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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 225 140 83
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 597 975 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.67% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.13% 7.80% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 558 694
Median daily rate £325 £316 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 87 126
Median hourly rate £20.92 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £27.50 £29.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.38 £18.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.76% +9.55%

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
11648 12500 12716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.47% 21.39% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7415 7358 7256
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 973 1065
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.24 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.25 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -84 551 £325 +1.56% 122
London -113 157 £375 +7.14% 26
South East -66 119 £330 +6.45% 29
North East +16 64 £225 -10.17% 7
Tyne and Wear +16 57 £225 -6.25% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 55 £225 -6.25% 6
East of England -15 45 £350 +6.46% 6
South West -18 43 £314 -3.46% 13
North West -12 41 £313 +26.26% 15
Hampshire -13 39 £338 +8.00% 7
West Midlands -37 36 £300 +26.31% 9
Scotland -8 33 £264 -2.31% 5
Berkshire +2 28 £325 +23.80% 6
City of London -33 28 £400 +7.38% 2
Bristol +10 24 £320 -1.53% 1
Yorkshire -27 24 £360 +44.00% 13
East Midlands +3 23 £275 -8.33% 4
Manchester -5 21 £325 +31.31% 8
Surrey -13 18 £338 -0.36% 5
West Yorkshire -8 16 £360 +26.31% 6
Leeds +13 15 £350 +5.26% 4
Renfrewshire 0 15 £274 -24.41% 1
Erskine -8 14 £274 -24.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 14 £275 -14.06% 3
Bracknell -3 13 £325 +36.84%
Hertfordshire -6 13 £300 -29.41%
Merseyside +4 11 £350 +40.00% 2
Birmingham -12 11 £285 +8.57% 3
Edinburgh +3 9 £375 +15.38% 3
Bedfordshire -5 9 £425 +183.33%

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 1336 (100.00%) Windows
2 1002 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 899 (67.29%) Windows Server
4 883 (66.09%) Active Directory
5 717 (53.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 703 (52.62%) Microsoft
7 656 (49.10%) VMware
8 419 (31.36%) Citrix
9 358 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 345 (25.82%) MS Exchange
11 327 (24.48%) ITIL
12 325 (24.33%) DHCP
13 300 (22.46%) Security Cleared
14 294 (22.01%) DNS
15 283 (21.18%) HP
16 278 (20.81%) SQL
17 256 (19.16%) PowerShell
18 254 (19.01%) Windows 7
19 226 (16.92%) Migration
20 216 (16.17%) SQL Server
21 213 (15.94%) SC Cleared
22 206 (15.42%) Windows XP
23 203 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
24 200 (14.97%) SCCM
25 194 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
26 188 (14.07%) MS Office
27 180 (13.47%) Linux
28 177 (13.25%) MS Excel
29 176 (13.17%) XenApp
30 175 (13.10%) Hyper-V

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
1 345 (25.82%) MS Exchange
2 194 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 175 (13.10%) IIS
4 160 (11.98%) SharePoint
5 123 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 115 (8.61%) Skype for Business
7 108 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 100 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 55 (4.12%) Office Communications Server
10 42 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 40 (2.99%) OpenStack
12 36 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 35 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (1.87%) Apache
15 24 (1.80%) IBM Notes
16 16 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
17 15 (1.12%) Tomcat
18 14 (1.05%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
20 9 (0.67%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 188 (14.07%) MS Office
2 177 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 12 (0.90%) MS Project
3 12 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.075%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.075%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Eikon
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Exstream
2 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.075%) assyst
3 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.075%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.075%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 140 (10.48%) Office 365
2 44 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.97%) SaaS
5 10 (0.75%) IaaS
6 7 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.45%) PaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.075%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 325 (24.33%) DHCP
2 294 (22.01%) DNS
3 164 (12.28%) SAN
4 152 (11.38%) Firewall
5 129 (9.66%) WAN
6 122 (9.13%) LAN
7 120 (8.98%) TCP/IP
8 74 (5.54%) Skype
9 61 (4.57%) VPN
10 49 (3.67%) Internet
11 41 (3.07%) NAS
12 39 (2.92%) VLAN
13 35 (2.62%) iSCSI
13 35 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (2.40%) NetScaler
15 30 (2.25%) Wireless
16 28 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (2.02%) IP Telephony
18 25 (1.87%) Network Security
19 24 (1.80%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.27%) MySQL
6 16 (1.20%) MS Access
7 15 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.45%) SQLPlus
13 5 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.37%) GIS
13 5 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (1.20%) HP UFT
1 16 (1.20%) TestDirector
1 16 (1.20%) Visual Studio
1 16 (1.20%) WinRunner
2 11 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.75%) StarTeam
3 10 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.60%) JIRA
5 7 (0.52%) Hudson
5 7 (0.52%) MSI
5 7 (0.52%) Subversion
6 2 (0.15%) Ant
6 2 (0.15%) Maven
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.15%) WiX
7 1 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.075%) Metasploit
General
1 149 (11.15%) Finance
2 45 (3.37%) Banking
3 23 (1.72%) Legal
4 16 (1.20%) Law
4 16 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.97%) Retail
7 11 (0.82%) Back Office
7 11 (0.82%) Billing
8 8 (0.60%) Local Government
8 8 (0.60%) Military
8 8 (0.60%) Publishing
9 7 (0.52%) Advertising
10 5 (0.37%) Electronics
11 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.30%) Front Office
11 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.22%) French Language
12 3 (0.22%) Games
12 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (15.72%) Support Engineer
2 197 (14.75%) Analyst
3 148 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 107 (8.01%) Server Engineer
5 95 (7.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 90 (6.74%) Windows Engineer
7 86 (6.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 84 (6.29%) Consultant
9 79 (5.91%) Architect
10 69 (5.16%) Wintel Engineer
11 65 (4.87%) Desktop Support
12 62 (4.64%) Administrator
13 61 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
14 58 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 57 (4.27%) Support Analyst
16 47 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 46 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
18 45 (3.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 45 (3.37%) Service Analyst
19 44 (3.29%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.37%) .NET
2 29 (2.17%) XML
3 19 (1.42%) XSLT
4 18 (1.35%) CSS
5 17 (1.27%) Web Services
6 16 (1.20%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.82%) jQuery
8 9 (0.67%) Classic ASP
9 8 (0.60%) Middleware
10 7 (0.52%) REST
11 6 (0.45%) WCF
12 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.37%) HTML
12 5 (0.37%) XSL
12 5 (0.37%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.30%) 802.1X
13 4 (0.30%) LAMP
13 4 (0.30%) WinForms
13 4 (0.30%) WPF
13 4 (0.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 151 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 117 (8.76%) Clustering
3 76 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 75 (5.61%) Blackberry
5 63 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 55 (4.12%) Fat Client
6 55 (4.12%) Thin Client
7 33 (2.47%) PKI
8 32 (2.40%) Replication
9 25 (1.87%) NHS
10 24 (1.80%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.42%) PDA
12 18 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 14 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.05%) Cryptography
14 14 (1.05%) Statistics
15 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1336 (100.00%) Windows
2 1002 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 899 (67.29%) Windows Server
4 717 (53.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 254 (19.01%) Windows 7
6 206 (15.42%) Windows XP
7 180 (13.47%) Linux
8 70 (5.24%) Unix
9 58 (4.34%) AIX
10 53 (3.97%) Solaris
11 52 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (3.67%) Windows 2000
13 45 (3.37%) Android
13 45 (3.37%) Windows 10
13 45 (3.37%) Windows 8
14 31 (2.32%) Windows Vista
15 25 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.80%) Apple iOS
17 23 (1.72%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (24.48%) ITIL
2 226 (16.92%) Migration
3 99 (7.41%) Project Management
4 92 (6.89%) Service Delivery
5 72 (5.39%) Change Management
6 69 (5.16%) Problem Management
7 64 (4.79%) Service Management
8 61 (4.57%) Configuration Management
9 48 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (3.52%) Incident Management
11 46 (3.44%) Business Continuity
11 46 (3.44%) Server Building
12 43 (3.22%) Load Balancing
13 40 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
14 35 (2.62%) High Availability
15 34 (2.54%) Software Delivery
16 32 (2.40%) Change Control
17 31 (2.32%) Asset Management
17 31 (2.32%) Test Scripting
18 29 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 278 (20.81%) SQL
2 256 (19.16%) PowerShell
3 90 (6.74%) VBScript
4 42 (3.14%) Perl
5 36 (2.69%) C#
6 33 (2.47%) Java
7 29 (2.17%) VB
8 22 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.20%) Bourne shell
9 16 (1.20%) C
9 16 (1.20%) Korn
10 15 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.60%) PHP
14 7 (0.52%) AWK
14 7 (0.52%) sed
15 6 (0.45%) C++
15 6 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 300 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 213 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 203 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 137 (10.25%) MCSE
5 96 (7.19%) Degree
6 63 (4.72%) MCSA
7 60 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 60 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (3.59%) CCNA
9 40 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 35 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (2.62%) MCITP
11 32 (2.40%) ISTQB
11 32 (2.40%) MCP
12 28 (2.10%) MCTS
13 23 (1.72%) CISSP
14 21 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.05%) DBS Check
15 14 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.87%) SLA
2 53 (3.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.52%) QA
6 2 (0.15%) FISMA
7 1 (0.075%) COBIT
7 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
System Software
1 883 (66.09%) Active Directory
2 358 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (13.17%) XenApp
4 175 (13.10%) Hyper-V
5 119 (8.91%) vSphere
6 115 (8.61%) VMware ESX
7 108 (8.08%) XenDesktop
8 86 (6.44%) XenServer
9 77 (5.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (1.57%) Firmware
13 17 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 17 (1.27%) VMware Server
14 16 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 14 (1.05%) StorNext
16 13 (0.97%) NFS
17 12 (0.90%) KVM
17 12 (0.90%) Samba
18 11 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 200 (14.97%) SCCM
2 103 (7.71%) SCOM
3 69 (5.16%) NetBackup
4 58 (4.34%) WSUS
5 53 (3.97%) Netcool
6 52 (3.89%) XenMobile
7 46 (3.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 44 (3.29%) SafeCom
9 43 (3.22%) McAfee ePO
10 34 (2.54%) Backup Exec
11 33 (2.47%) EdgeSight
12 32 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 29 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 25 (1.87%) Tivoli
15 21 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (1.20%) AirWatch
18 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 13 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
19 13 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 703 (52.62%) Microsoft
2 656 (49.10%) VMware
3 419 (31.36%) Citrix
4 283 (21.18%) HP
5 170 (12.72%) Cisco
6 82 (6.14%) Oracle
7 77 (5.76%) Intel Security
8 73 (5.46%) Red Hat
9 69 (5.16%) AppSense
9 69 (5.16%) Dell
10 68 (5.09%) Symantec
11 67 (5.01%) ThinPrint
12 59 (4.42%) Veritas
13 53 (3.97%) NetApp
14 49 (3.67%) SAP
15 48 (3.59%) IBM
16 37 (2.77%) EMC
17 28 (2.10%) CheckPoint
17 28 (2.10%) IronPort
18 27 (2.02%) Juniper
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £100 to £125 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day, Benefits There is an opportunity to work remotely
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £170 - £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BJSS Ltd
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Mileage
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
IT Alliance Group
Rate: From £43,700 to £43,700 per annum £ 38,000 plus 15% shift allowance (£
Posted: 22 days ago