The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 124 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 904 1110 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 2.25% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.14% 9.85% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 624 591
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 101 133
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £25.00 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
Windows Server 2003
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11100 11268 10446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.49% 22.83% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6668 6499 5844
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 958 965
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the England region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the England region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
London -13 308 £340 - 79
South East -41 215 £320 +6.66% 51
East of England +2 89 £230 +2.22% 10
South West -3 79 £325 -7.14% 9
Yorkshire -23 62 £275 +48.64% 22
North West -61 57 £248 -11.60% 13
West Midlands -15 41 £263 -16.66% 13
East Midlands -9 33 £400 +28.00% 6
North East -12 21 £251 -13.62% 1
Midlands -2 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1906 (100.00%) Windows
2 1391 (72.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 1143 (59.97%) Active Directory
4 918 (48.16%) VMware
5 879 (46.12%) Microsoft
6 760 (39.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 521 (27.33%) Citrix
8 515 (27.02%) MS Exchange
9 499 (26.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 426 (22.35%) SQL
11 406 (21.30%) ITIL
12 384 (20.15%) DNS
13 378 (19.83%) Windows 7
14 370 (19.41%) SAN
15 368 (19.31%) Migration
16 366 (19.20%) SQL Server
17 351 (18.42%) Cisco
18 336 (17.63%) HP
19 320 (16.79%) DHCP
20 298 (15.63%) Windows XP
21 286 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
22 284 (14.90%) MS Excel
23 282 (14.80%) PowerShell
24 274 (14.38%) Finance
25 265 (13.90%) MS Office
26 264 (13.85%) Firewall
27 262 (13.75%) Security Cleared
28 258 (13.54%) SCCM
29 253 (13.27%) XenApp
30 248 (13.01%) vSphere

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 515 (27.02%) MS Exchange
2 286 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 239 (12.54%) IIS
4 200 (10.49%) SharePoint
5 165 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 157 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 82 (4.30%) Lync
7 82 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 78 (4.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (1.36%) IBM Notes
11 23 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.05%) Apache
13 18 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
14 17 (0.89%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.89%) JBoss
14 17 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
16 11 (0.58%) WorkSite
17 9 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 284 (14.90%) MS Excel
2 265 (13.90%) MS Office
3 20 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.89%) PaintShop Pro
5 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.68%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.052%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) Primavera
5 4 (0.21%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.21%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.052%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.052%) Agresso
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.052%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.14%) Office 365
2 53 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.58%) IaaS
5 5 (0.26%) PaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.16%) SaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Yammer
8 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 384 (20.15%) DNS
2 370 (19.41%) SAN
3 320 (16.79%) DHCP
4 264 (13.85%) Firewall
5 243 (12.75%) WAN
6 236 (12.38%) LAN
7 211 (11.07%) TCP/IP
8 113 (5.93%) VPN
9 88 (4.62%) NAS
10 73 (3.83%) VLAN
11 58 (3.04%) MPLS
12 55 (2.89%) Internet
13 54 (2.83%) Wireless
14 49 (2.57%) Network Security
15 45 (2.36%) SSL
16 42 (2.20%) VoIP
17 35 (1.84%) BIG-IP
18 30 (1.57%) SMTP
18 30 (1.57%) DSL
19 27 (1.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 108 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 58 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
10 20 (1.05%) DTS
11 18 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (0.89%) MySQL
13 16 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.63%) Relational Database
17 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (1.26%) MSI
2 20 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.84%) Subversion
4 15 (0.79%) JIRA
5 11 (0.58%) Hudson
5 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.37%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.37%) ClearCase
7 7 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
8 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.16%) NUnit
10 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.10%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.10%) Moq
10 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.10%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.10%) Log4Net
General
1 274 (14.38%) Finance
2 71 (3.73%) Banking
3 38 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.78%) Retail
5 30 (1.57%) Law
6 28 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.15%) Legal
8 19 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.73%) Publishing
10 9 (0.47%) Marketing
11 8 (0.42%) Local Government
11 8 (0.42%) Military
12 5 (0.26%) Advertising
12 5 (0.26%) Back Office
12 5 (0.26%) Automotive
12 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.21%) Electronics
14 2 (0.10%) Billing
14 2 (0.10%) French Language
15 1 (0.052%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 299 (15.69%) Analyst
2 211 (11.07%) Support Engineer
3 209 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 159 (8.34%) Server Engineer
5 138 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 129 (6.77%) Administrator
7 121 (6.35%) Support Analyst
8 118 (6.19%) Consultant
9 117 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 98 (5.14%) Desktop Support
11 76 (3.99%) Architect
12 73 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
13 72 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
14 68 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
15 62 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
15 62 (3.25%) Service Analyst
16 60 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 57 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 56 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
19 55 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.40%) .NET
2 35 (1.84%) HTML
3 31 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 28 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 25 (1.31%) Web Services
6 21 (1.10%) XML
6 21 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 14 (0.73%) WCF
8 12 (0.63%) Middleware
9 11 (0.58%) X-Windows
9 11 (0.58%) Ajax
10 8 (0.42%) CSS
10 8 (0.42%) Software Packaging
11 7 (0.37%) WPF
11 7 (0.37%) LAMP
11 7 (0.37%) COM
11 7 (0.37%) COM+
11 7 (0.37%) J2EE
12 6 (0.31%) ADO.NET
12 6 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 189 (9.92%) Clustering
2 135 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 123 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (5.77%) Blackberry
5 47 (2.47%) Replication
6 37 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.78%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.78%) EMC VNX
8 33 (1.73%) Fat Client
8 33 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 21 (1.10%) PKI
9 21 (1.10%) HP Storage
10 18 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (0.84%) Symmetrix DMX
11 16 (0.84%) CMDB
11 16 (0.84%) Symmetrix
12 15 (0.79%) NHS
12 15 (0.79%) iPhone
13 13 (0.68%) CLARiiON
13 13 (0.68%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1906 (100.00%) Windows
2 1391 (72.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 760 (39.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 378 (19.83%) Windows 7
5 298 (15.63%) Windows XP
6 196 (10.28%) Linux
7 126 (6.61%) UNIX
8 108 (5.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 90 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 87 (4.56%) Windows 2000
11 58 (3.04%) Solaris
12 56 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (2.05%) Android
14 32 (1.68%) CentOS
15 26 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 23 (1.21%) Apple iOS
17 19 (1.00%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.94%) Windows NT
19 17 (0.89%) HPUX
20 15 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (21.30%) ITIL
2 368 (19.31%) Migration
3 113 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 104 (5.46%) Project Management
4 104 (5.46%) Service Management
5 93 (4.88%) Change Management
6 76 (3.99%) Capacity Planning
7 69 (3.62%) Problem Management
8 59 (3.10%) Server Building
9 57 (2.99%) ITSM
10 55 (2.89%) Configuration Management
10 55 (2.89%) Change Control
10 55 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
10 55 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
11 54 (2.83%) Incident Management
11 54 (2.83%) Service Delivery
12 49 (2.57%) Performance Monitoring
13 46 (2.41%) PRINCE2
14 44 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (2.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (22.35%) SQL
2 282 (14.80%) PowerShell
3 77 (4.04%) VB
4 76 (3.99%) VBScript
5 55 (2.89%) C#
6 50 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 35 (1.84%) Perl
8 34 (1.78%) C
9 31 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.47%) Java
12 22 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.79%) Python
14 14 (0.73%) C++
15 13 (0.68%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.58%) VBA
16 11 (0.58%) PHP
16 11 (0.58%) Korn
17 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 262 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 204 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 177 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 131 (6.87%) MCSE
5 77 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 60 (3.15%) MCITP
8 57 (2.99%) Degree
9 55 (2.89%) CCNA
10 42 (2.20%) MCP
11 35 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (1.42%) MCSA
14 21 (1.10%) MCTS
15 19 (1.00%) CCNP
16 16 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (0.52%) ISEB
18 10 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.35%) SLA
2 33 (1.73%) QA
3 14 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1143 (59.97%) Active Directory
2 499 (26.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (13.27%) XenApp
4 248 (13.01%) vSphere
5 211 (11.07%) Hyper-V
6 170 (8.92%) VMware ESX
7 95 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (3.73%) XenDesktop
9 53 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (2.73%) Terminal Services
11 48 (2.52%) XenServer
12 39 (2.05%) Xen
13 36 (1.89%) VMware Server
14 31 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 29 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (1.36%) NLBS
16 26 (1.36%) NFS
17 22 (1.15%) Samba
18 21 (1.10%) ISA Server
19 15 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 258 (13.54%) SCCM
2 128 (6.72%) SCOM
3 69 (3.62%) WSUS
4 55 (2.89%) Backup Exec
5 34 (1.78%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 32 (1.68%) ARCserve
8 30 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 30 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 28 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 24 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
10 24 (1.26%) Puppet
11 22 (1.15%) HP SIM
12 20 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
13 19 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.84%) AirWatch
15 16 (0.84%) Unicenter
16 14 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (0.73%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 918 (48.16%) VMware
2 879 (46.12%) Microsoft
3 521 (27.33%) Citrix
4 351 (18.42%) Cisco
5 336 (17.63%) HP
6 164 (8.60%) Oracle
7 150 (7.87%) NetApp
8 124 (6.51%) EMC
9 116 (6.09%) Symantec
10 101 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 79 (4.14%) Dell
12 66 (3.46%) CheckPoint
13 59 (3.10%) IBM
14 50 (2.62%) 3PAR
15 48 (2.52%) McAfee
16 46 (2.41%) Juniper
17 44 (2.31%) CA
18 39 (2.05%) Apple
19 35 (1.84%) F5
20 32 (1.68%) SAP
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