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 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 83 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 56 66 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.74% 2.33% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.09% 10.41% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 29
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£351 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £14.30 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.71 £31.56 £34.15
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
692 634 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.55% 22.39% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 286 313
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 90 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +4.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.06 £33.50
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 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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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 -14 20 £351 +16.83% 3
Cheshire -13 14 £410 +54.71% 2
Merseyside +3 10 £115 -48.88% 2
Lancashire -16 10 £275 -9.83% 1
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (81.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (64.38%) Active Directory
4 87 (59.59%) VMware
5 68 (46.58%) Microsoft
6 62 (42.47%) Citrix
7 45 (30.82%) MS Exchange
8 43 (29.45%) DNS
9 41 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (26.71%) DHCP
11 38 (26.03%) Windows 7
12 36 (24.66%) Windows XP
13 27 (18.49%) IIS
14 26 (17.81%) SQL
14 26 (17.81%) SharePoint
14 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
15 24 (16.44%) MS Office
15 24 (16.44%) XenApp
16 23 (15.75%) TCP/IP
16 23 (15.75%) Clustering
17 22 (15.07%) Finance
18 21 (14.38%) ITIL
19 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
19 20 (13.70%) SAN
19 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
19 20 (13.70%) Security Cleared
19 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 45 (30.82%) MS Exchange
2 27 (18.49%) IIS
3 26 (17.81%) SharePoint
3 26 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (6.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.74%) Lync
8 4 (2.74%) Documentum
9 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) MS Office
2 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.45%) DNS
2 39 (26.71%) DHCP
3 23 (15.75%) TCP/IP
4 20 (13.70%) SAN
5 13 (8.90%) LAN
6 11 (7.53%) WAN
7 9 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.79%) 3G
8 7 (4.79%) Firewall
8 7 (4.79%) VLAN
9 4 (2.74%) SMS
9 4 (2.74%) NAS
10 3 (2.05%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.37%) Wireless
11 2 (1.37%) Intranet
12 1 (0.68%) Internet
12 1 (0.68%) VPN
12 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.16%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.74%) BODI
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Legal
3 5 (3.42%) Local Government
4 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (17.12%) Analyst
2 19 (13.01%) Administrator
3 17 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.64%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.53%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.85%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.79%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Server Specialist
10 5 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) .NET
2 3 (2.05%) XML
2 3 (2.05%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Clustering
2 7 (4.79%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.79%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.37%) User Experience
4 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) EPoS
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Replication
5 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (81.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (26.03%) Windows 7
5 36 (24.66%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.59%) Linux
7 7 (4.79%) Solaris
8 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.74%) UNIX
9 4 (2.74%) HPUX
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.38%) ITIL
2 19 (13.01%) Migration
3 11 (7.53%) Load Balancing
4 9 (6.16%) Project Management
5 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.42%) Time Management
6 5 (3.42%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.74%) High Availability
7 4 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.05%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.05%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.05%) Service Management
8 3 (2.05%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.05%) Change Management
8 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.37%) Validation
9 2 (1.37%) Information Security
9 2 (1.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.81%) SQL
2 15 (10.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.74%) C
4 3 (2.05%) VBScript
4 3 (2.05%) VB
5 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
2 20 (13.70%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.01%) MCSE
4 14 (9.59%) MCITP
5 8 (5.48%) MCTS
6 7 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.11%) CCNA
8 5 (3.42%) MCSA
8 5 (3.42%) CCA
8 5 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (3.42%) CCEA
8 5 (3.42%) CCIA
9 4 (2.74%) MCP
10 2 (1.37%) ISEB
10 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (64.38%) Active Directory
2 41 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.44%) XenApp
4 19 (13.01%) Hyper-V
5 16 (10.96%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.90%) XenServer
7 10 (6.85%) XenDesktop
7 10 (6.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (5.48%) vSphere
9 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.68%) NFS
11 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.68%) Xen
11 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 11 (7.53%) SCOM
3 8 (5.48%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.42%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) Legato
6 1 (0.68%) MOM
6 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 87 (59.59%) VMware
2 68 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 62 (42.47%) Citrix
4 19 (13.01%) Cisco
5 18 (12.33%) HP
6 13 (8.90%) Oracle
7 11 (7.53%) Dell
8 9 (6.16%) EMC
9 6 (4.11%) NetApp
9 6 (4.11%) IBM
9 6 (4.11%) AppSense
9 6 (4.11%) Symantec
10 5 (3.42%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.74%) F5
11 4 (2.74%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.74%) Compuware
12 3 (2.05%) Compaq
12 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.05%) Spiceworks
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