The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 18 13 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.11% 5.74% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.86% 21.88% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£160 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £14.36 £14.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.80% -2.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Windows Server 2003
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 32 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.72% 26.23% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 35
Average daily rate £300 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £253 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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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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
Burton-upon-Trent -2 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent -4 2 £160 -
Tamworth -1 1 £150 -40.59%
Stafford - 1 - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Windows Server 2003
West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) VPN
8 1 (8.33%) DNS
8 1 (8.33%) SAN
8 1 (8.33%) Firmware

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) 3PAR