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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 103 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 19 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 2.08% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 9.26% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 27
Average daily rate £310 £248 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -28.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £348 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.21 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.21 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
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
545 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.36% 22.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 220 200
Average daily rate £355 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 104 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 8 £280 -6.66% 5
Shropshire -19 4 - -
Coventry -12 2 £310 +12.72% 3
Solihull - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
5 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (41.18%) VMware
7 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
8 14 (27.45%) Citrix
9 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
10 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
11 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.69%) SAN
11 8 (15.69%) SCCM
11 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
12 7 (13.73%) vSphere
12 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
12 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (13.73%) ITIL
12 7 (13.73%) DNS
12 7 (13.73%) Finance
13 6 (11.76%) Law
13 6 (11.76%) LANDesk
13 6 (11.76%) DHCP
13 6 (11.76%) LAN
13 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
13 6 (11.76%) SQL
13 6 (11.76%) HP
14 5 (9.80%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.80%) IIS
4 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
1 1 (1.96%) PaaS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) SAN
2 7 (13.73%) DNS
3 6 (11.76%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) LAN
4 5 (9.80%) Firewall
5 4 (7.84%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) WAN
6 2 (3.92%) Intranet
6 2 (3.92%) MPLS
6 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.96%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.96%) VoIP
7 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.84%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) DBA
6 3 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XMPP
3 1 (1.96%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
7 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (5.88%) Change Management
2 3 (5.88%) Server Building
2 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.92%) Network Management
3 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (3.92%) Release Management
3 2 (3.92%) Security Patching
4 1 (1.96%) CRM
4 1 (1.96%) Facilities Management
4 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.96%) Load Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Project Management
4 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) HND
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) vSphere
3 7 (13.73%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.92%) IAG
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.92%) UAG
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
5 2 (3.92%) XenServer
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 14 (27.45%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) HP
4 6 (11.76%) LANDesk
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) Dell
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (3.92%) SafeCom
6 2 (3.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.96%) Acronis
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) arcserve
7 1 (1.96%) Aruba
7 1 (1.96%) EMC
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec