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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 81 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 52 55 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.01% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.74% 9.09% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.71 £31.56 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
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
672 605 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.44% 22.08% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 271 275
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 88 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.63 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £41.40 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 £351 +21.91% 18
Merseyside -1 10 £115 -59.29% 2
Cheshire -9 8 £406 +53.30% 9
Lancashire -15 8 £325 +8.33% 2
Cumbria - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (79.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (62.22%) VMware
4 81 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 60 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 56 (41.48%) Citrix
7 46 (34.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (31.11%) MS Exchange
10 33 (24.44%) DNS
10 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
11 31 (22.96%) DHCP
12 27 (20.00%) Windows XP
12 27 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 25 (18.52%) IIS
14 24 (17.78%) Finance
14 24 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (17.04%) SQL
16 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
16 21 (15.56%) MS Office
16 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
16 21 (15.56%) Cisco
16 21 (15.56%) Migration
16 21 (15.56%) XenApp
17 20 (14.81%) Clustering
17 20 (14.81%) SAN
17 20 (14.81%) ITIL
17 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
18 19 (14.07%) SharePoint
19 18 (13.33%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 42 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.52%) IIS
3 24 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (14.07%) SharePoint
5 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.96%) Documentum
8 3 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.22%) Lync
9 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (15.56%) MS Office
2 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.44%) DNS
2 31 (22.96%) DHCP
3 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
4 20 (14.81%) SAN
5 17 (12.59%) LAN
6 15 (11.11%) WAN
7 7 (5.19%) Firewall
8 6 (4.44%) VLAN
8 6 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.70%) SMS
10 4 (2.96%) NAS
10 4 (2.96%) 3G
11 3 (2.22%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.48%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.48%) Intranet
13 1 (0.74%) Internet
13 1 (0.74%) MPLS
13 1 (0.74%) BGP
13 1 (0.74%) Wireless
13 1 (0.74%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.96%) BODI
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 5 (3.70%) Local Government
4 2 (1.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (20.00%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Administrator
3 14 (10.37%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (8.15%) Server Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.70%) Windows Server Specialist
10 5 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (4.44%) XML
2 6 (4.44%) XML Messaging
3 3 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.96%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.96%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.48%) PKI
5 1 (0.74%) EPoS
5 1 (0.74%) Replication
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.74%) Open Source
5 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (79.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (34.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
5 27 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.67%) Linux
7 7 (5.19%) Solaris
8 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.96%) HPUX
9 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.48%) UNIX
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) Migration
2 20 (14.81%) ITIL
3 9 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 8 (5.93%) Project Management
5 7 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.70%) Time Management
7 5 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.96%) High Availability
8 4 (2.96%) Project Planning
8 4 (2.96%) Service Management
9 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.22%) Change Management
9 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.22%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.22%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.22%) Software Testing
9 3 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.04%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) C
4 3 (2.22%) VBScript
4 3 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
2 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.37%) MCSE
4 9 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.67%) MCITP
5 8 (5.93%) CCNA
6 6 (4.44%) MCTS
7 5 (3.70%) CCA
7 5 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.70%) CCEA
7 5 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.70%) CCIA
8 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.48%) ISEB
9 2 (1.48%) MCP
9 2 (1.48%) MCSA
10 1 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.56%) XenApp
5 14 (10.37%) VMware ESX
6 10 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (7.41%) XenServer
7 9 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.44%) vSphere
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.74%) Firmware
10 1 (0.74%) NFS
10 1 (0.74%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) SCCM
2 11 (8.15%) SCOM
3 8 (5.93%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.96%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.74%) MOM
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) Legato
5 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 84 (62.22%) VMware
2 60 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 56 (41.48%) Citrix
4 21 (15.56%) Cisco
5 18 (13.33%) Oracle
6 14 (10.37%) HP
7 10 (7.41%) Dell
8 9 (6.67%) EMC
9 8 (5.93%) NetApp
10 6 (4.44%) AppSense
10 6 (4.44%) Symantec
11 5 (3.70%) IBM
12 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.96%) F5
12 4 (2.96%) Compuware
12 4 (2.96%) Business Objects
13 3 (2.22%) Spiceworks
14 2 (1.48%) Cyber-Ark
14 2 (1.48%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.48%) Veeam
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