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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 123 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 990 1222 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 2.24% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 9.89% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 669 641
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 109 143
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £25.70 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -37 907 £315 +5.00% 190
London -15 306 £338 -0.73% 68
South East -33 215 £320 +6.66% 41
City of London -4 92 £350 +10.23% 19
East of England +11 90 £275 +37.50% 12
South West -7 77 £325 -7.14% 11
Hampshire -25 63 £306 -5.40% 9
Yorkshire -20 61 £275 +48.64% 19
North West -58 58 £265 -2.75% 15
Scotland -28 55 £279 -8.60% 6
West Midlands -15 44 £269 -14.68% 17
Buckinghamshire +15 41 £320 -4.47% 8
East Midlands -1 35 £400 +28.00% 6
Surrey -10 35 £338 +46.73% 7
Berkshire -28 34 £263 -9.48% 7
Milton Keynes +8 31 £320 -7.31% 4
West Yorkshire -30 31 £308 +66.21% 13
Hertfordshire +6 28 £425 +83.78% 7
Norfolk +16 25 £175 +5.26% 1
North East -19 22 £251 -13.62% 1
Somerset +15 21 £375 +7.14%
Manchester -18 20 £274 -8.75% 10
Leeds -38 18 £420 +133.33% 9
Cambridgeshire +3 17 £314 +30.72% 3
Merseyside +4 16 £300 +50.00% 1
Derbyshire +3 16 £415 +27.69% 1
North Yorkshire +8 15 £250 -27.79% 2
Oxfordshire -21 15 £230 -2.12%
Tyne and Wear -23 15 £190 -39.20% 1
Birmingham +5 14 £263 -9.48% 6

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2124 (100.00%) Windows
2 1560 (73.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1247 (58.71%) Active Directory
4 1005 (47.32%) VMware
5 942 (44.35%) Microsoft
6 829 (39.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 565 (26.60%) Citrix
8 562 (26.46%) MS Exchange
9 547 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 455 (21.42%) SQL
11 453 (21.33%) Windows 7
12 440 (20.72%) ITIL
13 413 (19.44%) SAN
14 412 (19.40%) DNS
15 408 (19.21%) Migration
16 395 (18.60%) HP
17 394 (18.55%) SQL Server
18 384 (18.08%) Cisco
19 348 (16.38%) Windows XP
20 340 (16.01%) DHCP
21 309 (14.55%) Security Cleared
22 306 (14.41%) SCCM
23 300 (14.12%) PowerShell
24 297 (13.98%) MS Office
25 296 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
26 293 (13.79%) MS Excel
27 291 (13.70%) Finance
28 284 (13.37%) Firewall
29 265 (12.48%) vSphere
30 259 (12.19%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 562 (26.46%) MS Exchange
2 296 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 247 (11.63%) IIS
4 213 (10.03%) SharePoint
5 179 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 165 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 94 (4.43%) Lync
8 80 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 78 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 40 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
11 30 (1.41%) IBM Notes
12 27 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
14 18 (0.85%) Apache
15 17 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
16 16 (0.75%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.75%) JBoss
17 12 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
18 11 (0.52%) WorkSite
19 10 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 297 (13.98%) MS Office
2 293 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.80%) PaintShop Pro
4 17 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.80%) MS Project
5 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.047%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.047%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.19%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.19%) Primavera
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) Agresso
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.047%) assyst
8 1 (0.047%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 106 (4.99%) Office 365
2 52 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.33%) IaaS
5 5 (0.24%) PaaS
6 4 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.14%) SaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Yammer
8 2 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.094%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.047%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.047%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 413 (19.44%) SAN
2 412 (19.40%) DNS
3 340 (16.01%) DHCP
4 284 (13.37%) Firewall
5 252 (11.86%) WAN
6 246 (11.58%) LAN
7 224 (10.55%) TCP/IP
8 114 (5.37%) VPN
9 100 (4.71%) NAS
10 78 (3.67%) VLAN
11 60 (2.82%) Internet
12 58 (2.73%) VoIP
13 57 (2.68%) MPLS
14 54 (2.54%) Wireless
15 53 (2.50%) Network Security
16 45 (2.12%) SSL
17 35 (1.65%) BIG-IP
18 33 (1.55%) LDAP
19 30 (1.41%) SMTP
19 30 (1.41%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (5.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (1.93%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.94%) DTS
11 20 (0.94%) MySQL
12 16 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 16 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.52%) Relational Database
15 10 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (2.02%) MSI
2 20 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.75%) Subversion
4 15 (0.71%) JIRA
5 11 (0.52%) Hudson
5 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.47%) TestDirector
6 10 (0.47%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.42%) WinRunner
8 7 (0.33%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.33%) StarTeam
8 7 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
9 6 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.19%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.14%) NUnit
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.094%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.094%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 291 (13.70%) Finance
2 80 (3.77%) Banking
3 41 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.69%) Retail
5 31 (1.46%) Law
6 30 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 21 (0.99%) Legal
8 17 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.66%) Publishing
10 9 (0.42%) Local Government
10 9 (0.42%) Marketing
11 8 (0.38%) Military
12 7 (0.33%) Back Office
12 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.28%) Advertising
14 5 (0.24%) Automotive
15 4 (0.19%) Electronics
15 4 (0.19%) Front Office
16 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 337 (15.87%) Analyst
2 244 (11.49%) Support Engineer
3 216 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 167 (7.86%) Server Engineer
5 149 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 140 (6.59%) Administrator
7 135 (6.36%) Support Analyst
8 130 (6.12%) Consultant
9 129 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 109 (5.13%) Desktop Support
11 81 (3.81%) Architect
12 76 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
12 76 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
13 72 (3.39%) Windows Server Engineer
14 70 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
15 66 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 65 (3.06%) Service Analyst
17 62 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 60 (2.82%) Project Manager
19 59 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (5.32%) .NET
2 38 (1.79%) HTML
3 35 (1.65%) .NET Framework
4 34 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 32 (1.51%) Application Packaging
6 29 (1.37%) XML
7 26 (1.22%) Web Services
8 15 (0.71%) WPF
9 14 (0.66%) Middleware
10 12 (0.56%) WinForms
10 12 (0.56%) XSD
11 11 (0.52%) X-Windows
11 11 (0.52%) CSS
11 11 (0.52%) WCF
12 10 (0.47%) Ajax
13 9 (0.42%) jQuery
14 8 (0.38%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.38%) SOAP
14 8 (0.38%) J2EE
15 7 (0.33%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.89%) Clustering
2 163 (7.67%) Data Centre
3 130 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (5.18%) Blackberry
5 53 (2.50%) Replication
6 45 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 38 (1.79%) EMC VNX
8 36 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 35 (1.65%) Thin Client
9 35 (1.65%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.04%) HP Storage
10 22 (1.04%) PDA
11 21 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
12 20 (0.94%) PKI
13 19 (0.89%) Symmetrix
13 19 (0.89%) Symmetrix DMX
14 18 (0.85%) CLARiiON
14 18 (0.85%) NHS
15 16 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2124 (100.00%) Windows
2 1560 (73.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 829 (39.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 453 (21.33%) Windows 7
5 348 (16.38%) Windows XP
6 214 (10.08%) Linux
7 143 (6.73%) UNIX
8 115 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 104 (4.90%) Windows 2000
10 100 (4.71%) Windows 8
11 68 (3.20%) Solaris
12 59 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (1.93%) Android
14 35 (1.65%) CentOS
15 31 (1.46%) Windows Vista
16 29 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 26 (1.22%) AIX
18 22 (1.04%) HPUX
18 22 (1.04%) Apple iOS
19 20 (0.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (20.72%) ITIL
2 408 (19.21%) Migration
3 127 (5.98%) Change Management
4 121 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 120 (5.65%) Service Management
6 112 (5.27%) Project Management
7 79 (3.72%) Capacity Planning
8 78 (3.67%) Problem Management
9 65 (3.06%) Service Delivery
10 60 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
10 60 (2.82%) Server Building
11 59 (2.78%) Incident Management
12 57 (2.68%) Configuration Management
12 57 (2.68%) ITSM
13 56 (2.64%) Performance Management
13 56 (2.64%) Change Control
13 56 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
14 55 (2.59%) Performance Monitoring
15 48 (2.26%) PRINCE2
16 44 (2.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 455 (21.42%) SQL
2 300 (14.12%) PowerShell
3 87 (4.10%) VBScript
4 80 (3.77%) VB
5 66 (3.11%) C#
6 52 (2.45%) JavaScript
7 36 (1.69%) Perl
8 35 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 34 (1.60%) C
10 31 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.41%) Java
12 22 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 17 (0.80%) Python
14 13 (0.61%) Korn
15 12 (0.56%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.56%) C++
16 11 (0.52%) VBA
17 10 (0.47%) PHP
17 10 (0.47%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.47%) REXX
Qualifications
1 309 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 224 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 211 (9.93%) SC Cleared
4 148 (6.97%) MCSE
5 84 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (3.67%) DV Cleared
7 69 (3.25%) MCITP
8 66 (3.11%) Degree
9 62 (2.92%) CCNA
10 47 (2.21%) MCP
11 40 (1.88%) MCSA
12 36 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (1.51%) MCTS
14 30 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (0.94%) CCNP
16 17 (0.80%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
19 10 (0.47%) PMI Certification
19 10 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.66%) SLA
2 36 (1.69%) QA
3 14 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.047%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1247 (58.71%) Active Directory
2 547 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (12.48%) vSphere
4 259 (12.19%) XenApp
5 230 (10.83%) Hyper-V
6 191 (8.99%) VMware ESX
7 102 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
8 74 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 64 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 57 (2.68%) Terminal Services
11 47 (2.21%) XenServer
12 40 (1.88%) Xen
13 38 (1.79%) VMware Server
14 37 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 28 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (1.22%) NLBS
16 26 (1.22%) NFS
17 23 (1.08%) ISA Server
18 22 (1.04%) Samba
18 22 (1.04%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 306 (14.41%) SCCM
2 134 (6.31%) SCOM
3 76 (3.58%) WSUS
4 63 (2.97%) Backup Exec
5 44 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 40 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 33 (1.55%) ARCserve
7 33 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 31 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 30 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
10 29 (1.37%) Tivoli
11 25 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
12 24 (1.13%) Puppet
13 22 (1.04%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 18 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.75%) AirWatch
16 16 (0.75%) Unicenter
17 15 (0.71%) SCVMM
18 14 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1005 (47.32%) VMware
2 942 (44.35%) Microsoft
3 565 (26.60%) Citrix
4 395 (18.60%) HP
5 384 (18.08%) Cisco
6 182 (8.57%) Oracle
7 159 (7.49%) NetApp
8 143 (6.73%) EMC
9 120 (5.65%) Symantec
10 113 (5.32%) Red Hat
11 82 (3.86%) Dell
12 73 (3.44%) CheckPoint
13 65 (3.06%) McAfee
14 63 (2.97%) IBM
15 54 (2.54%) 3PAR
16 48 (2.26%) Juniper
17 46 (2.17%) CA
18 41 (1.93%) Lotus
18 41 (1.93%) F5
19 39 (1.84%) Apple
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Rate: £100-£120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago