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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 34 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 5 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.49% 6.74% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 25.44% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 1
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£186 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% -12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
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
90 114 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.87% 26.51% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 27
Average daily rate £378 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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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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 -10 3 £195 -19.08%
Blackburn - 1 £170 - 1
Chorley - 1 £203 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Citrix
5 9 (47.37%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) HP
7 7 (36.84%) ITIL
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (36.84%) XenApp
7 7 (36.84%) XenServer
7 7 (36.84%) vSphere
8 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
8 6 (31.58%) MCSE
8 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (26.32%) Compaq
9 5 (26.32%) Dell
9 5 (26.32%) McAfee
9 5 (26.32%) AppSense
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.79%) C
11 3 (15.79%) MS Office
11 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
1 9 (47.37%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) SMS
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) DTS
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Change Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Server Building
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) MCSE
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) XenApp
2 7 (36.84%) XenServer
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
3 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (15.79%) EdgeSight
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Compaq
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) McAfee
5 5 (26.32%) AppSense
6 3 (15.79%) Lumension
6 3 (15.79%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) Stellent
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco