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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 121 118 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 36 38 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.92% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.22% 4.87% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 31
Median daily rate £350 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.24% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -8.10%
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
690 780 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.96% 18.80% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 412 348
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 94
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.17 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.61% +14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 0 22 £338 +3.84% 1
Lancashire -3 10 £415 +21.61%
Cheshire +13 3 £436 +16.33% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (86.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (77.94%) Windows Server
4 46 (67.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
6 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
6 39 (57.35%) VMware
7 28 (41.18%) ITIL
8 23 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (33.82%) SCCM
8 23 (33.82%) SCOM
9 19 (27.94%) SQL
9 19 (27.94%) Citrix
10 16 (23.53%) Cisco
11 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (20.59%) SAN
12 13 (19.12%) HP
12 13 (19.12%) IIS
13 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
13 12 (17.65%) Linux
13 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
13 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
13 12 (17.65%) XenApp
14 11 (16.18%) vSphere
15 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
15 10 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (14.71%) Solaris
15 10 (14.71%) Intel Security
15 10 (14.71%) Windows 7

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 13 (19.12%) IIS
2 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) SAN
2 9 (13.24%) Firewall
3 7 (10.29%) DNS
3 7 (10.29%) LAN
3 7 (10.29%) VLAN
3 7 (10.29%) WAN
4 6 (8.82%) DHCP
4 6 (8.82%) NAS
4 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.82%) VPN
5 4 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.41%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.41%) VoIP
7 2 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.47%) FTP
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (4.41%) Local Government
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (7.35%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix Expert
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Regular Expression
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 6 (8.82%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) AS400
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (86.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (77.94%) Windows Server
4 46 (67.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.65%) Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Solaris
6 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.82%) AIX
8 6 (8.82%) HPUX
9 4 (5.88%) Unix
10 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (11.76%) Migration
4 7 (10.29%) Release Management
4 7 (10.29%) Service Management
5 6 (8.82%) Security Patching
6 5 (7.35%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.88%) Time Management
7 4 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (4.41%) Application Discovery
9 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
9 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.94%) Change Management
9 2 (2.94%) High Availability
9 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.94%) Software Delivery
10 1 (1.47%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.29%) VBScript
4 6 (8.82%) Bourne shell
4 6 (8.82%) Java
4 6 (8.82%) Korn
4 6 (8.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (11.76%) MCSE
4 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) CCNA
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (7.35%) MCSA
7 4 (5.88%) MCP
8 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (17.65%) XenApp
4 11 (16.18%) vSphere
5 6 (8.82%) ProxySG
6 5 (7.35%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.47%) NFS
10 1 (1.47%) Postfix
10 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.47%) vCloud
10 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.47%) Xen
10 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (33.82%) SCCM
1 23 (33.82%) SCOM
2 6 (8.82%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.82%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (8.82%) Netcool
2 6 (8.82%) Tivoli
2 6 (8.82%) WSUS
3 2 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.47%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (57.35%) Microsoft
1 39 (57.35%) VMware
2 19 (27.94%) Citrix
3 16 (23.53%) Cisco
4 13 (19.12%) HP
5 10 (14.71%) Intel Security
5 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
6 9 (13.24%) Symantec
7 7 (10.29%) IBM
8 6 (8.82%) AppSense
8 6 (8.82%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.82%) CA
8 6 (8.82%) NetApp
9 5 (7.35%) Canon
9 5 (7.35%) Dell
10 4 (5.88%) Veeam
10 4 (5.88%) Webroot
10 4 (5.88%) Wyse
11 3 (4.41%) EqualLogic
12 2 (2.94%) iManage