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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 95 57 88
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 49 79 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.54% 2.80% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.15% 12.97% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 15
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£355 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £29.50 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
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
601 609 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.89% 21.61% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 296 303
Average daily rate £355 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £29.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 21 £355 -8.38% 4
Bristol -5 10 £425 - 8
Gloucestershire -28 8 £175 -39.65% 13
Somerset -11 3 £110 -34.32% 4
Devon -13 3 - - 1
Dorset -5 2 £500 +90.47% 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (77.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
4 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
5 55 (48.25%) VMware
6 40 (35.09%) SQL
7 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (31.58%) MS Exchange
9 31 (27.19%) Citrix
9 31 (27.19%) Firewall
10 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (26.32%) WAN
11 28 (24.56%) LAN
11 28 (24.56%) DNS
12 26 (22.81%) ITIL
13 25 (21.93%) Linux
13 25 (21.93%) MS Excel
14 24 (21.05%) DHCP
15 23 (20.18%) Cisco
15 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
16 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
16 22 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (18.42%) MS Office
18 20 (17.54%) Windows XP
19 18 (15.79%) SharePoint
20 17 (14.91%) Clustering
21 16 (14.04%) SCCM
21 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (14.04%) HP
21 16 (14.04%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (10.53%) IIS
6 9 (7.89%) Apache
6 9 (7.89%) MediaWiki
6 9 (7.89%) nginx
6 9 (7.89%) Confluence
7 7 (6.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.51%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.75%) Lync
11 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.88%) JBoss
11 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 21 (18.42%) MS Office
3 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.88%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Office 365
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.19%) Firewall
2 30 (26.32%) WAN
3 28 (24.56%) LAN
3 28 (24.56%) DNS
4 24 (21.05%) DHCP
5 15 (13.16%) VPN
5 15 (13.16%) SAN
6 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
7 11 (9.65%) LDAP
8 10 (8.77%) Internet
9 8 (7.02%) IPv6
9 8 (7.02%) OSPF
9 8 (7.02%) BGP
9 8 (7.02%) EIGRP
9 8 (7.02%) IPsec
9 8 (7.02%) Network Security
10 7 (6.14%) VoIP
11 5 (4.39%) MPLS
11 5 (4.39%) VLAN
11 5 (4.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.89%) MySQL
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Subversion
1 9 (7.89%) JIRA
1 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 9 (7.89%) Hudson
1 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.75%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Analyst
3 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Administrator
5 11 (9.65%) Server Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.14%) DBA
7 7 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Storage Administrator
9 5 (4.39%) Senior DBA
9 5 (4.39%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.51%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) LAMP
2 2 (1.75%) COM
2 2 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) Flash
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Clustering
2 11 (9.65%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.89%) Wiki
4 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.39%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.51%) iPhone
7 3 (2.63%) PDA
8 2 (1.75%) iPad
8 2 (1.75%) Handset
8 2 (1.75%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.88%) Economics
9 1 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.88%) Kindle
9 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (77.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (21.93%) Linux
5 20 (17.54%) Windows XP
6 13 (11.40%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.65%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (7.89%) CentOS
8 9 (7.89%) Debian
8 9 (7.89%) Ubuntu
8 9 (7.89%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.02%) Android
10 7 (6.14%) Windows 2000
10 7 (6.14%) Windows NT
11 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.51%) Solaris
12 4 (3.51%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) ITIL
2 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (7.89%) DevOps
5 8 (7.02%) Build Automation
5 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.02%) Data Modelling
6 7 (6.14%) Migration
6 7 (6.14%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.26%) Database Theory
7 6 (5.26%) Relational Database Theory
7 6 (5.26%) Change Management
8 5 (4.39%) ETL
8 5 (4.39%) Project Management
8 5 (4.39%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (4.39%) Database Security
9 4 (3.51%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.51%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.09%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) Perl
3 6 (5.26%) PHP
3 6 (5.26%) Java
3 6 (5.26%) Ruby
3 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.51%) C
5 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.75%) VBScript
6 2 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.04%) MCSE
2 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.02%) CCNA
6 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.39%) MCITP
8 4 (3.51%) RHCE
9 3 (2.63%) MCP
10 2 (1.75%) MCSA
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.75%) MCTS
10 2 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.75%) VCP4
11 1 (0.88%) Degree
11 1 (0.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.40%) Samba
4 11 (9.65%) vSphere
5 10 (8.77%) XenServer
6 9 (7.89%) Postfix
7 7 (6.14%) XenApp
7 7 (6.14%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.39%) VMware Server
8 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.51%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.63%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.75%) Kerio MailServer
12 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) SCCM
2 10 (8.77%) SCOM
3 9 (7.89%) ZABBIX
3 9 (7.89%) Puppet
4 8 (7.02%) NetBackup
5 6 (5.26%) WSUS
6 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (4.39%) Salt
6 5 (4.39%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.75%) Nagios
7 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.75%) Netcool
8 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 63 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 55 (48.25%) VMware
3 31 (27.19%) Citrix
4 23 (20.18%) Cisco
5 16 (14.04%) HP
6 9 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 8 (7.02%) Symantec
7 8 (7.02%) SonicWALL
8 7 (6.14%) Oracle
9 6 (5.26%) Juniper
10 5 (4.39%) Lotus
10 5 (4.39%) McAfee
10 5 (4.39%) Veeam
10 5 (4.39%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.51%) Polycom
11 4 (3.51%) Remedy
11 4 (3.51%) Sun
11 4 (3.51%) Avaya
12 2 (1.75%) EMC
12 2 (1.75%) Intel
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £185 - £255 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago