The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 45 39 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 11 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 2.48% 8.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 8.59% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 30
Median daily rate - £270 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £31.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -4.54%
Windows Server 2003
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
117 128 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.13% 28.89% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 70
Median daily rate £390 £393 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +57.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £584 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -54.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
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 2003 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 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 2003.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (50.00%) Brightmail
5 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) IronPort
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (40.00%) ThinPrint
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) XenServer
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Compaq
6 4 (40.00%) Dell

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Support
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Brightmail
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (40.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) IronPort
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Compaq
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) ThinPrint
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SAP