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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 47 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.23% 5.19% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.56% 16.23% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
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
142 191 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.07% 31.99% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 124 31
Average daily rate £375 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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
Tyne and Wear -7 14 £298 +21.42% 3
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (65.79%) Security Cleared
3 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 19 (50.00%) ITIL
6 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 16 (42.11%) DNS
7 15 (39.47%) DHCP
7 15 (39.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
9 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
9 12 (31.58%) HP
9 12 (31.58%) VMware
10 11 (28.95%) DV Cleared
10 11 (28.95%) UNIX
10 11 (28.95%) SAN
11 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
11 10 (26.32%) Clustering
12 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (23.68%) Change Management
12 9 (23.68%) Firewall
12 9 (23.68%) MCSE
13 8 (21.05%) IIS
13 8 (21.05%) CA
13 8 (21.05%) vSphere
13 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (18.42%) Software Delivery
14 7 (18.42%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 14 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
3 8 (21.05%) IIS
4 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.16%) Lync
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) DNS
2 15 (39.47%) DHCP
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 9 (23.68%) Firewall
5 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.53%) WAN
6 4 (10.53%) LAN
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.89%) Network Security
7 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (7.89%) Junos
7 3 (7.89%) SSL
8 1 (2.63%) Internet
8 1 (2.63%) SMS
8 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (7.89%) DTS
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Administrator
2 4 (10.53%) Server Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Server Support
4 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Server Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) PDA
2 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) UNIX
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.42%) Solaris
6 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Change Management
3 7 (18.42%) Software Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.79%) Time Management
5 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 4 (10.53%) Change Control
6 4 (10.53%) Network Management
6 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.89%) Network Design
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) DV Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) MCSE
5 5 (13.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
2 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) vSphere
2 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) iptables
5 1 (2.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.26%) Unicenter
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) HP
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) CA
4 5 (13.16%) Juniper
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) McAfee
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 4 (10.53%) TippingPoint
6 3 (7.89%) F5
6 3 (7.89%) Veritas
7 1 (2.63%) Crossbeam
7 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.63%) Wyse
7 1 (2.63%) Lotus
7 1 (2.63%) Sybase
7 1 (2.63%) Adobe