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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 55 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.13% 2.73% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.93% 10.66% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
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£230 £235 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £184 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £349 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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
151 122 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.48% 25.58% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 68
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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 -17 8 £365 +14.50%
Kidlington - 1 £190 -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (58.62%) VMware
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
8 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.24%) WAN
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix
11 4 (13.79%) Apple
11 4 (13.79%) Symantec
11 4 (13.79%) LAN
11 4 (13.79%) MS Office
11 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
11 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (10.34%) SCCM
12 3 (10.34%) SCOM
12 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
12 3 (10.34%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.90%) IIS
6 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) NAS
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) SSL
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) Multicast
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.45%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.34%) Linux
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.90%) Change Management
1 2 (6.90%) Migration
1 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
2 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (3.45%) ITSM
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL
2 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Apple
4 4 (13.79%) Symantec
5 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 3 (10.34%) EMC
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 2 (6.90%) Websense
7 1 (3.45%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy
7 1 (3.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.45%) HP