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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 57 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 74 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.90% 2.91% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.81% 13.88% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 12
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£275 £260 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +92.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £184 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £352 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £14.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
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
468 490 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 20.97% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 232 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +1 23 £275 +29.41% 6
Coventry +20 18 £275 - 2
Staffordshire -8 8 - - 3
Shropshire -13 5 - - 3
Warwickshire 0 4 £238 +5.55%
Worcestershire -3 4 £148 -53.01% 3
Wolverhampton 0 1 £150 -31.81% 2
Dudley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (86.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (63.87%) Active Directory
4 57 (47.90%) Microsoft
5 54 (45.38%) VMware
6 45 (37.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (28.57%) Citrix
8 30 (25.21%) ITIL
9 29 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (23.53%) Windows XP
11 27 (22.69%) SAN
12 25 (21.01%) MS Exchange
13 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
14 23 (19.33%) MS Office
15 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
16 21 (17.65%) HP
17 20 (16.81%) Finance
18 19 (15.97%) XenApp
18 19 (15.97%) SCCM
19 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
20 17 (14.29%) DHCP
20 17 (14.29%) DNS
21 16 (13.45%) Windows 2000 Server
22 14 (11.76%) Migration
22 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 14 (11.76%) NetApp
23 13 (10.92%) PowerShell
24 12 (10.08%) SCOM
24 12 (10.08%) LAN
24 12 (10.08%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.08%) IIS
3 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.72%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.20%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.36%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.52%) Apache
8 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.84%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (19.33%) MS Office
2 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.84%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Magento
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.04%) Office 365
3 3 (2.52%) Yammer
4 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.69%) SAN
2 17 (14.29%) DHCP
2 17 (14.29%) DNS
3 12 (10.08%) LAN
4 11 (9.24%) WAN
5 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.40%) Firewall
6 9 (7.56%) Internet
7 8 (6.72%) NAS
8 7 (5.88%) VLAN
9 6 (5.04%) Wireless
10 4 (3.36%) Intranet
10 4 (3.36%) VPN
11 2 (1.68%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.68%) SMS
12 1 (0.84%) Broadband
12 1 (0.84%) VoIP
12 1 (0.84%) 3G
12 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) DB2
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.84%) MOLAP
4 1 (0.84%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) HOLAP
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MSI
General
1 20 (16.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Banking
3 2 (1.68%) Automotive
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Local Government
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.33%) Analyst
2 21 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (13.45%) Windows Server Engineer
4 15 (12.61%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Administrator
9 7 (5.88%) Consultant
9 7 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support
11 5 (4.20%) 1st Line Support
12 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) Help Desk Support
12 4 (3.36%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.84%) MDX
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) PDA
2 9 (7.56%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.72%) Clustering
4 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) AS400
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
6 1 (0.84%) iSeries
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (86.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (37.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 24 (20.17%) Windows 7
6 16 (13.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (10.08%) Linux
7 12 (10.08%) Windows 2000
8 11 (9.24%) UNIX
9 8 (6.72%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.88%) Solaris
11 6 (5.04%) Windows Vista
12 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.68%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.84%) AIX
15 1 (0.84%) HPUX
15 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 14 (11.76%) Migration
3 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (4.20%) Service Management
4 4 (3.36%) Load Balancing
4 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (3.36%) Software Distribution
5 3 (2.52%) Change Management
5 3 (2.52%) Project Management
5 3 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.52%) ITIL V3
5 3 (2.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.68%) Time Management
6 2 (1.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (1.68%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (1.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.68%) ITSM
6 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.40%) SQL
3 6 (5.04%) VB
4 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.52%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) VBA
6 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) MCSE
6 4 (3.36%) MCITP
7 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) NVQ Level 4
7 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.84%) MCSA
8 1 (0.84%) CCA
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.84%) HP APS
8 1 (0.84%) MCTS
8 1 (0.84%) Degree
8 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 5 (4.20%) QA
System Software
1 76 (63.87%) Active Directory
2 29 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.97%) XenApp
4 11 (9.24%) vSphere
5 8 (6.72%) XenServer
6 7 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.04%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.36%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.68%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (15.97%) SCCM
2 12 (10.08%) SCOM
3 7 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.20%) Unicenter
4 5 (4.20%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.20%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Intune
6 3 (2.52%) OpenView
6 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.84%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.84%) SCSM
7 1 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.84%) WSUS
7 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 54 (45.38%) VMware
3 34 (28.57%) Citrix
4 21 (17.65%) HP
5 14 (11.76%) NetApp
6 10 (8.40%) IBM
7 8 (6.72%) Cisco
8 7 (5.88%) CA
9 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.20%) Lotus
10 5 (4.20%) Dell
10 5 (4.20%) EMC
10 5 (4.20%) Symantec
10 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.68%) AppSense
11 2 (1.68%) Panasonic
11 2 (1.68%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.84%) Oracle
12 1 (0.84%) SAP
12 1 (0.84%) CommVault
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