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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
England / North East
Rank 65 66 43
Rank change year-on-year +1 -23  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 20 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.72% 0.92% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.66% 5.44% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Median daily rate £290 £245 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.36% -14.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £288 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.96%  

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 207 147 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.16% 16.88% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 80 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 March 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 -2 18 £290 +18.36% 1
Durham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (97.01%) Windows Server
3 57 (85.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (76.12%) Security Cleared
5 43 (64.18%) VMware
6 36 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
8 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
9 28 (41.79%) DHCP
10 26 (38.81%) DNS
10 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
11 20 (29.85%) Migration
11 20 (29.85%) Citrix
12 18 (26.87%) HP
12 18 (26.87%) Linux
12 18 (26.87%) XenApp
13 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
14 16 (23.88%) Cisco
15 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
15 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (20.90%) Office 365
17 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
18 12 (17.91%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (17.91%) TIBCO
18 12 (17.91%) Oracle Forms
18 12 (17.91%) Solaris
18 12 (17.91%) Oracle
18 12 (17.91%) WebLogic
18 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 12 (17.91%) Skype for Business
1 12 (17.91%) WebLogic
2 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
3 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
5 8 (11.94%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (11.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (11.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.99%) IIS
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Office 365
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) DHCP
2 26 (38.81%) DNS
3 12 (17.91%) Skype
4 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.45%) 3G
5 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.97%) LAN
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) HTTP
7 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.99%) SAN
7 2 (2.99%) SSL
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) SMS
8 1 (1.49%) SMTP
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) BODI
1 12 (17.91%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.99%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Support Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (28.36%) Desktop Support
4 17 (25.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 16 (23.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 16 (23.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 15 (22.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (22.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (20.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (17.91%) Architect
9 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (10.45%) Messaging Support
10 6 (8.96%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (8.96%) Consultant
10 6 (8.96%) Messaging Consultant
10 6 (8.96%) Support Consultant
11 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
12 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
12 3 (4.48%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (13.43%) Fat Client
2 9 (13.43%) Thin Client
3 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (97.01%) Windows Server
3 57 (85.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (26.87%) Linux
5 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
6 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (17.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (17.91%) Solaris
8 11 (16.42%) HPUX
9 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
10 9 (13.43%) Windows 8
11 7 (10.45%) Android
11 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
12 5 (7.46%) Unix
13 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Migration
2 10 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (13.43%) Change Control
4 8 (11.94%) Project Governance
4 8 (11.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (10.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (10.45%) Software Delivery
5 7 (10.45%) Time Management
5 7 (10.45%) TOGAF
5 7 (10.45%) Visualisation
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
7 4 (5.97%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.48%) Content Management
9 2 (2.99%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.99%) Project Management
9 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.99%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
1 6 (8.96%) VB
2 4 (5.97%) Perl
2 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.99%) REXX
4 2 (2.99%) Tcl
5 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (76.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) MCSE
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (53.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
3 18 (26.87%) XenApp
4 12 (17.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (11.94%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.46%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.46%) XenServer
7 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (7.46%) XenMobile
4 4 (5.97%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.49%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 43 (64.18%) VMware
2 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.85%) Citrix
4 18 (26.87%) HP
5 16 (23.88%) Cisco
6 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
7 12 (17.91%) F5
7 12 (17.91%) Oracle
7 12 (17.91%) TIBCO
8 10 (14.93%) AppSense
9 9 (13.43%) ThinPrint
10 7 (10.45%) Trend Micro
11 3 (4.48%) Lotus
11 3 (4.48%) Symantec
12 2 (2.99%) SAP
13 1 (1.49%) Apple
13 1 (1.49%) CommVault
13 1 (1.49%) Veritas