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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 61 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 64 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.52% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.52% 14.03% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 13
Average daily rate
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£309 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £161 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £413 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.30 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £23.30 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +15.71%
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
511 385 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.50% 17.95% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 192 230
Average daily rate £315 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 56 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +10 21 £315 - 3
Birmingham -4 18 £290 -2.52% 8
Staffordshire 0 4 - - 1
Shropshire -6 4 £315 -17.10% 3
Coventry -7 4 £250 - 3
Herefordshire +1 3 - - 1
Solihull +3 2 £200 +25.00% 2
Walsall 0 2 - -
Warwickshire -13 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (78.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (67.67%) Active Directory
4 74 (55.64%) VMware
5 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
6 54 (40.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (33.83%) Citrix
8 40 (30.08%) MS Exchange
9 39 (29.32%) SCCM
9 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
10 36 (27.07%) XenApp
11 35 (26.32%) SAN
11 35 (26.32%) HP
12 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
13 32 (24.06%) DNS
14 30 (22.56%) vSphere
14 30 (22.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (21.80%) XenDesktop
15 29 (21.80%) DHCP
16 28 (21.05%) Windows XP
17 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
18 21 (15.79%) PowerShell
18 21 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
19 20 (15.04%) Migration
19 20 (15.04%) Blackberry
20 19 (14.29%) MS Office
21 18 (13.53%) SCOM
21 18 (13.53%) NAS
22 17 (12.78%) XenServer
22 17 (12.78%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (30.08%) MS Exchange
2 21 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.01%) IIS
7 3 (2.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.50%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.50%) Lync
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) MS Office
2 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.32%) SAN
2 32 (24.06%) DNS
3 29 (21.80%) DHCP
4 18 (13.53%) NAS
5 17 (12.78%) VLAN
6 12 (9.02%) NetScaler
7 11 (8.27%) LAN
8 8 (6.02%) WAN
9 6 (4.51%) Wireless
10 5 (3.76%) Firewall
11 4 (3.01%) VoIP
11 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.50%) MPLS
12 2 (1.50%) Internet
12 2 (1.50%) VPN
12 2 (1.50%) WLAN
12 2 (1.50%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.75%) Multicast
13 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.50%) DataStage
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Banking
2 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (18.05%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Support Specialist
5 9 (6.77%) Support Technician
6 8 (6.02%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Network Support
8 5 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.50%) Middleware
2 2 (1.50%) JSP
2 2 (1.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.03%) PDA
3 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.51%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.75%) FMCG
5 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.75%) Firmware
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (78.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
4 30 (22.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.52%) UNIX
7 7 (5.26%) Linux
8 6 (4.51%) Windows NT
9 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.01%) Solaris
10 4 (3.01%) Android
11 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.26%) AIX
12 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) Migration
2 17 (12.78%) ITIL
3 12 (9.02%) Incident Management
3 12 (9.02%) Business Continuity
4 9 (6.77%) Project Management
5 7 (5.26%) Service Management
6 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.01%) Change Management
7 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.01%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.26%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (2.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (2.26%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (2.26%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (2.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (2.26%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (2.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.28%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.26%) C
5 3 (2.26%) Java
6 2 (1.50%) VB
6 2 (1.50%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (24.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.02%) MCSE
5 7 (5.26%) MCITP
6 5 (3.76%) MCP
7 4 (3.01%) BC Cleared
7 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.26%) MCTS
8 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.50%) CCNP
9 2 (1.50%) CCNA
9 2 (1.50%) VCP4
10 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (67.67%) Active Directory
2 54 (40.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (27.07%) XenApp
4 30 (22.56%) vSphere
5 29 (21.80%) XenDesktop
6 17 (12.78%) XenServer
7 8 (6.02%) VMware Server
8 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.26%) Nmap
10 3 (2.26%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 39 (29.32%) SCCM
2 18 (13.53%) SCOM
3 7 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.26%) Nessus
5 3 (2.26%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.26%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (2.26%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.50%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.50%) Control-M
6 2 (1.50%) MOM
6 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.50%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 74 (55.64%) VMware
2 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
3 45 (33.83%) Citrix
4 35 (26.32%) HP
5 17 (12.78%) Dell
6 14 (10.53%) EMC
7 7 (5.26%) NetApp
8 6 (4.51%) Apple
8 6 (4.51%) Cisco
9 5 (3.76%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.01%) Symantec
11 3 (2.26%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.26%) Lotus
11 3 (2.26%) Juniper
11 3 (2.26%) Oracle
12 2 (1.50%) McAfee
12 2 (1.50%) BMC
12 2 (1.50%) IBM
12 2 (1.50%) Compaq
12 2 (1.50%) Panasonic
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