The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 81 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 66 51 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 2.19% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 9.17% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 29
Average daily rate £325 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £24.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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
Gloucestershire +10 16 £203 +35.00% 2
Bristol -15 13 £425 +84.78% 6
Somerset -9 7 £325 +85.71% 3
Wiltshire -21 6 £325 +24.04% 2
Dorset -2 4 £1,000 - 1
Devon -6 4 £150 -50.00% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (77.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (58.78%) VMware
4 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
5 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
6 50 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (31.76%) MS Exchange
8 43 (29.05%) Citrix
9 39 (26.35%) ITIL
10 33 (22.30%) Windows 7
10 33 (22.30%) Security Cleared
11 32 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 29 (19.59%) DNS
13 28 (18.92%) DHCP
14 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
14 27 (18.24%) SAN
14 27 (18.24%) Firewall
15 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
16 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (16.89%) XenApp
17 23 (15.54%) Hyper-V
17 23 (15.54%) HP
17 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
18 22 (14.86%) SCCM
18 22 (14.86%) MS Office
19 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (13.51%) SharePoint
20 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
21 18 (12.16%) MCSE
22 17 (11.49%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 47 (31.76%) MS Exchange
2 32 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (13.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (7.43%) IIS
7 5 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.70%) Confluence
8 4 (2.70%) MediaWiki
8 4 (2.70%) nginx
8 4 (2.70%) Apache
9 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.35%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.68%) Site Server
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.68%) LiveLink
Applications
1 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.86%) MS Office
3 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.38%) MS Project
5 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) DNS
2 28 (18.92%) DHCP
3 27 (18.24%) SAN
3 27 (18.24%) Firewall
4 13 (8.78%) Network Security
5 10 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.41%) WAN
6 8 (5.41%) LAN
7 7 (4.73%) VPN
8 6 (4.05%) Internet
9 4 (2.70%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.70%) IPsec
9 4 (2.70%) EIGRP
9 4 (2.70%) BGP
9 4 (2.70%) OSPF
9 4 (2.70%) Intranet
9 4 (2.70%) LDAP
9 4 (2.70%) SMS
9 4 (2.70%) FTP
9 4 (2.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.70%) MySQL
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.35%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.70%) Hudson
1 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.70%) Subversion
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.35%) PVCS
General
1 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.05%) Finance
3 4 (2.70%) Publishing
3 4 (2.70%) Back Office
4 3 (2.03%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (14.19%) Support Engineer
1 21 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (11.49%) Server Engineer
3 14 (9.46%) Consultant
4 13 (8.78%) Administrator
5 11 (7.43%) Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) DBA
8 7 (4.73%) SQL DBA
8 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) IT Support
8 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.70%) ICT Technician
11 4 (2.70%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) .NET
2 4 (2.70%) LAMP
3 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSLT
4 1 (0.68%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Thin Client
1 11 (7.43%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.05%) Clustering
3 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.70%) CMDB
3 4 (2.70%) Wiki
3 4 (2.70%) Statistics
4 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.35%) Replication
5 2 (1.35%) PDA
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (77.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (22.30%) Windows 7
4 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 17 (11.49%) Linux
7 7 (4.73%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.70%) Debian
9 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.03%) UNIX
10 3 (2.03%) AIX
11 2 (1.35%) HPUX
11 2 (1.35%) Solaris
11 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) ITIL
2 15 (10.14%) Migration
3 13 (8.78%) Change Management
4 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (4.73%) Service Management
6 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.38%) Project Management
7 5 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.38%) Database Security
8 4 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 4 (2.70%) Data Modelling
9 3 (2.03%) ITSM
9 3 (2.03%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.03%) Business Development
9 3 (2.03%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.14%) SQL
2 5 (3.38%) C#
2 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.70%) Ruby
3 4 (2.70%) Java
3 4 (2.70%) Perl
3 4 (2.70%) PHP
3 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) ABAP
5 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (22.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (12.16%) MCSE
5 11 (7.43%) MCSA
6 8 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.73%) MCITP
8 5 (3.38%) MCP
8 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.70%) CCNA
10 2 (1.35%) MCSM
10 2 (1.35%) CCENT
10 2 (1.35%) Degree
10 2 (1.35%) MCDST
10 2 (1.35%) MCTS
10 2 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.35%) CCNP
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) SLA
2 7 (4.73%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
2 50 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (16.89%) XenApp
4 23 (15.54%) Hyper-V
5 15 (10.14%) XenDesktop
6 12 (8.11%) VMware ESX
7 9 (6.08%) XenServer
8 5 (3.38%) vSphere
9 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.70%) Postfix
9 4 (2.70%) Samba
9 4 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.03%) vCloud
11 2 (1.35%) Xen
11 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.86%) SCCM
2 15 (10.14%) SCOM
3 7 (4.73%) HP SIM
4 5 (3.38%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.70%) Puppet
5 4 (2.70%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.35%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.35%) OpenView
8 1 (0.68%) MOM
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
8 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 87 (58.78%) VMware
2 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
3 43 (29.05%) Citrix
4 23 (15.54%) HP
5 9 (6.08%) Cisco
5 9 (6.08%) Oracle
6 8 (5.41%) Dell
6 8 (5.41%) Symantec
7 6 (4.05%) Sophos
7 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.05%) IBM
8 5 (3.38%) McAfee
8 5 (3.38%) AppSense
9 4 (2.70%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.03%) Compaq
11 2 (1.35%) Veeam
11 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.35%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.35%) CommVault
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