Period
to 21 July 2019

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 6 months to 21 July 2019 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 554 500 427
Rank change year-on-year -54 -73 -214
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 255 419 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.53% 2.11% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 274 258
England median daily rate £350 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +0.78% +2.79%
10th Percentile £158 £177 £158
90th Percentile £487 £488 £464
UK median daily rate £350 £308 £320
% change year-on-year +13.82% -3.91% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 59
England median hourly rate £12.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.25% +1.39% -4.00%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -34.25% +4.29% -12.50%

Windows Server 2003 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16,674 19,825 18,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.80% 20.86% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,616 12,476 11,436
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £614 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1,371 1,067
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +1.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.62
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -5 76 £363 -1.36% 18
London +2 50 £350 +7.69% 25
North of England -42 50 £340 +23.64% 26
Midlands +31 47 £325 +0.39% 12
North West 0 36 £340 +21.43% 13
West Midlands +28 29 £300 -7.34% 9
East Midlands +23 18 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England -4 17 £350 +7.69% 8
South West -40 16 £350 -22.22% 7
Yorkshire +34 12 £375 +5.63% 11
North East -26 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 255 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (60.78%) Windows Server
3 144 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 130 (50.98%) Microsoft
5 127 (49.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 116 (45.49%) VMware
7 99 (38.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 81 (31.76%) Citrix
9 78 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (28.63%) Office 365
11 59 (23.14%) SharePoint
11 59 (23.14%) DNS
11 59 (23.14%) Firewall
12 56 (21.96%) Security Cleared
13 54 (21.18%) SCCM
13 54 (21.18%) XenApp
13 54 (21.18%) ITIL
14 53 (20.78%) PowerShell
15 51 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
16 50 (19.61%) MS Exchange
17 49 (19.22%) Cisco
18 48 (18.82%) Linux
19 45 (17.65%) SQL
20 44 (17.25%) DHCP
20 44 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (16.08%) SQL Server
21 41 (16.08%) SC Cleared
21 41 (16.08%) Hyper-V
22 40 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
22 40 (15.69%) Migration

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 59 (23.14%) SharePoint
2 50 (19.61%) MS Exchange
3 38 (14.90%) IIS
4 32 (12.55%) SharePoint Server
5 25 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (6.27%) Skype for Business
8 10 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (3.14%) IBM Notes
10 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.57%) Apache
12 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.39%) CMS
13 1 (0.39%) JBoss
13 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.39%) Site Server
13 1 (0.39%) TPMS
13 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (9.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.39%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 73 (28.63%) Office 365
2 40 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (23.14%) DNS
1 59 (23.14%) Firewall
2 44 (17.25%) DHCP
3 37 (14.51%) Internet
4 21 (8.24%) VPN
5 19 (7.45%) SAN
5 19 (7.45%) WAN
6 15 (5.88%) LAN
6 15 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.10%) NAS
8 10 (3.92%) MPLS
8 10 (3.92%) VLAN
9 9 (3.53%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.53%) VoIP
10 7 (2.75%) FTP
11 6 (2.35%) Network Security
11 6 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.96%) Skype
12 5 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.57%) MS Access
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.57%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (1.18%) Big Data
7 3 (1.18%) DB2
7 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.78%) GIS
8 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.78%) Selenium
2 2 (0.78%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (6.27%) Finance
2 12 (4.71%) Local Government
3 8 (3.14%) Banking
3 8 (3.14%) Law
4 7 (2.75%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (18.04%) Analyst
2 35 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 28 (10.98%) Operations Technician
4 24 (9.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 22 (8.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 22 (8.63%) Server Engineer
5 22 (8.63%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 17 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 17 (6.67%) Administrator
7 17 (6.67%) Support Technician
8 15 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 12 (4.71%) Applications Engineer
9 12 (4.71%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
10 11 (4.31%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.75%) LDAP
2 2 (0.78%) .NET
2 2 (0.78%) Apache Camel
2 2 (0.78%) JTS
2 2 (0.78%) Web Services
2 2 (0.78%) XML
2 2 (0.78%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 32 (12.55%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (10.20%) Management Information System
5 22 (8.63%) Clustering
6 13 (5.10%) PKI
7 7 (2.75%) Replication
8 5 (1.96%) iPhone
8 5 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.57%) NHS
9 4 (1.57%) PMI
9 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.18%) EMC Centera
10 3 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.78%) BYOD
11 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.78%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 255 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (60.78%) Windows Server
3 127 (49.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (38.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (18.82%) Linux
6 39 (15.29%) Windows 10
6 39 (15.29%) Windows XP
7 34 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 26 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (7.06%) Unix
10 14 (5.49%) Solaris
10 14 (5.49%) Windows 8
11 13 (5.10%) Windows 2000
11 13 (5.10%) Windows NT
11 13 (5.10%) Windows Vista
12 7 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.57%) AIX
14 2 (0.78%) Android
14 2 (0.78%) CentOS
14 2 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.18%) ITIL
2 40 (15.69%) Migration
3 37 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (11.76%) Change Management
4 30 (11.76%) Server Patching
5 29 (11.37%) Security Monitoring
6 28 (10.98%) Security Operations
6 28 (10.98%) Software Distribution
7 27 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (8.63%) Problem Management
9 19 (7.45%) Antivirus Management
10 18 (7.06%) Information Security
11 17 (6.67%) Incident Management
12 16 (6.27%) Server Building
13 15 (5.88%) Risk Management
14 14 (5.49%) ITSM
14 14 (5.49%) Patch Management
14 14 (5.49%) Service Delivery
15 13 (5.10%) Service Management
16 12 (4.71%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 45 (17.65%) SQL
3 11 (4.31%) Java
4 10 (3.92%) VBScript
5 9 (3.53%) VB
6 8 (3.14%) Python
7 6 (2.35%) C
8 5 (1.96%) Perl
9 4 (1.57%) C#
10 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.18%) Korn
10 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
11 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (21.96%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (16.08%) SC Cleared
4 38 (14.90%) DV Cleared
5 27 (10.59%) MCSA
6 26 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (9.41%) CCNA
8 21 (8.24%) MCSE
9 14 (5.49%) Degree
10 12 (4.71%) MCITP
11 5 (1.96%) HNC
11 5 (1.96%) HND
11 5 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.96%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.18%) CCNP
13 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.78%) CCSP
14 2 (0.78%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.49%) SLA
2 6 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) HL7
4 2 (0.78%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.39%) NIST
5 1 (0.39%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 78 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (21.18%) XenApp
4 51 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (16.08%) Hyper-V
6 32 (12.55%) vSphere
7 15 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (1.96%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.18%) NDS
12 3 (1.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 3 (1.18%) NFS
12 3 (1.18%) RACF
12 3 (1.18%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.78%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (21.18%) SCCM
2 39 (15.29%) SCOM
3 31 (12.16%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (5.49%) WSUS
5 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.92%) SCVMM
7 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (3.14%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.35%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (1.96%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.57%) Terraform
12 3 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.18%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.18%) vMotion
13 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 130 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 116 (45.49%) VMware
3 81 (31.76%) Citrix
4 49 (19.22%) Cisco
5 35 (13.73%) McAfee
6 31 (12.16%) HP
7 30 (11.76%) NetApp
8 29 (11.37%) Red Hat
9 17 (6.67%) Oracle
10 13 (5.10%) Ivanti
11 11 (4.31%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.14%) EMC
12 8 (3.14%) Lotus
12 8 (3.14%) Remedy
12 8 (3.14%) Sony
13 7 (2.75%) IBM
14 6 (2.35%) Adobe
14 6 (2.35%) Dell
14 6 (2.35%) Trend Micro
15 5 (1.96%) Splunk