The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 213 115
Rank change year-on-year -175 -98  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 220 610 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 1.23% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 5.36% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 368 565
Median daily rate £322 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +0.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.42% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.32% +10.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.10 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £26.80
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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8881 11374 11222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.54% 22.94% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 7301 6668
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 593 877
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in 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 England 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
South East -15 77 £328 - 8
London -96 64 £400 +7.44% 20
North East -7 21 £199 -24.28%
South West -15 16 £169 -43.75% 2
West Midlands +3 14 £275 - 9
North West -20 13 £280 -17.03% 9
Yorkshire +17 10 £325 -13.33% 3
East Midlands -25 4 £375 +36.36% 2
East of England -36 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2003
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 522 (100.00%) Windows
2 374 (71.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 352 (67.43%) Windows Server
4 332 (63.60%) Active Directory
5 262 (50.19%) Microsoft
5 262 (50.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 255 (48.85%) VMware
7 169 (32.38%) DNS
8 149 (28.54%) Security Cleared
9 146 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 139 (26.63%) MS Exchange
11 137 (26.25%) SQL Server
12 134 (25.67%) SQL
13 127 (24.33%) DHCP
14 125 (23.95%) PowerShell
15 123 (23.56%) ITIL
16 121 (23.18%) Citrix
17 113 (21.65%) Windows 7
18 103 (19.73%) HP
19 98 (18.77%) SharePoint
19 98 (18.77%) IIS
19 98 (18.77%) SC Cleared
20 96 (18.39%) Firewall
21 93 (17.82%) Linux
22 91 (17.43%) Cisco
23 90 (17.24%) SAN
24 88 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
25 87 (16.67%) Hyper-V
26 86 (16.48%) Office 365
27 84 (16.09%) SCCM

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 139 (26.63%) MS Exchange
2 98 (18.77%) IIS
2 98 (18.77%) SharePoint
3 74 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (8.05%) Skype for Business
6 39 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (4.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (3.83%) Apache
10 20 (3.83%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (2.49%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.34%) OpenStack
14 7 (1.34%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.15%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.96%) Live Communications Server
17 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 59 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.34%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.57%) Demantra
5 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.57%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.38%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.38%) FRx
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) Exstream
7 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 86 (16.48%) Office 365
2 79 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.77%) SaaS
7 3 (0.57%) IaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.38%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 169 (32.38%) DNS
2 127 (24.33%) DHCP
3 96 (18.39%) Firewall
4 90 (17.24%) SAN
5 76 (14.56%) WAN
6 75 (14.37%) LAN
7 46 (8.81%) TCP/IP
8 43 (8.24%) NAS
9 34 (6.51%) Internet
10 29 (5.56%) VPN
11 26 (4.98%) Skype
12 17 (3.26%) SMTP
12 17 (3.26%) Wireless
13 16 (3.07%) HTTP
14 15 (2.87%) Network Security
14 15 (2.87%) VLAN
14 15 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (2.49%) Intranet
15 13 (2.49%) LDAP
16 12 (2.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (26.25%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 46 (8.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 43 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.64%) MySQL
6 19 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (2.11%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.15%) BODI
Development Applications
1 14 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.77%) MSI
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.57%) Subversion
8 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.38%) JIRA
8 2 (0.38%) Toad
8 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.19%) FxCop
9 1 (0.19%) MSTest
9 1 (0.19%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.19%) WatiN
General
1 63 (12.07%) Finance
2 20 (3.83%) Banking
3 15 (2.87%) Local Government
3 15 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.49%) Legal
5 9 (1.72%) Retail
6 8 (1.53%) Military
7 6 (1.15%) Back Office
7 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.77%) Marketing
9 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Front Office
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (14.56%) Support Engineer
2 75 (14.37%) Analyst
3 56 (10.73%) Server Engineer
4 55 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (9.39%) Windows Engineer
6 45 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 37 (7.09%) Support Analyst
8 36 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (6.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 29 (5.56%) DBA
11 28 (5.36%) Architect
12 26 (4.98%) Active Directory Engineer
13 25 (4.79%) IT Support
14 24 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 24 (4.60%) Consultant
15 22 (4.21%) IT Engineer
15 22 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 21 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 20 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.79%) .NET
2 13 (2.49%) XML
3 10 (1.92%) Web Services
4 9 (1.72%) CSS
5 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.96%) ADSI
6 5 (0.96%) jQuery
6 5 (0.96%) XSLT
7 4 (0.77%) HTML
8 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.57%) ODBC
8 3 (0.57%) WAP
8 3 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.38%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.38%) WCF
10 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.19%) Node.js
10 1 (0.19%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.15%) Clustering
2 43 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.85%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.21%) PKI
4 22 (4.21%) Replication
5 19 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.68%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.68%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.96%) CESG
10 5 (0.96%) HACMP
10 5 (0.96%) RIA
11 4 (0.77%) NHS
11 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 522 (100.00%) Windows
2 374 (71.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 352 (67.43%) Windows Server
4 262 (50.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (21.65%) Windows 7
6 93 (17.82%) Linux
7 55 (10.54%) Windows XP
8 54 (10.34%) Unix
9 36 (6.90%) Windows 10
10 34 (6.51%) Windows 8
11 25 (4.79%) Windows Vista
12 24 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (3.45%) Solaris
14 16 (3.07%) Windows 2000
14 16 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (2.87%) CentOS
15 15 (2.87%) SUSE
16 14 (2.68%) Android
16 14 (2.68%) HPUX
17 13 (2.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (23.56%) ITIL
2 70 (13.41%) Migration
3 43 (8.24%) Problem Management
4 42 (8.05%) Change Management
5 40 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (6.13%) Incident Management
7 27 (5.17%) CRM
8 26 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 25 (4.79%) Project Management
9 25 (4.79%) Service Management
10 23 (4.41%) Server Patching
11 22 (4.21%) Patch Management
12 21 (4.02%) High Availability
13 19 (3.64%) Server Building
13 19 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
14 17 (3.26%) DevOps
15 16 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (2.87%) Configuration Management
16 15 (2.87%) Network Management
16 15 (2.87%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 134 (25.67%) SQL
2 125 (23.95%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.21%) VBScript
4 20 (3.83%) VB
5 14 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.53%) C#
7 8 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.34%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.34%) PHP
8 7 (1.34%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.34%) VB6
9 5 (0.96%) Perl
9 5 (0.96%) Python
10 2 (0.38%) REXX
10 2 (0.38%) Ruby
10 2 (0.38%) Tcl
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Java
11 1 (0.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 149 (28.54%) Security Cleared
2 98 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 88 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (12.07%) MCSE
5 56 (10.73%) DV Cleared
6 23 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.41%) MCP
6 23 (4.41%) MCSA
7 22 (4.21%) MCITP
8 21 (4.02%) CCNA
9 19 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (3.45%) CCNP
11 12 (2.30%) Degree
11 12 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.53%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.53%) ISEB
13 8 (1.53%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.53%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.53%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.13%) SLA
2 10 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) QA
4 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) BS25999
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 332 (63.60%) Active Directory
2 146 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 83 (15.90%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (7.85%) vSphere
6 39 (7.47%) XenApp
7 19 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (2.49%) ISA Server
11 12 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.53%) UAG
14 7 (1.34%) Samba
14 7 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.15%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (1.15%) Squid
15 6 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 84 (16.09%) SCCM
2 31 (5.94%) SCOM
3 30 (5.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 28 (5.36%) WSUS
5 24 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (4.41%) NetBackup
7 18 (3.45%) vCenter Server
8 17 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (2.30%) BladeLogic
9 12 (2.30%) Netcool
9 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (2.11%) AirWatch
10 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.72%) Webmin
12 8 (1.53%) Nagios
13 7 (1.34%) Unicenter
13 7 (1.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 262 (50.19%) Microsoft
2 255 (48.85%) VMware
3 121 (23.18%) Citrix
4 103 (19.73%) HP
5 91 (17.43%) Cisco
6 49 (9.39%) Oracle
7 42 (8.05%) Red Hat
8 38 (7.28%) Dell
9 36 (6.90%) McAfee
10 30 (5.75%) NetApp
11 26 (4.98%) Symantec
12 23 (4.41%) Sophos
13 21 (4.02%) EMC
14 19 (3.64%) Apple
14 19 (3.64%) Juniper
15 18 (3.45%) Avaya
15 18 (3.45%) IBM
16 16 (3.07%) Veeam
17 15 (2.87%) SolarWinds
18 14 (2.68%) Veritas
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