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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 25 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 10 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.75% 2.28% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 7.69% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
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
58 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.72% 29.68% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 16
Average daily rate £245 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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 -2 3 - - 3
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) DHCP
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) Clustering
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) High Availability
7 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 4 (33.33%) SCOM
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (16.67%) Project Management
9 2 (16.67%) IIS
9 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 2 (16.67%) SAN
10 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (8.33%) PMP
10 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (8.33%) EMC

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense
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