The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 44 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.98% 1.89% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.59% 7.96% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
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£213 £388 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +38.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £378 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £398 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +52.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Windows Server 2003
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 113 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.08% 23.79% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 43
Average daily rate £306 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +4 6 £260 - 3
Abingdon - 1 £235 -
Bicester - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
5 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
7 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
9 6 (22.22%) SAN
9 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
10 5 (18.52%) Backup Exec
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (18.52%) Symantec
10 5 (18.52%) DHCP
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) MS Office
11 4 (14.81%) Apple
11 4 (14.81%) Migration
11 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
12 3 (11.11%) Mac OS
12 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (11.11%) Cisco
12 3 (11.11%) HP
12 3 (11.11%) Citrix

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.70%) Lync
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) DHCP
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) XSLT
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
1 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (7.41%) Linux
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.70%) Web Development
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCENT
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.70%) ACSA
2 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Backup Exec
2 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Symantec
4 4 (14.81%) Apple
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.70%) Veeam
7 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos