The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 40 46 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 122 99 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.05% 3.68% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.48% 15.59% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 18
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£270 £300 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £226 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £430 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £297
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £26.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
698 635 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 23.58% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 275 264
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 80 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +8 63 £265 -18.46% 9
Lancashire +12 29 £251 -19.19%
Manchester -6 29 £300 +20.00% 13
Merseyside -2 1 £200 -30.43% 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Windows
2 203 (87.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (62.77%) Active Directory
4 115 (49.78%) VMware
5 107 (46.32%) Microsoft
6 101 (43.72%) Citrix
7 77 (33.33%) DNS
8 70 (30.30%) DHCP
9 57 (24.68%) MS Exchange
10 53 (22.94%) Windows XP
10 53 (22.94%) SharePoint
11 52 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
12 50 (21.65%) HP
13 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (20.35%) SC Cleared
14 47 (20.35%) Windows 7
15 45 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 44 (19.05%) ITIL
17 43 (18.61%) IIS
18 41 (17.75%) SAN
19 40 (17.32%) SCCM
20 39 (16.88%) XenApp
20 39 (16.88%) Firewall
21 37 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2003
21 37 (16.02%) SQL Server
21 37 (16.02%) MCSE
22 35 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
23 34 (14.72%) SQL
23 34 (14.72%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 57 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 53 (22.94%) SharePoint
3 43 (18.61%) IIS
4 37 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 35 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (8.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.03%) Lync
10 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.43%) Site Server
13 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.43%) SAS
13 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (9.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (33.33%) DNS
2 70 (30.30%) DHCP
3 41 (17.75%) SAN
4 39 (16.88%) Firewall
5 34 (14.72%) TCP/IP
6 30 (12.99%) LAN
7 24 (10.39%) WAN
8 17 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (6.93%) 3G
10 12 (5.19%) Wireless
11 11 (4.76%) VPN
12 10 (4.33%) SMS
13 8 (3.46%) VLAN
14 6 (2.60%) HTTP
15 4 (1.73%) FTP
16 3 (1.30%) VoIP
16 3 (1.30%) ADSL
16 3 (1.30%) SSL
17 2 (0.87%) MPLS
17 2 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.73%) QlikView
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.43%) MSDE
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) MSI
2 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (8.66%) Banking
2 18 (7.79%) Finance
3 10 (4.33%) Local Government
4 7 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (12.99%) Analyst
2 27 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.39%) Desktop Support
4 23 (9.96%) Server Engineer
5 20 (8.66%) Wintel Engineer
6 17 (7.36%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) Administrator
7 15 (6.49%) Consultant
7 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.19%) Windows Server Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) Wintel Support
10 10 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
12 7 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (3.03%) Support Consultant
12 7 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
12 7 (3.03%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.33%) .NET
2 5 (2.16%) Web Services
2 5 (2.16%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.30%) SOAP
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.42%) Clustering
2 11 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.03%) Smartcard
3 7 (3.03%) Replication
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.60%) Wiki
5 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.30%) PKI
8 2 (0.87%) CESG
8 2 (0.87%) Open Source
8 2 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 231 (100.00%) Windows
2 203 (87.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (22.94%) Windows XP
4 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (20.35%) Windows 7
6 26 (11.26%) Linux
7 16 (6.93%) UNIX
8 10 (4.33%) AIX
9 7 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.73%) Solaris
11 4 (1.73%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.30%) HPUX
13 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) Android
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.05%) ITIL
2 24 (10.39%) Migration
3 12 (5.19%) Change Management
3 12 (5.19%) Change Control
4 11 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.33%) Service Management
6 8 (3.46%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.03%) Project Management
8 6 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.60%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.60%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.60%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.16%) High Availability
9 5 (2.16%) Release Management
9 5 (2.16%) Information Security
9 5 (2.16%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.72%) SQL
2 28 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.03%) VB
5 5 (2.16%) C
6 3 (1.30%) Perl
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) REXX
8 1 (0.43%) JCL
8 1 (0.43%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 50 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 47 (20.35%) SC Cleared
3 45 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (16.02%) MCSE
5 17 (7.36%) MCITP
6 15 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (5.19%) Degree
8 9 (3.90%) VCP5
9 7 (3.03%) MCTS
10 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.16%) MCP
11 4 (1.73%) MCSA
11 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.30%) CCNP
12 3 (1.30%) CCNA
12 3 (1.30%) PMP
12 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.87%) HNC
13 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.90%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (62.77%) Active Directory
2 52 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (16.88%) XenApp
4 33 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 33 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 22 (9.52%) vSphere
6 20 (8.66%) XenServer
7 16 (6.93%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.46%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.16%) ISA Server
9 5 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (1.30%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.87%) vCloud
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (17.32%) SCCM
2 24 (10.39%) SCOM
3 19 (8.23%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.46%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.16%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.73%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.30%) WSUS
8 3 (1.30%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.30%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.87%) Puppet
9 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 115 (49.78%) VMware
2 107 (46.32%) Microsoft
3 101 (43.72%) Citrix
4 50 (21.65%) HP
5 27 (11.69%) Cisco
6 25 (10.82%) Symantec
7 21 (9.09%) Dell
8 19 (8.23%) Compaq
9 17 (7.36%) Cyber-Ark
10 15 (6.49%) Juniper
11 11 (4.76%) Oracle
12 10 (4.33%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.33%) IronPort
13 9 (3.90%) Siebel
13 9 (3.90%) Open Text
13 9 (3.90%) Informatica
14 8 (3.46%) CA
15 6 (2.60%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.16%) McAfee
16 5 (2.16%) Sophos
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