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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 208 120 82
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 675 1056 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.85% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.58% 8.62% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 614 670
Median daily rate £324 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.72% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £167 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 92 111
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.71 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.70 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +18.75%

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
12101 12246 12265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 21.46% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7670 7267 6953
Median daily rate £393 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 942 1034
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £11.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -87 602 £322 +2.92% 124
London -118 153 £373 +10.37% 38
South East -69 111 £325 +1.56% 30
North East +19 104 £230 -8.18% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 98 £230 +1.65% 3
Tyne and Wear +17 98 £230 +1.65% 3
North West -4 58 £325 +22.64% 8
Scotland +3 56 £340 +13.33% 3
East of England -27 46 £350 +21.73% 7
South West -33 42 £313 -3.84% 11
West Midlands -44 40 £300 +20.60% 11
Hampshire -24 34 £333 +10.83% 9
Manchester +4 33 £325 +18.72% 4
City of London -17 32 £388 +10.71% 13
Yorkshire -38 28 £350 +27.27% 13
Berkshire -1 26 £298 +3.65% 6
Bristol +16 25 £325 +13.53%
Renfrewshire -8 23 £316 -13.35% 1
Erskine -11 23 £316 -13.35% 1
Edinburgh +2 21 £375 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -17 21 £238 -40.62% 3
Surrey -22 19 £325 -4.05% 3
West Yorkshire -16 18 £368 +13.07% 10
Merseyside +2 16 £350 +16.66%
Bracknell -4 15 £275 +15.78%
Leeds -5 15 £375 -10.71% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 15 £275 -14.06% 2
Birmingham -14 13 £450 +80.90% 3
Essex +9 11 £350 -12.50% 2
Bedfordshire +3 11 £425 +44.68% 1

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1426 (100.00%) Windows
2 1043 (73.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 929 (65.15%) Windows Server
4 923 (64.73%) Active Directory
5 769 (53.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 728 (51.05%) Microsoft
7 700 (49.09%) VMware
8 432 (30.29%) Citrix
9 359 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 345 (24.19%) MS Exchange
11 329 (23.07%) Security Cleared
12 326 (22.86%) ITIL
13 318 (22.30%) DHCP
14 302 (21.18%) DNS
15 295 (20.69%) SQL
16 281 (19.71%) Windows 7
17 279 (19.57%) HP
18 259 (18.16%) PowerShell
19 241 (16.90%) SC Cleared
20 235 (16.48%) Migration
21 228 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
22 227 (15.92%) SQL Server
23 212 (14.87%) Windows XP
24 203 (14.24%) MS Office
25 199 (13.96%) MS Excel
26 195 (13.67%) SCCM
27 194 (13.60%) Linux
28 191 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
29 190 (13.32%) Hyper-V
30 184 (12.90%) Finance

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 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 191 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (12.69%) IIS
4 167 (11.71%) SharePoint
5 126 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 105 (7.36%) Skype for Business
7 99 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 94 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (3.37%) Office Communications Server
10 41 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 39 (2.73%) OpenStack
12 35 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 34 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.68%) IBM Notes
15 23 (1.61%) Apache
16 20 (1.40%) WebSphere
17 16 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.98%) Tomcat
19 12 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 203 (14.24%) MS Office
2 199 (13.96%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.12%) MS Project
4 14 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
6 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.070%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Eikon
2 4 (0.28%) BusinessWare
2 4 (0.28%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Exstream
3 2 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.070%) assyst
4 1 (0.070%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.070%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 146 (10.24%) Office 365
2 46 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.98%) SaaS
5 9 (0.63%) IaaS
6 8 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.49%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.35%) PaaS
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.28%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.070%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.070%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.070%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 318 (22.30%) DHCP
2 302 (21.18%) DNS
3 163 (11.43%) SAN
4 160 (11.22%) Firewall
5 131 (9.19%) WAN
6 123 (8.63%) LAN
7 118 (8.27%) TCP/IP
8 61 (4.28%) Skype
9 60 (4.21%) VPN
10 49 (3.44%) Internet
11 41 (2.88%) VLAN
12 36 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (2.38%) NetScaler
14 33 (2.31%) NAS
15 30 (2.10%) iSCSI
15 30 (2.10%) Wireless
16 25 (1.75%) Network Security
17 24 (1.68%) 3G
18 23 (1.61%) IP Telephony
19 22 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.19%) MS Access
7 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (0.91%) MySQL
9 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.42%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.35%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.35%) GIS
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (1.82%) HP UFT
1 26 (1.82%) TestDirector
2 25 (1.75%) WinRunner
3 17 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.77%) StarTeam
6 10 (0.70%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.56%) JIRA
7 8 (0.56%) MSI
8 7 (0.49%) Hudson
8 7 (0.49%) Subversion
8 7 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.14%) WiX
11 1 (0.070%) Ant
11 1 (0.070%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.070%) InstallShield
General
1 184 (12.90%) Finance
2 49 (3.44%) Banking
3 28 (1.96%) Legal
4 19 (1.33%) Law
5 18 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 11 (0.77%) Back Office
8 10 (0.70%) Billing
8 10 (0.70%) Retail
9 8 (0.56%) Advertising
9 8 (0.56%) Military
10 7 (0.49%) Local Government
11 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.42%) Publishing
12 4 (0.28%) Front Office
12 4 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
13 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 233 (16.34%) Analyst
2 228 (15.99%) Support Engineer
3 154 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (8.27%) Server Engineer
5 115 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 101 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 93 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
8 83 (5.82%) Architect
9 78 (5.47%) Consultant
10 70 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 69 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 69 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 67 (4.70%) Wintel Engineer
13 63 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 63 (4.42%) Administrator
14 58 (4.07%) Desktop Support
15 50 (3.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 48 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
16 48 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
17 45 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.58%) .NET
2 30 (2.10%) XML
3 21 (1.47%) CSS
4 20 (1.40%) XSLT
5 17 (1.19%) Web Services
6 16 (1.12%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.91%) jQuery
8 9 (0.63%) Classic ASP
9 8 (0.56%) HTML
9 8 (0.56%) Middleware
10 7 (0.49%) REST
10 7 (0.49%) WinForms
10 7 (0.49%) WPF
10 7 (0.49%) XSD
11 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.42%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.42%) WCF
12 5 (0.35%) Ajax
12 5 (0.35%) J2EE
12 5 (0.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 160 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 129 (9.05%) Clustering
3 75 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 73 (5.12%) Computer Science
6 70 (4.91%) Management Information System
7 58 (4.07%) Fat Client
7 58 (4.07%) Thin Client
8 33 (2.31%) Replication
9 26 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.82%) PDA
10 25 (1.75%) PKI
11 24 (1.68%) NHS
12 20 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.98%) Statistics
14 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.91%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1426 (100.00%) Windows
2 1043 (73.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 929 (65.15%) Windows Server
4 769 (53.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 281 (19.71%) Windows 7
6 212 (14.87%) Windows XP
7 194 (13.60%) Linux
8 72 (5.05%) Unix
9 68 (4.77%) AIX
10 60 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 55 (3.86%) Solaris
12 54 (3.79%) Windows 8
13 50 (3.51%) Windows 10
14 47 (3.30%) Windows 2000
15 35 (2.45%) Android
16 29 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
17 28 (1.96%) Mac OS X
17 28 (1.96%) Windows Vista
18 26 (1.82%) SUSE
19 23 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (22.86%) ITIL
2 235 (16.48%) Migration
3 116 (8.13%) Project Management
4 98 (6.87%) Change Management
5 86 (6.03%) Service Delivery
6 74 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 70 (4.91%) Service Management
8 58 (4.07%) Configuration Management
9 55 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 51 (3.58%) Server Building
11 47 (3.30%) Business Continuity
12 46 (3.23%) Incident Management
13 45 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
14 43 (3.02%) Load Balancing
15 37 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (2.59%) Test Scripting
16 36 (2.52%) Software Testing
17 35 (2.45%) Software Delivery
18 34 (2.38%) Change Control
19 32 (2.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 295 (20.69%) SQL
2 259 (18.16%) PowerShell
3 97 (6.80%) VBScript
4 43 (3.02%) C#
4 43 (3.02%) Perl
5 30 (2.10%) VB
6 29 (2.03%) Java
7 24 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.33%) C
8 19 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.12%) Bourne shell
9 16 (1.12%) Korn
10 15 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.56%) PHP
13 7 (0.49%) AWK
13 7 (0.49%) sed
13 7 (0.49%) Tcl
14 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 329 (23.07%) Security Cleared
2 241 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 228 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (11.36%) MCSE
5 107 (7.50%) Degree
6 82 (5.75%) MCSA
7 62 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (4.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 44 (3.09%) CCNA
10 43 (3.02%) MCITP
11 41 (2.88%) DV Cleared
12 39 (2.73%) ISTQB
12 39 (2.73%) MCTS
13 38 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (2.03%) MCP
15 26 (1.82%) CISSP
16 17 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (1.05%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.35%) SLA
2 52 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.98%) QA
6 9 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.14%) FISMA
9 1 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
System Software
1 923 (64.73%) Active Directory
2 359 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (13.32%) Hyper-V
4 168 (11.78%) XenApp
5 136 (9.54%) vSphere
6 130 (9.12%) VMware ESX
7 99 (6.94%) XenDesktop
8 86 (6.03%) XenServer
9 74 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 70 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 19 (1.33%) Firmware
13 18 (1.26%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.12%) VMware Server
15 14 (0.98%) NFS
15 14 (0.98%) StorNext
15 14 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.84%) KVM
16 12 (0.84%) Samba
Systems Management
1 195 (13.67%) SCCM
2 97 (6.80%) SCOM
3 65 (4.56%) NetBackup
3 65 (4.56%) Netcool
4 55 (3.86%) WSUS
5 52 (3.65%) McAfee ePO
6 50 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 47 (3.30%) XenMobile
8 40 (2.81%) SafeCom
9 39 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 34 (2.38%) Backup Exec
11 32 (2.24%) EdgeSight
12 30 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 30 (2.10%) Tivoli
13 28 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 16 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 14 (0.98%) Nagios
17 12 (0.84%) Puppet
18 11 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 728 (51.05%) Microsoft
2 700 (49.09%) VMware
3 432 (30.29%) Citrix
4 279 (19.57%) HP
5 163 (11.43%) Cisco
6 89 (6.24%) Oracle
7 88 (6.17%) Intel Security
8 80 (5.61%) Red Hat
9 69 (4.84%) Dell
10 68 (4.77%) AppSense
11 65 (4.56%) ThinPrint
12 63 (4.42%) Veritas
13 61 (4.28%) IBM
14 60 (4.21%) NetApp
14 60 (4.21%) Symantec
15 51 (3.58%) SAP
16 42 (2.95%) EMC
17 33 (2.31%) CheckPoint
18 30 (2.10%) IronPort
19 27 (1.89%) Juniper
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