The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 82 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1240 1289 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 2.48% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.73% 10.87% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 665 677
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £182 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 126 165
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12749 11860 11950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.81% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 6673 6100
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1018 1192
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
England -2 1147 £320 -1.53% 289
London -17 393 £335 -4.28% 88
South East 0 332 £301 -5.99% 81
Hampshire +21 129 £325 +1.56% 19
City of London -14 92 £350 -9.67% 25
North West -3 89 £300 - 21
Berkshire -13 83 £325 -23.52% 21
South West -14 75 £350 +9.37% 22
West Midlands -6 68 £300 - 16
Scotland -19 56 £302 -10.18% 4
East of England -44 55 £304 +10.45% 13
Yorkshire +8 50 £248 -10.00% 23
East Midlands +2 50 £338 +12.50% 14
Reading +1 42 £313 -26.47% 11
Cheshire +7 38 £290 -10.76% 5
West Yorkshire +2 34 £225 -18.18% 17
Surrey -20 34 £220 -23.47% 17
North East -15 33 £260 +15.55% 10
Basingstoke +42 30 £360 +148.27% 5
Hook +11 29 £305 -18.55%
Leeds +10 26 £235 +119.62% 8
Wiltshire +4 26 £450 +24.13% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 23 £323 +31.63% 12
Tyne and Wear -20 22 £260 +2.97% 7
Manchester -5 20 £255 +6.25% 10
Southampton +4 19 £238 -40.62% 1
Kent +1 19 £400 +110.52% 3
Lancashire -11 19 £300 -3.22% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 18 £260 +2.97% 7
Derbyshire +9 17 £350 -5.40%

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2481 (100.00%) Windows
2 1924 (77.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1365 (55.02%) Active Directory
4 1140 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 1052 (42.40%) VMware
6 710 (28.62%) MS Exchange
7 680 (27.41%) Citrix
8 661 (26.64%) Windows XP
9 613 (24.71%) Windows 7
10 589 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 536 (21.60%) Security Cleared
12 528 (21.28%) DNS
13 526 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 476 (19.19%) HP
15 447 (18.02%) SQL Server
16 446 (17.98%) SQL
17 443 (17.86%) MS Office
18 416 (16.77%) SAN
19 412 (16.61%) ITIL
20 407 (16.40%) DHCP
21 384 (15.48%) SC Cleared
22 375 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
23 359 (14.47%) MS Excel
24 356 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
25 327 (13.18%) Cisco
26 319 (12.86%) SCCM
27 310 (12.49%) Firewall
28 305 (12.29%) TCP/IP
29 300 (12.09%) Linux
30 293 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 710 (28.62%) MS Exchange
2 375 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 293 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 279 (11.25%) SharePoint
5 269 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 238 (9.59%) IIS
7 100 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 96 (3.87%) Lync
9 85 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 58 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
11 50 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
12 46 (1.85%) Apache
13 27 (1.09%) IBM Notes
14 25 (1.01%) Confluence
15 23 (0.93%) Tomcat
16 22 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.60%) WorkSite
18 15 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
19 14 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 443 (17.86%) MS Office
2 359 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 46 (1.85%) MS Project
4 18 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.081%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.040%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 47 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.28%) assyst
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.081%) Maximo
6 2 (0.081%) Summit
6 2 (0.081%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.081%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) BPCS
7 1 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.040%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.42%) Office 365
2 28 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.44%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.081%) IaaS
7 1 (0.040%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 528 (21.28%) DNS
2 416 (16.77%) SAN
3 407 (16.40%) DHCP
4 310 (12.49%) Firewall
5 305 (12.29%) TCP/IP
6 255 (10.28%) LAN
7 222 (8.95%) WAN
8 102 (4.11%) VPN
9 89 (3.59%) NAS
10 84 (3.39%) Wireless
11 82 (3.31%) Internet
12 71 (2.86%) VoIP
13 70 (2.82%) Network Security
14 64 (2.58%) VLAN
15 62 (2.50%) LDAP
16 48 (1.93%) SSL
17 46 (1.85%) HTTPS
18 41 (1.65%) HTTP
19 40 (1.61%) NetScaler
20 39 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 200 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 173 (6.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 65 (2.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 53 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.61%) DTS
10 37 (1.49%) MySQL
11 36 (1.45%) Relational Database
12 30 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
15 19 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (0.60%) OLAP
18 13 (0.52%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.52%) IDOL
19 12 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (1.41%) Visual Studio
2 31 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (1.17%) MSI
4 27 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.85%) JIRA
6 21 (0.85%) LoadRunner
7 20 (0.81%) Subversion
8 13 (0.52%) StarTeam
8 13 (0.52%) Hudson
8 13 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.44%) TestDirector
10 10 (0.40%) WinRunner
10 10 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.40%) NUnit
11 7 (0.28%) FinalBuilder
11 7 (0.28%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.24%) Moq
General
1 260 (10.48%) Finance
2 132 (5.32%) Banking
3 55 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 43 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 40 (1.61%) Retail
6 35 (1.41%) Law
7 33 (1.33%) Legal
8 28 (1.13%) Back Office
9 20 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.77%) Advertising
11 14 (0.56%) Marketing
12 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.48%) Front Office
14 11 (0.44%) Publishing
14 11 (0.44%) Local Government
15 7 (0.28%) German Language
16 6 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.16%) French Language
17 4 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 424 (17.09%) Analyst
2 307 (12.37%) Support Engineer
3 204 (8.22%) Support Analyst
3 204 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 173 (6.97%) Administrator
5 169 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 144 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 139 (5.60%) Desktop Support
8 132 (5.32%) Server Engineer
9 126 (5.08%) Consultant
10 107 (4.31%) Wintel Engineer
11 90 (3.63%) Developer
12 88 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
12 88 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
13 77 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
14 73 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 71 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 71 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 69 (2.78%) IT Support
17 68 (2.74%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (7.82%) .NET
2 120 (4.84%) ASP.NET
3 85 (3.43%) HTML
4 68 (2.74%) XML
5 52 (2.10%) Web Services
6 50 (2.02%) JSP
7 38 (1.53%) Application Packaging
8 34 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 29 (1.17%) WCF
10 24 (0.97%) jQuery
10 24 (0.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 20 (0.81%) COM+
12 17 (0.69%) CSS
12 17 (0.69%) XSLT
13 16 (0.64%) Ajax
14 14 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (0.56%) SOAP
15 13 (0.52%) LAMP
16 11 (0.44%) MSMQ
17 10 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 217 (8.75%) Clustering
2 178 (7.17%) Blackberry
3 124 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (3.55%) Replication
5 65 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 65 (2.62%) Fat Client
6 57 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.09%) PDA
8 24 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
9 23 (0.93%) PKI
10 21 (0.85%) iPad
10 21 (0.85%) iPhone
11 16 (0.64%) Wiki
12 14 (0.56%) NHS
13 13 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.48%) EqualLogic
15 11 (0.44%) Open Source
15 11 (0.44%) Computer Science
15 11 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2481 (100.00%) Windows
2 1924 (77.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 661 (26.64%) Windows XP
4 613 (24.71%) Windows 7
5 526 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 300 (12.09%) Linux
7 216 (8.71%) UNIX
8 170 (6.85%) Windows 2000
9 107 (4.31%) Windows 8
10 101 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 91 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 85 (3.43%) Windows Vista
13 53 (2.14%) Solaris
14 49 (1.98%) CentOS
15 44 (1.77%) AIX
16 42 (1.69%) Ubuntu
17 29 (1.17%) Windows NT
18 25 (1.01%) Mac OS X
19 22 (0.89%) Debian
20 16 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (16.61%) ITIL
2 278 (11.21%) Migration
3 132 (5.32%) Change Management
4 131 (5.28%) Service Management
5 116 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 102 (4.11%) Project Management
6 102 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 83 (3.35%) Service Delivery
8 76 (3.06%) Configuration Management
9 75 (3.02%) Workflow
10 67 (2.70%) Problem Management
11 64 (2.58%) Load Balancing
12 54 (2.18%) Business Continuity
13 52 (2.10%) Validation
14 50 (2.02%) Test Scripting
14 50 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
15 48 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 48 (1.93%) PRINCE2
16 47 (1.89%) Software Testing
17 43 (1.73%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 446 (17.98%) SQL
2 271 (10.92%) PowerShell
3 120 (4.84%) VBScript
4 109 (4.39%) VB
4 109 (4.39%) C#
5 91 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 63 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 61 (2.46%) Perl
7 61 (2.46%) Java
8 59 (2.38%) C
9 42 (1.69%) Python
10 38 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.13%) PHP
12 25 (1.01%) Bash Shell
13 19 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 17 (0.69%) C++
14 17 (0.69%) VB6
15 14 (0.56%) Ruby
15 14 (0.56%) Korn
16 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 536 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 384 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 356 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 223 (8.99%) MCSE
5 134 (5.40%) DV Cleared
6 123 (4.96%) MCITP
7 83 (3.35%) MCP
7 83 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (2.90%) MCTS
9 71 (2.86%) Degree
9 71 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 69 (2.78%) CCNA
11 53 (2.14%) ISTQB
12 48 (1.93%) MCSA
13 46 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 39 (1.57%) CCNP
15 32 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
16 27 (1.09%) CCA
17 21 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.76%) SLA
2 33 (1.33%) QA
3 20 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.081%) COBIT
9 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1365 (55.02%) Active Directory
2 589 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 292 (11.77%) XenApp
4 253 (10.20%) vSphere
5 236 (9.51%) Hyper-V
6 184 (7.42%) VMware ESX
7 94 (3.79%) XenServer
8 93 (3.75%) XenDesktop
9 83 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
10 53 (2.14%) VMware Server
10 53 (2.14%) Terminal Services
11 52 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 43 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 37 (1.49%) ISA Server
14 26 (1.05%) Nmap
15 24 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 22 (0.89%) Xen
17 21 (0.85%) NLBS
18 18 (0.73%) NFS
19 17 (0.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 319 (12.86%) SCCM
2 152 (6.13%) SCOM
3 105 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 73 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 73 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
5 65 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 52 (2.10%) WSUS
6 52 (2.10%) HP SIM
7 42 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
8 41 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 38 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 37 (1.49%) Tivoli
11 36 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 32 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 29 (1.17%) ARCserve
14 26 (1.05%) Nessus
14 26 (1.05%) Puppet
15 24 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 22 (0.89%) Netcool
17 21 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1140 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 1052 (42.40%) VMware
3 680 (27.41%) Citrix
4 476 (19.19%) HP
5 327 (13.18%) Cisco
6 186 (7.50%) Symantec
7 179 (7.21%) Oracle
8 137 (5.52%) Dell
9 136 (5.48%) EMC
10 134 (5.40%) Red Hat
11 106 (4.27%) NetApp
12 96 (3.87%) IBM
13 86 (3.47%) Juniper
14 75 (3.02%) McAfee
15 65 (2.62%) CheckPoint
16 60 (2.42%) Altiris
17 55 (2.22%) 3PAR
18 53 (2.14%) CA
19 44 (1.77%) Veritas
20 41 (1.65%) Intel
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