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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 61 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 85 91 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.99% 3.75% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.13% 13.21% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 37
Average daily rate
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£256 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £142 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £395 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.40 £23.20 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
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
764 689 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.91% 28.41% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 314 268
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 133 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -2 33 £263 -0.94% 5
Norfolk +11 12 £213 -13.26% 2
Bedfordshire -12 12 £263 - 3
Cambridgeshire -11 10 £163 -36.58% 1
Essex -17 10 £288 -23.33%
Suffolk +4 8 £175 +16.66% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (68.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (58.87%) Active Directory
4 65 (46.10%) VMware
5 60 (42.55%) Microsoft
6 57 (40.43%) MS Exchange
7 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (29.79%) Citrix
9 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (26.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (25.53%) DNS
12 34 (24.11%) HP
13 29 (20.57%) ITIL
14 27 (19.15%) Windows XP
14 27 (19.15%) DHCP
14 27 (19.15%) SQL
15 24 (17.02%) SAN
16 21 (14.89%) MS Office
16 21 (14.89%) PowerShell
17 20 (14.18%) Migration
18 19 (13.48%) Windows 7
19 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
19 18 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2013
19 18 (12.77%) Linux
19 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
20 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2003
21 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
22 15 (10.64%) Cisco
22 15 (10.64%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (40.43%) MS Exchange
2 38 (26.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (8.51%) IIS
7 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
8 10 (7.09%) Confluence
9 9 (6.38%) Lync
10 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.84%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
11 3 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.13%) CMS
11 3 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.71%) CICS
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) MS Office
2 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.67%) Office 365
3 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (25.53%) DNS
2 27 (19.15%) DHCP
3 24 (17.02%) SAN
4 12 (8.51%) Firewall
4 12 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.51%) LAN
5 10 (7.09%) VPN
5 10 (7.09%) WAN
6 7 (4.96%) VoIP
7 6 (4.26%) Wireless
8 5 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.13%) VLAN
9 3 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.13%) Internet
9 3 (2.13%) FTP
10 2 (1.42%) LDAP
10 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.42%) SMTP
10 2 (1.42%) MPLS
10 2 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.42%) DTS
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) IDMS
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.71%) Ingres
7 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.67%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.96%) JIRA
4 7 (4.96%) FinalBuilder
5 4 (2.84%) Log4Net
6 3 (2.13%) JDeveloper
6 3 (2.13%) TestDirector
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.13%) PVCS
6 3 (2.13%) Toad
7 2 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (4.96%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.99%) Analyst
2 18 (12.77%) Support Analyst
3 15 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Administrator
5 11 (7.80%) Technical Support
5 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Consultant
5 11 (7.80%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.38%) IT Support
7 8 (5.67%) Configuration Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.96%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.55%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) .NET
2 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.96%) Web Services
4 6 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.84%) MSMQ
6 3 (2.13%) jQuery
6 3 (2.13%) HTML
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (1.42%) Ajax
7 2 (1.42%) WinForms
7 2 (1.42%) DHTML
7 2 (1.42%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.42%) XML
7 2 (1.42%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.71%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Clustering
2 6 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.84%) SecurID
4 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.13%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Replication
5 2 (1.42%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) Statistics
6 1 (0.71%) PKI
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (68.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (19.15%) Windows XP
5 19 (13.48%) Windows 7
6 18 (12.77%) Linux
7 7 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.96%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.84%) UNIX
8 4 (2.84%) VMS
8 4 (2.84%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.84%) CentOS
9 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.42%) Debian
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) ITIL
2 20 (14.18%) Migration
3 11 (7.80%) Configuration Management
4 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce
5 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (2.84%) Change Management
6 4 (2.84%) CRM
6 4 (2.84%) UML
6 4 (2.84%) Project Management
6 4 (2.84%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (2.13%) RAD
7 3 (2.13%) SSADM
7 3 (2.13%) MVC
8 2 (1.42%) Data Management
8 2 (1.42%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.42%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.15%) SQL
2 21 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.22%) C#
4 10 (7.09%) VB
5 5 (3.55%) VBScript
6 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.64%) MCITP
3 14 (9.93%) MCSE
4 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.26%) CCNA
6 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.55%) MCP
8 3 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.71%) MCTS
9 1 (0.71%) Degree
9 1 (0.71%) VCP5
9 1 (0.71%) CCIE
9 1 (0.71%) CCNP
9 1 (0.71%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (58.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.64%) XenApp
5 10 (7.09%) vSphere
6 8 (5.67%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.55%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.84%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.84%) XenServer
10 3 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.71%) VMFS
11 1 (0.71%) NFS
11 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.51%) SCCM
2 10 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.96%) WSUS
4 6 (4.26%) SCOM
5 5 (3.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.55%) Puppet
6 3 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.13%) OpenView
6 3 (2.13%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.42%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.42%) WMI
8 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (46.10%) VMware
2 60 (42.55%) Microsoft
3 42 (29.79%) Citrix
4 34 (24.11%) HP
5 15 (10.64%) Cisco
6 11 (7.80%) Symantec
7 10 (7.09%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.38%) 3PAR
9 7 (4.96%) Veeam
9 7 (4.96%) Lotus
9 7 (4.96%) Dell
9 7 (4.96%) Oracle
10 6 (4.26%) Sophos
10 6 (4.26%) McAfee
10 6 (4.26%) Brocade
11 5 (3.55%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.84%) F5
13 3 (2.13%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.13%) Apple
13 3 (2.13%) IBM
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