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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
England / North West
Rank 112 124 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 23 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.89% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 4.64% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 27
Median daily rate £313 £316 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £191 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £18.13 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £11.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £16.85 £21.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.38%

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
547 732 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.98% 19.25% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 388 335
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 81 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +9 16 £300 -7.69% 4
Cheshire +23 4 £436 +40.72% 2
Merseyside +3 1 £350 - 1
Lancashire +1 1 £263 -3.66%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (91.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
4 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
6 32 (56.14%) VMware
7 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
8 22 (38.60%) ITIL
9 21 (36.84%) Citrix
10 19 (33.33%) SQL
11 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (28.07%) SCOM
12 16 (28.07%) Cisco
13 14 (24.56%) SCCM
13 14 (24.56%) XenApp
14 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
15 12 (21.05%) HP
15 12 (21.05%) SAN
16 11 (19.30%) IIS
17 10 (17.54%) Intel Security
17 10 (17.54%) Firewall
18 9 (15.79%) Symantec
18 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
18 9 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
19 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
19 8 (14.04%) Web Services
19 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
19 8 (14.04%) Migration
19 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat

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 11 (19.30%) IIS
2 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) SAN
2 10 (17.54%) Firewall
3 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 7 (12.28%) NAS
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) VLAN
3 7 (12.28%) WAN
4 6 (10.53%) DNS
4 6 (10.53%) VPN
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
5 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.51%) FTP
6 2 (3.51%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) 3G
7 1 (1.75%) IPsec
7 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (5.26%) Local Government
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Monitoring Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (8.77%) IT Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix Expert
5 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.77%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) AS400
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (91.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
4 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.28%) Linux
7 6 (10.53%) AIX
7 6 (10.53%) HPUX
7 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.53%) Solaris
7 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (14.04%) Migration
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (12.28%) Release Management
4 7 (12.28%) Service Management
5 5 (8.77%) Time Management
6 4 (7.02%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (5.26%) Application Discovery
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.51%) Change Management
8 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.51%) Security Patching
8 2 (3.51%) Server Building
8 2 (3.51%) Software Delivery
9 1 (1.75%) IT Governance
9 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.28%) VBScript
4 6 (10.53%) Bourne shell
4 6 (10.53%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) Korn
4 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) MCSE
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) CCNA
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (7.02%) MCSA
5 1 (1.75%) MCITP
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.56%) XenApp
4 8 (14.04%) ProxySG
5 7 (12.28%) vSphere
6 4 (7.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.75%) Postfix
9 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) SCOM
2 14 (24.56%) SCCM
3 6 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 6 (10.53%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (10.53%) Netcool
3 6 (10.53%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) VMware
2 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.84%) Citrix
4 16 (28.07%) Cisco
5 12 (21.05%) HP
6 10 (17.54%) Intel Security
7 9 (15.79%) Symantec
8 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
9 6 (10.53%) AppSense
9 6 (10.53%) CA
9 6 (10.53%) IBM
9 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.77%) Canon
10 5 (8.77%) Dell
10 5 (8.77%) NetApp
11 4 (7.02%) Veeam
11 4 (7.02%) Webroot
11 4 (7.02%) Wyse
12 3 (5.26%) EqualLogic
13 1 (1.75%) Lumension
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