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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 66 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 5 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.95% 5.30% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 16.67% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 17
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
191 174 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.17% 31.81% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 45
Average daily rate £450 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.33 £30.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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
Colchester -6 3 £525 +40.00%
Brentwood -4 1 - -
Basildon - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Witham - - - -
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) XenApp
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) Veeam
7 4 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
8 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (12.50%) Office 365
9 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) CICS
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) IDMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Handset
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) OpenVMS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Data Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Master Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Veeam
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) Nimsoft
7 1 (6.25%) Spiceworks
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.25%) CA
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Sophos
7 1 (6.25%) BT