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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 42 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 13 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.17% 2.80% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.49% 14.16% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £180 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -24.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
Windows Server 2003
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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
137 113 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.91% 19.79% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 33
Average daily rate £350 £281 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £32.95 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
1 28 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (64.29%) VMware
4 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Linux
7 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 10 (35.71%) SAN
8 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
8 9 (32.14%) UNIX
8 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
11 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
11 6 (21.43%) Solaris
11 6 (21.43%) VB
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 5 (17.86%) Firewall
12 5 (17.86%) VBA
12 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
12 5 (17.86%) MCSE
12 5 (17.86%) MS Office
12 5 (17.86%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Magento
2 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) SAN
2 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
4 4 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) FMCG
2 1 (3.57%) iSeries
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
1 28 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (21.43%) Solaris
6 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Fedora
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) CAD
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) VB
4 5 (17.86%) VBA
4 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.86%) 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
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.57%) Xen
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Postfix
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) VMware
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (10.71%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) Siemens
8 1 (3.57%) CommVault
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) ProCurve