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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 111 74 63
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1056 1269 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 2.40% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.60% 10.36% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 695 683
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 109 140
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.46 £15.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -16.55%

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
12286 12253 10953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.00% 23.15% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7211 6953 5956
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1023 1010
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -35 966 £320 +6.66% 216
London -34 319 £339 +0.37% 75
South East -39 209 £338 +8.87% 54
City of London -15 98 £350 +9.37% 20
East of England +13 97 £225 +12.50% 18
South West +16 88 £325 - 8
Yorkshire -9 64 £275 +48.64% 19
West Midlands -8 61 £250 -17.49% 17
Hampshire -29 60 £300 -7.69% 11
Scotland -20 56 £300 - 6
North West -58 54 £265 +3.92% 19
East Midlands +12 49 £328 +11.96% 4
Surrey +2 49 £388 +29.16% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 39 £338 +0.67% 12
West Yorkshire -15 34 £296 +60.13% 14
Hertfordshire 0 31 £385 +128.14% 4
Milton Keynes +10 26 £323 -6.65% 5
Norfolk +14 25 £175 +7.69% 1
North East -9 25 £235 -5.90% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 24 £299 +26.45% 4
Berkshire -47 24 £338 +14.40% 14
Leeds -27 23 £375 +102.70% 7
Tyne and Wear -10 20 £226 -3.06% 3
Manchester -16 20 £263 -12.50% 10
Gloucestershire +14 19 £420 +211.11% 2
Wiltshire -2 19 £350 +7.69% 1
South Yorkshire -8 19 £275 +139.13% 2
Somerset +17 17 £225 -33.33%
Derbyshire +10 17 £415 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 17 £226 -3.06% 1

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2158 (100.00%) Windows
2 1631 (75.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 1247 (57.78%) Active Directory
4 1026 (47.54%) VMware
5 962 (44.58%) Microsoft
6 789 (36.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 559 (25.90%) MS Exchange
8 556 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 548 (25.39%) Citrix
10 474 (21.96%) Windows 7
11 467 (21.64%) SQL
12 446 (20.67%) ITIL
13 423 (19.60%) SAN
14 406 (18.81%) HP
15 404 (18.72%) DNS
16 402 (18.63%) Migration
17 400 (18.54%) SQL Server
18 395 (18.30%) Cisco
19 367 (17.01%) Windows XP
20 338 (15.66%) Security Cleared
21 330 (15.29%) DHCP
22 310 (14.37%) SCCM
23 308 (14.27%) Exchange Server 2010
24 302 (13.99%) Finance
25 291 (13.48%) MS Excel
26 288 (13.35%) MS Office
27 286 (13.25%) Firewall
28 269 (12.47%) PowerShell
29 251 (11.63%) LAN
29 251 (11.63%) WAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 559 (25.90%) MS Exchange
2 308 (14.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 243 (11.26%) IIS
4 225 (10.43%) SharePoint
5 180 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 175 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 76 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 76 (3.52%) Lync
8 71 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 45 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 31 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 26 (1.20%) Apache
13 25 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
14 16 (0.74%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.70%) JBoss
15 15 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.60%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 291 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 288 (13.35%) MS Office
3 23 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.02%) MS Project
5 17 (0.79%) PaintShop Pro
6 16 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.046%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.42%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.19%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.19%) Primavera
5 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.14%) Eikon
6 3 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.093%) Agresso
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.093%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.046%) Line 500
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 91 (4.22%) Office 365
2 45 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.32%) IaaS
5 6 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.19%) SaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Yammer
8 2 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.093%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.046%) Symantec.cloud
9 1 (0.046%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 423 (19.60%) SAN
2 404 (18.72%) DNS
3 330 (15.29%) DHCP
4 286 (13.25%) Firewall
5 251 (11.63%) WAN
5 251 (11.63%) LAN
6 232 (10.75%) TCP/IP
7 112 (5.19%) VPN
8 111 (5.14%) NAS
9 75 (3.48%) VLAN
10 65 (3.01%) Internet
11 58 (2.69%) Network Security
11 58 (2.69%) VoIP
12 53 (2.46%) MPLS
13 48 (2.22%) SSL
13 48 (2.22%) Wireless
14 34 (1.58%) SMTP
15 32 (1.48%) LDAP
16 31 (1.44%) BIG-IP
16 31 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 140 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 27 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.25%) MySQL
10 26 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.93%) DTS
13 18 (0.83%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.46%) DB2
16 10 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (2.13%) MSI
2 21 (0.97%) Subversion
3 20 (0.93%) JIRA
4 16 (0.74%) Hudson
4 16 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 15 (0.70%) HP UFT
6 14 (0.65%) WinRunner
7 12 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.51%) StarTeam
8 11 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.32%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 6 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
11 5 (0.23%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.14%) NUnit
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.093%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 302 (13.99%) Finance
2 84 (3.89%) Banking
3 42 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.62%) Retail
5 30 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.25%) Law
7 25 (1.16%) Legal
8 15 (0.70%) Publishing
9 13 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.42%) Back Office
12 8 (0.37%) Military
12 8 (0.37%) Advertising
13 6 (0.28%) Local Government
13 6 (0.28%) Marketing
14 5 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.19%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.19%) Front Office
16 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (16.03%) Analyst
2 266 (12.33%) Support Engineer
3 215 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 155 (7.18%) Server Engineer
5 154 (7.14%) Administrator
6 149 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 144 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 144 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 131 (6.07%) Consultant
9 111 (5.14%) Desktop Support
10 83 (3.85%) Architect
11 80 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
12 79 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 69 (3.20%) Wintel Engineer
14 64 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
15 63 (2.92%) Windows Server Engineer
16 60 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 58 (2.69%) Project Manager
18 57 (2.64%) Service Analyst
18 57 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.14%) .NET
2 31 (1.44%) ASP.NET
2 31 (1.44%) XML
2 31 (1.44%) Application Packaging
3 30 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 30 (1.39%) HTML
4 26 (1.20%) Web Services
5 21 (0.97%) Middleware
6 15 (0.70%) SOAP
7 12 (0.56%) XSD
7 12 (0.56%) WinForms
7 12 (0.56%) WPF
8 10 (0.46%) X-Windows
9 9 (0.42%) CSS
9 9 (0.42%) jQuery
10 8 (0.37%) J2EE
10 8 (0.37%) Ajax
11 7 (0.32%) COM+
11 7 (0.32%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 221 (10.24%) Clustering
2 174 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 122 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (4.77%) Blackberry
5 54 (2.50%) Replication
6 46 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 42 (1.95%) EMC VNX
8 33 (1.53%) PDA
9 32 (1.48%) Thin Client
9 32 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 25 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.11%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.07%) HP Storage
13 21 (0.97%) CLARiiON
14 20 (0.93%) Symmetrix
14 20 (0.93%) Symmetrix DMX
15 18 (0.83%) iPhone
15 18 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.83%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 2158 (100.00%) Windows
2 1631 (75.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 789 (36.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 474 (21.96%) Windows 7
5 367 (17.01%) Windows XP
6 215 (9.96%) Linux
7 159 (7.37%) UNIX
8 115 (5.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 110 (5.10%) Windows 2000
10 96 (4.45%) Windows 8
11 76 (3.52%) Solaris
12 59 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (1.90%) CentOS
14 38 (1.76%) Android
15 35 (1.62%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.62%) Windows Vista
16 32 (1.48%) AIX
17 24 (1.11%) Windows NT
18 23 (1.07%) HPUX
19 21 (0.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (20.67%) ITIL
2 402 (18.63%) Migration
3 130 (6.02%) Change Management
4 122 (5.65%) Service Management
5 117 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 104 (4.82%) Project Management
7 83 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
8 76 (3.52%) Problem Management
9 69 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
10 65 (3.01%) Configuration Management
11 62 (2.87%) Change Control
12 61 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
13 59 (2.73%) Service Delivery
14 57 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 56 (2.59%) Server Building
16 55 (2.55%) ITSM
17 51 (2.36%) Workflow
17 51 (2.36%) Performance Management
18 50 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
19 47 (2.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 467 (21.64%) SQL
2 269 (12.47%) PowerShell
3 89 (4.12%) VBScript
4 84 (3.89%) VB
5 57 (2.64%) C#
6 43 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 42 (1.95%) C
8 38 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 37 (1.71%) Perl
10 35 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 34 (1.58%) Java
12 22 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.83%) Python
14 17 (0.79%) Korn
15 14 (0.65%) PHP
16 12 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.51%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.51%) VBA
18 10 (0.46%) REXX
18 10 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 338 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 232 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 226 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 144 (6.67%) MCSE
5 95 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 88 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (3.75%) MCITP
8 70 (3.24%) CCNA
9 69 (3.20%) Degree
10 59 (2.73%) MCP
11 38 (1.76%) MCSA
12 36 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 35 (1.62%) MCTS
14 32 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.25%) ISTQB
16 17 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (0.79%) CCNP
17 13 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
18 11 (0.51%) RHCE
19 10 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.87%) SLA
2 35 (1.62%) QA
3 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1247 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 556 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 245 (11.35%) vSphere
5 236 (10.94%) XenApp
6 202 (9.36%) VMware ESX
7 100 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (3.34%) XenDesktop
9 63 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 56 (2.59%) Terminal Services
11 40 (1.85%) XenServer
12 38 (1.76%) Xen
13 36 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 34 (1.58%) VMware Server
15 31 (1.44%) ISA Server
16 28 (1.30%) Samba
17 26 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (1.16%) NFS
19 21 (0.97%) NLBS
20 18 (0.83%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 310 (14.37%) SCCM
2 132 (6.12%) SCOM
3 71 (3.29%) WSUS
4 60 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 55 (2.55%) Backup Exec
6 43 (1.99%) NetBackup
7 36 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 32 (1.48%) ARCserve
9 29 (1.34%) Puppet
10 27 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 26 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 25 (1.16%) HP SIM
12 25 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
13 23 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 22 (1.02%) Tivoli
15 18 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 15 (0.70%) AirWatch
16 15 (0.70%) SCVMM
16 15 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 1026 (47.54%) VMware
2 962 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 548 (25.39%) Citrix
4 406 (18.81%) HP
5 395 (18.30%) Cisco
6 170 (7.88%) Oracle
7 159 (7.37%) NetApp
8 143 (6.63%) EMC
9 128 (5.93%) Red Hat
10 113 (5.24%) Symantec
11 83 (3.85%) Dell
12 70 (3.24%) McAfee
13 68 (3.15%) IBM
14 65 (3.01%) CheckPoint
15 58 (2.69%) 3PAR
16 50 (2.32%) Juniper
17 48 (2.22%) CA
18 46 (2.13%) Lotus
19 44 (2.04%) F5
20 38 (1.76%) CommVault
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Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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