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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 103 71 73
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1016 1181 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.45% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.83% 10.97% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 541 455
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 115 186
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.13 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £28.75 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
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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 -25 921 £325 +8.33% 304
London -9 345 £350 +7.69% 109
South East -15 251 £315 +2.43% 83
Hampshire -17 82 £303 -7.21% 21
City of London -5 81 £368 +5.00% 30
East of England -4 80 £218 -13.00% 10
Berkshire -26 61 £275 -8.33% 24
Scotland -28 54 £350 +3.70% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 53 £275 +32.53% 9
West Midlands +2 50 £245 -25.75% 8
South West -38 50 £313 +20.19% 22
North West -13 49 £325 +18.18% 30
Yorkshire -24 40 £275 +22.22% 27
Milton Keynes +12 39 £295 +26.88% 6
East Midlands +12 32 £350 -0.28% 9
Surrey -1 30 £325 -18.75% 13
Hertfordshire -2 30 £475 +79.24% 5
Hook -2 29 £319 -5.91% 2
Reading -8 29 £222 -19.27% 12
Manchester -4 21 £351 +27.45% 21
Edinburgh +5 20 £313 +4.16% 4
North East -24 19 £293 +19.38% 4
West Yorkshire -16 18 £231 -2.11% 13
Wiltshire 0 17 £319 -15.00% 5
Watford +20 15 £475 +245.45% 1
Norfolk +13 14 £175 - 1
Derbyshire +23 13 £325 -7.40% 2
Tyne and Wear -23 13 £310 +27.83% 3
North Yorkshire +9 12 £400 +66.66% 3
Bracknell -5 12 £238 +21.79% 4

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2246 (100.00%) Windows
2 1747 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1293 (57.57%) Active Directory
4 1086 (48.35%) Microsoft
5 1071 (47.68%) VMware
6 716 (31.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 656 (29.21%) MS Exchange
8 602 (26.80%) Citrix
9 596 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 500 (22.26%) Windows 7
11 493 (21.95%) SQL
12 486 (21.64%) DNS
13 467 (20.79%) Windows XP
14 439 (19.55%) Security Cleared
15 437 (19.46%) HP
16 423 (18.83%) ITIL
17 386 (17.19%) SAN
18 383 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
19 379 (16.87%) DHCP
20 372 (16.56%) SQL Server
21 352 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2010
22 335 (14.92%) MS Office
23 316 (14.07%) SC Cleared
24 314 (13.98%) MS Excel
25 310 (13.80%) Cisco
26 298 (13.27%) Firewall
27 297 (13.22%) Finance
28 294 (13.09%) SCCM
29 288 (12.82%) Migration
30 286 (12.73%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 656 (29.21%) MS Exchange
2 352 (15.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 254 (11.31%) IIS
4 252 (11.22%) SharePoint
5 227 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 216 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 123 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 107 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 95 (4.23%) Lync
10 52 (2.32%) Apache
11 50 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
13 37 (1.65%) Tomcat
14 33 (1.47%) IBM Notes
15 29 (1.29%) WebSphere
16 28 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 22 (0.98%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
19 17 (0.76%) Confluence
20 16 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 335 (14.92%) MS Office
2 314 (13.98%) MS Excel
3 32 (1.42%) MS Project
4 20 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.089%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.045%) SPSS
9 1 (0.045%) CATIA
9 1 (0.045%) InDesign
9 1 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.53%) assyst
4 7 (0.31%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) Eikon
7 2 (0.089%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.089%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.089%) Summit
7 2 (0.089%) Maximo
7 2 (0.089%) Agresso
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.045%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.045%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.61%) Office 365
2 26 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.22%) PaaS
7 4 (0.18%) SaaS
8 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.13%) IaaS
9 2 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.089%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.045%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 486 (21.64%) DNS
2 386 (17.19%) SAN
3 379 (16.87%) DHCP
4 298 (13.27%) Firewall
5 286 (12.73%) TCP/IP
6 256 (11.40%) LAN
7 228 (10.15%) WAN
8 101 (4.50%) VPN
9 100 (4.45%) NAS
10 89 (3.96%) VLAN
11 85 (3.78%) Internet
12 66 (2.94%) VoIP
13 57 (2.54%) SSL
14 53 (2.36%) Network Security
15 49 (2.18%) MPLS
16 46 (2.05%) HTTP
17 45 (2.00%) NetScaler
18 39 (1.74%) Wireless
19 36 (1.60%) LDAP
20 32 (1.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 131 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 57 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 55 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 50 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (1.78%) MySQL
7 40 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 21 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (0.85%) MS Access
15 18 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.58%) DTS
18 10 (0.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 34 (1.51%) MSI
2 26 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.89%) StarTeam
3 20 (0.89%) TestDirector
4 18 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (0.76%) WinRunner
5 17 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.71%) Subversion
7 15 (0.67%) JIRA
8 11 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.45%) Hudson
9 10 (0.45%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.31%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.18%) FinalBuilder
13 3 (0.13%) PVCS
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.13%) Toad
13 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
13 3 (0.13%) Log4Net
General
1 297 (13.22%) Finance
2 101 (4.50%) Banking
3 75 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.78%) Law
5 32 (1.42%) Advertising
6 27 (1.20%) Legal
7 26 (1.16%) Retail
8 25 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.89%) Back Office
10 19 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.80%) Billing
12 17 (0.76%) Publishing
13 15 (0.67%) Marketing
14 11 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.49%) Military
15 10 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.36%) Local Government
17 4 (0.18%) Front Office
18 3 (0.13%) Games
18 3 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 395 (17.59%) Analyst
2 257 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 255 (11.35%) Support Engineer
4 195 (8.68%) Support Analyst
5 175 (7.79%) Administrator
6 154 (6.86%) Server Engineer
7 145 (6.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 140 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 131 (5.83%) Consultant
10 107 (4.76%) Desktop Support
11 85 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
12 84 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
13 80 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
14 75 (3.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 65 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (2.67%) IT Support
17 56 (2.49%) Architect
18 54 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
18 54 (2.40%) Windows Administrator
19 51 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (5.88%) .NET
2 59 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 52 (2.32%) Web Services
3 52 (2.32%) HTML
4 36 (1.60%) XML
5 29 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 27 (1.20%) Middleware
7 26 (1.16%) JSP
8 24 (1.07%) Application Packaging
9 19 (0.85%) SOAP
10 14 (0.62%) WCF
11 13 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (0.58%) Ajax
11 13 (0.58%) jQuery
12 12 (0.53%) CSS
13 10 (0.45%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.36%) X-Windows
15 7 (0.31%) COM+
16 6 (0.27%) CodeIgniter
16 6 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 225 (10.02%) Clustering
2 158 (7.03%) Blackberry
3 130 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (3.65%) Replication
5 51 (2.27%) Thin Client
5 51 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 39 (1.74%) PDA
7 32 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 20 (0.89%) iPad
9 19 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.80%) iPhone
10 18 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (0.71%) Cryptography
12 15 (0.67%) PKI
13 14 (0.62%) CLARiiON
14 13 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.58%) Open Source
15 12 (0.53%) Wiki
15 12 (0.53%) NHS
15 12 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2246 (100.00%) Windows
2 1747 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 716 (31.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 500 (22.26%) Windows 7
5 467 (20.79%) Windows XP
6 267 (11.89%) Linux
7 197 (8.77%) UNIX
8 105 (4.67%) Windows 2000
9 104 (4.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 103 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 89 (3.96%) Windows 8
12 65 (2.89%) Windows Vista
13 61 (2.72%) Solaris
14 38 (1.69%) Windows NT
15 35 (1.56%) Ubuntu
16 34 (1.51%) CentOS
17 30 (1.34%) AIX
18 20 (0.89%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.85%) Debian
19 19 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (18.83%) ITIL
2 288 (12.82%) Migration
3 155 (6.90%) Change Management
4 137 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 96 (4.27%) Service Management
6 93 (4.14%) Project Management
7 85 (3.78%) Configuration Management
8 84 (3.74%) Incident Management
9 80 (3.56%) Service Delivery
10 79 (3.52%) Problem Management
11 53 (2.36%) Change Control
12 52 (2.32%) Test Scripting
13 51 (2.27%) Workflow
13 51 (2.27%) Time Management
14 46 (2.05%) PRINCE2
15 45 (2.00%) Business Continuity
16 44 (1.96%) Load Balancing
17 43 (1.91%) Capacity Planning
17 43 (1.91%) CRM
18 42 (1.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 493 (21.95%) SQL
2 250 (11.13%) PowerShell
3 105 (4.67%) VB
4 92 (4.10%) VBScript
5 76 (3.38%) C#
6 65 (2.89%) JavaScript
7 50 (2.23%) C
8 44 (1.96%) Java
9 41 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.42%) Perl
11 29 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.02%) PHP
13 22 (0.98%) Python
14 17 (0.76%) Korn
14 17 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.58%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.45%) VBA
18 9 (0.40%) C++
18 9 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 439 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 383 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 316 (14.07%) SC Cleared
4 269 (11.98%) MCSE
5 129 (5.74%) DV Cleared
6 122 (5.43%) MCITP
7 93 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
8 82 (3.65%) CCNA
9 76 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 76 (3.38%) MCP
10 70 (3.12%) Degree
11 56 (2.49%) MCSA
12 53 (2.36%) MCTS
13 38 (1.69%) ISTQB
14 36 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.29%) CCNP
15 29 (1.29%) CCA
16 27 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 17 (0.76%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (4.85%) SLA
2 43 (1.91%) QA
3 16 (0.71%) JSP 440
4 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1293 (57.57%) Active Directory
2 596 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (12.47%) Hyper-V
4 257 (11.44%) vSphere
5 224 (9.97%) XenApp
6 189 (8.41%) VMware ESX
7 92 (4.10%) XenDesktop
8 86 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (3.21%) Terminal Services
10 59 (2.63%) XenServer
11 50 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (2.14%) ISA Server
13 43 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 43 (1.91%) VMware Server
14 30 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 28 (1.25%) Xen
16 23 (1.02%) NFS
16 23 (1.02%) DFS Replication
17 20 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 294 (13.09%) SCCM
2 145 (6.46%) SCOM
3 87 (3.87%) NetBackup
4 74 (3.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 68 (3.03%) WSUS
6 63 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 62 (2.76%) Backup Exec
8 42 (1.87%) HP SIM
9 37 (1.65%) Puppet
9 37 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
10 32 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (1.07%) Nagios
13 23 (1.02%) BladeLogic
14 22 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 18 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 17 (0.76%) Netcool
17 17 (0.76%) Tivoli
18 16 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1086 (48.35%) Microsoft
2 1071 (47.68%) VMware
3 602 (26.80%) Citrix
4 437 (19.46%) HP
5 310 (13.80%) Cisco
6 176 (7.84%) Oracle
7 171 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 142 (6.32%) NetApp
9 131 (5.83%) EMC
10 124 (5.52%) Symantec
11 111 (4.94%) Dell
12 97 (4.32%) McAfee
13 96 (4.27%) IBM
14 69 (3.07%) 3PAR
15 63 (2.80%) Juniper
16 62 (2.76%) Altiris
17 52 (2.32%) Veritas
18 49 (2.18%) CheckPoint
19 48 (2.14%) Veeam
20 42 (1.87%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
CRL
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £525 - £550 per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago