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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 75 77 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1127 1214 1381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.24% 2.49% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.86% 10.97% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 601 644
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 123 158
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.83 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +26.47%
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
11435 11067 11492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.73% 22.69% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6603 6287 5975
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 980 1156
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.00
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 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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 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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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 -33 360 £348 -2.11% 83
South East +2 343 £300 -4.00% 73
North West +6 106 £280 -6.66% 23
South West -5 82 £349 +7.30% 19
East of England -29 65 £265 -3.63% 18
West Midlands 0 64 £300 - 24
Yorkshire -2 52 £225 -25.00% 26
East Midlands -16 39 £298 -0.83% 9
North East -14 15 £273 +7.92% 1
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2224 (100.00%) Windows
2 1716 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1233 (55.44%) Active Directory
4 995 (44.74%) Microsoft
5 949 (42.67%) VMware
6 653 (29.36%) MS Exchange
7 603 (27.11%) Windows XP
7 603 (27.11%) Citrix
8 563 (25.31%) Windows 7
9 539 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 455 (20.46%) DNS
11 454 (20.41%) Security Cleared
12 453 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 433 (19.47%) HP
14 414 (18.62%) SQL Server
15 400 (17.99%) ITIL
16 380 (17.09%) SQL
17 373 (16.77%) MS Office
18 361 (16.23%) SAN
19 355 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
20 347 (15.60%) DHCP
21 328 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 318 (14.30%) MS Excel
23 311 (13.98%) Cisco
24 305 (13.71%) SC Cleared
25 302 (13.58%) SCCM
26 284 (12.77%) Linux
27 274 (12.32%) Firewall
28 272 (12.23%) XenApp
28 272 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 653 (29.36%) MS Exchange
2 355 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 272 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 258 (11.60%) SharePoint
5 243 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 216 (9.71%) IIS
7 88 (3.96%) Lync
8 87 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 64 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
12 46 (2.07%) Apache
13 28 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 27 (1.21%) IBM Notes
15 25 (1.12%) Confluence
16 22 (0.99%) Tomcat
17 20 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.58%) WorkSite
18 13 (0.58%) nginx
18 13 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 373 (16.77%) MS Office
2 318 (14.30%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.30%) MS Project
4 16 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) InDesign
9 2 (0.090%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.045%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 43 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.22%) assyst
5 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.090%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.045%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.045%) Maximo
7 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
7 1 (0.045%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.16%) Office 365
2 28 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.090%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.045%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 455 (20.46%) DNS
2 361 (16.23%) SAN
3 347 (15.60%) DHCP
4 274 (12.32%) Firewall
5 269 (12.10%) TCP/IP
6 227 (10.21%) LAN
7 190 (8.54%) WAN
8 81 (3.64%) Wireless
9 79 (3.55%) VPN
10 74 (3.33%) Internet
10 74 (3.33%) NAS
11 67 (3.01%) Network Security
12 60 (2.70%) LDAP
13 59 (2.65%) VoIP
14 50 (2.25%) VLAN
15 47 (2.11%) HTTP
15 47 (2.11%) HTTPS
16 45 (2.02%) SSL
17 38 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (1.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 192 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 174 (7.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 56 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (1.75%) DTS
9 38 (1.71%) Oracle Database
10 36 (1.62%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.44%) MySQL
12 29 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 23 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (0.76%) OLAP
16 15 (0.67%) IDOL
17 14 (0.63%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
19 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (1.71%) Visual Studio
2 32 (1.44%) MSI
3 27 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 22 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (0.94%) JIRA
6 21 (0.94%) LoadRunner
7 20 (0.90%) Subversion
8 14 (0.63%) StarTeam
8 14 (0.63%) Hudson
8 14 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.40%) NUnit
11 8 (0.36%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.31%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.31%) TestDirector
13 6 (0.27%) WinRunner
13 6 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 240 (10.79%) Finance
2 115 (5.17%) Banking
3 53 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.80%) Retail
4 40 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.57%) Legal
6 30 (1.35%) Law
7 26 (1.17%) Back Office
8 14 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.54%) Front Office
9 12 (0.54%) Publishing
10 10 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.45%) Advertising
11 9 (0.40%) Local Government
12 6 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.27%) German Language
13 5 (0.22%) Military
14 4 (0.18%) French Language
14 4 (0.18%) Marketing
14 4 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 371 (16.68%) Analyst
2 294 (13.22%) Support Engineer
3 189 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 168 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 158 (7.10%) Administrator
5 158 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 134 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 129 (5.80%) Desktop Support
8 124 (5.58%) Server Engineer
9 114 (5.13%) Consultant
10 83 (3.73%) Developer
11 82 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
12 75 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
12 75 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
13 73 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 67 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 67 (3.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 66 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
16 62 (2.79%) Technical Support
17 60 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (8.95%) .NET
2 121 (5.44%) ASP.NET
3 82 (3.69%) HTML
4 56 (2.52%) Web Services
4 56 (2.52%) XML
5 52 (2.34%) JSP
6 34 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 31 (1.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 28 (1.26%) Application Packaging
9 27 (1.21%) WCF
10 21 (0.94%) jQuery
11 19 (0.85%) COM+
12 15 (0.67%) CSS
12 15 (0.67%) XSLT
13 14 (0.63%) Middleware
13 14 (0.63%) LAMP
13 14 (0.63%) SOAP
13 14 (0.63%) Ajax
14 13 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (0.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.77%) Clustering
2 165 (7.42%) Blackberry
3 59 (2.65%) Management Information System
3 59 (2.65%) Thin Client
3 59 (2.65%) Replication
3 59 (2.65%) Fat Client
4 22 (0.99%) iPhone
4 22 (0.99%) PDA
5 19 (0.85%) PKI
5 19 (0.85%) Wiki
6 18 (0.81%) iPad
6 18 (0.81%) NHS
7 14 (0.63%) Open Source
8 13 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.45%) CMDB
10 8 (0.36%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.36%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2224 (100.00%) Windows
2 1716 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 603 (27.11%) Windows XP
4 563 (25.31%) Windows 7
5 453 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 284 (12.77%) Linux
7 202 (9.08%) UNIX
8 166 (7.46%) Windows 2000
9 93 (4.18%) Windows 8
10 91 (4.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 87 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (3.46%) Windows Vista
13 49 (2.20%) Solaris
13 49 (2.20%) CentOS
14 40 (1.80%) Ubuntu
15 38 (1.71%) AIX
16 28 (1.26%) Windows NT
17 21 (0.94%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.94%) Debian
18 17 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (17.99%) ITIL
2 251 (11.29%) Migration
3 114 (5.13%) Service Management
4 105 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 97 (4.36%) Change Management
6 94 (4.23%) Project Management
7 83 (3.73%) Incident Management
8 76 (3.42%) Workflow
9 73 (3.28%) Service Delivery
10 69 (3.10%) Configuration Management
11 64 (2.88%) Problem Management
12 55 (2.47%) Load Balancing
13 53 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
14 52 (2.34%) Business Continuity
15 50 (2.25%) Test Scripting
16 46 (2.07%) Root Cause Analysis
17 44 (1.98%) Software Testing
17 44 (1.98%) Validation
18 42 (1.89%) PRINCE2
19 41 (1.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 380 (17.09%) SQL
2 256 (11.51%) PowerShell
3 109 (4.90%) VBScript
4 103 (4.63%) VB
5 102 (4.59%) C#
6 87 (3.91%) JavaScript
7 60 (2.70%) Java
7 60 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 55 (2.47%) Perl
9 47 (2.11%) C
10 41 (1.84%) Python
11 39 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.17%) PHP
13 24 (1.08%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.85%) VB6
14 19 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.63%) Ruby
16 13 (0.58%) C++
17 10 (0.45%) Korn
18 8 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 454 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 328 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 305 (13.71%) SC Cleared
4 218 (9.80%) MCSE
5 130 (5.85%) DV Cleared
6 116 (5.22%) MCITP
7 83 (3.73%) MCP
7 83 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
8 74 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 68 (3.06%) CCNA
10 61 (2.74%) MCTS
11 54 (2.43%) ISTQB
12 52 (2.34%) Degree
13 48 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (1.89%) CCNP
15 41 (1.84%) MCSA
16 33 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
17 29 (1.30%) CCA
18 23 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.04%) SLA
2 31 (1.39%) QA
3 19 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.090%) COBIT
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1233 (55.44%) Active Directory
2 539 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (12.23%) XenApp
4 230 (10.34%) vSphere
5 218 (9.80%) Hyper-V
6 159 (7.15%) VMware ESX
7 97 (4.36%) XenServer
8 90 (4.05%) XenDesktop
9 72 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 49 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (2.07%) VMware Server
12 43 (1.93%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 31 (1.39%) ISA Server
15 27 (1.21%) Nmap
16 23 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (0.94%) Terminal Server
18 20 (0.90%) NLBS
19 17 (0.76%) Xen
20 15 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 302 (13.58%) SCCM
2 146 (6.56%) SCOM
3 90 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 73 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
5 51 (2.29%) NetBackup
6 50 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 42 (1.89%) WSUS
8 38 (1.71%) HP SIM
9 36 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 36 (1.62%) Tivoli
10 30 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 30 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 27 (1.21%) Nessus
12 27 (1.21%) SCVMM
13 26 (1.17%) Puppet
14 23 (1.03%) ARCserve
15 22 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 21 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 19 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 995 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 949 (42.67%) VMware
3 603 (27.11%) Citrix
4 433 (19.47%) HP
5 311 (13.98%) Cisco
6 177 (7.96%) Oracle
7 150 (6.74%) Symantec
8 123 (5.53%) Dell
9 114 (5.13%) Red Hat
10 109 (4.90%) EMC
11 94 (4.23%) NetApp
12 84 (3.78%) IBM
13 73 (3.28%) Juniper
14 62 (2.79%) CheckPoint
15 57 (2.56%) McAfee
16 45 (2.02%) CA
16 45 (2.02%) 3PAR
17 39 (1.75%) Apple
18 34 (1.53%) Altiris
18 34 (1.53%) Intel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Please confirm day rate expectations in your application
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago