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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 99 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 173 267 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.02% 2.87% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.17% 11.76% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 123 100
Average daily rate £325 £321 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 33
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £25.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.77% -6.06%
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
2118 2270 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.76% 24.42% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1115 900
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 185 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 63 £325 +8.03% 14
Berkshire -19 36 £325 +35.41% 7
Surrey -6 31 £330 +1.53% 6
Buckinghamshire -18 18 £438 +59.09% 1
East Sussex +12 11 £320 -24.70%
Oxfordshire +3 7 £170 -47.69% 2
Middlesex -2 1 £500 +11.11%
Kent -8 1 £325 +136.36% 3
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 226 (64.20%) Windows Server
3 216 (61.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 213 (60.51%) Active Directory
5 161 (45.74%) VMware
6 158 (44.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (39.49%) Microsoft
8 109 (30.97%) MS Exchange
9 96 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (26.42%) Security Cleared
11 74 (21.02%) Citrix
12 73 (20.74%) SC Cleared
13 67 (19.03%) Exchange Server 2010
14 60 (17.05%) MS Excel
15 57 (16.19%) ITIL
16 55 (15.63%) HP
17 53 (15.06%) TCP/IP
17 53 (15.06%) SQL
18 52 (14.77%) SQL Server
19 51 (14.49%) Windows 7
20 50 (14.20%) vSphere
21 49 (13.92%) Firewall
22 48 (13.64%) Linux
22 48 (13.64%) SCCM
23 47 (13.35%) Cisco
23 47 (13.35%) DHCP
24 46 (13.07%) DNS
24 46 (13.07%) Unix
24 46 (13.07%) PowerShell
25 45 (12.78%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 109 (30.97%) MS Exchange
2 67 (19.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (11.08%) IIS
4 20 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.11%) Lync
6 18 (5.11%) SharePoint
7 17 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.69%) MQSeries
9 12 (3.41%) CICS
10 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.14%) Documentum
11 4 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.57%) Apache
13 2 (0.57%) JBoss
13 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 41 (11.65%) MS Office
3 28 (7.95%) MS Visio
4 27 (7.67%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (1.42%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.85%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.25%) Office 365
2 12 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.70%) SaaS
4 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.85%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.06%) TCP/IP
2 49 (13.92%) Firewall
3 47 (13.35%) DHCP
4 46 (13.07%) DNS
5 41 (11.65%) LAN
6 38 (10.80%) WAN
7 34 (9.66%) SAN
8 16 (4.55%) SSL
8 16 (4.55%) VPN
9 15 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (4.26%) Internet
10 14 (3.98%) NetScaler
10 14 (3.98%) Wireless
11 13 (3.69%) Network Security
12 10 (2.84%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.84%) SNMP
12 10 (2.84%) VLAN
13 8 (2.27%) VoIP
14 7 (1.99%) MPLS
15 6 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.27%) Easytrieve
5 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.85%) MySQL
10 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.57%) DTS
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (1.42%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (1.14%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.85%) Subversion
4 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.57%) JIRA
4 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.28%) Ant
5 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) Trac
General
1 41 (11.65%) Finance
2 9 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.99%) Back Office
4 4 (1.14%) Banking
4 4 (1.14%) Spanish Language
5 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.57%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.57%) Billing
6 2 (0.57%) Local Government
6 2 (0.57%) Military
6 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (20.17%) Support Engineer
2 60 (17.05%) Analyst
3 36 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (7.39%) Author
5 25 (7.10%) Architect
6 23 (6.53%) Support Analyst
6 23 (6.53%) Wintel Engineer
7 20 (5.68%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (5.11%) Administrator
8 18 (5.11%) Consultant
8 18 (5.11%) Server Engineer
8 18 (5.11%) Server Support
9 17 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.83%) Technical Author
10 16 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (4.55%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.26%) Web Services
2 8 (2.27%) ISPF
3 7 (1.99%) .NET
4 4 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.14%) ELK Stack
4 4 (1.14%) HTML
4 4 (1.14%) WinForms
5 3 (0.85%) Ajax
5 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.85%) COM+
5 3 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.85%) jQuery
5 3 (0.85%) Middleware
5 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.57%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.57%) DHTML
6 2 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.57%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.83%) Clustering
3 17 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.84%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.99%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.99%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.70%) CMDB
6 6 (1.70%) SecurID
7 5 (1.42%) NHS
8 4 (1.14%) iSeries
9 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.85%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.57%) Contactless
10 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.57%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 226 (64.20%) Windows Server
3 216 (61.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (44.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 48 (13.64%) Linux
7 46 (13.07%) Unix
8 45 (12.78%) Windows XP
9 19 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.98%) Windows Vista
11 13 (3.69%) zOS
12 10 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.56%) Solaris
14 8 (2.27%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.70%) CentOS
16 5 (1.42%) Ubuntu
17 4 (1.14%) AIX
17 4 (1.14%) OS/400
17 4 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.19%) ITIL
2 28 (7.95%) SDLC
3 27 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (7.39%) Migration
5 24 (6.82%) Project Management
6 23 (6.53%) Change Management
7 15 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 15 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
8 14 (3.98%) Mentoring
9 13 (3.69%) Change Control
9 13 (3.69%) Software Deployment
10 11 (3.13%) ITSM
10 11 (3.13%) Service Management
11 10 (2.84%) High Availability
11 10 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (2.84%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.84%) Time Management
12 9 (2.56%) ITIL V3
13 8 (2.27%) Capacity Management
13 8 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.06%) SQL
2 46 (13.07%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.26%) VBScript
4 13 (3.69%) COBOL
5 12 (3.41%) Assembly Language
5 12 (3.41%) C++
5 12 (3.41%) JCL
5 12 (3.41%) REXX
5 12 (3.41%) VB
6 9 (2.56%) Java
7 8 (2.27%) CLIST
7 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.14%) C#
8 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.57%) PHP
9 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.57%) Python
9 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 93 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 73 (20.74%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.40%) MCSE
5 18 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (4.83%) MCSA
6 17 (4.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.13%) Degree
9 9 (2.56%) CCNA
10 8 (2.27%) CCNP
10 8 (2.27%) MCP
11 7 (1.99%) MCITP
12 4 (1.14%) CCIE
12 4 (1.14%) CCSP
12 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.14%) VCP5
13 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.85%) CCA
13 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.83%) SLA
2 8 (2.27%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 213 (60.51%) Active Directory
2 96 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (14.20%) vSphere
4 39 (11.08%) Hyper-V
5 36 (10.23%) XenApp
6 27 (7.67%) VMware ESX
7 18 (5.11%) XenServer
8 13 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.56%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.70%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.42%) NFS
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.57%) Squid
13 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (13.64%) SCCM
2 30 (8.52%) WSUS
3 20 (5.68%) Backup Exec
4 17 (4.83%) NetBackup
5 12 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.41%) SCOM
6 11 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (1.99%) Puppet
9 7 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.70%) Nagios
11 5 (1.42%) OVSD
11 5 (1.42%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.14%) Cacti
12 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.85%) NetCrunch
13 3 (0.85%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 161 (45.74%) VMware
2 139 (39.49%) Microsoft
3 74 (21.02%) Citrix
4 55 (15.63%) HP
5 47 (13.35%) Cisco
6 22 (6.25%) McAfee
7 20 (5.68%) CA
7 20 (5.68%) CheckPoint
7 20 (5.68%) IBM
8 19 (5.40%) Palo Alto
9 18 (5.11%) EMC
10 17 (4.83%) Symantec
11 16 (4.55%) Oracle
12 14 (3.98%) Lumension
12 14 (3.98%) Remedy
13 12 (3.41%) Acronis
13 12 (3.41%) Dell
14 10 (2.84%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.56%) Juniper
16 8 (2.27%) Rackspace
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