Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 49 55
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.79% 2.46% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 11.02% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 15
Lancashire median daily rate £100 £380 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -73.68% +78.82% -29.17%
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £36.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.33% +82.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £18.98 £33.25 £19.70
90th Percentile £43.00 £39.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £20.33 £18.25
% change year-on-year +8.21% +11.40% -

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 131 127 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 29.24% 22.36% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 87 130
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +21.90%
10th Percentile £303 £260 £205
90th Percentile £594 £575 £607
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 29
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £25.53 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.56% -30.99% +69.22%
10th Percentile £26.63 £12.28 £12.40
90th Percentile £44.30 £43.18 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.37% -9.56% +13.33%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Morecambe - 3 £100 -
Blackpool +2 1 - -
Preston -3 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (62.50%) Oracle
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (50.00%) XML
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) XML Messaging
5 4 (50.00%) IFS
5 4 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
6 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (37.50%) webMethods
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Nokia
7 2 (25.00%) 3G
7 2 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (25.00%) DNS

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
1 2 (25.00%) 4G
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (25.00%) Runbook
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Proactive Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) iptables
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) IFS
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) webMethods
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault
6 1 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) NetApp