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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 52 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.82% 3.79% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 16.31% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Average daily rate
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£205 £270 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.07% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £191 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -4.05%
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
132 141 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.04% 23.23% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 72 54
Average daily rate £305 £268 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 18
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (89.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (60.71%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (32.14%) SAN
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (21.43%) Clustering
9 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (21.43%) Banking
10 5 (17.86%) XenApp
10 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
10 5 (17.86%) LAN
10 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 5 (17.86%) MS Office
10 5 (17.86%) UNIX
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Windows 2000
11 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.29%) DHCP
11 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.29%) vSphere
11 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) LAN
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) 3G
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall
6 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) iSeries
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (89.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.86%) UNIX
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 2000
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) HP APS
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) CCA
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) XenApp
4 4 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.14%) MetaFrame
6 1 (3.57%) Xen
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) AppSense
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco