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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 57 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 64 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 2.63% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.57% 12.28% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 17
Average daily rate
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£265 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £180 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £284 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £20.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -12.50%
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
411 505 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.37% 21.45% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 233 141
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 54
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.40%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +2 17 £310 +6.89% 4
Coventry +10 12 £341 +4.92% 3
Worcestershire 0 7 £133 -57.77% 1
Staffordshire 0 6 - - 4
Shropshire -7 5 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £238 +18.75%
Wolverhampton -2 1 £150 -31.81% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (86.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (66.07%) Active Directory
4 55 (49.11%) Microsoft
5 53 (47.32%) VMware
6 43 (38.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (28.57%) ITIL
8 31 (27.68%) Citrix
9 27 (24.11%) Windows XP
10 25 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (21.43%) SAN
12 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
12 23 (20.54%) MS Office
13 21 (18.75%) MS Excel
14 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
14 18 (16.07%) Windows 7
15 17 (15.18%) HP
16 16 (14.29%) Finance
17 15 (13.39%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (12.50%) XenApp
18 14 (12.50%) NetApp
19 13 (11.61%) IIS
19 13 (11.61%) LAN
20 12 (10.71%) Migration
20 12 (10.71%) Windows 2000
20 12 (10.71%) WAN
20 12 (10.71%) DHCP
20 12 (10.71%) SCCM
21 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
21 11 (9.82%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.61%) IIS
3 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (2.68%) Apache
8 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.89%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 23 (20.54%) MS Office
2 21 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) Vectorworks
3 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.36%) Office 365
3 3 (2.68%) Yammer
4 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) SAN
2 13 (11.61%) LAN
3 12 (10.71%) WAN
3 12 (10.71%) DHCP
4 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.82%) DNS
5 9 (8.04%) Firewall
6 8 (7.14%) Wireless
6 8 (7.14%) Internet
7 5 (4.46%) Intranet
8 4 (3.57%) VLAN
8 4 (3.57%) NAS
9 3 (2.68%) VPN
10 2 (1.79%) SMS
10 2 (1.79%) VoIP
10 2 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.89%) 3G
11 1 (0.89%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) HOLAP
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) DB2
4 1 (0.89%) MOLAP
4 1 (0.89%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MSI
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Banking
3 2 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Server Engineer
3 16 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 13 (11.61%) Support Analyst
6 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 7 (6.25%) Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
12 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Citrix Specialist
13 3 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Clustering
1 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) PDA
3 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) NHS
4 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.89%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (86.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (38.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (24.11%) Windows XP
5 18 (16.07%) Windows 7
6 15 (13.39%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (10.71%) Windows 2000
8 9 (8.04%) Linux
8 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.14%) UNIX
10 7 (6.25%) Solaris
11 6 (5.36%) Windows Vista
12 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.79%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.89%) AIX
14 1 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) ITIL
2 12 (10.71%) Migration
3 11 (9.82%) Service Management
4 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.46%) ITSM
4 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (4.46%) ITIL V3
4 5 (4.46%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (3.57%) Software Distribution
5 4 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (3.57%) Server Building
5 4 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.68%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.79%) Project Management
7 2 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.79%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.79%) Time Management
8 1 (0.89%) Performance Management
8 1 (0.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) SQL
3 6 (5.36%) VB
4 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) VBA
6 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) MCSE
5 4 (3.57%) NVQ Level 4
5 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.89%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) MCTS
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
7 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) QA
System Software
1 74 (66.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.50%) XenApp
4 10 (8.93%) vSphere
4 10 (8.93%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.46%) XenServer
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.79%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) SCCM
2 10 (8.93%) SCOM
3 6 (5.36%) NetBackup
3 6 (5.36%) Unicenter
3 6 (5.36%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.89%) WSUS
7 1 (0.89%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.89%) SCSM
7 1 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 55 (49.11%) Microsoft
2 53 (47.32%) VMware
3 31 (27.68%) Citrix
4 17 (15.18%) HP
5 14 (12.50%) NetApp
6 10 (8.93%) IBM
7 9 (8.04%) Cisco
8 8 (7.14%) CA
9 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.46%) Symantec
10 5 (4.46%) Lotus
10 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.68%) EMC
12 2 (1.79%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.79%) Dell
12 2 (1.79%) AppSense
12 2 (1.79%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.79%) Panasonic
12 2 (1.79%) Autodesk
13 1 (0.89%) MobileIron