The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 70 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 53 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 2.43% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% 12.25% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 13
Average daily rate
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£265 £340 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +112.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.20 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £21.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
Windows Server 2003
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
515 449 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 19.83% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 208 142
Average daily rate £316 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.14 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the West Midlands region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the West Midlands region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Birmingham -13 15 £200 -31.03% 7
Coventry +6 11 £310 -31.11% 4
Staffordshire -5 6 - - 2
Warwickshire -1 5 £150 -62.50% 1
Dudley - 4 £300 -
Herefordshire -4 3 £200 -
Worcestershire -3 2 £375 +17.18% 1
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (80.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (65.74%) Active Directory
4 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
4 47 (43.52%) VMware
5 38 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (33.33%) Citrix
7 34 (31.48%) ITIL
8 28 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (22.22%) DHCP
10 24 (22.22%) MS Office
11 23 (21.30%) DNS
12 22 (20.37%) SCCM
13 20 (18.52%) XenApp
13 20 (18.52%) Windows 7
13 20 (18.52%) Windows XP
14 19 (17.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (15.74%) SAN
16 16 (14.81%) Finance
17 15 (13.89%) HP
18 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
19 13 (12.04%) SLA
19 13 (12.04%) SQL
19 13 (12.04%) NetApp
19 13 (12.04%) Migration
19 13 (12.04%) SCOM
20 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
20 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
20 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 28 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.48%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (6.48%) IIS
5 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.85%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (22.22%) MS Office
2 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) DHCP
2 23 (21.30%) DNS
3 17 (15.74%) SAN
4 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.19%) LAN
5 10 (9.26%) WAN
6 7 (6.48%) Internet
7 6 (5.56%) VLAN
7 6 (5.56%) NAS
8 4 (3.70%) Intranet
9 3 (2.78%) VPN
10 2 (1.85%) Wireless
10 2 (1.85%) Firewall
10 2 (1.85%) SMS
11 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.93%) VoIP
11 1 (0.93%) Broadband
11 1 (0.93%) 3G
11 1 (0.93%) SSH
11 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Server Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 17 (15.74%) Support Engineer
6 16 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (12.04%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (9.26%) Desktop Support
10 9 (8.33%) Administrator
11 7 (6.48%) Service Analyst
11 7 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 6 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Analyst
13 5 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
13 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) PDA
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.63%) Clustering
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) iSeries
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (80.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 20 (18.52%) Windows XP
5 19 (17.59%) Windows 2000 Server
6 12 (11.11%) Windows 2000
7 8 (7.41%) Linux
8 6 (5.56%) UNIX
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.78%) Solaris
11 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.93%) CentOS
12 1 (0.93%) Fedora
12 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) Migration
3 7 (6.48%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.70%) Change Management
5 4 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.85%) Project Management
7 2 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.85%) Software Distribution
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.93%) Time Management
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.93%) E-Commerce
8 1 (0.93%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) SQL
2 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.78%) VB
4 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.93%) HP APS
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCA
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (65.74%) Active Directory
2 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (18.52%) XenApp
4 11 (10.19%) vSphere
5 6 (5.56%) XenServer
5 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.63%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.93%) Xen
9 1 (0.93%) Postfix
9 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.70%) SCSM
5 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.78%) OpenView
6 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.85%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.93%) WSUS
7 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
1 47 (43.52%) VMware
2 36 (33.33%) Citrix
3 15 (13.89%) HP
4 13 (12.04%) NetApp
5 10 (9.26%) IBM
6 8 (7.41%) Lotus
7 6 (5.56%) EMC
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco
8 5 (4.63%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) Symantec
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.85%) McAfee
10 2 (1.85%) CommVault
11 1 (0.93%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.93%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.93%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.93%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.93%) CA
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