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 28 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.89% 0.68% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 2.07% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Median daily rate £319 £330 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £335 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £323 £301
% change year-on-year -0.92% +7.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year -19.76% +13.90%  

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 140 145 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 41.54% 32.66% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 154 198
Median daily rate £425 £413 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £304 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 21
Median hourly rate £38.75 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.78% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £16.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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 28 June 2017. 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 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
Preston -17 1 £448 - 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Server Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) BeyondTrust
2 1 (33.33%) Canon
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 1 (33.33%) ScanSafe