The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.70% 1.56% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.64% 9.80% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £325 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +16.12%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 51 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 19.30% 15.94% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 34
Median daily rate £409 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Luton - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Lotus
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenServer
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VRRP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Collaboration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel