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 3 months to 24 April 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 West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 102 82
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 18 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.54% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 7.06% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 35
Median daily rate £300 £355 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +10.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £305 £313
% change year-on-year -1.63% -2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +28.12%  

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 528 864 844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 19.00% 21.77% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 461 404
Median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% +21.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 April 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
Cheshire +23 9 £295 -30.58%
Manchester -6 5 £325 - 2
Lancashire +5 2 - - 1
Merseyside -8 2 £300 -40.00%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (90.24%) Windows Server
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (46.34%) VMware
5 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
5 19 (46.34%) Citrix
6 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
7 17 (41.46%) Cisco
8 15 (36.59%) ITIL
9 13 (31.71%) Firewall
10 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
10 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (26.83%) XenApp
11 11 (26.83%) VLAN
12 10 (24.39%) SCCM
12 10 (24.39%) DNS
12 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
12 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
12 10 (24.39%) IIS
12 10 (24.39%) SAN
13 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (21.95%) Migration
14 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
14 8 (19.51%) ProxySG
14 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (19.51%) SCOM
14 8 (19.51%) Web Services
14 8 (19.51%) LAN
14 8 (19.51%) WAN

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 10 (24.39%) IIS
1 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (14.63%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) Firewall
2 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.83%) VLAN
4 10 (24.39%) DNS
4 10 (24.39%) SAN
5 8 (19.51%) LAN
5 8 (19.51%) WAN
6 5 (12.20%) NAS
7 4 (9.76%) LDAP
7 4 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (7.32%) DHCP
9 2 (4.88%) FTP
10 1 (2.44%) 3G
10 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.44%) Internet
10 1 (2.44%) PSTN
10 1 (2.44%) SMTP
10 1 (2.44%) VoIP
10 1 (2.44%) VPN
10 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Server Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Security Officer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.44%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) PKI
3 5 (12.20%) Clustering
4 3 (7.32%) CESG
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) AS400
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (90.24%) Windows Server
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (68.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.76%) AIX
6 4 (9.76%) Unix
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Information Security
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
5 4 (9.76%) Security Hardening
5 4 (9.76%) Security Management
6 3 (7.32%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Server Building
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.88%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 1 (2.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (2.44%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.44%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ISEB
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.83%) XenApp
4 8 (19.51%) ProxySG
5 3 (7.32%) vSphere
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 8 (19.51%) SCOM
3 4 (9.76%) BladeLogic
4 3 (7.32%) SmoothWall
5 2 (4.88%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Citrix
1 19 (46.34%) VMware
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 17 (41.46%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
5 6 (14.63%) Intel Security
5 6 (14.63%) NetApp
6 4 (9.76%) AppDynamics
6 4 (9.76%) Juniper
6 4 (9.76%) Webroot
7 3 (7.32%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) Canon
8 2 (4.88%) EqualLogic
8 2 (4.88%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) BeyondTrust
9 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.44%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.44%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.44%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam