The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 25 June 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 68 52
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 17 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.68% 0.85% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.32% 4.04% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 24
Median daily rate £375 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £295
% change year-on-year -5.78% +2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -28.26% +24.59%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 269 198 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.61% 21.13% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 108
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Milton Keynes -1 15 £413 -8.33%
Windows Server 2003
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
3 29 (78.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (70.27%) Windows Server
5 24 (64.86%) SC Cleared
5 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
5 24 (64.86%) VMware
5 24 (64.86%) ITIL
6 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (54.05%) Hyper-V
9 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
9 18 (48.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (43.24%) Citrix
11 15 (40.54%) HP
11 15 (40.54%) SCCM
12 13 (35.14%) Windows Vista
13 12 (32.43%) Change Management
13 12 (32.43%) SLA
13 12 (32.43%) SQL
14 11 (29.73%) IIS
14 11 (29.73%) Cisco
14 11 (29.73%) Firewall
15 10 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
16 9 (24.32%) Linux
16 9 (24.32%) MCSE
16 9 (24.32%) MCSA
16 9 (24.32%) Service Management
16 9 (24.32%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 11 (29.73%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) Apache
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.70%) CMS
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Kentico
5 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) LAN
3 7 (18.92%) WAN
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 5 (13.51%) NAS
6 1 (2.70%) Internet
6 1 (2.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Big Data
5 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (24.32%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Technical Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (13.51%) Deployment Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Support Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (78.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (70.27%) Windows Server
4 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Vista
6 9 (24.32%) Linux
6 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
6 9 (24.32%) Windows 8
7 6 (16.22%) Unix
8 4 (10.81%) Solaris
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Change Management
3 9 (24.32%) Service Management
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
5 6 (16.22%) Patch Management
5 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (16.22%) Security Patching
6 5 (13.51%) DevOps
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) Software Deployment
8 3 (8.11%) ITSM
8 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) VB
4 4 (10.81%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) SC Cleared
1 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (24.32%) MCSA
3 9 (24.32%) MCSE
4 8 (21.62%) CCNA
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) MCP
5 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (16.22%) CCNP
7 3 (8.11%) MCDBA
7 3 (8.11%) MCITP
8 2 (5.41%) GSAE
9 1 (2.70%) CCSP
9 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (54.05%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.22%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (16.22%) UAG
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (13.51%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) SCCM
2 10 (27.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (16.22%) BladeLogic
3 6 (16.22%) WSUS
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (13.51%) OVSD
4 5 (13.51%) SCOM
5 2 (5.41%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (5.41%) OpenView
6 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 16 (43.24%) Citrix
4 15 (40.54%) HP
5 11 (29.73%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Forcepoint
6 7 (18.92%) Remedy
7 4 (10.81%) StorageTek
7 4 (10.81%) Sun
8 3 (8.11%) NetApp
9 2 (5.41%) Computacenter