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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 60 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 285 301 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.91% 3.40% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.88% 13.89% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 109 101
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 51
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £29.20 £35.00
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
2398 2167 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.47% 24.47% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 977 748
Average daily rate £346 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 254 257
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -11 93 £300 - 15
Berkshire -16 74 £300 - 18
Buckinghamshire +7 50 £315 +152.00% 6
Surrey 0 30 £325 -13.33% 17
West Sussex -11 14 £420 +40.00% 2
East Sussex +6 11 £425 +21.42% 3
Kent -10 5 £138 -64.51% 2
Oxfordshire -19 3 £325 - 1
Middlesex 0 1 £450 +5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 582 (100.00%) Windows
2 433 (74.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 310 (53.26%) Active Directory
4 293 (50.34%) Microsoft
5 276 (47.42%) VMware
6 199 (34.19%) Security Cleared
7 189 (32.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 177 (30.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 172 (29.55%) MS Exchange
10 149 (25.60%) Windows 7
11 145 (24.91%) SC Cleared
12 134 (23.02%) SQL
13 130 (22.34%) HP
14 119 (20.45%) ITIL
15 118 (20.27%) Windows XP
16 104 (17.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 104 (17.87%) DNS
17 101 (17.35%) Citrix
17 101 (17.35%) SCCM
18 98 (16.84%) Hyper-V
19 93 (15.98%) MS Excel
20 92 (15.81%) Migration
21 91 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
22 87 (14.95%) DHCP
23 85 (14.60%) SQL Server
24 84 (14.43%) SAN
25 83 (14.26%) MCSE
26 77 (13.23%) Cisco
27 71 (12.20%) DV Cleared
28 69 (11.86%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 172 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 91 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (10.82%) SharePoint
4 59 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 54 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 53 (9.11%) IIS
7 25 (4.30%) SharePoint Server
8 24 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.92%) Lync
10 14 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.37%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.69%) Apache
15 3 (0.52%) Documentum
15 3 (0.52%) SAS
15 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.52%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
16 2 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 93 (15.98%) MS Excel
2 55 (9.45%) MS Office
3 13 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.72%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.06%) assyst
2 8 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.75%) Office 365
2 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.20%) PaaS
3 3 (0.52%) SaaS
3 3 (0.52%) IaaS
3 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 104 (17.87%) DNS
2 87 (14.95%) DHCP
3 84 (14.43%) SAN
4 69 (11.86%) TCP/IP
5 65 (11.17%) Firewall
6 52 (8.93%) LAN
7 41 (7.04%) WAN
8 24 (4.12%) VPN
8 24 (4.12%) SSL
9 20 (3.44%) NAS
10 16 (2.75%) VLAN
10 16 (2.75%) Network Security
10 16 (2.75%) VoIP
11 15 (2.58%) Internet
12 9 (1.55%) OSPF
12 9 (1.55%) SMTP
12 9 (1.55%) IPsec
13 8 (1.37%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 27 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.75%) MySQL
5 15 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.86%) IDOL
12 3 (0.52%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 7
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.34%) DB2 UDB
13 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (3.61%) StarTeam
2 10 (1.72%) MSI
3 3 (0.52%) Subversion
3 3 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (0.52%) JIRA
3 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.52%) WinRunner
3 3 (0.52%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.34%) Moq
5 1 (0.17%) NUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (9.45%) Finance
2 10 (1.72%) Military
3 8 (1.37%) Banking
4 7 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.69%) Retail
5 4 (0.69%) Publishing
6 3 (0.52%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.52%) Advertising
6 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.34%) Front Office
7 2 (0.34%) Back Office
7 2 (0.34%) Legal
7 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.17%) Games
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (13.92%) Support Engineer
2 72 (12.37%) Analyst
3 62 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 60 (10.31%) Server Engineer
5 38 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (6.01%) Administrator
7 27 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (4.12%) Server Support
9 23 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 22 (3.78%) Architect
11 21 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 19 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 18 (3.09%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.09%) Consultant
14 17 (2.92%) Integration Engineer
14 17 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
15 16 (2.75%) Author
15 16 (2.75%) Network Engineer
16 15 (2.58%) Desktop Support
16 15 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.81%) .NET
2 18 (3.09%) HTML
3 17 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.58%) XML
5 11 (1.89%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.89%) JSP
6 10 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.55%) Web Services
8 8 (1.37%) Software Packaging
9 7 (1.20%) Middleware
10 4 (0.69%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.69%) COM+
11 3 (0.52%) CSS
11 3 (0.52%) J2EE
11 3 (0.52%) jQuery
12 2 (0.34%) CodeIgniter
12 2 (0.34%) SOAP
12 2 (0.34%) Ajax
12 2 (0.34%) NHibernate
13 1 (0.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.17%) Clustering
2 36 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.75%) Replication
6 9 (1.55%) Open Source
7 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 7 (1.20%) SecurID
8 7 (1.20%) PKI
9 5 (0.86%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.69%) CMDB
10 4 (0.69%) HACMP
11 3 (0.52%) PDA
11 3 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.52%) iPhone
11 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 582 (100.00%) Windows
2 433 (74.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 189 (32.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (25.60%) Windows 7
5 118 (20.27%) Windows XP
6 67 (11.51%) UNIX
7 62 (10.65%) Linux
8 46 (7.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 38 (6.53%) Windows 2000
10 27 (4.64%) Windows 8
11 25 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (3.26%) Windows NT
13 11 (1.89%) AIX
14 9 (1.55%) CentOS
15 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.20%) Solaris
17 5 (0.86%) HPUX
18 4 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (20.45%) ITIL
2 92 (15.81%) Migration
3 36 (6.19%) Configuration Management
4 31 (5.33%) Project Management
5 30 (5.15%) Change Management
6 27 (4.64%) PRINCE2
7 26 (4.47%) Service Management
7 26 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (3.95%) ITIL V3
9 22 (3.78%) Network Management
10 21 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 20 (3.44%) Change Control
12 19 (3.26%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.26%) Problem Management
13 16 (2.75%) Incident Management
14 15 (2.58%) Test Scripting
15 13 (2.23%) Time Management
16 11 (1.89%) Validation
17 10 (1.72%) Workflow
17 10 (1.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (23.02%) SQL
2 65 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 46 (7.90%) VB
4 42 (7.22%) VBScript
5 15 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.23%) Java
7 12 (2.06%) C
8 11 (1.89%) C#
9 9 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.37%) Perl
11 6 (1.03%) PHP
12 5 (0.86%) Korn
13 4 (0.69%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.69%) Python
13 4 (0.69%) C++
14 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.34%) PHP5
15 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 199 (34.19%) Security Cleared
2 145 (24.91%) SC Cleared
3 104 (17.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (14.26%) MCSE
5 71 (12.20%) DV Cleared
6 36 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (5.50%) CCNA
8 30 (5.15%) MCP
9 24 (4.12%) MCITP
10 20 (3.44%) Degree
11 16 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.75%) CCNP
12 13 (2.23%) MCSA
12 13 (2.23%) ISTQB
13 12 (2.06%) VCP4
14 10 (1.72%) MCTS
15 9 (1.55%) RHCSA
16 8 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (1.20%) RHCA
17 7 (1.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.87%) SLA
2 8 (1.37%) QA
3 6 (1.03%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 310 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 177 (30.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (16.84%) Hyper-V
4 52 (8.93%) VMware ESX
5 46 (7.90%) vSphere
6 29 (4.98%) Terminal Services
7 20 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (3.26%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 15 (2.58%) ISA Server
10 15 (2.58%) XenApp
11 8 (1.37%) NFS
11 8 (1.37%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.03%) Nmap
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.86%) UAG
14 4 (0.69%) vCloud
14 4 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 101 (17.35%) SCCM
2 42 (7.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 40 (6.87%) SCOM
4 30 (5.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (3.26%) WSUS
6 18 (3.09%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.58%) HP Data Protector
8 14 (2.41%) HP SIM
8 14 (2.41%) Nagios
8 14 (2.41%) ARCserve
9 11 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.72%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.72%) BladeLogic
11 9 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (1.03%) Tivoli
12 6 (1.03%) Nessus
13 4 (0.69%) OVSD
13 4 (0.69%) Unicenter
13 4 (0.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 293 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 276 (47.42%) VMware
3 130 (22.34%) HP
4 101 (17.35%) Citrix
5 77 (13.23%) Cisco
6 62 (10.65%) Oracle
7 51 (8.76%) McAfee
8 36 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 25 (4.30%) NetApp
10 22 (3.78%) Symantec
10 22 (3.78%) CA
11 21 (3.61%) 3PAR
12 20 (3.44%) Dell
13 18 (3.09%) EMC
13 18 (3.09%) Juniper
14 17 (2.92%) IBM
15 16 (2.75%) Borland
16 15 (2.58%) Remedy
17 13 (2.23%) Intel
17 13 (2.23%) Altiris
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 325-400 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Isle of Wight
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leatherhead
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago