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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 49 62 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 73 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.07% 2.29% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.87% 11.44% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 28
Average daily rate £298 £135 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.74% -51.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £100 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £270 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 23 £270 +0.93% 4
Shropshire +5 11 £291 - 1
Worcestershire - 8 £318 - 5
Staffordshire +3 6 £250 +108.33%
Wolverhampton -7 4 £220 - 1
Warwickshire -9 4 £400 -
Coventry -10 3 £450 +350.00% 2
Herefordshire -1 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (79.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (64.55%) Active Directory
4 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
5 41 (37.27%) VMware
6 33 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 30 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 28 (25.45%) PowerShell
9 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (24.55%) HP
10 26 (23.64%) Citrix
11 22 (20.00%) Migration
11 22 (20.00%) ITIL
12 21 (19.09%) SCCM
13 20 (18.18%) XenApp
13 20 (18.18%) LAN
13 20 (18.18%) MS Exchange
14 17 (15.45%) Finance
14 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (14.55%) SAN
16 14 (12.73%) SQL
16 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.82%) Service Management
17 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
18 12 (10.91%) vSphere
18 12 (10.91%) SCOM
18 12 (10.91%) Management Information System
18 12 (10.91%) UNIX
19 11 (10.00%) WAN
20 10 (9.09%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (7.27%) IIS
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.91%) Apache
6 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Office
2 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) LAN
2 16 (14.55%) SAN
3 11 (10.00%) WAN
4 9 (8.18%) DNS
4 9 (8.18%) DHCP
4 9 (8.18%) Wireless
5 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.36%) LDAP
6 7 (6.36%) DDNS
7 6 (5.45%) NetScaler
7 6 (5.45%) Internet
7 6 (5.45%) NAS
8 4 (3.64%) Firewall
8 4 (3.64%) VPN
9 3 (2.73%) IPv4
9 3 (2.73%) IPv6
9 3 (2.73%) 3G
10 2 (1.82%) 4G
10 2 (1.82%) DSL
10 2 (1.82%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) DB2
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.91%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) French Language
4 1 (0.91%) German Language
4 1 (0.91%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 11 (10.00%) Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Network Technician
4 9 (8.18%) Network Support
4 9 (8.18%) Network Support Technician
5 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (7.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Field Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) IT Support
7 5 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) .NET
2 7 (6.36%) J2EE
2 7 (6.36%) SOAP
2 7 (6.36%) JMS
3 4 (3.64%) COM+
3 4 (3.64%) DCOM
4 3 (2.73%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.91%) HTML
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.91%) ODBC
6 1 (0.91%) JSP
6 1 (0.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.73%) Clustering
4 2 (1.82%) PDA
4 2 (1.82%) Statistics
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.91%) FMCG
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) AS400
5 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (79.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 30 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.91%) UNIX
7 10 (9.09%) Linux
8 9 (8.18%) Android
9 5 (4.55%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.73%) AIX
11 2 (1.82%) Solaris
12 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Migration
1 22 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (11.82%) Service Management
3 9 (8.18%) Problem Management
3 9 (8.18%) Business Continuity
3 9 (8.18%) Project Management
4 7 (6.36%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.36%) Software Engineering
4 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.36%) EAI
4 7 (6.36%) SOA
5 5 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.64%) Change Management
6 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.73%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (2.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (2.73%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (2.73%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.73%) SQL
3 8 (7.27%) Java
4 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.73%) VBScript
4 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.82%) VB
5 2 (1.82%) Perl
5 2 (1.82%) Korn
6 1 (0.91%) VB6
6 1 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.45%) MCSE
5 4 (3.64%) MCP
5 4 (3.64%) MCITP
6 3 (2.73%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) OCP
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (64.55%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (18.18%) XenApp
4 12 (10.91%) vSphere
5 8 (7.27%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.64%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.73%) Nmap
8 3 (2.73%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (19.09%) SCCM
2 12 (10.91%) SCOM
3 6 (5.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.55%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (2.73%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.73%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (2.73%) Nessus
5 3 (2.73%) MOM
5 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.82%) Control-M
7 1 (0.91%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.91%) MIIS
7 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 41 (37.27%) VMware
3 27 (24.55%) HP
4 26 (23.64%) Citrix
5 9 (8.18%) Apple
5 9 (8.18%) IBM
6 7 (6.36%) Business Objects
6 7 (6.36%) EMC
7 5 (4.55%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.64%) Oracle
9 3 (2.73%) Cisco
10 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.82%) BMC
10 2 (1.82%) CA
10 2 (1.82%) NetApp
10 2 (1.82%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.82%) PlateSpin
11 1 (0.91%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.91%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.91%) SolarWinds
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