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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 647 551 485
Rank change year-on-year -96 -66 +142
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 107 68 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.92% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 35 78
10th Percentile £213 £271 £120
25th Percentile £380 £313 £214
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £395 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +10.34%
75th Percentile £550 £431 £475
90th Percentile £638 £470 £508
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.62 £12.43
25th Percentile £24.88 £14.27 £12.63
Median hourly rate £28.41 £17.29 £19.90
Median % change year-on-year +64.36% -13.14% +65.83%
75th Percentile £47.54 £18.14 £21.25
90th Percentile £64.50 £30.89 £47.61
UK median hourly rate £28.41 £17.29 £19.90
% change year-on-year +64.36% -13.14% +65.83%

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 11,016 7,396 8,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 15.91% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,569 4,883 5,714
10th Percentile £173 £185 £150
25th Percentile £320 £332 £280
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 358 627
10th Percentile £13.34 £11.59 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.76 £13.50 £13.61
Median hourly rate £21.64 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.66% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £50.77 £42.12 £21.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £47.17
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.48%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -15 50 £408 +1.88% 14
London -113 20 £423 +28.03% 4
South West -23 10 £590 +81.54% 3
North of England -52 5 £119 -70.38% 6
East of England -31 4 £165 -52.86% 3
Yorkshire -33 4 £119 -8.85% 2
Midlands -44 4 £225 -13.88% 3
East Midlands -24 2 £225 -13.88% 1
West Midlands -52 2 £420 - 2
North West -41 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (73.83%) Active Directory
3 62 (57.94%) Windows Server
4 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
5 59 (55.14%) VMware
6 54 (50.47%) DNS
7 52 (48.60%) PowerShell
7 52 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (47.66%) DHCP
9 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
10 45 (42.06%) Social Skills
11 40 (37.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (37.38%) SC Cleared
12 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2019
13 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
13 31 (28.97%) Linux
14 30 (28.04%) Firewall
14 30 (28.04%) SCCM
14 30 (28.04%) Windows 10
15 29 (27.10%) Citrix
16 28 (26.17%) Project Delivery
17 26 (24.30%) ITIL
17 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
17 26 (24.30%) Windows 7
18 24 (22.43%) Azure
18 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
18 24 (22.43%) Microsoft 365
18 24 (22.43%) SQL
18 24 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 22 (20.56%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.43%) Azure
1 24 (22.43%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (9.35%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.61%) AWS
4 4 (3.74%) GCP
4 4 (3.74%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (2.80%) Rubrik
6 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.87%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (0.93%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.47%) DNS
2 51 (47.66%) DHCP
3 30 (28.04%) Firewall
4 14 (13.08%) SAN
5 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.54%) LAN
6 7 (6.54%) VPN
7 5 (4.67%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.67%) Network Security
7 5 (4.67%) WLAN
8 4 (3.74%) VSAN
8 4 (3.74%) Wireless
9 3 (2.80%) WAN
10 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.87%) HTTP
10 2 (1.87%) VLAN
11 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.93%) NAS
11 1 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (42.06%) Social Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.61%) Finance
5 3 (2.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) IT Engineer
3 15 (14.02%) Server Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Consultant
4 12 (11.21%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) Storage Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Windows Server Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) IT Support
10 6 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) ARM Templates
2 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.93%) WSH
2 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) PKI
2 16 (14.95%) Data Centre
3 15 (14.02%) Clustering
4 9 (8.41%) Legacy Systems
5 8 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.67%) NHS
7 4 (3.74%) PMI
7 4 (3.74%) Replication
8 3 (2.80%) iPad
8 3 (2.80%) iPhone
9 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.87%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.93%) BYOD
10 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.93%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (57.94%) Windows Server
3 52 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2019
5 31 (28.97%) Linux
6 30 (28.04%) Windows 10
7 26 (24.30%) Windows 7
8 19 (17.76%) Unix
9 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (7.48%) Windows 2000
11 8 (7.48%) Windows XP
12 5 (4.67%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (3.74%) Mac OS X
13 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.87%) Solaris
14 2 (1.87%) SUSE
15 1 (0.93%) Android
15 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.17%) Project Delivery
2 26 (24.30%) ITIL
3 24 (22.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (20.56%) Change Control
4 22 (20.56%) High Availability
4 22 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (18.69%) Load Balancing
6 18 (16.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (16.82%) Product Roadmap
6 18 (16.82%) Remediation Plan
7 17 (15.89%) Runbook
8 15 (14.02%) Customer Requirements
9 13 (12.15%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (10.28%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (9.35%) Application Security
11 10 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.48%) Server Management
13 7 (6.54%) Identity Management
13 7 (6.54%) Migration
13 7 (6.54%) Privileged Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (48.60%) PowerShell
2 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 13 (12.15%) VBScript
4 1 (0.93%) Bash
Qualifications
1 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
2 40 (37.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (11.21%) MCSE
5 11 (10.28%) DV Cleared
6 10 (9.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (4.67%) Degree
8 4 (3.74%) MCTS
8 4 (3.74%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.87%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.87%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.87%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.87%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.93%) CCA
10 1 (0.93%) CCNA
10 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.82%) QA
2 13 (12.15%) GDPR
3 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (73.83%) Active Directory
2 40 (37.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (22.43%) Hyper-V
4 20 (18.69%) XenApp
5 19 (17.76%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (10.28%) Firmware
7 7 (6.54%) vSphere
8 6 (5.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (3.74%) DFS Replication
9 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.87%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (28.04%) SCCM
2 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (10.28%) Terraform
4 11 (10.28%) vCenter Server
5 6 (5.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (4.67%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.67%) WSUS
7 4 (3.74%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.74%) vMotion
7 4 (3.74%) vRealize
8 3 (2.80%) Ansible
8 3 (2.80%) Avamar
8 3 (2.80%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.80%) Puppet
9 2 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.93%) SCOM
10 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
2 59 (55.14%) VMware
3 29 (27.10%) Citrix
4 18 (16.82%) Symantec
5 17 (15.89%) SolarWinds
6 15 (14.02%) HP
7 14 (13.08%) Ivanti
8 13 (12.15%) IBM
9 11 (10.28%) NetApp
9 11 (10.28%) Sophos
9 11 (10.28%) Veritas
10 10 (9.35%) Cisco
10 10 (9.35%) Thales
11 8 (7.48%) Dell
12 6 (5.61%) Apple
12 6 (5.61%) EMC
12 6 (5.61%) McAfee
12 6 (5.61%) Remedy
13 5 (4.67%) CyberArk
14 4 (3.74%) Google