The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 47 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.73% 2.26% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 11.43% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£175 £270 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +77.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.38 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.30% +0.54%
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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 Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.76% 19.77% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 25
Average daily rate £400 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.94 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.34 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £18.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 24 December 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (22.22%) Sophos
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
6 2 (22.22%) NAS
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) SCDPM
6 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (11.11%) HP SIM

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Build Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCDPM
2 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) HP