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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 73 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 76 84 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 2.96% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.76% 13.25% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 17
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£325 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £28.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £17.90 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.17 £35.70 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -6.57%
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
779 634 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 22.37% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 259 233
Average daily rate £375 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 74
Average hourly rate £13.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +10 35 £260 -2.80% 7
Cheshire -15 17 £373 +36.69% 8
Merseyside -10 14 £675 +117.74% 2
Lancashire -24 6 £323 +17.43% 5
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (77.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (62.02%) Active Directory
4 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
4 65 (50.39%) VMware
5 54 (41.86%) Citrix
6 53 (41.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
9 35 (27.13%) Hyper-V
9 35 (27.13%) Windows 7
10 30 (23.26%) Windows XP
11 27 (20.93%) Migration
12 26 (20.16%) MS Office
12 26 (20.16%) ITIL
13 24 (18.60%) Oracle
13 24 (18.60%) WAN
14 23 (17.83%) MS Excel
15 22 (17.05%) LAN
15 22 (17.05%) SAN
16 21 (16.28%) DHCP
16 21 (16.28%) Cisco
16 21 (16.28%) XenApp
17 20 (15.50%) Finance
17 20 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (13.18%) NetApp
19 16 (12.40%) IIS
19 16 (12.40%) SCCM
20 15 (11.63%) HP
20 15 (11.63%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (12.40%) IIS
4 10 (7.75%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.10%) Documentum
6 4 (3.10%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.55%) Lync
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (20.16%) MS Office
2 23 (17.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Office 365
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) WAN
2 22 (17.05%) LAN
2 22 (17.05%) SAN
3 21 (16.28%) DHCP
4 14 (10.85%) DNS
5 12 (9.30%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.98%) VPN
6 9 (6.98%) Firewall
7 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.88%) NAS
8 4 (3.10%) MPLS
9 3 (2.33%) SMS
9 3 (2.33%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.55%) Wireless
10 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.55%) SMTP
10 2 (1.55%) FTP
10 2 (1.55%) HTTP
10 2 (1.55%) 3G
10 2 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
1 14 (10.85%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.10%) BODI
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Legal
3 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (28.68%) Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Support Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Technical Analyst
3 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (9.30%) Architect
5 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.98%) Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Server Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (6.20%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (3.10%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) XML
1 6 (4.65%) XML Messaging
2 5 (3.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Clustering
2 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.55%) NHS
4 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (77.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (41.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (27.13%) Windows 7
5 30 (23.26%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.75%) Solaris
7 6 (4.65%) UNIX
8 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.10%) Linux
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.10%) HPUX
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) Migration
2 26 (20.16%) ITIL
3 7 (5.43%) Project Management
3 7 (5.43%) Service Management
3 7 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (3.88%) Problem Management
5 5 (3.88%) Time Management
6 4 (3.10%) High Availability
6 4 (3.10%) Change Management
7 3 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.33%) ERP
7 3 (2.33%) Change Control
7 3 (2.33%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.85%) SQL
2 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.88%) VBScript
4 4 (3.10%) VBA
5 3 (2.33%) C
5 3 (2.33%) VB
6 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
3 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.75%) MCSE
4 10 (7.75%) CCNA
5 9 (6.98%) CCA
5 9 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (6.20%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.88%) CCEA
7 5 (3.88%) CCIA
8 4 (3.10%) CCEE
8 4 (3.10%) CCAA
8 4 (3.10%) CCIE
8 4 (3.10%) MCP
9 2 (1.55%) ISEB
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) SLA
1 8 (6.20%) QA
2 7 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 41 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (27.13%) Hyper-V
4 21 (16.28%) XenApp
5 13 (10.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 11 (8.53%) XenDesktop
7 10 (7.75%) VMware ESX
7 10 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.20%) MetaFrame
8 8 (6.20%) XenServer
9 6 (4.65%) vSphere
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.78%) NFS
11 1 (0.78%) Firmware
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.78%) Xen
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) SCCM
2 6 (4.65%) SCOM
2 6 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.78%) MOM
5 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
1 65 (50.39%) VMware
2 54 (41.86%) Citrix
3 24 (18.60%) Oracle
4 21 (16.28%) Cisco
5 17 (13.18%) NetApp
6 15 (11.63%) HP
7 13 (10.08%) EMC
7 13 (10.08%) AppSense
8 9 (6.98%) Dell
9 8 (6.20%) Symantec
10 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.65%) Business Objects
11 5 (3.88%) Apple
12 4 (3.10%) Compuware
12 4 (3.10%) F5
13 3 (2.33%) McAfee
13 3 (2.33%) Compaq
13 3 (2.33%) Lotus
14 2 (1.55%) SAP
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