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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 104 91 72
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 989 1054 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.95% 2.15% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 9.74% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 543 517
Average daily rate
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£339 £300 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 139
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% -13.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.43 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +5.40%
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
11240 10816 9135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 22.08% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6481 6185 4990
Average daily rate £370 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 932 983 942
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -16 322 £375 +15.38% 69
South East -22 240 £362 +20.57% 52
South West +44 93 £365 +12.30% 20
North West -32 79 £301 +15.69% 34
East of England +23 78 £288 +32.18% 22
West Midlands -4 70 £265 +0.95% 18
Yorkshire 0 54 £275 -29.03% 11
East Midlands -2 42 £305 +22.00% 12
North East -12 14 £332 +46.26% 1
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1922 (100.00%) Windows
2 1460 (75.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1086 (56.50%) Active Directory
4 911 (47.40%) VMware
5 878 (45.68%) Microsoft
6 721 (37.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 536 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 534 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 484 (25.18%) Citrix
10 427 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 397 (20.66%) SQL
12 368 (19.15%) SAN
13 363 (18.89%) DNS
14 359 (18.68%) ITIL
15 357 (18.57%) HP
16 349 (18.16%) Migration
17 341 (17.74%) Windows XP
18 329 (17.12%) Cisco
19 328 (17.07%) SQL Server
20 318 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
21 301 (15.66%) Security Cleared
22 285 (14.83%) DHCP
23 277 (14.41%) SCCM
24 268 (13.94%) MS Excel
25 265 (13.79%) Finance
26 257 (13.37%) Firewall
27 254 (13.22%) LAN
28 249 (12.96%) MS Office
29 246 (12.80%) WAN
30 236 (12.28%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 534 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 318 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 203 (10.56%) IIS
4 184 (9.57%) SharePoint
5 167 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 161 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 82 (4.27%) Lync
8 77 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 74 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (1.66%) IBM Notes
12 28 (1.46%) Apache
13 24 (1.25%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
14 20 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.88%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
16 15 (0.78%) nginx
16 15 (0.78%) Confluence
16 15 (0.78%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 268 (13.94%) MS Excel
2 249 (12.96%) MS Office
3 23 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.88%) MS Project
5 12 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
6 11 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
8 1 (0.052%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 27 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 8 (0.42%) assyst
4 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) Primavera
5 4 (0.21%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.21%) Eikon
6 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Kondor+
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) Agresso
7 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.052%) Magento
8 1 (0.052%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.37%) Office 365
2 36 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.31%) PaaS
6 4 (0.21%) IaaS
7 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.16%) Yammer
7 3 (0.16%) SaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.052%) Symantec.cloud
9 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 368 (19.15%) SAN
2 363 (18.89%) DNS
3 285 (14.83%) DHCP
4 257 (13.37%) Firewall
5 254 (13.22%) LAN
6 246 (12.80%) WAN
7 221 (11.50%) TCP/IP
8 120 (6.24%) VPN
9 100 (5.20%) NAS
10 77 (4.01%) VLAN
11 68 (3.54%) Internet
12 60 (3.12%) VoIP
13 53 (2.76%) MPLS
14 47 (2.45%) Network Security
15 43 (2.24%) SSL
16 40 (2.08%) HTTP
17 37 (1.93%) Wireless
18 30 (1.56%) SMTP
18 30 (1.56%) LDAP
19 26 (1.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 129 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (2.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 50 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.66%) MySQL
8 29 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.04%) DTS
12 19 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.83%) MS Access
14 15 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
17 6 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (1.51%) MSI
2 24 (1.25%) StarTeam
3 23 (1.20%) JIRA
4 22 (1.14%) Subversion
5 17 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.88%) Hudson
5 17 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.31%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.21%) WinRunner
10 4 (0.21%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.10%) Log4Net
11 2 (0.10%) NUnit
11 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 265 (13.79%) Finance
2 86 (4.47%) Banking
3 62 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.72%) Law
5 25 (1.30%) Retail
6 24 (1.25%) Legal
7 20 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.78%) Billing
9 14 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.68%) Advertising
11 10 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.47%) Publishing
13 7 (0.36%) Back Office
13 7 (0.36%) Local Government
13 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.36%) Military
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.16%) Front Office
15 3 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 282 (14.67%) Analyst
2 241 (12.54%) Support Engineer
3 207 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 156 (8.12%) Server Engineer
5 149 (7.75%) Administrator
6 144 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 128 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 117 (6.09%) Consultant
9 116 (6.04%) Support Analyst
10 87 (4.53%) Desktop Support
11 78 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
12 75 (3.90%) Architect
13 74 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 70 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
15 60 (3.12%) Windows Server Engineer
15 60 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 54 (2.81%) Project Manager
17 53 (2.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 52 (2.71%) Wintel Engineer
19 49 (2.55%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (5.46%) .NET
2 33 (1.72%) HTML
2 33 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 33 (1.72%) Web Services
3 31 (1.61%) Middleware
4 27 (1.40%) XML
5 22 (1.14%) Application Packaging
6 21 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 19 (0.99%) SOAP
8 15 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (0.52%) JSP
10 9 (0.47%) LAMP
10 9 (0.47%) J2EE
11 8 (0.42%) X-Windows
11 8 (0.42%) WCF
12 7 (0.36%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.31%) jQuery
13 6 (0.31%) XML Messaging
13 6 (0.31%) COM+
13 6 (0.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 179 (9.31%) Clustering
2 116 (6.04%) Blackberry
3 89 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.82%) Replication
6 33 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 33 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 28 (1.46%) PDA
8 24 (1.25%) Symmetrix
9 22 (1.14%) Symmetrix DMX
10 20 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (0.83%) PKI
12 16 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.78%) Wiki
13 15 (0.78%) iPhone
13 15 (0.78%) NHS
13 15 (0.78%) IVR
14 14 (0.73%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1922 (100.00%) Windows
2 1460 (75.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 721 (37.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 427 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 341 (17.74%) Windows XP
6 205 (10.67%) Linux
7 129 (6.71%) UNIX
8 127 (6.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 101 (5.25%) Windows 2000
10 87 (4.53%) Windows 8
11 74 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (3.49%) Solaris
13 51 (2.65%) Windows Vista
14 42 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 42 (2.19%) CentOS
15 29 (1.51%) Windows NT
16 20 (1.04%) HPUX
16 20 (1.04%) Android
17 19 (0.99%) Apple iOS
17 19 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (18.68%) ITIL
2 349 (18.16%) Migration
3 101 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 93 (4.84%) Project Management
5 87 (4.53%) Change Management
6 86 (4.47%) Service Management
7 68 (3.54%) Configuration Management
8 67 (3.49%) Problem Management
9 66 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
10 61 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 57 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
12 54 (2.81%) Service Delivery
13 52 (2.71%) Incident Management
14 44 (2.29%) Workflow
14 44 (2.29%) Change Control
15 43 (2.24%) CRM
16 34 (1.77%) PRINCE2
16 34 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
17 33 (1.72%) ITSM
18 32 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 397 (20.66%) SQL
2 216 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 91 (4.73%) VB
4 86 (4.47%) VBScript
5 45 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 42 (2.19%) C#
7 41 (2.13%) C
8 33 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.35%) Java
10 24 (1.25%) Perl
11 20 (1.04%) PHP
12 18 (0.94%) Python
13 15 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.57%) Korn
15 10 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.52%) VBA
16 9 (0.47%) Ruby
17 5 (0.26%) VB6
18 4 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 301 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 226 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 192 (9.99%) SC Cleared
4 162 (8.43%) MCSE
5 105 (5.46%) DV Cleared
6 86 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
7 76 (3.95%) MCITP
8 69 (3.59%) CCNA
9 60 (3.12%) MCP
10 52 (2.71%) Degree
11 48 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.35%) MCSA
14 23 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (0.99%) CCA
15 19 (0.99%) MCTS
16 16 (0.83%) RHCE
17 14 (0.73%) CCNP
18 13 (0.68%) ISTQB
19 9 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.43%) SLA
2 35 (1.82%) QA
3 9 (0.47%) JSP 440
3 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1086 (56.50%) Active Directory
2 536 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 210 (10.93%) XenApp
5 208 (10.82%) vSphere
6 149 (7.75%) VMware ESX
7 91 (4.73%) XenDesktop
8 84 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
9 62 (3.23%) Terminal Services
10 51 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 48 (2.50%) XenServer
12 40 (2.08%) VMware Server
13 38 (1.98%) ISA Server
14 34 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 28 (1.46%) Xen
16 27 (1.40%) Samba
17 21 (1.09%) NFS
18 20 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (0.94%) SRDF
20 16 (0.83%) iptables
Systems Management
1 277 (14.41%) SCCM
2 116 (6.04%) SCOM
3 67 (3.49%) WSUS
4 62 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 40 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 37 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 34 (1.77%) Backup Exec
8 31 (1.61%) Puppet
9 26 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
10 24 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
11 23 (1.20%) ARCserve
12 22 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
14 18 (0.94%) HP SIM
15 17 (0.88%) ZABBIX
15 17 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
16 15 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 14 (0.73%) Tivoli
18 13 (0.68%) Nagios
19 11 (0.57%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 911 (47.40%) VMware
2 878 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 484 (25.18%) Citrix
4 357 (18.57%) HP
5 329 (17.12%) Cisco
6 155 (8.06%) Oracle
7 154 (8.01%) NetApp
8 141 (7.34%) Red Hat
9 121 (6.30%) EMC
10 88 (4.58%) Dell
11 84 (4.37%) Symantec
12 75 (3.90%) McAfee
13 73 (3.80%) IBM
14 57 (2.97%) 3PAR
15 55 (2.86%) Juniper
16 47 (2.45%) CheckPoint
17 37 (1.93%) Lotus
18 32 (1.66%) Apple
19 30 (1.56%) Remedy
20 29 (1.51%) CA
West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £382 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cornwall
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
JNC Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago