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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 26 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.75% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.66% 4.35% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£115 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
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
79 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.59% 22.89% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 15
Average daily rate £245 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.18 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +21.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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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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 0 6 £115 -66.17% 2
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) Citrix
4 10 (55.56%) DHCP
4 10 (55.56%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 8 (44.44%) Migration
6 8 (44.44%) MS Office
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 6 (33.33%) DNS
8 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 5 (27.78%) SCCM
9 5 (27.78%) SCOM
9 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
9 5 (27.78%) Clustering
10 4 (22.22%) High Availability
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) IIS
10 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 3 (16.67%) SAN
12 2 (11.11%) Middleware
12 2 (11.11%) Project Management
12 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
12 2 (11.11%) EMC
12 2 (11.11%) ERP
12 2 (11.11%) WAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) High Availability
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) PMP
1 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
1 5 (27.78%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Citrix
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) HP