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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 38 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.78% 3.61% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 13.04% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
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
88 46 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.56% 27.71% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 16 62
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014. 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 - 4 £240 -
Preston - 1 £350 -
Blackburn - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
4 19 (70.37%) Citrix
5 17 (62.96%) DHCP
5 17 (62.96%) DNS
6 15 (55.56%) VMware
7 14 (51.85%) Windows XP
7 14 (51.85%) XenApp
8 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
9 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
10 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (33.33%) HP
11 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
11 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
11 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
11 8 (29.63%) XenServer
12 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (25.93%) Fat Client
12 7 (25.93%) SCCM
12 7 (25.93%) 3G
12 7 (25.93%) Thin Client
12 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 6 (22.22%) SQL
14 5 (18.52%) Project Management
14 5 (18.52%) HP Data Protector
15 4 (14.81%) Lync
15 4 (14.81%) SMS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (40.74%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.81%) Lync
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) DHCP
1 17 (62.96%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) 3G
2 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (14.81%) SMS
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
1 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
1 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Fat Client
1 7 (25.93%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (92.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (51.85%) Windows XP
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (51.85%) XenApp
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (29.63%) XenServer
5 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.11%) vSphere
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Citrix
2 15 (55.56%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) AppSense
6 3 (11.11%) Compaq
6 3 (11.11%) Dell
7 2 (7.41%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) Remedy
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) Infor
8 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.70%) ScanSafe
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds