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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 187 110 81
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 733 1082 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.93% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.90% 8.70% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 627 694
Median daily rate £320 £311 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 91 110
Median hourly rate £21.75 £18.46 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.60 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.46 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +17.20%

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
12429 12432 12503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.12% 22.17% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7823 7240 7170
Median daily rate £395 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
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 £363 £349 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 985 1042
Median hourly rate £16.97 £16.84 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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
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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 -101 606 £315 +0.80% 111
London -88 175 £363 +6.61% 35
North East +22 129 £260 +7.77% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 126 £263 +16.02% 2
Tyne and Wear +16 126 £263 +16.02% 2
Scotland +18 110 £375 +25.00% 5
South East -77 104 £328 -2.96% 29
North West -1 54 £338 +27.35% 12
Renfrewshire -13 53 £330 -5.71%
Erskine -13 53 £330 -5.71%
East of England -33 36 £370 +64.44% 5
South West -54 34 £300 -7.69% 10
West Midlands -50 31 £275 +3.77% 6
City of London -21 30 £340 - 9
Edinburgh +6 29 £376 +23.11% 1
Berkshire -10 28 £298 -14.85% 6
Hampshire -31 28 £330 +7.75% 8
Manchester +1 26 £331 +26.19% 10
East Midlands -22 23 £275 -16.03% 5
Yorkshire -54 22 £375 +36.36% 7
Surrey -29 21 £350 -6.66% 1
Bracknell +11 18 £275 - 1
Glasgow +17 17 £383 - 3
Birmingham -4 16 £306 -1.20% 4
Bristol +1 15 £325 +12.06% 2
West Yorkshire -28 15 £400 +50.94% 5
Merseyside 0 14 £413 +37.50% 1
Bedfordshire +8 12 £425 +61.90% 1
Essex +6 10 £350 -12.50% 1
Cheshire +3 10 £349 +1.08% 1

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1408 (100.00%) Windows
2 1018 (72.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 926 (65.77%) Active Directory
4 915 (64.99%) Windows Server
5 735 (52.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 712 (50.57%) Microsoft
7 698 (49.57%) VMware
8 409 (29.05%) Citrix
9 369 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 353 (25.07%) MS Exchange
11 314 (22.30%) Security Cleared
12 310 (22.02%) Windows 7
13 307 (21.80%) DHCP
13 307 (21.80%) ITIL
14 303 (21.52%) DNS
15 286 (20.31%) HP
16 284 (20.17%) SQL
17 257 (18.25%) PowerShell
18 235 (16.69%) Migration
19 231 (16.41%) Windows XP
20 229 (16.26%) SC Cleared
21 227 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 219 (15.55%) SQL Server
23 217 (15.41%) MS Office
24 206 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
25 201 (14.28%) Finance
26 197 (13.99%) MS Excel
27 181 (12.86%) Linux
28 176 (12.50%) SCCM
29 175 (12.43%) MCSE

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
1 353 (25.07%) MS Exchange
2 206 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (12.22%) IIS
4 153 (10.87%) SharePoint
5 123 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 114 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 110 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 103 (7.32%) Skype for Business
9 40 (2.84%) Office Communications Server
10 38 (2.70%) OpenStack
11 29 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (1.99%) IBM Notes
13 22 (1.56%) WebSphere
14 21 (1.49%) Apache
15 14 (0.99%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 217 (15.41%) MS Office
2 197 (13.99%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.14%) MS Project
5 11 (0.78%) PaintShop Pro
6 7 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.50%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.071%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Eikon
2 4 (0.28%) BusinessWare
2 4 (0.28%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.14%) Exstream
5 1 (0.071%) assyst
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.071%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.071%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.071%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 134 (9.52%) Office 365
2 43 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.78%) SaaS
5 8 (0.57%) Google Apps
5 8 (0.57%) IaaS
6 7 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.28%) PaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.21%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.071%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.071%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 307 (21.80%) DHCP
2 303 (21.52%) DNS
3 164 (11.65%) SAN
4 162 (11.51%) Firewall
5 124 (8.81%) LAN
6 118 (8.38%) TCP/IP
6 118 (8.38%) WAN
7 66 (4.69%) VPN
8 54 (3.84%) Internet
9 52 (3.69%) Skype
10 37 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
11 35 (2.49%) NetScaler
12 31 (2.20%) VLAN
12 31 (2.20%) Wireless
13 27 (1.92%) NAS
14 26 (1.85%) Network Security
15 23 (1.63%) 3G
16 22 (1.56%) VoIP
17 20 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (1.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.28%) MS Access
8 15 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.78%) MySQL
10 11 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.43%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.36%) DTS
14 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
15 4 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (2.34%) HP UFT
1 33 (2.34%) TestDirector
2 32 (2.27%) WinRunner
3 17 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.64%) MSI
5 9 (0.64%) StarTeam
6 7 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.43%) JIRA
8 5 (0.36%) Hudson
8 5 (0.36%) Subversion
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.071%) Ant
11 1 (0.071%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.071%) InstallShield
General
1 201 (14.28%) Finance
2 55 (3.91%) Banking
3 32 (2.27%) Legal
4 24 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.42%) Law
6 14 (0.99%) Back Office
7 12 (0.85%) Retail
8 11 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.71%) Billing
10 7 (0.50%) Advertising
11 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.43%) Local Government
11 6 (0.43%) Military
11 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.28%) Front Office
12 4 (0.28%) German Language
12 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.28%) Publishing
12 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 230 (16.34%) Support Engineer
2 226 (16.05%) Analyst
3 147 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 114 (8.10%) Server Engineer
5 100 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 89 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 87 (6.18%) Windows Engineer
8 80 (5.68%) Wintel Engineer
9 78 (5.54%) Architect
10 69 (4.90%) Consultant
10 69 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 69 (4.90%) Support Analyst
11 65 (4.62%) Administrator
12 62 (4.40%) Desktop Support
13 60 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 56 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
15 50 (3.55%) Service Analyst
16 48 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
17 47 (3.34%) Infrastructure Support
17 47 (3.34%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.76%) .NET
2 26 (1.85%) XML
3 22 (1.56%) Web Services
4 16 (1.14%) jQuery
5 15 (1.07%) Regular Expression
6 14 (0.99%) CSS
7 11 (0.78%) XSLT
8 10 (0.71%) HTML
9 9 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.64%) Classic ASP
10 8 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.57%) WinForms
10 8 (0.57%) WPF
10 8 (0.57%) XSD
11 7 (0.50%) Middleware
11 7 (0.50%) REST
12 6 (0.43%) WCF
13 5 (0.36%) Ajax
13 5 (0.36%) J2EE
14 4 (0.28%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 168 (11.93%) Data Centre
2 125 (8.88%) Clustering
3 91 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (5.40%) Blackberry
5 66 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 62 (4.40%) Management Information System
7 59 (4.19%) Fat Client
7 59 (4.19%) Thin Client
8 29 (2.06%) PDA
8 29 (2.06%) Replication
9 26 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 25 (1.78%) PKI
11 22 (1.56%) NHS
12 21 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.92%) Smartphone
14 13 (0.92%) Statistics
15 12 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1408 (100.00%) Windows
2 1018 (72.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 915 (64.99%) Windows Server
4 735 (52.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 310 (22.02%) Windows 7
6 231 (16.41%) Windows XP
7 181 (12.86%) Linux
8 83 (5.89%) Unix
9 65 (4.62%) AIX
10 63 (4.47%) Windows 8
11 52 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (3.48%) Solaris
13 47 (3.34%) Windows 10
14 43 (3.05%) Windows 2000
15 31 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
16 30 (2.13%) Android
17 29 (2.06%) Mac OS X
18 25 (1.78%) SUSE
18 25 (1.78%) Windows Vista
19 22 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (21.80%) ITIL
2 235 (16.69%) Migration
3 111 (7.88%) Project Management
4 103 (7.32%) Change Management
5 79 (5.61%) Service Delivery
6 73 (5.18%) Service Management
7 70 (4.97%) Problem Management
8 60 (4.26%) Configuration Management
8 60 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 57 (4.05%) Server Building
10 45 (3.20%) Incident Management
11 41 (2.91%) Business Continuity
11 41 (2.91%) Load Balancing
11 41 (2.91%) Software Testing
12 40 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
12 40 (2.84%) Test Scripting
13 37 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (2.56%) Change Control
14 36 (2.56%) Virtual Environments
15 34 (2.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 284 (20.17%) SQL
2 257 (18.25%) PowerShell
3 94 (6.68%) VBScript
4 47 (3.34%) C#
5 40 (2.84%) Perl
6 28 (1.99%) VB
7 27 (1.92%) Java
8 24 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.28%) C
11 16 (1.14%) Bourne shell
12 15 (1.07%) Korn
13 14 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.71%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.57%) C++
16 7 (0.50%) AWK
16 7 (0.50%) sed
16 7 (0.50%) Tcl
17 6 (0.43%) COBOL
17 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 314 (22.30%) Security Cleared
2 229 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 227 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 175 (12.43%) MCSE
5 98 (6.96%) Degree
6 92 (6.53%) MCSA
7 58 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (3.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 47 (3.34%) MCITP
10 43 (3.05%) CCNA
10 43 (3.05%) MCTS
11 42 (2.98%) ISTQB
12 33 (2.34%) DV Cleared
13 31 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (1.99%) MCP
16 22 (1.56%) CISSP
17 13 (0.92%) CCNP
18 12 (0.85%) DBS Check
19 11 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.47%) SLA
2 47 (3.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.99%) QA
5 12 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.14%) ISO15022
7 2 (0.14%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.071%) COBIT
8 1 (0.071%) FISMA
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.071%) JSP 440
System Software
1 926 (65.77%) Active Directory
2 369 (26.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 164 (11.65%) XenApp
5 160 (11.36%) VMware ESX
6 150 (10.65%) vSphere
7 94 (6.68%) XenDesktop
8 77 (5.47%) XenServer
9 74 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
10 70 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.21%) Firmware
15 15 (1.07%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.99%) StorNext
16 14 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
17 13 (0.92%) NFS
17 13 (0.92%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 176 (12.50%) SCCM
2 89 (6.32%) SCOM
3 69 (4.90%) Netcool
4 62 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
4 62 (4.40%) NetBackup
5 55 (3.91%) WSUS
6 44 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 40 (2.84%) Backup Exec
7 40 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 39 (2.77%) XenMobile
9 35 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
10 34 (2.41%) SafeCom
11 31 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 30 (2.13%) Tivoli
13 27 (1.92%) EdgeSight
14 18 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (1.07%) Nagios
16 12 (0.85%) vMotion
17 10 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 712 (50.57%) Microsoft
2 698 (49.57%) VMware
3 409 (29.05%) Citrix
4 286 (20.31%) HP
5 155 (11.01%) Cisco
6 97 (6.89%) Intel Security
7 90 (6.39%) Oracle
8 78 (5.54%) Red Hat
9 68 (4.83%) NetApp
10 66 (4.69%) IBM
10 66 (4.69%) Veritas
11 65 (4.62%) AppSense
12 60 (4.26%) ThinPrint
13 58 (4.12%) Dell
13 58 (4.12%) Symantec
14 46 (3.27%) EMC
15 45 (3.20%) SAP
16 33 (2.34%) CheckPoint
17 32 (2.27%) IronPort
18 30 (2.13%) CA
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