The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 36 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.93% 3.83% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.84% 12.12% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £115 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -66.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 99 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.25% 31.63% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 16
Average daily rate £419 £170 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.32% -52.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £121 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) MS Office
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (10.00%) CCEE
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
9 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
9 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (10.00%) Degree

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 5 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCEA
1 1 (10.00%) CCEE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (10.00%) Legato
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware