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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
Rank 252 199 103
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -96
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 419 617 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.21% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.44% 5.66% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 355 527
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £184 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £320 £301
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 97
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.20 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%

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
9443 10898 11363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.06% 21.43% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 6509 6686
Median daily rate £396 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 826 942
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -35 387 £325 - 93
London -79 106 £348 -5.44% 21
South East -28 93 £325 +1.56% 21
East of England +16 41 £365 +0.68% 8
North East +10 39 £290 +3.57% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 33 £290 -10.76% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 33 £290 -10.76% 3
Hampshire -16 32 £320 +3.22% 4
East Midlands 0 31 £136 -58.63% 11
Yorkshire +17 25 £388 +38.39% 11
North West +10 24 £313 -3.84% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 22 £349 -20.28% 3
City of London -33 22 £419 +4.68% 2
Scotland -8 21 £300 -1.63% 2
Norfolk +20 19 £365 +62.22%
South West -25 19 £170 -47.69% 4
Milton Keynes +15 17 £350 -22.22% 2
Derbyshire +2 17 £143 -62.61% 2
West Yorkshire +23 16 £425 +29.77% 8
Manchester +12 16 £300 -9.43% 6
Berkshire -7 15 £180 -48.75% 6
Leeds +13 13 £350 -6.66% 3
Derby +6 12 £240 -39.04% 1
West Midlands -6 11 £425 +73.46% 5
Kent +2 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Northampton -5 10 £120 -40.00% 2
Northamptonshire -9 10 £120 -40.00% 3
Reading +12 8 £170 -28.42% 2
Gloucestershire -3 8 £150 +51.89% 3
South Yorkshire -6 8 £450 +143.24% 2

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 947 (100.00%) Windows
2 690 (72.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 654 (69.06%) Windows Server
4 581 (61.35%) Active Directory
5 541 (57.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 489 (51.64%) VMware
7 470 (49.63%) Microsoft
8 280 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 254 (26.82%) DNS
10 248 (26.19%) Citrix
11 245 (25.87%) Windows 7
12 235 (24.82%) MS Exchange
13 222 (23.44%) Security Cleared
14 219 (23.13%) ITIL
15 205 (21.65%) DHCP
16 200 (21.12%) PowerShell
17 196 (20.70%) HP
18 192 (20.27%) SQL
19 165 (17.42%) Cisco
20 164 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
21 161 (17.00%) SC Cleared
22 154 (16.26%) Windows XP
23 150 (15.84%) SQL Server
23 150 (15.84%) Migration
24 148 (15.63%) Finance
25 146 (15.42%) TCP/IP
26 140 (14.78%) SAN
27 139 (14.68%) MS Office
27 139 (14.68%) SCCM
28 137 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 235 (24.82%) MS Exchange
2 137 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (13.83%) IIS
4 123 (12.99%) SharePoint
5 100 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 91 (9.61%) Skype for Business
7 84 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 57 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (2.96%) Office Communications Server
9 28 (2.96%) OpenStack
10 24 (2.53%) IBM Notes
11 23 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.48%) Apache
14 13 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (1.06%) Tomcat
16 10 (1.06%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.95%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 139 (14.68%) MS Office
2 118 (12.46%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.69%) Eikon
2 9 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.63%) Demantra
3 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Exstream
5 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 131 (13.83%) Office 365
2 70 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.37%) SaaS
5 10 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.63%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.53%) IaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.21%) G Suite
8 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.21%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 254 (26.82%) DNS
2 205 (21.65%) DHCP
3 146 (15.42%) TCP/IP
4 140 (14.78%) SAN
5 136 (14.36%) Firewall
6 103 (10.88%) LAN
7 98 (10.35%) WAN
8 74 (7.81%) Skype
9 61 (6.44%) NAS
10 54 (5.70%) VPN
11 42 (4.44%) Internet
12 37 (3.91%) VLAN
13 29 (3.06%) iSCSI
14 23 (2.43%) MPLS
15 22 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (2.32%) Network Security
16 20 (2.11%) SMTP
17 19 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (2.01%) NetScaler
18 17 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 31 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.43%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.37%) MySQL
6 13 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.84%) BODI
9 8 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.74%) DTS
11 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (1.58%) StarTeam
3 14 (1.48%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.42%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.42%) MSI
7 4 (0.42%) Toad
8 3 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.21%) JIRA
9 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.21%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.11%) Ant
10 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 148 (15.63%) Finance
2 52 (5.49%) Banking
3 27 (2.85%) Retail
4 23 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.01%) Legal
7 15 (1.58%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.48%) Back Office
9 11 (1.16%) Publishing
10 10 (1.06%) Local Government
11 7 (0.74%) Electronics
12 6 (0.63%) Marketing
13 5 (0.53%) Law
14 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Advertising
15 3 (0.32%) Games
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Billing
16 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (14.26%) Support Engineer
2 120 (12.67%) Analyst
3 113 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 74 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 70 (7.39%) Wintel Engineer
6 68 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
7 61 (6.44%) Architect
8 58 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 58 (6.12%) Server Engineer
9 56 (5.91%) Administrator
9 56 (5.91%) Desktop Support
10 54 (5.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 52 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
11 52 (5.49%) Consultant
12 50 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 45 (4.75%) Support Analyst
14 41 (4.33%) VMware Engineer
15 38 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
16 35 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
17 34 (3.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.96%) Web Services
2 20 (2.11%) .NET
3 15 (1.58%) XML
4 9 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (0.84%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.84%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.63%) CSS
6 6 (0.63%) Node.js
7 5 (0.53%) ADSI
7 5 (0.53%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.42%) Middleware
8 4 (0.42%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.21%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.21%) EJB
10 2 (0.21%) HTML
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.21%) XSL
10 2 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.61%) Data Centre
2 86 (9.08%) Clustering
3 56 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.96%) Blackberry
5 44 (4.65%) Fat Client
5 44 (4.65%) Thin Client
6 37 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.22%) PKI
10 17 (1.80%) iPad
10 17 (1.80%) iPhone
10 17 (1.80%) Replication
11 16 (1.69%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.37%) EMC VNX
13 12 (1.27%) NHS
14 11 (1.16%) Client/Server
15 10 (1.06%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.95%) Cryptography
17 8 (0.84%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 947 (100.00%) Windows
2 690 (72.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 654 (69.06%) Windows Server
4 541 (57.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 245 (25.87%) Windows 7
6 154 (16.26%) Windows XP
7 124 (13.09%) Linux
8 68 (7.18%) Windows 10
9 62 (6.55%) Unix
9 62 (6.55%) Windows 8
10 36 (3.80%) AIX
10 36 (3.80%) Windows 2000
11 32 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (2.96%) Android
13 27 (2.85%) Solaris
14 23 (2.43%) HPUX
14 23 (2.43%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.58%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.58%) SUSE
16 13 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (23.13%) ITIL
2 150 (15.84%) Migration
3 63 (6.65%) Change Management
4 51 (5.39%) Service Delivery
5 46 (4.86%) Service Management
6 42 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 41 (4.33%) Load Balancing
8 37 (3.91%) Incident Management
9 35 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (3.59%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.38%) Project Management
11 32 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 29 (3.06%) Infrastructure Management
13 28 (2.96%) CRM
13 28 (2.96%) High Availability
13 28 (2.96%) Server Building
13 28 (2.96%) Time Management
14 27 (2.85%) Mobile Device Management
15 25 (2.64%) Change Control
16 23 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 200 (21.12%) PowerShell
2 192 (20.27%) SQL
3 41 (4.33%) VBScript
4 31 (3.27%) VB
5 20 (2.11%) Perl
6 19 (2.01%) Java
7 12 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.95%) C
10 8 (0.84%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.74%) Bourne shell
11 7 (0.74%) Korn
11 7 (0.74%) PHP
11 7 (0.74%) Python
11 7 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.63%) C#
13 3 (0.32%) C++
14 2 (0.21%) VB6
15 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 222 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 164 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (17.00%) SC Cleared
4 117 (12.35%) MCSE
5 51 (5.39%) MCSA
6 50 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (5.28%) Degree
7 43 (4.54%) CCNA
8 39 (4.12%) MCITP
9 38 (4.01%) MCP
10 29 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 28 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 23 (2.43%) ISTQB
13 22 (2.32%) CCNP
13 22 (2.32%) MCTS
14 19 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (1.58%) CISSP
16 8 (0.84%) DBS Check
16 8 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.81%) SLA
2 20 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.63%) QA
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) BS25999
8 1 (0.11%) FISMA
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 581 (61.35%) Active Directory
2 280 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (13.41%) XenApp
4 106 (11.19%) Hyper-V
5 93 (9.82%) VMware ESX
6 85 (8.98%) vSphere
7 62 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (5.28%) XenDesktop
9 40 (4.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (3.48%) Firmware
12 20 (2.11%) XenServer
13 13 (1.37%) Terminal Services
14 12 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (1.16%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (0.95%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.84%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.84%) ProxySG
17 8 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 139 (14.68%) SCCM
2 51 (5.39%) SCOM
3 44 (4.65%) NetBackup
4 41 (4.33%) WSUS
5 38 (4.01%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (3.91%) Backup Exec
6 37 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (2.75%) Netcool
8 25 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 15 (1.58%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.48%) AirWatch
11 13 (1.37%) HP SiteScope
11 13 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (1.16%) Nessus
12 11 (1.16%) SafeCom
12 11 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.06%) BladeLogic
13 10 (1.06%) EdgeSight
13 10 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 489 (51.64%) VMware
2 470 (49.63%) Microsoft
3 248 (26.19%) Citrix
4 196 (20.70%) HP
5 165 (17.42%) Cisco
6 68 (7.18%) Dell
6 68 (7.18%) Symantec
7 66 (6.97%) Intel Security
8 55 (5.81%) Oracle
9 46 (4.86%) Red Hat
10 42 (4.44%) Veritas
11 35 (3.70%) Avaya
12 34 (3.59%) AppSense
12 34 (3.59%) EMC
12 34 (3.59%) NetApp
13 29 (3.06%) IBM
14 28 (2.96%) Apple
15 27 (2.85%) LANDesk
16 24 (2.53%) Lotus
17 23 (2.43%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £15-20/hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £15-20/hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago