Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 174 134
Rank change year-on-year +7 -40 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 51 30 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.52% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.15% 2.60% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 54
North West median daily rate £280 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -9.23% +20.37%
10th Percentile £157 £232 £213
90th Percentile £362 £358 £464
England median daily rate £325 £323 £315
% change year-on-year +0.78% +2.38% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 15
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £11.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -23.29% -4.40%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.50 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £12.70 £20.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.95 £20.92
% change year-on-year +23.93% -18.98% +16.19%

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 1,229 1,152 1,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.18% 20.02% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 710 911
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £213
90th Percentile £549 £538 £508
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 94 99
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.47
90th Percentile £40.40 £43.93 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +5 26 £280 -5.08% 3
Manchester -9 17 £300 -7.69% 4
Cumbria - 5 - -
Lancashire -13 2 £175 -7.89%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows Server
3 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (41.18%) Citrix
7 18 (35.29%) Office 365
8 17 (33.33%) Migration
9 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
9 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
9 16 (31.37%) SCCM
9 16 (31.37%) XenApp
10 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
11 14 (27.45%) SQL
11 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
11 14 (27.45%) VMware
12 13 (25.49%) Skype for Business
12 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
13 11 (21.57%) PKI
13 11 (21.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (21.57%) ITIL
13 11 (21.57%) DNS
14 10 (19.61%) DHCP
14 10 (19.61%) Local Government
14 10 (19.61%) SCOM
15 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
15 9 (17.65%) Server Building
15 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003

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 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.49%) Skype for Business
3 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (9.80%) IIS
7 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
7 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 18 (35.29%) Office 365
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 10 (19.61%) DHCP
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
3 9 (17.65%) WAN
4 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
5 7 (13.73%) SAN
6 5 (9.80%) Firewall
6 5 (9.80%) NAS
7 4 (7.84%) HTTP
7 4 (7.84%) IPsec
8 3 (5.88%) SMTP
8 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (3.92%) SSL
10 1 (1.96%) DMZ
10 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.96%) Skype
10 1 (1.96%) SMS
10 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) MS Access
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MSI
General
1 10 (19.61%) Local Government
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Server Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Transformation Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Transformation Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.88%) IT Support
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Data Centre
1 11 (21.57%) PKI
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) EPoS
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 2000
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (7.84%) Windows NT
8 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.96%) Linux
10 1 (1.96%) Unix
10 1 (1.96%) VMS
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Migration
2 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (21.57%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Server Building
5 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.84%) Application Rationalisation
6 4 (7.84%) Software Deployment
6 4 (7.84%) Time Management
7 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.92%) Server Management
8 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) VBScript
4 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) XenApp
3 11 (21.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 7 (13.73%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (11.76%) Docker
6 6 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (5.88%) vSphere
9 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.92%) XenServer
10 1 (1.96%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) SCCM
2 10 (19.61%) SCOM
3 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.92%) SmoothWall
4 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.96%) TADDM
5 1 (1.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Citrix
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 14 (27.45%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) McAfee
6 4 (7.84%) Lotus
7 2 (3.92%) Avaya
7 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.92%) IronPort
7 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) Altiris
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) ESET
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.96%) Trustwave
8 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard