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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 71 85 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 71 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.35% 1.93% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.16% 7.77% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 28
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£400 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £166 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.75 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.32% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.48 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.60%
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
699 759 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.10% 24.80% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 404 225
Average daily rate £350 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 128 109
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £35.00 £35.10
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 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +19 31 £425 +286.36% 7
Bedfordshire +11 13 £150 -66.19% 2
Essex +3 11 £431 +81.57% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £320 +11.30% 2
Norfolk +5 4 £195 -1.26%
Suffolk +3 2 £500 +163.15%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
2 129 (77.71%) Active Directory
3 125 (75.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (53.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (52.41%) Microsoft
5 87 (52.41%) VMware
6 86 (51.81%) Citrix
7 61 (36.75%) MS Exchange
8 55 (33.13%) HP
9 54 (32.53%) Windows 7
10 52 (31.33%) DNS
11 49 (29.52%) SAN
12 48 (28.92%) DHCP
13 40 (24.10%) SQL
13 40 (24.10%) Symantec
14 39 (23.49%) Hyper-V
14 39 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (22.89%) SharePoint
16 37 (22.29%) SQL Server
16 37 (22.29%) Cisco
17 35 (21.08%) Firewall
18 34 (20.48%) SCCM
18 34 (20.48%) ITIL
18 34 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
19 30 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2003
20 27 (16.27%) Windows XP
20 27 (16.27%) XenApp
20 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
21 26 (15.66%) PowerShell
21 26 (15.66%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 61 (36.75%) MS Exchange
2 38 (22.89%) SharePoint
3 34 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (13.25%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (10.84%) IIS
8 11 (6.63%) 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) MS Office
2 18 (10.84%) 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 8 (4.82%) Office 365
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (31.33%) DNS
2 49 (29.52%) SAN
3 48 (28.92%) DHCP
4 35 (21.08%) Firewall
5 19 (11.45%) TCP/IP
6 18 (10.84%) WAN
7 17 (10.24%) LAN
8 15 (9.04%) VLAN
9 10 (6.02%) Wireless
9 10 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.61%) Internet
10 6 (3.61%) IPv4
11 5 (3.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (2.41%) VPN
13 3 (1.81%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.81%) VoIP
13 3 (1.81%) LDAP
14 2 (1.20%) PBX
14 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
14 2 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.20%) MySQL
6 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.60%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MSI
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (7.83%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.41%) Local Government
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (18.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (17.47%) Analyst
3 18 (10.84%) Administrator
3 18 (10.84%) Operations Engineer
4 16 (9.64%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (7.83%) Desktop Support
7 12 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.23%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.22%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.22%) Windows Server Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Windows Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Server Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (3.61%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) .NET
2 4 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.02%) HP Storage
3 9 (5.42%) Replication
4 8 (4.82%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.61%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.01%) Clustering
7 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.41%) CMDB
8 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.81%) iPhone
8 3 (1.81%) PKI
8 3 (1.81%) NHS
8 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.20%) EPoS
9 2 (1.20%) FMCG
9 2 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.60%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (75.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (53.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (32.53%) Windows 7
5 27 (16.27%) Windows XP
6 15 (9.04%) Linux
6 15 (9.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 15 (9.04%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.83%) Android
8 5 (3.01%) Debian
9 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.20%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.48%) ITIL
2 24 (14.46%) Migration
3 21 (12.65%) CRM
4 16 (9.64%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (9.04%) Change Management
6 14 (8.43%) Change Control
7 12 (7.23%) Project Management
8 8 (4.82%) Network Management
9 6 (3.61%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.61%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.61%) Server Building
10 5 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.01%) Build Automation
10 5 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.01%) Time Management
10 5 (3.01%) Process Management
11 4 (2.41%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2
12 3 (1.81%) ERP
12 3 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.10%) SQL
2 26 (15.66%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.01%) Java
4 4 (2.41%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) VBScript
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.64%) CCNA
3 13 (7.83%) MCSE
4 9 (5.42%) Degree
5 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.61%) MCITP
8 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.81%) HNC
10 2 (1.20%) ISEB
10 2 (1.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.60%) CCIE
11 1 (0.60%) CCNP
11 1 (0.60%) CCDA
11 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 129 (77.71%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (23.49%) Hyper-V
3 27 (16.27%) XenApp
4 25 (15.06%) Terminal Services
5 19 (11.45%) Xen
5 19 (11.45%) vSphere
6 15 (9.04%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (5.42%) XenServer
10 4 (2.41%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.81%) 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 34 (20.48%) SCCM
2 26 (15.66%) SCOM
3 20 (12.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 18 (10.84%) Backup Exec
5 9 (5.42%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.41%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.41%) Puppet
7 3 (1.81%) WSUS
8 2 (1.20%) DameWare
9 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 87 (52.41%) Microsoft
1 87 (52.41%) VMware
2 86 (51.81%) Citrix
3 55 (33.13%) HP
4 40 (24.10%) Symantec
5 37 (22.29%) Cisco
6 20 (12.05%) Dell
7 19 (11.45%) SAP
8 17 (10.24%) Hitachi
9 14 (8.43%) Oracle
10 12 (7.23%) EMC
11 9 (5.42%) 3PAR
12 8 (4.82%) IBM
12 8 (4.82%) CA
12 8 (4.82%) CheckPoint
13 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
13 7 (4.22%) Apple
14 6 (3.61%) ServiceNow
15 5 (3.01%) F5
15 5 (3.01%) Veeam
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