The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 64 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 57 60 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 3.05% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.47% 16.48% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 18
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 £185 £160 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £413 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 13
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £27.50 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
497 364 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.97% 18.51% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 161 223
Average daily rate £300 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 64
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
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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 23 July 2014.

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
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 23 July 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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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
Worcestershire +7 17 £315 - 1
Birmingham -9 12 £290 -2.52% 4
Shropshire -2 6 £315 -17.10% 4
Coventry -9 5 £250 - 4
Warwickshire -9 4 £200 -33.33% 1
Staffordshire +3 2 £255 - 1
Herefordshire +2 2 - -
Solihull +1 2 £200 +25.00% 2
Wolverhampton +2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (68.94%) Active Directory
4 66 (50.00%) VMware
5 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 45 (34.09%) Citrix
6 45 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (28.79%) XenApp
7 38 (28.79%) SCCM
8 33 (25.00%) HP
9 32 (24.24%) MS Exchange
10 31 (23.48%) Windows 7
11 29 (21.97%) PowerShell
12 28 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 28 (21.21%) SAN
13 27 (20.45%) DNS
13 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (19.70%) vSphere
14 26 (19.70%) Windows XP
15 23 (17.42%) Migration
15 23 (17.42%) XenDesktop
15 23 (17.42%) DHCP
16 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
17 20 (15.15%) SCOM
18 19 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2003
19 18 (13.64%) SQL
20 17 (12.88%) SQL Server
20 17 (12.88%) LAN
20 17 (12.88%) Blackberry
21 16 (12.12%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 32 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (6.06%) IIS
4 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.27%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.52%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.52%) Lync
9 1 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Office
2 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.21%) SAN
2 27 (20.45%) DNS
3 23 (17.42%) DHCP
4 17 (12.88%) LAN
5 15 (11.36%) NAS
6 14 (10.61%) VLAN
6 14 (10.61%) WAN
7 9 (6.82%) NetScaler
8 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.30%) LDAP
9 7 (5.30%) DDNS
10 6 (4.55%) Wireless
10 6 (4.55%) Internet
11 4 (3.03%) Firewall
11 4 (3.03%) VoIP
12 3 (2.27%) IPv4
12 3 (2.27%) IPv6
13 2 (1.52%) VPN
13 2 (1.52%) WLAN
13 2 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.27%) DB2
6 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.52%) DataStage
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (1.52%) Banking
2 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 20 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (9.85%) Analyst
5 11 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) Server Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Support Technician
8 8 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Support Specialist
9 7 (5.30%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Administrator
10 6 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Consultant
11 5 (3.79%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 7 (5.30%) J2EE
2 7 (5.30%) SOAP
2 7 (5.30%) JMS
3 4 (3.03%) COM+
3 4 (3.03%) DCOM
4 3 (2.27%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.52%) JSP
5 2 (1.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) ODBC
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.61%) PDA
4 4 (3.03%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.76%) AS400
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (23.48%) Windows 7
4 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (19.70%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.06%) UNIX
7 6 (4.55%) Windows NT
7 6 (4.55%) Linux
8 4 (3.03%) Android
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.52%) Solaris
10 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) Migration
2 14 (10.61%) ITIL
3 12 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 10 (7.58%) Project Management
5 9 (6.82%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
6 7 (5.30%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.30%) Service Management
6 7 (5.30%) EAI
6 7 (5.30%) SOA
7 5 (3.79%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.27%) Test Strategy
9 3 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.27%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.97%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.64%) SQL
3 10 (7.58%) Java
4 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.27%) C
6 2 (1.52%) R
6 2 (1.52%) Korn
6 2 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.30%) MCITP
5 6 (4.55%) MCSE
6 5 (3.79%) MCP
7 4 (3.03%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.27%) MCTS
9 2 (1.52%) CCNP
9 2 (1.52%) CCNA
9 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.52%) VCP4
10 1 (0.76%) MCSA
10 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (68.94%) Active Directory
2 45 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (28.79%) XenApp
4 26 (19.70%) vSphere
5 23 (17.42%) XenDesktop
6 14 (10.61%) XenServer
7 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.79%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.27%) Nmap
10 3 (2.27%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (28.79%) SCCM
2 20 (15.15%) SCOM
3 6 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.27%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.27%) Nessus
4 3 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.27%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.52%) Sysprep
5 2 (1.52%) MOM
5 2 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.52%) Control-M
6 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 66 (50.00%) VMware
2 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 45 (34.09%) Citrix
4 33 (25.00%) HP
5 14 (10.61%) Dell
5 14 (10.61%) EMC
6 9 (6.82%) IBM
7 7 (5.30%) Business Objects
7 7 (5.30%) NetApp
8 6 (4.55%) Cisco
8 6 (4.55%) Apple
9 5 (3.79%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.27%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.27%) Lotus
10 3 (2.27%) Symantec
10 3 (2.27%) Juniper
10 3 (2.27%) Oracle
11 2 (1.52%) Compaq
11 2 (1.52%) BMC
11 2 (1.52%) CA
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