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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 92 42 80
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 55 94 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 3.95% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.12% 17.28% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 22
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£325 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £150 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £406 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 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 £13.00 £11.40 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
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
773 544 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.69% 22.88% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 253 314
Average daily rate £375 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 93 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.94 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 -10 14 £346 -13.43% 3
Bristol -12 13 £325 -18.75% 6
Gloucestershire -31 13 £325 +8.33%
Dorset +1 6 - - 2
Somerset -14 5 £250 +12.99%
Devon -21 3 £213 +41.66% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (81.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (60.63%) Microsoft
4 73 (57.48%) Active Directory
5 59 (46.46%) VMware
6 53 (41.73%) MS Exchange
7 51 (40.16%) DNS
8 47 (37.01%) Security Cleared
9 46 (36.22%) HP
10 42 (33.07%) ITIL
11 41 (32.28%) DHCP
12 35 (27.56%) MS Excel
13 32 (25.20%) Firewall
13 32 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (22.05%) Linux
15 27 (21.26%) SLA
15 27 (21.26%) Citrix
16 26 (20.47%) DV Cleared
16 26 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (19.69%) SQL
17 25 (19.69%) WAN
18 24 (18.90%) LAN
19 23 (18.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (17.32%) MS Office
20 22 (17.32%) Windows XP
20 22 (17.32%) Symantec
21 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
21 21 (16.54%) SCCM
21 21 (16.54%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 53 (41.73%) MS Exchange
2 32 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 23 (18.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
6 9 (7.09%) IIS
7 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (5.51%) Lync
9 5 (3.94%) MediaWiki
9 5 (3.94%) Apache
9 5 (3.94%) nginx
9 5 (3.94%) Confluence
10 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.15%) MS Project Server
11 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.57%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 35 (27.56%) MS Excel
2 22 (17.32%) MS Office
3 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.15%) MS Project
5 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.79%) Summit
2 1 (0.79%) assyst
2 1 (0.79%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (40.16%) DNS
2 41 (32.28%) DHCP
3 32 (25.20%) Firewall
4 25 (19.69%) WAN
5 24 (18.90%) LAN
6 18 (14.17%) SAN
7 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP
8 12 (9.45%) VPN
8 12 (9.45%) Internet
9 7 (5.51%) LDAP
10 5 (3.94%) VoIP
10 5 (3.94%) IPv6
10 5 (3.94%) Wireless
10 5 (3.94%) IPsec
10 5 (3.94%) OSPF
10 5 (3.94%) BGP
10 5 (3.94%) EIGRP
10 5 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (3.94%) Network Security
11 4 (3.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.94%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Subversion
1 5 (3.94%) JIRA
1 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.94%) Hudson
1 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.57%) MSI
3 1 (0.79%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.81%) Finance
3 7 (5.51%) Back Office
4 3 (2.36%) Front Office
5 2 (1.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Administrator
2 22 (17.32%) Analyst
3 21 (16.54%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (10.24%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.45%) Server Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) Storage Administrator
6 12 (9.45%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.51%) Support Technician
10 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) Consultant
10 6 (4.72%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Wintel Support
11 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.94%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) LAMP
2 3 (2.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (2.36%) Middleware
3 2 (1.57%) Web Services
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.57%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.79%) Flash
4 1 (0.79%) COM
4 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.79%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Clustering
2 14 (11.02%) Blackberry
3 10 (7.87%) iPhone
4 7 (5.51%) iPad
5 6 (4.72%) PDA
6 5 (3.94%) Wiki
7 4 (3.15%) Statistics
7 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.57%) Handset
9 2 (1.57%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.79%) Economics
10 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.79%) Kindle
10 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (81.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (22.05%) Linux
5 22 (17.32%) Windows XP
6 21 (16.54%) Windows 7
7 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (8.66%) Android
8 11 (8.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.94%) CentOS
10 5 (3.94%) Debian
10 5 (3.94%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.94%) Windows NT
11 4 (3.15%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.07%) ITIL
2 15 (11.81%) Capacity Management
3 13 (10.24%) Service Delivery
4 10 (7.87%) Migration
5 9 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.30%) Change Management
6 8 (6.30%) Project Management
7 7 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.72%) Service Management
8 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.72%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.72%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.94%) Build Automation
9 5 (3.94%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.94%) DevOps
9 5 (3.94%) Database Theory
9 5 (3.94%) Relational Database Theory
10 4 (3.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.69%) SQL
2 6 (4.72%) Java
3 5 (3.94%) Perl
3 5 (3.94%) PHP
3 5 (3.94%) Ruby
3 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.36%) C
6 2 (1.57%) VBScript
6 2 (1.57%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (37.01%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.47%) DV Cleared
3 20 (15.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (10.24%) MCSE
6 6 (4.72%) MCITP
7 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.15%) MCP
8 4 (3.15%) CCNA
9 3 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.57%) MCTS
10 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.57%) MCSA
11 1 (0.79%) HNC
11 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.26%) SLA
2 6 (4.72%) QA
3 3 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (57.48%) Active Directory
2 26 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.39%) vSphere
4 11 (8.66%) VMware ESX
5 9 (7.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.30%) XenApp
7 6 (4.72%) XenServer
8 5 (3.94%) Samba
8 5 (3.94%) Postfix
8 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (3.94%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.36%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.57%) Kerio MailServer
11 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) SCCM
2 19 (14.96%) NetBackup
3 17 (13.39%) HP SIM
3 17 (13.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (11.02%) SCOM
5 5 (3.94%) ZABBIX
5 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.94%) Salt
5 5 (3.94%) Puppet
5 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.57%) WSUS
7 2 (1.57%) Nagios
7 2 (1.57%) Netcool
8 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 77 (60.63%) Microsoft
2 59 (46.46%) VMware
3 46 (36.22%) HP
4 27 (21.26%) Citrix
5 22 (17.32%) Symantec
6 18 (14.17%) Cisco
7 12 (9.45%) 3PAR
8 8 (6.30%) SonicWALL
9 7 (5.51%) McAfee
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle
9 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.72%) Avaya
10 6 (4.72%) Juniper
11 5 (3.94%) Sophos
11 5 (3.94%) Veeam
11 5 (3.94%) RightFax
12 4 (3.15%) Intel
12 4 (3.15%) IronPort
12 4 (3.15%) Primavera
12 4 (3.15%) Apple
Plymouth, Devon
Austin Fraser
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