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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 56 57 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 90 85 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 2.88% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.40% 12.90% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 15
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£290 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 18
Average hourly rate £15.75 £31.56 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.08% +85.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £22.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £40.57 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
726 659 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.74% 22.36% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 288 320
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 83 93
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Cheshire +4 39 £285 -10.58% 3
Manchester -9 19 £255 -0.97% 15
Lancashire -10 19 £300 -1.63% 2
Merseyside -2 6 £200 -36.00% 3
Cumbria -5 5 £375 +50.00%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 197 (86.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (64.32%) Active Directory
4 114 (50.22%) VMware
5 99 (43.61%) Microsoft
6 85 (37.44%) Citrix
7 78 (34.36%) DNS
8 65 (28.63%) DHCP
9 64 (28.19%) MS Exchange
10 51 (22.47%) Windows XP
11 50 (22.03%) SharePoint
12 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (21.15%) Windows 7
14 45 (19.82%) SQL Server
14 45 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 43 (18.94%) TCP/IP
16 43 (18.94%) IIS
17 41 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2003
18 39 (17.18%) SAN
19 38 (16.74%) SQL
20 36 (15.86%) MCSE
20 36 (15.86%) Clustering
21 35 (15.42%) HP
21 35 (15.42%) Security Cleared
22 34 (14.98%) ITIL
22 34 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2007
23 33 (14.54%) Hyper-V
23 33 (14.54%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (28.19%) MS Exchange
2 50 (22.03%) SharePoint
3 44 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (18.94%) IIS
5 41 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 34 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (7.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (3.96%) Lync
9 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (34.36%) DNS
2 65 (28.63%) DHCP
3 43 (18.94%) TCP/IP
4 39 (17.18%) SAN
5 28 (12.33%) Firewall
6 23 (10.13%) LAN
7 17 (7.49%) WAN
8 15 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (5.73%) 3G
10 10 (4.41%) VPN
11 9 (3.96%) VLAN
12 8 (3.52%) Wireless
13 7 (3.08%) SMS
14 4 (1.76%) FTP
14 4 (1.76%) HTTP
15 3 (1.32%) VoIP
15 3 (1.32%) Wireshark
16 2 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
16 2 (0.88%) NAS
16 2 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (8.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.44%) MSDE
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) MSI
2 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (10.57%) Finance
2 23 (10.13%) Banking
3 9 (3.96%) Local Government
4 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (13.22%) Analyst
2 24 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.13%) Desktop Support
3 23 (10.13%) Administrator
4 20 (8.81%) Server Engineer
5 17 (7.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (7.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
8 14 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (6.17%) Consultant
9 12 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (5.29%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.85%) Windows Server Engineer
11 10 (4.41%) Wintel Support
12 7 (3.08%) SharePoint Administrator
12 7 (3.08%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
12 7 (3.08%) Wintel Analyst
12 7 (3.08%) Support Consultant
12 7 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.93%) .NET
2 4 (1.76%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) Web Services
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
4 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.86%) Clustering
2 11 (4.85%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.85%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.08%) Replication
4 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.76%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.76%) PKI
7 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.88%) GIS
8 1 (0.44%) EPoS
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) Firmware
8 1 (0.44%) CESG
8 1 (0.44%) iPhone
8 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 197 (86.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (22.47%) Windows XP
4 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (21.15%) Windows 7
6 30 (13.22%) Linux
7 15 (6.61%) UNIX
8 9 (3.96%) AIX
9 7 (3.08%) Windows 2000
9 7 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.76%) Solaris
12 3 (1.32%) HPUX
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.98%) ITIL
2 22 (9.69%) Migration
3 20 (8.81%) Load Balancing
4 10 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 9 (3.96%) Project Management
6 8 (3.52%) Service Management
6 8 (3.52%) Change Management
6 8 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (2.64%) Business Continuity
7 6 (2.64%) Change Control
7 6 (2.64%) Capacity Management
7 6 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.20%) High Availability
8 5 (2.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.20%) Release Management
9 4 (1.76%) Web Development
9 4 (1.76%) Performance Management
9 4 (1.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.32%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.74%) SQL
2 29 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.96%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.08%) VB
4 7 (3.08%) C
5 3 (1.32%) Perl
6 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (19.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (15.86%) MCSE
3 35 (15.42%) Security Cleared
4 33 (14.54%) SC Cleared
5 22 (9.69%) MCITP
6 17 (7.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.73%) MCTS
7 13 (5.73%) Degree
8 9 (3.96%) VCP5
9 6 (2.64%) MCP
10 5 (2.20%) MCSA
10 5 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.76%) PMP
11 4 (1.76%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.88%) CCNA
12 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.44%) CISSP
13 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.44%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.64%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (64.32%) Active Directory
2 48 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (14.54%) Hyper-V
3 33 (14.54%) XenApp
4 31 (13.66%) VMware ESX
5 15 (6.61%) XenServer
6 14 (6.17%) vSphere
7 7 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (2.64%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.32%) Brightmail
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (13.22%) SCCM
2 21 (9.25%) Backup Exec
3 20 (8.81%) SCOM
4 8 (3.52%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (3.52%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.76%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.76%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.32%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.32%) WSUS
7 3 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.88%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 114 (50.22%) VMware
2 99 (43.61%) Microsoft
3 85 (37.44%) Citrix
4 35 (15.42%) HP
5 24 (10.57%) Cisco
5 24 (10.57%) Symantec
6 16 (7.05%) Dell
6 16 (7.05%) Cyber-Ark
7 15 (6.61%) Juniper
8 10 (4.41%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.96%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.52%) Compaq
11 7 (3.08%) CA
11 7 (3.08%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.64%) Draytek
12 6 (2.64%) Sophos
12 6 (2.64%) EMC
12 6 (2.64%) IBM
13 5 (2.20%) Remedy
13 5 (2.20%) McAfee
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