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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 106 85 47
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 60 78 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.99% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.93% 9.30% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 57
Median daily rate £350 £321 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.07% +22.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.45 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £20.13 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £18.02
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.18%
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
866 839 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.47% 21.45% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 410 319
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £552 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 109 125
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.73 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 30 £325 +19.81% 5
Merseyside +2 12 £500 -25.92% 3
Cheshire -16 12 £425 -7.60% 2
Lancashire 0 6 - - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 75 (76.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (56.12%) Active Directory
6 46 (46.94%) VMware
7 38 (38.78%) Citrix
8 37 (37.76%) Microsoft
8 37 (37.76%) SQL Server
9 35 (35.71%) Migration
10 27 (27.55%) HP
11 25 (25.51%) DNS
12 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (22.45%) SQL
14 16 (16.33%) .NET
14 16 (16.33%) ITIL
14 16 (16.33%) MS Exchange
14 16 (16.33%) AppSense
14 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
15 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
15 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (15.31%) Application Packaging
16 14 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (14.29%) DHCP
17 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (13.27%) MS Office
17 13 (13.27%) Finance
18 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
19 11 (11.22%) Wyse
19 11 (11.22%) IIS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (11.22%) IIS
3 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (13.27%) MS Office
2 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Office 365
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.04%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.51%) DNS
2 14 (14.29%) DHCP
3 10 (10.20%) NetScaler
4 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.12%) SAN
6 5 (5.10%) VoIP
7 4 (4.08%) Internet
7 4 (4.08%) LAN
7 4 (4.08%) WAN
8 3 (3.06%) Firewall
8 3 (3.06%) VLAN
9 2 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.04%) SMTP
10 1 (1.02%) NAS
10 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.08%) MS Access
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Analyst
1 14 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 11 (11.22%) DBA
3 10 (10.20%) Server Engineer
3 10 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Administrator
6 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.10%) Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.10%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Server Support
7 5 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) .NET
2 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.06%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (1.02%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.22%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.22%) Thin Client
3 9 (9.18%) NHS
4 8 (8.16%) Clustering
5 5 (5.10%) Life Science
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) BYOD
8 1 (1.02%) CMDB
8 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Replication
8 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 75 (76.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.12%) Linux
6 6 (6.12%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.06%) Solaris
8 3 (3.06%) Unix
9 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Migration
2 16 (16.33%) ITIL
3 15 (15.31%) Application Packaging
4 8 (8.16%) IT Governance
4 8 (8.16%) Risk Management
4 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (5.10%) Patch Management
6 5 (5.10%) Project Management
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.08%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.06%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.06%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.04%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.04%) System Testing
9 2 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.08%) VB
3 4 (4.08%) VBScript
4 2 (2.04%) C
4 2 (2.04%) Perl
4 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.02%) PHP
5 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.20%) MCSE
3 7 (7.14%) MCSA
4 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) CCNA
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.06%) MCP
7 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (56.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (10.20%) XenApp
5 9 (9.18%) vSphere
6 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
8 5 (5.10%) Brightmail
8 5 (5.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (4.08%) XenDesktop
9 4 (4.08%) XenServer
10 2 (2.04%) NFS
10 2 (2.04%) Postfix
10 2 (2.04%) Sendmail
10 2 (2.04%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.04%) Xen
11 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCOM
2 7 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (6.12%) WSUS
4 5 (5.10%) SCCM
5 2 (2.04%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.02%) Legato
6 1 (1.02%) vMotion
6 1 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (46.94%) VMware
2 38 (38.78%) Citrix
3 37 (37.76%) Microsoft
4 27 (27.55%) HP
5 16 (16.33%) AppSense
6 11 (11.22%) Wyse
7 7 (7.14%) Symantec
8 6 (6.12%) Dell
9 5 (5.10%) Cisco
9 5 (5.10%) IBM
9 5 (5.10%) IronPort
10 4 (4.08%) Compaq
10 4 (4.08%) Oracle
10 4 (4.08%) ThinPrint
11 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.06%) Veeam
12 2 (2.04%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.04%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.04%) NetApp
12 2 (2.04%) SAP
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