The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
England / East of England
Rank 86 85 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 42 41 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.97% 1.67% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.79% 7.77% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 25
Median daily rate £333 £331 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% +47.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -3.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £19.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.96%  

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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 539 528 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.31% 21.49% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 279 289
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 86 115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the East of England

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Norfolk 0 13 £365 +12.30%
Hertfordshire +4 9 £288 -11.53% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £488 +140.74% 3
Suffolk +3 7 £240 +41.17%
Essex -14 4 £155 -55.39%
Bedfordshire -4 2 £325 +38.29%
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (63.24%) VMware
3 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
4 30 (44.12%) ITIL
5 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (42.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (39.71%) DNS
6 27 (39.71%) Windows Server
7 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
7 25 (36.76%) SQL
8 24 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 24 (35.29%) VMware ESX
9 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (32.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (30.88%) Finance
11 21 (30.88%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (29.41%) Avaya
12 20 (29.41%) CRM
13 18 (26.47%) IIS
13 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
13 18 (26.47%) Epicor
13 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (22.06%) Citrix
15 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
16 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 12 (17.65%) Windows XP
16 12 (17.65%) SAN
16 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
17 11 (16.18%) SCCM
17 11 (16.18%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 24 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 21 (30.88%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (26.47%) IIS
4 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
5 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.41%) Mimecast
2 3 (4.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.71%) DNS
2 12 (17.65%) SAN
3 11 (16.18%) Firewall
4 6 (8.82%) LAN
5 5 (7.35%) DHCP
5 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.35%) WAN
6 4 (5.88%) Internet
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) SMTP
8 2 (2.94%) OSPF
8 2 (2.94%) VoIP
8 2 (2.94%) VRRP
8 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.47%) NAS
9 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.47%) VLAN
9 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Local Government
2 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Consultant
5 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) IT Support
7 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.82%) IT Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) DBA
9 4 (5.88%) Operations Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Clustering
3 4 (5.88%) PKI
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) CCTV
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Handset
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows 7
3 29 (42.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (39.71%) Windows Server
5 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 8 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.88%) Linux
9 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) ITIL
2 20 (29.41%) CRM
3 8 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (11.76%) Migration
4 6 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
6 4 (5.88%) ITSM
6 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.41%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.41%) ERP
7 3 (4.41%) Information Management
7 3 (4.41%) Process Management
7 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.94%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Release Management
8 2 (2.94%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) SQL
2 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.82%) MCSE
4 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.41%) MCITP
5 3 (4.41%) MCP
5 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 4 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (35.29%) VMware ESX
3 22 (32.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
5 9 (13.24%) XenApp
6 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (10.29%) vSphere
7 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.94%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.94%) XenServer
9 1 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.94%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.94%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.47%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.47%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.47%) WMI
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (63.24%) VMware
2 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.41%) Avaya
4 18 (26.47%) Epicor
5 15 (22.06%) Citrix
6 9 (13.24%) HP
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 7 (10.29%) Intel Security
8 6 (8.82%) EMC
9 5 (7.35%) Dell
10 4 (5.88%) Lotus
11 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.94%) Acronis
12 2 (2.94%) Apple
12 2 (2.94%) BMC
12 2 (2.94%) NetApp
12 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
12 2 (2.94%) Sophos
12 2 (2.94%) Symantec
13 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
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