The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 66 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.19% 3.38% 7.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 14.29% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 18
Average daily rate £280 £280 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £324 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.85 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
Windows Server 2003
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
176 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.09% 23.63% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 86 97
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £32.00 £28.04
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 the North East

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 11 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
Durham +5 5 £280 -1.75%
Tyne and Wear -37 5 £325 +18.18%
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (54.55%) ITIL
7 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (27.27%) SCCM
10 6 (27.27%) VBScript
10 6 (27.27%) DHCP
10 6 (27.27%) DNS
11 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
11 5 (22.73%) WSUS
11 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
12 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 4 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (18.18%) Change Management
12 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
13 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
13 3 (13.64%) Citrix
13 3 (13.64%) Clustering
13 3 (13.64%) Netcool

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DHCP
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
1 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.55%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Software Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (9.09%) IT Technician
4 2 (9.09%) Server Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Applications Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) VBScript
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) WSUS
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (13.64%) Netcool
4 3 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) CA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) arcserve
4 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro
4 1 (4.55%) Veritas
4 1 (4.55%) VMware