The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 90 52 80
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 50 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 3.26% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.54% 15.90% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 19
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£313 £260 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £137 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 5
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £28.50 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
Windows Server 2003
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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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
663 503 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.51% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 243 313
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 74 80
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Wiltshire 0 17 £319 -15.00% 5
Gloucestershire -31 10 £303 +0.83% 3
Bristol -4 9 £385 -12.50% 6
Devon -19 5 £213 +51.78% 1
Dorset -5 4 - - 3
Somerset -3 3 £110 -34.32% 1
Cornwall - - - - 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (77.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
5 56 (48.70%) VMware
6 44 (38.26%) MS Exchange
7 39 (33.91%) DNS
8 34 (29.57%) ITIL
9 33 (28.70%) SQL
9 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (27.83%) DHCP
10 32 (27.83%) Firewall
11 30 (26.09%) Citrix
11 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
12 29 (25.22%) WAN
12 29 (25.22%) HP
13 27 (23.48%) LAN
14 26 (22.61%) MS Excel
15 24 (20.87%) Linux
15 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2007
16 22 (19.13%) MS Office
16 22 (19.13%) Windows XP
17 20 (17.39%) Cisco
18 19 (16.52%) SCCM
19 18 (15.65%) Windows 7
20 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
20 17 (14.78%) Clustering
21 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (13.91%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 44 (38.26%) MS Exchange
2 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.30%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (8.70%) IIS
7 7 (6.09%) MediaWiki
7 7 (6.09%) Confluence
7 7 (6.09%) nginx
7 7 (6.09%) Apache
8 6 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (5.22%) Lync
9 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.87%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (22.61%) MS Excel
2 22 (19.13%) MS Office
3 5 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.87%) Summit
2 1 (0.87%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.87%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.91%) DNS
2 32 (27.83%) DHCP
2 32 (27.83%) Firewall
3 29 (25.22%) WAN
4 27 (23.48%) LAN
5 16 (13.91%) VPN
6 14 (12.17%) TCP/IP
6 14 (12.17%) SAN
7 10 (8.70%) Internet
8 9 (7.83%) LDAP
9 7 (6.09%) VoIP
10 6 (5.22%) IPv6
10 6 (5.22%) BGP
10 6 (5.22%) OSPF
10 6 (5.22%) EIGRP
10 6 (5.22%) Network Security
10 6 (5.22%) Wireless
10 6 (5.22%) IPsec
11 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.09%) MySQL
4 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Hudson
1 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.09%) Subversion
1 7 (6.09%) JIRA
2 2 (1.74%) MSI
3 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.87%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Back Office
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Front Office
5 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) Analyst
2 18 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.91%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (11.30%) Administrator
6 12 (10.43%) Support Analyst
7 11 (9.57%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (8.70%) Server Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.09%) Storage Administrator
10 7 (6.09%) Consultant
11 6 (5.22%) Network Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Technical Support
11 6 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Support Technician
12 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
13 4 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (3.48%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) LAMP
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.87%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.87%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.87%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.87%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) Flash
3 1 (0.87%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Clustering
2 14 (12.17%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.96%) iPhone
4 7 (6.09%) Wiki
5 6 (5.22%) PDA
5 6 (5.22%) iPad
6 4 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.74%) Handset
8 2 (1.74%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.87%) Kindle
9 1 (0.87%) Replication
9 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.87%) Economics
9 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (77.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (20.87%) Linux
5 22 (19.13%) Windows XP
6 18 (15.65%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (7.83%) Android
9 8 (6.96%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.09%) CentOS
10 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (6.09%) Debian
10 7 (6.09%) Ubuntu
10 7 (6.09%) Windows NT
11 6 (5.22%) Windows 2000
12 4 (3.48%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) ITIL
2 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
3 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 7 (6.09%) DevOps
4 7 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (6.09%) Migration
5 6 (5.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (5.22%) Change Management
5 6 (5.22%) Build Automation
6 5 (4.35%) Database Theory
6 5 (4.35%) Relational Database Theory
6 5 (4.35%) Service Management
6 5 (4.35%) Project Management
7 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.48%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.48%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.61%) Network Management
8 3 (2.61%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) Perl
3 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.35%) Ruby
3 5 (4.35%) PHP
3 5 (4.35%) Java
4 4 (3.48%) C
5 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.74%) VBScript
6 2 (1.74%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) R
7 1 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (12.17%) MCSE
5 13 (11.30%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.09%) CCNA
8 4 (3.48%) MCITP
9 3 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.61%) MCP
10 2 (1.74%) MCSA
10 2 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.74%) MCTS
11 1 (0.87%) Degree
11 1 (0.87%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.87%) RHCE
11 1 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.91%) SLA
2 5 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 32 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.30%) vSphere
4 9 (7.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.96%) Samba
5 8 (6.96%) XenServer
6 7 (6.09%) Postfix
6 7 (6.09%) XenApp
6 7 (6.09%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.35%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.48%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.61%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.74%) Kerio MailServer
11 1 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.87%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) SCOM
2 10 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 8 (6.96%) HP SIM
3 8 (6.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (6.09%) Puppet
4 7 (6.09%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.48%) WSUS
5 4 (3.48%) Salt
5 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.74%) Netcool
6 2 (1.74%) Nagios
6 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 56 (48.70%) VMware
3 30 (26.09%) Citrix
4 29 (25.22%) HP
5 20 (17.39%) Cisco
6 12 (10.43%) Symantec
7 9 (7.83%) SonicWALL
8 8 (6.96%) McAfee
9 7 (6.09%) 3PAR
9 7 (6.09%) Avaya
9 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.22%) Oracle
10 6 (5.22%) Juniper
11 5 (4.35%) Veeam
11 5 (4.35%) Sophos
12 4 (3.48%) Dell
12 4 (3.48%) Lotus
12 4 (3.48%) Polycom
13 3 (2.61%) RightFax
13 3 (2.61%) IronPort
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