The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 16 April 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 Wales 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 40 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 16 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.74% 2.44% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.90% 11.27% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
Average daily rate £200 £305 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +25.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £350 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
124 71 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.20% 21.65% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 46 41
Average daily rate £265 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South Wales region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South Wales region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -7 14 £200 -34.42% 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
6 7 (38.89%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) Firewall
8 5 (27.78%) SAN
8 5 (27.78%) LAN
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) XenApp
9 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
9 4 (22.22%) vSphere
9 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) VPN
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
9 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 3 (16.67%) ARCserve

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) SMS
6 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) CCA
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) MOM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Intel
4 3 (16.67%) Cognos
5 2 (11.11%) AppSense
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco