The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 23 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 Middlesex 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.80% 2.43% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 9.43% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £388 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.00% 25.73% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 27
Average daily rate £388 £570 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.01% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (25.00%) AppSense
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) PKI
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) Smartcard
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) Solaris
6 1 (12.50%) Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Author
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) MSI Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (12.50%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) DFS Replication
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) AppSense
3 2 (25.00%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) VMware