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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 63 82 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 88 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.85% 2.01% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 9.16% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 28
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £231 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £18.25 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £30.00 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.55%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
675 633 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.84% 21.94% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 351 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 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 +1 20 £338 +3.84% 2
Gloucestershire +7 18 £415 +207.40% 2
Somerset +19 17 £225 -33.33% 1
Bristol -3 14 £280 -14.63% 6
Devon -1 9 £184 -35.52%
Dorset +1 5 £110 -8.33% 1
Cornwall +5 4 £281 -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (77.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (63.58%) Active Directory
4 89 (51.45%) VMware
5 88 (50.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (35.26%) Microsoft
7 58 (33.53%) Citrix
8 53 (30.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (24.28%) SQL
9 42 (24.28%) MS Exchange
10 39 (22.54%) SQL Server
11 34 (19.65%) Linux
11 34 (19.65%) Windows 7
12 32 (18.50%) Cisco
13 30 (17.34%) Security Cleared
14 29 (16.76%) Windows XP
15 27 (15.61%) Migration
16 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
17 25 (14.45%) MS Excel
17 25 (14.45%) DNS
17 25 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (13.87%) IIS
19 23 (13.29%) Oracle
20 22 (12.72%) Perl
20 22 (12.72%) Firewall
21 21 (12.14%) ITIL
22 20 (11.56%) VPN
22 20 (11.56%) Samba
23 19 (10.98%) MS Office
23 19 (10.98%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 42 (24.28%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (13.87%) IIS
4 18 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (9.83%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.78%) Apache
6 10 (5.78%) IBM Notes
6 10 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.20%) nginx
7 9 (5.20%) Confluence
7 9 (5.20%) MediaWiki
8 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.47%) Lync
9 5 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.31%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.58%) JBoss
12 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (14.45%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Agresso
1 1 (0.58%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.20%) Office 365
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.45%) DNS
2 22 (12.72%) Firewall
3 20 (11.56%) VPN
4 19 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 18 (10.40%) SAN
6 17 (9.83%) LAN
7 16 (9.25%) WAN
7 16 (9.25%) DHCP
8 9 (5.20%) LDAP
9 7 (4.05%) NAS
10 6 (3.47%) Network Security
10 6 (3.47%) VoIP
11 5 (2.89%) IPv6
11 5 (2.89%) OSPF
11 5 (2.89%) BGP
11 5 (2.89%) EIGRP
11 5 (2.89%) IPsec
12 4 (2.31%) VLAN
13 3 (1.73%) Multicast
13 3 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.20%) MySQL
5 5 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.31%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Subversion
1 9 (5.20%) JIRA
1 9 (5.20%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.20%) Hudson
1 9 (5.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (10.40%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Banking
3 8 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (19.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (17.92%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.56%) Consultant
4 19 (10.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (9.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (8.67%) Administrator
7 14 (8.09%) Designer
8 13 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.36%) Senior Designer
9 11 (6.36%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (6.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.78%) Analyst
11 7 (4.05%) Architect
11 7 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.05%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) Web Services
2 6 (3.47%) .NET
3 5 (2.89%) WCF
4 3 (1.73%) Middleware
4 3 (1.73%) J2EE
5 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.16%) LAMP
5 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) Java EE
6 1 (0.58%) JSON
6 1 (0.58%) COM
6 1 (0.58%) SOAP
6 1 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.58%) XSD
6 1 (0.58%) JMS
6 1 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Clustering
2 13 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.20%) Wiki
4 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.47%) PKI
6 5 (2.89%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.73%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.16%) PDA
10 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.58%) NHS
10 1 (0.58%) Replication
10 1 (0.58%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 173 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (77.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (50.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (19.65%) Windows 7
4 34 (19.65%) Linux
5 29 (16.76%) Windows XP
6 13 (7.51%) CentOS
7 11 (6.36%) Solaris
8 9 (5.20%) Debian
8 9 (5.20%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.05%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.89%) Windows NT
10 5 (2.89%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.31%) Fedora
12 2 (1.16%) UNIX
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.61%) Migration
2 21 (12.14%) ITIL
3 10 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (5.20%) Build Automation
4 9 (5.20%) DevOps
5 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
5 8 (4.62%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (4.05%) Patch Management
7 6 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (2.89%) Database Security
8 5 (2.89%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (2.89%) Data Protection
8 5 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.89%) Unit Testing
8 5 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.89%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.89%) ETL
9 4 (2.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.28%) SQL
2 22 (12.72%) Perl
3 17 (9.83%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.36%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.47%) C#
5 6 (3.47%) Java
6 5 (2.89%) Python
7 4 (2.31%) VBScript
8 3 (1.73%) Ruby
8 3 (1.73%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.36%) RHCE
5 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.47%) MCSE
6 6 (3.47%) MCITP
7 5 (2.89%) CCNA
8 4 (2.31%) Degree
9 3 (1.73%) MCTS
10 2 (1.16%) MCSA
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.58%) HNC
11 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) SLA
1 4 (2.31%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (63.58%) Active Directory
2 53 (30.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.56%) Samba
4 19 (10.98%) Hyper-V
5 15 (8.67%) XenApp
5 15 (8.67%) vSphere
6 13 (7.51%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.36%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.20%) Postfix
8 9 (5.20%) iptables
9 7 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.47%) XenServer
11 3 (1.73%) Xen
11 3 (1.73%) Firmware
11 3 (1.73%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.73%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.73%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) SCCM
2 13 (7.51%) Puppet
3 11 (6.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (5.78%) SCOM
5 9 (5.20%) ZABBIX
6 7 (4.05%) WSUS
7 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.31%) Ansible
8 4 (2.31%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.73%) Nessus
9 3 (1.73%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.16%) Salt
11 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (51.45%) VMware
2 61 (35.26%) Microsoft
3 58 (33.53%) Citrix
4 32 (18.50%) Cisco
5 23 (13.29%) Oracle
6 17 (9.83%) Symantec
7 15 (8.67%) Lotus
8 14 (8.09%) Red Hat
9 12 (6.94%) HP
10 11 (6.36%) Sun
11 5 (2.89%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.31%) Veeam
12 4 (2.31%) NetApp
13 3 (1.73%) Juniper
13 3 (1.73%) CA
13 3 (1.73%) IBM
13 3 (1.73%) Dell
13 3 (1.73%) Wyse
13 3 (1.73%) AppSense
13 3 (1.73%) Capita
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