The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 88 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1087 1038 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.40% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.72% 11.36% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 474 621
Average daily rate £300 £313 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 135 184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £120.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11179 9136 11279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.77% 21.16% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6332 4943 5879
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1011 944 1111
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -38 367 £318 -9.28% 119
South East -4 295 £300 -2.83% 77
North West +12 103 £270 +12.50% 38
West Midlands +8 71 £291 +97.28% 18
South West -11 67 £325 +44.44% 17
East of England -34 64 £225 -35.71% 31
Yorkshire -13 55 £316 -4.16% 23
East Midlands -23 30 £268 +0.94% 17
North East -5 22 £245 - 6
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2152 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (78.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1203 (55.90%) Active Directory
4 971 (45.12%) Microsoft
5 942 (43.77%) VMware
6 662 (30.76%) MS Exchange
7 566 (26.30%) Citrix
8 559 (25.98%) Windows XP
9 558 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 544 (25.28%) Windows 7
11 518 (24.07%) ITIL
12 468 (21.75%) SQL Server
13 451 (20.96%) HP
14 436 (20.26%) Security Cleared
15 419 (19.47%) SQL
16 413 (19.19%) DNS
17 343 (15.94%) DHCP
18 340 (15.80%) SCCM
19 337 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
20 319 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
21 315 (14.64%) SAN
22 313 (14.54%) MS Excel
23 312 (14.50%) SC Cleared
24 305 (14.17%) MS Office
25 298 (13.85%) PowerShell
26 293 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
27 291 (13.52%) Cisco
28 268 (12.45%) XenApp
29 258 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2003
29 258 (11.99%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 662 (30.76%) MS Exchange
2 337 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 258 (11.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 227 (10.55%) IIS
5 217 (10.08%) SharePoint
5 217 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 108 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 41 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
9 35 (1.63%) Apache
10 34 (1.58%) CMS
11 32 (1.49%) Umbraco
12 27 (1.25%) IBM Notes
13 26 (1.21%) Lync
14 19 (0.88%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
15 18 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 313 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 305 (14.17%) MS Office
3 35 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.39%) MS Project
5 14 (0.65%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.37%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.046%) CATIA
9 1 (0.046%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.35%) Google Analytics
3 25 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.093%) Tridion
7 1 (0.046%) BPCS
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.046%) Minerva
7 1 (0.046%) assyst
7 1 (0.046%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.67%) Office 365
2 12 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.33%) SaaS
5 2 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.046%) Joyent
6 1 (0.046%) IaaS
6 1 (0.046%) PaaS
6 1 (0.046%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 413 (19.19%) DNS
2 343 (15.94%) DHCP
3 315 (14.64%) SAN
4 258 (11.99%) Firewall
5 243 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 227 (10.55%) LAN
7 194 (9.01%) WAN
8 96 (4.46%) Internet
9 84 (3.90%) VPN
10 76 (3.53%) Wireless
11 71 (3.30%) VoIP
12 57 (2.65%) NAS
13 56 (2.60%) SMTP
14 50 (2.32%) HTTP
15 46 (2.14%) LDAP
16 45 (2.09%) SSL
17 42 (1.95%) VLAN
18 38 (1.77%) NetScaler
19 37 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 231 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 178 (8.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 53 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 29 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 28 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.02%) DTS
9 22 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.84%) MySQL
12 17 (0.79%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.46%) OLAP
14 10 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.42%) MS Access
15 9 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 35 (1.63%) Mercurial
2 35 (1.63%) TeamCity
3 31 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 29 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 27 (1.25%) MSI
6 15 (0.70%) LoadRunner
7 13 (0.60%) TestDirector
7 13 (0.60%) StarTeam
8 12 (0.56%) WinRunner
9 10 (0.46%) Subversion
9 10 (0.46%) Hudson
9 10 (0.46%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.42%) NUnit
11 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.28%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.28%) JIRA
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.28%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 228 (10.59%) Finance
2 88 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.58%) Banking
4 37 (1.72%) Legal
5 30 (1.39%) Retail
6 28 (1.30%) Law
7 22 (1.02%) Back Office
8 21 (0.98%) Local Government
9 19 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.70%) Military
12 13 (0.60%) French Language
13 12 (0.56%) Publishing
14 11 (0.51%) German Language
15 10 (0.46%) Front Office
16 8 (0.37%) Japanese Language
17 7 (0.33%) Italian Language
18 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 321 (14.92%) Analyst
2 277 (12.87%) Support Engineer
3 195 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 145 (6.74%) Server Engineer
5 144 (6.69%) Consultant
6 131 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 131 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 130 (6.04%) Administrator
8 119 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 107 (4.97%) Desktop Support
10 106 (4.93%) Wintel Engineer
11 104 (4.83%) Developer
12 79 (3.67%) Architect
13 68 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
13 68 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
14 65 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 61 (2.83%) IT Support
16 58 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
16 58 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 53 (2.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (8.69%) .NET
2 119 (5.53%) HTML
3 101 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 56 (2.60%) Web Services
5 44 (2.04%) CSS
5 44 (2.04%) jQuery
6 43 (2.00%) JSP
7 42 (1.95%) XML
8 31 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 29 (1.35%) LESS
10 27 (1.25%) Application Packaging
11 24 (1.12%) XHTML
12 22 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 19 (0.88%) Middleware
15 18 (0.84%) Ajax
15 18 (0.84%) ASP.NET 2.0
16 16 (0.74%) WCF
16 16 (0.74%) SOAP
17 14 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.09%) Clustering
2 151 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 61 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.79%) Thin Client
4 60 (2.79%) Fat Client
5 49 (2.28%) Replication
6 21 (0.98%) PKI
7 20 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (0.74%) EqualLogic
8 16 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 16 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (0.74%) iPhone
9 14 (0.65%) CLARiiON
10 12 (0.56%) NHS
10 12 (0.56%) CESG
11 11 (0.51%) Smartcard
11 11 (0.51%) Wiki
12 10 (0.46%) CMDB
12 10 (0.46%) iPad
12 10 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2152 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (78.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 559 (25.98%) Windows XP
4 544 (25.28%) Windows 7
5 319 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 209 (9.71%) Linux
7 197 (9.15%) UNIX
8 141 (6.55%) Windows 2000
9 90 (4.18%) Windows 2000 Server
10 71 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 65 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 55 (2.56%) Solaris
13 53 (2.46%) AIX
14 51 (2.37%) Windows Vista
15 18 (0.84%) SUSE
16 16 (0.74%) Windows NT
16 16 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.74%) Android
17 12 (0.56%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (24.07%) ITIL
2 212 (9.85%) Migration
3 113 (5.25%) Change Management
4 109 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (3.72%) Problem Management
6 70 (3.25%) Service Delivery
7 68 (3.16%) Incident Management
8 66 (3.07%) Project Management
8 66 (3.07%) Service Management
9 59 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 58 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
11 56 (2.60%) Configuration Management
12 55 (2.56%) Business Continuity
12 55 (2.56%) Change Control
13 54 (2.51%) Workflow
14 49 (2.28%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (2.23%) Scrum
16 46 (2.14%) E-Commerce
16 46 (2.14%) Test Scripting
17 44 (2.04%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 419 (19.47%) SQL
2 298 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 118 (5.48%) VB
4 99 (4.60%) VBScript
5 98 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 89 (4.14%) C#
7 60 (2.79%) T-SQL
8 41 (1.91%) Java
9 37 (1.72%) Perl
10 31 (1.44%) C
11 27 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 19 (0.88%) C++
14 17 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.56%) PHP
15 12 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.37%) Ruby
17 7 (0.33%) VB6
18 6 (0.28%) Korn
18 6 (0.28%) JCL
Qualifications
1 436 (20.26%) Security Cleared
2 312 (14.50%) SC Cleared
3 293 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 221 (10.27%) MCSE
5 126 (5.86%) DV Cleared
6 90 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
7 78 (3.62%) MCITP
8 74 (3.44%) MCP
9 70 (3.25%) CCNA
10 52 (2.42%) MCSA
11 51 (2.37%) Degree
12 47 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
13 43 (2.00%) ISTQB
14 41 (1.91%) MCTS
15 39 (1.81%) CCA
16 37 (1.72%) CCNP
16 37 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.79%) ISEB
19 14 (0.65%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (4.93%) SLA
2 28 (1.30%) QA
3 13 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.093%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.046%) GCP
System Software
1 1203 (55.90%) Active Directory
2 558 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (12.45%) XenApp
4 237 (11.01%) vSphere
5 200 (9.29%) Hyper-V
6 162 (7.53%) VMware ESX
7 88 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 75 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
9 62 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (2.42%) XenServer
11 35 (1.63%) ISA Server
12 33 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 31 (1.44%) Terminal Services
14 28 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 22 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
16 21 (0.98%) Nmap
17 18 (0.84%) Xen
18 13 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
18 13 (0.60%) MetaFrame
19 12 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 340 (15.80%) SCCM
2 170 (7.90%) SCOM
3 75 (3.49%) Backup Exec
4 71 (3.30%) NetBackup
5 66 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
6 65 (3.02%) WSUS
7 60 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 44 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 34 (1.58%) MAILsweeper
9 34 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 32 (1.49%) HP SIM
11 31 (1.44%) SCVMM
12 30 (1.39%) Tivoli
13 29 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
14 28 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 22 (1.02%) Nessus
16 19 (0.88%) ARCserve
17 18 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 18 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
18 16 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 971 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 942 (43.77%) VMware
3 566 (26.30%) Citrix
4 451 (20.96%) HP
5 291 (13.52%) Cisco
6 184 (8.55%) Oracle
7 155 (7.20%) Symantec
8 104 (4.83%) NetApp
9 99 (4.60%) IBM
10 96 (4.46%) Dell
11 94 (4.37%) EMC
12 76 (3.53%) Red Hat
13 69 (3.21%) McAfee
14 59 (2.74%) AppSense
15 54 (2.51%) CA
16 46 (2.14%) CheckPoint
17 45 (2.09%) Remedy
18 44 (2.04%) Apple
19 39 (1.81%) BMC
20 37 (1.72%) Open Text
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
networx
Rate: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago