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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.17% 0.45% 3.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 1.37% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £190 - £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -7.43% +0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -28.26% +35.29%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 140 146 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 41.06% 32.81% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 83
Median daily rate £425 £411 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +4.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £16.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Preston - 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Asset 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) BeyondTrust
2 1 (25.00%) Canon
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) ScanSafe
2 1 (25.00%) VMware