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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 48 72 38
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 91 67 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.35% 2.31% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.41% 9.25% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 29
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£236 £203 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 22
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.47% +17.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £23.45 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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
733 724 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.97% 24.93% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 318 243
Average daily rate £325 £270 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 103 110
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 28 £331 +96.29% 9
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £288 +23.65% 1
Norfolk +10 20 £175 -22.22% 5
Bedfordshire +10 10 £263 +41.89% 2
Suffolk +8 6 £184 +9.70% 1
Essex -7 3 - - 4
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (81.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (66.04%) Active Directory
4 78 (49.06%) VMware
5 73 (45.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
7 62 (38.99%) Citrix
8 60 (37.74%) HP
8 60 (37.74%) MS Exchange
9 56 (35.22%) Windows 7
10 45 (28.30%) SAN
11 43 (27.04%) ITIL
12 41 (25.79%) DNS
13 39 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (23.27%) SQL
16 36 (22.64%) Cisco
17 33 (20.75%) Hyper-V
18 32 (20.13%) DHCP
18 32 (20.13%) SharePoint
19 31 (19.50%) SQL Server
20 29 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2003
21 28 (17.61%) Symantec
22 27 (16.98%) MS Office
22 27 (16.98%) SLA
23 25 (15.72%) Migration
24 23 (14.47%) Dell
25 21 (13.21%) Project Management
25 21 (13.21%) Firewall
26 20 (12.58%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 60 (37.74%) MS Exchange
2 39 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (20.13%) SharePoint
4 29 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (11.95%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (7.55%) IIS
8 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.77%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (2.52%) Lync
11 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.26%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (16.98%) MS Office
2 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (11.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.03%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.26%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.63%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.66%) Office 365
2 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.30%) SAN
2 41 (25.79%) DNS
3 32 (20.13%) DHCP
4 21 (13.21%) Firewall
5 19 (11.95%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.06%) WAN
6 16 (10.06%) LAN
7 11 (6.92%) Wireless
8 8 (5.03%) VPN
9 7 (4.40%) Internet
9 7 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.14%) VoIP
10 5 (3.14%) VLAN
10 5 (3.14%) NAS
11 4 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (1.26%) WebEx
12 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.26%) LDAP
12 2 (1.26%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.26%) MySQL
5 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.26%) DTS
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (5.03%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.26%) Legal
3 2 (1.26%) Local Government
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (23.27%) Analyst
2 23 (14.47%) Support Analyst
2 23 (14.47%) Administrator
3 18 (11.32%) Desktop Support
4 16 (10.06%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) Operations Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (5.66%) Consultant
9 8 (5.03%) Data Centre Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Server Administrator
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) IT Support
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.03%) Web Services
2 6 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (1.26%) jQuery
3 2 (1.26%) WinForms
3 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.26%) Ajax
3 2 (1.26%) DHTML
3 2 (1.26%) HTML
3 2 (1.26%) ADO.NET
3 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.26%) XML
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.03%) CLARiiON
4 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.77%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.14%) Clustering
6 5 (3.14%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.14%) iPhone
7 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.52%) Celerra
7 4 (2.52%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (2.52%) Symmetrix
7 4 (2.52%) EMC Centera
8 3 (1.89%) Replication
8 3 (1.89%) iPad
9 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) VLE
9 2 (1.26%) SecurID
9 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (81.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (45.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (35.22%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.58%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (8.18%) Linux
8 12 (7.55%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.92%) Android
10 5 (3.14%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.52%) Debian
12 2 (1.26%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) UNIX
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.04%) ITIL
2 25 (15.72%) Migration
3 21 (13.21%) Project Management
4 18 (11.32%) CRM
5 13 (8.18%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.18%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (8.18%) Change Control
6 12 (7.55%) Change Management
7 5 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.14%) Process Management
7 5 (3.14%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.14%) Network Management
7 5 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.52%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.52%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.89%) CAD
9 3 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.89%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.89%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.27%) SQL
2 11 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.89%) VBScript
4 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.26%) C#
4 2 (1.26%) Java
4 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (11.95%) CCNA
3 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.81%) MCSE
5 10 (6.29%) Degree
6 7 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.40%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.77%) MCP
8 5 (3.14%) HNC
8 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.26%) MCITP
10 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.63%) PMP
11 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 38 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (20.75%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.95%) XenApp
5 16 (10.06%) Xen
5 16 (10.06%) VMware ESX
6 15 (9.43%) vSphere
7 8 (5.03%) Terminal Services
8 7 (4.40%) XenServer
9 5 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.52%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.89%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.63%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) SCCM
2 16 (10.06%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.40%) ARCserve
3 7 (4.40%) SCOM
3 7 (4.40%) WSUS
4 5 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.52%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.89%) OpenView
6 3 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.26%) DameWare
7 2 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 78 (49.06%) VMware
2 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
3 62 (38.99%) Citrix
4 60 (37.74%) HP
5 36 (22.64%) Cisco
6 28 (17.61%) Symantec
7 23 (14.47%) Dell
8 17 (10.69%) SAP
9 16 (10.06%) Hitachi
10 11 (6.92%) EMC
11 10 (6.29%) Apple
12 8 (5.03%) 3PAR
13 7 (4.40%) Oracle
14 6 (3.77%) CheckPoint
14 6 (3.77%) NetApp
14 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
14 6 (3.77%) CA
15 5 (3.14%) IBM
15 5 (3.14%) Veeam
16 4 (2.52%) F5
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