Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 122 111
Rank change year-on-year -51 -11 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 30 116 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 1.51% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 7.06% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 63
North West median daily rate £295 £338 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.59% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £233 £213 £174
90th Percentile £351 £500 £500
England median daily rate £323 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +3.20% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 18
North West median hourly rate £11.00 £14.34 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.29% -2.78% -39.80%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.90 £10.43
90th Percentile £11.50 £24.95 £20.87
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.33% +4.17% +2.86%

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 1158 1644 1630
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.29% 21.35% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 922 816
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.48% +18.54%
10th Percentile £171 £225 £181
90th Percentile £538 £510 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 117 178
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -15.15%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £42.55 £21.83
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.96%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 +21 16 £295 -30.59% 3
Manchester -39 7 £325 - 4
Lancashire +9 4 £190 -27.27%
Merseyside -24 3 £300 -29.41% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (40.00%) LAN
5 12 (40.00%) WAN
5 12 (40.00%) Citrix
5 12 (40.00%) SCOM
5 12 (40.00%) Migration
5 12 (40.00%) Local Government
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) Office 365
7 10 (33.33%) IIS
7 10 (33.33%) VMware
7 10 (33.33%) PKI
8 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 8 (26.67%) SAN
9 8 (26.67%) Firewall
9 8 (26.67%) SCCM
9 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 7 (23.33%) Skype for Business
10 7 (23.33%) XenApp
10 7 (23.33%) Information Security
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL

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 (33.33%) IIS
2 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (23.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) LAN
1 12 (40.00%) WAN
2 11 (36.67%) DNS
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
5 6 (20.00%) VLAN
6 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 4 (13.33%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (6.67%) Broadband
9 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (6.67%) SNMP
9 2 (6.67%) Wireless
10 1 (3.33%) DMZ
10 1 (3.33%) Internet
10 1 (3.33%) IPsec
10 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Server Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) IT Support
2 4 (13.33%) Security Officer
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (6.67%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) PKI
2 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (20.00%) Clustering
4 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.00%) CESG
6 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
4 4 (13.33%) Unix
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Migration
2 7 (23.33%) Information Security
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (20.00%) Server Building
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security Management
4 4 (13.33%) Security Hardening
4 4 (13.33%) Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Database Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) XenApp
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.67%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCOM
2 8 (26.67%) SCCM
3 4 (13.33%) BladeLogic
4 3 (10.00%) SmoothWall
4 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (6.67%) Perfmon
6 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Citrix
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) AppDynamics
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) McAfee
7 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (3.33%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (3.33%) Canon
8 1 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) ScanSafe
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