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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 36 42 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.05% 0.28% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.38% 1.27% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £170 - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.77% -6.06%
Windows Server 2003
Oxfordshire

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
94 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.08% 22.25% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 31 16
Average daily rate £280 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.30 £18.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
5 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 9 (52.94%) DHCP
6 9 (52.94%) Acronis
7 8 (47.06%) Lumension
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (23.53%) VMware
11 3 (17.65%) NHS
11 3 (17.65%) Citrix
11 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
11 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (11.76%) LAN
12 2 (11.76%) WAN
12 2 (11.76%) Cisco
12 2 (11.76%) SCCM
12 2 (11.76%) SCOM
13 1 (5.88%) Data Management
13 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
13 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
13 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
13 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Junos
3 1 (5.88%) tcpdump
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Desktop Support
1 10 (58.82%) Support Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Network Support
3 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Server Support
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
1 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
1 1 (5.88%) Data Management
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
1 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
1 1 (5.88%) System Testing
1 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) CheckPoint
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Acronis
4 8 (47.06%) Lumension
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 1 (5.88%) 3Com
8 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
8 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 1 (5.88%) Websense
8 1 (5.88%) Wyse