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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 37 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 48 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.58% 9.16% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 34.78% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £31.74 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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
121 138 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.40% 26.34% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 20
Average daily rate £400 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £410 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.37 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -18 7 £270 +14.89%
Blackburn - 2 £265 -
Lytham St Annes +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (65.00%) VMware
4 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) Citrix
6 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (40.00%) HP
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (35.00%) DHCP
8 7 (35.00%) DNS
8 7 (35.00%) XenApp
8 7 (35.00%) XenServer
8 7 (35.00%) vSphere
9 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (30.00%) XML
9 6 (30.00%) MCSE
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle
9 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) XML Messaging
10 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (25.00%) Compaq
10 5 (25.00%) Dell
10 5 (25.00%) Symantec
10 5 (25.00%) McAfee
11 3 (15.00%) AppSense

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) DTS
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) XML
1 6 (30.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Server Building
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (30.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) XenApp
3 7 (35.00%) XenServer
3 7 (35.00%) vSphere
4 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (15.00%) EdgeSight
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Compaq
5 5 (25.00%) Dell
5 5 (25.00%) Symantec
5 5 (25.00%) McAfee
6 3 (15.00%) AppSense
6 3 (15.00%) Lumension
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) webMethods
7 2 (10.00%) Stellent