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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 38 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.61% 2.45% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.87% 10.87% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£325 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £289 £296
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £32.54 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.26% +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
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
89 46 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.46% 22.55% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 10 53
Average daily rate £375 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £17.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £14.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £19.40 £22.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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
Blackpool - 1 - -
Burnley - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) Citrix
4 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
5 11 (45.83%) XenApp
6 10 (41.67%) DHCP
6 10 (41.67%) DNS
7 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
7 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
9 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) XML Messaging
10 5 (20.83%) SQL
10 5 (20.83%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.83%) SCCM
10 5 (20.83%) XenServer
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
11 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
11 4 (16.67%) 3G

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DHCP
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) 3G
2 4 (16.67%) SMS
2 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) XML
1 6 (25.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Project Management
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Validation
2 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (45.83%) XenApp
3 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.83%) XenServer
5 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) AppSense
6 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) webMethods
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) Compaq
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) Infor
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
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