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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 78 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 39 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.53% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.85% 12.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 35
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £179 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £323 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +59.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £20.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.90 £21.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -18.60%
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
396 527 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.92% 20.81% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 233 198
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 11 £263 -9.48% 8
Worcestershire -9 8 £217 -31.26% 2
Coventry -1 5 £173 -31.00%
Staffordshire -10 3 - - 1
Shropshire -9 2 - -
Herefordshire -2 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (87.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (58.72%) Active Directory
4 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
5 50 (45.87%) VMware
6 35 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
8 25 (22.94%) ITIL
8 25 (22.94%) Citrix
8 25 (22.94%) SAN
9 22 (20.18%) Windows XP
10 19 (17.43%) MS Office
10 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
10 19 (17.43%) HP
10 19 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
11 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
12 13 (11.93%) Finance
12 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (11.01%) Cisco
14 11 (10.09%) IIS
14 11 (10.09%) Service Management
14 11 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (9.17%) SCCM
15 10 (9.17%) SCOM
15 10 (9.17%) Firewall
15 10 (9.17%) VMware ESX
15 10 (9.17%) LAN
15 10 (9.17%) WAN
16 9 (8.26%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.09%) IIS
2 11 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.75%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (2.75%) Apache
7 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.83%) Lync
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.92%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (17.43%) MS Office
2 17 (15.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Vectorworks
3 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.59%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) Yammer
3 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.94%) SAN
2 10 (9.17%) Firewall
2 10 (9.17%) WAN
2 10 (9.17%) LAN
3 9 (8.26%) DHCP
3 9 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.26%) Wireless
4 8 (7.34%) Internet
4 8 (7.34%) DNS
5 4 (3.67%) VLAN
5 4 (3.67%) NAS
6 3 (2.75%) VPN
6 3 (2.75%) Intranet
7 2 (1.83%) VoIP
7 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.92%) Broadband
8 1 (0.92%) 3G
8 1 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) HOLAP
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) MOLAP
5 1 (0.92%) ROLAP
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MSI
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Server Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) Support Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server Engineer
5 14 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (11.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (10.09%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support
10 6 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.50%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.50%) Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Citrix Specialist
12 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) .NET
1 3 (2.75%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.92%) XMPP
2 1 (0.92%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) PDA
5 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (87.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (20.18%) Windows XP
5 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
6 9 (8.26%) Windows 2000
7 8 (7.34%) Linux
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (5.50%) UNIX
10 5 (4.59%) Solaris
10 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.67%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.92%) AIX
14 1 (0.92%) HPUX
14 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 11 (10.09%) Service Management
3 8 (7.34%) Migration
4 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (4.59%) Server Monitoring
6 5 (4.59%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.59%) ITSM
7 4 (3.67%) Software Distribution
8 3 (2.75%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.75%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.75%) Project Management
9 2 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.83%) CRM
9 2 (1.83%) Load Testing
9 2 (1.83%) Time Management
10 1 (0.92%) Performance Management
10 1 (0.92%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
1 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.67%) VB
3 2 (1.83%) VBA
3 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.26%) MCSE
3 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.67%) NVQ Level 4
6 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.92%) MCP
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.92%) MCTS
8 1 (0.92%) CCA
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
System Software
1 64 (58.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.17%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.50%) XenApp
4 6 (5.50%) vSphere
5 5 (4.59%) XenServer
5 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.83%) IAG
8 2 (1.83%) UAG
8 2 (1.83%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.92%) Xen
9 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) SCCM
1 10 (9.17%) SCOM
2 8 (7.34%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.42%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.50%) Unicenter
5 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.67%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.83%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.92%) WSUS
7 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.92%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
2 50 (45.87%) VMware
3 25 (22.94%) Citrix
4 19 (17.43%) HP
5 12 (11.01%) Cisco
6 8 (7.34%) IBM
6 8 (7.34%) CA
6 8 (7.34%) NetApp
7 7 (6.42%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.59%) Symantec
9 4 (3.67%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.75%) EMC
10 3 (2.75%) Lotus
10 3 (2.75%) SAP
11 2 (1.83%) Oracle
11 2 (1.83%) Autodesk
11 2 (1.83%) Brocade
11 2 (1.83%) AppSense
11 2 (1.83%) Panasonic