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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 86 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 62 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.53% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 11.51% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 14
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£294 £273 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £223 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £343 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.02 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% +8.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.76 £37.03 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.71% -7.89%
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
748 591 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.28% 22.01% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 238 219
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 117 75
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 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
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 6 March 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 6 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 0 25 £255 +13.33% 17
Merseyside -5 14 £675 +117.74% 3
Cheshire -18 11 £325 +20.37% 14
Lancashire -9 9 £325 +6.55% 4
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (77.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (60.33%) Active Directory
4 70 (57.85%) VMware
5 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
6 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (38.84%) Citrix
8 39 (32.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (28.10%) Hyper-V
9 34 (28.10%) Windows 7
10 33 (27.27%) MS Exchange
11 27 (22.31%) MS Office
12 25 (20.66%) Windows XP
13 23 (19.01%) Oracle
13 23 (19.01%) DHCP
13 23 (19.01%) Migration
14 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
15 21 (17.36%) Finance
16 20 (16.53%) SAN
17 19 (15.70%) ITIL
17 19 (15.70%) Cisco
18 18 (14.88%) SCCM
19 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (14.05%) IIS
20 16 (13.22%) SQL
20 16 (13.22%) DNS
21 15 (12.40%) TCP/IP
21 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
22 14 (11.57%) NetApp
22 14 (11.57%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 33 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) IIS
2 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.31%) Documentum
6 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.65%) Lync
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (22.31%) MS Office
2 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.01%) DHCP
2 20 (16.53%) SAN
3 16 (13.22%) DNS
4 15 (12.40%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.92%) LAN
5 12 (9.92%) WAN
6 6 (4.96%) Firewall
7 5 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.13%) SMS
8 4 (3.31%) 3G
8 4 (3.31%) NAS
9 3 (2.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.65%) Intranet
11 1 (0.83%) SSL
11 1 (0.83%) MPLS
11 1 (0.83%) BGP
11 1 (0.83%) Wireless
11 1 (0.83%) SMTP
11 1 (0.83%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) BODI
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (23.14%) Analyst
2 15 (12.40%) Support Analyst
3 13 (10.74%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Administrator
6 10 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.44%) Architect
7 9 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.61%) Service Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Windows Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (3.31%) Technical Support
12 4 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) XML
1 6 (4.96%) XML Messaging
2 4 (3.31%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (4.13%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.31%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.31%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.83%) Open Source
5 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (77.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (28.10%) Windows 7
5 25 (20.66%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.96%) Solaris
7 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.31%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.31%) Linux
8 4 (3.31%) HPUX
8 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.65%) UNIX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) Migration
2 19 (15.70%) ITIL
3 7 (5.79%) Project Management
3 7 (5.79%) Service Management
4 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
4 6 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.13%) Change Management
5 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.31%) Time Management
6 4 (3.31%) High Availability
7 3 (2.48%) ERP
7 3 (2.48%) Change Control
7 3 (2.48%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.48%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.48%) Software Testing
7 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.48%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.31%) VBA
3 4 (3.31%) VBScript
4 3 (2.48%) VB
5 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.65%) C
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.26%) CCNA
5 7 (5.79%) MCSE
6 5 (4.13%) CCA
6 5 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.13%) CCEA
6 5 (4.13%) CCIA
7 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.48%) MCITP
8 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.48%) VCP4
9 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.65%) ISEB
9 2 (1.65%) MCP
10 1 (0.83%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (60.33%) Active Directory
2 39 (32.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (28.10%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.57%) XenApp
5 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
6 10 (8.26%) XenDesktop
7 9 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.79%) XenServer
9 5 (4.13%) vSphere
9 5 (4.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.83%) NFS
11 1 (0.83%) Firmware
11 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.83%) Xen
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) SCCM
2 6 (4.96%) SCOM
3 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.83%) Legato
6 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.83%) MOM
6 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (57.85%) VMware
2 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
3 47 (38.84%) Citrix
4 23 (19.01%) Oracle
5 19 (15.70%) Cisco
6 14 (11.57%) NetApp
7 13 (10.74%) HP
8 10 (8.26%) EMC
9 8 (6.61%) Symantec
10 6 (4.96%) Dell
10 6 (4.96%) Business Objects
11 5 (4.13%) Apple
11 5 (4.13%) AppSense
12 4 (3.31%) F5
12 4 (3.31%) Compuware
13 3 (2.48%) IBM
14 2 (1.65%) Compaq
14 2 (1.65%) McAfee
14 2 (1.65%) Stellent
14 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
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