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 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 139 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 868 1151 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 2.26% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.68% 9.92% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 617 611
Average daily rate
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£318 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.83% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £179 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 119 122
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
11302 11606 11057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.69% 22.77% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6718 6693 6293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1004 971
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.62 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 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 27 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 27 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 -13 306 £350 - 43
South East -40 219 £310 +3.33% 43
East of England +12 77 £338 +27.35% 15
South West -12 74 £325 -7.14% 9
North West -50 62 £248 -10.81% 15
Yorkshire -28 49 £265 +17.77% 19
West Midlands -15 39 £238 -20.83% 13
North East -20 21 £245 -10.00% 2
East Midlands -29 18 £275 -7.56% 4
Midlands +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 1867 (100.00%) Windows
2 1351 (72.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1122 (60.10%) Active Directory
4 890 (47.67%) Microsoft
5 851 (45.58%) VMware
6 757 (40.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 505 (27.05%) Citrix
8 500 (26.78%) MS Exchange
9 471 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 437 (23.41%) SQL
11 386 (20.67%) ITIL
11 386 (20.67%) Windows 7
12 379 (20.30%) DNS
13 360 (19.28%) SQL Server
14 342 (18.32%) SAN
15 337 (18.05%) Migration
16 329 (17.62%) Cisco
17 322 (17.25%) DHCP
18 311 (16.66%) HP
19 285 (15.27%) MS Excel
20 284 (15.21%) PowerShell
21 282 (15.10%) Windows XP
22 276 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
23 274 (14.68%) MS Office
24 264 (14.14%) Firewall
25 262 (14.03%) Finance
26 252 (13.50%) IIS
27 246 (13.18%) XenApp
28 245 (13.12%) vSphere
29 242 (12.96%) SCCM

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 500 (26.78%) MS Exchange
2 276 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 252 (13.50%) IIS
4 195 (10.44%) SharePoint
5 154 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 144 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 81 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 80 (4.28%) Lync
9 79 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.29%) IBM Notes
12 23 (1.23%) JBoss
13 22 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (1.02%) WorkSite
15 17 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
15 17 (0.91%) Apache
16 16 (0.86%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
19 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 285 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 274 (14.68%) MS Office
3 16 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
5 13 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.48%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.054%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.48%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.21%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.11%) Line 500
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.054%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.054%) Primavera
8 1 (0.054%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.14%) Office 365
2 48 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.75%) IaaS
5 6 (0.32%) SaaS
6 4 (0.21%) PaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.16%) Yammer
7 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 379 (20.30%) DNS
2 342 (18.32%) SAN
3 322 (17.25%) DHCP
4 264 (14.14%) Firewall
5 234 (12.53%) WAN
6 229 (12.27%) LAN
7 195 (10.44%) TCP/IP
8 103 (5.52%) VPN
9 78 (4.18%) NAS
10 73 (3.91%) VLAN
11 61 (3.27%) MPLS
12 59 (3.16%) Wireless
13 53 (2.84%) Internet
14 41 (2.20%) Network Security
15 40 (2.14%) VoIP
16 38 (2.04%) SSL
17 35 (1.87%) BIG-IP
18 30 (1.61%) DSL
19 27 (1.45%) SMTP
19 27 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 60 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 22 (1.18%) DTS
11 15 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.54%) MySQL
15 9 (0.48%) DB2
15 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.43%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (1.18%) MSI
3 14 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.70%) Subversion
5 11 (0.59%) JIRA
6 8 (0.43%) StarTeam
6 8 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
7 7 (0.37%) Hudson
7 7 (0.37%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.32%) ClearQuest
8 6 (0.32%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.16%) NUnit
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.11%) Log4Net
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.11%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 262 (14.03%) Finance
2 63 (3.37%) Banking
3 46 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.09%) Law
5 35 (1.87%) Retail
6 26 (1.39%) Legal
7 24 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.70%) Publishing
10 10 (0.54%) Local Government
11 9 (0.48%) Marketing
11 9 (0.48%) Military
12 7 (0.37%) Advertising
12 7 (0.37%) Back Office
13 5 (0.27%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.21%) French Language
14 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 314 (16.82%) Analyst
2 220 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 211 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 139 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 134 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 132 (7.07%) Administrator
7 131 (7.02%) Server Engineer
8 119 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 106 (5.68%) Consultant
10 105 (5.62%) Desktop Support
11 70 (3.75%) Architect
11 70 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
12 68 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
13 66 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 61 (3.27%) Service Analyst
15 60 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
15 60 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
16 59 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 59 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 59 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (5.84%) .NET
2 37 (1.98%) HTML
3 31 (1.66%) ASP.NET
3 31 (1.66%) .NET Framework
4 29 (1.55%) Web Services
5 24 (1.29%) XML
6 18 (0.96%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.70%) Software Packaging
7 13 (0.70%) WCF
7 13 (0.70%) Ajax
7 13 (0.70%) Middleware
8 9 (0.48%) X-Windows
8 9 (0.48%) COM+
9 8 (0.43%) ADO.NET
9 8 (0.43%) jQuery
10 7 (0.37%) WPF
10 7 (0.37%) CSS
11 6 (0.32%) COM
11 6 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.69%) Clustering
2 130 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 114 (6.11%) Blackberry
4 106 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (3.11%) Replication
6 37 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.93%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.77%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.77%) Fat Client
9 21 (1.12%) HP Storage
10 20 (1.07%) EMC VNX
11 19 (1.02%) PKI
12 18 (0.96%) NHS
12 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (0.91%) CMDB
14 15 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.70%) iPhone
16 11 (0.59%) HP StoreVirtual
17 10 (0.54%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.54%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1867 (100.00%) Windows
2 1351 (72.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 757 (40.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 386 (20.67%) Windows 7
5 282 (15.10%) Windows XP
6 198 (10.61%) Linux
7 113 (6.05%) UNIX
8 98 (5.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 83 (4.45%) Windows 2000
10 78 (4.18%) Windows 8
11 67 (3.59%) Solaris
12 62 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (2.25%) Android
14 26 (1.39%) CentOS
15 23 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 20 (1.07%) Ubuntu
16 20 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.80%) Windows NT
18 14 (0.75%) AIX
19 13 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (20.67%) ITIL
2 337 (18.05%) Migration
3 113 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 92 (4.93%) Service Management
5 90 (4.82%) Change Management
5 90 (4.82%) Project Management
6 64 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
7 62 (3.32%) Problem Management
8 57 (3.05%) ITSM
8 57 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 53 (2.84%) Incident Management
9 53 (2.84%) Change Control
10 52 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
10 52 (2.79%) Server Building
11 51 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 51 (2.73%) Service Delivery
12 47 (2.52%) Configuration Management
13 46 (2.46%) PRINCE2
14 45 (2.41%) CRM
14 45 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 437 (23.41%) SQL
2 284 (15.21%) PowerShell
3 74 (3.96%) VB
4 68 (3.64%) VBScript
5 59 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.16%) C#
6 37 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 29 (1.55%) C
8 28 (1.50%) Perl
8 28 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 25 (1.34%) Java
10 17 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.86%) Python
12 14 (0.75%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.75%) VBA
13 13 (0.70%) C++
14 10 (0.54%) Korn
15 9 (0.48%) VB6
15 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 237 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 203 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 158 (8.46%) SC Cleared
4 129 (6.91%) MCSE
5 77 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (3.21%) Degree
6 60 (3.21%) DV Cleared
7 56 (3.00%) MCITP
8 54 (2.89%) CCNA
9 41 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (1.93%) MCP
11 32 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.50%) MCSA
13 19 (1.02%) CCNP
13 19 (1.02%) MCTS
14 16 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.59%) ISEB
17 10 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 7 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.45%) SLA
2 36 (1.93%) QA
3 14 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1122 (60.10%) Active Directory
2 471 (25.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (13.18%) XenApp
4 245 (13.12%) vSphere
5 187 (10.02%) Hyper-V
6 160 (8.57%) VMware ESX
7 82 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (3.59%) XenDesktop
9 53 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (2.46%) Terminal Services
11 45 (2.41%) XenServer
12 40 (2.14%) Xen
13 37 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 36 (1.93%) VMware Server
15 29 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 28 (1.50%) NLBS
17 23 (1.23%) NFS
18 22 (1.18%) ISA Server
19 15 (0.80%) Samba
20 12 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 242 (12.96%) SCCM
2 134 (7.18%) SCOM
3 69 (3.70%) WSUS
4 65 (3.48%) Backup Exec
5 36 (1.93%) Tivoli
6 35 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 34 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 32 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 30 (1.61%) ARCserve
10 25 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 21 (1.12%) Puppet
12 19 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (1.02%) HP SIM
12 19 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
13 17 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (0.86%) Unicenter
14 16 (0.86%) AirWatch
15 14 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (0.75%) SCVMM
16 13 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 890 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 851 (45.58%) VMware
3 505 (27.05%) Citrix
4 329 (17.62%) Cisco
5 311 (16.66%) HP
6 170 (9.11%) Oracle
7 136 (7.28%) NetApp
8 120 (6.43%) Symantec
9 116 (6.21%) EMC
10 96 (5.14%) Red Hat
11 76 (4.07%) Dell
12 72 (3.86%) CheckPoint
13 60 (3.21%) IBM
14 46 (2.46%) CA
15 44 (2.36%) McAfee
15 44 (2.36%) 3PAR
16 41 (2.20%) LANDesk
17 39 (2.09%) Juniper
18 37 (1.98%) Apple
19 35 (1.87%) SAP
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