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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 77 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1221 1362 1479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.66% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.87% 11.93% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 652 652
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £297
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 149 189
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £35.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -7 1106 £300 -7.69% 299
London -24 356 £340 -2.85% 94
South East -10 304 £300 -7.69% 68
North West +6 122 £270 -10.00% 24
Hampshire +1 109 £325 +7.34% 10
City of London -31 88 £315 -13.10% 26
Scotland +7 74 £305 -9.62% 10
East of England -29 74 £200 -20.00% 25
South West -15 72 £350 +3.70% 16
Berkshire -14 71 £290 -17.14% 23
Cheshire +8 63 £265 -18.46% 9
West Midlands -8 57 £315 +5.00% 19
Yorkshire -13 55 £185 -38.33% 38
Surrey +2 44 £230 -23.33% 19
Reading +9 42 £300 -22.07% 5
East Midlands -16 39 £313 +4.16% 15
West Yorkshire -25 32 £185 -38.33% 29
Lancashire +12 29 £251 -19.19%
Manchester -6 29 £300 +20.00% 13
Hook +10 28 £323 +5.73%
Leeds -8 27 £185 -38.33% 19
Buckinghamshire -32 27 £335 -4.42% 2
Wiltshire +6 26 £344 +14.58% 3
West Sussex +2 20 £220 -34.81% 5
Hertfordshire -3 19 £231 -2.63% 10
Bristol -9 19 £338 -1.81% 1
Milton Keynes -28 19 £345 -1.49% 2
Worcestershire +7 17 £315 - 2
Edinburgh -14 16 £300 -11.11% 2
Basingstoke +31 15 £358 +104.28% 3

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1892 (78.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1277 (52.73%) Active Directory
4 1101 (45.46%) Microsoft
5 1002 (41.37%) VMware
6 703 (29.03%) Windows XP
7 676 (27.91%) MS Exchange
8 648 (26.75%) Citrix
9 640 (26.42%) Windows 7
10 573 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 573 (23.66%) Security Cleared
11 465 (19.20%) DNS
12 463 (19.12%) ITIL
13 455 (18.79%) SQL Server
14 453 (18.70%) HP
15 425 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 423 (17.46%) SC Cleared
17 416 (17.18%) SQL
18 415 (17.13%) MS Office
19 388 (16.02%) SAN
20 373 (15.40%) DHCP
21 360 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
22 336 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
23 334 (13.79%) MS Excel
24 322 (13.29%) SCCM
25 317 (13.09%) Cisco
26 296 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2003
27 292 (12.06%) Firewall
28 290 (11.97%) XenApp
29 288 (11.89%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 676 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 360 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 296 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 252 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 245 (10.12%) SharePoint
6 214 (8.84%) IIS
7 95 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 69 (2.85%) Lync
9 60 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 47 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
12 33 (1.36%) IBM Notes
13 32 (1.32%) Apache
14 28 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.91%) CMS
16 20 (0.83%) Tomcat
17 19 (0.78%) Umbraco
18 18 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.66%) Confluence
20 15 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 415 (17.13%) MS Office
2 334 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 39 (1.61%) MS Project
4 22 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 9 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.083%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 48 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.78%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 4 (0.17%) assyst
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.083%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.083%) BPCS
9 1 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.041%) Minerva
9 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.041%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.73%) Office 365
2 18 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.17%) SaaS
7 2 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.041%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 465 (19.20%) DNS
2 388 (16.02%) SAN
3 373 (15.40%) DHCP
4 292 (12.06%) Firewall
5 288 (11.89%) TCP/IP
6 260 (10.73%) LAN
7 220 (9.08%) WAN
8 95 (3.92%) Wireless
9 88 (3.63%) VPN
10 85 (3.51%) NAS
11 77 (3.18%) Internet
12 65 (2.68%) Network Security
13 62 (2.56%) VoIP
14 54 (2.23%) LDAP
14 54 (2.23%) VLAN
15 48 (1.98%) HTTPS
16 45 (1.86%) HTTP
17 41 (1.69%) SSL
18 35 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 211 (8.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 194 (8.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
5 50 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 49 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (1.57%) DTS
9 37 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 31 (1.28%) Relational Database
12 30 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (1.16%) MySQL
14 24 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.62%) OLAP
17 15 (0.62%) IDOL
18 14 (0.58%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (1.69%) MSI
2 39 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 38 (1.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 36 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 24 (0.99%) StarTeam
6 22 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 22 (0.91%) LoadRunner
7 19 (0.78%) Mercurial
7 19 (0.78%) Kiln
8 18 (0.74%) Subversion
9 17 (0.70%) Hudson
9 17 (0.70%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.62%) JIRA
10 15 (0.62%) TestDirector
11 13 (0.54%) WinRunner
12 11 (0.45%) NUnit
13 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.33%) MSBuild
15 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 252 (10.40%) Finance
2 114 (4.71%) Banking
3 62 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.82%) Retail
5 39 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 35 (1.45%) Legal
7 29 (1.20%) Law
8 19 (0.78%) Front Office
9 17 (0.70%) Back Office
10 14 (0.58%) Publishing
11 13 (0.54%) Local Government
12 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.29%) Advertising
14 7 (0.29%) Marketing
14 7 (0.29%) Military
15 5 (0.21%) French Language
15 5 (0.21%) German Language
15 5 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 419 (17.30%) Analyst
2 294 (12.14%) Support Engineer
3 194 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 188 (7.76%) Support Analyst
5 159 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 144 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 138 (5.70%) Administrator
8 136 (5.62%) Desktop Support
9 133 (5.49%) Server Engineer
10 114 (4.71%) Consultant
10 114 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
11 102 (4.21%) Developer
12 84 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
13 77 (3.18%) Architect
14 76 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 71 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
16 69 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 68 (2.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 68 (2.81%) IT Support
18 64 (2.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (8.22%) .NET
2 117 (4.83%) ASP.NET
3 103 (4.25%) HTML
4 64 (2.64%) XML
5 51 (2.11%) JSP
6 45 (1.86%) Web Services
7 41 (1.69%) jQuery
8 35 (1.45%) Application Packaging
9 34 (1.40%) CSS
10 31 (1.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 29 (1.20%) WCF
12 26 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.78%) LESS
14 17 (0.70%) Ajax
14 17 (0.70%) COM+
15 16 (0.66%) LAMP
16 15 (0.62%) Middleware
16 15 (0.62%) XSLT
17 14 (0.58%) XHTML
17 14 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 200 (8.26%) Clustering
2 175 (7.23%) Blackberry
3 72 (2.97%) Thin Client
3 72 (2.97%) Fat Client
4 71 (2.93%) Replication
5 66 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.03%) PDA
7 24 (0.99%) PKI
8 21 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
9 20 (0.83%) iPhone
9 20 (0.83%) Wiki
10 18 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.66%) NHS
12 15 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 14 (0.58%) Open Source
13 14 (0.58%) iPad
14 13 (0.54%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1892 (78.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 703 (29.03%) Windows XP
4 640 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 425 (17.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 271 (11.19%) Linux
7 209 (8.63%) UNIX
8 174 (7.18%) Windows 2000
9 105 (4.34%) Windows 8
10 95 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 86 (3.55%) Windows Vista
12 78 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (2.48%) AIX
14 59 (2.44%) Solaris
15 48 (1.98%) CentOS
16 42 (1.73%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.16%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.74%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.70%) SUSE
20 16 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (19.12%) ITIL
2 260 (10.73%) Migration
3 112 (4.62%) Change Management
4 110 (4.54%) Service Management
5 95 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 94 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 91 (3.76%) Incident Management
8 88 (3.63%) Project Management
9 82 (3.39%) Workflow
10 64 (2.64%) Configuration Management
11 59 (2.44%) Problem Management
11 59 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
12 58 (2.39%) Software Testing
13 55 (2.27%) Business Continuity
14 54 (2.23%) Test Scripting
15 50 (2.06%) PRINCE2
16 49 (2.02%) Validation
17 48 (1.98%) Change Control
18 46 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
19 45 (1.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 416 (17.18%) SQL
2 269 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 120 (4.95%) C#
4 114 (4.71%) VBScript
5 105 (4.34%) JavaScript
6 88 (3.63%) VB
7 62 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 57 (2.35%) Java
9 52 (2.15%) C
9 52 (2.15%) Perl
10 38 (1.57%) Python
11 34 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 20 (0.83%) PHP
13 20 (0.83%) VB6
14 19 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.66%) C++
16 14 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.58%) Ruby
17 4 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 573 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 423 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 336 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 215 (8.88%) MCSE
5 139 (5.74%) DV Cleared
6 127 (5.24%) MCITP
7 91 (3.76%) MCP
8 82 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (2.93%) MCTS
10 69 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 63 (2.60%) ISTQB
12 61 (2.52%) CCNA
13 57 (2.35%) Degree
14 49 (2.02%) MCSA
15 48 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 41 (1.69%) CCNP
17 34 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
18 30 (1.24%) CCA
19 23 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
20 22 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.87%) SLA
2 40 (1.65%) QA
3 11 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.083%) COBIT
7 1 (0.041%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1277 (52.73%) Active Directory
2 573 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (11.97%) XenApp
4 237 (9.79%) Hyper-V
5 228 (9.41%) vSphere
6 157 (6.48%) VMware ESX
7 90 (3.72%) XenServer
8 84 (3.47%) XenDesktop
9 75 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
10 68 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 47 (1.94%) Terminal Services
12 40 (1.65%) VMware Server
13 34 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 33 (1.36%) ISA Server
15 28 (1.16%) Nmap
16 27 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
18 20 (0.83%) Xen
19 18 (0.74%) NLBS
20 17 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 322 (13.29%) SCCM
2 153 (6.32%) SCOM
3 99 (4.09%) Backup Exec
4 86 (3.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 81 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
6 49 (2.02%) WSUS
7 44 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
8 43 (1.78%) Tivoli
9 42 (1.73%) NetBackup
10 35 (1.45%) SCVMM
11 33 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 33 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 32 (1.32%) Netcool
13 31 (1.28%) ARCserve
14 30 (1.24%) HP SIM
15 28 (1.16%) Nessus
16 24 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 23 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 22 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 19 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1101 (45.46%) Microsoft
2 1002 (41.37%) VMware
3 648 (26.75%) Citrix
4 453 (18.70%) HP
5 317 (13.09%) Cisco
6 185 (7.64%) Oracle
7 157 (6.48%) Symantec
8 120 (4.95%) Dell
9 112 (4.62%) EMC
10 98 (4.05%) Red Hat
11 96 (3.96%) NetApp
12 95 (3.92%) IBM
13 76 (3.14%) McAfee
14 66 (2.73%) Juniper
15 61 (2.52%) CheckPoint
16 50 (2.06%) CA
17 44 (1.82%) Apple
17 44 (1.82%) AppSense
18 42 (1.73%) Altiris
19 38 (1.57%) Intel
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