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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 45 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 25 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.19% 4.79% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.73% 16.82% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
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£300 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £38.00 £28.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +154.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.30% +0.54%
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
233 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.76% 28.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 46 26
Average daily rate £325 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 22
Average hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.35% +34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.19 £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Tyne and Wear -23 15 £310 +40.90% 4
Durham -10 9 £255 -3.96%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (82.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
4 43 (64.18%) Security Cleared
5 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
6 33 (49.25%) ITIL
7 27 (40.30%) Firewall
8 26 (38.81%) HP
8 26 (38.81%) Clustering
9 23 (34.33%) DNS
10 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
10 22 (32.84%) Service Management
11 21 (31.34%) MCSE
11 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
11 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
11 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
11 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (29.85%) vSphere
13 19 (28.36%) VMware
14 18 (26.87%) Time Management
15 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
15 17 (25.37%) IIS
15 17 (25.37%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (23.88%) Citrix
16 16 (23.88%) SQL
16 16 (23.88%) DV Cleared
17 15 (22.39%) Cisco
17 15 (22.39%) DHCP
17 15 (22.39%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
1 17 (25.37%) IIS
2 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.46%) Lync
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.91%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) Firewall
2 23 (34.33%) DNS
3 21 (31.34%) TCP/IP
4 15 (22.39%) SAN
4 15 (22.39%) DHCP
5 14 (20.90%) WAN
5 14 (20.90%) LAN
6 9 (13.43%) SSL
6 9 (13.43%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (13.43%) Junos
6 9 (13.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (13.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 8 (11.94%) Network Security
8 3 (4.48%) SMS
9 2 (2.99%) MPLS
9 2 (2.99%) DSL
10 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.48%) DTS
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
1 2 (2.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Server Support
6 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.99%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Network Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.99%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.81%) Clustering
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.94%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (82.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.46%) UNIX
6 5 (7.46%) Solaris
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) ITIL
2 22 (32.84%) Service Management
3 18 (26.87%) Time Management
4 17 (25.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (19.40%) Change Control
6 11 (16.42%) Incident Management
6 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
7 10 (14.93%) Network Management
7 10 (14.93%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (13.43%) Network Design
9 8 (11.94%) Change Management
9 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (1.49%) Capacity Management
12 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.49%) Data Protection
12 1 (1.49%) Network Load Balancing
12 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (64.18%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
3 21 (31.34%) MCSE
4 16 (23.88%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) JSP 440
2 8 (11.94%) QA
System Software
1 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) vSphere
3 12 (17.91%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (17.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Hyper-V
5 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (7.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) NetBackup
2 11 (16.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (14.93%) WhatsUp Gold
4 9 (13.43%) MIIS
5 6 (8.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.99%) Netcool
6 2 (2.99%) WSUS
7 1 (1.49%) SCCM
7 1 (1.49%) SCOM
7 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.81%) HP
3 19 (28.36%) VMware
4 16 (23.88%) Citrix
5 15 (22.39%) Cisco
6 13 (19.40%) Veritas
7 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
7 10 (14.93%) TippingPoint
7 10 (14.93%) Juniper
7 10 (14.93%) EMC
7 10 (14.93%) 3PAR
8 9 (13.43%) F5
8 9 (13.43%) McAfee
9 6 (8.96%) CA
10 2 (2.99%) NetApp
10 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.99%) Crossbeam
11 1 (1.49%) Draytek
11 1 (1.49%) Wyse
11 1 (1.49%) Lotus