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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 100 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1076 1161 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 2.18% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.98% 9.96% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 559 490
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £297
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 127 155
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.31 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.48 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%

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
11984 11652 9784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 21.87% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6810 6359 5172
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1066 1012
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -12 969 £350 +16.66% 265
London +4 328 £400 +23.07% 71
South East -4 281 £338 +12.50% 67
Hampshire -7 95 £300 - 13
City of London +1 84 £400 +9.21% 25
South West +8 80 £370 +80.48% 32
Berkshire -1 78 £400 +48.14% 20
North West -20 78 £325 +18.18% 25
East of England +19 70 £225 -4.25% 17
Scotland -21 66 £315 -4.54% 8
West Midlands -8 51 £276 -18.75% 18
Yorkshire -31 37 £270 -13.60% 19
Buckinghamshire -6 36 £395 +66.31% 15
Manchester +8 34 £270 -12.90% 8
Reading -3 32 £357 +34.52% 9
Hook +4 31 £347 +10.57%
East Midlands -5 30 £435 +39.64% 12
Hertfordshire +20 29 £375 +68.53% 4
Surrey -6 29 £325 -7.14% 13
Wiltshire +27 28 £350 +7.69% 7
Milton Keynes -2 25 £383 +27.50% 3
Edinburgh -5 22 £310 -4.61% 2
Bracknell +7 21 £331 +69.87%
Gloucestershire -8 19 £425 +109.87% 10
West Yorkshire -26 18 £225 -4.76% 11
Cheshire -17 17 £373 +36.69% 11
West Sussex -10 16 £400 +33.33% 2
Watford +24 15 £438 -
Bristol 0 15 £375 -11.76% 6
North East -7 15 £285 +16.32% 4

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2130 (100.00%) Windows
2 1634 (76.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1197 (56.20%) Active Directory
4 1005 (47.18%) VMware
5 957 (44.93%) Microsoft
6 764 (35.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 604 (28.36%) MS Exchange
8 571 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 536 (25.16%) Citrix
10 468 (21.97%) Windows 7
11 458 (21.50%) SQL
12 417 (19.58%) ITIL
13 416 (19.53%) Windows XP
14 409 (19.20%) DNS
15 392 (18.40%) HP
16 385 (18.08%) Security Cleared
17 379 (17.79%) SAN
18 362 (17.00%) SQL Server
19 354 (16.62%) Migration
20 338 (15.87%) DHCP
21 332 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2010
22 328 (15.40%) Cisco
23 310 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
24 307 (14.41%) SCCM
25 297 (13.94%) Hyper-V
26 285 (13.38%) MS Office
27 280 (13.15%) Firewall
28 273 (12.82%) Finance
29 270 (12.68%) SC Cleared
30 263 (12.35%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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
1 604 (28.36%) MS Exchange
2 332 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 229 (10.75%) IIS
4 197 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 196 (9.20%) SharePoint
6 194 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 96 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 95 (4.46%) Lync
9 88 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 42 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (1.88%) Apache
12 32 (1.50%) Tomcat
13 31 (1.46%) IBM Notes
14 27 (1.27%) WebSphere
15 24 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
16 22 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
16 22 (1.03%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
17 18 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 285 (13.38%) MS Office
2 263 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.03%) MS Project
5 12 (0.56%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.094%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.047%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
4 8 (0.38%) assyst
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.14%) Eikon
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) Agresso
7 2 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.094%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.047%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.047%) Magento
8 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.76%) Office 365
2 31 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.28%) PaaS
5 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.094%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.094%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.094%) SaaS
7 1 (0.047%) IaaS
7 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.047%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 409 (19.20%) DNS
2 379 (17.79%) SAN
3 338 (15.87%) DHCP
4 280 (13.15%) Firewall
5 259 (12.16%) LAN
6 246 (11.55%) TCP/IP
7 243 (11.41%) WAN
8 109 (5.12%) VPN
9 99 (4.65%) NAS
10 83 (3.90%) VLAN
11 71 (3.33%) Internet
12 62 (2.91%) VoIP
13 57 (2.68%) Network Security
14 49 (2.30%) SSL
15 48 (2.25%) HTTP
16 44 (2.07%) MPLS
17 35 (1.64%) LDAP
18 32 (1.50%) FTP
19 31 (1.46%) Wireless
20 29 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 114 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 58 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 56 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 46 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (1.92%) MySQL
8 39 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.80%) DTS
16 16 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.75%) MS Access
16 16 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (0.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 38 (1.78%) MSI
2 24 (1.13%) TestDirector
3 23 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (1.08%) StarTeam
3 23 (1.08%) JIRA
4 22 (1.03%) Subversion
4 22 (1.03%) WinRunner
5 19 (0.89%) Hudson
5 19 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.28%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.19%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.094%) Toad
13 1 (0.047%) JDeveloper
General
1 273 (12.82%) Finance
2 95 (4.46%) Banking
3 75 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.74%) Law
5 27 (1.27%) Retail
6 24 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.94%) Legal
8 19 (0.89%) Advertising
9 18 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.80%) Publishing
11 16 (0.75%) Billing
12 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.47%) Military
14 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.33%) Local Government
15 7 (0.33%) Back Office
16 6 (0.28%) Marketing
17 5 (0.23%) Front Office
18 4 (0.19%) Japanese Language
19 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 348 (16.34%) Analyst
2 249 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 223 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 180 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 151 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 149 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 144 (6.76%) Administrator
8 135 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
9 134 (6.29%) Consultant
10 108 (5.07%) Desktop Support
11 73 (3.43%) Architect
11 73 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
12 70 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 70 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
13 68 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 62 (2.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 59 (2.77%) Windows Server Engineer
16 58 (2.72%) IT Support
17 55 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 55 (2.58%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (5.49%) .NET
2 40 (1.88%) HTML
3 38 (1.78%) ASP.NET
3 38 (1.78%) Web Services
4 32 (1.50%) XML
4 32 (1.50%) Middleware
5 31 (1.46%) Application Packaging
6 24 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 19 (0.89%) SOAP
8 16 (0.75%) JSP
9 13 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (0.52%) LAMP
11 10 (0.47%) J2EE
12 8 (0.38%) COM+
12 8 (0.38%) WCF
13 7 (0.33%) X-Windows
14 6 (0.28%) XML Messaging
14 6 (0.28%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.23%) jQuery
15 5 (0.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 214 (10.05%) Clustering
2 128 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (5.82%) Blackberry
4 61 (2.86%) Replication
5 46 (2.16%) PDA
6 44 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 34 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 24 (1.13%) Symmetrix
9 22 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.03%) Symmetrix DMX
10 20 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.80%) NHS
11 17 (0.80%) Wiki
11 17 (0.80%) iPhone
12 16 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 15 (0.70%) iPad
13 15 (0.70%) CLARiiON
13 15 (0.70%) Cryptography
14 14 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2130 (100.00%) Windows
2 1634 (76.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 764 (35.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 468 (21.97%) Windows 7
5 416 (19.53%) Windows XP
6 217 (10.19%) Linux
7 163 (7.65%) UNIX
8 116 (5.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 102 (4.79%) Windows 8
10 98 (4.60%) Windows 2000
11 76 (3.57%) Solaris
12 71 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 62 (2.91%) Windows Vista
14 51 (2.39%) Ubuntu
15 46 (2.16%) CentOS
16 34 (1.60%) AIX
17 31 (1.46%) Windows NT
18 29 (1.36%) HPUX
19 25 (1.17%) Android
20 22 (1.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (19.58%) ITIL
2 354 (16.62%) Migration
3 128 (6.01%) Change Management
4 110 (5.16%) Project Management
5 106 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (4.23%) Service Management
7 73 (3.43%) Service Delivery
8 72 (3.38%) Configuration Management
9 66 (3.10%) Incident Management
10 64 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
11 58 (2.72%) Problem Management
11 58 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
12 52 (2.44%) Change Control
13 51 (2.39%) Performance Monitoring
14 50 (2.35%) Test Scripting
15 46 (2.16%) PRINCE2
16 45 (2.11%) Workflow
17 43 (2.02%) CRM
17 43 (2.02%) Time Management
18 40 (1.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 458 (21.50%) SQL
2 224 (10.52%) PowerShell
3 99 (4.65%) VBScript
4 92 (4.32%) VB
5 53 (2.49%) C#
6 45 (2.11%) Java
7 44 (2.07%) JavaScript
8 36 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 36 (1.69%) C
9 28 (1.31%) Perl
9 28 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.03%) Python
11 21 (0.99%) PHP
12 16 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.47%) Ruby
15 9 (0.42%) Korn
16 6 (0.28%) VBA
17 5 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 385 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 310 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 270 (12.68%) SC Cleared
4 219 (10.28%) MCSE
5 119 (5.59%) DV Cleared
6 109 (5.12%) MCITP
7 98 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
8 82 (3.85%) CCNA
9 76 (3.57%) MCP
10 61 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (2.68%) Degree
12 52 (2.44%) MCSA
13 45 (2.11%) MCTS
14 38 (1.78%) ISTQB
15 29 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
17 24 (1.13%) CCA
17 24 (1.13%) CCNP
18 13 (0.61%) RHCE
18 13 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.60%) SLA
2 40 (1.88%) QA
3 15 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1197 (56.20%) Active Directory
2 571 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 297 (13.94%) Hyper-V
4 223 (10.47%) vSphere
5 206 (9.67%) XenApp
6 161 (7.56%) VMware ESX
7 86 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (3.99%) XenDesktop
9 70 (3.29%) Terminal Services
10 57 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 52 (2.44%) XenServer
12 46 (2.16%) VMware Server
13 44 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 44 (2.07%) ISA Server
14 26 (1.22%) Samba
15 25 (1.17%) Xen
16 20 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
17 19 (0.89%) Postfix
17 19 (0.89%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 307 (14.41%) SCCM
2 130 (6.10%) SCOM
3 71 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 64 (3.00%) WSUS
5 48 (2.25%) NetBackup
6 47 (2.21%) Backup Exec
7 44 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 36 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
9 34 (1.60%) Puppet
10 32 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
11 28 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
12 23 (1.08%) HP SIM
13 21 (0.99%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.94%) Netcool
14 20 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (0.85%) Nagios
16 17 (0.80%) ARCserve
16 17 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
17 16 (0.75%) Tivoli
18 14 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1005 (47.18%) VMware
2 957 (44.93%) Microsoft
3 536 (25.16%) Citrix
4 392 (18.40%) HP
5 328 (15.40%) Cisco
6 185 (8.69%) Oracle
7 152 (7.14%) NetApp
8 143 (6.71%) Red Hat
9 123 (5.77%) EMC
10 101 (4.74%) McAfee
11 88 (4.13%) Symantec
12 85 (3.99%) Dell
13 83 (3.90%) IBM
14 60 (2.82%) 3PAR
15 58 (2.72%) Juniper
16 46 (2.16%) CheckPoint
17 43 (2.02%) F5
18 40 (1.88%) Lotus
19 38 (1.78%) Veritas
20 33 (1.55%) CA
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £80 - £90 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £245 to £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago