The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 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
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 54
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 21 129 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.76% 8.05% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.41% 18.22% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 87 10
Median daily rate £199 £260 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.55% +7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £210 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £317 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £295
% change year-on-year -5.78% +2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -28.26% +24.59%  

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 128 708 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 22.90% 44.19% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 457 116
Median daily rate £324 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 47 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £14.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +95.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the North East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the North East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the North East

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Tyne and Wear 0 17 £198 -24.76%
Durham - 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 34 (82.93%) Windows Server
3 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
4 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
5 21 (51.22%) VMware
6 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
7 17 (41.46%) DHCP
7 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
8 16 (39.02%) DNS
8 16 (39.02%) MS Exchange
9 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
10 13 (31.71%) Citrix
11 12 (29.27%) Office 365
12 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (24.39%) ITIL
13 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (21.95%) Skype for Business
14 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (21.95%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (21.95%) Skype
15 8 (19.51%) Windows 10
15 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
15 8 (19.51%) HP
15 8 (19.51%) Linux
16 7 (17.07%) OpenView Configuration Management

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (39.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (34.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (21.95%) Office Communications Server
5 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (21.95%) Skype for Business
6 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Office 365
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) DHCP
2 16 (39.02%) DNS
3 9 (21.95%) Skype
4 3 (7.32%) 3G
4 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.88%) HTTP
5 2 (4.88%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.88%) NAS
5 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.88%) SAN
5 2 (4.88%) SSL
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) SMTP
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) BODI
1 6 (14.63%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.88%) MSI
General
1 6 (14.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Desktop Support
4 6 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Messaging Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Messaging Support
5 5 (12.20%) Support Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) Fat Client
2 5 (12.20%) Thin Client
3 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (82.93%) Windows Server
2 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 10
4 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (14.63%) Solaris
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) Android
6 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
6 5 (12.20%) HPUX
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
4 4 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (9.76%) Change Control
4 4 (9.76%) Content Management
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.76%) Project Governance
4 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 4 (9.76%) Time Management
4 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
6 2 (4.88%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.88%) REXX
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
1 2 (4.88%) Tcl
1 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) MCSE
5 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.07%) XenApp
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (14.63%) SCCM
3 4 (9.76%) Netcool
3 4 (9.76%) XenMobile
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.88%) SCOM
6 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
6 1 (2.44%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (31.71%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) HP
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco
6 6 (14.63%) F5
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle
6 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 6 (14.63%) TIBCO
7 5 (12.20%) Trend Micro
8 4 (9.76%) AppSense
8 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 4 (9.76%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) CommVault
9 1 (2.44%) SAP