The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 22 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 Merseyside 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 28 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.47% 3.06% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 17.07% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£200 £288 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +91.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +2.70%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.50% 17.90% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 15
Average daily rate £200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Merseyside region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Merseyside region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 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
Liverpool -6 1 £200 -30.43%
Wirral - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) HNC
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITSM
6 2 (22.22%) Altiris
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) Extranet
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 2 (22.22%) CRM Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) CRM
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) HNC
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix