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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 193 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 631 997 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.97% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.60% 8.87% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 568 557
Average daily rate £300 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £280
% change year-on-year
-0.26% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 90 117
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £26.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £18.02
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.18%
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
11262 11239 10968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.99% 22.20% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7122 6441 6268
Average daily rate £390 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 909 974
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £37.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -100 180 £361 -6.77% 40
South East -51 164 £308 -14.80% 25
North East +16 68 £260 -21.73% 5
North West -25 60 £355 +10.63% 15
West Midlands -38 36 £280 +5.66% 21
East Midlands +1 34 £325 +20.93% 2
South West -52 33 £300 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire -24 32 £300 +9.09% 7
East of England -28 32 £325 +33.33% 2
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1185 (100.00%) Windows
2 800 (67.51%) Windows Server
3 769 (64.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 705 (59.49%) Active Directory
5 596 (50.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 557 (47.00%) VMware
7 523 (44.14%) Microsoft
8 295 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 294 (24.81%) Citrix
10 274 (23.12%) MS Exchange
11 261 (22.03%) Windows 7
12 237 (20.00%) ITIL
13 225 (18.99%) DNS
14 215 (18.14%) Finance
15 213 (17.97%) SQL
16 207 (17.47%) SQL Server
17 204 (17.22%) Security Cleared
18 198 (16.71%) DHCP
19 194 (16.37%) MS Office
20 192 (16.20%) HP
21 182 (15.36%) Windows XP
22 179 (15.11%) Migration
23 165 (13.92%) MS Excel
24 158 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
25 153 (12.91%) SC Cleared
26 144 (12.15%) IIS
27 143 (12.07%) SCCM
28 141 (11.90%) PowerShell
29 140 (11.81%) SAN
30 133 (11.22%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 274 (23.12%) MS Exchange
2 158 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 144 (12.15%) IIS
4 102 (8.61%) SharePoint
5 91 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 80 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 80 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 60 (5.06%) Skype for Business
8 26 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 21 (1.77%) IBM Notes
10 18 (1.52%) MQSeries
11 17 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
13 12 (1.01%) Apache
13 12 (1.01%) CICS
14 11 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.51%) iPlanet
Applications
1 194 (16.37%) MS Office
2 165 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.60%) PaintShop Pro
5 10 (0.84%) MS Project
6 8 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.084%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Eikon
2 6 (0.51%) BusinessWare
2 6 (0.51%) SAP R/3
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.084%) Exstream
6 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.09%) Office 365
2 25 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.84%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.76%) SaaS
6 5 (0.42%) IaaS
6 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.084%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.084%) GitHub
10 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.084%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 225 (18.99%) DNS
2 198 (16.71%) DHCP
3 140 (11.81%) SAN
4 133 (11.22%) Firewall
5 120 (10.13%) TCP/IP
6 112 (9.45%) LAN
7 105 (8.86%) WAN
8 67 (5.65%) VPN
9 49 (4.14%) Internet
10 39 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (2.78%) Wireless
12 30 (2.53%) NetScaler
13 27 (2.28%) VLAN
13 27 (2.28%) VoIP
14 20 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (1.69%) NAS
15 19 (1.60%) 3G
15 19 (1.60%) Intranet
16 18 (1.52%) Network Security
16 18 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 76 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 42 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.76%) MS Access
13 8 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (0.68%) Easytrieve
13 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.51%) DB2
14 6 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
14 6 (0.51%) DTS
14 6 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.34%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.25%) JIRA
4 3 (0.25%) Subversion
5 2 (0.17%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.17%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.17%) MSI
5 2 (0.17%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.17%) Trac
5 2 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.084%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.084%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.084%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.084%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 215 (18.14%) Finance
2 61 (5.15%) Banking
3 32 (2.70%) Legal
4 29 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.03%) Law
6 16 (1.35%) Retail
7 13 (1.10%) Back Office
8 12 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.59%) Military
12 6 (0.51%) Advertising
13 5 (0.42%) Front Office
13 5 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.34%) Marketing
15 2 (0.17%) Electronics
15 2 (0.17%) German Language
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (17.38%) Support Engineer
2 188 (15.86%) Analyst
3 106 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 97 (8.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 93 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 93 (7.85%) Server Engineer
6 72 (6.08%) Architect
7 70 (5.91%) Support Analyst
8 68 (5.74%) Desktop Support
9 66 (5.57%) Windows Engineer
10 62 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 59 (4.98%) Wintel Engineer
12 57 (4.81%) Administrator
12 57 (4.81%) Consultant
13 53 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (4.22%) IT Support
15 45 (3.80%) Server Support
16 44 (3.71%) Service Analyst
17 42 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
18 40 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.06%) .NET
2 29 (2.45%) Web Services
3 28 (2.36%) ASP.NET
4 16 (1.35%) HTML
5 13 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 12 (1.01%) XML
7 9 (0.76%) Classic ASP
7 9 (0.76%) Middleware
8 8 (0.68%) ISPF
9 7 (0.59%) CSS
9 7 (0.59%) jQuery
10 6 (0.51%) MSMQ
10 6 (0.51%) WCF
11 5 (0.42%) ELK Stack
11 5 (0.42%) J2EE
12 4 (0.34%) Ajax
12 4 (0.34%) XML Messaging
13 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.25%) SOAP
13 3 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.26%) Blackberry
3 69 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 51 (4.30%) Clustering
6 46 (3.88%) Fat Client
6 46 (3.88%) Thin Client
7 27 (2.28%) NHS
8 25 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.11%) Replication
9 19 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.18%) iPhone
11 12 (1.01%) iPad
12 11 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.68%) PKI
14 7 (0.59%) AS400
14 7 (0.59%) FMCG
14 7 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
14 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1185 (100.00%) Windows
2 800 (67.51%) Windows Server
3 769 (64.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 596 (50.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 261 (22.03%) Windows 7
6 182 (15.36%) Windows XP
7 126 (10.63%) Linux
8 79 (6.67%) Unix
9 57 (4.81%) Windows 8
10 40 (3.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 36 (3.04%) Windows 2000
12 30 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (2.53%) Windows 10
13 27 (2.28%) Mac OS X
14 26 (2.19%) Solaris
14 26 (2.19%) Windows Vista
15 24 (2.03%) SUSE
16 20 (1.69%) Android
17 18 (1.52%) CentOS
17 18 (1.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (20.00%) ITIL
2 179 (15.11%) Migration
3 90 (7.59%) Project Management
4 75 (6.33%) Service Delivery
5 62 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (5.06%) Change Management
7 58 (4.89%) Service Management
8 51 (4.30%) Problem Management
9 50 (4.22%) Configuration Management
10 38 (3.21%) ITSM
11 36 (3.04%) Business Continuity
12 35 (2.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (2.78%) Incident Management
15 31 (2.62%) Server Building
16 30 (2.53%) Mentoring
17 27 (2.28%) Application Packaging
17 27 (2.28%) PRINCE2
17 27 (2.28%) Software Delivery
18 26 (2.19%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 213 (17.97%) SQL
2 141 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 52 (4.39%) VBScript
4 34 (2.87%) VB
5 25 (2.11%) C#
6 22 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.77%) C++
8 19 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.35%) Perl
10 13 (1.10%) COBOL
11 12 (1.01%) Assembly Language
11 12 (1.01%) JCL
11 12 (1.01%) REXX
12 11 (0.93%) C
13 8 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.68%) CLIST
13 8 (0.68%) Java
13 8 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.59%) Tcl
15 6 (0.51%) AWK
Qualifications
1 204 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 153 (12.91%) SC Cleared
3 121 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (8.02%) MCSE
5 61 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (4.56%) Degree
7 49 (4.14%) MCSA
8 45 (3.80%) CCNA
9 34 (2.87%) MCP
10 30 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (2.45%) DV Cleared
12 24 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.52%) CCNP
14 17 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.10%) MCDST
16 10 (0.84%) MCITP
17 9 (0.76%) CCSP
17 9 (0.76%) DBS Check
17 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
18 8 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.47%) SLA
2 28 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.35%) QA
4 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.25%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 705 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 295 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (11.22%) XenApp
4 129 (10.89%) vSphere
5 118 (9.96%) VMware ESX
6 97 (8.19%) Hyper-V
7 72 (6.08%) XenDesktop
8 65 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 63 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (4.89%) XenServer
11 14 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (1.18%) Terminal Server
11 14 (1.18%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.01%) NFS
12 12 (1.01%) StorNext
13 11 (0.93%) KVM
14 10 (0.84%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.76%) Firmware
15 9 (0.76%) Xen
16 7 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 143 (12.07%) SCCM
2 62 (5.23%) SCOM
3 56 (4.73%) WSUS
4 48 (4.05%) NetBackup
5 37 (3.12%) Backup Exec
6 32 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (2.11%) XenMobile
8 23 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 20 (1.69%) EdgeSight
9 20 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 17 (1.43%) Nagios
11 15 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.18%) Tivoli
12 14 (1.18%) vMotion
13 13 (1.10%) Netcool
13 13 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (0.84%) HP SIM
17 9 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 557 (47.00%) VMware
2 523 (44.14%) Microsoft
3 294 (24.81%) Citrix
4 192 (16.20%) HP
5 131 (11.05%) Cisco
6 81 (6.84%) Oracle
7 61 (5.15%) NetApp
7 61 (5.15%) Red Hat
8 58 (4.89%) Dell
9 57 (4.81%) Symantec
10 56 (4.73%) IBM
11 55 (4.64%) AppSense
12 48 (4.05%) Intel Security
13 41 (3.46%) ThinPrint
14 35 (2.95%) EMC
15 34 (2.87%) SAP
16 29 (2.45%) LANDesk
17 28 (2.36%) CA
18 25 (2.11%) CheckPoint
19 21 (1.77%) Wyse
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £17 - £22 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + possible extensions
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £236.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
IQ Telecom
Rate: £275 - £295 per day
Posted: 25 days ago