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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 68 52 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 61 67 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 2.83% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.69% 13.76% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 12
Average daily rate
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£265 £310 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +87.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £422 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £21.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -4.05%
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
522 487 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.26% 20.60% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 235 161
Average daily rate £325 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -17 15 £205 -24.07% 7
Coventry +13 10 £310 -31.11% 1
Staffordshire -8 7 - - 3
Warwickshire +2 6 £150 -62.50% 1
Worcestershire -3 4 £148 -53.38% 3
Dudley - 4 £300 -
Herefordshire -5 3 £200 -
Shropshire -20 1 - - 2
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (82.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (66.09%) Active Directory
4 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.74%) VMware
6 41 (35.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (31.30%) Citrix
8 35 (30.43%) ITIL
9 28 (24.35%) MS Exchange
10 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (21.74%) MS Office
12 23 (20.00%) Windows XP
12 23 (20.00%) DHCP
12 23 (20.00%) SCCM
13 22 (19.13%) XenApp
13 22 (19.13%) DNS
14 21 (18.26%) Windows 7
15 20 (17.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (16.52%) SAN
17 18 (15.65%) Finance
18 16 (13.91%) HP
18 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
19 14 (12.17%) Migration
19 14 (12.17%) LAN
19 14 (12.17%) Windows 2000
19 14 (12.17%) NetApp
20 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (11.30%) WAN
20 13 (11.30%) SCOM
20 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (24.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.09%) IBM Notes
5 6 (5.22%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (5.22%) IIS
5 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.87%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (21.74%) MS Office
2 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.00%) DHCP
2 22 (19.13%) DNS
3 19 (16.52%) SAN
4 14 (12.17%) LAN
5 13 (11.30%) WAN
6 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.96%) Internet
7 7 (6.09%) VLAN
8 6 (5.22%) NAS
9 4 (3.48%) Firewall
9 4 (3.48%) VPN
9 4 (3.48%) Intranet
10 3 (2.61%) Wireless
11 2 (1.74%) SMS
12 1 (0.87%) VoIP
12 1 (0.87%) Broadband
12 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.87%) SSH
12 1 (0.87%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.87%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Analyst
2 22 (19.13%) Server Engineer
3 19 (16.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (14.78%) Support Engineer
5 16 (13.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 15 (13.04%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) Desktop Support
9 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Administrator
11 7 (6.09%) Service Analyst
11 7 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
13 5 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
13 5 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) OLE
2 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) PDA
2 9 (7.83%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.22%) Clustering
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) AS400
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (82.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (35.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 21 (18.26%) Windows 7
6 20 (17.39%) Windows 2000 Server
7 14 (12.17%) Windows 2000
8 8 (6.96%) Linux
9 6 (5.22%) UNIX
10 5 (4.35%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.61%) Solaris
11 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) ITIL
2 14 (12.17%) Migration
3 6 (5.22%) Load Balancing
3 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
4 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (3.48%) Service Management
4 4 (3.48%) Business Continuity
4 4 (3.48%) Change Management
5 3 (2.61%) ITIL V3
5 3 (2.61%) Software Distribution
6 2 (1.74%) Time Management
6 2 (1.74%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.74%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (1.74%) ITSM
6 2 (1.74%) Project Management
6 2 (1.74%) Incident Management
7 1 (0.87%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.87%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.57%) SQL
3 3 (2.61%) VB
3 3 (2.61%) PHP
4 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (6.09%) MCSE
5 2 (1.74%) MCITP
5 2 (1.74%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) HP APS
6 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.87%) MCP
6 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.87%) MCSA
6 1 (0.87%) CCA
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 76 (66.09%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.13%) XenApp
4 11 (9.57%) vSphere
5 7 (6.09%) XenServer
6 5 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.61%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.74%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) SCCM
2 13 (11.30%) SCOM
3 4 (3.48%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.48%) SCSM
4 3 (2.61%) OpenView
4 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.74%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.87%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.87%) WSUS
6 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.74%) VMware
3 36 (31.30%) Citrix
4 16 (13.91%) HP
5 14 (12.17%) NetApp
6 9 (7.83%) IBM
7 7 (6.09%) Lotus
8 6 (5.22%) EMC
9 5 (4.35%) Dell
10 4 (3.48%) Cisco
11 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.74%) Symantec
12 2 (1.74%) McAfee
12 2 (1.74%) AppSense
13 1 (0.87%) Computacenter
13 1 (0.87%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.87%) ProCurve
13 1 (0.87%) Panasonic
13 1 (0.87%) 3PAR
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