Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 May 2018 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 West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 168 137
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 61 32 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.59% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.38% 2.99% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 49
North West median daily rate £303 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% -14.29% +16.51%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £213
90th Percentile £499 £345 £500
England median daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 16
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £11.75 £15.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.04% -22.54% +6.46%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £51.25 £20.75 £30.88
England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -11.11% -4.00% +10.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,133 1,071 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.49% 19.73% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 686 871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £223
90th Percentile £563 £544 £512
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 90 132
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.70% -1.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.20 £43.75 £40.34
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% +5.20%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
Cheshire +12 33 £280 -5.08% 1
Manchester -17 18 £325 - 6
Lancashire -4 4 £300 +14.29% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Merseyside +17 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (75.41%) Windows Server
3 33 (54.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
5 24 (39.34%) Migration
6 23 (37.70%) VMware
7 22 (36.07%) Citrix
8 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
9 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
10 18 (29.51%) SCCM
10 18 (29.51%) XenApp
10 18 (29.51%) SQL
10 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
11 16 (26.23%) Office 365
11 16 (26.23%) Data Centre
12 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
12 15 (24.59%) SAN
13 14 (22.95%) WAN
13 14 (22.95%) Local Government
13 14 (22.95%) SCOM
13 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (21.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (21.31%) PKI
14 13 (21.31%) LAN
14 13 (21.31%) ITIL
15 12 (19.67%) HP
15 12 (19.67%) Skype for Business
16 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
16 11 (18.03%) DHCP

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring 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 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.67%) Skype for Business
3 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.48%) IIS
5 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Office 365
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) SAN
2 14 (22.95%) WAN
3 13 (21.31%) LAN
4 11 (18.03%) DHCP
4 11 (18.03%) DNS
5 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.20%) NAS
6 5 (8.20%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (6.56%) IPsec
7 4 (6.56%) VLAN
8 3 (4.92%) HTTP
8 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.28%) Firewall
9 2 (3.28%) MPLS
10 1 (1.64%) DMZ
10 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) MS Access
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MSI
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) WinDbg
3 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 14 (22.95%) Local Government
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Server Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Storage Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Applications Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) SAN Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) SAN Storage Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Transformation Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.92%) REST
2 3 (4.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.31%) PKI
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.92%) Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (75.41%) Windows Server
3 33 (54.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 2000
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.56%) Mac OS
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.92%) Windows NT
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.28%) Linux
10 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Migration
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 9 (14.75%) Server Building
4 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.56%) Software Deployment
5 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.56%) Time Management
6 3 (4.92%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.92%) High Availability
6 3 (4.92%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.92%) SDLC
6 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.92%) Validation
6 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) PowerShell
2 18 (29.51%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) VBScript
4 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.92%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) CCNA
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.51%) XenApp
3 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (21.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
5 9 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (11.48%) vSphere
7 6 (9.84%) Docker
8 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (4.92%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.64%) Firmware
10 1 (1.64%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) SCCM
2 14 (22.95%) SCOM
3 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.20%) WSUS
5 4 (6.56%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (6.56%) SmoothWall
6 3 (4.92%) HP ALM
6 3 (4.92%) HP SIM
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (4.92%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.92%) vMotion
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.64%) Netcool
8 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.64%) TADDM
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) VMware
2 22 (36.07%) Citrix
3 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.67%) HP
5 10 (16.39%) Cisco
6 6 (9.84%) Oracle
7 5 (8.20%) Avaya
7 5 (8.20%) EMC
8 4 (6.56%) McAfee
8 4 (6.56%) NetApp
9 3 (4.92%) Altiris
9 3 (4.92%) IBM
9 3 (4.92%) Lotus
10 2 (3.28%) Blue Prism
10 2 (3.28%) Dell
10 2 (3.28%) Ivanti
11 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
11 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.64%) Intel
11 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard