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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 100 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1088 1195 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.19% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.87% 9.94% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 593 569
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 122 143
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £32.95 £84.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% -2.55%

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
12272 12027 10115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.08% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6955 6714 5422
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1034 993
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 £36.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -14 986 £345 +15.00% 272
London -26 310 £388 +19.23% 78
South East -9 268 £360 +20.15% 61
South West +26 93 £370 +13.84% 22
Hampshire -9 88 £325 +8.33% 18
City of London -10 82 £371 +14.23% 21
North West -33 74 £323 +19.60% 34
East of England +23 70 £263 +16.66% 21
Scotland -20 64 £320 +2.40% 7
West Midlands -17 62 £265 -8.62% 20
Yorkshire -19 57 £275 -12.00% 18
Berkshire -22 51 £417 +43.79% 15
Surrey +14 41 £350 -6.66% 9
East Midlands +5 41 £269 +5.39% 15
Buckinghamshire -6 37 £395 +46.97% 9
Manchester +12 33 £271 -22.50% 15
Hertfordshire +22 31 £375 +167.85% 10
West Yorkshire -7 29 £225 -28.00% 11
Wiltshire +30 27 £350 +7.69% 3
Hook +1 26 £350 +15.22%
Milton Keynes -3 25 £360 +20.00% 3
Edinburgh -5 23 £320 +52.38% 1
Gloucestershire -6 22 £450 +122.22% 7
South Yorkshire -1 18 £275 +29.41% 5
Reading -19 18 £417 +45.04% 8
Bristol +6 17 £338 -20.58% 5
Erskine +1 17 £339 -1.09%
Renfrewshire -1 17 £339 -1.09%
Somerset +17 16 £238 -26.76%
Bracknell +3 16 £456 +70.56%

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2114 (100.00%) Windows
2 1628 (77.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 1170 (55.35%) Active Directory
4 992 (46.93%) VMware
5 947 (44.80%) Microsoft
6 775 (36.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 574 (27.15%) MS Exchange
8 561 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 523 (24.74%) Citrix
10 479 (22.66%) Windows 7
11 451 (21.33%) SQL
12 408 (19.30%) ITIL
13 403 (19.06%) DNS
14 401 (18.97%) HP
15 400 (18.92%) SAN
16 383 (18.12%) Windows XP
17 372 (17.60%) Migration
18 367 (17.36%) Security Cleared
19 352 (16.65%) SQL Server
20 349 (16.51%) Cisco
21 330 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
22 320 (15.14%) DHCP
23 308 (14.57%) SCCM
24 285 (13.48%) MS Office
25 281 (13.29%) MS Excel
26 280 (13.25%) Finance
27 279 (13.20%) Firewall
28 274 (12.96%) Hyper-V
29 273 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
30 266 (12.58%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 574 (27.15%) MS Exchange
2 330 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 218 (10.31%) IIS
4 194 (9.18%) SharePoint
5 179 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 170 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 95 (4.49%) Lync
8 83 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 78 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 48 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
11 34 (1.61%) IBM Notes
11 34 (1.61%) Apache
12 27 (1.28%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
14 20 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (0.90%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
16 18 (0.85%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 285 (13.48%) MS Office
2 281 (13.29%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.14%) MS Project
5 15 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
6 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.095%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.47%) ResourceLink
3 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.38%) assyst
5 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.19%) Primavera
6 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.19%) Eikon
7 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.095%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.095%) Agresso
8 2 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.047%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.047%) Magento
9 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 84 (3.97%) Office 365
2 32 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.19%) SaaS
6 4 (0.19%) IaaS
7 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.095%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.047%) Yammer
9 1 (0.047%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.047%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.047%) Symantec.cloud
9 1 (0.047%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 403 (19.06%) DNS
2 400 (18.92%) SAN
3 320 (15.14%) DHCP
4 279 (13.20%) Firewall
5 266 (12.58%) LAN
6 253 (11.97%) WAN
7 230 (10.88%) TCP/IP
8 116 (5.49%) VPN
9 104 (4.92%) NAS
10 84 (3.97%) VLAN
11 73 (3.45%) Internet
12 62 (2.93%) VoIP
13 58 (2.74%) Network Security
14 50 (2.37%) SSL
15 48 (2.27%) MPLS
16 46 (2.18%) HTTP
17 34 (1.61%) Wireless
18 33 (1.56%) LDAP
19 29 (1.37%) SMTP
19 29 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (16.65%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (5.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 54 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.70%) MySQL
9 31 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 29 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.80%) DTS
16 16 (0.76%) MS Access
17 14 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
19 10 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (1.84%) MSI
2 24 (1.14%) StarTeam
3 23 (1.09%) TestDirector
3 23 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (1.04%) JIRA
4 22 (1.04%) WinRunner
5 20 (0.95%) Subversion
6 18 (0.85%) Hudson
6 18 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 16 (0.76%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.28%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.28%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.24%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
14 1 (0.047%) Ant
14 1 (0.047%) Oracle APEX
General
1 280 (13.25%) Finance
2 93 (4.40%) Banking
3 67 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.47%) Law
5 27 (1.28%) Retail
6 25 (1.18%) Legal
7 23 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.80%) Billing
10 15 (0.71%) Advertising
11 11 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.47%) Publishing
13 8 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.33%) Back Office
14 7 (0.33%) Military
15 6 (0.28%) Local Government
16 4 (0.19%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.19%) Front Office
17 3 (0.14%) Games
17 3 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 329 (15.56%) Analyst
2 256 (12.11%) Support Engineer
3 217 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 163 (7.71%) Server Engineer
5 160 (7.57%) Administrator
6 150 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 136 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 134 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
9 133 (6.29%) Consultant
10 98 (4.64%) Desktop Support
11 81 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
12 80 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 77 (3.64%) Architect
14 72 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
15 69 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
16 60 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (2.84%) Windows Server Engineer
17 58 (2.74%) Project Manager
18 54 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 53 (2.51%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (5.58%) .NET
2 37 (1.75%) HTML
3 35 (1.66%) ASP.NET
3 35 (1.66%) Web Services
4 33 (1.56%) Middleware
5 30 (1.42%) Application Packaging
6 28 (1.32%) XML
7 24 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 19 (0.90%) SOAP
9 15 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (0.61%) JSP
11 10 (0.47%) LAMP
12 9 (0.43%) J2EE
12 9 (0.43%) WCF
13 8 (0.38%) Software Packaging
13 8 (0.38%) X-Windows
14 6 (0.28%) Ajax
14 6 (0.28%) XML Messaging
14 6 (0.28%) COM+
14 6 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.93%) Clustering
2 118 (5.58%) Blackberry
3 106 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.22%) Replication
6 46 (2.18%) PDA
7 37 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 37 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 24 (1.14%) Symmetrix
9 23 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.04%) Symmetrix DMX
11 21 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 17 (0.80%) NHS
14 16 (0.76%) IVR
14 16 (0.76%) Wiki
14 16 (0.76%) iPhone
15 15 (0.71%) PKI
16 14 (0.66%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 2114 (100.00%) Windows
2 1628 (77.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 775 (36.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 479 (22.66%) Windows 7
5 383 (18.12%) Windows XP
6 224 (10.60%) Linux
7 152 (7.19%) UNIX
8 124 (5.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 112 (5.30%) Windows 2000
10 93 (4.40%) Windows 8
11 77 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 72 (3.41%) Solaris
13 59 (2.79%) Windows Vista
14 51 (2.41%) Ubuntu
15 47 (2.22%) CentOS
16 35 (1.66%) AIX
17 32 (1.51%) Windows NT
18 24 (1.14%) Android
19 23 (1.09%) HPUX
20 20 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.30%) ITIL
2 372 (17.60%) Migration
3 118 (5.58%) Change Management
4 102 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 100 (4.73%) Project Management
6 98 (4.64%) Service Management
7 72 (3.41%) Configuration Management
8 66 (3.12%) Problem Management
9 65 (3.07%) Incident Management
10 64 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
11 63 (2.98%) Service Delivery
11 63 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
12 60 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
13 52 (2.46%) Workflow
14 50 (2.37%) Change Control
15 49 (2.32%) Test Scripting
16 45 (2.13%) CRM
17 41 (1.94%) PRINCE2
18 37 (1.75%) Time Management
19 34 (1.61%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (21.33%) SQL
2 227 (10.74%) PowerShell
3 99 (4.68%) VBScript
3 99 (4.68%) VB
4 51 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 47 (2.22%) C#
6 40 (1.89%) C
7 36 (1.70%) Java
8 34 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 27 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 25 (1.18%) Perl
11 23 (1.09%) Python
12 21 (0.99%) PHP
13 15 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.57%) Korn
14 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.47%) Ruby
16 9 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.28%) VBA
18 5 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 367 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 273 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 254 (12.02%) SC Cleared
4 198 (9.37%) MCSE
5 109 (5.16%) DV Cleared
6 98 (4.64%) MCITP
7 92 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 76 (3.60%) CCNA
9 61 (2.89%) MCP
10 60 (2.84%) Degree
11 57 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 48 (2.27%) MCSA
13 37 (1.75%) MCTS
14 36 (1.70%) ISTQB
15 32 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
17 23 (1.09%) CCA
18 17 (0.80%) CCNP
19 15 (0.71%) RHCE
20 11 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.69%) SLA
2 42 (1.99%) QA
3 17 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1170 (55.35%) Active Directory
2 561 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 219 (10.36%) vSphere
5 211 (9.98%) XenApp
6 173 (8.18%) VMware ESX
7 92 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 88 (4.16%) XenDesktop
9 69 (3.26%) Terminal Services
10 59 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (2.55%) XenServer
12 41 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 41 (1.94%) ISA Server
13 40 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 28 (1.32%) Samba
15 27 (1.28%) Xen
16 22 (1.04%) NFS
17 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 19 (0.90%) SRDF
18 17 (0.80%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 308 (14.57%) SCCM
2 127 (6.01%) SCOM
3 74 (3.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 67 (3.17%) WSUS
5 44 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
6 41 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 41 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 37 (1.75%) Backup Exec
8 34 (1.61%) Puppet
9 30 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
11 22 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 21 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 20 (0.95%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.90%) ARCserve
14 19 (0.90%) Netcool
15 18 (0.85%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.80%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.80%) Nagios
16 17 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 992 (46.93%) VMware
2 947 (44.80%) Microsoft
3 523 (24.74%) Citrix
4 401 (18.97%) HP
5 349 (16.51%) Cisco
6 179 (8.47%) Oracle
7 164 (7.76%) NetApp
8 147 (6.95%) Red Hat
9 134 (6.34%) EMC
10 104 (4.92%) McAfee
11 86 (4.07%) Symantec
12 83 (3.93%) Dell
13 82 (3.88%) IBM
14 68 (3.22%) 3PAR
15 62 (2.93%) Juniper
16 60 (2.84%) CheckPoint
17 42 (1.99%) Lotus
17 42 (1.99%) F5
18 34 (1.61%) Remedy
19 33 (1.56%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago