The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 76 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 73 89 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.41% 3.72% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.15% 14.47% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 46
Average daily rate
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£225 £244 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.51 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £34.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
798 615 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.30% 25.73% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 234 360
Average daily rate £295 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 141
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.47 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -4 19 £231 -2.63% 10
Cambridgeshire -18 15 £240 +7.86% 6
Essex -4 13 £246 +42.75% 3
Bedfordshire -25 11 £238 -15.92% 6
Norfolk -6 9 £170 -37.03% 1
Suffolk -17 7 £175 - 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (80.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (76.69%) Active Directory
4 61 (45.86%) Windows 7
5 54 (40.60%) MS Exchange
6 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
7 40 (30.08%) Windows XP
8 39 (29.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 38 (28.57%) VMware
10 34 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 33 (24.81%) SCCM
11 33 (24.81%) ITIL
12 31 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (22.56%) HP
14 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
15 27 (20.30%) Firewall
15 27 (20.30%) Migration
16 26 (19.55%) Citrix
16 26 (19.55%) DNS
17 24 (18.05%) Hyper-V
18 20 (15.04%) XenApp
18 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (15.04%) DHCP
18 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (15.04%) Cisco
18 20 (15.04%) MCSE
19 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
19 19 (14.29%) MS Office
19 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 18 (13.53%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 54 (40.60%) MS Exchange
2 39 (29.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.26%) IIS
7 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.50%) Lync
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.75%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) MS Office
1 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Minerva
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.30%) Firewall
2 26 (19.55%) DNS
3 20 (15.04%) DHCP
4 18 (13.53%) SAN
5 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.77%) LAN
7 12 (9.02%) WAN
7 12 (9.02%) Wireless
8 9 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.76%) VPN
10 4 (3.01%) NAS
11 3 (2.26%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.26%) Internet
11 3 (2.26%) SMS
12 1 (0.75%) SMTP
12 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.75%) FTP
12 1 (0.75%) HTTP
12 1 (0.75%) 3G
12 1 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.50%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.75%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.75%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (0.75%) Log4Net
General
1 5 (3.76%) Finance
1 5 (3.76%) Retail
2 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.50%) Legal
3 2 (1.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (29.32%) Analyst
2 25 (18.80%) Support Analyst
3 24 (18.05%) Support Engineer
4 18 (13.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (13.53%) Technical Support
5 17 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.77%) Technical Analyst
7 12 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.52%) Architect
9 8 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.02%) IT Support
10 7 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Server Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Service Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Developer
13 4 (3.01%) Support Specialist
13 4 (3.01%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) .NET
1 3 (2.26%) Flash
2 2 (1.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) ODBC
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Clustering
2 8 (6.02%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.02%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.26%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) iPad
4 3 (2.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (80.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (45.86%) Windows 7
4 40 (30.08%) Windows XP
5 31 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.51%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.51%) Linux
9 3 (2.26%) UNIX
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.50%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) ITIL
2 27 (20.30%) Migration
3 10 (7.52%) Change Control
4 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.51%) CRM
7 5 (3.76%) Software Deployment
8 4 (3.01%) Network Management
8 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.26%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.26%) Validation
9 3 (2.26%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.50%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.50%) Incident Management
11 1 (0.75%) Project Planning
11 1 (0.75%) ITSM
11 1 (0.75%) Workflow
11 1 (0.75%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (12.78%) VBScript
3 11 (8.27%) VB
4 8 (6.02%) SQL
5 3 (2.26%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) MCSE
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.02%) MCITP
2 8 (6.02%) MCSA
3 7 (5.26%) MCP
4 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.76%) VCP5
6 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.26%) CCEA
7 3 (2.26%) CCNA
7 3 (2.26%) CCA
7 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (76.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.05%) Hyper-V
3 20 (15.04%) XenApp
3 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.52%) vSphere
5 9 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.51%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.51%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.26%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (24.81%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) ARCserve
2 5 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (3.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.50%) SCOM
5 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Nagios
6 1 (0.75%) WSUS
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.75%) Opsview
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.57%) VMware
3 30 (22.56%) HP
4 26 (19.55%) Citrix
5 20 (15.04%) Cisco
6 8 (6.02%) Symantec
7 6 (4.51%) Remedy
7 6 (4.51%) CA
7 6 (4.51%) IBM
7 6 (4.51%) Dell
7 6 (4.51%) Becrypt
8 5 (3.76%) Intel
9 4 (3.01%) Oracle
9 4 (3.01%) AppSense
9 4 (3.01%) Veeam
10 3 (2.26%) Altiris
10 3 (2.26%) Mercator
10 3 (2.26%) McAfee
10 3 (2.26%) NetApp
11 2 (1.50%) Juniper
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