Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 150 149
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -64
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 51 59 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.96% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.82% 4.58% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 38
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.92% +1.56%
10th Percentile £136 £213 £177
90th Percentile £499 £420 £388
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 20
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.68% +23.33% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.45 £11.91
90th Percentile £43.00 £22.95 £20.30
England median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -44.44% +28.57% -9.70%

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 1,057 1,288 1,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.56% 21.02% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 850 896
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £178 £189
90th Percentile £562 £538 £520
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 194
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Manchester +1 25 £325 - 14
Cheshire +20 13 £412 +3.71% 3
Lancashire +6 8 £100 -75.61% 2
Merseyside +10 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 29 (56.86%) VMware
4 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
6 18 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 15 (29.41%) Cisco
7 15 (29.41%) Migration
8 13 (25.49%) DNS
8 13 (25.49%) SAN
8 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
8 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
9 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.61%) DHCP
10 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
10 10 (19.61%) Citrix
10 10 (19.61%) Office 365
11 9 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (17.65%) HP
11 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.69%) Finance
12 8 (15.69%) Firewall
12 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) SCCM
13 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
13 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
13 7 (13.73%) IIS

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 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) IIS
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.80%) Apache
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Office 365
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) DNS
1 13 (25.49%) SAN
2 10 (19.61%) DHCP
3 8 (15.69%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
4 7 (13.73%) WAN
5 6 (11.76%) LAN
5 6 (11.76%) VLAN
6 3 (5.88%) NAS
6 3 (5.88%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.92%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.92%) FTP
7 2 (3.92%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.96%) HTTP
8 1 (1.96%) IPsec
8 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.96%) VPN
8 1 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.88%) MSI
2 3 (5.88%) WinDbg
3 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Local Government
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 8 (15.69%) Administrator
1 8 (15.69%) Server Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Architect
3 4 (7.84%) Consultant
3 4 (7.84%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Storage Administrator
3 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) SAN Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Server Migration Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) XML
2 6 (11.76%) .NET
3 4 (7.84%) XML Messaging
4 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) LDAP
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) CESG
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.96%) AIX
8 1 (1.96%) CentOS
8 1 (1.96%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Migration
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (7.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.88%) Facilities Management
6 3 (5.88%) SDLC
6 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.88%) Validation
6 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Security Hardening
7 2 (3.92%) Server Building
8 1 (1.96%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) MCITP
1 3 (5.88%) MCSA
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) CCNA
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (7.84%) XenApp
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (3.92%) vSphere
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.96%) Firmware
9 1 (1.96%) iptables
9 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool
4 1 (1.96%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) VMware
2 15 (29.41%) Cisco
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 9 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (11.76%) Oracle
6 5 (9.80%) EMC
6 5 (9.80%) Fortinet
6 5 (9.80%) NetApp
6 5 (9.80%) Symantec
7 4 (7.84%) IFS
8 3 (5.88%) Apple
8 3 (5.88%) webMethods
9 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
9 2 (3.92%) Blue Prism
9 2 (3.92%) IBM
9 2 (3.92%) McAfee
10 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.96%) Lumension
10 1 (1.96%) Tableau