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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 54 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 80 86 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.13% 3.77% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.29% 13.40% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 33
Average daily rate
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£218 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £325 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 13
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £11.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.70 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
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
651 642 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.45% 28.15% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 302 259
Average daily rate £300 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 113 107
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £38.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 30 £475 +79.24% 5
Norfolk +13 14 £175 - 1
Cambridgeshire -19 11 - - 1
Essex +6 10 £288 +15.00% 2
Bedfordshire -13 10 £236 -9.13% 1
Suffolk -5 5 £175 -12.50%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
5 57 (41.91%) MS Exchange
5 57 (41.91%) VMware
6 48 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (30.15%) Citrix
8 39 (28.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (25.74%) DNS
10 35 (25.74%) ITIL
11 34 (25.00%) SQL
12 32 (23.53%) HP
13 28 (20.59%) DHCP
14 25 (18.38%) Windows 7
15 24 (17.65%) Migration
16 23 (16.91%) Linux
17 22 (16.18%) Hyper-V
18 20 (14.71%) Windows XP
18 20 (14.71%) SAN
19 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
20 18 (13.24%) MS Office
20 18 (13.24%) PowerShell
20 18 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
21 17 (12.50%) Cisco
22 16 (11.76%) Symantec
23 15 (11.03%) MCITP
23 15 (11.03%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 57 (41.91%) MS Exchange
2 39 (28.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (7.35%) SharePoint
6 10 (7.35%) IIS
7 8 (5.88%) Lync
8 7 (5.15%) Confluence
9 4 (2.94%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.74%) CICS
12 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (13.24%) MS Office
2 13 (9.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.74%) Summit
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Office 365
1 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.74%) DNS
2 28 (20.59%) DHCP
3 20 (14.71%) SAN
4 13 (9.56%) Firewall
5 10 (7.35%) LAN
5 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.62%) VPN
7 8 (5.88%) WAN
8 7 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (5.15%) Wireless
9 5 (3.68%) VoIP
10 3 (2.21%) VLAN
11 2 (1.47%) LDAP
11 2 (1.47%) FTP
11 2 (1.47%) MPLS
11 2 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (0.74%) Multicast
12 1 (0.74%) xDSL
12 1 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) DTS
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) IDMS
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.74%) Ingres
6 1 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.15%) TeamCity
2 7 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.94%) JIRA
3 4 (2.94%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (2.21%) JDeveloper
4 3 (2.21%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.21%) PVCS
4 3 (2.21%) Toad
4 3 (2.21%) Log4Net
5 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (5.15%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Billing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (22.06%) Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 16 (11.76%) Administrator
4 14 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.82%) Consultant
5 12 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (8.09%) Server Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) IT Support
8 8 (5.88%) Desktop Support
9 7 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.41%) Configuration Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Citrix Support
11 5 (3.68%) Data Centre Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.68%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) .NET
2 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.41%) Web Services
4 5 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.21%) jQuery
5 3 (2.21%) HTML
5 3 (2.21%) MSMQ
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (1.47%) WinForms
6 2 (1.47%) Ajax
6 2 (1.47%) DHTML
6 2 (1.47%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.47%) XML
6 2 (1.47%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Clustering
2 6 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.94%) SecurID
4 3 (2.21%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) Replication
5 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (18.38%) Windows 7
5 23 (16.91%) Linux
6 20 (14.71%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.41%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.68%) UNIX
9 5 (3.68%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.94%) VMS
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.94%) CentOS
11 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.47%) Debian
13 1 (0.74%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.74%) ITIL
2 24 (17.65%) Migration
3 8 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 6 (4.41%) Project Management
5 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.68%) E-Commerce
5 5 (3.68%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.68%) Change Management
6 4 (2.94%) UML
6 4 (2.94%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (2.21%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.21%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.21%) RAD
7 3 (2.21%) SSADM
7 3 (2.21%) MVC
8 2 (1.47%) Regression Testing
8 2 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.00%) SQL
2 18 (13.24%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.35%) C#
4 7 (5.15%) VB
5 5 (3.68%) VBScript
6 3 (2.21%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.03%) MCITP
2 15 (11.03%) MCSE
3 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.41%) MCP
6 6 (4.41%) CCNA
6 6 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.47%) MCSA
7 2 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.74%) Degree
8 1 (0.74%) CCIE
8 1 (0.74%) CCNP
8 1 (0.74%) CCIP
8 1 (0.74%) HNC
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.18%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.56%) XenApp
5 9 (6.62%) vSphere
6 8 (5.88%) Terminal Services
7 7 (5.15%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.15%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.68%) XenServer
9 4 (2.94%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.21%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.74%) VMFS
11 1 (0.74%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.74%) NFS
11 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (9.56%) SCCM
2 8 (5.88%) WSUS
3 7 (5.15%) SCOM
3 7 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.94%) Puppet
7 3 (2.21%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.21%) OpenView
7 3 (2.21%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.47%) WMI
8 2 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 57 (41.91%) VMware
3 41 (30.15%) Citrix
4 32 (23.53%) HP
5 17 (12.50%) Cisco
6 16 (11.76%) Symantec
7 10 (7.35%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.62%) 3PAR
9 8 (5.88%) Dell
10 7 (5.15%) Lotus
10 7 (5.15%) Oracle
11 6 (4.41%) Brocade
11 6 (4.41%) McAfee
12 5 (3.68%) Sophos
13 4 (2.94%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.94%) Veeam
13 4 (2.94%) F5
14 3 (2.21%) SonicWALL
14 3 (2.21%) Apple
14 3 (2.21%) IBM
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