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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 66 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 48 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.12% 2.17% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 12.00% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 16
Average daily rate
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£281 £360 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £431 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 £21.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
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
480 400 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.18% 18.10% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 151
Average daily rate £300 £311 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 66 53
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 12 £300 +11.11% 6
Coventry +7 9 £310 -31.11% 2
Warwickshire +3 7 £181 -55.38% 1
Shropshire -9 4 £248 -38.12%
Staffordshire -2 2 - -
Worcestershire -2 2 £225 -30.76% 3
Brierley Hill - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
5 45 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (37.27%) VMware
7 32 (29.09%) Citrix
8 29 (26.36%) DNS
8 29 (26.36%) ITIL
9 28 (25.45%) DHCP
10 27 (24.55%) SCCM
11 26 (23.64%) MS Exchange
12 25 (22.73%) SCOM
13 24 (21.82%) Windows 7
13 24 (21.82%) MS Office
14 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 19 (17.27%) XenApp
17 18 (16.36%) TCP/IP
18 17 (15.45%) Windows XP
19 15 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (12.73%) SQL
20 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 13 (11.82%) EMC
22 12 (10.91%) HP
22 12 (10.91%) Linux
22 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
23 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
23 11 (10.00%) Migration
23 11 (10.00%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.27%) IBM Notes
4 7 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.55%) IIS
7 4 (3.64%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.91%) Lync
9 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (21.82%) MS Office
2 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) DNS
2 28 (25.45%) DHCP
3 18 (16.36%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.09%) LAN
4 10 (9.09%) SAN
5 9 (8.18%) WAN
6 5 (4.55%) VLAN
7 4 (3.64%) NAS
7 4 (3.64%) VPN
8 3 (2.73%) Internet
8 3 (2.73%) Firewall
9 2 (1.82%) SMS
9 2 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.82%) Intranet
10 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.91%) VoIP
10 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) MS Access
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 1 (0.91%) Banking
2 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (25.45%) Analyst
2 23 (20.91%) Server Engineer
3 18 (16.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (14.55%) Support Analyst
6 13 (11.82%) Support Engineer
7 12 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (9.09%) Desktop Support
9 9 (8.18%) Administrator
10 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) Technical Support
12 5 (4.55%) Service Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
12 5 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
12 5 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) PDA
2 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.91%) AS400
4 1 (0.91%) iSeries
4 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (21.82%) Windows 7
5 17 (15.45%) Windows XP
6 15 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (10.91%) Linux
8 8 (7.27%) Windows 2000
8 8 (7.27%) UNIX
9 5 (4.55%) Solaris
10 4 (3.64%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.91%) CentOS
13 1 (0.91%) Fedora
13 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) ITIL
2 11 (10.00%) Migration
2 11 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (8.18%) Change Management
4 6 (5.45%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.91%) Security Architecture
8 1 (0.91%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.91%) Workflow
8 1 (0.91%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.73%) SQL
3 5 (4.55%) VB
4 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.82%) VBA
6 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.91%) VBScript
6 1 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.45%) MCSE
6 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) MCITP
6 2 (1.82%) VCP4
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.91%) HP APS
7 1 (0.91%) MCP
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.91%) CCA
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.91%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.27%) XenApp
4 10 (9.09%) vSphere
4 10 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.55%) XenServer
7 4 (3.64%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.91%) Postfix
9 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.91%) Xen
9 1 (0.91%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (24.55%) SCCM
2 25 (22.73%) SCOM
3 4 (3.64%) SCSM
3 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.73%) OpenView
4 3 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 41 (37.27%) VMware
3 32 (29.09%) Citrix
4 13 (11.82%) EMC
5 12 (10.91%) HP
6 9 (8.18%) NetApp
7 8 (7.27%) Lotus
7 8 (7.27%) IBM
8 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.64%) Cisco
9 4 (3.64%) Dell
10 3 (2.73%) Symantec
11 2 (1.82%) CommVault
12 1 (0.91%) CA
12 1 (0.91%) McAfee
12 1 (0.91%) Sophos
12 1 (0.91%) Computacenter
12 1 (0.91%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.91%) ProCurve
12 1 (0.91%) 3PAR
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