The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 80 71 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1199 1190 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.20% 2.50% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.95% 11.76% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 569 670
Average daily rate £300 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 143 195
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +0.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £84.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.55% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12047 10115 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.07% 21.21% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6724 5422 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 993 1162
Average hourly rate £16.27 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.37 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -12 1065 £300 -5.51% 157
London -34 367 £325 -7.14% 49
South East -8 294 £300 -4.00% 47
City of London -19 109 £325 -7.14% 11
North West +9 103 £270 +12.50% 16
Hampshire +16 102 £300 -4.00% 9
Scotland 0 99 £313 -13.19% 1
Berkshire -20 84 £290 +6.42% 21
West Midlands 0 70 £290 +114.81% 8
South West -1 60 £325 +19.26% 5
East of England -31 60 £225 -42.30% 16
Yorkshire -24 50 £313 -5.30% 7
Cheshire +8 44 £270 -6.89% 6
Reading -11 44 £288 -4.16% 11
Buckinghamshire +1 39 £269 -17.30% 2
Lancashire +5 38 £255 - 1
East Midlands -24 31 £255 -0.97% 5
Milton Keynes -10 28 £300 -11.11% 1
Surrey -16 26 £375 +9.09% 5
West Yorkshire -13 25 £313 +61.08% 4
Glasgow +9 24 £356 +0.35%
Birmingham +11 22 £270 +0.93% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 22 £233 -11.42% 2
Blackpool - 22 £248 - 1
Edinburgh -17 21 £210 -4.54% 1
North East -6 18 £227 - 4
Hook +10 17 £304 -8.74%
Leicestershire -8 17 £250 +26.58% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 17 £227 - 3
Chiswick - 17 £300 -

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2381 (100.00%) Windows
2 1853 (77.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1296 (54.43%) Active Directory
4 1109 (46.58%) Microsoft
5 993 (41.71%) VMware
6 708 (29.74%) MS Exchange
7 657 (27.59%) Windows XP
8 600 (25.20%) Windows 7
9 586 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 579 (24.32%) Citrix
11 575 (24.15%) Security Cleared
12 536 (22.51%) ITIL
13 499 (20.96%) SQL Server
14 478 (20.08%) HP
15 450 (18.90%) DNS
15 450 (18.90%) SQL
16 441 (18.52%) SC Cleared
17 383 (16.09%) DHCP
18 377 (15.83%) MS Office
19 360 (15.12%) SCCM
20 357 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
21 343 (14.41%) MS Excel
21 343 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
22 338 (14.20%) SAN
23 310 (13.02%) PowerShell
24 309 (12.98%) Cisco
25 308 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
26 286 (12.01%) Firewall
27 282 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2003
28 261 (10.96%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 708 (29.74%) MS Exchange
2 343 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 282 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 250 (10.50%) SharePoint
5 243 (10.21%) IIS
6 234 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 105 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 60 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 46 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (1.47%) CMS
10 35 (1.47%) Apache
11 32 (1.34%) Umbraco
12 28 (1.18%) Lync
12 28 (1.18%) IBM Notes
13 24 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 19 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
18 16 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 377 (15.83%) MS Office
2 343 (14.41%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.10%) MS Project
4 36 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.63%) Acrobat
6 14 (0.59%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.34%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.042%) CATIA
9 1 (0.042%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 24 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.084%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.084%) Tridion
7 2 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.042%) assyst
8 1 (0.042%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.042%) BPCS
8 1 (0.042%) Minerva
8 1 (0.042%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.89%) Office 365
2 15 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.29%) SaaS
5 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 450 (18.90%) DNS
2 383 (16.09%) DHCP
3 338 (14.20%) SAN
4 286 (12.01%) Firewall
5 259 (10.88%) TCP/IP
6 244 (10.25%) LAN
7 205 (8.61%) WAN
8 99 (4.16%) Internet
9 97 (4.07%) VPN
10 91 (3.82%) Wireless
11 70 (2.94%) VoIP
11 70 (2.94%) NAS
12 56 (2.35%) VLAN
13 53 (2.23%) SMTP
14 49 (2.06%) HTTP
14 49 (2.06%) LDAP
15 46 (1.93%) Network Security
16 45 (1.89%) SSL
17 42 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (1.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 223 (9.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 197 (8.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 56 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 39 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 23 (0.97%) DTS
10 22 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (0.92%) IDOL
11 19 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.71%) MySQL
12 17 (0.71%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.50%) OLAP
15 9 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 35 (1.47%) Mercurial
2 35 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (1.43%) TeamCity
4 32 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 30 (1.26%) MSI
6 18 (0.76%) StarTeam
7 17 (0.71%) TestDirector
8 15 (0.63%) WinRunner
9 14 (0.59%) LoadRunner
10 10 (0.42%) NUnit
10 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.42%) Hudson
11 9 (0.38%) Subversion
12 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.25%) JIRA
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.25%) InstallShield
13 6 (0.25%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 234 (9.83%) Finance
2 91 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.49%) Banking
4 41 (1.72%) Legal
5 31 (1.30%) Law
6 30 (1.26%) Retail
7 23 (0.97%) Back Office
8 20 (0.84%) Local Government
9 18 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.63%) Military
11 15 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.59%) French Language
13 13 (0.55%) Publishing
14 11 (0.46%) Front Office
14 11 (0.46%) German Language
15 7 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.25%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.25%) Games
17 5 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 344 (14.45%) Analyst
2 293 (12.31%) Support Engineer
3 197 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 158 (6.64%) Server Engineer
5 154 (6.47%) Consultant
6 146 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 134 (5.63%) Administrator
8 132 (5.54%) Support Analyst
9 131 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 128 (5.38%) Wintel Engineer
11 124 (5.21%) Desktop Support
12 114 (4.79%) Developer
13 82 (3.44%) Architect
14 75 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 72 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
16 67 (2.81%) IT Support
17 65 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 61 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 57 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
20 56 (2.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (8.99%) .NET
2 122 (5.12%) HTML
3 106 (4.45%) ASP.NET
4 62 (2.60%) XML
5 61 (2.56%) Web Services
6 46 (1.93%) jQuery
7 44 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 44 (1.85%) JSP
8 43 (1.81%) CSS
9 34 (1.43%) Application Packaging
10 29 (1.22%) Ajax
10 29 (1.22%) LESS
11 26 (1.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 24 (1.01%) XHTML
13 22 (0.92%) WCF
13 22 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (0.84%) XSLT
15 19 (0.80%) Middleware
16 18 (0.76%) SOAP
16 18 (0.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 190 (7.98%) Clustering
2 150 (6.30%) Blackberry
3 69 (2.90%) Replication
4 67 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 58 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 26 (1.09%) PKI
7 24 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 21 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (0.76%) CLARiiON
10 16 (0.67%) NHS
10 16 (0.67%) iPhone
10 16 (0.67%) EqualLogic
11 14 (0.59%) Computer Science
12 12 (0.50%) PDA
12 12 (0.50%) CESG
12 12 (0.50%) Cryptography
13 11 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2381 (100.00%) Windows
2 1853 (77.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 657 (27.59%) Windows XP
4 600 (25.20%) Windows 7
5 357 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (8.90%) Linux
7 192 (8.06%) UNIX
8 150 (6.30%) Windows 2000
9 93 (3.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 87 (3.65%) Windows 8
11 71 (2.98%) Solaris
11 71 (2.98%) AIX
12 62 (2.60%) Windows Vista
13 53 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.84%) Windows NT
15 16 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.67%) SUSE
16 15 (0.63%) Android
17 13 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.55%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (22.51%) ITIL
2 220 (9.24%) Migration
3 128 (5.38%) Change Management
4 96 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 87 (3.65%) Service Management
6 85 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 81 (3.40%) Service Delivery
8 68 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 62 (2.60%) Configuration Management
10 59 (2.48%) Project Management
11 57 (2.39%) Workflow
11 57 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
12 56 (2.35%) Change Control
13 54 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
14 51 (2.14%) Business Continuity
15 50 (2.10%) Test Scripting
15 50 (2.10%) Software Testing
16 48 (2.02%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (2.02%) Scrum
17 46 (1.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 450 (18.90%) SQL
2 310 (13.02%) PowerShell
3 129 (5.42%) C#
4 121 (5.08%) VB
5 113 (4.75%) JavaScript
6 107 (4.49%) VBScript
7 59 (2.48%) T-SQL
8 45 (1.89%) Java
9 34 (1.43%) Perl
10 32 (1.34%) C
11 27 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 22 (0.92%) C++
14 17 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.50%) PHP
15 12 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.34%) VB6
16 8 (0.34%) Ruby
17 6 (0.25%) JCL
17 6 (0.25%) REXX
Qualifications
1 575 (24.15%) Security Cleared
2 441 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 308 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 228 (9.58%) MCSE
5 135 (5.67%) DV Cleared
6 93 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (3.49%) MCITP
8 80 (3.36%) MCP
9 69 (2.90%) CCNA
10 61 (2.56%) MCSA
11 54 (2.27%) Degree
12 48 (2.02%) MCTS
12 48 (2.02%) ISTQB
13 45 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
14 41 (1.72%) CCNP
15 38 (1.60%) CCA
16 37 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.71%) ISEB
19 14 (0.59%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.70%) SLA
2 39 (1.64%) QA
3 19 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.042%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.042%) GCP
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1296 (54.43%) Active Directory
2 586 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (10.96%) XenApp
3 261 (10.96%) vSphere
4 213 (8.95%) Hyper-V
5 159 (6.68%) VMware ESX
6 84 (3.53%) XenDesktop
7 83 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
8 75 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (2.14%) XenServer
10 36 (1.51%) ISA Server
10 36 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 29 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 23 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (0.92%) Nmap
15 14 (0.59%) MetaFrame
16 13 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (0.55%) Xen
17 12 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 360 (15.12%) SCCM
2 168 (7.06%) SCOM
3 105 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 86 (3.61%) Backup Exec
5 69 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
6 65 (2.73%) NetBackup
7 64 (2.69%) WSUS
8 47 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 47 (1.97%) Tivoli
9 41 (1.72%) Netcool
10 35 (1.47%) HP SIM
11 33 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
11 33 (1.39%) SCVMM
11 33 (1.39%) MAILsweeper
12 32 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 29 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 29 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 23 (0.97%) ARCserve
14 23 (0.97%) Nessus
15 22 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1109 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 993 (41.71%) VMware
3 579 (24.32%) Citrix
4 478 (20.08%) HP
5 309 (12.98%) Cisco
6 183 (7.69%) Oracle
7 157 (6.59%) Symantec
8 106 (4.45%) Dell
8 106 (4.45%) EMC
9 104 (4.37%) NetApp
10 102 (4.28%) IBM
11 77 (3.23%) McAfee
12 68 (2.86%) CA
13 66 (2.77%) Red Hat
14 59 (2.48%) AppSense
15 57 (2.39%) Altiris
16 53 (2.23%) CheckPoint
17 45 (1.89%) Veritas
17 45 (1.89%) Apple
18 43 (1.81%) Remedy
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £380 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £150 to £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £330.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago