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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 110 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 966 1149 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 2.40% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.58% 10.33% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 647 604
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 £165 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 105 133
Average hourly rate £18.23 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.46 £15.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -16.55%
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
11265 11120 10005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 23.22% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6403 5555
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 950 966
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -34 319 £339 +0.37% 75
South East -39 209 £338 +8.87% 53
East of England +13 97 £225 +12.50% 18
South West +16 88 £325 - 9
Yorkshire -9 64 £275 +48.64% 18
West Midlands -8 61 £250 -17.49% 17
North West -58 54 £265 +3.92% 17
East Midlands +12 49 £328 +11.96% 4
North East -9 25 £235 -5.90% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1956 (100.00%) Windows
2 1469 (75.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 1147 (58.64%) Active Directory
4 953 (48.72%) VMware
5 896 (45.81%) Microsoft
6 733 (37.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 521 (26.64%) MS Exchange
8 519 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 504 (25.77%) Citrix
10 436 (22.29%) SQL
11 410 (20.96%) ITIL
12 407 (20.81%) Windows 7
13 387 (19.79%) SAN
14 375 (19.17%) SQL Server
15 371 (18.97%) DNS
15 371 (18.97%) Cisco
15 371 (18.97%) Migration
16 359 (18.35%) HP
17 314 (16.05%) Windows XP
18 302 (15.44%) DHCP
19 301 (15.39%) Exchange Server 2010
20 291 (14.88%) Finance
21 289 (14.78%) Security Cleared
22 273 (13.96%) MS Excel
23 269 (13.75%) SCCM
24 264 (13.50%) Firewall
25 259 (13.24%) MS Office
26 247 (12.63%) PowerShell
27 238 (12.17%) WAN
28 236 (12.07%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 521 (26.64%) MS Exchange
2 301 (15.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 234 (11.96%) IIS
4 215 (10.99%) SharePoint
5 168 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 167 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 75 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 70 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 66 (3.37%) Lync
10 44 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
11 31 (1.58%) IBM Notes
12 28 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 25 (1.28%) Apache
14 19 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
15 16 (0.82%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.77%) JBoss
16 15 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.66%) nginx
18 13 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 273 (13.96%) MS Excel
2 259 (13.24%) MS Office
3 22 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.87%) PaintShop Pro
4 17 (0.87%) MS Project
5 14 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.051%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.20%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.20%) Primavera
5 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.15%) Eikon
6 3 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.051%) Line 500
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.051%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.051%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.19%) Office 365
2 44 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.36%) IaaS
5 6 (0.31%) PaaS
6 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 3 (0.15%) Yammer
7 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.051%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 387 (19.79%) SAN
2 371 (18.97%) DNS
3 302 (15.44%) DHCP
4 264 (13.50%) Firewall
5 238 (12.17%) WAN
6 236 (12.07%) LAN
7 224 (11.45%) TCP/IP
8 110 (5.62%) VPN
9 99 (5.06%) NAS
10 69 (3.53%) VLAN
11 62 (3.17%) Internet
12 55 (2.81%) Network Security
13 53 (2.71%) MPLS
14 48 (2.45%) Wireless
15 46 (2.35%) SSL
16 44 (2.25%) VoIP
17 34 (1.74%) SMTP
18 31 (1.58%) BIG-IP
19 28 (1.43%) LDAP
20 27 (1.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 136 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (6.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 35 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 27 (1.38%) MySQL
9 27 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.02%) DTS
12 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.82%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.46%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (1.38%) MSI
2 21 (1.07%) Subversion
3 20 (1.02%) JIRA
4 16 (0.82%) Hudson
4 16 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.56%) StarTeam
8 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.36%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
11 4 (0.20%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.15%) NUnit
12 3 (0.15%) WinRunner
12 3 (0.15%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.10%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.10%) Moq
13 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 291 (14.88%) Finance
2 82 (4.19%) Banking
3 40 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.79%) Retail
5 27 (1.38%) Law
5 27 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.28%) Legal
7 15 (0.77%) Publishing
8 13 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.41%) Back Office
10 8 (0.41%) Military
10 8 (0.41%) Advertising
11 6 (0.31%) Local Government
11 6 (0.31%) Marketing
12 5 (0.26%) Automotive
13 4 (0.20%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.20%) Front Office
14 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 303 (15.49%) Analyst
2 235 (12.01%) Support Engineer
3 207 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 146 (7.46%) Server Engineer
5 143 (7.31%) Administrator
6 136 (6.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 135 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 130 (6.65%) Support Analyst
9 121 (6.19%) Consultant
10 95 (4.86%) Desktop Support
11 80 (4.09%) Architect
12 78 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
13 75 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 64 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
15 60 (3.07%) Windows Server Engineer
16 58 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 56 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
18 53 (2.71%) Service Analyst
19 52 (2.66%) Project Manager
19 52 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.96%) .NET
2 26 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 25 (1.28%) HTML
3 25 (1.28%) Web Services
4 22 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 21 (1.07%) Middleware
6 20 (1.02%) XML
6 20 (1.02%) Application Packaging
7 15 (0.77%) SOAP
8 10 (0.51%) X-Windows
9 8 (0.41%) Ajax
9 8 (0.41%) J2EE
10 7 (0.36%) COM+
10 7 (0.36%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.31%) WCF
11 6 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
11 6 (0.31%) jQuery
11 6 (0.31%) LAMP
11 6 (0.31%) COM
12 5 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (10.17%) Clustering
2 152 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 114 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (5.16%) Blackberry
5 45 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.25%) Replication
7 42 (2.15%) EMC VNX
8 30 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 30 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 22 (1.12%) HP Storage
10 20 (1.02%) Symmetrix DMX
10 20 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.02%) CLARiiON
10 20 (1.02%) Symmetrix
11 18 (0.92%) PDA
11 18 (0.92%) iPhone
11 18 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 17 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
13 16 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1956 (100.00%) Windows
2 1469 (75.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 733 (37.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 407 (20.81%) Windows 7
5 314 (16.05%) Windows XP
6 203 (10.38%) Linux
7 148 (7.57%) UNIX
8 109 (5.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 96 (4.91%) Windows 2000
10 89 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 70 (3.58%) Solaris
12 56 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (2.10%) CentOS
14 35 (1.79%) Ubuntu
15 34 (1.74%) Android
16 27 (1.38%) Windows Vista
17 23 (1.18%) Windows NT
18 21 (1.07%) Debian
18 21 (1.07%) Apple iOS
19 19 (0.97%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (20.96%) ITIL
2 371 (18.97%) Migration
3 110 (5.62%) Service Management
3 110 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 98 (5.01%) Change Management
4 98 (5.01%) Project Management
5 82 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
6 71 (3.63%) Problem Management
7 65 (3.32%) Configuration Management
7 65 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
8 59 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
8 59 (3.02%) Change Control
9 55 (2.81%) ITSM
10 52 (2.66%) Service Delivery
10 52 (2.66%) Incident Management
11 51 (2.61%) Server Building
12 49 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 46 (2.35%) Workflow
14 45 (2.30%) CRM
15 40 (2.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 436 (22.29%) SQL
2 247 (12.63%) PowerShell
3 78 (3.99%) VB
4 76 (3.89%) VBScript
5 42 (2.15%) C#
6 41 (2.10%) C
7 38 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 36 (1.84%) Perl
9 34 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 33 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.53%) Java
12 22 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.87%) Python
14 16 (0.82%) Korn
15 14 (0.72%) PHP
16 12 (0.61%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.56%) VBA
18 9 (0.46%) Ruby
19 6 (0.31%) Jython
Qualifications
1 289 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 201 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 189 (9.66%) SC Cleared
4 127 (6.49%) MCSE
5 94 (4.81%) DV Cleared
6 82 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (3.53%) MCITP
8 64 (3.27%) CCNA
9 58 (2.97%) Degree
10 56 (2.86%) MCP
11 35 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.23%) MCSA
14 22 (1.12%) MCTS
15 15 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (0.77%) CCNP
16 13 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.61%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.56%) RHCE
19 10 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.70%) SLA
2 32 (1.64%) QA
3 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1147 (58.64%) Active Directory
2 519 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (11.81%) vSphere
4 227 (11.61%) XenApp
5 225 (11.50%) Hyper-V
6 181 (9.25%) VMware ESX
7 94 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
8 69 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 52 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (2.61%) Terminal Services
11 40 (2.04%) XenServer
12 38 (1.94%) Xen
13 33 (1.69%) VMware Server
14 30 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 30 (1.53%) ISA Server
15 28 (1.43%) Samba
16 26 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (1.28%) NFS
18 21 (1.07%) NLBS
19 15 (0.77%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 269 (13.75%) SCCM
2 128 (6.54%) SCOM
3 67 (3.43%) WSUS
4 48 (2.45%) Backup Exec
5 45 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 38 (1.94%) NetBackup
7 31 (1.58%) ARCserve
8 29 (1.48%) Puppet
9 27 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 25 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
11 24 (1.23%) HP SIM
12 22 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (1.07%) Tivoli
13 21 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 14 (0.72%) EdgeSight
15 14 (0.72%) AirWatch
15 14 (0.72%) EMC VPLEX
15 14 (0.72%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 953 (48.72%) VMware
2 896 (45.81%) Microsoft
3 504 (25.77%) Citrix
4 371 (18.97%) Cisco
5 359 (18.35%) HP
6 158 (8.08%) Oracle
7 156 (7.98%) NetApp
8 132 (6.75%) EMC
9 123 (6.29%) Red Hat
10 106 (5.42%) Symantec
11 81 (4.14%) Dell
12 62 (3.17%) IBM
13 57 (2.91%) CheckPoint
14 55 (2.81%) 3PAR
15 53 (2.71%) McAfee
16 47 (2.40%) Juniper
17 45 (2.30%) CA
18 38 (1.94%) Lotus
18 38 (1.94%) F5
19 35 (1.79%) Apple
Bath, Avon
Smartedge
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago