The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 74 46
Rank change year-on-year -25 -28  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.26% 1.55% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 8.39% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 28
Median daily rate £375 £275 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -16.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.42% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.57% +31.68%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 332 286 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.59% 18.49% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 163
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Nottinghamshire -5 2 £438 +5.42% 1
Northamptonshire -2 1 £375 +130.76% 1
Leicestershire -14 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (44.00%) Linux
8 10 (40.00%) Unix
8 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (36.00%) SQL
9 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
9 9 (36.00%) DNS
9 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
9 9 (36.00%) Manufacturing
9 9 (36.00%) VMware
10 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
11 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
11 7 (28.00%) Clustering
11 7 (28.00%) Finance
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle 11i
11 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle
11 7 (28.00%) HPUX
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (12.00%) Demantra
2 3 (12.00%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 5 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) SMTP
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (36.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Applications Support
3 6 (24.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Development Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Development Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) ADSI
2 3 (12.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) CESG
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (44.00%) Linux
6 10 (40.00%) Unix
7 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (28.00%) HPUX
9 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (4.00%) Android
10 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
10 1 (4.00%) Solaris
10 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.00%) Change Control
2 3 (12.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) QMS
2 3 (12.00%) Workflow
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (8.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.00%) MIIS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) McAfee
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) BMC
6 2 (8.00%) PTC
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Altiris
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.00%) Sun