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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 100 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 980 1049 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 2.19% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.93% 9.75% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 575 538
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 107 141
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
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
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -23 315 £355 +9.23% 84
South East -17 211 £359 +16.76% 51
South West +51 94 £350 -8.19% 30
East of England +30 92 £238 +2.15% 20
West Midlands -4 74 £275 +5.76% 21
Yorkshire -3 68 £275 +48.64% 11
North West -43 65 £325 +24.40% 22
East Midlands +8 51 £388 +40.90% 8
North East -10 14 £294 +19.89% 2
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 1913 (100.00%) Windows
2 1457 (76.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1069 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 934 (48.82%) VMware
5 865 (45.22%) Microsoft
6 694 (36.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 538 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 520 (27.18%) MS Exchange
9 487 (25.46%) Citrix
10 424 (22.16%) Windows 7
11 416 (21.75%) SQL
12 389 (20.33%) SAN
13 374 (19.55%) ITIL
14 370 (19.34%) HP
15 364 (19.03%) DNS
16 353 (18.45%) Migration
17 347 (18.14%) SQL Server
18 345 (18.03%) Cisco
19 327 (17.09%) Windows XP
20 313 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
21 304 (15.89%) Security Cleared
22 290 (15.16%) DHCP
23 275 (14.38%) Finance
24 270 (14.11%) SCCM
25 263 (13.75%) MS Excel
26 254 (13.28%) Firewall
27 242 (12.65%) LAN
28 235 (12.28%) MS Office
28 235 (12.28%) Hyper-V
29 231 (12.08%) WAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 520 (27.18%) MS Exchange
2 313 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 212 (11.08%) IIS
4 199 (10.40%) SharePoint
5 174 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 174 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 72 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 69 (3.61%) Lync
8 68 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 55 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (1.57%) IBM Notes
11 27 (1.41%) Apache
12 21 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.78%) nginx
15 15 (0.78%) Confluence
15 15 (0.78%) MediaWiki
15 15 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
16 14 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 263 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 235 (12.28%) MS Office
3 23 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.99%) MS Project
5 14 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
6 11 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.052%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.31%) assyst
3 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) Misys Midas
4 5 (0.26%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.21%) Eikon
5 4 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.21%) Primavera
5 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.21%) Kondor+
6 3 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.052%) Magento
8 1 (0.052%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.052%) Line 500
8 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 78 (4.08%) Office 365
2 35 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.31%) IaaS
4 6 (0.31%) PaaS
4 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.16%) Yammer
6 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.052%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 389 (20.33%) SAN
2 364 (19.03%) DNS
3 290 (15.16%) DHCP
4 254 (13.28%) Firewall
5 242 (12.65%) LAN
6 231 (12.08%) WAN
7 216 (11.29%) TCP/IP
8 117 (6.12%) VPN
9 101 (5.28%) NAS
10 77 (4.03%) VLAN
11 68 (3.55%) Internet
12 53 (2.77%) VoIP
13 50 (2.61%) Network Security
13 50 (2.61%) MPLS
14 43 (2.25%) SSL
15 40 (2.09%) Wireless
16 33 (1.73%) HTTP
17 32 (1.67%) LDAP
18 27 (1.41%) SMTP
19 25 (1.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (2.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 37 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 33 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.67%) MySQL
10 24 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.05%) DTS
12 20 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.94%) MS Access
14 16 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (1.67%) MSI
2 23 (1.20%) JIRA
2 23 (1.20%) Subversion
3 20 (1.05%) StarTeam
4 17 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.89%) Hudson
4 17 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
8 5 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.21%) WinRunner
9 4 (0.21%) TestDirector
9 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.16%) NUnit
11 2 (0.10%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.10%) Log4Net
General
1 275 (14.38%) Finance
2 78 (4.08%) Banking
3 57 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 29 (1.52%) Law
5 27 (1.41%) Retail
6 25 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.10%) Legal
8 16 (0.84%) Billing
9 15 (0.78%) Publishing
10 12 (0.63%) Advertising
11 11 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.47%) Back Office
13 7 (0.37%) Local Government
13 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.37%) Military
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.16%) Front Office
16 2 (0.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 280 (14.64%) Analyst
2 238 (12.44%) Support Engineer
3 203 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 149 (7.79%) Server Engineer
5 141 (7.37%) Administrator
6 132 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 130 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 123 (6.43%) Consultant
9 114 (5.96%) Support Analyst
10 79 (4.13%) Desktop Support
11 75 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 74 (3.87%) Architect
13 72 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
14 62 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
15 61 (3.19%) Windows Server Engineer
16 59 (3.08%) Project Manager
17 57 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 56 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 54 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
20 47 (2.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (5.54%) .NET
2 34 (1.78%) Web Services
3 31 (1.62%) HTML
3 31 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 29 (1.52%) XML
5 27 (1.41%) Middleware
6 23 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 22 (1.15%) Application Packaging
8 17 (0.89%) SOAP
9 10 (0.52%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.47%) J2EE
10 9 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (0.47%) X-Windows
10 9 (0.47%) LAMP
11 8 (0.42%) WCF
12 7 (0.37%) Ajax
12 7 (0.37%) JSP
13 6 (0.31%) XML Messaging
13 6 (0.31%) COM+
13 6 (0.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.67%) Clustering
2 102 (5.33%) Blackberry
3 95 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 35 (1.83%) Replication
6 30 (1.57%) Thin Client
6 30 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 24 (1.25%) Symmetrix
7 24 (1.25%) PDA
8 22 (1.15%) Symmetrix DMX
9 21 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.94%) CLARiiON
10 18 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (0.78%) PKI
12 15 (0.78%) Wiki
12 15 (0.78%) iPhone
12 15 (0.78%) NHS
12 15 (0.78%) IVR
13 12 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1913 (100.00%) Windows
2 1457 (76.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 694 (36.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 424 (22.16%) Windows 7
5 327 (17.09%) Windows XP
6 196 (10.25%) Linux
7 147 (7.68%) UNIX
8 121 (6.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 101 (5.28%) Windows 2000
10 82 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 70 (3.66%) Solaris
12 67 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 50 (2.61%) Windows Vista
14 38 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.83%) CentOS
16 26 (1.36%) Windows NT
17 22 (1.15%) Debian
17 22 (1.15%) Android
18 21 (1.10%) HPUX
19 20 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (19.55%) ITIL
2 353 (18.45%) Migration
3 96 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 94 (4.91%) Project Management
5 89 (4.65%) Change Management
6 84 (4.39%) Service Management
7 74 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
8 69 (3.61%) Configuration Management
9 63 (3.29%) Problem Management
10 59 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
11 58 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
12 56 (2.93%) Service Delivery
12 56 (2.93%) CRM
13 53 (2.77%) Incident Management
14 49 (2.56%) Change Control
15 45 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
16 41 (2.14%) Workflow
17 36 (1.88%) PRINCE2
18 35 (1.83%) ITSM
19 33 (1.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 416 (21.75%) SQL
2 227 (11.87%) PowerShell
3 96 (5.02%) VB
4 87 (4.55%) VBScript
5 52 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 44 (2.30%) C#
7 40 (2.09%) C
8 30 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 29 (1.52%) Java
9 29 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.36%) Perl
11 19 (0.99%) PHP
12 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.73%) Python
14 13 (0.68%) Korn
15 10 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.52%) VBA
15 10 (0.52%) Ruby
16 5 (0.26%) VB6
16 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 221 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 199 (10.40%) SC Cleared
4 156 (8.15%) MCSE
5 102 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 91 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (4.08%) MCITP
8 75 (3.92%) CCNA
9 60 (3.14%) MCP
10 54 (2.82%) Degree
11 43 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.36%) MCSA
14 21 (1.10%) MCTS
14 21 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (0.84%) CCA
15 16 (0.84%) RHCE
16 14 (0.73%) CCNP
17 13 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.39%) SLA
2 37 (1.93%) QA
3 11 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.47%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1069 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 538 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 222 (11.60%) vSphere
5 205 (10.72%) XenApp
6 167 (8.73%) VMware ESX
7 84 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (4.03%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (2.67%) Terminal Services
11 45 (2.35%) XenServer
12 40 (2.09%) Xen
13 37 (1.93%) VMware Server
14 34 (1.78%) ISA Server
15 33 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 29 (1.52%) Samba
17 22 (1.15%) NFS
18 20 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 18 (0.94%) SRDF
20 16 (0.84%) iptables
Systems Management
1 270 (14.11%) SCCM
2 113 (5.91%) SCOM
3 65 (3.40%) WSUS
4 59 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 43 (2.25%) Backup Exec
6 38 (1.99%) NetBackup
7 31 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 29 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
9 28 (1.46%) ARCserve
10 26 (1.36%) Puppet
11 24 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
12 21 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 20 (1.05%) Tivoli
14 19 (0.99%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.89%) ZABBIX
16 16 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
18 14 (0.73%) EdgeSight
19 13 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 934 (48.82%) VMware
2 865 (45.22%) Microsoft
3 487 (25.46%) Citrix
4 370 (19.34%) HP
5 345 (18.03%) Cisco
6 166 (8.68%) Oracle
7 157 (8.21%) NetApp
8 140 (7.32%) Red Hat
9 128 (6.69%) EMC
10 91 (4.76%) Symantec
11 89 (4.65%) Dell
12 71 (3.71%) IBM
13 70 (3.66%) McAfee
14 54 (2.82%) Juniper
15 51 (2.67%) 3PAR
16 47 (2.46%) CheckPoint
17 36 (1.88%) Lotus
18 34 (1.78%) CA
19 33 (1.73%) Apple
19 33 (1.73%) F5
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago