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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 61 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 285 286 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.80% 3.02% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.62% 12.34% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 102 113
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.05 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.59 £31.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
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
2452 2318 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.11% 24.47% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1090 810
Average daily rate £350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 258 267
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.09 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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 -10 95 £300 - 14
Berkshire -5 79 £400 +48.14% 20
Buckinghamshire +1 37 £395 +66.31% 15
Surrey -8 31 £325 -7.14% 13
West Sussex -10 17 £400 +33.33% 2
East Sussex +1 15 £325 +26.21% 3
Oxfordshire -20 7 £415 +62.74% 2
Kent -6 4 - -
Middlesex +2 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 401 (71.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 301 (53.56%) Active Directory
4 266 (47.33%) Microsoft
5 257 (45.73%) VMware
6 188 (33.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 183 (32.56%) Security Cleared
8 170 (30.25%) MS Exchange
9 168 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 134 (23.84%) Windows 7
11 128 (22.78%) SC Cleared
11 128 (22.78%) SQL
12 118 (21.00%) HP
13 117 (20.82%) SCCM
14 111 (19.75%) ITIL
15 107 (19.04%) Windows XP
16 103 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 103 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
17 102 (18.15%) Hyper-V
18 97 (17.26%) Migration
19 94 (16.73%) DNS
20 85 (15.12%) SQL Server
21 82 (14.59%) Citrix
22 81 (14.41%) DHCP
23 77 (13.70%) SAN
23 77 (13.70%) MS Excel
24 76 (13.52%) MCSE
25 72 (12.81%) PowerShell
26 71 (12.63%) Cisco
27 68 (12.10%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (30.25%) MS Exchange
2 103 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 58 (10.32%) SharePoint
5 54 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 44 (7.83%) IIS
7 24 (4.27%) Lync
7 24 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (3.91%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.53%) Documentum
13 3 (0.53%) SAS
13 3 (0.53%) Apache
13 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.54%) MS Office
3 15 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.14%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) assyst
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.20%) Office 365
2 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.07%) PaaS
4 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (16.73%) DNS
2 81 (14.41%) DHCP
3 77 (13.70%) SAN
4 68 (12.10%) Firewall
5 58 (10.32%) TCP/IP
6 52 (9.25%) LAN
7 45 (8.01%) WAN
8 25 (4.45%) VPN
9 21 (3.74%) SSL
10 18 (3.20%) VoIP
11 15 (2.67%) Network Security
12 14 (2.49%) VLAN
12 14 (2.49%) NAS
13 12 (2.14%) Internet
14 10 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.60%) IPsec
15 9 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (1.60%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.42%) OSPF
17 7 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 16 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.14%) MySQL
7 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.07%) DTS
10 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.89%) IDOL
12 4 (0.71%) EDMS
12 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.53%) EDRMS
14 2 (0.36%) DB2 UDB
14 2 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (4.09%) StarTeam
2 10 (1.78%) MSI
3 7 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.25%) JIRA
4 6 (1.07%) Subversion
4 6 (1.07%) ClearQuest
4 6 (1.07%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.53%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.53%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) Hudson
8 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (7.47%) Finance
2 12 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.60%) Military
4 5 (0.89%) Publishing
4 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.89%) Retail
5 4 (0.71%) Banking
6 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.36%) Front Office
6 2 (0.36%) Automotive
6 2 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Games
7 1 (0.18%) Back Office
7 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (14.41%) Support Engineer
2 60 (10.68%) Server Engineer
3 57 (10.14%) Analyst
4 55 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (4.80%) Administrator
8 26 (4.63%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.45%) Consultant
10 23 (4.09%) Wintel Engineer
11 21 (3.74%) Architect
12 19 (3.38%) Server Support
12 19 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
13 18 (3.20%) Author
14 16 (2.85%) Network Engineer
15 15 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
17 13 (2.31%) Systems Administrator
17 13 (2.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.16%) .NET
2 23 (4.09%) HTML
3 21 (3.74%) XML
4 19 (3.38%) ASP.NET
5 13 (2.31%) Application Packaging
5 13 (2.31%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.60%) JSP
7 8 (1.42%) Web Services
7 8 (1.42%) COM+
8 7 (1.25%) Middleware
9 5 (0.89%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.36%) jQuery
10 2 (0.36%) Ajax
10 2 (0.36%) J2EE
10 2 (0.36%) CSS
11 1 (0.18%) SOAP
11 1 (0.18%) LAMP
11 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.18%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.39%) Clustering
2 28 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.85%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.67%) Replication
5 12 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.60%) Open Source
7 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.25%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.25%) SecurID
7 7 (1.25%) PKI
8 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) iPhone
9 4 (0.71%) PDA
10 3 (0.53%) iPad
10 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.36%) VLE
11 2 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 401 (71.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 188 (33.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 134 (23.84%) Windows 7
5 107 (19.04%) Windows XP
6 55 (9.79%) UNIX
7 52 (9.25%) Linux
8 46 (8.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 29 (5.16%) Windows 8
10 27 (4.80%) Windows 2000
11 17 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.31%) Windows NT
13 10 (1.78%) CentOS
14 9 (1.60%) Solaris
14 9 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.42%) AIX
16 7 (1.25%) Windows Vista
17 6 (1.07%) HPUX
18 5 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (19.75%) ITIL
2 97 (17.26%) Migration
3 37 (6.58%) Configuration Management
4 30 (5.34%) Project Management
5 25 (4.45%) Change Management
5 25 (4.45%) PRINCE2
6 24 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.27%) Service Management
7 21 (3.74%) Change Control
8 20 (3.56%) Network Management
9 19 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (3.20%) ITIL V3
11 17 (3.02%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.02%) Test Scripting
11 17 (3.02%) Problem Management
11 17 (3.02%) Incident Management
12 15 (2.67%) CRM
13 14 (2.49%) Time Management
14 13 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (2.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (22.78%) SQL
2 72 (12.81%) PowerShell
3 53 (9.43%) VBScript
4 48 (8.54%) VB
5 12 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.78%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.78%) C#
7 9 (1.60%) Java
8 8 (1.42%) C
9 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.89%) PHP
9 5 (0.89%) VB6
10 4 (0.71%) Perl
11 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.53%) C++
12 2 (0.36%) Korn
12 2 (0.36%) Python
13 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 128 (22.78%) SC Cleared
3 103 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (13.52%) MCSE
5 66 (11.74%) DV Cleared
6 35 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (5.52%) CCNA
7 31 (5.52%) MCP
8 25 (4.45%) MCITP
9 15 (2.67%) CCNP
9 15 (2.67%) Degree
10 14 (2.49%) MCSA
11 13 (2.31%) ISTQB
11 13 (2.31%) MCTS
12 12 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.60%) RHCSA
14 8 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (1.25%) RHCE
15 7 (1.25%) RHCA
16 6 (1.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.23%) SLA
2 5 (0.89%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 301 (53.56%) Active Directory
2 168 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (18.15%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.01%) vSphere
5 42 (7.47%) VMware ESX
6 25 (4.45%) Terminal Services
7 24 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (3.20%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.85%) XenApp
10 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.31%) ISA Server
12 7 (1.25%) NFS
13 6 (1.07%) UAG
14 5 (0.89%) Samba
15 4 (0.71%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.71%) Firmware
15 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 117 (20.82%) SCCM
2 41 (7.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 38 (6.76%) SCOM
4 31 (5.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (2.85%) HP Data Protector
6 15 (2.67%) WSUS
7 11 (1.96%) Nagios
7 11 (1.96%) ARCserve
8 10 (1.78%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.42%) Nessus
9 8 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (1.42%) HP SIM
10 6 (1.07%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.89%) vMotion
11 5 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.89%) OVSD
11 5 (0.89%) Nmap
11 5 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 266 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 257 (45.73%) VMware
3 118 (21.00%) HP
4 82 (14.59%) Citrix
5 71 (12.63%) Cisco
6 60 (10.68%) Oracle
7 46 (8.19%) McAfee
8 24 (4.27%) NetApp
9 23 (4.09%) 3PAR
9 23 (4.09%) Red Hat
10 17 (3.02%) Juniper
11 16 (2.85%) CA
11 16 (2.85%) Borland
12 15 (2.67%) SolarWinds
12 15 (2.67%) IBM
13 13 (2.31%) Remedy
14 12 (2.14%) Dell
15 11 (1.96%) Symantec
16 10 (1.78%) Lumension
17 9 (1.60%) EMC
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 26 days ago