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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 38 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.21% 3.79% 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.82% 13.33% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£325 £305 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £32.54 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.77% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.89%
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
102 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.06% 28.41% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 17 35
Average daily rate £400 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £350 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 3 March 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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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
Lytham St Annes -1 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - - 2
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) XenApp
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (33.33%) XML
7 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
8 5 (27.78%) SCCM
8 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
9 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
9 4 (22.22%) SMS
9 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
9 4 (22.22%) 3G
9 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (22.22%) AppSense
10 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 2 (11.11%) HP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) SMS
2 4 (22.22%) 3G
2 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) XML
1 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.11%) Content Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.11%) XenServer
4 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) AppSense
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Compaq
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) webMethods
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (11.11%) McAfee
6 2 (11.11%) Stellent
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy
7 1 (5.56%) Infor
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp