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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 110 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 914 1048 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 2.27% 2.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.56% 10.31% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 509 432
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 111 172
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £31.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.71% -7.89%
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
10681 10161 8858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.39% 22.03% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6196 5630 4752
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 981 972
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -20 321 £388 +19.23% 86
South East -8 285 £325 +8.33% 65
East of England +8 68 £200 -14.89% 15
North West -19 64 £294 +7.79% 27
West Midlands -5 49 £263 -27.08% 14
South West -28 48 £355 +35.23% 32
East Midlands -7 29 £393 +12.78% 7
Yorkshire -53 28 £275 +22.22% 14
North East -10 16 £275 +12.24% 3
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2048 (100.00%) Windows
2 1573 (76.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1169 (57.08%) Active Directory
4 997 (48.68%) VMware
5 979 (47.80%) Microsoft
6 704 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 594 (29.00%) MS Exchange
8 567 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 529 (25.83%) Citrix
10 438 (21.39%) Windows 7
11 431 (21.04%) SQL
12 418 (20.41%) DNS
13 411 (20.07%) Windows XP
14 408 (19.92%) ITIL
15 397 (19.38%) HP
16 381 (18.60%) Security Cleared
17 345 (16.85%) SQL Server
18 340 (16.60%) SAN
19 331 (16.16%) DHCP
20 326 (15.92%) Migration
21 322 (15.72%) Cisco
21 322 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
22 317 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
23 289 (14.11%) MS Office
24 286 (13.96%) MS Excel
24 286 (13.96%) SCCM
25 274 (13.38%) Hyper-V
25 274 (13.38%) Finance
26 271 (13.23%) Firewall
27 270 (13.18%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 594 (29.00%) MS Exchange
2 322 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (10.45%) IIS
4 207 (10.11%) SharePoint
5 204 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 191 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 105 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 92 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 79 (3.86%) Lync
10 41 (2.00%) Apache
11 36 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
12 34 (1.66%) IBM Notes
13 30 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
13 30 (1.46%) Tomcat
14 23 (1.12%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
16 19 (0.93%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
19 14 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 289 (14.11%) MS Office
2 286 (13.96%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.93%) MS Project
5 11 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.098%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.049%) SPSS
8 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.59%) assyst
4 7 (0.34%) ResourceLink
5 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.15%) Eikon
7 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.098%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.098%) Agresso
8 1 (0.049%) Summit
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.049%) Maximo
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.049%) Magento
8 1 (0.049%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.049%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.96%) Office 365
2 24 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.39%) PaaS
4 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 3 (0.15%) IaaS
6 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.049%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.049%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 418 (20.41%) DNS
2 340 (16.60%) SAN
3 331 (16.16%) DHCP
4 271 (13.23%) Firewall
5 270 (13.18%) TCP/IP
6 240 (11.72%) LAN
7 219 (10.69%) WAN
8 105 (5.13%) VPN
9 88 (4.30%) NAS
10 81 (3.96%) VLAN
11 76 (3.71%) Internet
12 62 (3.03%) VoIP
13 53 (2.59%) Network Security
14 47 (2.29%) SSL
15 46 (2.25%) MPLS
16 40 (1.95%) HTTP
17 36 (1.76%) Wireless
18 32 (1.56%) NetScaler
19 31 (1.51%) LDAP
20 30 (1.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 43 (2.10%) MySQL
7 34 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.78%) MS Access
15 15 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.49%) EDRMS
19 7 (0.34%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.56%) MSI
2 21 (1.03%) StarTeam
3 16 (0.78%) JIRA
3 16 (0.78%) Subversion
4 14 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.68%) Hudson
4 14 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.34%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.20%) WinRunner
8 4 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.20%) Toad
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.15%) PVCS
9 3 (0.15%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.098%) Moq
10 2 (0.098%) AdminStudio
General
1 274 (13.38%) Finance
2 98 (4.79%) Banking
3 69 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.00%) Law
5 28 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.37%) Advertising
6 26 (1.27%) Retail
7 23 (1.12%) Legal
8 19 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.83%) Publishing
10 16 (0.78%) Billing
11 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.59%) Marketing
13 10 (0.49%) Military
14 9 (0.44%) Back Office
14 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
16 5 (0.24%) Front Office
17 4 (0.20%) Japanese Language
18 3 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 351 (17.14%) Analyst
2 241 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 235 (11.47%) Support Engineer
4 173 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 166 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 144 (7.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 140 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 140 (6.84%) Administrator
8 120 (5.86%) Consultant
9 90 (4.39%) Desktop Support
10 72 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 71 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
12 70 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
13 68 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
14 66 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 65 (3.17%) Architect
16 55 (2.69%) IT Support
17 51 (2.49%) Project Manager
18 50 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 49 (2.39%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.93%) .NET
2 37 (1.81%) ASP.NET
3 36 (1.76%) Web Services
4 34 (1.66%) HTML
5 28 (1.37%) Middleware
6 27 (1.32%) XML
7 23 (1.12%) Application Packaging
8 19 (0.93%) SOAP
9 18 (0.88%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.78%) JSP
11 13 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (0.54%) LAMP
12 11 (0.54%) Software Packaging
12 11 (0.54%) WCF
13 10 (0.49%) X-Windows
14 7 (0.34%) J2EE
14 7 (0.34%) jQuery
15 6 (0.29%) XML Messaging
15 6 (0.29%) CSS
16 5 (0.24%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 190 (9.28%) Clustering
2 136 (6.64%) Blackberry
3 134 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (2.64%) Replication
5 42 (2.05%) Fat Client
5 42 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 41 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.07%) Symmetrix
8 21 (1.03%) PDA
9 20 (0.98%) Symmetrix DMX
10 18 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.88%) iPad
11 17 (0.83%) CLARiiON
12 16 (0.78%) iPhone
13 15 (0.73%) Open Source
14 14 (0.68%) Wiki
14 14 (0.68%) Cryptography
14 14 (0.68%) NHS
15 12 (0.59%) IVR
16 11 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2048 (100.00%) Windows
2 1573 (76.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 704 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 438 (21.39%) Windows 7
5 411 (20.07%) Windows XP
6 220 (10.74%) Linux
7 165 (8.06%) UNIX
8 102 (4.98%) Windows 2000 Server
9 96 (4.69%) Windows 8
10 90 (4.39%) Windows 2000
11 82 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 65 (3.17%) Solaris
13 59 (2.88%) Windows Vista
14 40 (1.95%) CentOS
15 39 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 37 (1.81%) Windows NT
17 26 (1.27%) HPUX
18 20 (0.98%) Android
19 19 (0.93%) Debian
20 17 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.92%) ITIL
2 326 (15.92%) Migration
3 122 (5.96%) Change Management
4 115 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 100 (4.88%) Project Management
6 94 (4.59%) Service Management
7 84 (4.10%) Configuration Management
8 77 (3.76%) Service Delivery
9 75 (3.66%) Problem Management
10 67 (3.27%) Incident Management
11 61 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
12 51 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
13 50 (2.44%) Change Control
13 50 (2.44%) PRINCE2
14 43 (2.10%) Workflow
15 41 (2.00%) Validation
15 41 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (1.95%) Time Management
17 39 (1.90%) Business Continuity
18 38 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 431 (21.04%) SQL
2 213 (10.40%) PowerShell
3 84 (4.10%) VB
4 82 (4.00%) VBScript
5 51 (2.49%) C#
6 45 (2.20%) C
7 43 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 38 (1.86%) Java
9 34 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 31 (1.51%) Perl
11 24 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.07%) PHP
13 20 (0.98%) Python
14 16 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.54%) VBA
16 11 (0.54%) Korn
17 10 (0.49%) Ruby
18 9 (0.44%) C++
18 9 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 381 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 317 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 256 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 227 (11.08%) MCSE
5 130 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 105 (5.13%) MCITP
7 89 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (3.76%) CCNA
9 74 (3.61%) MCP
10 64 (3.13%) VCP4
10 64 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 63 (3.08%) Degree
12 38 (1.86%) MCSA
13 33 (1.61%) MCTS
14 29 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.07%) CCA
17 21 (1.03%) CCNP
18 16 (0.78%) ISTQB
19 11 (0.54%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.93%) SLA
2 37 (1.81%) QA
3 14 (0.68%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1169 (57.08%) Active Directory
2 567 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (13.38%) Hyper-V
4 234 (11.43%) vSphere
5 198 (9.67%) XenApp
6 162 (7.91%) VMware ESX
7 84 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
8 81 (3.96%) XenDesktop
9 64 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 55 (2.69%) XenServer
11 50 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (2.10%) ISA Server
12 43 (2.10%) VMware Server
13 38 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 29 (1.42%) Xen
15 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.93%) Samba
16 19 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
16 19 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 18 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 286 (13.96%) SCCM
2 143 (6.98%) SCOM
3 70 (3.42%) NetBackup
4 67 (3.27%) WSUS
5 66 (3.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 51 (2.49%) Backup Exec
7 46 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 37 (1.81%) HP SIM
9 35 (1.71%) Puppet
10 26 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
11 23 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (1.03%) Nagios
13 20 (0.98%) ZABBIX
14 19 (0.93%) ARCserve
15 18 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
17 15 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (0.63%) MOM
18 13 (0.63%) BladeLogic
18 13 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 997 (48.68%) VMware
2 979 (47.80%) Microsoft
3 529 (25.83%) Citrix
4 397 (19.38%) HP
5 322 (15.72%) Cisco
6 161 (7.86%) Red Hat
7 160 (7.81%) Oracle
8 145 (7.08%) NetApp
9 123 (6.01%) EMC
10 99 (4.83%) Symantec
11 95 (4.64%) Dell
12 85 (4.15%) McAfee
13 78 (3.81%) IBM
14 60 (2.93%) 3PAR
15 56 (2.73%) Juniper
16 40 (1.95%) CheckPoint
16 40 (1.95%) Lotus
16 40 (1.95%) Veeam
17 38 (1.86%) Altiris
18 36 (1.76%) F5
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