Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 64
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 6 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.32% 2.00% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 7.18% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
Lancashire median daily rate £100 £415 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -75.90% +96.45% -21.76%
North West median daily rate £280 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -13.85% +18.18% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.14% -26.32% -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £14.17 £15.00
% change year-on-year +111.71% -5.53% -

Windows Server 2003 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 156 181 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.29% 27.89% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 112 126
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £302 £214 £205
90th Percentile £602 £495 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +89.19%
10th Percentile £36.91 £11.79 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.05% +5.13%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
Preston - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) IFS
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (66.67%) Symantec
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) XML Messaging
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (50.00%) webMethods
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Proactive Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) iptables
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) IFS
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) webMethods
4 1 (16.67%) CommVault
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp