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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 93 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1057 1135 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 2.40% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.00% 10.52% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 555 470
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 180
Average hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £31.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Windows Server 2003
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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
11749 10788 10129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.25% 22.80% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7066 6140 5418
Average daily rate £363 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 981 1072
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -8 369 £350 - 78
South East -12 296 £321 -1.34% 63
East of England -8 85 £263 - 11
West Midlands +19 65 £245 -10.90% 20
South West -51 59 £325 +21.49% 14
North West -15 55 £351 +24.07% 25
Yorkshire -14 53 £325 +29.87% 19
East Midlands +15 38 £313 -2.34% 9
North East -9 34 £305 +17.30% 6
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2204 (100.00%) Windows
2 1716 (77.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1274 (57.80%) Active Directory
4 1038 (47.10%) Microsoft
5 1026 (46.55%) VMware
6 674 (30.58%) MS Exchange
7 664 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 630 (28.58%) Citrix
9 578 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 509 (23.09%) Windows 7
11 493 (22.37%) DNS
12 488 (22.14%) Windows XP
13 434 (19.69%) SQL
14 429 (19.46%) HP
14 429 (19.46%) Security Cleared
15 421 (19.10%) ITIL
16 378 (17.15%) DHCP
17 377 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 376 (17.06%) SAN
19 370 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
20 369 (16.74%) SQL Server
21 350 (15.88%) MS Office
22 327 (14.84%) MS Excel
23 302 (13.70%) Cisco
24 296 (13.43%) Firewall
25 288 (13.07%) SC Cleared
26 286 (12.98%) Linux
27 283 (12.84%) SCCM
28 282 (12.79%) vSphere
29 273 (12.39%) Migration

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 674 (30.58%) MS Exchange
2 370 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 248 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 236 (10.71%) IIS
5 234 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 231 (10.48%) SharePoint
7 127 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 102 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 101 (4.58%) Lync
10 52 (2.36%) Apache
11 41 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
12 37 (1.68%) Tomcat
13 35 (1.59%) IBM Notes
14 34 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
15 26 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
17 20 (0.91%) WebSphere
18 17 (0.77%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.77%) WorkSite
19 16 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 350 (15.88%) MS Office
2 327 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.77%) MS Project
5 13 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.091%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.091%) InDesign
10 1 (0.045%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) CATIA
10 1 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.54%) assyst
4 6 (0.27%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.091%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.091%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.091%) Maximo
5 2 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.091%) Summit
5 2 (0.091%) Agresso
5 2 (0.091%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.045%) Eikon
6 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.045%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.63%) Office 365
2 27 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.59%) Google Apps
3 13 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.18%) SaaS
5 4 (0.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.14%) IaaS
6 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.045%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.045%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 493 (22.37%) DNS
2 378 (17.15%) DHCP
3 376 (17.06%) SAN
4 296 (13.43%) Firewall
5 264 (11.98%) TCP/IP
6 253 (11.48%) LAN
7 226 (10.25%) WAN
8 95 (4.31%) Internet
9 94 (4.26%) VPN
10 86 (3.90%) NAS
11 79 (3.58%) VLAN
12 71 (3.22%) VoIP
13 61 (2.77%) Wireless
14 53 (2.40%) SSL
15 52 (2.36%) NetScaler
16 49 (2.22%) MPLS
16 49 (2.22%) Network Security
17 41 (1.86%) LDAP
18 35 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
19 30 (1.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 142 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (5.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 56 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 47 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (1.81%) MySQL
8 37 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 37 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.77%) MS Access
13 16 (0.73%) EDRMS
14 15 (0.68%) DTS
15 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (1.32%) MSI
2 27 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.64%) Subversion
4 14 (0.64%) JIRA
4 14 (0.64%) StarTeam
5 12 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.32%) FinalBuilder
9 6 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.27%) Hudson
10 4 (0.18%) Log4Net
10 4 (0.18%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.14%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.14%) PVCS
11 3 (0.14%) Toad
12 2 (0.091%) LoadRunner
General
1 272 (12.34%) Finance
2 103 (4.67%) Banking
3 70 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.13%) Law
5 31 (1.41%) Retail
6 27 (1.23%) Advertising
7 23 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.95%) Legal
9 21 (0.95%) Back Office
10 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.73%) Marketing
11 16 (0.73%) Billing
12 15 (0.68%) Publishing
13 10 (0.45%) Military
14 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.36%) Local Government
15 7 (0.32%) Front Office
16 5 (0.23%) Games
17 3 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 409 (18.56%) Analyst
2 250 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 241 (10.93%) Support Engineer
4 207 (9.39%) Support Analyst
5 159 (7.21%) Server Engineer
5 159 (7.21%) Administrator
6 145 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 141 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 114 (5.17%) Consultant
9 101 (4.58%) Desktop Support
10 92 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 89 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 84 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
13 75 (3.40%) Wintel Engineer
14 60 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 58 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
16 55 (2.50%) Developer
16 55 (2.50%) Architect
17 53 (2.40%) IT Support
18 52 (2.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (5.63%) .NET
2 61 (2.77%) ASP.NET
3 53 (2.40%) HTML
4 48 (2.18%) Web Services
5 36 (1.63%) XML
6 25 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.04%) JSP
8 22 (1.00%) Application Packaging
9 19 (0.86%) Middleware
10 18 (0.82%) WCF
11 17 (0.77%) jQuery
12 12 (0.54%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.54%) COM+
12 12 (0.54%) CSS
13 11 (0.50%) Ajax
14 10 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (0.41%) SOAP
16 8 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 7 (0.32%) J2EE
17 7 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 213 (9.66%) Clustering
2 178 (8.08%) Blackberry
3 132 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (3.36%) Replication
5 61 (2.77%) Thin Client
5 61 (2.77%) Fat Client
6 34 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.09%) PDA
8 21 (0.95%) iPad
9 20 (0.91%) PKI
10 19 (0.86%) iPhone
11 16 (0.73%) Open Source
12 13 (0.59%) NHS
13 12 (0.54%) Cryptography
14 11 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.41%) CLARiiON
15 9 (0.41%) IVR
15 9 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.36%) CMDB
16 8 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2204 (100.00%) Windows
2 1716 (77.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 664 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 509 (23.09%) Windows 7
5 488 (22.14%) Windows XP
6 286 (12.98%) Linux
7 185 (8.39%) UNIX
8 108 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 101 (4.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 95 (4.31%) Windows 8
11 93 (4.22%) Windows 2000
12 61 (2.77%) Windows Vista
13 48 (2.18%) Solaris
14 38 (1.72%) CentOS
15 31 (1.41%) Windows NT
16 27 (1.23%) Mac OS X
17 25 (1.13%) Android
18 22 (1.00%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.68%) Debian
20 14 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (19.10%) ITIL
2 273 (12.39%) Migration
3 126 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 116 (5.26%) Change Management
5 95 (4.31%) Project Management
5 95 (4.31%) Service Management
6 86 (3.90%) Incident Management
7 85 (3.86%) Service Delivery
8 82 (3.72%) Problem Management
9 81 (3.68%) Configuration Management
10 48 (2.18%) Root Cause Analysis
11 47 (2.13%) PRINCE2
11 47 (2.13%) Load Balancing
12 46 (2.09%) Business Continuity
13 45 (2.04%) Workflow
14 44 (2.00%) Time Management
15 42 (1.91%) CRM
16 39 (1.77%) Validation
16 39 (1.77%) Change Control
17 38 (1.72%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 434 (19.69%) SQL
2 249 (11.30%) PowerShell
3 103 (4.67%) VB
4 83 (3.77%) VBScript
5 77 (3.49%) C#
6 61 (2.77%) JavaScript
7 46 (2.09%) C
8 45 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 45 (2.04%) Java
9 40 (1.81%) Perl
10 32 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.23%) Python
12 21 (0.95%) PHP
13 16 (0.73%) Bash Shell
13 16 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.59%) Korn
16 12 (0.54%) VBA
17 9 (0.41%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 429 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 377 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 288 (13.07%) SC Cleared
4 253 (11.48%) MCSE
5 120 (5.44%) DV Cleared
6 118 (5.35%) MCITP
7 81 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (3.63%) MCP
9 73 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 71 (3.22%) CCNA
11 60 (2.72%) Degree
12 46 (2.09%) MCTS
13 43 (1.95%) MCSA
14 35 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (1.36%) CCNP
16 28 (1.27%) CCA
17 24 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (1.04%) ISTQB
19 21 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 14 (0.64%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (5.44%) SLA
2 42 (1.91%) QA
3 14 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.091%) COBIT
9 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1274 (57.80%) Active Directory
2 578 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (12.79%) vSphere
4 261 (11.84%) XenApp
4 261 (11.84%) Hyper-V
5 175 (7.94%) VMware ESX
6 97 (4.40%) XenDesktop
7 78 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (3.49%) XenServer
9 61 (2.77%) Terminal Services
10 51 (2.31%) VMware Server
11 47 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 44 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 40 (1.81%) ISA Server
14 32 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (1.18%) Xen
16 23 (1.04%) NFS
17 20 (0.91%) DFS Replication
18 17 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
19 16 (0.73%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 283 (12.84%) SCCM
2 144 (6.53%) SCOM
3 81 (3.68%) NetBackup
4 72 (3.27%) Backup Exec
5 59 (2.68%) WSUS
6 50 (2.27%) HP SIM
7 46 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 44 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 33 (1.50%) Puppet
10 27 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 27 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 25 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 25 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
12 24 (1.09%) Nagios
12 24 (1.09%) Tivoli
13 23 (1.04%) ARCserve
14 21 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.86%) BladeLogic
15 19 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
16 16 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1038 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 1026 (46.55%) VMware
3 630 (28.58%) Citrix
4 429 (19.46%) HP
5 302 (13.70%) Cisco
6 162 (7.35%) Oracle
7 156 (7.08%) Red Hat
8 142 (6.44%) Symantec
9 122 (5.54%) EMC
10 121 (5.49%) NetApp
11 118 (5.35%) Dell
12 94 (4.26%) IBM
13 80 (3.63%) McAfee
14 78 (3.54%) Juniper
15 68 (3.09%) 3PAR
16 56 (2.54%) CheckPoint
17 49 (2.22%) Veeam
17 49 (2.22%) Altiris
18 39 (1.77%) Lotus
19 37 (1.68%) SolarWinds
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