The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 34 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.10% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.61% 4.17% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£163 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+217.24% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
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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 Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 120 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.63% 36.81% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 63 47
Average daily rate £180 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £178 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 26
Average hourly rate £41.75 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.25 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) Lotus
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) WMI
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (8.33%) UNIX

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) Multicast
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCIP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WMI
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) EMC