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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 79 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1242 1319 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 2.47% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.96% 10.96% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 660 692
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 128 167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +26.47%

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
12475 12032 12324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.44% 22.54% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7098 6694 6265
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 £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1029 1226
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.50
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +2 1127 £310 -4.61% 209
London -33 360 £348 -2.11% 68
South East +2 343 £300 -4.00% 61
Hampshire +26 128 £325 +6.55% 12
North West +6 106 £280 -6.66% 14
City of London -23 95 £365 -5.80% 19
South West -5 82 £349 +7.30% 13
Berkshire 0 81 £300 -22.07% 18
Scotland +10 75 £300 -11.11% 3
East of England -29 65 £265 -3.63% 14
West Midlands 0 64 £300 - 19
Yorkshire -2 52 £225 -25.00% 13
Reading +13 46 £300 -29.41% 8
Cheshire +6 46 £280 -21.40% 9
Surrey -7 44 £228 -24.16% 9
East Midlands -16 39 £298 -0.83% 5
West Yorkshire -10 35 £225 -25.00% 12
Basingstoke +44 32 £360 +105.71% 5
Wiltshire +12 32 £365 +21.66% 2
Hook +12 29 £310 +1.63%
Leeds +8 28 £225 -25.00% 4
Manchester -3 27 £255 +2.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 27 £335 +11.66% 10
Lancashire +9 26 £275 -11.29%
West Sussex +11 21 £220 -34.81% 2
Birmingham -6 20 £290 -2.52% 6
Milton Keynes -18 20 £345 +36.63% 5
Worcestershire +9 18 £315 -8.69% 3
Worcester +5 18 £315 -8.69% 3
Hertfordshire -11 17 £215 -21.81% 8

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2465 (100.00%) Windows
2 1909 (77.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1365 (55.38%) Active Directory
4 1112 (45.11%) Microsoft
5 1049 (42.56%) VMware
6 714 (28.97%) MS Exchange
7 678 (27.51%) Windows XP
8 672 (27.26%) Citrix
9 614 (24.91%) Windows 7
10 602 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 558 (22.64%) Security Cleared
12 520 (21.10%) DNS
13 482 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 469 (19.03%) HP
15 440 (17.85%) SQL Server
16 437 (17.73%) MS Office
17 435 (17.65%) SQL
18 421 (17.08%) ITIL
19 411 (16.67%) SAN
20 405 (16.43%) SC Cleared
21 404 (16.39%) DHCP
22 375 (15.21%) Exchange Server 2010
23 355 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 341 (13.83%) MS Excel
25 327 (13.27%) SCCM
26 324 (13.14%) Cisco
27 304 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
28 300 (12.17%) Linux
29 296 (12.01%) Firewall
30 293 (11.89%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 714 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 375 (15.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 304 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 281 (11.40%) SharePoint
5 268 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 230 (9.33%) IIS
7 95 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 91 (3.69%) Lync
9 68 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 63 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 51 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
12 47 (1.91%) Apache
13 29 (1.18%) IBM Notes
14 28 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 26 (1.05%) Confluence
16 22 (0.89%) Tomcat
17 21 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.57%) MS Project Server
18 14 (0.57%) nginx
18 14 (0.57%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 437 (17.73%) MS Office
2 341 (13.83%) MS Excel
3 47 (1.91%) MS Project
4 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.41%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.081%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.041%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 47 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.20%) assyst
5 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.081%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.081%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.041%) Minerva
8 1 (0.041%) BPCS
8 1 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.041%) Maximo
8 1 (0.041%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.041%) Summit
8 1 (0.041%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.03%) Office 365
2 28 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.16%) SaaS
6 2 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.041%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 520 (21.10%) DNS
2 411 (16.67%) SAN
3 404 (16.39%) DHCP
4 296 (12.01%) Firewall
5 293 (11.89%) TCP/IP
6 246 (9.98%) LAN
7 210 (8.52%) WAN
8 90 (3.65%) VPN
9 88 (3.57%) Wireless
10 86 (3.49%) NAS
11 77 (3.12%) Internet
12 72 (2.92%) Network Security
13 64 (2.60%) VoIP
13 64 (2.60%) LDAP
14 53 (2.15%) VLAN
15 49 (1.99%) HTTP
16 48 (1.95%) HTTPS
17 45 (1.83%) SSL
18 38 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (1.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 199 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 185 (7.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 71 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 56 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (1.74%) Oracle Database
9 40 (1.62%) DTS
10 38 (1.54%) Relational Database
11 35 (1.42%) MySQL
12 32 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (0.69%) OLAP
17 15 (0.61%) IDOL
18 14 (0.57%) RDBMS
18 14 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 35 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (1.38%) MSI
4 27 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (0.89%) JIRA
6 22 (0.89%) LoadRunner
7 21 (0.85%) Subversion
8 16 (0.65%) StarTeam
9 15 (0.61%) TestDirector
9 15 (0.61%) Hudson
9 15 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.53%) WinRunner
11 10 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.37%) NUnit
13 8 (0.32%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.28%) FinalBuilder
14 7 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (0.24%) ClearQuest
General
1 255 (10.34%) Finance
2 126 (5.11%) Banking
3 56 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.78%) Retail
5 41 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.46%) Legal
7 31 (1.26%) Law
8 26 (1.05%) Back Office
9 14 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.53%) Front Office
10 13 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.49%) Publishing
12 11 (0.45%) Advertising
13 10 (0.41%) Local Government
13 10 (0.41%) Marketing
14 7 (0.28%) German Language
15 6 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Military
16 5 (0.20%) French Language
17 4 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 420 (17.04%) Analyst
2 311 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 200 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 195 (7.91%) Support Analyst
5 166 (6.73%) Administrator
5 166 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 142 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 141 (5.72%) Desktop Support
8 135 (5.48%) Server Engineer
9 121 (4.91%) Consultant
10 104 (4.22%) Wintel Engineer
11 90 (3.65%) Developer
12 88 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 80 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
14 76 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 73 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 71 (2.88%) Architect
17 69 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 68 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
19 67 (2.72%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (8.44%) .NET
2 125 (5.07%) ASP.NET
3 87 (3.53%) HTML
4 65 (2.64%) XML
5 59 (2.39%) Web Services
6 53 (2.15%) JSP
7 38 (1.54%) Application Packaging
8 35 (1.42%) .NET Framework
9 33 (1.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 27 (1.10%) WCF
11 24 (0.97%) jQuery
12 19 (0.77%) COM+
13 17 (0.69%) CSS
13 17 (0.69%) Ajax
14 15 (0.61%) LAMP
14 15 (0.61%) SOAP
14 15 (0.61%) XSLT
15 14 (0.57%) Middleware
16 13 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (0.45%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.88%) Clustering
2 176 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 86 (3.49%) Replication
4 63 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 63 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 62 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.26%) PDA
7 26 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 23 (0.93%) iPhone
8 23 (0.93%) PKI
9 20 (0.81%) iPad
9 20 (0.81%) Wiki
10 18 (0.73%) NHS
11 15 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (0.57%) Open Source
13 13 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.49%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.49%) EqualLogic
14 12 (0.49%) Computer Science
14 12 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2465 (100.00%) Windows
2 1909 (77.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 678 (27.51%) Windows XP
4 614 (24.91%) Windows 7
5 482 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 300 (12.17%) Linux
7 213 (8.64%) UNIX
8 179 (7.26%) Windows 2000
9 104 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 97 (3.94%) Windows 2000 Server
11 91 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 85 (3.45%) Windows Vista
13 57 (2.31%) Solaris
14 50 (2.03%) CentOS
15 49 (1.99%) AIX
16 45 (1.83%) Ubuntu
17 29 (1.18%) Windows NT
18 22 (0.89%) Debian
19 21 (0.85%) Mac OS X
20 17 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (17.08%) ITIL
2 264 (10.71%) Migration
3 122 (4.95%) Service Management
3 122 (4.95%) Change Management
4 111 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 107 (4.34%) Project Management
6 93 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 80 (3.25%) Service Delivery
8 79 (3.20%) Workflow
9 69 (2.80%) Configuration Management
10 65 (2.64%) Problem Management
11 58 (2.35%) Load Balancing
11 58 (2.35%) Test Scripting
12 55 (2.23%) Software Testing
13 54 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
14 52 (2.11%) Validation
14 52 (2.11%) Business Continuity
15 49 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
16 46 (1.87%) PRINCE2
17 43 (1.74%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 435 (17.65%) SQL
2 272 (11.03%) PowerShell
3 119 (4.83%) VBScript
4 110 (4.46%) C#
5 105 (4.26%) VB
6 93 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 64 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 63 (2.56%) Java
9 57 (2.31%) Perl
10 54 (2.19%) C
11 41 (1.66%) Python
12 39 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 29 (1.18%) PHP
14 25 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.77%) VB6
17 15 (0.61%) Ruby
18 13 (0.53%) C++
19 11 (0.45%) PL/SQL
20 10 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 558 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 405 (16.43%) SC Cleared
3 355 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 235 (9.53%) MCSE
5 133 (5.40%) DV Cleared
6 130 (5.27%) MCITP
7 87 (3.53%) MCP
8 84 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 75 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 74 (3.00%) MCTS
11 68 (2.76%) CCNA
12 64 (2.60%) ISTQB
13 61 (2.47%) Degree
14 49 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 49 (1.99%) MCSA
15 43 (1.74%) CCNP
16 35 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
17 31 (1.26%) CCA
18 23 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.91%) SLA
2 33 (1.34%) QA
3 21 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.081%) COBIT
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.041%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1365 (55.38%) Active Directory
2 602 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 292 (11.85%) XenApp
4 243 (9.86%) vSphere
5 239 (9.70%) Hyper-V
6 174 (7.06%) VMware ESX
7 99 (4.02%) XenServer
8 90 (3.65%) XenDesktop
9 81 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (2.35%) Terminal Services
11 57 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 47 (1.91%) VMware Server
13 39 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 37 (1.50%) ISA Server
15 27 (1.10%) Nmap
16 24 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 21 (0.85%) Terminal Server
18 20 (0.81%) Xen
18 20 (0.81%) NLBS
19 15 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 327 (13.27%) SCCM
2 149 (6.04%) SCOM
3 101 (4.10%) Backup Exec
4 82 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
5 78 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 57 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 45 (1.83%) WSUS
8 44 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
9 40 (1.62%) Tivoli
10 39 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 39 (1.58%) HP SIM
11 36 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 34 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 30 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 28 (1.14%) Netcool
15 27 (1.10%) Nessus
15 27 (1.10%) SCVMM
15 27 (1.10%) Puppet
16 26 (1.05%) ARCserve
17 23 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1112 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 1049 (42.56%) VMware
3 672 (27.26%) Citrix
4 469 (19.03%) HP
5 324 (13.14%) Cisco
6 186 (7.55%) Oracle
7 171 (6.94%) Symantec
8 134 (5.44%) Dell
9 122 (4.95%) EMC
10 120 (4.87%) Red Hat
11 109 (4.42%) NetApp
12 93 (3.77%) IBM
13 76 (3.08%) Juniper
14 74 (3.00%) McAfee
15 64 (2.60%) CheckPoint
16 60 (2.43%) Altiris
17 49 (1.99%) CA
18 46 (1.87%) 3PAR
19 43 (1.74%) Apple
20 42 (1.70%) Veritas
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
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Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Please confirm day rate expectations in your application
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
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London
Circle Recruitment
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Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
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