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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 95 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 57 115 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 3.80% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 16.48% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 70 52
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£248 £273 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.17% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £320 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 22
Average hourly rate £13.88 £12.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £26.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -15.78%
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
809 698 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.90% 23.07% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 355 274
Average daily rate £350 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 87 78
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £26.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 -18 21 £260 -13.33% 7
Merseyside +1 16 £300 +50.00% 2
Cheshire -41 13 £375 +41.50% 3
Lancashire -12 6 £203 -25.00%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (71.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (63.50%) Active Directory
4 83 (60.58%) Microsoft
5 63 (45.99%) VMware
6 48 (35.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (34.31%) Citrix
8 38 (27.74%) MS Exchange
8 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (27.01%) DHCP
10 35 (25.55%) DNS
11 32 (23.36%) Migration
12 30 (21.90%) ITIL
13 29 (21.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (20.44%) Windows XP
14 28 (20.44%) XenApp
15 27 (19.71%) WAN
16 25 (18.25%) MS Office
16 25 (18.25%) Windows 7
17 24 (17.52%) HP
18 22 (16.06%) SAN
18 22 (16.06%) Hyper-V
19 21 (15.33%) SQL
19 21 (15.33%) LAN
20 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
20 20 (14.60%) MCSE
20 20 (14.60%) IIS
20 20 (14.60%) NetApp
20 20 (14.60%) vSphere
21 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 38 (27.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.60%) IIS
3 19 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.49%) SharePoint
6 12 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.84%) IBM Notes
8 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.92%) Lync
10 3 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.73%) TPMS
Applications
1 25 (18.25%) MS Office
2 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Office 365
2 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.19%) SaaS
4 2 (1.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.01%) DHCP
2 35 (25.55%) DNS
3 27 (19.71%) WAN
4 22 (16.06%) SAN
5 21 (15.33%) LAN
6 15 (10.95%) Firewall
7 13 (9.49%) TCP/IP
7 13 (9.49%) VPN
8 9 (6.57%) SSL
9 8 (5.84%) MPLS
10 6 (4.38%) SMTP
10 6 (4.38%) FTP
10 6 (4.38%) HTTP
11 5 (3.65%) NAS
12 4 (2.92%) Internet
13 3 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (2.19%) IP Telephony
13 3 (2.19%) VLAN
13 3 (2.19%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.46%) DTS
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (6.57%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.92%) Retail
3 2 (1.46%) Marketing
3 2 (1.46%) Publishing
3 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.46%) Electronics
3 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (21.17%) Analyst
2 19 (13.87%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.14%) Architect
4 15 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (10.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (7.30%) Server Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.57%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.11%) Service Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.65%) Server Support
12 5 (3.65%) Migration Engineer
13 4 (2.92%) 1st Line Support
13 4 (2.92%) Technical Support
13 4 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) Middleware
2 1 (0.73%) .NET
2 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Clustering
2 11 (8.03%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.57%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.38%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.19%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.19%) PKI
7 2 (1.46%) DTV
7 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.46%) NHS
7 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.46%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.73%) Handset
8 1 (0.73%) PDA
8 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (71.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (35.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (20.44%) Windows XP
5 25 (18.25%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.57%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.38%) Linux
7 6 (4.38%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.65%) Solaris
8 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.92%) UNIX
9 4 (2.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.46%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) Migration
2 30 (21.90%) ITIL
3 10 (7.30%) Server Building
4 9 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.84%) Project Management
5 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.11%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.65%) Service Management
8 4 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.92%) Change Management
8 4 (2.92%) Validation
8 4 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.19%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.46%) ERP
10 2 (1.46%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.46%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.46%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.46%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.33%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.84%) C
4 4 (2.92%) VBA
4 4 (2.92%) VBScript
5 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (21.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (14.60%) MCSE
3 15 (10.95%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (9.49%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (8.76%) MCP
7 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared
8 10 (7.30%) CCNA
8 10 (7.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (5.11%) MCSA
10 6 (4.38%) MCITP
11 5 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.92%) CCIE
12 4 (2.92%) CCA
12 4 (2.92%) CCEE
12 4 (2.92%) CCAA
13 2 (1.46%) Degree
13 2 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.46%) PMP
13 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) QA
2 7 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.92%) SLA
4 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (63.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (20.44%) XenApp
4 22 (16.06%) Hyper-V
5 20 (14.60%) vSphere
6 16 (11.68%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (10.95%) XenDesktop
8 13 (9.49%) VMware ESX
9 9 (6.57%) XenServer
10 8 (5.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (5.84%) MetaFrame
11 7 (5.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.19%) Xen
12 3 (2.19%) NFS
12 3 (2.19%) Terminal Services
12 3 (2.19%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.73%) vCloud
13 1 (0.73%) Firmware
13 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.76%) SCCM
2 8 (5.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.19%) WSUS
4 3 (2.19%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.19%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.19%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.19%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.46%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (60.58%) Microsoft
2 63 (45.99%) VMware
3 47 (34.31%) Citrix
4 24 (17.52%) HP
5 20 (14.60%) NetApp
6 15 (10.95%) AppSense
7 12 (8.76%) EMC
8 9 (6.57%) Cisco
8 9 (6.57%) Symantec
9 8 (5.84%) Oracle
9 8 (5.84%) Dell
9 8 (5.84%) Lotus
10 7 (5.11%) McAfee
11 5 (3.65%) Sophos
11 5 (3.65%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.65%) Apple
11 5 (3.65%) Juniper
11 5 (3.65%) Compaq
12 4 (2.92%) SAP
12 4 (2.92%) IBM
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