The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 16 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 Luton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 30 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.98% 4.05% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 13.64% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £239 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 - £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.20% 29.73% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Average daily rate £375 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Luton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) SLA
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) WSUS
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) vSphere
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
7 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
7 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
7 1 (11.11%) McAfee
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (11.11%) Websense
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Websense