The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 105 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 64 106 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 3.44% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.16% 14.32% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 38
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£248 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £365 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.10 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £39.60 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -18.60%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
894 740 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 23.99% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 383 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester -24 22 £248 -2.94% 11
Merseyside +6 17 £250 +25.00% 3
Cheshire -37 12 £375 +33.92% 2
Lancashire -30 7 £203 -26.36%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (61.72%) Active Directory
4 78 (60.94%) Microsoft
5 56 (43.75%) VMware
6 49 (38.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (31.25%) Citrix
7 40 (31.25%) DHCP
8 39 (30.47%) DNS
9 37 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (27.34%) MS Exchange
11 33 (25.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (25.78%) Migration
12 28 (21.88%) WAN
13 26 (20.31%) MS Office
13 26 (20.31%) ITIL
13 26 (20.31%) XenApp
14 24 (18.75%) MCSE
14 24 (18.75%) Windows XP
15 22 (17.19%) SAN
15 22 (17.19%) LAN
15 22 (17.19%) IIS
15 22 (17.19%) SQL
16 20 (15.63%) Windows 7
16 20 (15.63%) vSphere
17 19 (14.84%) HP
18 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (13.28%) MS Excel
20 16 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
21 15 (11.72%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (27.34%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.19%) IIS
3 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
5 10 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.25%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.34%) Lync
8 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) TPMS
9 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (20.31%) MS Office
2 17 (13.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.81%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) SaaS
3 2 (1.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.25%) DHCP
2 39 (30.47%) DNS
3 28 (21.88%) WAN
4 22 (17.19%) SAN
4 22 (17.19%) LAN
5 15 (11.72%) VPN
6 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
7 13 (10.16%) Firewall
8 9 (7.03%) SSL
9 8 (6.25%) MPLS
10 6 (4.69%) SMTP
10 6 (4.69%) FTP
10 6 (4.69%) HTTP
11 5 (3.91%) WLAN
12 4 (3.13%) Wireless
12 4 (3.13%) Internet
13 3 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.34%) VLAN
13 3 (2.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.56%) DTS
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
3 2 (1.56%) Publishing
3 2 (1.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Analyst
2 20 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (8.59%) Server Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Server Support
10 5 (3.91%) Migration Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Lead Architect
11 4 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Clustering
2 11 (8.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.69%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.34%) PKI
5 3 (2.34%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.56%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) DTV
7 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) PDA
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) FMCG
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (38.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 20 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.03%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.69%) Linux
8 5 (3.91%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.91%) Solaris
9 4 (3.13%) UNIX
10 2 (1.56%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.78%) Migration
2 26 (20.31%) ITIL
3 10 (7.81%) Server Building
4 9 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.69%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.91%) Project Management
8 4 (3.13%) Validation
9 3 (2.34%) Service Management
9 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.34%) Change Management
9 3 (2.34%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.56%) High Availability
10 2 (1.56%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.56%) Release Management
10 2 (1.56%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (1.56%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.56%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (1.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.19%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) C
3 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.34%) VBScript
4 3 (2.34%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (25.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (18.75%) MCSE
3 16 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (10.16%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.38%) MCP
5 12 (9.38%) CCNA
6 10 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (7.81%) MCITP
6 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.47%) MCSA
8 6 (4.69%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.91%) CCEE
10 4 (3.13%) CCAA
10 4 (3.13%) CCA
10 4 (3.13%) CCIE
11 2 (1.56%) CCNP
11 2 (1.56%) PMP
11 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) QA
2 7 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.91%) SLA
4 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.31%) XenApp
4 20 (15.63%) vSphere
5 14 (10.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.94%) XenDesktop
6 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (8.59%) VMware ESX
8 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (6.25%) MetaFrame
8 8 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.47%) XenServer
9 7 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.34%) Xen
10 3 (2.34%) NFS
10 3 (2.34%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.78%) Firmware
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.91%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.34%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.34%) WSUS
4 3 (2.34%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.56%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.78%) WMI
6 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 56 (43.75%) VMware
3 40 (31.25%) Citrix
4 19 (14.84%) HP
5 15 (11.72%) NetApp
5 15 (11.72%) AppSense
6 12 (9.38%) Cisco
7 10 (7.81%) EMC
8 8 (6.25%) Lotus
9 6 (4.69%) Symantec
9 6 (4.69%) Dell
9 6 (4.69%) McAfee
10 5 (3.91%) Sophos
10 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.91%) Juniper
11 4 (3.13%) IBM
11 4 (3.13%) SAP
11 4 (3.13%) Acronis
11 4 (3.13%) Lumension
12 3 (2.34%) Websense
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