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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 87 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 64 135 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 4.35% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.11% 19.23% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 76 36
Average daily rate
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£313 £263 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £325 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £33.40 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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
789 702 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.84% 22.60% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 346 241
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 104 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 +1 27 £350 +16.66% 10
Cheshire -42 15 £500 +94.17% 5
Lancashire -22 11 £270 +8.00%
Merseyside -5 8 - - 4
Cumbria -8 1 £500 +100.00%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (76.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (59.84%) Active Directory
4 63 (49.61%) Microsoft
5 61 (48.03%) VMware
6 46 (36.22%) Citrix
7 40 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 39 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (25.20%) Windows 7
10 31 (24.41%) Hyper-V
11 30 (23.62%) MS Exchange
11 30 (23.62%) ITIL
12 29 (22.83%) Windows XP
13 27 (21.26%) WAN
14 25 (19.69%) Migration
15 24 (18.90%) XenApp
15 24 (18.90%) SAN
16 23 (18.11%) LAN
17 22 (17.32%) DHCP
17 22 (17.32%) MS Office
18 21 (16.54%) DNS
18 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (15.75%) NetApp
19 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
20 19 (14.96%) HP
21 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
21 18 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (13.39%) Oracle
23 16 (12.60%) SQL
23 16 (12.60%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (23.62%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.02%) IIS
4 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.94%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.57%) Lync
10 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.79%) TPMS
11 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) MS Office
2 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Office 365
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.26%) WAN
2 24 (18.90%) SAN
3 23 (18.11%) LAN
4 22 (17.32%) DHCP
5 21 (16.54%) DNS
6 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
7 12 (9.45%) VPN
8 10 (7.87%) Firewall
9 6 (4.72%) MPLS
9 6 (4.72%) SSL
10 4 (3.15%) FTP
10 4 (3.15%) HTTP
10 4 (3.15%) SMTP
10 4 (3.15%) NAS
11 3 (2.36%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.36%) SMS
12 2 (1.57%) Internet
12 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.57%) DTS
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Retail
3 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.79%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (28.35%) Analyst
2 17 (13.39%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.60%) Architect
4 15 (11.81%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Technical Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Administrator
10 6 (4.72%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.94%) Technical Support
12 4 (3.15%) Server Support
12 4 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) XML
1 6 (4.72%) XML Messaging
2 4 (3.15%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.51%) Clustering
3 5 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.79%) PDA
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Life Science
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (76.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (25.20%) Windows 7
5 29 (22.83%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.72%) Windows 2000
7 5 (3.94%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.94%) Solaris
7 5 (3.94%) Linux
7 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.15%) UNIX
9 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.57%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.62%) ITIL
2 25 (19.69%) Migration
3 10 (7.87%) Project Management
4 8 (6.30%) Server Building
5 7 (5.51%) Patch Management
6 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.94%) Service Management
7 5 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.15%) Change Management
8 4 (3.15%) Validation
9 3 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.36%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.36%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.36%) ERP
9 3 (2.36%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.36%) Data Centre Operations
10 2 (1.57%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (1.57%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.60%) SQL
2 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.72%) C
4 4 (3.15%) VBA
5 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.36%) VBScript
6 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.60%) MCSE
4 14 (11.02%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.45%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (8.66%) MCP
7 7 (5.51%) CCNA
8 6 (4.72%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.94%) CCA
10 4 (3.15%) CCEE
10 4 (3.15%) CCAA
10 4 (3.15%) CCIE
10 4 (3.15%) MCITP
11 3 (2.36%) MCSA
12 2 (1.57%) PMP
12 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (59.84%) Active Directory
2 40 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (24.41%) Hyper-V
4 24 (18.90%) XenApp
5 14 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.45%) XenDesktop
7 10 (7.87%) VMware ESX
7 10 (7.87%) vSphere
8 9 (7.09%) XenServer
8 9 (7.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (6.30%) MetaFrame
10 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.57%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.79%) Xen
12 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.79%) NFS
12 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (10.24%) SCCM
2 5 (3.94%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.36%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.36%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.57%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 2 (1.57%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.79%) MOM
5 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 63 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 61 (48.03%) VMware
3 46 (36.22%) Citrix
4 20 (15.75%) NetApp
5 19 (14.96%) HP
6 17 (13.39%) Oracle
7 13 (10.24%) EMC
8 12 (9.45%) Cisco
9 11 (8.66%) AppSense
10 10 (7.87%) Dell
11 9 (7.09%) Symantec
12 6 (4.72%) McAfee
12 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.94%) Compaq
13 5 (3.94%) Apple
13 5 (3.94%) Lotus
14 4 (3.15%) Lumension
14 4 (3.15%) Juniper
15 3 (2.36%) IBM
16 2 (1.57%) Websense
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