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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 113 89 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 39 54 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 1.67% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% 7.89% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 26
Average daily rate £325 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £158 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £311 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £10.70 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.06 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
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
790 684 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.78% 21.14% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 330 247
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £172 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 82 93
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.95 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 21 £325 +25.00% 4
Cheshire -6 7 £425 +30.76% 2
Lancashire -1 5 £261 -19.61% 3
Merseyside -11 3 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (75.56%) Windows Server
3 61 (67.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (64.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
5 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
6 36 (40.00%) DNS
6 36 (40.00%) VMware
7 35 (38.89%) SQL Server
8 28 (31.11%) SQL
9 26 (28.89%) DHCP
10 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
10 23 (25.56%) Windows 7
10 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (24.44%) Migration
12 21 (23.33%) MS Office
13 20 (22.22%) HP
13 20 (22.22%) Citrix
13 20 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (21.11%) MCSE
15 18 (20.00%) .NET
15 18 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 17 (18.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (17.78%) vSphere
17 16 (17.78%) ITIL
17 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
18 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
19 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
20 11 (12.22%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.67%) IIS
7 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.22%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (23.33%) MS Office
2 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) MS Project
3 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.00%) DNS
2 26 (28.89%) DHCP
3 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.89%) LAN
4 8 (8.89%) WAN
5 7 (7.78%) SAN
6 6 (6.67%) Firewall
7 5 (5.56%) VoIP
7 5 (5.56%) WLAN
8 4 (4.44%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.33%) VLAN
10 2 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.22%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.22%) NAS
10 2 (2.22%) SMTP
10 2 (2.22%) VPN
10 2 (2.22%) Wireless
11 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
2 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Local Government
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) DBA
3 10 (11.11%) Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) IT Support
4 9 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) IT Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Server Support
7 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.00%) .NET
2 11 (12.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.78%) NHS
3 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.56%) Clustering
4 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.22%) FMCG
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) Life Science
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (75.56%) Windows Server
3 61 (67.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (64.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (25.56%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.44%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.33%) Linux
10 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Migration
2 16 (17.78%) ITIL
3 6 (6.67%) Application Packaging
3 6 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.56%) Change Management
4 5 (5.56%) IT Governance
4 5 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.33%) Content Management
5 3 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.22%) Project Management
6 2 (2.22%) Release Management
6 2 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) SQL
2 18 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) C#
3 3 (3.33%) VBScript
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) Perl
4 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (21.11%) MCSE
3 11 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.11%) CCNA
5 7 (7.78%) MCITP
6 6 (6.67%) MCSA
7 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.11%) CCEA
10 1 (1.11%) CCEE
10 1 (1.11%) CCNP
10 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.11%) Degree
10 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.22%) QA
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.78%) vSphere
4 9 (10.00%) XenApp
5 8 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (8.89%) XenDesktop
6 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
6 7 (7.78%) XenServer
7 5 (5.56%) Brightmail
8 3 (3.33%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.22%) NFS
9 2 (2.22%) Postfix
9 2 (2.22%) Sendmail
9 2 (2.22%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.22%) Xen
10 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.11%) Legato
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 36 (40.00%) VMware
3 20 (22.22%) Citrix
3 20 (22.22%) HP
4 10 (11.11%) Cisco
5 9 (10.00%) AppSense
5 9 (10.00%) ThinPrint
6 8 (8.89%) Dell
7 7 (7.78%) Compaq
7 7 (7.78%) Symantec
8 6 (6.67%) Intel Security
9 5 (5.56%) IronPort
10 4 (4.44%) NetApp
10 4 (4.44%) Wyse
11 3 (3.33%) Becrypt
11 3 (3.33%) IBM
11 3 (3.33%) Stellent
12 2 (2.22%) CA
12 2 (2.22%) Oracle
12 2 (2.22%) SAP
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