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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 82 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 65 77 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.05% 3.23% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.22% 12.85% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 64
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£265 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £176 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.13 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.68% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.65 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £37.75 £36.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +30.30%
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
791 599 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.00% 25.16% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 235 364
Average daily rate £350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 110 141
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -13 17 £215 -21.81% 11
Cambridgeshire 0 13 £281 +30.81% 2
Bedfordshire -29 13 £438 +54.86% 4
Essex -15 11 £238 +0.52% 1
Norfolk -18 6 £170 -22.72% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (81.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (68.94%) Active Directory
4 52 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 50 (37.88%) MS Exchange
6 41 (31.06%) VMware
7 40 (30.30%) Windows XP
8 37 (28.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 33 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 30 (22.73%) SQL Server
11 30 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (21.21%) HP
13 25 (18.94%) DNS
14 24 (18.18%) ITIL
14 24 (18.18%) Firewall
15 23 (17.42%) SCCM
16 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 22 (16.67%) Migration
16 22 (16.67%) Cisco
17 20 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (13.64%) SAN
18 18 (13.64%) Citrix
18 18 (13.64%) DHCP
18 18 (13.64%) MS Office
18 18 (13.64%) VB
19 17 (12.88%) TCP/IP
20 16 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
20 16 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
20 16 (12.12%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 50 (37.88%) MS Exchange
2 37 (28.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (9.85%) IIS
6 10 (7.58%) Confluence
7 9 (6.82%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.27%) CMS
10 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.76%) CICS
12 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (13.64%) MS Office
2 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.76%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) Office 365
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.94%) DNS
2 24 (18.18%) Firewall
3 18 (13.64%) SAN
3 18 (13.64%) DHCP
4 17 (12.88%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.09%) LAN
6 11 (8.33%) WAN
6 11 (8.33%) Wireless
7 10 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.03%) VPN
9 3 (2.27%) SMS
9 3 (2.27%) VoIP
9 3 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.52%) Internet
10 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.76%) VLAN
11 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.76%) IPsec
11 1 (0.76%) SMTP
11 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) IDMS
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.76%) Ingres
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.06%) JIRA
2 8 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.30%) FinalBuilder
4 4 (3.03%) Log4Net
5 3 (2.27%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.52%) MSI
6 2 (1.52%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (3.79%) Retail
1 5 (3.79%) Finance
1 5 (3.79%) Legal
2 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Analyst
2 27 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 24 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 20 (15.15%) Technical Support
5 18 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (9.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (9.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (6.06%) Configuration Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) IT Support
11 7 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Technical Support Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Server Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Architect
12 6 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
13 5 (3.79%) Technical Support Engineer
13 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) .NET
2 10 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.03%) MSMQ
3 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.52%) Flash
4 2 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.79%) iPhone
2 5 (3.79%) Clustering
3 4 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.27%) NHS
4 3 (2.27%) iPad
5 2 (1.52%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.76%) PKI
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (81.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (39.39%) Windows 7
4 40 (30.30%) Windows XP
5 30 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.06%) Windows Vista
8 7 (5.30%) Linux
9 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.52%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.76%) Debian
12 1 (0.76%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) ITIL
2 22 (16.67%) Migration
3 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.58%) Change Control
5 9 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 5 (3.79%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.79%) CRM
7 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.03%) Network Management
8 4 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.27%) Validation
10 2 (1.52%) DevOps
10 2 (1.52%) ITSM
10 2 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.52%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.52%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.64%) VB
3 12 (9.09%) VBScript
4 11 (8.33%) C#
5 8 (6.06%) SQL
6 2 (1.52%) Java
7 1 (0.76%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) MCSE
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (5.30%) MCP
3 6 (4.55%) CCNA
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.55%) MCITP
4 5 (3.79%) MCSA
4 5 (3.79%) VCP5
5 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.76%) MCTS
8 1 (0.76%) CCA
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CCEA
8 1 (0.76%) CCIE
8 1 (0.76%) CCNP
8 1 (0.76%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (68.94%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.09%) vSphere
5 10 (7.58%) XenApp
6 7 (5.30%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.76%) NFS
10 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.76%) VMFS
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (17.42%) SCCM
2 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.55%) ARCserve
4 5 (3.79%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.79%) Puppet
4 5 (3.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.52%) SCOM
6 2 (1.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) Cacti
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) Opsview
Vendors
1 41 (31.06%) VMware
2 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (21.21%) HP
4 22 (16.67%) Cisco
5 18 (13.64%) Citrix
6 8 (6.06%) Symantec
7 6 (4.55%) Intel
7 6 (4.55%) Remedy
7 6 (4.55%) Oracle
8 5 (3.79%) CA
9 4 (3.03%) Veeam
10 3 (2.27%) AppSense
10 3 (2.27%) NetApp
10 3 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.27%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.27%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.52%) F5
11 2 (1.52%) McAfee
11 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.52%) Juniper
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