The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Oxfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 39 27 45
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 12 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.23% 4.88% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.01% 18.03% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 6
Average daily rate £225 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £330 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £34.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
109 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.30% 27.05% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 44
Average daily rate £200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £160 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford 0 5 £200 -15.78% 2
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (20.83%) MS Office
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco
11 4 (16.67%) DHCP
11 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (16.67%) vSphere
11 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (12.50%) Replication
12 3 (12.50%) ITIL
12 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
12 3 (12.50%) MIIS
12 3 (12.50%) OCA
12 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (12.50%) Apple
13 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
13 2 (8.33%) Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.17%) Lync
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SalesLogix
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) IPv4
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) IT Support
2 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.17%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) UNIX
8 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Web Development
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) OCA
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) ACSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) CCENT
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) MIIS
2 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.17%) Sage
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy