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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 82 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1143 1206 1319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 2.50% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.75% 10.88% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 614 620
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.27% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 119 150
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.01 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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
11724 11084 11302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.58% 22.94% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6821 6356 5924
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 956 1105
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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
London -15 385 £348 -0.71% 103
South East 0 342 £300 -6.25% 80
North West +1 98 £300 -3.22% 14
South West -11 78 £350 +9.37% 20
West Midlands -11 62 £303 +0.83% 16
East of England -41 55 £288 +4.54% 19
Yorkshire -1 49 £245 -10.90% 34
East Midlands -10 47 £325 +8.33% 11
North East -13 25 £260 +3.48% 6
Midlands -9 4 £140 -62.66%
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 2283 (100.00%) Windows
2 1766 (77.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1252 (54.84%) Active Directory
4 1028 (45.03%) Microsoft
5 988 (43.28%) VMware
6 663 (29.04%) MS Exchange
7 624 (27.33%) Citrix
8 602 (26.37%) Windows XP
9 571 (25.01%) Windows 7
10 560 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 488 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 483 (21.16%) DNS
13 463 (20.28%) Security Cleared
14 450 (19.71%) HP
15 429 (18.79%) SQL Server
16 402 (17.61%) SQL
17 398 (17.43%) ITIL
18 380 (16.64%) MS Office
19 372 (16.29%) SAN
20 369 (16.16%) DHCP
21 360 (15.77%) Exchange Server 2010
22 342 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
23 333 (14.59%) MS Excel
24 317 (13.89%) Cisco
25 312 (13.67%) SC Cleared
26 305 (13.36%) SCCM
27 290 (12.70%) Linux
28 285 (12.48%) TCP/IP
29 284 (12.44%) Firewall
29 284 (12.44%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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
1 663 (29.04%) MS Exchange
2 360 (15.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 272 (11.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 266 (11.65%) SharePoint
5 249 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 229 (10.03%) IIS
7 91 (3.99%) Lync
8 90 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 77 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 56 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
12 47 (2.06%) Apache
13 26 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (1.10%) Confluence
15 24 (1.05%) Tomcat
15 24 (1.05%) IBM Notes
16 19 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
18 14 (0.61%) WorkSite
19 13 (0.57%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 380 (16.64%) MS Office
2 333 (14.59%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.27%) MS Project
4 16 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) InDesign
9 2 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.044%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 43 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.31%) assyst
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 2 (0.088%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.044%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.044%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.044%) Maximo
6 1 (0.044%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.044%) Summit
6 1 (0.044%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.37%) Office 365
2 29 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.088%) IaaS
8 1 (0.044%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 483 (21.16%) DNS
2 372 (16.29%) SAN
3 369 (16.16%) DHCP
4 285 (12.48%) TCP/IP
5 284 (12.44%) Firewall
6 235 (10.29%) LAN
7 203 (8.89%) WAN
8 91 (3.99%) VPN
9 82 (3.59%) NAS
10 77 (3.37%) Wireless
11 76 (3.33%) Internet
12 67 (2.93%) Network Security
13 64 (2.80%) VoIP
14 61 (2.67%) VLAN
15 59 (2.58%) LDAP
16 46 (2.01%) HTTP
16 46 (2.01%) HTTPS
17 45 (1.97%) SSL
18 39 (1.71%) NetScaler
19 38 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 197 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 175 (7.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 52 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 42 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 37 (1.62%) DTS
10 35 (1.53%) MySQL
10 35 (1.53%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.66%) OLAP
16 13 (0.57%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.57%) IDOL
17 8 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (1.53%) Visual Studio
2 31 (1.36%) MSI
3 26 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (0.92%) JIRA
6 20 (0.88%) Subversion
6 20 (0.88%) LoadRunner
7 14 (0.61%) StarTeam
8 13 (0.57%) Hudson
8 13 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.44%) NUnit
9 10 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.31%) TestDirector
11 7 (0.31%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.31%) FinalBuilder
12 6 (0.26%) Moq
12 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.26%) WinRunner
General
1 243 (10.64%) Finance
2 119 (5.21%) Banking
3 51 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 41 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 37 (1.62%) Retail
6 33 (1.45%) Law
6 33 (1.45%) Legal
7 28 (1.23%) Back Office
8 17 (0.74%) Advertising
9 15 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.53%) Front Office
10 12 (0.53%) Publishing
11 10 (0.44%) Local Government
12 7 (0.31%) Marketing
13 6 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.26%) German Language
14 4 (0.18%) French Language
14 4 (0.18%) Games
14 4 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 376 (16.47%) Analyst
2 297 (13.01%) Support Engineer
3 199 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 174 (7.62%) Support Analyst
5 160 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 158 (6.92%) Administrator
7 139 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 135 (5.91%) Server Engineer
9 129 (5.65%) Desktop Support
10 118 (5.17%) Consultant
11 84 (3.68%) Developer
12 82 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
13 80 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
14 77 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
15 74 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 73 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
17 69 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 67 (2.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 63 (2.76%) Technical Support
20 60 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (8.41%) .NET
2 117 (5.12%) ASP.NET
3 78 (3.42%) HTML
4 57 (2.50%) XML
5 54 (2.37%) Web Services
6 49 (2.15%) JSP
7 33 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 28 (1.23%) Application Packaging
9 28 (1.23%) WCF
10 21 (0.92%) jQuery
11 20 (0.88%) COM+
12 16 (0.70%) XSLT
13 14 (0.61%) CSS
13 14 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (0.57%) Ajax
14 13 (0.57%) SOAP
14 13 (0.57%) LAMP
15 11 (0.48%) MSMQ
16 10 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 196 (8.59%) Clustering
2 165 (7.23%) Blackberry
3 113 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (2.76%) Replication
5 62 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 62 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 57 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 22 (0.96%) PDA
8 21 (0.92%) PKI
9 20 (0.88%) iPhone
10 19 (0.83%) iPad
11 17 (0.74%) Wiki
11 17 (0.74%) NHS
12 12 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.53%) CMDB
12 12 (0.53%) Open Source
13 11 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.39%) User Experience
15 8 (0.35%) FMCG
15 8 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2283 (100.00%) Windows
2 1766 (77.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 602 (26.37%) Windows XP
4 571 (25.01%) Windows 7
5 488 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 290 (12.70%) Linux
7 209 (9.15%) UNIX
8 154 (6.75%) Windows 2000
9 95 (4.16%) Windows 8
10 93 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 89 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 78 (3.42%) Windows Vista
13 49 (2.15%) Solaris
13 49 (2.15%) CentOS
14 39 (1.71%) AIX
15 38 (1.66%) Ubuntu
16 26 (1.14%) Windows NT
17 23 (1.01%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.96%) Debian
19 16 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (17.43%) ITIL
2 260 (11.39%) Migration
3 119 (5.21%) Service Management
4 112 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 106 (4.64%) Change Management
6 89 (3.90%) Project Management
7 88 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 76 (3.33%) Workflow
9 75 (3.29%) Configuration Management
10 74 (3.24%) Service Delivery
11 66 (2.89%) Problem Management
12 57 (2.50%) Load Balancing
13 54 (2.37%) Capacity Planning
14 53 (2.32%) Business Continuity
15 46 (2.01%) PRINCE2
15 46 (2.01%) Test Scripting
16 45 (1.97%) Validation
17 43 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
18 41 (1.80%) Change Control
18 41 (1.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 402 (17.61%) SQL
2 265 (11.61%) PowerShell
3 110 (4.82%) VB
4 108 (4.73%) VBScript
5 103 (4.51%) C#
6 84 (3.68%) JavaScript
7 59 (2.58%) Java
7 59 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 58 (2.54%) Perl
9 51 (2.23%) C
10 42 (1.84%) Python
11 38 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.14%) PHP
13 25 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 18 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 17 (0.74%) VB6
16 16 (0.70%) C++
17 14 (0.61%) Ruby
17 14 (0.61%) Korn
18 8 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 463 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 342 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 312 (13.67%) SC Cleared
4 221 (9.68%) MCSE
5 133 (5.83%) DV Cleared
6 114 (4.99%) MCITP
7 84 (3.68%) MCP
7 84 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (3.15%) CCNA
9 71 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 61 (2.67%) MCTS
10 61 (2.67%) Degree
11 48 (2.10%) ISTQB
12 45 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 42 (1.84%) MCSA
14 40 (1.75%) CCNP
15 33 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
16 28 (1.23%) CCA
17 22 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.86%) SLA
2 33 (1.45%) QA
3 19 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.088%) COBIT
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1252 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 560 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (12.44%) XenApp
4 248 (10.86%) vSphere
5 222 (9.72%) Hyper-V
6 166 (7.27%) VMware ESX
7 101 (4.42%) XenServer
8 100 (4.38%) XenDesktop
9 74 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 50 (2.19%) VMware Server
11 48 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 39 (1.71%) Terminal Services
13 33 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 31 (1.36%) ISA Server
15 26 (1.14%) Nmap
16 22 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (0.92%) NLBS
18 19 (0.83%) Xen
19 18 (0.79%) NFS
19 18 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 305 (13.36%) SCCM
2 151 (6.61%) SCOM
3 92 (4.03%) Backup Exec
4 68 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
5 65 (2.85%) NetBackup
6 49 (2.15%) HP SIM
7 48 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 47 (2.06%) WSUS
9 39 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 35 (1.53%) Tivoli
11 32 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 31 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
13 30 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (1.18%) ARCserve
15 26 (1.14%) Nessus
15 26 (1.14%) Puppet
16 24 (1.05%) SCVMM
16 24 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 22 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 20 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1028 (45.03%) Microsoft
2 988 (43.28%) VMware
3 624 (27.33%) Citrix
4 450 (19.71%) HP
5 317 (13.89%) Cisco
6 173 (7.58%) Oracle
7 161 (7.05%) Symantec
8 134 (5.87%) Dell
9 127 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 122 (5.34%) EMC
11 95 (4.16%) NetApp
12 87 (3.81%) IBM
13 79 (3.46%) Juniper
14 62 (2.72%) CheckPoint
15 59 (2.58%) McAfee
16 52 (2.28%) 3PAR
17 47 (2.06%) CA
18 36 (1.58%) Intel
18 36 (1.58%) Altiris
19 35 (1.53%) Apple
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