The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 48 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 20 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.36% 4.92% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.93% 19.47% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
Average daily rate
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£345 £253 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.63% -3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £183 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £333 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +30.30%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
183 190 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.55% 25.27% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 90
Average daily rate £325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £27.13 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
5 14 (38.89%) Windows 2000 Server
6 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 12 (33.33%) Citrix
7 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (30.56%) SLA
9 10 (27.78%) MCSE
9 10 (27.78%) Windows NT
9 10 (27.78%) SAN
9 10 (27.78%) Change Management
9 10 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (25.00%) SCOM
10 9 (25.00%) Intel
10 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (25.00%) IIS
11 8 (22.22%) UNIX
11 8 (22.22%) BladeLogic
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
11 8 (22.22%) Clustering
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) Migration
12 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
12 7 (19.44%) NAS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 7 (19.44%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) SAN
2 7 (19.44%) NAS
3 4 (11.11%) Broadband
4 2 (5.56%) IPsec
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) DNS
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) DB2 UDB
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (38.89%) Windows 2000 Server
4 12 (33.33%) Windows 2000
5 10 (27.78%) Windows NT
6 8 (22.22%) UNIX
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (8.33%) Linux
11 2 (5.56%) AIX
11 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Change Management
1 10 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (19.44%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.78%) System Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) VBScript
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (27.78%) MCSE
3 8 (22.22%) Degree
4 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) ISEB
6 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 7 (19.44%) Terminal Services
4 7 (19.44%) ISA Server
5 3 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCOM
2 8 (22.22%) BladeLogic
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.56%) Hyperic
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Citrix
4 9 (25.00%) Intel
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 4 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 2 (5.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.78%) Sophos
8 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.78%) EMC
8 1 (2.78%) Veeam