The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 50 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 104 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.22% 2.49% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.27% 11.03% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 25
Average daily rate £270 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £153 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 16
Average hourly rate £31.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.20 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
729 553 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 22.57% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 240 296
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 76 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £9.38 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +7 39 £255 - 1
Cheshire +3 39 £270 -6.89% 12
Manchester -20 15 £350 +62.79% 20
Merseyside +8 8 £310 +12.72% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (77.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (60.12%) Active Directory
4 77 (47.24%) Citrix
5 73 (44.79%) VMware
6 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
7 45 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (25.77%) ITIL
9 40 (24.54%) Windows XP
10 39 (23.93%) DNS
11 38 (23.31%) DHCP
12 37 (22.70%) XenApp
13 36 (22.09%) LAN
13 36 (22.09%) HP
14 34 (20.86%) WAN
15 33 (20.25%) SCCM
16 32 (19.63%) MS Exchange
16 32 (19.63%) Firewall
17 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (17.79%) SAN
19 28 (17.18%) Windows 7
20 27 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (16.56%) IIS
21 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
22 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
22 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
23 24 (14.72%) MCSE
23 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
23 24 (14.72%) Hyper-V
24 23 (14.11%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 32 (19.63%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.56%) IIS
3 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
4 19 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.61%) Site Server
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.61%) SAS
11 1 (0.61%) FileNet
11 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) MS Office
2 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.93%) DNS
2 38 (23.31%) DHCP
3 36 (22.09%) LAN
4 34 (20.86%) WAN
5 32 (19.63%) Firewall
6 29 (17.79%) SAN
7 15 (9.20%) TCP/IP
8 10 (6.13%) SMS
9 9 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (4.91%) 3G
11 7 (4.29%) VLAN
12 6 (3.68%) HTTP
13 5 (3.07%) VPN
13 5 (3.07%) Wireless
14 4 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
15 3 (1.84%) SSL
15 3 (1.84%) VoIP
16 2 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
16 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
16 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.45%) QlikView
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) MSDE
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MSI
2 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (8.59%) Finance
2 13 (7.98%) Local Government
3 11 (6.75%) Banking
4 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (11.66%) Support Engineer
2 18 (11.04%) Analyst
3 17 (10.43%) Server Engineer
4 14 (8.59%) Consultant
5 13 (7.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) Desktop Support
7 8 (4.91%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.29%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) DBA
10 5 (3.07%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.07%) Support Consultant
10 5 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.07%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.13%) Web Services
2 5 (3.07%) .NET
3 3 (1.84%) SOAP
4 2 (1.23%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) Ninject
5 1 (0.61%) LINQ
5 1 (0.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.66%) Clustering
2 6 (3.68%) Wiki
2 6 (3.68%) PKI
3 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.45%) Replication
3 4 (2.45%) Smartcard
3 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.23%) Open Source
4 2 (1.23%) CESG
4 2 (1.23%) GIS
5 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (77.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (24.54%) Windows XP
4 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (17.18%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.52%) UNIX
7 7 (4.29%) AIX
7 7 (4.29%) Linux
7 7 (4.29%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.84%) Solaris
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.23%) HPUX
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.61%) MVS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) ITIL
2 20 (12.27%) Migration
3 9 (5.52%) Change Management
3 9 (5.52%) Software Deployment
3 9 (5.52%) Change Control
4 8 (4.91%) Service Management
4 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.68%) Project Management
5 6 (3.68%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.07%) CRM
7 4 (2.45%) Performance Management
7 4 (2.45%) Software Distribution
7 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.45%) Workflow
7 4 (2.45%) Information Security
7 4 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.45%) ITSM
7 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.84%) Security Management
8 3 (1.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) VB
3 13 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.52%) VBScript
5 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.84%) LINC
7 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) AppleScript
8 1 (0.61%) JCL
8 1 (0.61%) REXX
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.61%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
3 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
4 24 (14.72%) MCSE
5 11 (6.75%) MCITP
6 7 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.68%) CCNA
8 5 (3.07%) MCP
9 4 (2.45%) MCTS
9 4 (2.45%) MCSA
10 3 (1.84%) CCNP
10 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.84%) Degree
11 2 (1.23%) HNC
12 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.61%) PMP
12 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.61%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.61%) CISSP
12 1 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (60.12%) Active Directory
2 45 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (22.70%) XenApp
4 24 (14.72%) Hyper-V
5 23 (14.11%) vSphere
6 18 (11.04%) VMware ESX
7 15 (9.20%) XenServer
8 13 (7.98%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.91%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (4.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.84%) MetaFrame
10 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.23%) vCloud
11 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (20.25%) SCCM
2 21 (12.88%) SCOM
3 7 (4.29%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.45%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.84%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.84%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.23%) Puppet
8 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.23%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.61%) WSUS
9 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (47.24%) Citrix
2 73 (44.79%) VMware
3 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.09%) HP
5 16 (9.82%) Dell
6 15 (9.20%) Cisco
7 14 (8.59%) Compaq
8 11 (6.75%) Symantec
9 10 (6.13%) Oracle
10 9 (5.52%) Informatica
10 9 (5.52%) Siebel
10 9 (5.52%) Open Text
11 7 (4.29%) IronPort
12 6 (3.68%) Juniper
12 6 (3.68%) IBM
13 5 (3.07%) CA
13 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.07%) Business Objects
14 4 (2.45%) Cyber-Ark
15 3 (1.84%) McAfee
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