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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 82 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1225 1177 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.47% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.95% 11.70% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 559 678
Average daily rate £300 £324 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 143 194
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.49 £84.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -15 1091 £300 -4.00% 303
London -37 367 £315 -10.00% 108
South East -7 298 £300 -1.63% 65
City of London -31 107 £325 -10.95% 35
Hampshire +20 106 £300 -4.00% 15
North West +15 104 £270 +12.50% 31
Scotland -2 97 £319 -11.45% 5
Berkshire -21 82 £275 +1.85% 21
West Midlands +13 73 £298 +120.74% 16
South West -7 66 £325 +14.03% 14
East of England -29 63 £225 -35.71% 29
Yorkshire -26 54 £313 -5.30% 21
Reading -4 43 £275 -15.38% 12
Cheshire -2 40 £270 -6.89% 13
Buckinghamshire -3 39 £238 -26.92% 5
Lancashire +8 38 £255 -
East Midlands -19 32 £260 -1.88% 13
Milton Keynes -6 30 £245 -28.72% 4
West Yorkshire -15 27 £313 +61.08% 15
Surrey -18 27 £375 +11.11% 11
Glasgow +12 25 £356 -0.34% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 24 £229 - 4
Birmingham +10 23 £270 +0.93% 3
Blackpool - 22 £248 -
North East -8 21 £245 - 6
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -11 20 £245 - 5
Edinburgh -25 19 £210 -6.66% 4
Peterborough - 19 £229 - 1
Leeds -8 18 £313 +171.73% 10

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 2419 (100.00%) Windows
2 1894 (78.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1320 (54.57%) Active Directory
4 1116 (46.13%) Microsoft
5 1036 (42.83%) VMware
6 717 (29.64%) MS Exchange
7 656 (27.12%) Windows XP
8 613 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 608 (25.13%) Windows 7
10 600 (24.80%) Citrix
11 577 (23.85%) Security Cleared
12 547 (22.61%) ITIL
13 507 (20.96%) SQL Server
14 488 (20.17%) HP
15 465 (19.22%) SQL
16 461 (19.06%) DNS
17 444 (18.35%) SC Cleared
18 392 (16.21%) DHCP
19 376 (15.54%) MS Office
20 368 (15.21%) SCCM
21 357 (14.76%) SAN
22 351 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
23 349 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
24 345 (14.26%) MS Excel
25 319 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
26 317 (13.10%) Cisco
26 317 (13.10%) PowerShell
27 290 (11.99%) Firewall
28 282 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2003
29 281 (11.62%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 717 (29.64%) MS Exchange
2 349 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 282 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 253 (10.46%) SharePoint
5 245 (10.13%) IIS
6 235 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 109 (4.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 58 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
9 47 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (1.45%) CMS
10 35 (1.45%) Apache
11 32 (1.32%) Umbraco
12 29 (1.20%) Lync
13 28 (1.16%) IBM Notes
14 25 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.83%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
18 16 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 376 (15.54%) MS Office
2 345 (14.26%) MS Excel
3 49 (2.03%) MS Project
4 35 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.041%) CATIA
8 1 (0.041%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.20%) Google Analytics
3 25 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.083%) Tridion
8 1 (0.041%) BPCS
8 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.041%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.041%) Minerva
8 1 (0.041%) assyst
8 1 (0.041%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.78%) Office 365
2 12 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.29%) SaaS
5 2 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.041%) Joyent
6 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 461 (19.06%) DNS
2 392 (16.21%) DHCP
3 357 (14.76%) SAN
4 290 (11.99%) Firewall
5 266 (11.00%) TCP/IP
6 251 (10.38%) LAN
7 217 (8.97%) WAN
8 99 (4.09%) Internet
9 97 (4.01%) VPN
10 89 (3.68%) Wireless
11 74 (3.06%) VoIP
12 69 (2.85%) NAS
13 55 (2.27%) VLAN
14 54 (2.23%) SMTP
15 50 (2.07%) HTTP
16 48 (1.98%) SSL
17 47 (1.94%) LDAP
18 45 (1.86%) Network Security
19 43 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (1.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 230 (9.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 200 (8.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 57 (2.36%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 30 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 27 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.91%) DTS
12 20 (0.83%) IDOL
13 19 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (0.70%) MySQL
14 17 (0.70%) Relational Database
15 16 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.41%) OLAP
18 9 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 35 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 35 (1.45%) Mercurial
3 34 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 30 (1.24%) MSI
4 30 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 17 (0.70%) StarTeam
6 15 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 15 (0.62%) WinRunner
7 10 (0.41%) Hudson
7 10 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.41%) Subversion
8 9 (0.37%) NUnit
9 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.25%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.25%) JIRA
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.25%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.25%) ClearCase
General
1 241 (9.96%) Finance
2 93 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 80 (3.31%) Banking
4 41 (1.69%) Legal
5 31 (1.28%) Retail
5 31 (1.28%) Law
6 22 (0.91%) Local Government
6 22 (0.91%) Back Office
7 19 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.62%) Military
11 14 (0.58%) French Language
12 13 (0.54%) Publishing
13 11 (0.45%) German Language
14 10 (0.41%) Front Office
15 7 (0.29%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.29%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.25%) Games
17 5 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 354 (14.63%) Analyst
2 296 (12.24%) Support Engineer
3 201 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 158 (6.53%) Consultant
5 156 (6.45%) Server Engineer
6 146 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 139 (5.75%) Administrator
8 135 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 135 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 132 (5.46%) Wintel Engineer
10 121 (5.00%) Desktop Support
11 112 (4.63%) Developer
12 84 (3.47%) Architect
13 76 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
14 74 (3.06%) Desktop Engineer
15 69 (2.85%) IT Support
16 66 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 65 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
18 59 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 58 (2.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (8.89%) .NET
2 122 (5.04%) HTML
3 104 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 60 (2.48%) Web Services
5 59 (2.44%) XML
6 46 (1.90%) jQuery
7 43 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 43 (1.78%) CSS
7 43 (1.78%) JSP
8 32 (1.32%) Application Packaging
9 29 (1.20%) LESS
9 29 (1.20%) Ajax
10 24 (0.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 24 (0.99%) XHTML
11 22 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (0.87%) WCF
13 20 (0.83%) XSLT
14 19 (0.79%) Middleware
15 18 (0.74%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 18 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 193 (7.98%) Clustering
2 154 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 72 (2.98%) Replication
4 66 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 63 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 63 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 31 (1.28%) PKI
7 25 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 22 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (0.74%) CLARiiON
11 16 (0.66%) EqualLogic
11 16 (0.66%) iPhone
11 16 (0.66%) NHS
12 15 (0.62%) Computer Science
13 13 (0.54%) Smartcard
14 12 (0.50%) Cryptography
14 12 (0.50%) CESG
14 12 (0.50%) PDA
14 12 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2419 (100.00%) Windows
2 1894 (78.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 656 (27.12%) Windows XP
4 608 (25.13%) Windows 7
5 351 (14.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 227 (9.38%) Linux
7 200 (8.27%) UNIX
8 148 (6.12%) Windows 2000
9 98 (4.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 81 (3.35%) Windows 8
11 72 (2.98%) AIX
12 71 (2.94%) Solaris
13 60 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (2.48%) Windows Vista
14 18 (0.74%) SUSE
14 18 (0.74%) Windows NT
15 16 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.62%) Android
17 13 (0.54%) NetWare
17 13 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (22.61%) ITIL
2 225 (9.30%) Migration
3 127 (5.25%) Change Management
4 107 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 89 (3.68%) Problem Management
6 86 (3.56%) Service Management
7 83 (3.43%) Service Delivery
8 73 (3.02%) Incident Management
9 67 (2.77%) Project Management
10 61 (2.52%) Configuration Management
11 58 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 57 (2.36%) Change Control
12 57 (2.36%) Workflow
13 55 (2.27%) Business Continuity
14 54 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
15 51 (2.11%) Test Scripting
16 50 (2.07%) Software Testing
17 48 (1.98%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (1.94%) Scrum
19 46 (1.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 465 (19.22%) SQL
2 317 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 129 (5.33%) VB
4 125 (5.17%) C#
5 113 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 113 (4.67%) VBScript
6 60 (2.48%) T-SQL
7 44 (1.82%) Java
8 36 (1.49%) Perl
9 33 (1.36%) C
10 26 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 21 (0.87%) C++
13 19 (0.79%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.50%) PHP
15 8 (0.33%) Ruby
15 8 (0.33%) VB6
16 6 (0.25%) Korn
16 6 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 577 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 444 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 319 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 234 (9.67%) MCSE
5 131 (5.42%) DV Cleared
6 96 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (3.51%) MCITP
8 80 (3.31%) MCP
9 72 (2.98%) CCNA
10 61 (2.52%) MCSA
11 60 (2.48%) Degree
12 49 (2.03%) MCTS
12 49 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
13 48 (1.98%) ISTQB
14 43 (1.78%) CCNP
15 42 (1.74%) CCA
16 37 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.70%) ISEB
19 14 (0.58%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.80%) SLA
2 38 (1.57%) QA
3 18 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.041%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.041%) GCP
9 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1320 (54.57%) Active Directory
2 613 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (11.62%) XenApp
4 266 (11.00%) vSphere
5 216 (8.93%) Hyper-V
6 167 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 89 (3.68%) XenDesktop
8 83 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
9 67 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 55 (2.27%) XenServer
11 38 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 37 (1.53%) ISA Server
13 34 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 31 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 23 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
16 22 (0.91%) Nmap
17 18 (0.74%) Xen
18 14 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
18 14 (0.58%) MetaFrame
19 13 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 368 (15.21%) SCCM
2 174 (7.19%) SCOM
3 103 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 88 (3.64%) Backup Exec
5 71 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 70 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
7 66 (2.73%) WSUS
8 49 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 47 (1.94%) Tivoli
10 42 (1.74%) Netcool
11 34 (1.41%) HP SIM
11 34 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
12 33 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
12 33 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 32 (1.32%) SCVMM
14 29 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 29 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 23 (0.95%) ARCserve
15 23 (0.95%) Nessus
16 21 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1116 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 1036 (42.83%) VMware
3 600 (24.80%) Citrix
4 488 (20.17%) HP
5 317 (13.10%) Cisco
6 191 (7.90%) Oracle
7 164 (6.78%) Symantec
8 112 (4.63%) NetApp
9 108 (4.46%) Dell
10 106 (4.38%) EMC
11 104 (4.30%) IBM
12 79 (3.27%) McAfee
13 72 (2.98%) Red Hat
14 68 (2.81%) CA
15 60 (2.48%) AppSense
16 56 (2.32%) Altiris
17 53 (2.19%) CheckPoint
18 48 (1.98%) Veritas
19 45 (1.86%) Apple
19 45 (1.86%) Remedy
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