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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 50 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 318 333 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.42% 3.87% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.92% 15.76% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 146 131
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.50 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.90 £18.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +6.27%
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
2285 2113 1956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.56% 24.56% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1054 870
Average daily rate £325 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 229 251
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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
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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 +15 121 £325 +0.77% 19
Berkshire -9 82 £331 -22.05% 32
Surrey -28 34 £225 -18.18% 16
Buckinghamshire -17 25 £228 -7.14% 17
Kent +6 20 £400 -1.53% 4
West Sussex +14 12 £220 +83.33% 3
Oxfordshire -8 11 £185 -53.01% 6
East Sussex -4 10 £244 -11.36% 3
Middlesex -8 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 645 (100.00%) Windows
2 461 (71.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 309 (47.91%) Active Directory
4 289 (44.81%) Microsoft
5 245 (37.98%) VMware
6 229 (35.50%) Security Cleared
7 166 (25.74%) MS Exchange
8 165 (25.58%) Windows XP
9 157 (24.34%) SC Cleared
10 143 (22.17%) Windows 7
11 139 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 136 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 136 (21.09%) Citrix
13 125 (19.38%) DNS
14 117 (18.14%) MS Excel
14 117 (18.14%) SQL Server
15 116 (17.98%) SQL
16 113 (17.52%) HP
17 108 (16.74%) SAN
18 102 (15.81%) MS Office
19 100 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 90 (13.95%) TCP/IP
21 89 (13.80%) DHCP
22 88 (13.64%) UNIX
23 87 (13.49%) Cisco
24 84 (13.02%) ITIL
25 83 (12.87%) Linux
26 82 (12.71%) .NET
27 73 (11.32%) Windows 2000
27 73 (11.32%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 166 (25.74%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (9.61%) IIS
3 62 (9.61%) SharePoint
4 48 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (4.50%) Lync
6 29 (4.50%) SharePoint Server
7 22 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.17%) Apache
8 14 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.24%) WorkSite
10 8 (1.24%) Documentum
11 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.62%) WordPress
13 4 (0.62%) Drupal
13 4 (0.62%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 117 (18.14%) MS Excel
2 102 (15.81%) MS Office
3 7 (1.09%) MS Project
4 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (4.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.78%) assyst
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.17%) Office 365
2 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.47%) SaaS
4 3 (0.47%) IaaS
5 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 125 (19.38%) DNS
2 108 (16.74%) SAN
3 90 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 89 (13.80%) DHCP
5 70 (10.85%) Firewall
6 56 (8.68%) LAN
7 42 (6.51%) WAN
8 28 (4.34%) HTTPS
8 28 (4.34%) Internet
9 26 (4.03%) NAS
10 24 (3.72%) SSL
10 24 (3.72%) VPN
11 19 (2.95%) HTTP
11 19 (2.95%) Network Security
12 18 (2.79%) LDAP
13 17 (2.64%) VLAN
14 16 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.17%) VoIP
16 12 (1.86%) Wireless
17 11 (1.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 50 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (4.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 24 (3.72%) DTS
6 17 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.86%) OLAP
8 12 (1.86%) IDOL
9 9 (1.40%) MySQL
10 8 (1.24%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.93%) EDRMS
12 6 (0.93%) EDMS
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 7
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (2.48%) LoadRunner
4 13 (2.02%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.93%) TestDirector
6 5 (0.78%) WinRunner
6 5 (0.78%) Subversion
6 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.31%) Moq
8 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.16%) NUnit
General
1 55 (8.53%) Finance
2 9 (1.40%) Advertising
2 9 (1.40%) Banking
3 8 (1.24%) Law
3 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.78%) Back Office
5 4 (0.62%) Legal
5 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.47%) Military
7 1 (0.16%) Automotive
7 1 (0.16%) Games
7 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.16%) Billing
7 1 (0.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 107 (16.59%) Analyst
2 90 (13.95%) Support Engineer
3 52 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (6.20%) Developer
5 35 (5.43%) Administrator
5 35 (5.43%) Support Analyst
6 31 (4.81%) Consultant
7 26 (4.03%) Test Analyst
8 25 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (3.88%) Desktop Support
8 25 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 24 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (3.57%) Support Technician
11 21 (3.26%) Server Engineer
12 20 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 18 (2.79%) Build Engineer
15 17 (2.64%) Architect
15 17 (2.64%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.71%) .NET
2 67 (10.39%) ASP.NET
3 45 (6.98%) HTML
4 36 (5.58%) XML
5 31 (4.81%) JSP
6 22 (3.41%) Web Services
7 15 (2.33%) COM+
7 15 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 15 (2.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 14 (2.17%) jQuery
9 10 (1.55%) WCF
10 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.24%) SOAP
10 8 (1.24%) XSLT
11 7 (1.09%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 7 (1.09%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.93%) Ajax
12 6 (0.93%) CSS
13 5 (0.78%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.61%) Clustering
2 39 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.50%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.48%) Fat Client
4 16 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.02%) Replication
6 8 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.09%) User Experience
8 6 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.78%) PKI
9 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.62%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.62%) CMDB
11 3 (0.47%) HACMP
11 3 (0.47%) MPEG
11 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.47%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 645 (100.00%) Windows
2 461 (71.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 165 (25.58%) Windows XP
4 143 (22.17%) Windows 7
5 136 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (13.64%) UNIX
7 83 (12.87%) Linux
8 73 (11.32%) Windows 2000
9 33 (5.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 30 (4.65%) Windows 8
11 27 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (3.57%) Windows Vista
13 15 (2.33%) Windows NT
14 14 (2.17%) Solaris
15 13 (2.02%) AIX
16 7 (1.09%) Debian
16 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.62%) CentOS
18 4 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.02%) ITIL
2 63 (9.77%) Migration
3 30 (4.65%) Change Management
4 29 (4.50%) Workflow
5 28 (4.34%) Service Delivery
6 27 (4.19%) Software Testing
6 27 (4.19%) Test Scripting
7 26 (4.03%) Configuration Management
8 25 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.88%) Project Management
9 22 (3.41%) Service Management
10 19 (2.95%) Knowledge Management
11 17 (2.64%) Validation
11 17 (2.64%) Software Distribution
12 16 (2.48%) Performance Testing
12 16 (2.48%) MVC
13 15 (2.33%) CRM
13 15 (2.33%) Incident Management
13 15 (2.33%) Web Development
13 15 (2.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (17.98%) SQL
2 53 (8.22%) C#
3 45 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 42 (6.51%) PowerShell
5 38 (5.89%) VBScript
6 36 (5.58%) VB
7 29 (4.50%) Java
8 21 (3.26%) C
9 20 (3.10%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.86%) VB6
10 12 (1.86%) Perl
11 10 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.24%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.24%) Korn
13 7 (1.09%) PHP
13 7 (1.09%) C++
14 5 (0.78%) PHP5
15 2 (0.31%) Python
16 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 229 (35.50%) Security Cleared
2 157 (24.34%) SC Cleared
3 100 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (11.32%) MCSE
5 72 (11.16%) DV Cleared
6 38 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (5.43%) CCNA
8 33 (5.12%) ISTQB
9 31 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (4.81%) Degree
10 22 (3.41%) MCTS
10 22 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (3.26%) CCNP
12 20 (3.10%) MCP
13 18 (2.79%) MCITP
14 13 (2.02%) MCSA
15 10 (1.55%) ISEB
16 8 (1.24%) CCA
16 8 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.13%) SLA
2 10 (1.55%) QA
3 8 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 309 (47.91%) Active Directory
2 139 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (8.37%) vSphere
4 50 (7.75%) VMware ESX
4 50 (7.75%) Hyper-V
5 48 (7.44%) XenApp
6 32 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.48%) Terminal Services
7 16 (2.48%) ISA Server
8 12 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.55%) Nmap
9 10 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.40%) NFS
10 9 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.24%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.09%) XenServer
13 5 (0.78%) Xen
13 5 (0.78%) vCloud
14 4 (0.62%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 60 (9.30%) SCCM
2 35 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (4.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 29 (4.50%) SCOM
5 23 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (3.41%) NetBackup
7 20 (3.10%) Backup Exec
8 17 (2.64%) WSUS
9 16 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (1.71%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.71%) BladeLogic
11 11 (1.71%) HP SIM
12 10 (1.55%) Nessus
12 10 (1.55%) Nagios
13 9 (1.40%) ARCserve
13 9 (1.40%) Netcool
14 8 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 289 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 245 (37.98%) VMware
3 136 (21.09%) Citrix
4 113 (17.52%) HP
5 87 (13.49%) Cisco
6 67 (10.39%) Oracle
7 39 (6.05%) Symantec
8 38 (5.89%) Red Hat
9 35 (5.43%) McAfee
10 32 (4.96%) EMC
11 26 (4.03%) Intel
12 23 (3.57%) NetApp
13 22 (3.41%) Juniper
13 22 (3.41%) IBM
14 20 (3.10%) Dell
14 20 (3.10%) CA
15 17 (2.64%) 3PAR
16 16 (2.48%) Brocade
17 15 (2.33%) Altiris
18 13 (2.02%) Borland
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