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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 62 73 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 90 73 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.95% 2.41% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.94% 9.17% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 31
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £14.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £27.20 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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
754 796 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.69% 26.30% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 412 229
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 129 116
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +6 28 £425 +83.78% 8
Norfolk +16 25 £175 +5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 17 £314 +30.72% 3
Bedfordshire +12 11 £294 -16.07% 1
Essex -13 6 £400 +62.43% 1
Suffolk -1 3 £363 +90.78%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (77.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (75.60%) Active Directory
4 96 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (53.57%) VMware
6 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 83 (49.40%) Citrix
8 63 (37.50%) HP
8 63 (37.50%) MS Exchange
9 55 (32.74%) SAN
9 55 (32.74%) Windows 7
10 53 (31.55%) DNS
11 48 (28.57%) DHCP
12 44 (26.19%) Cisco
13 41 (24.40%) Hyper-V
13 41 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 39 (23.21%) SQL
14 39 (23.21%) ITIL
15 38 (22.62%) SharePoint
16 36 (21.43%) Symantec
17 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
18 33 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2003
19 32 (19.05%) Firewall
20 31 (18.45%) SCCM
21 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
21 30 (17.86%) Windows XP
22 29 (17.26%) XenApp
23 26 (15.48%) TCP/IP
24 25 (14.88%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 63 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 39 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (22.62%) SharePoint
4 33 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (13.10%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (10.12%) IIS
7 16 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.98%) Lync
11 4 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (13.10%) MS Office
2 13 (7.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (11.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.36%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.19%) 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 (4.76%) Office 365
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (32.74%) SAN
2 53 (31.55%) DNS
3 48 (28.57%) DHCP
4 32 (19.05%) Firewall
5 26 (15.48%) TCP/IP
6 21 (12.50%) WAN
7 20 (11.90%) LAN
8 15 (8.93%) VLAN
9 10 (5.95%) Wireless
10 8 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.17%) VPN
12 6 (3.57%) IPv4
12 6 (3.57%) Internet
13 5 (2.98%) NAS
13 5 (2.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.79%) VoIP
14 3 (1.79%) HTTPS
14 3 (1.79%) LDAP
15 2 (1.19%) PBX
15 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.60%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MSI
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (5.36%) Finance
2 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Analyst
2 24 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (11.31%) Administrator
4 17 (10.12%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.12%) Desktop Support
4 17 (10.12%) Operations Engineer
5 16 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (7.74%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.95%) Server Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.17%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
12 6 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) .NET
2 4 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.14%) HP Storage
3 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.36%) Replication
3 9 (5.36%) CLARiiON
4 8 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.57%) iPhone
6 5 (2.98%) HP StoreVirtual
6 5 (2.98%) Clustering
7 4 (2.38%) Symmetrix
7 4 (2.38%) EMC Centera
7 4 (2.38%) NHS
7 4 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.38%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.38%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (2.38%) CMDB
7 4 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.38%) Celerra
8 3 (1.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (77.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (32.74%) Windows 7
5 30 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 18 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
6 18 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 16 (9.52%) Android
8 13 (7.74%) Linux
9 5 (2.98%) Debian
10 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.19%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.21%) ITIL
2 25 (14.88%) Migration
3 21 (12.50%) CRM
4 20 (11.90%) Project Management
5 19 (11.31%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (10.12%) Change Management
7 15 (8.93%) Change Control
8 10 (5.95%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.76%) Network Management
10 7 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 6 (3.57%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.57%) Server Building
12 5 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.98%) Build Automation
12 5 (2.98%) Process Management
13 4 (2.38%) Time Management
13 4 (2.38%) Risk Management
13 4 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.21%) SQL
2 22 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.98%) Java
4 4 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (13.10%) CCNA
3 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.74%) MCSE
5 11 (6.55%) Degree
6 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.38%) MCITP
10 4 (2.38%) HNC
11 3 (1.79%) MCP
12 2 (1.19%) MCSA
12 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.60%) CCIE
13 1 (0.60%) CCNP
13 1 (0.60%) HND
13 1 (0.60%) CCDA
13 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 127 (75.60%) Active Directory
2 41 (24.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (24.40%) Hyper-V
3 29 (17.26%) XenApp
4 22 (13.10%) Terminal Services
5 19 (11.31%) Xen
5 19 (11.31%) vSphere
6 17 (10.12%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.17%) Terminal Server
9 7 (4.17%) XenServer
10 3 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.60%) Firmware
11 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) SCCM
2 20 (11.90%) SCOM
3 18 (10.71%) Backup Exec
4 16 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (5.95%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.38%) Puppet
6 4 (2.38%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.79%) WSUS
8 2 (1.19%) DameWare
9 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 90 (53.57%) VMware
2 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 83 (49.40%) Citrix
4 63 (37.50%) HP
5 44 (26.19%) Cisco
6 36 (21.43%) Symantec
7 25 (14.88%) Dell
8 19 (11.31%) SAP
9 17 (10.12%) Hitachi
10 15 (8.93%) EMC
11 13 (7.74%) Oracle
12 12 (7.14%) Apple
12 12 (7.14%) 3PAR
13 8 (4.76%) CA
14 7 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 7 (4.17%) CheckPoint
15 6 (3.57%) NetApp
15 6 (3.57%) IBM
15 6 (3.57%) ServiceNow
16 5 (2.98%) F5
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