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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 226 162 89
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -73
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 593 880 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.51% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 7.16% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 485 647
Median daily rate £325 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £171 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 88 127
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £27.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.10%

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
11267 12289 12635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.09% 21.15% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7081 7308 7350
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 £198 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 957 1098
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -75 527 £325 +1.56% 109
London -87 157 £375 +6.38% 24
South East -54 112 £323 +7.50% 26
North East +27 70 £300 +19.76% 7
Tyne and Wear +19 62 £300 +27.65% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 60 £300 +27.65% 5
Scotland +11 59 £280 -10.40% 3
Renfrewshire -2 44 £295 -10.60%
Erskine -6 43 £295 -10.60%
Hampshire -7 41 £320 +3.22% 8
North West -9 41 £325 +31.31% 13
East of England -21 38 £300 -29.41% 7
West Midlands -20 34 £285 -0.86% 10
South West -34 34 £308 -12.14% 14
Manchester -9 28 £325 +19.26% 8
City of London -37 25 £414 +10.33% 4
Yorkshire -13 23 £290 +0.43% 7
Berkshire -3 21 £325 +23.80% 2
East Midlands +4 20 £306 +11.36% 1
Hertfordshire -6 15 £253 -40.58% 2
West Yorkshire +3 14 £290 -10.76% 3
Wales +25 13 £481 +48.07%
South Wales +23 13 £481 +48.07%
Leeds +15 13 £290 -10.76% 3
Bristol +6 13 £315 +162.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £343 +11.38% 6
Surrey -5 11 £275 -21.42% 5
West Sussex +1 10 £335 +67.50% 1
Glasgow +1 10 £213 -29.16% 1
Wiltshire -1 10 £151 -42.38% 1

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1326 (100.00%) Windows
2 1017 (76.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 912 (68.78%) Windows Server
4 901 (67.95%) Active Directory
5 732 (55.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 704 (53.09%) Microsoft
7 633 (47.74%) VMware
8 437 (32.96%) Citrix
9 372 (28.05%) MS Exchange
10 352 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 322 (24.28%) DHCP
12 320 (24.13%) ITIL
13 303 (22.85%) HP
13 303 (22.85%) Security Cleared
14 291 (21.95%) DNS
15 288 (21.72%) PowerShell
16 276 (20.81%) SQL
17 251 (18.93%) Windows 7
18 233 (17.57%) Migration
19 219 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 215 (16.21%) Windows XP
21 214 (16.14%) SQL Server
21 214 (16.14%) SC Cleared
22 211 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
23 205 (15.46%) SCCM
24 189 (14.25%) Cisco
25 187 (14.10%) XenApp
26 183 (13.80%) MS Office
26 183 (13.80%) Hyper-V
27 180 (13.57%) 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
1 372 (28.05%) MS Exchange
2 211 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (12.52%) SharePoint
4 160 (12.07%) IIS
5 147 (11.09%) Skype for Business
6 130 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 127 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 111 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 58 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
10 55 (4.15%) OpenStack
11 45 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 37 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (1.89%) IBM Notes
15 24 (1.81%) Apache
16 14 (1.06%) Tomcat
16 14 (1.06%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
18 9 (0.68%) IBM Domino
19 8 (0.60%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 183 (13.80%) MS Office
2 174 (13.12%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.83%) MS Project
5 8 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Eikon
2 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Exstream
3 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.075%) assyst
4 1 (0.075%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.075%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 165 (12.44%) Office 365
2 50 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.90%) SaaS
5 11 (0.83%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.60%) IaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.30%) PaaS
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 322 (24.28%) DHCP
2 291 (21.95%) DNS
3 180 (13.57%) SAN
4 161 (12.14%) Firewall
5 131 (9.88%) TCP/IP
6 128 (9.65%) WAN
7 121 (9.13%) LAN
8 101 (7.62%) Skype
9 70 (5.28%) VPN
10 57 (4.30%) Internet
11 45 (3.39%) VLAN
12 44 (3.32%) NAS
13 38 (2.87%) NetScaler
14 37 (2.79%) iSCSI
15 29 (2.19%) Network Security
16 28 (2.11%) IP Telephony
17 27 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (1.89%) Wireless
19 24 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.43%) MySQL
6 15 (1.13%) MS Access
6 15 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.53%) GIS
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.45%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.28%) StarTeam
2 14 (1.06%) TeamCity
3 12 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 10 (0.75%) TestDirector
5 10 (0.75%) WinRunner
6 9 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.60%) JIRA
8 7 (0.53%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.53%) Hudson
8 7 (0.53%) Subversion
9 3 (0.23%) MSI
10 2 (0.15%) Ant
10 2 (0.15%) Maven
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.15%) Toad
10 2 (0.15%) WiX
11 1 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 139 (10.48%) Finance
2 49 (3.70%) Banking
3 24 (1.81%) Legal
4 20 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.28%) Retail
6 15 (1.13%) Back Office
7 12 (0.90%) Law
8 11 (0.83%) Local Government
9 10 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.68%) Billing
11 8 (0.60%) Military
11 8 (0.60%) Publishing
12 7 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.38%) Electronics
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) Games
15 3 (0.23%) German Language
15 3 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 192 (14.48%) Support Engineer
2 184 (13.88%) Analyst
3 152 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 100 (7.54%) Server Engineer
5 95 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 85 (6.41%) Architect
7 83 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 83 (6.26%) Windows Engineer
8 81 (6.11%) Wintel Engineer
9 77 (5.81%) Consultant
10 65 (4.90%) Desktop Support
11 61 (4.60%) Administrator
12 56 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (4.22%) Support Analyst
13 51 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 51 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
14 46 (3.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 45 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support
16 43 (3.24%) Service Analyst
16 43 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.11%) .NET
2 24 (1.81%) Web Services
3 18 (1.36%) XML
4 17 (1.28%) Regular Expression
5 14 (1.06%) XSLT
6 12 (0.90%) CSS
7 7 (0.53%) REST
8 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.45%) Middleware
8 6 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.38%) XSL
10 4 (0.30%) jQuery
10 4 (0.30%) LAMP
10 4 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.23%) EJB
11 3 (0.23%) HTML
11 3 (0.23%) JAX-WS
11 3 (0.23%) JMX
11 3 (0.23%) JSF
11 3 (0.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 157 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 124 (9.35%) Clustering
3 87 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 79 (5.96%) Blackberry
5 75 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (4.83%) Management Information System
7 61 (4.60%) Fat Client
7 61 (4.60%) Thin Client
8 30 (2.26%) Replication
9 28 (2.11%) NHS
9 28 (2.11%) PKI
10 24 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 16 (1.21%) Statistics
13 15 (1.13%) Cryptography
13 15 (1.13%) EMC VNX
13 15 (1.13%) PDA
13 15 (1.13%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1326 (100.00%) Windows
2 1017 (76.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 912 (68.78%) Windows Server
4 732 (55.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 251 (18.93%) Windows 7
6 215 (16.21%) Windows XP
7 172 (12.97%) Linux
8 71 (5.35%) Unix
9 65 (4.90%) AIX
10 56 (4.22%) Windows 10
11 55 (4.15%) Solaris
12 52 (3.92%) Windows 2000
13 50 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 48 (3.62%) Windows 8
15 41 (3.09%) Android
16 33 (2.49%) Windows Vista
17 26 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (1.81%) Apple iOS
19 23 (1.73%) SUSE
20 19 (1.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (24.13%) ITIL
2 233 (17.57%) Migration
3 94 (7.09%) Service Delivery
4 86 (6.49%) Project Management
5 69 (5.20%) Change Management
6 65 (4.90%) Problem Management
7 62 (4.68%) Service Management
8 55 (4.15%) Load Balancing
9 51 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 49 (3.70%) Configuration Management
11 44 (3.32%) Business Continuity
11 44 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (3.17%) Server Building
13 35 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
14 34 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
15 32 (2.41%) High Availability
16 31 (2.34%) Change Control
16 31 (2.34%) Software Testing
17 30 (2.26%) Software Delivery
17 30 (2.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (21.72%) PowerShell
2 276 (20.81%) SQL
3 95 (7.16%) VBScript
4 40 (3.02%) Perl
5 32 (2.41%) Java
6 29 (2.19%) C#
7 24 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 22 (1.66%) VB
9 16 (1.21%) Bourne shell
9 16 (1.21%) Korn
10 13 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 13 (0.98%) C
11 10 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.60%) PHP
13 7 (0.53%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.53%) Python
14 5 (0.38%) AWK
14 5 (0.38%) sed
15 4 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 303 (22.85%) Security Cleared
2 219 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 214 (16.14%) SC Cleared
4 158 (11.92%) MCSE
5 109 (8.22%) Degree
6 68 (5.13%) MCSA
7 59 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (4.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 47 (3.54%) CCNA
10 39 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 39 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (2.94%) MCITP
10 39 (2.94%) MCP
11 31 (2.34%) MCTS
12 30 (2.26%) ISTQB
13 24 (1.81%) CISSP
14 20 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.83%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.90%) SLA
2 48 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.53%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.45%) QA
8 2 (0.15%) FISMA
9 1 (0.075%) COBIT
9 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.075%) GPG13
9 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
System Software
1 901 (67.95%) Active Directory
2 352 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (14.10%) XenApp
4 183 (13.80%) Hyper-V
5 126 (9.50%) vSphere
6 108 (8.14%) XenDesktop
7 96 (7.24%) VMware ESX
8 82 (6.18%) XenServer
9 76 (5.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 55 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (2.94%) Firmware
12 18 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 18 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (1.21%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 12 (0.90%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.75%) Samba
16 10 (0.75%) StorNext
16 10 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.68%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 205 (15.46%) SCCM
2 96 (7.24%) SCOM
3 71 (5.35%) NetBackup
4 60 (4.52%) WSUS
5 57 (4.30%) Netcool
6 53 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 50 (3.77%) XenMobile
8 45 (3.39%) SafeCom
9 44 (3.32%) McAfee ePO
10 39 (2.94%) Backup Exec
11 34 (2.56%) EdgeSight
12 33 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 26 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 24 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 23 (1.73%) Tivoli
16 15 (1.13%) AirWatch
16 15 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 14 (1.06%) Puppet
18 13 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 704 (53.09%) Microsoft
2 633 (47.74%) VMware
3 437 (32.96%) Citrix
4 303 (22.85%) HP
5 189 (14.25%) Cisco
6 83 (6.26%) Intel Security
7 81 (6.11%) Symantec
8 79 (5.96%) Oracle
9 77 (5.81%) Dell
10 70 (5.28%) AppSense
10 70 (5.28%) Veritas
11 67 (5.05%) Red Hat
12 65 (4.90%) ThinPrint
13 53 (4.00%) SAP
14 46 (3.47%) IBM
15 45 (3.39%) NetApp
16 44 (3.32%) EMC
17 27 (2.04%) IronPort
18 26 (1.96%) Juniper
19 25 (1.89%) CheckPoint
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