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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 50 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 341 333 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.57% 3.88% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.19% 15.83% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 151 118
Average daily rate
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£325 £314 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £176 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +25.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £34.70 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
2403 2103 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 24.48% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1048 848
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 232 247
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 +20 137 £325 +1.56% 17
Berkshire -15 82 £325 -23.52% 28
Buckinghamshire -5 33 £301 +0.16% 11
Surrey -30 27 £225 -18.18% 21
West Sussex +16 20 £350 +191.66% 10
Kent +9 18 £400 -11.11%
East Sussex -9 10 £244 -11.36% 2
Oxfordshire -13 9 £220 -12.00% 2
Middlesex -4 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 657 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (71.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 322 (49.01%) Active Directory
4 300 (45.66%) Microsoft
5 266 (40.49%) VMware
6 225 (34.25%) Security Cleared
7 177 (26.94%) MS Exchange
8 162 (24.66%) Windows XP
9 157 (23.90%) SC Cleared
10 154 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 154 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 149 (22.68%) Windows 7
12 144 (21.92%) Citrix
13 120 (18.26%) SQL Server
14 116 (17.66%) DNS
15 113 (17.20%) SQL
15 113 (17.20%) MS Excel
16 111 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 110 (16.74%) HP
18 109 (16.59%) SAN
19 101 (15.37%) ITIL
20 99 (15.07%) MS Office
21 87 (13.24%) Cisco
22 86 (13.09%) DHCP
22 86 (13.09%) UNIX
23 84 (12.79%) Linux
24 82 (12.48%) MCSE
25 79 (12.02%) TCP/IP
26 76 (11.57%) Firewall
27 72 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 177 (26.94%) MS Exchange
2 72 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (10.20%) IIS
4 59 (8.98%) SharePoint
5 54 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (4.87%) Lync
8 22 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (2.28%) Apache
11 14 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.22%) WorkSite
13 8 (1.22%) Documentum
14 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.76%) WordPress
14 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.76%) Drupal
14 5 (0.76%) CMS
15 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 113 (17.20%) MS Excel
2 99 (15.07%) MS Office
3 5 (0.76%) MS Project
4 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.76%) assyst
3 2 (0.30%) Maximo
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.44%) Office 365
2 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.61%) IaaS
3 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.61%) SaaS
4 3 (0.46%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 116 (17.66%) DNS
2 109 (16.59%) SAN
3 86 (13.09%) DHCP
4 79 (12.02%) TCP/IP
5 76 (11.57%) Firewall
6 59 (8.98%) LAN
7 44 (6.70%) WAN
8 32 (4.87%) Internet
9 30 (4.57%) NAS
10 22 (3.35%) VPN
10 22 (3.35%) SSL
11 21 (3.20%) HTTPS
12 18 (2.74%) Network Security
12 18 (2.74%) VLAN
13 14 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.98%) LDAP
14 13 (1.98%) Wireless
15 12 (1.83%) HTTP
16 10 (1.52%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 48 (7.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 19 (2.89%) DTS
6 15 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.83%) IDOL
9 11 (1.67%) MySQL
10 9 (1.37%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.22%) EDRMS
12 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.07%) OLAP
12 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.91%) EDMS
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 10 (1.52%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.91%) Subversion
6 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.30%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.30%) Moq
9 1 (0.15%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.15%) NUnit
General
1 58 (8.83%) Finance
2 9 (1.37%) Banking
2 9 (1.37%) Advertising
3 8 (1.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.22%) Law
4 6 (0.91%) Military
5 5 (0.76%) Back Office
5 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.30%) Publishing
6 2 (0.30%) Retail
6 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 112 (17.05%) Analyst
2 89 (13.55%) Support Engineer
3 51 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (6.24%) Support Analyst
5 35 (5.33%) Administrator
5 35 (5.33%) Server Engineer
6 34 (5.18%) Developer
7 31 (4.72%) Desktop Support
8 27 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (3.81%) Consultant
11 24 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
12 22 (3.35%) Support Technician
13 21 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (3.20%) Architect
13 21 (3.20%) Test Analyst
14 19 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (2.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 16 (2.44%) Windows Administrator
16 15 (2.28%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.20%) .NET
2 55 (8.37%) ASP.NET
3 39 (5.94%) HTML
4 31 (4.72%) XML
5 24 (3.65%) JSP
6 20 (3.04%) Web Services
7 16 (2.44%) COM+
8 15 (2.28%) jQuery
9 14 (2.13%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.22%) WCF
10 8 (1.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 8 (1.22%) SOAP
10 8 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.07%) CSS
11 7 (1.07%) XSLT
11 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 7 (1.07%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.07%) Software Packaging
11 7 (1.07%) Ajax
12 6 (0.91%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.05%) Clustering
2 43 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.87%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.59%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.59%) Fat Client
5 13 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.98%) Replication
6 7 (1.07%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.07%) PKI
7 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (0.76%) User Experience
8 4 (0.61%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.61%) CMDB
8 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.61%) EqualLogic
8 4 (0.61%) Open Source
9 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.46%) HACMP
10 2 (0.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 657 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (71.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 162 (24.66%) Windows XP
4 154 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (22.68%) Windows 7
6 86 (13.09%) UNIX
7 84 (12.79%) Linux
8 65 (9.89%) Windows 2000
9 33 (5.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 30 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (3.81%) Windows 8
12 21 (3.20%) Windows Vista
13 15 (2.28%) Windows NT
14 11 (1.67%) Solaris
15 8 (1.22%) Debian
15 8 (1.22%) AIX
16 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.76%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.61%) SUSE
19 3 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (15.37%) ITIL
2 68 (10.35%) Migration
3 33 (5.02%) Change Management
4 30 (4.57%) Service Delivery
5 27 (4.11%) Project Management
5 27 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (3.96%) Workflow
7 24 (3.65%) Test Scripting
7 24 (3.65%) Configuration Management
8 21 (3.20%) Software Testing
9 20 (3.04%) Service Management
10 18 (2.74%) Unit Testing
11 17 (2.59%) MVC
11 17 (2.59%) Knowledge Management
11 17 (2.59%) Network Management
11 17 (2.59%) ITIL V3
12 16 (2.44%) Incident Management
12 16 (2.44%) Validation
13 15 (2.28%) CRM
14 14 (2.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.20%) SQL
2 44 (6.70%) PowerShell
3 41 (6.24%) C#
4 39 (5.94%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.78%) VBScript
6 36 (5.48%) VB
7 26 (3.96%) Java
8 19 (2.89%) C
9 14 (2.13%) Perl
10 13 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.83%) VB6
12 10 (1.52%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.37%) Bourne shell
13 9 (1.37%) Korn
14 8 (1.22%) PHP
15 6 (0.91%) PHP5
16 3 (0.46%) Python
17 2 (0.30%) C++
18 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 225 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 157 (23.90%) SC Cleared
3 111 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (12.48%) MCSE
5 63 (9.59%) DV Cleared
6 32 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (4.72%) CCNA
7 31 (4.72%) MCP
8 30 (4.57%) Degree
9 26 (3.96%) ISTQB
10 25 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (3.04%) CCNP
13 19 (2.89%) MCTS
14 17 (2.59%) MCITP
15 13 (1.98%) MCSA
16 9 (1.37%) CCA
16 9 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (1.07%) HNC
18 6 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.76%) SLA
2 10 (1.52%) QA
3 7 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 322 (49.01%) Active Directory
2 154 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 56 (8.52%) VMware ESX
5 54 (8.22%) vSphere
6 49 (7.46%) XenApp
7 28 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (3.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 18 (2.74%) ISA Server
10 17 (2.59%) Terminal Services
11 14 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 10 (1.52%) NFS
14 9 (1.37%) Nmap
15 8 (1.22%) DFS Replication
16 7 (1.07%) XenServer
17 6 (0.91%) vCloud
18 5 (0.76%) Xen
19 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 61 (9.28%) SCCM
2 28 (4.26%) SCOM
3 26 (3.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 24 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (3.50%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (2.74%) Backup Exec
7 18 (2.74%) WSUS
8 16 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (1.83%) HP SIM
9 12 (1.83%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.83%) Nagios
10 11 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (1.67%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.52%) ARCserve
12 9 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.37%) Nessus
13 8 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 300 (45.66%) Microsoft
2 266 (40.49%) VMware
3 144 (21.92%) Citrix
4 110 (16.74%) HP
5 87 (13.24%) Cisco
6 63 (9.59%) Oracle
7 41 (6.24%) Red Hat
8 40 (6.09%) Symantec
8 40 (6.09%) McAfee
9 33 (5.02%) EMC
10 24 (3.65%) CA
11 22 (3.35%) NetApp
11 22 (3.35%) Intel
11 22 (3.35%) IBM
12 19 (2.89%) Dell
13 18 (2.74%) Juniper
14 16 (2.44%) Altiris
15 15 (2.28%) 3PAR
16 14 (2.13%) Brocade
17 13 (1.98%) Lumension
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago