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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
England / East Midlands
Rank 78 55 66
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 22 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.47% 2.59% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 13.00% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 7
Median daily rate £275 £321 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.39% -26.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £400 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.25% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -7.25% +22.95%  

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 286 323 383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.16% 19.95% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 157 182
Median daily rate £310 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.14% -2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 44
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Derbyshire -10 16 £158 -58.00% 1
Lincolnshire -8 3 - -
Northamptonshire -4 2 £315 +57.50%
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £275 - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (65.91%) Windows Server
4 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
6 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
8 17 (38.64%) Linux
9 15 (34.09%) Unix
10 14 (31.82%) MS Exchange
10 14 (31.82%) MS Office
10 14 (31.82%) SQL
10 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
10 14 (31.82%) DNS
10 14 (31.82%) Manufacturing
11 12 (27.27%) ITIL
11 12 (27.27%) Windows XP
11 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle
12 11 (25.00%) HPUX
12 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (25.00%) Intel Security
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (25.00%) Finance
12 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 14 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Office
2 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
3 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (15.91%) Demantra
2 7 (15.91%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) DNS
2 9 (20.45%) SAN
3 6 (13.64%) NAS
4 5 (11.36%) DHCP
4 5 (11.36%) Kerberos
4 5 (11.36%) LDAP
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (9.09%) DTS
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (9.09%) JDeveloper
3 3 (6.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (31.82%) Manufacturing
2 11 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.09%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Applications Support
2 10 (22.73%) Applications Support Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Server Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Development Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Development Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Service Desk Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) XML
3 5 (11.36%) ADSI
4 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.36%) Clustering
1 5 (11.36%) PKI
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (65.91%) Windows Server
4 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (59.09%) Windows 7
6 17 (38.64%) Linux
7 15 (34.09%) Unix
8 12 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 11 (25.00%) HPUX
10 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
11 2 (4.55%) Android
11 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 2 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.91%) Workflow
4 5 (11.36%) Change Control
4 5 (11.36%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) QMS
5 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Document Management
6 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 1 (2.27%) High Availability
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.27%) People Management
8 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
4 4 (9.09%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.55%) MCITP
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.82%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.82%) SCCM
4 2 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.55%) SCOM
5 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) MIIS
5 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle
3 10 (22.73%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) BMC
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 6 (13.64%) HP
4 6 (13.64%) Webroot
5 5 (11.36%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (6.82%) Apple
7 3 (6.82%) PTC
7 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.27%) Brocade
8 1 (2.27%) EMC