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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 97 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1107 1256 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 2.44% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 10.76% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 591 523
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 130 181
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £31.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%

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
12575 11677 10907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.66% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7450 6480 5756
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1060 1126
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -12 1032 £325 +1.16% 232
London -16 358 £350 - 76
South East -6 294 £323 -0.76% 55
Hampshire +5 106 £309 -8.91% 14
East of England -12 83 £250 -4.76% 13
City of London -19 78 £348 -5.44% 26
West Midlands +15 64 £243 -11.81% 18
North West -15 56 £351 +27.45% 24
Berkshire -38 56 £300 -5.51% 12
South West -50 55 £325 +21.49% 13
Buckinghamshire +13 52 £275 - 13
Yorkshire -10 50 £325 +30.00% 22
Milton Keynes +11 41 £290 -24.67% 9
Scotland -45 40 £350 +1.81% 9
East Midlands +7 39 £325 -2.98% 6
Hook +3 37 £323 -1.55%
Surrey 0 34 £325 -3.70% 11
Hertfordshire +1 33 £263 -0.94% 5
Reading -15 30 £268 -33.12% 6
North East -13 29 £288 +10.57% 5
Manchester -10 20 £351 +16.83% 10
Derbyshire +26 19 £325 -7.27%
West Sussex +7 19 £375 +47.78% 2
West Yorkshire -15 19 £225 -43.75% 16
North Yorkshire +3 17 £400 +60.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -10 17 £310 +50.12% 5
Wales -9 16 £280 -32.53% 10
Edinburgh -6 15 £300 -31.42% 2
Cheshire -13 15 £420 +58.49% 9
Shropshire +5 14 £248 -47.34% 2

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2337 (100.00%) Windows
2 1817 (77.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1345 (57.55%) Active Directory
4 1111 (47.54%) Microsoft
5 1098 (46.98%) VMware
6 701 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 700 (29.95%) MS Exchange
8 660 (28.24%) Citrix
9 611 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 533 (22.81%) Windows 7
11 531 (22.72%) DNS
12 521 (22.29%) Windows XP
13 493 (21.10%) SQL
14 471 (20.15%) Security Cleared
15 450 (19.26%) HP
16 433 (18.53%) ITIL
17 416 (17.80%) DHCP
18 404 (17.29%) SAN
19 402 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 385 (16.47%) SQL Server
21 376 (16.09%) MS Office
22 371 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2010
23 339 (14.51%) MS Excel
24 337 (14.42%) SC Cleared
25 315 (13.48%) Cisco
26 308 (13.18%) Firewall
27 300 (12.84%) Linux
28 298 (12.75%) SCCM
29 291 (12.45%) vSphere
30 289 (12.37%) Finance

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 700 (29.95%) MS Exchange
2 371 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 249 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 248 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 248 (10.61%) SharePoint
4 248 (10.61%) IIS
5 130 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 109 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 108 (4.62%) Lync
8 54 (2.31%) Apache
9 46 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
10 42 (1.80%) Tomcat
11 38 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 36 (1.54%) IBM Notes
13 29 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (1.03%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
16 20 (0.86%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.73%) WorkSite
18 16 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 376 (16.09%) MS Office
2 339 (14.51%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.28%) MS Project
4 22 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.086%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.043%) CATIA
9 1 (0.043%) InDesign
9 1 (0.043%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.43%) assyst
4 6 (0.26%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.086%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.086%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.086%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.086%) Maximo
7 2 (0.086%) Agresso
7 2 (0.086%) Summit
7 2 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.043%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.043%) BPCS
8 1 (0.043%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.51%) Office 365
2 26 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.60%) Google Apps
4 13 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.17%) SaaS
6 4 (0.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) IaaS
7 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.086%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.043%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 531 (22.72%) DNS
2 416 (17.80%) DHCP
3 404 (17.29%) SAN
4 308 (13.18%) Firewall
5 280 (11.98%) TCP/IP
6 259 (11.08%) LAN
7 231 (9.88%) WAN
8 97 (4.15%) VPN
8 97 (4.15%) Internet
9 96 (4.11%) NAS
10 84 (3.59%) VLAN
11 76 (3.25%) VoIP
12 56 (2.40%) Wireless
13 55 (2.35%) SSL
14 54 (2.31%) Network Security
14 54 (2.31%) NetScaler
15 49 (2.10%) MPLS
16 42 (1.80%) LDAP
17 33 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 64 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
5 61 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 52 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (1.84%) MySQL
8 42 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 37 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 24 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.81%) MS Access
14 19 (0.81%) DTS
15 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.68%) EDRMS
17 15 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (1.37%) MSI
2 28 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.73%) TestDirector
5 16 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (0.64%) StarTeam
7 14 (0.60%) JIRA
7 14 (0.60%) WinRunner
7 14 (0.60%) Subversion
8 11 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.43%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.30%) FinalBuilder
12 6 (0.26%) Hudson
12 6 (0.26%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.17%) Log4Net
14 3 (0.13%) PVCS
14 3 (0.13%) Toad
14 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
14 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 289 (12.37%) Finance
2 111 (4.75%) Banking
3 75 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.01%) Law
5 30 (1.28%) Retail
6 28 (1.20%) Advertising
7 24 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.94%) Legal
10 20 (0.86%) Back Office
11 18 (0.77%) Billing
12 17 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.68%) Publishing
13 16 (0.68%) Marketing
14 10 (0.43%) Military
15 8 (0.34%) Local Government
15 8 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.26%) Front Office
17 5 (0.21%) Games
18 3 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 428 (18.31%) Analyst
2 255 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 254 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 213 (9.11%) Support Analyst
5 170 (7.27%) Administrator
6 166 (7.10%) Server Engineer
7 149 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 142 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 119 (5.09%) Consultant
10 115 (4.92%) Desktop Support
11 89 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
12 87 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
13 86 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 86 (3.68%) Wintel Engineer
14 67 (2.87%) Desktop Engineer
15 59 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 59 (2.52%) IT Support
16 56 (2.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 55 (2.35%) Developer
17 55 (2.35%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (5.52%) .NET
2 63 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 57 (2.44%) HTML
4 51 (2.18%) Web Services
5 39 (1.67%) XML
6 26 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 26 (1.11%) Application Packaging
7 24 (1.03%) JSP
8 22 (0.94%) Middleware
9 18 (0.77%) jQuery
10 17 (0.73%) WCF
11 14 (0.60%) Ajax
11 14 (0.60%) CSS
12 12 (0.51%) COM+
12 12 (0.51%) Software Packaging
13 10 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (0.39%) SOAP
15 8 (0.34%) X-Windows
15 8 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 7 (0.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (10.18%) Clustering
2 179 (7.66%) Blackberry
3 142 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (3.94%) Replication
5 61 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 61 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 37 (1.58%) PDA
7 35 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 22 (0.94%) iPad
9 20 (0.86%) PKI
10 19 (0.81%) iPhone
11 17 (0.73%) Open Source
11 17 (0.73%) Cryptography
12 16 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.56%) NHS
13 13 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.43%) IVR
14 10 (0.43%) Computer Science
15 9 (0.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2337 (100.00%) Windows
2 1817 (77.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 701 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 533 (22.81%) Windows 7
5 521 (22.29%) Windows XP
6 300 (12.84%) Linux
7 194 (8.30%) UNIX
8 114 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 106 (4.54%) Windows 2000
11 99 (4.24%) Windows 8
12 67 (2.87%) Windows Vista
13 51 (2.18%) Solaris
14 38 (1.63%) CentOS
15 32 (1.37%) Windows NT
16 28 (1.20%) Ubuntu
16 28 (1.20%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.11%) AIX
18 25 (1.07%) Android
19 15 (0.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (18.53%) ITIL
2 286 (12.24%) Migration
3 140 (5.99%) Change Management
4 133 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 102 (4.36%) Project Management
6 95 (4.07%) Incident Management
7 94 (4.02%) Service Management
8 92 (3.94%) Service Delivery
9 79 (3.38%) Configuration Management
9 79 (3.38%) Problem Management
10 52 (2.23%) Load Balancing
11 49 (2.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 48 (2.05%) Time Management
13 47 (2.01%) Workflow
14 46 (1.97%) Business Continuity
14 46 (1.97%) PRINCE2
15 45 (1.93%) CRM
15 45 (1.93%) Validation
15 45 (1.93%) Change Control
16 42 (1.80%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 493 (21.10%) SQL
2 266 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 111 (4.75%) VB
4 94 (4.02%) VBScript
5 84 (3.59%) C#
6 69 (2.95%) JavaScript
7 47 (2.01%) C
7 47 (2.01%) Java
8 45 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 41 (1.75%) Perl
10 36 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.07%) Python
12 23 (0.98%) PHP
13 19 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.64%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.56%) Korn
17 10 (0.43%) VBA
18 9 (0.39%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 471 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 402 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 337 (14.42%) SC Cleared
4 274 (11.72%) MCSE
5 126 (5.39%) MCITP
6 121 (5.18%) DV Cleared
7 84 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (3.38%) MCP
9 75 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 72 (3.08%) CCNA
11 65 (2.78%) Degree
12 60 (2.57%) MCTS
13 56 (2.40%) MCSA
14 37 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
15 35 (1.50%) ISTQB
16 31 (1.33%) CCNP
17 30 (1.28%) CCA
18 24 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 15 (0.64%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.35%) SLA
2 47 (2.01%) QA
3 18 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.086%) COBIT
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1345 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 611 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (12.45%) vSphere
4 282 (12.07%) Hyper-V
5 264 (11.30%) XenApp
6 193 (8.26%) VMware ESX
7 101 (4.32%) XenDesktop
8 82 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 80 (3.42%) XenServer
10 68 (2.91%) Terminal Services
11 51 (2.18%) VMware Server
12 49 (2.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 48 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 45 (1.93%) ISA Server
15 30 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 26 (1.11%) Xen
17 24 (1.03%) NFS
18 22 (0.94%) DFS Replication
19 21 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
20 15 (0.64%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 298 (12.75%) SCCM
2 148 (6.33%) SCOM
3 85 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 69 (2.95%) Backup Exec
5 61 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 60 (2.57%) WSUS
7 59 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 49 (2.10%) HP SIM
9 38 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (1.41%) Puppet
11 31 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
12 27 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 27 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 26 (1.11%) Nagios
14 25 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
14 25 (1.07%) Tivoli
15 22 (0.94%) ARCserve
16 20 (0.86%) BladeLogic
16 20 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
17 18 (0.77%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1111 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 1098 (46.98%) VMware
3 660 (28.24%) Citrix
4 450 (19.26%) HP
5 315 (13.48%) Cisco
6 171 (7.32%) Oracle
7 162 (6.93%) Red Hat
8 140 (5.99%) Symantec
9 137 (5.86%) NetApp
10 127 (5.43%) EMC
11 123 (5.26%) Dell
12 108 (4.62%) IBM
13 95 (4.07%) McAfee
14 78 (3.34%) Juniper
15 72 (3.08%) 3PAR
16 62 (2.65%) Altiris
17 58 (2.48%) CheckPoint
18 49 (2.10%) Veritas
18 49 (2.10%) Veeam
19 44 (1.88%) CA
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Antrim
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago