The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 46 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.48% 2.67% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 11.90% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 18
Average daily rate
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£263 £290 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £185 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £320 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -18.60%
Windows Server 2003
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
99 168 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.36% 22.40% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 91
Average daily rate £300 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £23.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 17 (53.13%) VMware
5 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (37.50%) SAN
8 10 (31.25%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
10 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
10 7 (21.88%) ITIL
10 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.88%) Clustering
11 6 (18.75%) Finance
11 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
12 5 (15.63%) Banking
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.63%) Linux
12 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000
12 5 (15.63%) LAN
12 5 (15.63%) WAN
12 5 (15.63%) DHCP
12 5 (15.63%) UNIX
12 5 (15.63%) IBM
12 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
13 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
13 4 (12.50%) XenApp
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (12.50%) Cisco

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
3 2 (6.25%) Vectorworks
4 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) SAN
2 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) Firewall
5 3 (9.38%) Wireless
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) DNS
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) Broadband
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) Intranet
7 1 (3.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) HOLAP
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) MOLAP
4 1 (3.13%) ROLAP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Server Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Windows Server Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Report Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.50%) Solaris
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.25%) Migration
2 2 (6.25%) CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Project Management
2 2 (6.25%) Service Management
2 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
2 2 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.13%) Change Management
3 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (6.25%) VBA
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) CCA
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.25%) XenServer
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) MetaFrame
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) VMware
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Autodesk
6 2 (6.25%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.13%) Acronis
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) SAP