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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 108 95 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -62
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 53 55 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.48% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.63% 6.76% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 80
Median daily rate £338 £265 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £202 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.54% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Median hourly rate £14.17 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.53% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £19.14 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.46 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +17.20%
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
800 814 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.32% 21.89% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 428 356
Median daily rate £400 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 87 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.05 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 26 £331 +26.19% 10
Merseyside -4 13 £325 +8.33% 1
Cheshire -2 10 £349 -7.00% 1
Lancashire -14 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (78.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 77 (73.33%) Windows Server
4 72 (68.57%) Active Directory
5 53 (50.48%) VMware
6 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
7 43 (40.95%) Citrix
8 30 (28.57%) HP
9 29 (27.62%) Migration
10 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
11 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (21.90%) DHCP
12 23 (21.90%) DNS
13 22 (20.95%) MS Exchange
13 22 (20.95%) ITIL
14 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 18 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (15.24%) SQL
17 15 (14.29%) MS Office
17 15 (14.29%) AppSense
17 15 (14.29%) XenApp
18 14 (13.33%) Application Packaging
18 14 (13.33%) Finance
18 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (12.38%) Windows XP
19 13 (12.38%) Office 365
19 13 (12.38%) vSphere
20 12 (11.43%) SCOM
20 12 (11.43%) IIS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (20.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (11.43%) IIS
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.62%) Skype for Business
6 7 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.81%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.90%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Office
2 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Office 365
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.86%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) DHCP
1 23 (21.90%) DNS
2 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.57%) NetScaler
3 9 (8.57%) SAN
4 7 (6.67%) LAN
5 5 (4.76%) VoIP
5 5 (4.76%) WAN
6 4 (3.81%) Internet
7 3 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.86%) Firewall
7 3 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.86%) VLAN
8 2 (1.90%) DMZ
8 2 (1.90%) NAS
8 2 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.90%) Skype
8 2 (1.90%) SMTP
9 1 (0.95%) IPsec
9 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MS Access
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Local Government
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Analyst
2 15 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
4 11 (10.48%) Server Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Administrator
7 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 6 (5.71%) Citrix Expert
8 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (5.71%) Server Support
8 6 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Server Specialist
9 5 (4.76%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (2.86%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.52%) Clustering
2 10 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 10 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 8 (7.62%) Driving Licence
3 8 (7.62%) NHS
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) Life Science
6 4 (3.81%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) BYOD
8 1 (0.95%) CMDB
8 1 (0.95%) EPoS
8 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (78.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 77 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (12.38%) Windows XP
5 9 (8.57%) Linux
6 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.86%) Solaris
9 3 (2.86%) Unix
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) Migration
2 22 (20.95%) ITIL
3 14 (13.33%) Application Packaging
4 7 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (5.71%) IT Governance
5 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (4.76%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.76%) Project Management
7 4 (3.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.86%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (15.24%) SQL
3 4 (3.81%) VB
3 4 (3.81%) VBScript
4 3 (2.86%) C
5 2 (1.90%) Perl
5 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.52%) MCSE
3 8 (7.62%) MCSA
4 4 (3.81%) MCP
4 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.86%) CCNA
5 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.90%) MCITP
7 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.95%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 72 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.29%) XenApp
4 13 (12.38%) vSphere
5 11 (10.48%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (6.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (4.76%) Brightmail
9 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.81%) XenServer
10 3 (2.86%) NFS
10 3 (2.86%) Xen
11 2 (1.90%) Firmware
11 2 (1.90%) Postfix
11 2 (1.90%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.90%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCOM
2 11 (10.48%) SCCM
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.76%) WSUS
6 4 (3.81%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.90%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.95%) Legato
8 1 (0.95%) vMotion
8 1 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (50.48%) VMware
2 50 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 43 (40.95%) Citrix
4 30 (28.57%) HP
5 15 (14.29%) AppSense
6 10 (9.52%) Wyse
7 9 (8.57%) Cisco
7 9 (8.57%) Symantec
8 8 (7.62%) Dell
9 7 (6.67%) IBM
10 5 (4.76%) IronPort
10 5 (4.76%) Oracle
11 4 (3.81%) Compaq
11 4 (3.81%) Lotus
11 4 (3.81%) NetApp
11 4 (3.81%) ThinPrint
12 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.86%) Veeam
13 2 (1.90%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.90%) SAP
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