The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 35 39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 3.79% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 11.11% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £261 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £29.75 -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 35 144 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.41% 34.12% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 86 56
Median daily rate £431 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £43.00 £13.90
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) SCOM
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Bourne shell
3 6 (75.00%) Regular Expression
3 6 (75.00%) IBM
3 6 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (75.00%) Korn
3 6 (75.00%) Release Management
3 6 (75.00%) Service Management
3 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (75.00%) Netcool
3 6 (75.00%) CA
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 6 (75.00%) VBScript
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
3 6 (75.00%) HPUX
3 6 (75.00%) Solaris
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (62.50%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) Security Monitoring

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
3 6 (75.00%) HPUX
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (75.00%) Solaris
3 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Release Management
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
3 4 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Bourne shell
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Korn
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCOM
2 6 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (75.00%) Netcool
2 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) CA
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Canon
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
4 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam
4 1 (12.50%) VMware