The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 58 53
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.30% 0.32% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 1.27% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £488 £203 £177
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.74% +14.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 - £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 - £36.50
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 123 158 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.78% 24.92% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 80 56
Median daily rate £320 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.41% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £163 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 46
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.03 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.70
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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Cambridgeshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridge +9 2 - -
Peterborough - 1 £488 - 3
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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) XenApp
4 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) MCSE
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) MCP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
8 1 (10.00%) Clustering
8 1 (10.00%) Information Management
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (10.00%) MCITP
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WebEx
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
1 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (10.00%) High Availability
1 1 (10.00%) Information Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) MCSE
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco