The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
Rank 283 192 109
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -83
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 353 665 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.28% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.78% 5.96% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 379 547
Median daily rate £320 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
- +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 57 89
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.40 £34.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9332 11162 11778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.45% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5988 6803 6837
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 742 906
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -81 326 £320 -1.53% 81
South East -67 85 £325 - 16
London -82 83 £345 -7.38% 23
East of England +10 39 £325 +25.00% 3
Hampshire -22 36 £330 +1.53% 1
North East +6 29 £290 +3.57% 5
East Midlands -11 27 £165 -40.00% 7
Tyne and Wear +15 25 £290 -10.76% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 24 £290 -10.76% 5
Yorkshire +10 20 £350 +25.00% 5
Derbyshire -2 20 £143 -63.21% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 18 £349 +16.25% 9
South West -31 18 £168 -48.06% 11
Berkshire -6 16 £210 -34.37% 2
North West +4 15 £325 -3.70% 4
Derby -1 14 £150 -61.53% 1
West Yorkshire +17 13 £388 +33.62% 4
Norfolk +11 13 £365 +6.56%
Milton Keynes +2 13 £350 -20.00% 6
Scotland -13 12 £400 +33.33% 8
City of London -34 12 £387 -18.63% 4
Manchester +13 11 £325 -7.14% 2
Bracknell -2 10 £235 -24.19%
West Midlands -3 10 £275 -11.29% 7
Erskine +5 8 £416 +35.36% 2
Renfrewshire +1 8 £416 +35.36% 2
Suffolk -2 8 £255 +50.00%
Leeds +11 7 £305 -18.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 7 £400 +63.26% 3
Croydon +8 7 £338 -35.71%

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 880 (100.00%) Windows
2 643 (73.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 607 (68.98%) Windows Server
4 539 (61.25%) Active Directory
5 495 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 446 (50.68%) VMware
7 413 (46.93%) Microsoft
8 253 (28.75%) Windows 7
9 252 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 237 (26.93%) DNS
11 227 (25.80%) Security Cleared
12 224 (25.45%) Citrix
13 207 (23.52%) PowerShell
14 204 (23.18%) MS Exchange
15 202 (22.95%) SQL
16 198 (22.50%) ITIL
17 171 (19.43%) HP
18 169 (19.20%) DHCP
19 165 (18.75%) SC Cleared
20 163 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
21 147 (16.70%) Cisco
22 141 (16.02%) SQL Server
23 139 (15.80%) Migration
24 138 (15.68%) Finance
25 137 (15.57%) Windows XP
26 134 (15.23%) Office 365
27 130 (14.77%) MS Office
28 129 (14.66%) SharePoint
29 128 (14.55%) Firewall
30 127 (14.43%) SAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 204 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 129 (14.66%) SharePoint
3 120 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 119 (13.52%) IIS
5 90 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (9.32%) Skype for Business
7 78 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 51 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (2.95%) OpenStack
11 25 (2.84%) Office Communications Server
12 21 (2.39%) IBM Notes
13 17 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.48%) Apache
14 13 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.02%) Tomcat
15 9 (1.02%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.91%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 130 (14.77%) MS Office
2 117 (13.30%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.80%) MS Project
5 6 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Eikon
2 11 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.80%) Demantra
3 7 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.80%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.34%) Exstream
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 134 (15.23%) Office 365
2 78 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.25%) SaaS
6 8 (0.91%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.80%) IaaS
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.23%) G Suite
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 237 (26.93%) DNS
2 169 (19.20%) DHCP
3 128 (14.55%) Firewall
4 127 (14.43%) SAN
5 122 (13.86%) TCP/IP
6 91 (10.34%) LAN
7 85 (9.66%) WAN
8 66 (7.50%) Skype
9 54 (6.14%) NAS
10 50 (5.68%) VPN
11 48 (5.45%) Internet
12 31 (3.52%) VLAN
13 26 (2.95%) SSL
14 20 (2.27%) NetScaler
15 19 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.16%) HTTP
15 19 (2.16%) iSCSI
15 19 (2.16%) Network Security
16 18 (2.05%) MPLS
16 18 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 32 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.36%) MySQL
8 12 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.80%) BODI
11 7 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (2.16%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (1.70%) StarTeam
3 12 (1.36%) MSI
4 9 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.45%) JDeveloper
9 4 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.45%) Toad
10 2 (0.23%) JIRA
10 2 (0.23%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.11%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 138 (15.68%) Finance
2 43 (4.89%) Banking
3 25 (2.84%) Retail
4 22 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.39%) Legal
6 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.36%) Back Office
7 12 (1.36%) Local Government
7 12 (1.36%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.80%) Publishing
9 5 (0.57%) Marketing
10 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.45%) Law
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Military
11 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 122 (13.86%) Analyst
2 120 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 94 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
5 69 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (6.93%) Wintel Engineer
7 58 (6.59%) Server Engineer
8 55 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 52 (5.91%) Support Analyst
10 50 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 50 (5.68%) Architect
11 49 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
12 46 (5.23%) Consultant
13 44 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 43 (4.89%) Administrator
14 43 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
15 42 (4.77%) Desktop Support
16 34 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
17 33 (3.75%) IT Support
18 30 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.73%) Web Services
2 17 (1.93%) .NET
3 14 (1.59%) XML
4 9 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.68%) CSS
6 6 (0.68%) Node.js
7 5 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.57%) ADSI
8 4 (0.45%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.34%) HTML
10 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.23%) Ajax
10 2 (0.23%) Middleware
10 2 (0.23%) Spring
10 2 (0.23%) WCF
10 2 (0.23%) WPF
10 2 (0.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.66%) Clustering
2 81 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 49 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.23%) Fat Client
4 46 (5.23%) Thin Client
5 37 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 32 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.82%) iPhone
10 15 (1.70%) iPad
10 15 (1.70%) PKI
10 15 (1.70%) Replication
11 13 (1.48%) EMC VNX
12 12 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.25%) NHS
14 10 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.91%) Handset
16 5 (0.57%) HACMP
16 5 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 880 (100.00%) Windows
2 643 (73.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 607 (68.98%) Windows Server
4 495 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 253 (28.75%) Windows 7
6 137 (15.57%) Windows XP
7 122 (13.86%) Linux
8 81 (9.20%) Windows 10
9 64 (7.27%) Windows 8
10 57 (6.48%) Unix
11 34 (3.86%) AIX
11 34 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (3.18%) Windows 2000
13 24 (2.73%) HPUX
14 23 (2.61%) Mac OS X
15 22 (2.50%) Windows Vista
16 18 (2.05%) Solaris
17 16 (1.82%) Android
18 15 (1.70%) SUSE
19 14 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (22.50%) ITIL
2 139 (15.80%) Migration
3 66 (7.50%) Change Management
4 47 (5.34%) Problem Management
5 45 (5.11%) Service Management
6 44 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 39 (4.43%) Incident Management
8 34 (3.86%) Configuration Management
8 34 (3.86%) Project Management
8 34 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 32 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (3.41%) Change Control
11 29 (3.30%) CRM
12 27 (3.07%) Server Virtualisation
13 26 (2.95%) High Availability
13 26 (2.95%) Root Cause Analysis
14 25 (2.84%) Infrastructure Management
14 25 (2.84%) Server Building
14 25 (2.84%) Time Management
15 24 (2.73%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (23.52%) PowerShell
2 202 (22.95%) SQL
3 39 (4.43%) VBScript
4 33 (3.75%) VB
5 15 (1.70%) PL/SQL
6 14 (1.59%) Perl
7 13 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.36%) Java
9 9 (1.02%) REXX
9 9 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.02%) Tcl
10 8 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.80%) Python
11 7 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.68%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.68%) C
12 6 (0.68%) Korn
12 6 (0.68%) PHP
13 5 (0.57%) C#
14 3 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 227 (25.80%) Security Cleared
2 165 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 163 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 120 (13.64%) MCSE
5 48 (5.45%) Degree
6 47 (5.34%) MCSA
7 39 (4.43%) MCITP
8 36 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (3.86%) MCP
10 31 (3.52%) CCNA
11 29 (3.30%) DV Cleared
11 29 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (2.84%) ISTQB
14 20 (2.27%) CCNP
14 20 (2.27%) MCTS
15 18 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (1.48%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.25%) CISSP
18 9 (1.02%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.45%) SLA
2 18 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.57%) QA
6 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) BS25999
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 539 (61.25%) Active Directory
2 252 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 106 (12.05%) XenApp
5 87 (9.89%) VMware ESX
6 82 (9.32%) vSphere
7 63 (7.16%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 36 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (3.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (3.07%) Firmware
12 15 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.36%) XenServer
14 11 (1.25%) BitLocker
15 9 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 9 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (0.91%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 125 (14.20%) SCCM
2 41 (4.66%) McAfee ePO
3 38 (4.32%) SCOM
4 36 (4.09%) NetBackup
5 34 (3.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 32 (3.64%) Backup Exec
7 31 (3.52%) WSUS
8 26 (2.95%) Netcool
8 26 (2.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.48%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (1.36%) HP SiteScope
11 12 (1.36%) Nessus
12 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (1.14%) Tivoli
13 9 (1.02%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.91%) vMotion
14 8 (0.91%) WMI
Vendors
1 446 (50.68%) VMware
2 413 (46.93%) Microsoft
3 224 (25.45%) Citrix
4 171 (19.43%) HP
5 147 (16.70%) Cisco
6 72 (8.18%) Intel Security
7 55 (6.25%) Oracle
7 55 (6.25%) Symantec
8 51 (5.80%) Dell
9 44 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 38 (4.32%) Veritas
11 35 (3.98%) Apple
11 35 (3.98%) Avaya
12 34 (3.86%) EMC
13 30 (3.41%) NetApp
14 29 (3.30%) AppSense
15 27 (3.07%) IBM
16 25 (2.84%) LANDesk
17 21 (2.39%) Lotus
17 21 (2.39%) Wyse
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hook
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
New Malden
aap3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £200 to £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 8 days ago