The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 19 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 34 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.42% 1.47% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.91% 4.44% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 0
Average daily rate
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£241 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.02% 33.09% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 44
Average daily rate £270 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £361 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
North West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Lancaster - 2 - -
Preston -5 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (80.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 46 (63.89%) Citrix
4 39 (54.17%) DNS
5 37 (51.39%) DHCP
6 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 35 (48.61%) Windows XP
7 35 (48.61%) VMware
8 34 (47.22%) HP
9 26 (36.11%) Security Cleared
10 24 (33.33%) XenApp
11 23 (31.94%) SC Cleared
12 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
13 20 (27.78%) XenServer
14 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (26.39%) MS Exchange
14 19 (26.39%) SharePoint
15 18 (25.00%) ITIL
15 18 (25.00%) Compaq
15 18 (25.00%) Dell
15 18 (25.00%) vSphere
16 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (23.61%) MCSE
17 16 (22.22%) 3G
17 16 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (22.22%) XenDesktop
18 14 (19.44%) SQL
19 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
20 11 (15.28%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (26.39%) SharePoint
1 19 (26.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.11%) IIS
5 7 (9.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (5.56%) Lync
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.39%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (54.17%) DNS
2 37 (51.39%) DHCP
3 16 (22.22%) 3G
3 16 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (15.28%) LAN
5 10 (13.89%) SMS
6 9 (12.50%) SAN
7 8 (11.11%) WAN
8 7 (9.72%) Firewall
9 3 (4.17%) Wireless
9 3 (4.17%) VPN
10 2 (2.78%) VoIP
11 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.56%) QlikView
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.39%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Support Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Server Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Server Support
9 3 (4.17%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
10 2 (2.78%) Tester
10 2 (2.78%) Network Support
10 2 (2.78%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
1 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
2 7 (9.72%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Smartcard
3 6 (8.33%) Wiki
4 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (80.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (48.61%) Windows XP
4 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.17%) UNIX
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.17%) AIX
6 3 (4.17%) HPUX
6 3 (4.17%) Solaris
6 3 (4.17%) Linux
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.39%) MVS
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Change Control
3 6 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.17%) ITSM
4 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.17%) Service Management
4 3 (4.17%) Change Management
4 3 (4.17%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (2.78%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.39%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.39%) Release Management
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.39%) Information Security
6 1 (1.39%) Content Management
6 1 (1.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.39%) Project Management
6 1 (1.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.94%) C
4 4 (5.56%) VB
5 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
6 1 (1.39%) JCL
6 1 (1.39%) REXX
6 1 (1.39%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.61%) MCSE
3 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 24 (33.33%) XenApp
3 20 (27.78%) XenServer
4 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (25.00%) vSphere
6 16 (22.22%) XenDesktop
7 7 (9.72%) VMware ESX
7 7 (9.72%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (5.56%) ISA Server
9 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.17%) Brightmail
10 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (4.17%) Unicenter
4 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Citrix
2 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (48.61%) VMware
4 34 (47.22%) HP
5 18 (25.00%) Compaq
5 18 (25.00%) Dell
6 10 (13.89%) Oracle
6 10 (13.89%) IronPort
7 9 (12.50%) Open Text
7 9 (12.50%) Siebel
7 9 (12.50%) Informatica
8 4 (5.56%) CA
8 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco
9 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.17%) Symantec
10 2 (2.78%) NetApp
10 2 (2.78%) AppSense
10 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.78%) F5