The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 78 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1109 1221 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.24% 2.62% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.86% 11.69% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 586 616
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.40 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11245 10442 11229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.75% 22.42% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6491 5838 5681
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 971 1164
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2003
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -23 354 £340 -2.85% 87
South East -11 298 £300 -4.76% 73
North West +8 115 £273 -8.78% 23
South West -6 77 £350 - 18
East of England -25 75 £213 -12.82% 25
West Midlands -8 63 £315 +5.00% 22
Yorkshire -10 61 £185 -38.33% 38
East Midlands -18 37 £313 +4.16% 16
North East -7 15 £290 +5.45% 6
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2163 (100.00%) Windows
2 1686 (77.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 1149 (53.12%) Active Directory
4 985 (45.54%) Microsoft
5 899 (41.56%) VMware
6 629 (29.08%) MS Exchange
7 618 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 575 (26.58%) Windows 7
9 569 (26.31%) Citrix
10 519 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 458 (21.17%) Security Cleared
12 423 (19.56%) HP
12 423 (19.56%) ITIL
13 412 (19.05%) DNS
14 410 (18.96%) SQL Server
15 398 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 361 (16.69%) SQL
17 359 (16.60%) MS Office
18 340 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
19 331 (15.30%) SAN
20 319 (14.75%) DHCP
21 314 (14.52%) SC Cleared
22 306 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
23 302 (13.96%) MS Excel
24 301 (13.92%) Cisco
25 295 (13.64%) SCCM
26 270 (12.48%) Exchange Server 2003
27 266 (12.30%) Firewall
28 259 (11.97%) TCP/IP
29 257 (11.88%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 629 (29.08%) MS Exchange
2 340 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 270 (12.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 229 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 227 (10.49%) SharePoint
6 199 (9.20%) IIS
7 89 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 75 (3.47%) Lync
9 56 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 46 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
12 31 (1.43%) Apache
13 30 (1.39%) IBM Notes
14 27 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 20 (0.92%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.83%) Confluence
17 16 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.69%) CMS
19 13 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
20 12 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 359 (16.60%) MS Office
2 302 (13.96%) MS Excel
3 31 (1.43%) MS Project
4 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.60%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.092%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.18%) assyst
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.18%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.046%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Minerva
5 1 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.85%) Office 365
2 18 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.046%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 412 (19.05%) DNS
2 331 (15.30%) SAN
3 319 (14.75%) DHCP
4 266 (12.30%) Firewall
5 259 (11.97%) TCP/IP
6 234 (10.82%) LAN
7 194 (8.97%) WAN
8 86 (3.98%) Wireless
9 76 (3.51%) Internet
10 73 (3.37%) VPN
11 71 (3.28%) NAS
12 60 (2.77%) Network Security
13 57 (2.64%) VoIP
14 52 (2.40%) VLAN
15 49 (2.27%) LDAP
16 47 (2.17%) HTTPS
17 43 (1.99%) HTTP
18 40 (1.85%) SSL
19 34 (1.57%) MPLS
19 34 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 194 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 177 (8.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 64 (2.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 47 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 38 (1.76%) DTS
9 37 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.16%) MySQL
13 23 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (0.69%) OLAP
16 15 (0.69%) IDOL
17 14 (0.65%) RDBMS
18 12 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
19 11 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 33 (1.53%) MSI
3 31 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (0.97%) LoadRunner
6 20 (0.92%) StarTeam
7 17 (0.79%) Subversion
8 16 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.74%) JIRA
9 14 (0.65%) Hudson
9 14 (0.65%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.55%) Kiln
10 12 (0.55%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.51%) NUnit
12 8 (0.37%) MSBuild
13 7 (0.32%) TestDirector
13 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.28%) WinRunner
14 6 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 237 (10.96%) Finance
2 109 (5.04%) Banking
3 56 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.85%) Retail
5 38 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.57%) Legal
7 28 (1.29%) Law
8 18 (0.83%) Front Office
9 17 (0.79%) Back Office
10 15 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.69%) Publishing
11 12 (0.55%) Local Government
12 7 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.28%) Advertising
13 6 (0.28%) Military
13 6 (0.28%) German Language
14 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.18%) French Language
15 4 (0.18%) Games
15 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 367 (16.97%) Analyst
2 280 (12.94%) Support Engineer
3 180 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 160 (7.40%) Support Analyst
5 154 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 137 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 133 (6.15%) Administrator
8 126 (5.83%) Desktop Support
8 126 (5.83%) Server Engineer
9 105 (4.85%) Consultant
10 86 (3.98%) Developer
11 81 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
12 79 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
13 74 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 66 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 66 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
15 65 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 62 (2.87%) Architect
17 57 (2.64%) Technical Support
18 56 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (8.92%) .NET
2 116 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 90 (4.16%) HTML
4 55 (2.54%) XML
5 50 (2.31%) JSP
6 42 (1.94%) Web Services
7 30 (1.39%) WCF
7 30 (1.39%) jQuery
8 28 (1.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 28 (1.29%) Application Packaging
9 26 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.16%) CSS
11 17 (0.79%) COM+
12 15 (0.69%) XSLT
12 15 (0.69%) Middleware
12 15 (0.69%) LAMP
12 15 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (0.65%) Ajax
14 12 (0.55%) LESS
15 11 (0.51%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.14%) Clustering
2 165 (7.63%) Blackberry
3 63 (2.91%) Thin Client
3 63 (2.91%) Fat Client
4 61 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.50%) Replication
6 20 (0.92%) iPhone
7 19 (0.88%) Wiki
7 19 (0.88%) PKI
8 17 (0.79%) NHS
9 16 (0.74%) PDA
10 14 (0.65%) Open Source
10 14 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.60%) iPad
12 12 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.51%) CESG
13 11 (0.51%) Cryptography
13 11 (0.51%) Statistics
13 11 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2163 (100.00%) Windows
2 1686 (77.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 618 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 575 (26.58%) Windows 7
5 398 (18.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (11.47%) Linux
7 194 (8.97%) UNIX
8 164 (7.58%) Windows 2000
9 93 (4.30%) Windows 8
10 90 (4.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 76 (3.51%) Windows Vista
12 72 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 48 (2.22%) CentOS
14 47 (2.17%) Solaris
15 44 (2.03%) AIX
16 38 (1.76%) Ubuntu
17 26 (1.20%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.83%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.69%) Debian
20 14 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (19.56%) ITIL
2 241 (11.14%) Migration
3 100 (4.62%) Service Management
4 92 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 90 (4.16%) Change Management
6 84 (3.88%) Service Delivery
6 84 (3.88%) Incident Management
7 79 (3.65%) Project Management
8 77 (3.56%) Workflow
9 66 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 58 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
11 56 (2.59%) Problem Management
12 53 (2.45%) Business Continuity
13 46 (2.13%) Validation
13 46 (2.13%) Change Control
14 45 (2.08%) Test Scripting
14 45 (2.08%) PRINCE2
14 45 (2.08%) Software Testing
15 44 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
16 43 (1.99%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 361 (16.69%) SQL
2 254 (11.74%) PowerShell
3 108 (4.99%) VBScript
4 105 (4.85%) C#
5 93 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 87 (4.02%) VB
7 60 (2.77%) T-SQL
8 51 (2.36%) Java
9 47 (2.17%) Perl
10 45 (2.08%) C
11 39 (1.80%) Python
12 33 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.88%) VB6
13 19 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 19 (0.88%) PHP
14 17 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.74%) C++
16 13 (0.60%) Ruby
17 9 (0.42%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.092%) Korn
Qualifications
1 458 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 314 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 306 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 198 (9.15%) MCSE
5 133 (6.15%) DV Cleared
6 114 (5.27%) MCITP
7 88 (4.07%) MCP
8 80 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 68 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 61 (2.82%) CCNA
11 58 (2.68%) MCTS
12 53 (2.45%) ISTQB
13 49 (2.27%) Degree
14 47 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 39 (1.80%) CCNP
15 39 (1.80%) MCSA
16 32 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
17 28 (1.29%) CCA
18 21 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.04%) SLA
2 38 (1.76%) QA
3 13 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.092%) COBIT
8 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1149 (53.12%) Active Directory
2 519 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (11.88%) XenApp
4 215 (9.94%) Hyper-V
5 205 (9.48%) vSphere
6 144 (6.66%) VMware ESX
7 90 (4.16%) XenServer
8 80 (3.70%) XenDesktop
9 64 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
10 52 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 42 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 32 (1.48%) Terminal Services
13 28 (1.29%) ISA Server
13 28 (1.29%) Nmap
13 28 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.83%) NLBS
16 17 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
16 17 (0.79%) Xen
16 17 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 295 (13.64%) SCCM
2 149 (6.89%) SCOM
3 85 (3.93%) Backup Exec
4 74 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
5 61 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 46 (2.13%) WSUS
7 36 (1.66%) NetBackup
8 35 (1.62%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.57%) SCVMM
10 33 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 29 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
11 29 (1.34%) HP SIM
12 28 (1.29%) Nessus
13 25 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
14 24 (1.11%) ARCserve
14 24 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 21 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 20 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 18 (0.83%) Puppet
18 15 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 985 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 899 (41.56%) VMware
3 569 (26.31%) Citrix
4 423 (19.56%) HP
5 301 (13.92%) Cisco
6 170 (7.86%) Oracle
7 136 (6.29%) Symantec
8 106 (4.90%) Dell
9 97 (4.48%) EMC
10 90 (4.16%) Red Hat
11 81 (3.74%) IBM
12 79 (3.65%) NetApp
13 63 (2.91%) Juniper
14 58 (2.68%) CheckPoint
15 57 (2.64%) McAfee
16 45 (2.08%) CA
17 40 (1.85%) Apple
18 35 (1.62%) AppSense
19 34 (1.57%) Remedy
20 32 (1.48%) Intel
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour 3 Month Contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £14 to £14 per hour This is an initial 3-month contract
Posted: 2 days ago