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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 66 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 267 297 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.67% 3.14% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.85% 12.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 126 139
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £309
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 32
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.02 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.18% -3.92%
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
2460 2354 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.57% 24.89% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1238 1160 885
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 232 261
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -12 87 £338 +12.50% 20
Berkshire -30 53 £417 +43.79% 17
Surrey +12 39 £369 -1.66% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 37 £395 +46.97% 10
East Sussex -1 15 £325 +26.21% 1
West Sussex -15 15 £400 +39.13% 4
Oxfordshire -17 14 £235 +4.44% 4
Kent -10 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Middlesex +6 2 £419 +8.06%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 517 (100.00%) Windows
2 370 (71.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 282 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 240 (46.42%) Microsoft
4 240 (46.42%) VMware
5 183 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 162 (31.33%) Security Cleared
7 155 (29.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 149 (28.82%) MS Exchange
9 118 (22.82%) SQL
9 118 (22.82%) Windows 7
10 113 (21.86%) SCCM
11 111 (21.47%) HP
12 108 (20.89%) SC Cleared
13 101 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 96 (18.57%) Migration
15 91 (17.60%) DNS
16 85 (16.44%) ITIL
17 83 (16.05%) Windows XP
18 79 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
19 78 (15.09%) Hyper-V
20 77 (14.89%) SAN
21 74 (14.31%) DHCP
21 74 (14.31%) MS Excel
22 73 (14.12%) SQL Server
23 71 (13.73%) PowerShell
24 70 (13.54%) Citrix
25 63 (12.19%) Cisco
25 63 (12.19%) SharePoint
26 62 (11.99%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 149 (28.82%) MS Exchange
2 101 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (12.19%) SharePoint
4 50 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 40 (7.74%) IIS
7 22 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (4.06%) Lync
9 19 (3.68%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.35%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.77%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.58%) Documentum
15 3 (0.58%) SAS
15 3 (0.58%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.39%) TPMS
Applications
1 74 (14.31%) MS Excel
2 41 (7.93%) MS Office
3 17 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.71%) PaintShop Pro
5 10 (1.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.55%) assyst
3 4 (0.77%) Primavera
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.09%) Office 365
2 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.97%) PaaS
5 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.60%) DNS
2 77 (14.89%) SAN
3 74 (14.31%) DHCP
4 61 (11.80%) Firewall
5 51 (9.86%) TCP/IP
6 47 (9.09%) LAN
7 43 (8.32%) WAN
8 28 (5.42%) VPN
9 22 (4.26%) SSL
10 19 (3.68%) VoIP
11 17 (3.29%) NAS
12 14 (2.71%) Network Security
13 12 (2.32%) VLAN
14 9 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.74%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.35%) SMTP
16 7 (1.35%) Internet
17 6 (1.16%) IPsec
17 6 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 16 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (2.32%) MySQL
7 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.97%) DTS
10 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.77%) EDMS
11 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.39%) DB2 UDB
12 2 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (4.64%) StarTeam
2 10 (1.93%) MSI
3 7 (1.35%) JIRA
4 6 (1.16%) ClearQuest
4 6 (1.16%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.97%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.97%) Subversion
6 3 (0.58%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.58%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.39%) Hudson
8 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (8.12%) Finance
2 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.35%) Military
4 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.77%) Banking
5 4 (0.77%) Retail
6 3 (0.58%) Publishing
7 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.39%) Front Office
7 2 (0.39%) Advertising
7 2 (0.39%) Automotive
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 71 (13.73%) Support Engineer
2 54 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (9.28%) Server Engineer
3 48 (9.28%) Analyst
4 33 (6.38%) Administrator
5 32 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (4.84%) Consultant
8 23 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (4.45%) Wintel Engineer
9 20 (3.87%) Author
10 19 (3.68%) Architect
11 18 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
14 15 (2.90%) Server Support
15 14 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (2.71%) Technical Author
16 13 (2.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
16 13 (2.51%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.00%) .NET
2 21 (4.06%) HTML
3 20 (3.87%) XML
4 17 (3.29%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.71%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.35%) COM+
7 7 (1.35%) JSP
7 7 (1.35%) Middleware
8 6 (1.16%) Web Services
9 5 (0.97%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.58%) jQuery
10 3 (0.58%) Ajax
11 2 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.39%) XML-RPC
11 2 (0.39%) J2EE
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 1 (0.19%) CSS
12 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.44%) Clustering
2 22 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.90%) Replication
4 14 (2.71%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.32%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.55%) Open Source
7 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.35%) SecurID
9 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.97%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) iPhone
11 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.58%) PDA
11 3 (0.58%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.39%) VLE
12 2 (0.39%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.39%) iPad
13 1 (0.19%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 517 (100.00%) Windows
2 370 (71.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 183 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 118 (22.82%) Windows 7
5 83 (16.05%) Windows XP
6 46 (8.90%) Linux
6 46 (8.90%) UNIX
7 41 (7.93%) Windows 2000 Server
8 26 (5.03%) Windows 8
9 24 (4.64%) Windows 2000
10 14 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.32%) Windows NT
12 10 (1.93%) CentOS
13 9 (1.74%) Solaris
13 9 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.55%) AIX
15 5 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.58%) HPUX
17 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.57%) Migration
2 85 (16.44%) ITIL
3 39 (7.54%) Configuration Management
4 27 (5.22%) Project Management
5 24 (4.64%) PRINCE2
5 24 (4.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 22 (4.26%) Service Management
6 22 (4.26%) Change Management
6 22 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (4.06%) CRM
8 20 (3.87%) Change Control
9 19 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (3.48%) Test Scripting
11 17 (3.29%) Problem Management
12 15 (2.90%) Network Management
13 13 (2.51%) Incident Management
14 12 (2.32%) Service Delivery
15 11 (2.13%) ITSM
16 10 (1.93%) Knowledge Management
16 10 (1.93%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (22.82%) SQL
2 71 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 53 (10.25%) VBScript
4 50 (9.67%) VB
5 12 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.74%) C#
8 7 (1.35%) Java
8 7 (1.35%) C
9 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.97%) VB6
10 4 (0.77%) PHP
10 4 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.58%) C++
12 2 (0.39%) Perl
12 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) Python
13 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) Korn
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 162 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 108 (20.89%) SC Cleared
3 79 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (11.99%) DV Cleared
5 58 (11.22%) MCSE
6 32 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (5.03%) CCNA
8 22 (4.26%) MCITP
9 18 (3.48%) MCP
10 16 (3.09%) Degree
11 14 (2.71%) ISTQB
12 11 (2.13%) MCSA
13 10 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.93%) CCNP
14 9 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (1.74%) MCTS
15 8 (1.55%) ISEB
15 8 (1.55%) RHCSA
16 7 (1.35%) RHCE
16 7 (1.35%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.45%) SLA
2 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
2 3 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 282 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 155 (29.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.70%) vSphere
5 39 (7.54%) VMware ESX
6 24 (4.64%) Terminal Services
7 19 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (3.29%) ISA Server
9 16 (3.09%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.90%) XenApp
11 13 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.74%) NFS
13 5 (0.97%) Samba
14 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.77%) Firmware
15 3 (0.58%) UAG
15 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 113 (21.86%) SCCM
2 41 (7.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 36 (6.96%) SCOM
4 28 (5.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (2.71%) HP Data Protector
5 14 (2.71%) WSUS
6 11 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.93%) ARCserve
8 9 (1.74%) Nagios
9 8 (1.55%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.35%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (1.35%) Nessus
11 6 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.97%) vMotion
12 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.97%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.97%) OVSD
13 4 (0.77%) Nmap
13 4 (0.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 240 (46.42%) Microsoft
1 240 (46.42%) VMware
2 111 (21.47%) HP
3 70 (13.54%) Citrix
4 63 (12.19%) Cisco
5 56 (10.83%) Oracle
6 41 (7.93%) McAfee
7 28 (5.42%) NetApp
8 23 (4.45%) 3PAR
9 19 (3.68%) Red Hat
9 19 (3.68%) Juniper
10 17 (3.29%) Borland
10 17 (3.29%) Remedy
11 15 (2.90%) IBM
12 14 (2.71%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.32%) Symantec
13 12 (2.32%) CA
14 11 (2.13%) Dell
14 11 (2.13%) EMC
15 10 (1.93%) Lumension
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