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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 33 22 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 19 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.39% 4.43% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.87% 14.46% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 1
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£300 £310 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +82.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
137 83 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.64% 30.63% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 49
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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Blackburn - - - -
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Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (85.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 33 (57.89%) Citrix
5 31 (54.39%) DHCP
5 31 (54.39%) DNS
6 30 (52.63%) Windows XP
7 25 (43.86%) VMware
8 22 (38.60%) HP
8 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
9 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 19 (33.33%) XenApp
10 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
11 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
12 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
12 15 (26.32%) XenServer
12 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (22.81%) 3G
15 12 (21.05%) SQL
16 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
16 11 (19.30%) Thin Client
16 11 (19.30%) Fat Client
17 9 (15.79%) vSphere
17 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (15.79%) MCSE
17 9 (15.79%) ITIL
18 8 (14.04%) Compaq

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
5 7 (12.28%) Lync
6 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (54.39%) DHCP
1 31 (54.39%) DNS
2 14 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (22.81%) 3G
4 7 (12.28%) SMS
5 4 (7.02%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) Wireless
6 3 (5.26%) VPN
7 2 (3.51%) SAN
7 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.51%) VoIP
7 2 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Desktop Support
3 10 (17.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Tester
9 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
10 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.51%) Network Support
11 1 (1.75%) PC Support
11 1 (1.75%) Server Support Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) Deployment Engineer
11 1 (1.75%) Network Specialist
11 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Thin Client
1 11 (19.30%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.02%) Smartcard
2 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (85.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (52.63%) Windows XP
4 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.53%) Linux
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.26%) UNIX
7 3 (5.26%) AIX
7 3 (5.26%) HPUX
7 3 (5.26%) Solaris
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 3 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.26%) Change Control
4 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.26%) Service Management
4 3 (5.26%) ITSM
4 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.75%) Content Management
6 1 (1.75%) Information Security
6 1 (1.75%) Release Management
6 1 (1.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) C
3 4 (7.02%) VB
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.33%) XenApp
3 15 (26.32%) XenServer
4 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (15.79%) vSphere
6 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
7 5 (8.77%) ISA Server
8 3 (5.26%) Brightmail
8 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.26%) Unicenter
3 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Citrix
2 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 22 (38.60%) HP
3 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.04%) Compaq
4 8 (14.04%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) AppSense
5 3 (5.26%) IronPort
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) Symantec
5 3 (5.26%) CA
5 3 (5.26%) NetApp
5 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.51%) Remedy
6 2 (3.51%) Infor
6 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.51%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) MobileIron