1 5 (100.00%) HPUX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Bourne shell
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Korn
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (100.00%) Netcool
1 5 (100.00%) SCOM
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CA
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) HP