The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 56 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 298 291 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.08% 3.48% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.42% 15.90% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 134 136
Average daily rate £300 £305 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +30.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.15 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2400 1830 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.78% 21.87% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 848 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 252 302
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 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
Hampshire +20 106 £300 -4.00% 15
Berkshire -21 82 £275 +1.85% 22
Buckinghamshire -3 39 £238 -26.92% 5
Surrey -18 27 £375 +11.11% 11
Kent +7 12 £400 +45.45% 3
Oxfordshire -12 12 £225 -25.00% 6
West Sussex +2 11 £288 -10.15% 3
East Sussex -6 7 £258 - 1
Middlesex -7 2 £388 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 578 (100.00%) Windows
2 466 (80.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 291 (50.35%) Active Directory
4 249 (43.08%) Microsoft
5 221 (38.24%) Security Cleared
6 206 (35.64%) VMware
7 188 (32.53%) Windows XP
8 165 (28.55%) SC Cleared
9 160 (27.68%) MS Exchange
10 158 (27.34%) Windows 7
11 153 (26.47%) HP
12 128 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 122 (21.11%) DNS
14 117 (20.24%) SQL
14 117 (20.24%) SQL Server
15 116 (20.07%) ITIL
16 111 (19.20%) Citrix
17 107 (18.51%) Exchange Server 2010
18 97 (16.78%) UNIX
19 95 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
20 91 (15.74%) TCP/IP
21 88 (15.22%) MS Excel
21 88 (15.22%) .NET
22 82 (14.19%) Oracle
23 80 (13.84%) SCCM
24 78 (13.49%) DHCP
25 74 (12.80%) MS Office
26 73 (12.63%) Cisco
27 72 (12.46%) Linux
28 67 (11.59%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 160 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 107 (18.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (11.07%) IIS
4 53 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 43 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (6.57%) SharePoint
7 32 (5.54%) SharePoint Server
8 22 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.60%) Apache
9 15 (2.60%) IBM Notes
10 12 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.56%) MS Project Server
12 9 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.69%) Site Server
Applications
1 88 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 74 (12.80%) MS Office
3 12 (2.08%) MS Project
3 12 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.38%) PaintShop Pro
5 7 (1.21%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (6.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.17%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.38%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 122 (21.11%) DNS
2 91 (15.74%) TCP/IP
3 78 (13.49%) DHCP
4 64 (11.07%) SAN
4 64 (11.07%) Firewall
5 57 (9.86%) LAN
6 41 (7.09%) WAN
6 41 (7.09%) Internet
7 33 (5.71%) SSL
8 32 (5.54%) HTTP
9 31 (5.36%) HTTPS
10 24 (4.15%) VPN
11 23 (3.98%) VLAN
12 22 (3.81%) LDAP
13 20 (3.46%) Wireshark
13 20 (3.46%) SMTP
14 17 (2.94%) MPLS
15 14 (2.42%) Network Security
16 12 (2.08%) NAS
17 11 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 41 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.73%) OLAP
6 10 (1.73%) DTS
7 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.04%) IDOL
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 31 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (3.81%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.25%) LoadRunner
4 11 (1.90%) TestDirector
4 11 (1.90%) StarTeam
5 10 (1.73%) WinRunner
6 9 (1.56%) MSI
7 6 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.04%) Hudson
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.52%) NUnit
10 2 (0.35%) Subversion
10 2 (0.35%) Toad
10 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.35%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.35%) Selenium
11 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 54 (9.34%) Finance
2 26 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.56%) French Language
3 9 (1.56%) German Language
4 7 (1.21%) Italian Language
4 7 (1.21%) Military
5 6 (1.04%) Japanese Language
6 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
6 5 (0.87%) Banking
7 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.35%) Local Government
8 2 (0.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (15.92%) Analyst
2 88 (15.22%) Support Engineer
3 42 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
4 40 (6.92%) Test Analyst
4 40 (6.92%) Consultant
5 39 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (6.40%) Server Engineer
7 30 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (4.50%) Desktop Support
8 26 (4.50%) Developer
9 23 (3.98%) Tester
9 23 (3.98%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.63%) Administrator
11 18 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (3.11%) IT Support
11 18 (3.11%) Server Support
12 16 (2.77%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (2.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (15.22%) .NET
2 62 (10.73%) ASP.NET
3 50 (8.65%) HTML
4 42 (7.27%) JSP
5 29 (5.02%) XML
6 19 (3.29%) .NET Framework
7 18 (3.11%) Web Services
8 15 (2.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 10 (1.73%) WCF
10 9 (1.56%) XSD
11 8 (1.38%) Ajax
11 8 (1.38%) jQuery
12 7 (1.21%) CSS
13 4 (0.69%) SOAP
14 3 (0.52%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (0.52%) SAML
14 3 (0.52%) WinForms
15 2 (0.35%) ISPF
15 2 (0.35%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.06%) Clustering
2 31 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 14 (2.42%) Replication
4 10 (1.73%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.73%) Thin Client
4 10 (1.73%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.56%) CESG
6 8 (1.38%) PKI
6 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.21%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.35%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.35%) Open Source
11 2 (0.35%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.17%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 578 (100.00%) Windows
2 466 (80.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 188 (32.53%) Windows XP
4 158 (27.34%) Windows 7
5 97 (16.78%) UNIX
6 95 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (12.46%) Linux
8 65 (11.25%) Windows 2000
9 28 (4.84%) AIX
10 21 (3.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 19 (3.29%) Windows Vista
12 13 (2.25%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.08%) Solaris
13 12 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.35%) SUSE
16 2 (0.35%) Debian
16 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (20.07%) ITIL
2 49 (8.48%) Migration
3 45 (7.79%) Test Scripting
4 40 (6.92%) Software Testing
5 30 (5.19%) Test Strategy
6 28 (4.84%) Workflow
7 25 (4.33%) Validation
8 24 (4.15%) Knowledge Management
9 22 (3.81%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.11%) Web Development
11 17 (2.94%) Incident Management
11 17 (2.94%) Service Management
11 17 (2.94%) Test Automation
12 16 (2.77%) Problem Management
13 15 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (2.25%) Performance Testing
15 13 (2.25%) Service Delivery
16 11 (1.90%) Data Protection
16 11 (1.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.24%) SQL
2 59 (10.21%) PowerShell
3 53 (9.17%) JavaScript
4 37 (6.40%) C#
5 28 (4.84%) VB
6 23 (3.98%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.46%) Perl
8 19 (3.29%) C
8 19 (3.29%) VBScript
9 15 (2.60%) C++
10 13 (2.25%) Java
11 7 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.69%) PHP
14 3 (0.52%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.52%) Korn
14 3 (0.52%) VB6
15 2 (0.35%) COBOL
15 2 (0.35%) Python
15 2 (0.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 221 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 165 (28.55%) SC Cleared
3 66 (11.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (11.07%) DV Cleared
5 48 (8.30%) MCSE
6 43 (7.44%) ISTQB
7 27 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.98%) CCNA
9 17 (2.94%) Degree
10 15 (2.60%) ISEB
11 13 (2.25%) MCTS
12 12 (2.08%) MCSA
13 11 (1.90%) MCP
13 11 (1.90%) MCSD
14 10 (1.73%) MCITP
14 10 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.04%) CCNP
16 5 (0.87%) CCA
16 5 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.87%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.02%) SLA
2 12 (2.08%) QA
3 11 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 291 (50.35%) Active Directory
2 128 (22.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (11.59%) vSphere
4 59 (10.21%) Hyper-V
5 46 (7.96%) XenApp
6 21 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (3.11%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (3.11%) VMware ESX
7 18 (3.11%) Nmap
8 13 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (1.04%) vCloud
10 6 (1.04%) XenServer
11 5 (0.87%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.69%) KVM
13 3 (0.52%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 80 (13.84%) SCCM
2 57 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
3 49 (8.48%) SCOM
4 43 (7.44%) NetBackup
5 38 (6.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (4.33%) WSUS
7 19 (3.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (3.11%) Nessus
9 14 (2.42%) Tivoli
10 13 (2.25%) Backup Exec
11 12 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (2.08%) SCVMM
12 11 (1.90%) Netcool
13 10 (1.73%) SCDPM
13 10 (1.73%) HP SIM
14 8 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
15 4 (0.69%) ARCserve
16 3 (0.52%) MIIS
Vendors
1 249 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 206 (35.64%) VMware
3 153 (26.47%) HP
4 111 (19.20%) Citrix
5 82 (14.19%) Oracle
6 73 (12.63%) Cisco
7 44 (7.61%) Symantec
8 37 (6.40%) McAfee
9 27 (4.67%) IBM
10 24 (4.15%) NetApp
11 19 (3.29%) AppSense
12 17 (2.94%) CheckPoint
12 17 (2.94%) Lumension
13 16 (2.77%) Veritas
13 16 (2.77%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.77%) Dell
14 15 (2.60%) Lotus
15 12 (2.08%) Blue Coat
15 12 (2.08%) Sun
15 12 (2.08%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Red10
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 16 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Dimension Data
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago