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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 238 188 98
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -90
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 504 712 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.29% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 5.98% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 403 654
Median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 109
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.13 £40.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -12.28%

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
10531 11907 13134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 21.51% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6587 7012 7780
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 978 1140
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.59 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -58 429 £325 - 82
London -66 128 £400 +22.69% 15
South East -35 94 £313 +0.80% 28
North East +22 68 £315 +12.50% 4
Scotland +7 68 £295 -4.83% 2
Tyne and Wear +14 61 £335 +52.27% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 61 £335 +52.27% 3
Erskine -7 37 £280 -11.11%
Renfrewshire -10 37 £280 -11.11%
North West -2 36 £363 +13.72% 5
East of England +9 35 £365 -5.80% 2
Hampshire -21 27 £310 - 5
City of London -24 25 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -5 23 £125 -67.74% 2
South West -53 22 £290 -17.14% 11
Manchester +1 21 £350 +7.69% 2
Yorkshire +6 19 £450 +60.71% 6
Berkshire +6 17 £235 -26.71% 8
Glasgow +4 16 £300 +2.12% 1
Northampton +6 15 £120 -60.00%
Northamptonshire 0 15 £120 -60.00%
Kent +17 13 £338 +28.57% 1
West Sussex +23 12 £325 - 1
Leeds +19 11 £450 +63.63% 4
West Yorkshire +7 11 £450 +62.16% 4
Lancashire +3 10 £415 +21.61%
Gloucestershire +1 10 £170 +54.54% 2
Norfolk +17 9 £371 +64.88%
South Wales +15 9 £475 +58.33%
Reading +7 9 £170 -51.07% 5

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1075 (100.00%) Windows
2 808 (75.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 730 (67.91%) Windows Server
4 671 (62.42%) Active Directory
5 608 (56.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 559 (52.00%) Microsoft
7 551 (51.26%) VMware
8 320 (29.77%) Citrix
9 317 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 285 (26.51%) MS Exchange
11 260 (24.19%) DNS
12 246 (22.88%) Windows 7
13 240 (22.33%) DHCP
14 239 (22.23%) ITIL
15 218 (20.28%) Security Cleared
16 216 (20.09%) SQL
17 203 (18.88%) PowerShell
18 194 (18.05%) HP
19 181 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 177 (16.47%) Cisco
21 175 (16.28%) Migration
22 170 (15.81%) Windows XP
23 168 (15.63%) SCCM
24 164 (15.26%) SQL Server
25 162 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
26 158 (14.70%) SAN
27 153 (14.23%) Office 365
28 151 (14.05%) TCP/IP
29 150 (13.95%) MS Office
29 150 (13.95%) XenApp

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
1 285 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 162 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 136 (12.65%) SharePoint
4 131 (12.19%) IIS
5 107 (9.95%) Skype for Business
6 94 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 85 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (3.44%) Office Communications Server
10 36 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (2.70%) OpenStack
12 23 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (1.95%) Apache
13 21 (1.95%) IBM Notes
14 17 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (1.02%) Tomcat
16 11 (1.02%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 150 (13.95%) MS Office
2 132 (12.28%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) MS Project
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Eikon
2 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Exstream
4 2 (0.19%) Demantra
4 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.093%) assyst
5 1 (0.093%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.093%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.093%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 153 (14.23%) Office 365
2 56 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.12%) SaaS
5 9 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (0.65%) IaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.37%) PaaS
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.19%) G Suite
12 1 (0.093%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.093%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 260 (24.19%) DNS
2 240 (22.33%) DHCP
3 158 (14.70%) SAN
4 151 (14.05%) TCP/IP
5 148 (13.77%) Firewall
6 101 (9.40%) WAN
7 95 (8.84%) LAN
8 73 (6.79%) Skype
9 67 (6.23%) NAS
10 65 (6.05%) VPN
11 51 (4.74%) Internet
12 43 (4.00%) VLAN
13 41 (3.81%) iSCSI
14 27 (2.51%) Network Security
15 25 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (2.05%) IP Telephony
16 22 (2.05%) MPLS
17 20 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (1.86%) SMTP
18 18 (1.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.58%) MySQL
6 17 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.65%) BODI
10 7 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.56%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.47%) GIS
12 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (2.14%) StarTeam
2 17 (1.58%) TeamCity
3 13 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.56%) JIRA
8 5 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.47%) Hudson
8 5 (0.47%) Subversion
9 4 (0.37%) Toad
10 3 (0.28%) MSI
10 3 (0.28%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.19%) Ant
11 2 (0.19%) JDeveloper
11 2 (0.19%) Maven
11 2 (0.19%) WiX
12 1 (0.093%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 144 (13.40%) Finance
2 56 (5.21%) Banking
3 22 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.95%) Retail
5 13 (1.21%) Legal
5 13 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 12 (1.12%) Local Government
7 11 (1.02%) Back Office
7 11 (1.02%) Publishing
8 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.65%) Law
10 5 (0.47%) Electronics
10 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.37%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Marketing
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 152 (14.14%) Support Engineer
2 140 (13.02%) Analyst
3 127 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 72 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
6 70 (6.51%) Architect
7 68 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (6.23%) Consultant
9 66 (6.14%) Server Engineer
10 65 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 64 (5.95%) Administrator
12 63 (5.86%) Wintel Engineer
13 60 (5.58%) Desktop Support
14 48 (4.47%) Support Analyst
15 44 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 42 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
17 41 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 39 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 38 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
20 36 (3.35%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.51%) Web Services
2 25 (2.33%) .NET
3 17 (1.58%) XML
4 11 (1.02%) XSLT
5 10 (0.93%) CSS
6 9 (0.84%) Regular Expression
7 8 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (0.65%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.56%) Middleware
9 6 (0.56%) Node.js
10 5 (0.47%) XSL
10 5 (0.47%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.28%) HTML
11 3 (0.28%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.19%) Ajax
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Camel
12 2 (0.19%) boto
12 2 (0.19%) JAX-WS
12 2 (0.19%) jQuery
12 2 (0.19%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 102 (9.49%) Clustering
3 61 (5.67%) Blackberry
4 59 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 45 (4.19%) Management Information System
7 44 (4.09%) Fat Client
7 44 (4.09%) Thin Client
8 30 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.67%) PKI
10 17 (1.58%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.49%) EMC VNX
11 16 (1.49%) NHS
12 14 (1.30%) iPad
12 14 (1.30%) iPhone
12 14 (1.30%) Replication
13 12 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 11 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.84%) CMDB
15 9 (0.84%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1075 (100.00%) Windows
2 808 (75.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 730 (67.91%) Windows Server
4 608 (56.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 246 (22.88%) Windows 7
6 170 (15.81%) Windows XP
7 147 (13.67%) Linux
8 70 (6.51%) Windows 10
9 58 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 54 (5.02%) AIX
11 52 (4.84%) Unix
12 45 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (3.53%) Windows 2000
14 34 (3.16%) Android
15 33 (3.07%) Solaris
16 22 (2.05%) Windows Vista
17 20 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (1.67%) Apple iOS
18 18 (1.67%) SUSE
19 15 (1.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (22.23%) ITIL
2 175 (16.28%) Migration
3 65 (6.05%) Change Management
4 64 (5.95%) Service Delivery
5 45 (4.19%) Project Management
6 41 (3.81%) Problem Management
6 41 (3.81%) Service Management
7 40 (3.72%) Load Balancing
8 38 (3.53%) Incident Management
9 35 (3.26%) Configuration Management
9 35 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (2.88%) Test Scripting
11 29 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
12 28 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
12 28 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 28 (2.60%) Software Testing
12 28 (2.60%) Time Management
13 26 (2.42%) Information Security
13 26 (2.42%) Patch Management
13 26 (2.42%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 216 (20.09%) SQL
2 203 (18.88%) PowerShell
3 49 (4.56%) VBScript
4 28 (2.60%) Perl
5 23 (2.14%) VB
6 22 (2.05%) Java
7 15 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 15 (1.40%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.12%) C
10 11 (1.02%) PHP
11 10 (0.93%) C#
12 8 (0.74%) Bourne shell
12 8 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.74%) Korn
12 8 (0.74%) Python
13 4 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.28%) C++
15 2 (0.19%) Ruby
16 1 (0.093%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 218 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 181 (16.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 126 (11.72%) MCSE
5 67 (6.23%) Degree
6 61 (5.67%) MCSA
7 50 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (3.91%) MCITP
9 39 (3.63%) CCNA
10 36 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 36 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (3.35%) MCP
11 35 (3.26%) DV Cleared
12 32 (2.98%) ISTQB
13 27 (2.51%) MCTS
14 23 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.86%) CISSP
16 13 (1.21%) CCNP
16 13 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.93%) SLA
2 33 (3.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.56%) ISO 9000
4 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.37%) QA
6 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.093%) FISMA
6 1 (0.093%) GPG13
6 1 (0.093%) HIPAA
System Software
1 671 (62.42%) Active Directory
2 317 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (13.95%) XenApp
4 147 (13.67%) Hyper-V
5 92 (8.56%) vSphere
6 86 (8.00%) VMware ESX
7 71 (6.60%) XenDesktop
8 51 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (3.35%) XenServer
11 31 (2.88%) Firmware
12 19 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.21%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.21%) VMware Server
14 12 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.84%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.74%) NFS
17 7 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 168 (15.63%) SCCM
2 75 (6.98%) SCOM
3 50 (4.65%) NetBackup
4 47 (4.37%) WSUS
5 46 (4.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 41 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
7 39 (3.63%) Backup Exec
8 37 (3.44%) Netcool
9 19 (1.77%) SafeCom
9 19 (1.77%) XenMobile
10 18 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (1.58%) EdgeSight
11 17 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 17 (1.58%) Tivoli
12 14 (1.30%) AirWatch
13 13 (1.21%) HP SiteScope
13 13 (1.21%) Puppet
14 11 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 559 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 551 (51.26%) VMware
3 320 (29.77%) Citrix
4 194 (18.05%) HP
5 177 (16.47%) Cisco
6 75 (6.98%) Symantec
7 74 (6.88%) Dell
8 69 (6.42%) Intel Security
9 60 (5.58%) Red Hat
10 58 (5.40%) Oracle
11 55 (5.12%) Veritas
12 46 (4.28%) NetApp
13 40 (3.72%) AppSense
14 34 (3.16%) EMC
14 34 (3.16%) ThinPrint
15 31 (2.88%) Juniper
16 29 (2.70%) IBM
17 26 (2.42%) SAP
18 24 (2.23%) Veeam
19 23 (2.14%) LANDesk
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £42 - £55 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £22 - £23 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £136 per day
Posted: 4 days ago