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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 193 103 85
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 586 966 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 2.05% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.82% 8.98% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 506 511
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 94 107
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.57 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.75 £28.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -80 185 £365 +4.28% 35
South East -35 181 £325 +0.77% 27
South West +14 64 £320 -4.11% 16
East Midlands -7 39 £275 -21.42% 4
North West -33 38 £325 +13.04% 9
East of England -47 29 £343 +63.09% 7
Yorkshire -33 25 £280 +1.81% 14
West Midlands -39 19 £310 +25.25% 9
North East -28 11 £280 -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1254 (100.00%) Windows
2 846 (67.46%) Windows Server
3 809 (64.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 732 (58.37%) Active Directory
5 588 (46.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 562 (44.82%) Microsoft
7 508 (40.51%) VMware
8 323 (25.76%) MS Exchange
9 284 (22.65%) SQL Server
10 281 (22.41%) Windows 7
11 278 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 258 (20.57%) Citrix
13 251 (20.02%) SQL
13 251 (20.02%) Finance
14 237 (18.90%) ITIL
15 220 (17.54%) DNS
16 203 (16.19%) MS Office
17 194 (15.47%) Windows XP
18 187 (14.91%) DHCP
19 184 (14.67%) Security Cleared
20 183 (14.59%) MS Excel
21 179 (14.27%) Firewall
22 177 (14.11%) Migration
23 169 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
24 161 (12.84%) PowerShell
25 160 (12.76%) SCCM
26 154 (12.28%) vSphere
27 151 (12.04%) IIS
28 150 (11.96%) TCP/IP
29 149 (11.88%) Cisco

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 323 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 169 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 151 (12.04%) IIS
4 93 (7.42%) SharePoint
5 86 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 85 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 52 (4.15%) Skype for Business
9 31 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 26 (2.07%) IBM Notes
11 21 (1.67%) MQSeries
12 20 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.28%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.96%) CICS
16 11 (0.88%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.80%) Apache
17 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.72%) iPlanet
19 8 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 203 (16.19%) MS Office
2 183 (14.59%) MS Excel
3 37 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.15%) PaintShop Pro
5 10 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.80%) MS Project
6 7 (0.56%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.36%) Eikon
2 9 (0.72%) BusinessWare
2 9 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) SAP R/3
3 8 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) Faxination
4 3 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.080%) Exstream
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.080%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.080%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.74%) Office 365
2 21 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.88%) SaaS
5 4 (0.32%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.32%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.24%) IaaS
6 3 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.080%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.080%) GitHub
7 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.080%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (17.54%) DNS
2 187 (14.91%) DHCP
3 179 (14.27%) Firewall
4 150 (11.96%) TCP/IP
5 139 (11.08%) SAN
6 134 (10.69%) LAN
7 123 (9.81%) WAN
8 82 (6.54%) VPN
9 60 (4.78%) Internet
10 35 (2.79%) VLAN
11 33 (2.63%) VoIP
11 33 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
11 33 (2.63%) Wireless
12 29 (2.31%) Network Security
13 27 (2.15%) NetScaler
14 24 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (1.75%) NAS
15 22 (1.75%) SSL
16 20 (1.59%) Ethernet
17 18 (1.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 53 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.72%) DB2
11 9 (0.72%) DB2 UDB
12 8 (0.64%) Easytrieve
13 7 (0.56%) DTS
14 5 (0.40%) MySQL
14 5 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.64%) Selenium
3 8 (0.64%) SpecFlow
4 5 (0.40%) MSI
4 5 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.32%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.24%) Subversion
7 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) JIRA
7 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.080%) Ant
8 1 (0.080%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.080%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.080%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.080%) Trac
8 1 (0.080%) WinRunner
General
1 251 (20.02%) Finance
2 72 (5.74%) Banking
3 31 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.39%) Legal
5 28 (2.23%) Retail
6 26 (2.07%) Law
7 25 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.36%) Back Office
8 17 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.72%) Local Government
11 9 (0.72%) Marketing
11 9 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.40%) Military
12 5 (0.40%) Publishing
12 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 192 (15.31%) Support Engineer
2 183 (14.59%) Analyst
3 113 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 80 (6.38%) Architect
5 78 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 76 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 73 (5.82%) Desktop Support
8 70 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 69 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
10 67 (5.34%) Server Engineer
11 64 (5.10%) Administrator
12 62 (4.94%) IT Support
13 59 (4.70%) Consultant
14 56 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 54 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 52 (4.15%) DBA
17 49 (3.91%) Wintel Engineer
18 46 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 44 (3.51%) Project Manager
20 43 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.70%) .NET
2 52 (4.15%) ASP.NET
3 39 (3.11%) HTML
3 39 (3.11%) Web Services
4 35 (2.79%) .NET Framework
5 14 (1.12%) XML
6 10 (0.80%) CSS
7 9 (0.72%) MSMQ
8 8 (0.64%) ISPF
8 8 (0.64%) jQuery
8 8 (0.64%) Middleware
9 6 (0.48%) Ajax
9 6 (0.48%) WCF
10 5 (0.40%) COM+
10 5 (0.40%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.32%) ELK Stack
11 4 (0.32%) WinForms
11 4 (0.32%) WPF
12 3 (0.24%) ADO.NET
12 3 (0.24%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 106 (8.45%) Blackberry
3 80 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.10%) Clustering
5 40 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.71%) Replication
7 29 (2.31%) NHS
8 25 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 25 (1.99%) Thin Client
9 24 (1.91%) iPhone
10 22 (1.75%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.67%) iPad
12 12 (0.96%) FMCG
13 10 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.72%) AS400
15 8 (0.64%) CMDB
15 8 (0.64%) Fintech
15 8 (0.64%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.64%) SecurID
16 7 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1254 (100.00%) Windows
2 846 (67.46%) Windows Server
3 809 (64.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 588 (46.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 281 (22.41%) Windows 7
6 194 (15.47%) Windows XP
7 134 (10.69%) Linux
8 88 (7.02%) Unix
9 72 (5.74%) Windows 8
10 51 (4.07%) Solaris
11 50 (3.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 46 (3.67%) Windows 2000
13 36 (2.87%) Windows Vista
14 35 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.75%) Android
15 22 (1.75%) Windows 10
16 21 (1.67%) zOS
17 17 (1.36%) AIX
18 13 (1.04%) Windows NT
19 12 (0.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (18.90%) ITIL
2 177 (14.11%) Migration
3 70 (5.58%) Project Management
4 68 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (4.94%) Change Management
6 61 (4.86%) Service Delivery
7 57 (4.55%) Service Management
8 40 (3.19%) ITSM
8 40 (3.19%) Performance Monitoring
9 38 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 35 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (2.79%) PRINCE2
11 31 (2.47%) Incident Management
11 31 (2.47%) Server Building
12 30 (2.39%) Unit Testing
13 29 (2.31%) Mentoring
13 29 (2.31%) SDLC
14 28 (2.23%) High Availability
15 27 (2.15%) Automated Testing
15 27 (2.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 251 (20.02%) SQL
2 161 (12.84%) PowerShell
3 51 (4.07%) VBScript
4 50 (3.99%) C#
5 46 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 37 (2.95%) C++
7 30 (2.39%) VB
8 24 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.04%) COBOL
9 13 (1.04%) Java
10 12 (0.96%) Assembly Language
10 12 (0.96%) JCL
10 12 (0.96%) Perl
10 12 (0.96%) REXX
11 10 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.64%) CLIST
13 7 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.48%) PHP
15 5 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 184 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 138 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 128 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (7.97%) MCSE
5 68 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (3.75%) CCNA
7 45 (3.59%) MCSA
8 40 (3.19%) Degree
9 38 (3.03%) MCP
10 35 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (2.55%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.07%) MCITP
13 18 (1.44%) CCNP
13 18 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.04%) CCSP
14 13 (1.04%) MCDST
15 10 (0.80%) CISSP
16 9 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (0.72%) CISM
17 8 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.78%) SLA
2 22 (1.75%) QA
3 11 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.24%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.080%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 732 (58.37%) Active Directory
2 278 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (12.28%) vSphere
4 124 (9.89%) XenApp
5 93 (7.42%) Hyper-V
5 93 (7.42%) VMware ESX
6 52 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (3.83%) XenDesktop
8 43 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 43 (3.43%) XenServer
9 17 (1.36%) Terminal Server
10 16 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 15 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 11 (0.88%) NFS
13 10 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.72%) ClearTrust
14 9 (0.72%) Firmware
14 9 (0.72%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 160 (12.76%) SCCM
2 80 (6.38%) SCOM
3 54 (4.31%) WSUS
4 35 (2.79%) Backup Exec
5 32 (2.55%) NetBackup
6 19 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 17 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (1.36%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (0.88%) HP SIM
11 11 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.72%) vMotion
13 8 (0.64%) Puppet
14 7 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.56%) Nagios
14 7 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 562 (44.82%) Microsoft
2 508 (40.51%) VMware
3 258 (20.57%) Citrix
4 149 (11.88%) Cisco
4 149 (11.88%) HP
5 114 (9.09%) Oracle
6 60 (4.78%) Red Hat
7 56 (4.47%) NetApp
7 56 (4.47%) Symantec
8 52 (4.15%) IBM
9 51 (4.07%) Dell
10 41 (3.27%) EMC
11 40 (3.19%) CheckPoint
12 39 (3.11%) CA
13 38 (3.03%) Intel Security
13 38 (3.03%) LANDesk
14 28 (2.23%) Lotus
15 27 (2.15%) Remedy
16 26 (2.07%) Juniper
17 24 (1.91%) Apple
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £46 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Northallerton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.99 per hour + pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £185 - £225 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago