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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 56 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 293 291 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.98% 3.41% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.79% 14.14% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 123 110
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £208 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 47
Average hourly rate £17.94 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.38 £35.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.30% +0.54%
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
2485 2058 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.26% 24.12% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 992 781
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 226 241
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Hampshire +6 106 £313 -7.76% 15
Buckinghamshire +9 55 £275 - 11
Berkshire -42 54 £288 -6.50% 16
Surrey +1 32 £325 -3.70% 12
West Sussex +6 19 £375 +47.78% 1
East Sussex +1 9 £425 +9.67%
Kent -3 4 £353 +53.26% 1
Oxfordshire -27 4 £175 -32.03% 1
Middlesex - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 615 (100.00%) Windows
2 449 (73.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 326 (53.01%) Active Directory
4 290 (47.15%) Microsoft
5 283 (46.02%) VMware
6 200 (32.52%) Security Cleared
7 191 (31.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 179 (29.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 159 (25.85%) MS Exchange
10 158 (25.69%) Windows 7
11 151 (24.55%) SC Cleared
12 134 (21.79%) Citrix
13 133 (21.63%) Windows XP
14 132 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 126 (20.49%) SQL
16 123 (20.00%) HP
17 111 (18.05%) DNS
18 109 (17.72%) ITIL
19 108 (17.56%) MS Excel
20 106 (17.24%) SAN
21 98 (15.93%) MCSE
22 95 (15.45%) SQL Server
23 94 (15.28%) DHCP
24 86 (13.98%) Linux
25 85 (13.82%) SCCM
26 77 (12.52%) Hyper-V
27 76 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
27 76 (12.36%) IIS
28 74 (12.03%) Cisco
29 73 (11.87%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 159 (25.85%) MS Exchange
2 76 (12.36%) IIS
2 76 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (8.78%) SharePoint
4 48 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 47 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (3.90%) Lync
8 21 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
9 17 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (2.28%) Apache
11 13 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.30%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.98%) WorkSite
14 5 (0.81%) SAS
14 5 (0.81%) Drupal
14 5 (0.81%) WordPress
14 5 (0.81%) CMS
15 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 108 (17.56%) MS Excel
2 72 (11.71%) MS Office
3 9 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.98%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.65%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.46%) assyst
3 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.28%) Office 365
2 7 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.65%) SaaS
3 4 (0.65%) PaaS
4 3 (0.49%) IaaS
4 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (18.05%) DNS
2 106 (17.24%) SAN
3 94 (15.28%) DHCP
4 70 (11.38%) TCP/IP
5 64 (10.41%) Firewall
6 57 (9.27%) LAN
7 41 (6.67%) WAN
8 33 (5.37%) NAS
9 29 (4.72%) Internet
10 25 (4.07%) SSL
11 24 (3.90%) VPN
12 20 (3.25%) VLAN
13 12 (1.95%) VoIP
14 11 (1.79%) Network Security
15 10 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.30%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.30%) SMTP
16 8 (1.30%) HTTPS
16 8 (1.30%) Wireless
17 7 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 18 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.60%) MySQL
7 14 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.46%) EDRMS
9 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.30%) DTS
10 8 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.98%) IDOL
11 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.49%) EDMS
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.44%) StarTeam
2 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.98%) Subversion
3 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.33%) Moq
4 2 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.33%) MSI
5 1 (0.16%) NUnit
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
General
1 55 (8.94%) Finance
2 11 (1.79%) Banking
3 8 (1.30%) Military
3 8 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.14%) Advertising
5 6 (0.98%) Law
6 5 (0.81%) Back Office
7 4 (0.65%) Publishing
8 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.49%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.49%) Retail
9 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 98 (15.93%) Analyst
2 71 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 65 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (6.50%) Server Engineer
5 38 (6.18%) Administrator
6 34 (5.53%) Support Analyst
7 28 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (4.23%) Desktop Support
9 25 (4.07%) Consultant
10 21 (3.41%) Developer
11 20 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (3.09%) Windows Administrator
13 18 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (2.60%) Server Support
15 16 (2.60%) Support Technician
15 16 (2.60%) Architect
16 15 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.83%) .NET
2 30 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 29 (4.72%) HTML
4 23 (3.74%) XML
5 14 (2.28%) JSP
5 14 (2.28%) Web Services
6 11 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.79%) jQuery
7 10 (1.63%) COM+
8 9 (1.46%) Software Packaging
9 7 (1.14%) Ajax
9 7 (1.14%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.14%) CSS
10 6 (0.98%) SOAP
10 6 (0.98%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (0.65%) WCF
11 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.65%) J2EE
11 4 (0.65%) Middleware
12 3 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.06%) Clustering
2 37 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.04%) Blackberry
4 19 (3.09%) Replication
5 15 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 13 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.46%) Open Source
8 8 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.98%) PKI
11 5 (0.81%) CMDB
12 4 (0.65%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.65%) iPad
13 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.49%) HACMP
13 3 (0.49%) iPhone
14 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 615 (100.00%) Windows
2 449 (73.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 191 (31.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (25.69%) Windows 7
5 133 (21.63%) Windows XP
6 86 (13.98%) Linux
7 72 (11.71%) UNIX
8 45 (7.32%) Windows 2000
9 41 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 37 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (3.90%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.93%) Windows NT
13 9 (1.46%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.14%) AIX
15 6 (0.98%) Debian
16 5 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.65%) CentOS
17 4 (0.65%) Solaris
18 3 (0.49%) HPUX
18 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (17.72%) ITIL
2 73 (11.87%) Migration
3 33 (5.37%) Change Management
4 32 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (4.39%) Project Management
6 26 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.23%) Service Delivery
7 21 (3.41%) ITIL V3
8 19 (3.09%) Network Management
8 19 (3.09%) Service Management
8 19 (3.09%) PRINCE2
9 17 (2.76%) Incident Management
10 16 (2.60%) Workflow
11 15 (2.44%) Unit Testing
11 15 (2.44%) Test Scripting
12 14 (2.28%) Knowledge Management
12 14 (2.28%) Validation
12 14 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (2.28%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (2.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (20.49%) SQL
2 66 (10.73%) PowerShell
3 46 (7.48%) VB
4 42 (6.83%) VBScript
5 26 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.74%) C#
7 18 (2.93%) C
8 17 (2.76%) Java
9 12 (1.95%) Perl
10 9 (1.46%) PHP
10 9 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.46%) Korn
10 9 (1.46%) Bourne shell
11 6 (0.98%) PHP5
12 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.65%) VB6
13 4 (0.65%) Python
14 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.33%) C++
15 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 200 (32.52%) Security Cleared
2 151 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 132 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 98 (15.93%) MCSE
5 50 (8.13%) DV Cleared
6 41 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (6.18%) CCNA
8 28 (4.55%) Degree
9 26 (4.23%) MCP
10 25 (4.07%) MCITP
10 25 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (3.09%) CCNP
12 15 (2.44%) MCTS
13 13 (2.11%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.63%) MCSA
15 10 (1.63%) CCA
15 10 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.46%) RHCSA
17 8 (1.30%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.97%) SLA
2 8 (1.30%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 326 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 179 (29.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (12.52%) Hyper-V
4 58 (9.43%) vSphere
5 56 (9.11%) VMware ESX
6 35 (5.69%) XenApp
7 26 (4.23%) Terminal Services
8 25 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (3.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (2.93%) ISA Server
11 16 (2.60%) XenDesktop
12 15 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.79%) NFS
14 8 (1.30%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.14%) Nmap
15 7 (1.14%) XenServer
16 6 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.98%) vCloud
16 6 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 85 (13.82%) SCCM
2 31 (5.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 30 (4.88%) SCOM
4 23 (3.74%) NetBackup
5 18 (2.93%) Nagios
6 15 (2.44%) BladeLogic
7 13 (2.11%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.95%) WSUS
8 12 (1.95%) ARCserve
8 12 (1.95%) HP SIM
9 11 (1.79%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.14%) Nessus
14 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 290 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 283 (46.02%) VMware
3 134 (21.79%) Citrix
4 123 (20.00%) HP
5 74 (12.03%) Cisco
6 61 (9.92%) Oracle
7 48 (7.80%) Red Hat
8 40 (6.50%) McAfee
9 37 (6.02%) Symantec
10 27 (4.39%) EMC
11 25 (4.07%) NetApp
12 22 (3.58%) IBM
12 22 (3.58%) Dell
13 21 (3.41%) CA
14 20 (3.25%) Intel
14 20 (3.25%) Juniper
15 19 (3.09%) 3PAR
16 18 (2.93%) Altiris
17 12 (1.95%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.95%) Remedy
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