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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 50 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 10 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.04% 5.67% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.29% 20.00% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 25
Average daily rate
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£238 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
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 £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +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
159 140 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.52% 28.34% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 57
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £513 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.11 £23.46 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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 - 7 £238 - 1
Brentwood - 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 19 September 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Citrix
8 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (27.78%) XenApp
9 4 (22.22%) Veeam
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 4 (22.22%) HP
10 3 (16.67%) DHCP
10 3 (16.67%) DNS
10 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (16.67%) SAN
10 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
10 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
11 2 (11.11%) Office 365
11 2 (11.11%) vSphere
11 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.56%) CICS
5 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
1 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) Ingres
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) IDMS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.56%) Handset
1 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) OpenVMS
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Data Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
1 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Cacti
2 1 (5.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Veeam
4 4 (22.22%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (5.56%) CA
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) BT
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Nimsoft
7 1 (5.56%) Spiceworks
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