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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 100 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 935 1053 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 2.37% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.79% 10.45% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 515 433
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £150 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 111 184
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.78 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.29 £29.45 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
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
10634 10081 9124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.03% 22.65% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6307 5694 4893
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 937 1037
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -11 347 £350 +7.69% 123
South East -15 250 £303 -6.84% 73
East of England +5 81 £200 -20.00% 21
West Midlands +16 56 £246 -10.45% 14
North West -5 52 £325 +18.18% 31
South West -38 51 £300 +14.28% 30
Yorkshire -27 39 £275 +14.58% 25
East Midlands +7 32 £350 - 14
North East -16 22 £293 +20.61% 4
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2101 (100.00%) Windows
2 1627 (77.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1217 (57.92%) Active Directory
4 1012 (48.17%) Microsoft
5 1006 (47.88%) VMware
6 678 (32.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 630 (29.99%) MS Exchange
8 568 (27.03%) Citrix
8 568 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 463 (22.04%) Windows 7
10 459 (21.85%) DNS
11 430 (20.47%) SQL
12 426 (20.28%) Windows XP
13 411 (19.56%) HP
14 400 (19.04%) ITIL
15 380 (18.09%) Security Cleared
16 361 (17.18%) SAN
17 351 (16.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 348 (16.56%) DHCP
19 344 (16.37%) Exchange Server 2010
20 336 (15.99%) SQL Server
21 307 (14.61%) MS Office
22 305 (14.52%) MS Excel
23 295 (14.04%) Cisco
24 285 (13.56%) Finance
25 282 (13.42%) SCCM
26 276 (13.14%) Firewall
26 276 (13.14%) Migration
27 273 (12.99%) TCP/IP
28 259 (12.33%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 630 (29.99%) MS Exchange
2 344 (16.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 233 (11.09%) IIS
4 231 (10.99%) SharePoint
5 218 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 210 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 119 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 97 (4.62%) Lync
9 95 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 46 (2.19%) Apache
10 46 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
12 32 (1.52%) IBM Notes
12 32 (1.52%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (1.09%) WebSphere
15 21 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
16 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.76%) Confluence
18 15 (0.71%) WorkSite
Applications
1 307 (14.61%) MS Office
2 305 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.95%) MS Project
5 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.095%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) CATIA
8 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.57%) assyst
4 7 (0.33%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Eikon
6 2 (0.095%) Maximo
6 2 (0.095%) Summit
6 2 (0.095%) Agresso
6 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.095%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.048%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.048%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
7 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.71%) Office 365
2 27 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.19%) PaaS
7 3 (0.14%) SaaS
7 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.095%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 459 (21.85%) DNS
2 361 (17.18%) SAN
3 348 (16.56%) DHCP
4 276 (13.14%) Firewall
5 273 (12.99%) TCP/IP
6 244 (11.61%) LAN
7 217 (10.33%) WAN
8 94 (4.47%) VPN
8 94 (4.47%) NAS
9 84 (4.00%) Internet
9 84 (4.00%) VLAN
10 68 (3.24%) VoIP
11 52 (2.48%) SSL
12 48 (2.28%) MPLS
13 46 (2.19%) NetScaler
14 45 (2.14%) Network Security
15 42 (2.00%) HTTP
16 40 (1.90%) Wireless
17 35 (1.67%) LDAP
18 30 (1.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 49 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 49 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 44 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.71%) MySQL
7 33 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 28 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.81%) MS Access
13 16 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.48%) EDRMS
17 9 (0.43%) DTS
Development Applications
1 30 (1.43%) MSI
2 26 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.95%) StarTeam
4 16 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.67%) JIRA
6 13 (0.62%) Subversion
7 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.33%) Hudson
9 7 (0.33%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.29%) FinalBuilder
11 5 (0.24%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.14%) JDeveloper
12 3 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.14%) PVCS
12 3 (0.14%) Toad
12 3 (0.14%) Log4Net
13 2 (0.095%) Moq
General
1 285 (13.56%) Finance
2 97 (4.62%) Banking
3 70 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 41 (1.95%) Law
5 30 (1.43%) Advertising
6 27 (1.29%) Legal
7 26 (1.24%) Retail
8 21 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.95%) Back Office
10 19 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.76%) Publishing
11 16 (0.76%) Billing
12 15 (0.71%) Marketing
13 14 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.52%) Military
15 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.38%) Local Government
17 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 372 (17.71%) Analyst
2 244 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 239 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 184 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 155 (7.38%) Administrator
6 150 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 145 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 127 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 123 (5.85%) Consultant
10 96 (4.57%) Desktop Support
11 82 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
12 78 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
13 77 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 75 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
15 66 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 55 (2.62%) IT Support
17 54 (2.57%) Architect
18 52 (2.48%) Windows Administrator
19 51 (2.43%) Desktop Engineer
20 47 (2.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (5.81%) .NET
2 57 (2.71%) ASP.NET
3 49 (2.33%) Web Services
4 47 (2.24%) HTML
5 33 (1.57%) XML
6 27 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.09%) Application Packaging
7 23 (1.09%) JSP
8 22 (1.05%) Middleware
9 18 (0.86%) SOAP
10 13 (0.62%) WCF
11 12 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (0.57%) jQuery
12 11 (0.52%) Ajax
12 11 (0.52%) CSS
13 10 (0.48%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.38%) X-Windows
15 7 (0.33%) COM+
15 7 (0.33%) LAMP
16 6 (0.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 203 (9.66%) Clustering
2 153 (7.28%) Blackberry
3 120 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.00%) Replication
5 50 (2.38%) Thin Client
5 50 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 31 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.00%) PDA
8 19 (0.90%) iPad
9 18 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 17 (0.81%) PKI
10 17 (0.81%) iPhone
11 14 (0.67%) NHS
12 13 (0.62%) Cryptography
12 13 (0.62%) Open Source
12 13 (0.62%) CLARiiON
13 11 (0.52%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.43%) Wiki
15 9 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2101 (100.00%) Windows
2 1627 (77.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 678 (32.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 463 (22.04%) Windows 7
5 426 (20.28%) Windows XP
6 251 (11.95%) Linux
7 180 (8.57%) UNIX
8 101 (4.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 99 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (4.47%) Windows 2000
11 83 (3.95%) Windows 8
12 58 (2.76%) Solaris
13 57 (2.71%) Windows Vista
14 37 (1.76%) Windows NT
15 30 (1.43%) CentOS
16 27 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.90%) Android
18 17 (0.81%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.76%) Debian
20 15 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (19.04%) ITIL
2 276 (13.14%) Migration
3 128 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 123 (5.85%) Change Management
5 92 (4.38%) Service Management
6 89 (4.24%) Project Management
7 86 (4.09%) Configuration Management
8 80 (3.81%) Incident Management
9 77 (3.66%) Service Delivery
10 75 (3.57%) Problem Management
11 50 (2.38%) PRINCE2
12 48 (2.28%) Workflow
13 47 (2.24%) Time Management
14 46 (2.19%) Business Continuity
15 44 (2.09%) Change Control
16 42 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
17 41 (1.95%) CRM
17 41 (1.95%) Validation
18 40 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
19 38 (1.81%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 430 (20.47%) SQL
2 239 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 98 (4.66%) VB
4 84 (4.00%) VBScript
5 71 (3.38%) C#
6 56 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 47 (2.24%) C
8 42 (2.00%) Java
9 41 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.52%) Perl
11 25 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.00%) PHP
13 20 (0.95%) Python
14 17 (0.81%) Korn
15 16 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.48%) VBA
19 9 (0.43%) Bourne shell
19 9 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 380 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 351 (16.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 259 (12.33%) SC Cleared
4 248 (11.80%) MCSE
5 120 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 104 (4.95%) MCITP
7 83 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
8 74 (3.52%) CCNA
9 71 (3.38%) MCP
10 70 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 69 (3.28%) Degree
12 40 (1.90%) MCSA
13 37 (1.76%) MCTS
14 36 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.38%) CCA
16 28 (1.33%) CCNP
16 28 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (0.90%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.81%) CCEA
18 17 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.00%) SLA
2 39 (1.86%) QA
3 14 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1217 (57.92%) Active Directory
2 568 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 250 (11.90%) vSphere
5 224 (10.66%) XenApp
6 174 (8.28%) VMware ESX
7 92 (4.38%) XenDesktop
8 81 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
9 66 (3.14%) Terminal Services
10 58 (2.76%) XenServer
11 48 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (2.24%) VMware Server
12 47 (2.24%) ISA Server
13 41 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 30 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 27 (1.29%) Xen
16 22 (1.05%) NFS
17 21 (1.00%) DFS Replication
18 18 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
19 14 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 282 (13.42%) SCCM
2 141 (6.71%) SCOM
3 81 (3.86%) NetBackup
4 64 (3.05%) Backup Exec
5 62 (2.95%) WSUS
6 54 (2.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 53 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 41 (1.95%) HP SIM
9 33 (1.57%) Puppet
10 25 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 24 (1.14%) Nagios
11 24 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 21 (1.00%) BladeLogic
14 20 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 18 (0.86%) ARCserve
16 18 (0.86%) Tivoli
16 18 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
17 16 (0.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 1012 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 1006 (47.88%) VMware
3 568 (27.03%) Citrix
4 411 (19.56%) HP
5 295 (14.04%) Cisco
6 162 (7.71%) Red Hat
7 160 (7.62%) Oracle
8 128 (6.09%) NetApp
9 124 (5.90%) Symantec
10 123 (5.85%) EMC
11 108 (5.14%) Dell
12 85 (4.05%) IBM
13 79 (3.76%) McAfee
14 68 (3.24%) 3PAR
15 61 (2.90%) Juniper
16 50 (2.38%) Altiris
17 48 (2.28%) Veeam
18 46 (2.19%) CheckPoint
19 37 (1.76%) Veritas
20 36 (1.71%) Lotus
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