Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 157 160
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 23 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.92% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.86% 4.78% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 30
North West median daily rate £310 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - +8.88%
10th Percentile £255 £132 £213
90th Percentile £455 £510 £421
England median daily rate £360 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +10.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +75.68% +23.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £15.00 £43.00 £22.95
England median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -37.78% +28.57%

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 1,236 1,046 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.86% 19.23% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 648 845
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £141 £175 £180
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 102 72
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +13.37% -9.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.20 £40.00 £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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -18 13 £350 +7.69% 3
Cheshire -4 7 £280 -37.78% 3
Merseyside -8 1 £575 +76.92%
Lancashire -26 1 £188 +87.50%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Office 365
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
7 6 (26.09%) SCCM
7 6 (26.09%) XenApp
8 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
8 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco
9 4 (17.39%) LAN
9 4 (17.39%) WAN
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (17.39%) SAN
9 4 (17.39%) SCOM
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 4 (17.39%) Local Government
9 4 (17.39%) PKI

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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) VSAN
4 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.35%) Skype
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Local Government
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IAM Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.04%) Server Building
5 2 (8.70%) API Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Case Management
6 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
6 1 (4.35%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) XenApp
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.70%) VMware NSX
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) WSUS
5 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.35%) SmoothWall
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Altiris
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.35%) IronPort
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Trustwave