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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Lancashire / Blackpool
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool - 0.64% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.61% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 4 62 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 57.14% 39.74% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 47 58
Median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £501 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Blackpool