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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 138 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 964 1242 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 2.23% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.68% 9.94% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 660 652
Average daily rate
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£315 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 127 127
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -18.60%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -57 882 £318 +2.41% 167
London -19 310 £350 +0.71% 42
South East -43 224 £310 +3.33% 43
City of London +15 105 £373 +2.05% 7
East of England +14 77 £338 +27.35% 14
South West -9 77 £293 -16.12% 9
North West -57 64 £248 -11.60% 17
Hampshire -43 57 £313 -3.84% 6
Scotland -27 52 £300 - 4
Yorkshire -32 49 £265 +17.77% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 41 £310 -7.46% 7
West Midlands -21 39 £238 -20.83% 15
Berkshire -42 37 £263 -12.50% 7
Milton Keynes +6 34 £300 -13.04% 4
Hertfordshire +17 32 £425 +97.67% 10
Oxfordshire -4 32 £230 +8.23% 3
Surrey -18 29 £340 +49.45% 13
West Yorkshire -32 25 £285 +26.66% 16
Manchester -24 22 £248 -2.94% 11
North East -19 21 £245 -10.00% 3
Somerset +14 20 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands -26 18 £275 -7.56% 4
Reading -34 18 £325 +8.33% 3
Watford +10 17 £425 +286.36% 1
Merseyside +6 17 £250 +25.00% 3
Devon +12 16 £155 -46.55%
Oxford -10 16 £170 -34.61% 1
Bradford +2 15 - - 2
West Sussex -21 14 £215 -2.27% 2
Bedfordshire +14 13 £150 -65.71%

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2022 (100.00%) Windows
2 1465 (72.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1196 (59.15%) Active Directory
4 938 (46.39%) Microsoft
5 911 (45.05%) VMware
6 807 (39.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 537 (26.56%) MS Exchange
8 530 (26.21%) Citrix
9 509 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 453 (22.40%) SQL
11 436 (21.56%) Windows 7
12 415 (20.52%) ITIL
13 403 (19.93%) DNS
14 383 (18.94%) SQL Server
15 375 (18.55%) SAN
16 360 (17.80%) Migration
17 352 (17.41%) Cisco
18 346 (17.11%) HP
19 338 (16.72%) DHCP
20 310 (15.33%) PowerShell
21 306 (15.13%) Windows XP
22 298 (14.74%) MS Office
23 294 (14.54%) MS Excel
24 283 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
25 275 (13.60%) SCCM
25 275 (13.60%) Firewall
26 271 (13.40%) Finance
27 269 (13.30%) Security Cleared
28 256 (12.66%) vSphere
28 256 (12.66%) IIS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 537 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 283 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 256 (12.66%) IIS
4 202 (9.99%) SharePoint
5 164 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 151 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 87 (4.30%) Lync
8 80 (3.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 78 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 51 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 24 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
13 23 (1.14%) JBoss
14 19 (0.94%) WorkSite
15 17 (0.84%) Apache
16 16 (0.79%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
19 10 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 298 (14.74%) MS Office
2 294 (14.54%) MS Excel
3 17 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.69%) PaintShop Pro
5 12 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.59%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
7 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.049%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.45%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.20%) Kondor+
4 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.20%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.099%) Agresso
6 2 (0.099%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.099%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.099%) Line 500
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.049%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.049%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 103 (5.09%) Office 365
2 49 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.69%) IaaS
5 6 (0.30%) SaaS
6 4 (0.20%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.099%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.099%) Yammer
9 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 403 (19.93%) DNS
2 375 (18.55%) SAN
3 338 (16.72%) DHCP
4 275 (13.60%) Firewall
5 242 (11.97%) WAN
6 239 (11.82%) LAN
7 198 (9.79%) TCP/IP
8 104 (5.14%) VPN
9 86 (4.25%) NAS
10 74 (3.66%) VLAN
11 60 (2.97%) MPLS
12 59 (2.92%) Wireless
13 56 (2.77%) Internet
14 54 (2.67%) VoIP
15 45 (2.23%) Network Security
16 38 (1.88%) SSL
17 35 (1.73%) BIG-IP
18 32 (1.58%) LDAP
19 30 (1.48%) DSL
20 28 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 117 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 50 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (1.83%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 22 (1.09%) DTS
10 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (0.49%) MySQL
13 9 (0.45%) DB2
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.40%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 42 (2.08%) MSI
2 23 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.64%) Subversion
5 11 (0.54%) JIRA
6 8 (0.40%) StarTeam
6 8 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.35%) Hudson
7 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.35%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.35%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.30%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.20%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.20%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.15%) WinRunner
11 3 (0.15%) NUnit
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.099%) TeamCity
General
1 271 (13.40%) Finance
2 65 (3.21%) Banking
3 46 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.98%) Law
5 33 (1.63%) Retail
6 26 (1.29%) Legal
7 24 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.64%) Publishing
10 10 (0.49%) Military
10 10 (0.49%) Local Government
10 10 (0.49%) Marketing
10 10 (0.49%) Back Office
11 7 (0.35%) Advertising
12 6 (0.30%) French Language
13 5 (0.25%) Automotive
14 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.20%) Billing
14 4 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 342 (16.91%) Analyst
2 247 (12.22%) Support Engineer
3 213 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 150 (7.42%) Support Analyst
5 145 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 142 (7.02%) Administrator
7 133 (6.58%) Server Engineer
8 124 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 118 (5.84%) Consultant
10 109 (5.39%) Desktop Support
11 73 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
12 70 (3.46%) Wintel Engineer
13 68 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 68 (3.36%) Architect
14 65 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
14 65 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 61 (3.02%) Service Analyst
15 61 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 60 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
17 58 (2.87%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (5.79%) .NET
2 41 (2.03%) HTML
3 40 (1.98%) XML
4 39 (1.93%) .NET Framework
5 35 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 29 (1.43%) Web Services
7 26 (1.29%) Application Packaging
8 21 (1.04%) WPF
9 19 (0.94%) XSD
10 18 (0.89%) WinForms
11 13 (0.64%) Ajax
11 13 (0.64%) Middleware
11 13 (0.64%) WCF
12 11 (0.54%) jQuery
12 11 (0.54%) Software Packaging
12 11 (0.54%) CSS
13 9 (0.45%) COM+
13 9 (0.45%) X-Windows
14 8 (0.40%) ADO.NET
15 7 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.30%) Clustering
2 144 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 115 (5.69%) Blackberry
4 105 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.12%) Replication
6 49 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 38 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 35 (1.73%) Thin Client
8 35 (1.73%) Fat Client
9 29 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.09%) HP Storage
10 22 (1.09%) PKI
11 20 (0.99%) EMC VNX
12 19 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.94%) NHS
13 17 (0.84%) CMDB
14 15 (0.74%) Computer Science
15 13 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.64%) iPhone
15 13 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 2022 (100.00%) Windows
2 1465 (72.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 807 (39.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 436 (21.56%) Windows 7
5 306 (15.13%) Windows XP
6 210 (10.39%) Linux
7 123 (6.08%) UNIX
8 103 (5.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 90 (4.45%) Windows 2000
10 85 (4.20%) Windows 8
11 72 (3.56%) Solaris
12 66 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.98%) Android
14 30 (1.48%) Windows Vista
15 26 (1.29%) CentOS
16 20 (0.99%) Apple iOS
16 20 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.99%) AIX
17 16 (0.79%) Windows NT
18 13 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (20.52%) ITIL
2 360 (17.80%) Migration
3 120 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (5.84%) Change Management
5 105 (5.19%) Service Management
6 93 (4.60%) Project Management
7 68 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 63 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
9 60 (2.97%) Service Delivery
10 59 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 58 (2.87%) Performance Management
12 57 (2.82%) ITSM
13 55 (2.72%) Incident Management
13 55 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
14 54 (2.67%) Change Control
15 53 (2.62%) Server Building
16 51 (2.52%) Root Cause Analysis
17 49 (2.42%) PRINCE2
18 48 (2.37%) CRM
19 46 (2.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 453 (22.40%) SQL
2 310 (15.33%) PowerShell
3 87 (4.30%) VBScript
4 80 (3.96%) C#
5 74 (3.66%) VB
6 63 (3.12%) JavaScript
7 37 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 32 (1.58%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.48%) C
10 29 (1.43%) Perl
11 26 (1.29%) Java
12 17 (0.84%) Python
12 17 (0.84%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.69%) VBA
14 13 (0.64%) C++
15 12 (0.59%) REXX
15 12 (0.59%) Tcl
16 11 (0.54%) Korn
17 9 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 269 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 225 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 182 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 145 (7.17%) MCSE
5 85 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (3.56%) Degree
7 63 (3.12%) MCITP
8 62 (3.07%) CCNA
9 58 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 42 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (1.93%) MCSA
12 36 (1.78%) MCP
12 36 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (1.38%) MCTS
14 21 (1.04%) CCNP
15 17 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.54%) ISEB
18 10 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.60%) SLA
2 37 (1.83%) QA
3 15 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1196 (59.15%) Active Directory
2 509 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (12.66%) vSphere
4 250 (12.36%) XenApp
5 196 (9.69%) Hyper-V
6 167 (8.26%) VMware ESX
7 88 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (3.46%) XenDesktop
9 61 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 48 (2.37%) Terminal Services
11 45 (2.23%) XenServer
12 40 (1.98%) Xen
13 39 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 36 (1.78%) VMware Server
15 29 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 28 (1.38%) NLBS
17 27 (1.34%) ISA Server
18 23 (1.14%) NFS
19 18 (0.89%) Terminal Server
20 15 (0.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 275 (13.60%) SCCM
2 135 (6.68%) SCOM
3 78 (3.86%) Backup Exec
4 77 (3.81%) WSUS
5 40 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 36 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 36 (1.78%) Tivoli
8 35 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 29 (1.43%) ARCserve
10 23 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
11 21 (1.04%) Puppet
12 18 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
12 18 (0.89%) HP SIM
13 16 (0.79%) AirWatch
13 16 (0.79%) WMI
14 15 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.69%) Unicenter
16 13 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 13 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 938 (46.39%) Microsoft
2 911 (45.05%) VMware
3 530 (26.21%) Citrix
4 352 (17.41%) Cisco
5 346 (17.11%) HP
6 181 (8.95%) Oracle
7 140 (6.92%) NetApp
8 132 (6.53%) EMC
9 129 (6.38%) Symantec
10 99 (4.90%) Red Hat
11 77 (3.81%) Dell
12 76 (3.76%) CheckPoint
13 63 (3.12%) IBM
14 51 (2.52%) McAfee
15 47 (2.32%) 3PAR
16 46 (2.27%) CA
17 44 (2.18%) Juniper
18 41 (2.03%) LANDesk
19 39 (1.93%) Apple
20 37 (1.83%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago