The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 58 70 44
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 96 78 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.21% 2.64% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.21% 9.75% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 32
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £321
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -13.01%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
786 800 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 27.10% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 377 244
Average daily rate £325 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 128 107
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £31.35 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 30 £350 +107.40% 4
Norfolk +14 25 £175 +7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 25 £310 +33.33% 4
Bedfordshire +4 7 £288 +35.29% 6
Essex -13 6 £400 +56.86% 2
Suffolk +9 3 £196 +12.14%
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (80.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (74.70%) Active Directory
4 85 (51.20%) VMware
4 85 (51.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (45.78%) Microsoft
6 75 (45.18%) Citrix
7 65 (39.16%) MS Exchange
7 65 (39.16%) Windows 7
8 63 (37.95%) HP
9 52 (31.33%) SAN
10 48 (28.92%) DNS
11 47 (28.31%) ITIL
12 44 (26.51%) Cisco
13 43 (25.90%) DHCP
13 43 (25.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 41 (24.70%) SQL
15 37 (22.29%) SQL Server
15 37 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (22.29%) Hyper-V
16 36 (21.69%) SharePoint
17 35 (21.08%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (19.28%) Firewall
19 30 (18.07%) Symantec
20 29 (17.47%) XenApp
21 27 (16.27%) Windows XP
21 27 (16.27%) SLA
22 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
22 25 (15.06%) Dell
23 24 (14.46%) MS Office

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 65 (39.16%) MS Exchange
2 43 (25.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (21.69%) SharePoint
4 35 (21.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (13.25%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (9.04%) IIS
8 8 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.01%) Lync
11 4 (2.41%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (14.46%) MS Office
2 12 (7.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.42%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.60%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (31.33%) SAN
2 48 (28.92%) DNS
3 43 (25.90%) DHCP
4 32 (19.28%) Firewall
5 25 (15.06%) TCP/IP
6 19 (11.45%) WAN
6 19 (11.45%) LAN
7 12 (7.23%) VLAN
8 11 (6.63%) Wireless
9 10 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.61%) Internet
10 6 (3.61%) VPN
11 5 (3.01%) IPv4
11 5 (3.01%) NAS
11 5 (3.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.81%) VoIP
12 3 (1.81%) HTTPS
13 2 (1.20%) Intranet
13 2 (1.20%) PBX
13 2 (1.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (9.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) MaxDB
6 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 9 (5.42%) Finance
2 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.81%) Local Government
4 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (23.49%) Analyst
2 22 (13.25%) Desktop Support
2 22 (13.25%) Support Analyst
3 21 (12.65%) Administrator
4 18 (10.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (10.24%) Operations Engineer
6 16 (9.64%) Support Engineer
7 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (4.22%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Server Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Server Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Windows Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.41%) .NET
1 4 (2.41%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.83%) HP Storage
3 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.42%) Replication
3 9 (5.42%) CLARiiON
4 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.22%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.22%) HP StoreVirtual
6 6 (3.61%) iPhone
7 5 (3.01%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.01%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.01%) Clustering
8 4 (2.41%) Symmetrix
8 4 (2.41%) EMC Centera
8 4 (2.41%) Celerra
8 4 (2.41%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.41%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.81%) iPad
9 3 (1.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (80.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (51.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (39.16%) Windows 7
5 27 (16.27%) Windows XP
6 18 (10.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 17 (10.24%) Windows 8
8 16 (9.64%) Android
9 14 (8.43%) Linux
10 5 (3.01%) Debian
11 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.20%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.31%) ITIL
2 22 (13.25%) Project Management
3 21 (12.65%) CRM
4 20 (12.05%) Migration
5 18 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (9.64%) Change Management
7 15 (9.04%) Change Control
8 11 (6.63%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.22%) Network Management
10 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.61%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.61%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.01%) Process Management
11 5 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.01%) Server Building
12 4 (2.41%) Build Automation
12 4 (2.41%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.41%) Incident Management
13 3 (1.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (24.70%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.41%) Java
4 3 (1.81%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (13.25%) CCNA
3 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.83%) MCSE
5 10 (6.02%) Degree
6 9 (5.42%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (3.01%) MCP
9 5 (3.01%) HNC
10 3 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.20%) MCITP
12 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.60%) PMP
12 1 (0.60%) HND
12 1 (0.60%) CCDA
12 1 (0.60%) MCSA
12 1 (0.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 124 (74.70%) Active Directory
2 37 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (22.29%) Hyper-V
3 29 (17.47%) XenApp
4 19 (11.45%) vSphere
4 19 (11.45%) Xen
5 17 (10.24%) VMware ESX
6 15 (9.04%) Terminal Services
7 10 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.22%) XenServer
9 7 (4.22%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.81%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.60%) Firmware
12 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (13.86%) SCCM
2 17 (10.24%) Backup Exec
3 12 (7.23%) SCOM
4 10 (6.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (5.42%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.81%) WSUS
6 3 (1.81%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.81%) Puppet
7 2 (1.20%) DameWare
8 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (51.20%) VMware
2 76 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 75 (45.18%) Citrix
4 63 (37.95%) HP
5 44 (26.51%) Cisco
6 30 (18.07%) Symantec
7 25 (15.06%) Dell
8 19 (11.45%) SAP
9 17 (10.24%) Hitachi
10 14 (8.43%) EMC
11 12 (7.23%) Apple
12 11 (6.63%) 3PAR
13 9 (5.42%) Oracle
14 8 (4.82%) CA
15 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
15 7 (4.22%) CheckPoint
16 6 (3.61%) NetApp
17 5 (3.01%) IBM
17 5 (3.01%) F5
17 5 (3.01%) Veeam
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