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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 48 54 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 106 84 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.44% 2.91% 2.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.34% 12.86% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 21
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£280 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £434 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.15% +47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £20.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £38.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +26.47%
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
739 653 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.96% 22.59% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 284 298
Average daily rate £320 £320 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 88 94
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +6 46 £280 -21.40% 8
Manchester -3 27 £255 +2.00% 12
Lancashire +9 26 £275 -11.29% 1
Cumbria -3 3 £350 +40.00% 1
Merseyside 0 2 £200 -33.33%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 211 (87.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (65.29%) Active Directory
4 123 (50.83%) VMware
5 111 (45.87%) Microsoft
6 103 (42.56%) Citrix
7 87 (35.95%) DNS
8 75 (30.99%) DHCP
9 66 (27.27%) MS Exchange
10 57 (23.55%) SharePoint
10 57 (23.55%) Windows XP
11 55 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (22.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 51 (21.07%) Security Cleared
14 50 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (19.83%) SC Cleared
15 48 (19.83%) HP
16 45 (18.60%) ITIL
16 45 (18.60%) MCSE
16 45 (18.60%) Windows 7
17 44 (18.18%) XenApp
17 44 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
18 43 (17.77%) SQL Server
18 43 (17.77%) Exchange Server 2003
19 42 (17.36%) IIS
20 41 (16.94%) SAN
21 39 (16.12%) TCP/IP
22 37 (15.29%) SQL
22 37 (15.29%) Clustering
23 35 (14.46%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 66 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 57 (23.55%) SharePoint
3 44 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (17.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 42 (17.36%) IIS
6 35 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (8.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (3.72%) Lync
9 7 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 87 (35.95%) DNS
2 75 (30.99%) DHCP
3 41 (16.94%) SAN
4 39 (16.12%) TCP/IP
5 32 (13.22%) Firewall
6 26 (10.74%) LAN
7 19 (7.85%) WAN
8 16 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (6.61%) 3G
9 10 (4.13%) VPN
9 10 (4.13%) SMS
10 8 (3.31%) Wireless
11 7 (2.89%) VLAN
12 6 (2.48%) HTTP
13 4 (1.65%) FTP
14 3 (1.24%) VoIP
14 3 (1.24%) Wireshark
15 2 (0.83%) LDAP
15 2 (0.83%) SSL
16 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) QlikView
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.41%) MSDE
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MSI
2 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (8.68%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Banking
3 9 (3.72%) Local Government
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (11.98%) Analyst
1 29 (11.98%) Support Engineer
2 25 (10.33%) Desktop Support
2 25 (10.33%) Server Engineer
3 21 (8.68%) Administrator
4 18 (7.44%) Desktop Engineer
4 18 (7.44%) Wintel Engineer
5 17 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (6.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) Consultant
8 14 (5.79%) Windows Server Engineer
9 12 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.13%) Wintel Support
11 8 (3.31%) Technical Specialist
12 7 (2.89%) Support Consultant
12 7 (2.89%) Server Support
12 7 (2.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (2.89%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.61%) .NET
2 5 (2.07%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.29%) Clustering
2 11 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.89%) Smartcard
4 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.48%) Replication
5 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.07%) PKI
6 3 (1.24%) Wiki
6 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) CESG
7 2 (0.83%) Open Source
7 2 (0.83%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) EPoS
8 1 (0.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.41%) Firmware
8 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 211 (87.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (23.55%) Windows XP
4 50 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (18.60%) Windows 7
6 30 (12.40%) Linux
7 16 (6.61%) UNIX
8 10 (4.13%) AIX
9 7 (2.89%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.65%) Solaris
12 3 (1.24%) HPUX
13 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.41%) Android
14 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.60%) ITIL
2 22 (9.09%) Migration
3 18 (7.44%) Load Balancing
4 11 (4.55%) Change Management
5 10 (4.13%) Project Management
5 10 (4.13%) Service Management
6 9 (3.72%) Problem Management
6 9 (3.72%) Change Control
7 7 (2.89%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.89%) Incident Management
8 6 (2.48%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.48%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.48%) Performance Management
8 6 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (2.07%) Release Management
9 5 (2.07%) High Availability
9 5 (2.07%) ITSM
10 4 (1.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.29%) SQL
2 30 (12.40%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.72%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.89%) VB
4 7 (2.89%) C
5 3 (1.24%) Perl
6 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (22.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (21.07%) Security Cleared
3 48 (19.83%) SC Cleared
4 45 (18.60%) MCSE
5 22 (9.09%) MCITP
6 16 (6.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (4.96%) MCTS
7 12 (4.96%) Degree
8 9 (3.72%) VCP5
9 6 (2.48%) MCP
10 5 (2.07%) MCSA
10 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.24%) PMP
11 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.83%) HNC
12 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.41%) CCNP
13 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 158 (65.29%) Active Directory
2 55 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (18.18%) XenApp
4 33 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 32 (13.22%) VMware ESX
6 25 (10.33%) XenServer
7 24 (9.92%) vSphere
8 17 (7.02%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.48%) ISA Server
9 6 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.24%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.83%) vCloud
12 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 35 (14.46%) SCCM
2 21 (8.68%) SCOM
3 20 (8.26%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.31%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.31%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.65%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.24%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.24%) WSUS
7 3 (1.24%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.83%) Puppet
8 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 123 (50.83%) VMware
2 111 (45.87%) Microsoft
3 103 (42.56%) Citrix
4 48 (19.83%) HP
5 25 (10.33%) Dell
6 24 (9.92%) Symantec
7 23 (9.50%) Cisco
8 19 (7.85%) Compaq
9 16 (6.61%) Cyber-Ark
10 15 (6.20%) Juniper
11 10 (4.13%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.31%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.89%) CA
13 7 (2.89%) Oracle
14 6 (2.48%) McAfee
14 6 (2.48%) Sophos
14 6 (2.48%) SonicWALL
14 6 (2.48%) Draytek
14 6 (2.48%) IronPort
15 5 (2.07%) Open Text
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