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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 87 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 209 327 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.23% 3.65% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.83% 14.65% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 163 163
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.05 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.12 £24.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.46 £15.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -16.55%
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
2368 2232 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.31% 24.92% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1071 1022
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 215 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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
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 3 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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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 -29 60 £300 -7.69% 11
Surrey +2 49 £388 +29.16% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 39 £338 +0.67% 12
Berkshire -47 24 £338 +14.40% 13
Oxfordshire -21 16 £150 -48.27% 2
West Sussex -19 8 £338 +39.17% 2
Middlesex +5 3 £356 -
Kent -8 3 £450 +20.00% 6
East Sussex -13 3 £230 +113.95% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 493 (100.00%) Windows
2 350 (70.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 276 (55.98%) Active Directory
4 238 (48.28%) VMware
5 212 (43.00%) Microsoft
6 160 (32.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 147 (29.82%) MS Exchange
9 142 (28.80%) Security Cleared
10 116 (23.53%) SQL
11 99 (20.08%) Migration
12 97 (19.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 93 (18.86%) SCCM
14 90 (18.26%) HP
15 89 (18.05%) DNS
15 89 (18.05%) SC Cleared
16 86 (17.44%) Windows 7
17 80 (16.23%) SQL Server
18 71 (14.40%) SAN
19 69 (14.00%) MS Excel
20 68 (13.79%) ITIL
21 66 (13.39%) Citrix
22 64 (12.98%) Firewall
22 64 (12.98%) vSphere
23 63 (12.78%) PowerShell
23 63 (12.78%) Hyper-V
23 63 (12.78%) DHCP
23 63 (12.78%) Cisco
24 60 (12.17%) Windows XP
25 55 (11.16%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 147 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 97 (19.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (11.16%) SharePoint
4 51 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (6.49%) IIS
7 21 (4.26%) Lync
8 16 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.81%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.61%) Apache
12 3 (0.61%) Documentum
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.61%) TPMS
13 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.94%) MS Office
3 17 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 16 (3.25%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (2.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.81%) Primavera
4 3 (0.61%) assyst
5 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.06%) Office 365
2 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.22%) PaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) IaaS
3 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.05%) DNS
2 71 (14.40%) SAN
3 64 (12.98%) Firewall
4 63 (12.78%) DHCP
5 48 (9.74%) LAN
5 48 (9.74%) TCP/IP
6 47 (9.53%) WAN
7 29 (5.88%) VPN
8 19 (3.85%) Network Security
8 19 (3.85%) NAS
9 16 (3.25%) VLAN
10 15 (3.04%) SSL
11 13 (2.64%) VoIP
12 11 (2.23%) Internet
13 10 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.83%) MPLS
14 9 (1.83%) IPsec
15 8 (1.62%) LDAP
15 8 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.25%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (2.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.22%) MySQL
7 6 (1.22%) DB2
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.01%) DTS
8 5 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.61%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.23%) StarTeam
2 9 (1.83%) MSI
3 7 (1.42%) ClearCase
3 7 (1.42%) Subversion
4 6 (1.22%) ClearQuest
4 6 (1.22%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.22%) JIRA
5 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.61%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.61%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.61%) Hudson
6 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.20%) NUnit
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (9.33%) Finance
2 8 (1.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.42%) Legal
4 5 (1.01%) Military
5 4 (0.81%) Retail
5 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.61%) Publishing
6 3 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.41%) Front Office
7 2 (0.41%) Billing
7 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (12.78%) Support Engineer
2 54 (10.95%) Analyst
3 49 (9.94%) Server Engineer
4 43 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.69%) Administrator
6 30 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (5.07%) Consultant
7 25 (5.07%) Wintel Engineer
8 24 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.06%) Author
9 20 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (3.65%) Architect
10 18 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (3.04%) IT Support
11 15 (3.04%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 14 (2.84%) Developer
12 14 (2.84%) Server Support
13 13 (2.64%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.67%) .NET
2 14 (2.84%) XML
2 14 (2.84%) .NET Framework
2 14 (2.84%) Application Packaging
3 11 (2.23%) HTML
3 11 (2.23%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.42%) COM+
5 6 (1.22%) Ajax
5 6 (1.22%) jQuery
6 5 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (1.01%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.81%) Web Services
7 4 (0.81%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.61%) CSS
8 3 (0.61%) Middleware
8 3 (0.61%) XML-RPC
9 2 (0.41%) WinForms
9 2 (0.41%) XSD
9 2 (0.41%) JSP
9 2 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.95%) Clustering
2 28 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.64%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.83%) SecurID
6 9 (1.83%) Replication
7 8 (1.62%) EMC VNX
8 7 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.81%) HP Storage
10 4 (0.81%) EMC VNXe
10 4 (0.81%) PKI
10 4 (0.81%) PDA
10 4 (0.81%) Informatics
10 4 (0.81%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.61%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 493 (100.00%) Windows
2 350 (70.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (32.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (17.44%) Windows 7
5 60 (12.17%) Windows XP
6 44 (8.92%) UNIX
7 40 (8.11%) Linux
8 26 (5.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 23 (4.67%) Windows 2000
10 20 (4.06%) Windows 8
11 17 (3.45%) Solaris
12 9 (1.83%) AIX
13 8 (1.62%) CentOS
13 8 (1.62%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.22%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.22%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.81%) HPUX
16 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (20.08%) Migration
2 68 (13.79%) ITIL
3 25 (5.07%) Configuration Management
3 25 (5.07%) Project Management
3 25 (5.07%) Change Management
4 24 (4.87%) Service Management
5 20 (4.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (3.65%) Change Control
7 18 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (3.45%) CRM
8 17 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 17 (3.45%) Test Scripting
9 16 (3.25%) Incident Management
9 16 (3.25%) PRINCE2
9 16 (3.25%) SDLC
10 15 (3.04%) ITSM
10 15 (3.04%) Time Management
11 14 (2.84%) Integration Testing
11 14 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 116 (23.53%) SQL
2 63 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.30%) VBScript
4 35 (7.10%) VB
5 11 (2.23%) C#
6 8 (1.62%) Java
6 8 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.01%) C
8 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.01%) VB6
9 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.81%) Perl
9 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.81%) Korn
10 3 (0.61%) Ruby
11 2 (0.41%) Python
11 2 (0.41%) REXX
11 2 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 142 (28.80%) Security Cleared
2 89 (18.05%) SC Cleared
3 51 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (9.74%) DV Cleared
5 33 (6.69%) MCSE
6 21 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.65%) Degree
8 15 (3.04%) MCP
9 14 (2.84%) CCNA
10 13 (2.64%) MCITP
11 12 (2.43%) ISTQB
12 10 (2.03%) MCTS
12 10 (2.03%) ISEB
12 10 (2.03%) MCSA
13 9 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (1.42%) CCNP
15 5 (1.01%) MCSD
16 4 (0.81%) MCAD
16 4 (0.81%) MCDBA
16 4 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.26%) SLA
2 6 (1.22%) QA
3 4 (0.81%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 276 (55.98%) Active Directory
2 149 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (12.98%) vSphere
4 63 (12.78%) Hyper-V
5 44 (8.92%) VMware ESX
6 24 (4.87%) XenApp
7 15 (3.04%) ISA Server
8 14 (2.84%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.23%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.83%) NFS
12 7 (1.42%) UAG
13 6 (1.22%) XenServer
14 5 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.81%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.81%) Firmware
15 4 (0.81%) Samba
15 4 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 93 (18.86%) SCCM
2 38 (7.71%) SCOM
3 29 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (3.45%) WSUS
5 13 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (2.64%) HP Data Protector
6 12 (2.43%) ARCserve
7 11 (2.23%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.23%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.62%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.62%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.42%) OVSD
11 6 (1.22%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.01%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.81%) Nessus
13 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.61%) Nagios
14 3 (0.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 238 (48.28%) VMware
2 212 (43.00%) Microsoft
3 90 (18.26%) HP
4 66 (13.39%) Citrix
5 63 (12.78%) Cisco
6 39 (7.91%) Oracle
7 29 (5.88%) McAfee
8 26 (5.27%) EMC
9 21 (4.26%) NetApp
10 18 (3.65%) 3PAR
11 17 (3.45%) Symantec
12 15 (3.04%) Juniper
13 12 (2.43%) CA
14 11 (2.23%) Dell
14 11 (2.23%) Remedy
14 11 (2.23%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.23%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.03%) IBM
16 9 (1.83%) Borland
16 9 (1.83%) Blue Coat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago