The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 30 July 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 Oxford 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 23 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 6 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.87% 0.47% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.24% 2.38% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£319 £175 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £175 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +1.33%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.44% 19.63% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 21
Average daily rate £348 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £172 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
8 1 (9.09%) Information Security
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
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