The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 53 59 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 0.94% 4.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 3.65% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 12
Average daily rate
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- £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £309
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.02 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.18% -3.92%
Windows Server 2003
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 192 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.02% 25.84% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £28.50 £26.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.40 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Essex region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Essex region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Colchester +8 1 - -
Witham +3 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 2
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Citrix
3 11 (78.57%) VMware
4 10 (71.43%) HP
4 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (71.43%) XenApp
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (64.29%) SQL
6 8 (57.14%) Lync
6 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
7 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (50.00%) 3PAR
7 7 (50.00%) Linux
7 7 (50.00%) Clustering
8 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (35.71%) Brocade
9 5 (35.71%) ITIL
10 4 (28.57%) VMS
10 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
10 4 (28.57%) CentOS
11 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 2 (14.29%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Lync
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
3 1 (7.14%) MGCP
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) ISDN
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) VMS
5 4 (28.57%) CentOS
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (71.43%) XenApp
3 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (14.29%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 5 (35.71%) Brocade
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 1 (7.14%) Altiris
8 1 (7.14%) Juniper
8 1 (7.14%) IBM
8 1 (7.14%) Adobe
8 1 (7.14%) Clearswift