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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 14 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 38 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.05% 2.39% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 7.81% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 1
Average daily rate £255 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.67% 30.62% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Blackpool - 22 £248 -
Preston -12 2 £166 -
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (74.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (62.79%) Citrix
4 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
5 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
6 23 (53.49%) VMware
7 21 (48.84%) HP
8 20 (46.51%) Windows XP
8 20 (46.51%) DNS
9 18 (41.86%) DHCP
10 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
11 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
12 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (30.23%) vSphere
13 13 (30.23%) Compaq
13 13 (30.23%) Dell
14 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
14 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
14 12 (27.91%) ITIL
14 12 (27.91%) XenApp
14 12 (27.91%) XenServer
15 11 (25.58%) XenDesktop
15 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
15 11 (25.58%) MCSE
15 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (23.26%) LAN
17 9 (20.93%) Siebel
17 9 (20.93%) SQL
17 9 (20.93%) Oracle
17 9 (20.93%) Informatica

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
1 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.28%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) DNS
2 18 (41.86%) DHCP
3 10 (23.26%) LAN
4 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (18.60%) Firewall
4 8 (18.60%) 3G
4 8 (18.60%) WAN
5 7 (16.28%) SAN
6 5 (11.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) QlikView
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Server Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support
5 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) IT Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Server Support
9 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.33%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) Wiki
3 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.30%) Smartcard
3 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (74.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (46.51%) Windows XP
4 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Linux
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
7 2 (4.65%) AIX
7 2 (4.65%) HPUX
7 2 (4.65%) Solaris
8 1 (2.33%) MVS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Change Control
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
3 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (4.65%) ITSM
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.33%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) VB
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) REXX
4 1 (2.33%) JCL
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) MCSE
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (30.23%) vSphere
4 12 (27.91%) XenApp
4 12 (27.91%) XenServer
5 11 (25.58%) XenDesktop
6 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
6 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.65%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Citrix
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 21 (48.84%) HP
5 13 (30.23%) Compaq
5 13 (30.23%) Dell
6 9 (20.93%) Siebel
6 9 (20.93%) Oracle
6 9 (20.93%) Informatica
6 9 (20.93%) Open Text
7 7 (16.28%) IronPort
8 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
9 3 (6.98%) CA
10 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.33%) NetApp
11 1 (2.33%) AppSense