The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 51 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 305 345 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.32% 4.06% 3.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.91% 16.56% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 145 148
Average daily rate
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£300 £317 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £166 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £296
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £30.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2193 2083 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.84% 24.49% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1040 845
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 266 279
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.44 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +8 110 £325 +7.34% 13
Berkshire -13 70 £290 -17.14% 23
Surrey +4 44 £230 -23.33% 19
Buckinghamshire -27 27 £335 -1.47% 2
West Sussex +2 20 £220 -34.81% 6
Oxfordshire -2 13 £235 -24.80% 4
Kent -14 9 £363 +113.23% 1
East Sussex -4 6 £108 -62.64% 2
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Middlesex -11 1 £325 -31.57% 1
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 609 (100.00%) Windows
2 437 (71.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 269 (44.17%) Microsoft
4 267 (43.84%) Active Directory
5 239 (39.24%) Security Cleared
6 191 (31.36%) Windows XP
7 186 (30.54%) VMware
8 164 (26.93%) MS Exchange
9 163 (26.77%) SC Cleared
10 141 (23.15%) Windows 7
11 120 (19.70%) SQL Server
12 119 (19.54%) SQL
13 113 (18.56%) HP
13 113 (18.56%) Citrix
14 108 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 107 (17.57%) DNS
16 106 (17.41%) MS Excel
17 100 (16.42%) ITIL
18 99 (16.26%) MS Office
18 99 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 98 (16.09%) TCP/IP
20 95 (15.60%) .NET
21 92 (15.11%) UNIX
22 84 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
23 82 (13.46%) DV Cleared
24 81 (13.30%) Oracle
25 80 (13.14%) ASP.NET
26 78 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
27 75 (12.32%) Cisco
28 74 (12.15%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 164 (26.93%) MS Exchange
2 84 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (8.21%) SharePoint
4 49 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 48 (7.88%) IIS
6 34 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (4.27%) SharePoint Server
8 25 (4.11%) Lync
9 19 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.13%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.97%) Lotus Domino
11 12 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.31%) Documentum
15 7 (1.15%) Apache
15 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (1.15%) WorkSite
16 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 106 (17.41%) MS Excel
2 99 (16.26%) MS Office
3 7 (1.15%) MS Project
4 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (5.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.64%) Office 365
2 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 107 (17.57%) DNS
2 98 (16.09%) TCP/IP
3 70 (11.49%) SAN
3 70 (11.49%) Firewall
4 62 (10.18%) DHCP
5 55 (9.03%) LAN
6 43 (7.06%) WAN
7 37 (6.08%) HTTPS
8 31 (5.09%) Internet
9 27 (4.43%) SSL
10 23 (3.78%) LDAP
11 22 (3.61%) HTTP
12 19 (3.12%) Network Security
13 17 (2.79%) NAS
14 16 (2.63%) Wireshark
15 15 (2.46%) VLAN
15 15 (2.46%) VPN
16 13 (2.13%) VoIP
16 13 (2.13%) Wireless
17 11 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 71 (11.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 42 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (4.27%) DTS
4 26 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (2.46%) OLAP
5 15 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.13%) IDOL
7 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.99%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.82%) EDMS
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 31 (5.09%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (3.28%) StarTeam
4 18 (2.96%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.31%) MSI
6 7 (1.15%) TestDirector
7 6 (0.99%) WinRunner
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.66%) Hudson
8 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.33%) Subversion
9 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.33%) Toad
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.16%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 55 (9.03%) Finance
2 12 (1.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.15%) Law
4 5 (0.82%) Advertising
5 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.66%) Military
6 3 (0.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.33%) Automotive
7 2 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.16%) Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (17.90%) Analyst
2 81 (13.30%) Support Engineer
3 42 (6.90%) Developer
4 39 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (5.42%) Test Analyst
6 32 (5.25%) Support Analyst
7 29 (4.76%) Consultant
8 28 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (3.78%) Desktop Support
11 21 (3.45%) Server Engineer
12 20 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (2.96%) SharePoint Developer
14 17 (2.79%) Tester
14 17 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (2.63%) Support Technician
15 16 (2.63%) Administrator
15 16 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (2.46%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (15.60%) .NET
2 80 (13.14%) ASP.NET
3 55 (9.03%) HTML
4 41 (6.73%) XML
5 39 (6.40%) JSP
6 21 (3.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 19 (3.12%) Web Services
8 15 (2.46%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.46%) WCF
9 12 (1.97%) jQuery
10 11 (1.81%) COM+
11 9 (1.48%) XSLT
12 8 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 7 (1.15%) XSD
14 6 (0.99%) CSS
15 5 (0.82%) SOAP
15 5 (0.82%) Ajax
16 4 (0.66%) SAML
16 4 (0.66%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.39%) Clustering
2 40 (6.57%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 13 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 10 (1.64%) PKI
5 9 (1.48%) Replication
5 9 (1.48%) CESG
6 7 (1.15%) Cryptography
6 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.82%) Open Source
9 4 (0.66%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.49%) iPhone
10 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.33%) MPEG
11 2 (0.33%) DTV
11 2 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 609 (100.00%) Windows
2 437 (71.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 191 (31.36%) Windows XP
4 141 (23.15%) Windows 7
5 99 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (15.11%) UNIX
7 74 (12.15%) Linux
8 70 (11.49%) Windows 2000
9 27 (4.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 25 (4.11%) Windows Vista
10 25 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.96%) AIX
12 15 (2.46%) Solaris
12 15 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.99%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.49%) Debian
17 2 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.42%) ITIL
2 58 (9.52%) Migration
3 38 (6.24%) Workflow
4 37 (6.08%) Configuration Management
5 35 (5.75%) Software Testing
6 34 (5.58%) Test Scripting
7 24 (3.94%) Validation
7 24 (3.94%) Test Strategy
8 23 (3.78%) Service Delivery
9 21 (3.45%) Web Development
10 19 (3.12%) Knowledge Management
11 18 (2.96%) Performance Testing
11 18 (2.96%) Change Management
12 16 (2.63%) Software Distribution
13 15 (2.46%) Project Management
14 14 (2.30%) CRM
14 14 (2.30%) Incident Management
14 14 (2.30%) Test Automation
15 13 (2.13%) Service Management
15 13 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 119 (19.54%) SQL
2 58 (9.52%) C#
3 56 (9.20%) PowerShell
4 55 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.58%) VBScript
6 30 (4.93%) VB
7 26 (4.27%) T-SQL
7 26 (4.27%) Java
8 20 (3.28%) C
9 14 (2.30%) VB6
10 11 (1.81%) C++
11 10 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.31%) Perl
13 5 (0.82%) PHP
14 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.33%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.16%) XPath
16 1 (0.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 239 (39.24%) Security Cleared
2 163 (26.77%) SC Cleared
3 82 (13.46%) DV Cleared
4 78 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (8.70%) MCSE
6 44 (7.22%) ISTQB
7 38 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 33 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (4.60%) CCNA
10 24 (3.94%) MCTS
11 23 (3.78%) MCP
12 22 (3.61%) Degree
13 15 (2.46%) MCITP
13 15 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (2.30%) ISEB
14 14 (2.30%) CCNP
15 13 (2.13%) MCSA
16 5 (0.82%) MCSD
16 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.82%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.58%) SLA
2 14 (2.30%) QA
3 6 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.49%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 267 (43.84%) Active Directory
2 108 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (10.18%) Hyper-V
4 45 (7.39%) XenApp
5 37 (6.08%) vSphere
6 29 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 18 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.63%) Nmap
9 15 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.15%) ISA Server
12 7 (1.15%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.82%) XenServer
14 5 (0.82%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.66%) Shibboleth
15 4 (0.66%) Xen
15 4 (0.66%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 63 (10.34%) SCCM
2 48 (7.88%) HP Quality Center
3 39 (6.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 34 (5.58%) SCOM
5 25 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (3.12%) Backup Exec
7 18 (2.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 16 (2.63%) Nessus
9 14 (2.30%) SCVMM
9 14 (2.30%) Tivoli
9 14 (2.30%) WSUS
10 11 (1.81%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.64%) SCDPM
12 9 (1.48%) Netcool
13 7 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
15 4 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
15 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.66%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 269 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 186 (30.54%) VMware
3 113 (18.56%) HP
3 113 (18.56%) Citrix
4 81 (13.30%) Oracle
5 75 (12.32%) Cisco
6 36 (5.91%) McAfee
7 20 (3.28%) Borland
7 20 (3.28%) IBM
8 16 (2.63%) Juniper
8 16 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.63%) Symantec
9 15 (2.46%) Dell
9 15 (2.46%) Lumension
10 14 (2.30%) Intel
10 14 (2.30%) Lotus
11 13 (2.13%) Meridio
12 12 (1.97%) NetApp
13 11 (1.81%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.81%) Sophos
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