The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 36 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.39% 4.19% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 23.53% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £200 £463 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.75% +92.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.47% 17.80% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 28
Average daily rate £235 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £227 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk 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
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Job
Vacancies
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Clustering
4 5 (55.56%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) WSUS
7 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (22.22%) Dell
7 2 (22.22%) EMC
7 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
7 2 (22.22%) Wireless
7 2 (22.22%) Avaya
7 2 (22.22%) SAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
2 2 (22.22%) CommVault
2 2 (22.22%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) VMware