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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 82 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1220 1280 1405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 2.43% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.72% 10.62% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 638 658
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 132 163
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £32.41 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +8.57%

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
12552 12056 11934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.94% 22.88% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7332 6789 6147
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1029 1191
Average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +4 1134 £325 - 295
London -12 397 £350 - 88
South East -3 314 £316 -1.93% 99
Hampshire +18 119 £325 +0.77% 19
City of London -11 91 £340 -12.25% 21
North West -1 85 £290 +10.47% 25
Berkshire -6 81 £338 -20.58% 30
West Midlands -3 71 £280 -6.66% 14
South West -25 65 £350 +10.67% 11
East of England -33 58 £299 +8.63% 21
Scotland -8 53 £304 -9.25% 8
Yorkshire +6 51 £248 -10.00% 21
East Midlands -1 46 £350 +28.44% 14
North East -10 44 £270 +20.00% 1
Reading -1 36 £300 -29.41% 16
Cheshire +11 35 £305 +35.55% 8
West Yorkshire +4 35 £235 -14.54% 15
Surrey -18 35 £225 -18.18% 17
Tyne and Wear -14 30 £266 +5.44%
Basingstoke +39 27 £338 +132.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 26 £266 +5.44%
Hook +4 24 £305 -23.75%
Buckinghamshire -13 24 £230 -6.12% 16
Leeds +8 23 £245 +128.97% 9
Wiltshire +4 23 £450 +24.13% 4
Kent +9 20 £400 -1.53% 4
Lancashire -16 19 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes -15 18 £276 +45.39% 12
Gloucestershire -16 18 £275 +0.91% 3
Derbyshire +3 17 £350 -5.40% 2

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2504 (100.00%) Windows
2 1944 (77.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1400 (55.91%) Active Directory
4 1176 (46.96%) Microsoft
5 1084 (43.29%) VMware
6 715 (28.55%) MS Exchange
7 706 (28.19%) Citrix
8 661 (26.40%) Windows XP
9 609 (24.32%) Windows 7
10 590 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 547 (21.85%) Security Cleared
12 545 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 538 (21.49%) DNS
14 478 (19.09%) HP
15 448 (17.89%) SQL
16 436 (17.41%) SQL Server
16 436 (17.41%) MS Office
17 434 (17.33%) SAN
18 428 (17.09%) ITIL
19 415 (16.57%) DHCP
20 390 (15.58%) SC Cleared
21 389 (15.54%) Exchange Server 2010
22 369 (14.74%) MS Excel
23 368 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
24 340 (13.58%) Cisco
25 315 (12.58%) TCP/IP
25 315 (12.58%) Firewall
26 311 (12.42%) SCCM
27 309 (12.34%) XenApp
27 309 (12.34%) Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 715 (28.55%) MS Exchange
2 389 (15.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 300 (11.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 271 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 269 (10.74%) SharePoint
6 237 (9.46%) IIS
7 109 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 99 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 95 (3.79%) Lync
10 55 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
11 48 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 46 (1.84%) Apache
13 28 (1.12%) IBM Notes
14 23 (0.92%) Tomcat
14 23 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.92%) Confluence
15 16 (0.64%) WorkSite
15 16 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
16 14 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 436 (17.41%) MS Office
2 369 (14.74%) MS Excel
3 47 (1.88%) MS Project
4 17 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) InDesign
8 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 42 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.32%) assyst
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.080%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.080%) Summit
6 2 (0.080%) Maximo
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.040%) BPCS
7 1 (0.040%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.040%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.040%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.040%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.44%) Office 365
2 28 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.52%) Google Apps
4 12 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.20%) SaaS
6 3 (0.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.080%) PaaS
7 2 (0.080%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 538 (21.49%) DNS
2 434 (17.33%) SAN
3 415 (16.57%) DHCP
4 315 (12.58%) TCP/IP
4 315 (12.58%) Firewall
5 250 (9.98%) LAN
6 215 (8.59%) WAN
7 100 (3.99%) VPN
8 95 (3.79%) NAS
9 87 (3.47%) Internet
10 84 (3.35%) Wireless
11 68 (2.72%) VoIP
12 67 (2.68%) Network Security
13 62 (2.48%) VLAN
14 55 (2.20%) LDAP
15 45 (1.80%) SSL
15 45 (1.80%) NetScaler
16 44 (1.76%) HTTPS
17 42 (1.68%) MPLS
18 39 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 192 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 166 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 56 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 40 (1.60%) DTS
9 37 (1.48%) MySQL
10 35 (1.40%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.56%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.52%) OLAP
17 13 (0.52%) IDOL
18 10 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (1.40%) Visual Studio
2 30 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (1.20%) MSI
3 27 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.80%) LoadRunner
6 19 (0.76%) JIRA
7 18 (0.72%) Subversion
8 13 (0.52%) TestDirector
8 13 (0.52%) StarTeam
9 11 (0.44%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.44%) Hudson
10 10 (0.40%) NUnit
10 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.40%) WinRunner
11 7 (0.28%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.28%) FinalBuilder
12 6 (0.24%) Moq
12 6 (0.24%) ClearQuest
General
1 274 (10.94%) Finance
2 140 (5.59%) Banking
3 55 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 39 (1.56%) Retail
6 35 (1.40%) Law
7 29 (1.16%) Legal
8 28 (1.12%) Back Office
9 21 (0.84%) Advertising
10 17 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.64%) Marketing
12 15 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.48%) Front Office
14 10 (0.40%) Publishing
15 8 (0.32%) Local Government
16 7 (0.28%) German Language
17 6 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.20%) Military
19 4 (0.16%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 435 (17.37%) Analyst
2 313 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 220 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 214 (8.55%) Support Analyst
5 181 (7.23%) Administrator
6 167 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 149 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 145 (5.79%) Server Engineer
9 132 (5.27%) Desktop Support
10 122 (4.87%) Consultant
11 108 (4.31%) Wintel Engineer
12 91 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
13 90 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
14 89 (3.55%) Developer
15 76 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
16 75 (3.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 70 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 70 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 69 (2.76%) Technical Support
19 65 (2.60%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (7.31%) .NET
2 113 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 82 (3.27%) HTML
4 67 (2.68%) XML
5 51 (2.04%) Web Services
6 48 (1.92%) JSP
7 39 (1.56%) Application Packaging
8 34 (1.36%) .NET Framework
9 30 (1.20%) WCF
10 23 (0.92%) jQuery
11 21 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 20 (0.80%) COM+
13 17 (0.68%) CSS
13 17 (0.68%) XSLT
14 16 (0.64%) Ajax
15 14 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (0.44%) MSMQ
16 11 (0.44%) LAMP
16 11 (0.44%) Software Packaging
17 10 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.19%) Clustering
2 188 (7.51%) Blackberry
3 124 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (3.63%) Replication
5 72 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 72 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 55 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.08%) PDA
8 22 (0.88%) iPad
8 22 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
9 21 (0.84%) PKI
9 21 (0.84%) iPhone
10 15 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (0.56%) Wiki
12 13 (0.52%) EqualLogic
13 12 (0.48%) NHS
14 11 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.44%) Computer Science
15 10 (0.40%) Open Source
15 10 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2504 (100.00%) Windows
2 1944 (77.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 661 (26.40%) Windows XP
4 609 (24.32%) Windows 7
5 545 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 309 (12.34%) Linux
7 214 (8.55%) UNIX
8 168 (6.71%) Windows 2000
9 102 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 101 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 99 (3.95%) Windows 8
12 84 (3.35%) Windows Vista
13 54 (2.16%) Solaris
14 51 (2.04%) CentOS
15 41 (1.64%) Ubuntu
16 39 (1.56%) AIX
17 34 (1.36%) Windows NT
18 27 (1.08%) Mac OS X
19 20 (0.80%) Debian
20 17 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (17.09%) ITIL
2 273 (10.90%) Migration
3 138 (5.51%) Change Management
4 131 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 131 (5.23%) Service Management
5 108 (4.31%) Incident Management
6 107 (4.27%) Project Management
7 86 (3.43%) Service Delivery
8 78 (3.12%) Problem Management
9 73 (2.92%) Configuration Management
10 68 (2.72%) Workflow
11 64 (2.56%) Business Continuity
11 64 (2.56%) Load Balancing
12 54 (2.16%) Validation
13 53 (2.12%) Capacity Planning
14 52 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
15 51 (2.04%) PRINCE2
16 50 (2.00%) Test Scripting
17 46 (1.84%) Software Testing
18 44 (1.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 448 (17.89%) SQL
2 276 (11.02%) PowerShell
3 122 (4.87%) VBScript
4 112 (4.47%) VB
5 105 (4.19%) C#
6 86 (3.43%) JavaScript
7 60 (2.40%) C
8 59 (2.36%) T-SQL
9 58 (2.32%) Perl
10 55 (2.20%) Java
11 43 (1.72%) Python
12 41 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.96%) PHP
14 23 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.68%) VB6
17 16 (0.64%) C++
18 14 (0.56%) Korn
19 12 (0.48%) Ruby
20 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 547 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 390 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 368 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 235 (9.38%) MCSE
5 141 (5.63%) DV Cleared
6 131 (5.23%) MCITP
7 84 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (3.15%) MCP
9 76 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 75 (3.00%) Degree
11 74 (2.96%) MCTS
12 71 (2.84%) CCNA
13 52 (2.08%) ISTQB
14 49 (1.96%) MCSA
15 45 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 38 (1.52%) CCNP
17 33 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
18 26 (1.04%) CCA
19 23 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
20 22 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.87%) SLA
2 36 (1.44%) QA
3 20 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.080%) COBIT
9 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1400 (55.91%) Active Directory
2 590 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (12.34%) XenApp
4 263 (10.50%) vSphere
5 245 (9.78%) Hyper-V
6 192 (7.67%) VMware ESX
7 94 (3.75%) XenDesktop
8 93 (3.71%) XenServer
9 84 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (2.28%) Terminal Services
11 53 (2.12%) VMware Server
12 52 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
13 49 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 37 (1.48%) ISA Server
15 28 (1.12%) Xen
16 25 (1.00%) Nmap
16 25 (1.00%) NLBS
17 24 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.80%) DFS Replication
19 18 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 311 (12.42%) SCCM
2 160 (6.39%) SCOM
3 105 (4.19%) Backup Exec
4 81 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 70 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
6 65 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 57 (2.28%) HP SIM
8 56 (2.24%) WSUS
9 43 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
10 42 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 37 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 35 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 35 (1.40%) Tivoli
13 33 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 29 (1.16%) ARCserve
15 26 (1.04%) Puppet
16 25 (1.00%) Nessus
17 22 (0.88%) Netcool
18 21 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 20 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1176 (46.96%) Microsoft
2 1084 (43.29%) VMware
3 706 (28.19%) Citrix
4 478 (19.09%) HP
5 340 (13.58%) Cisco
6 186 (7.43%) Symantec
7 177 (7.07%) Oracle
8 144 (5.75%) EMC
9 140 (5.59%) Dell
9 140 (5.59%) Red Hat
10 121 (4.83%) NetApp
11 102 (4.07%) IBM
12 84 (3.35%) Juniper
13 78 (3.12%) McAfee
14 70 (2.80%) CheckPoint
15 61 (2.44%) Altiris
16 58 (2.32%) 3PAR
17 57 (2.28%) CA
18 46 (1.84%) Intel
19 45 (1.80%) Veritas
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: 13 hours ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £409 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £32 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Cognita Schools
Rate: £30,000 per annum - Contract
Posted: 2 days ago