The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 30 March 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.52% 1.60% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 10.34% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £315 £203 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -70.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +16.12%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 74 58 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 19.32% 15.47% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 47
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Northampton -5 2 £315 +57.50%
Windows Server 2003
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (37.50%) SAN
4 6 (37.50%) BMC
4 6 (37.50%) Intel Security
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) NAS
4 6 (37.50%) Webroot
5 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
1 6 (37.50%) NAS
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Server Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) BMC
1 6 (37.50%) Intel Security
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) Webroot