The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 65 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 245 285 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.67% 3.38% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.87% 14.01% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 103 96
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£314 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.03% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £289 £296
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £29.75 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2254 2034 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.58% 24.15% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 903 755
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 245 255
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -18 80 £301 -7.80% 21
Berkshire -26 59 £275 -8.33% 21
Buckinghamshire +5 51 £275 +32.53% 10
Surrey +5 30 £325 -18.75% 11
East Sussex -5 9 £425 +9.67%
West Sussex -13 5 £350 +3.70% 6
Kent -8 3 £206 -10.32% 6
Oxfordshire -24 3 £325 +22.64% 2
Middlesex -3 1 £450 +5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 594 (100.00%) Windows
2 445 (74.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 319 (53.70%) Active Directory
4 295 (49.66%) Microsoft
5 288 (48.48%) VMware
6 202 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 200 (33.67%) Security Cleared
8 180 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 170 (28.62%) MS Exchange
10 157 (26.43%) Windows 7
11 155 (26.09%) SC Cleared
12 128 (21.55%) SQL
12 128 (21.55%) Citrix
13 120 (20.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 119 (20.03%) HP
15 118 (19.87%) Windows XP
16 108 (18.18%) ITIL
17 105 (17.68%) DNS
18 104 (17.51%) SAN
19 97 (16.33%) MS Excel
19 97 (16.33%) SCCM
20 95 (15.99%) MCSE
21 92 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
22 89 (14.98%) DHCP
23 86 (14.48%) SQL Server
24 85 (14.31%) Migration
25 84 (14.14%) Hyper-V
26 78 (13.13%) Cisco
27 75 (12.63%) Linux
28 73 (12.29%) UNIX

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 170 (28.62%) MS Exchange
2 92 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 64 (10.77%) IIS
5 55 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 49 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
8 27 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (3.54%) Lync
10 13 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (2.02%) Apache
12 8 (1.35%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.84%) SAS
13 5 (0.84%) CMS
13 5 (0.84%) Drupal
13 5 (0.84%) WordPress
14 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.51%) Documentum
Applications
1 97 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 62 (10.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (1.01%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.02%) assyst
2 10 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.69%) Office 365
2 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.84%) PaaS
4 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.51%) IaaS
4 3 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (17.68%) DNS
2 104 (17.51%) SAN
3 89 (14.98%) DHCP
4 60 (10.10%) TCP/IP
5 58 (9.76%) Firewall
6 52 (8.75%) LAN
7 37 (6.23%) WAN
8 31 (5.22%) NAS
9 22 (3.70%) SSL
9 22 (3.70%) Internet
10 21 (3.54%) VPN
11 20 (3.37%) VLAN
12 15 (2.53%) VoIP
13 10 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.52%) SMTP
14 9 (1.52%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.52%) Network Security
15 8 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.35%) OSPF
16 7 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.69%) MySQL
5 15 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.01%) IDOL
11 4 (0.67%) DTS
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.51%) OLAP
12 3 (0.51%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.51%) EDMS
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 7
12 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.37%) StarTeam
2 7 (1.18%) MSI
3 6 (1.01%) Subversion
4 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.34%) Moq
5 2 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.17%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 53 (8.92%) Finance
2 12 (2.02%) Banking
3 10 (1.68%) Military
4 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.01%) Advertising
5 5 (0.84%) Back Office
6 4 (0.67%) Publishing
7 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.51%) Retail
7 3 (0.51%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 78 (13.13%) Support Engineer
2 76 (12.79%) Analyst
3 69 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (7.58%) Server Engineer
5 44 (7.41%) Administrator
6 36 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (4.04%) Consultant
7 24 (4.04%) Support Analyst
8 23 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (3.54%) Desktop Support
10 20 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (3.37%) Windows Administrator
11 18 (3.03%) Developer
11 18 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.86%) Server Support
12 17 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 15 (2.53%) Architect
14 15 (2.53%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.23%) .NET
2 25 (4.21%) HTML
3 23 (3.87%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.86%) XML
5 15 (2.53%) Web Services
6 13 (2.19%) JSP
7 12 (2.02%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.68%) Application Packaging
9 8 (1.35%) jQuery
10 7 (1.18%) COM+
10 7 (1.18%) CSS
10 7 (1.18%) Ajax
10 7 (1.18%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.01%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (1.01%) Middleware
11 6 (1.01%) SOAP
12 3 (0.51%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.51%) Symfony
13 2 (0.34%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.11%) Clustering
2 27 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 19 (3.20%) Replication
5 16 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.52%) Open Source
8 8 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.01%) PKI
10 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.84%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.84%) CMDB
12 4 (0.67%) HACMP
13 3 (0.51%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.51%) iPhone
13 3 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 594 (100.00%) Windows
2 445 (74.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 157 (26.43%) Windows 7
5 118 (19.87%) Windows XP
6 75 (12.63%) Linux
7 73 (12.29%) UNIX
8 42 (7.07%) Windows 2000
9 41 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 32 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (4.04%) Windows 8
12 20 (3.37%) Windows NT
13 8 (1.35%) AIX
14 6 (1.01%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.01%) Debian
15 5 (0.84%) CentOS
16 4 (0.67%) Solaris
17 3 (0.51%) HPUX
18 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (18.18%) ITIL
2 85 (14.31%) Migration
3 34 (5.72%) Configuration Management
4 33 (5.56%) Change Management
5 31 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (4.71%) Project Management
7 24 (4.04%) Network Management
8 23 (3.87%) ITIL V3
8 23 (3.87%) PRINCE2
9 21 (3.54%) Service Management
10 19 (3.20%) Service Delivery
11 17 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 17 (2.86%) Test Scripting
11 17 (2.86%) Change Control
12 16 (2.69%) Problem Management
13 15 (2.53%) Time Management
14 14 (2.36%) Knowledge Management
14 14 (2.36%) Unit Testing
15 13 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (2.19%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (21.55%) SQL
2 67 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 48 (8.08%) VB
4 46 (7.74%) VBScript
5 22 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.53%) C#
7 14 (2.36%) C
8 13 (2.19%) Java
9 12 (2.02%) Perl
10 9 (1.52%) PHP
10 9 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.52%) Korn
10 9 (1.52%) Bourne shell
11 6 (1.01%) PHP5
12 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.67%) Python
14 3 (0.51%) C++
15 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 200 (33.67%) Security Cleared
2 155 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 120 (20.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (15.99%) MCSE
5 58 (9.76%) DV Cleared
6 40 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (6.23%) CCNA
8 27 (4.55%) MCP
9 26 (4.38%) Degree
10 22 (3.70%) MCITP
11 21 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (3.03%) CCNP
13 14 (2.36%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.68%) MCSA
16 9 (1.52%) RHCSA
17 8 (1.35%) MCTS
17 8 (1.35%) CCA
17 8 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (1.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.41%) SLA
2 8 (1.35%) QA
3 5 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 319 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 180 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 56 (9.43%) VMware ESX
5 51 (8.59%) vSphere
6 30 (5.05%) Terminal Services
6 30 (5.05%) XenApp
7 27 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 20 (3.37%) ISA Server
10 19 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (3.20%) XenDesktop
11 12 (2.02%) NFS
12 8 (1.35%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.18%) Nmap
14 6 (1.01%) vCloud
15 5 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.67%) UAG
16 4 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 97 (16.33%) SCCM
2 37 (6.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 37 (6.23%) SCOM
3 34 (5.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 24 (4.04%) NetBackup
5 18 (3.03%) Nagios
6 17 (2.86%) WSUS
7 15 (2.53%) BladeLogic
8 13 (2.19%) ARCserve
9 12 (2.02%) HP SIM
9 12 (2.02%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
10 10 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.52%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.18%) Nessus
13 5 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 4 (0.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 295 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 288 (48.48%) VMware
3 128 (21.55%) Citrix
4 119 (20.03%) HP
5 78 (13.13%) Cisco
6 58 (9.76%) Oracle
7 44 (7.41%) McAfee
7 44 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 36 (6.06%) Symantec
9 30 (5.05%) EMC
10 27 (4.55%) NetApp
11 23 (3.87%) 3PAR
12 21 (3.54%) CA
12 21 (3.54%) Dell
13 20 (3.37%) Intel
14 19 (3.20%) IBM
15 17 (2.86%) Juniper
15 17 (2.86%) Altiris
16 16 (2.69%) Remedy
17 15 (2.53%) Borland
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