Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 391 287 206
Rank change year-on-year -104 -81 -100
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 553 778 1,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.87% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.85% 4.21% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 492 696
England median daily rate £326 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.15% - -
10th Percentile £185 £160 £180
90th Percentile £484 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 126
England median hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.19% +21.13% -2.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.75 £12.01
90th Percentile £41.00 £53.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £12.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -43.02% +22.86% -

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 19,388 18,475 21,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.78% 20.76% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,528 11,757 12,741
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £171 £200 £193
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,161 1,155 1,633
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.34
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.19 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -5 195 £360 +10.77% 14
London -103 163 £335 -10.67% 36
North of England -34 98 £285 -12.31% 28
North West +9 55 £325 - 18
Midlands -10 54 £300 +9.09% 16
East of England -53 31 £273 -20.44% 6
North East -6 30 £280 -9.68% 2
East Midlands -22 27 £280 +1.82% 9
West Midlands +5 26 £325 +18.18% 7
South West -16 15 £325 +44.44% 9
Yorkshire -34 13 £181 -50.85% 8
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 553 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (69.44%) Windows Server
3 311 (56.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 292 (52.80%) Active Directory
5 268 (48.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 250 (45.21%) VMware
7 230 (41.59%) Microsoft
8 142 (25.68%) PowerShell
9 126 (22.78%) Citrix
10 123 (22.24%) DNS
11 121 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 116 (20.98%) Security Cleared
13 115 (20.80%) Hyper-V
14 112 (20.25%) MS Exchange
15 109 (19.71%) ITIL
16 108 (19.53%) Cisco
17 105 (18.99%) SQL Server
18 98 (17.72%) Linux
19 96 (17.36%) Windows 7
20 93 (16.82%) Migration
21 91 (16.46%) Data Centre
22 85 (15.37%) DHCP
23 83 (15.01%) IIS
24 81 (14.65%) HP
25 80 (14.47%) VMware ESXi
26 78 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
27 72 (13.02%) Firewall
28 71 (12.84%) SAN
29 70 (12.66%) SC Cleared
30 69 (12.48%) Office 365

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
1 112 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 83 (15.01%) IIS
3 54 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (8.68%) SharePoint
5 33 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.62%) SharePoint Server
8 19 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (3.07%) Skype for Business
10 16 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.81%) Apache
12 8 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.54%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.63%) Acrobat
3 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.63%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.36%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.27%) KANA IQ
3 3 (0.54%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Demantra
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.18%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.48%) Office 365
2 37 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.36%) G Suite
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 123 (22.24%) DNS
2 85 (15.37%) DHCP
3 72 (13.02%) Firewall
4 71 (12.84%) SAN
5 68 (12.30%) LAN
5 68 (12.30%) WAN
6 51 (9.22%) TCP/IP
7 36 (6.51%) Internet
8 25 (4.52%) VoIP
9 21 (3.80%) VLAN
10 20 (3.62%) VPN
11 19 (3.44%) Kerberos
12 18 (3.25%) IPsec
12 18 (3.25%) NAS
13 12 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (1.63%) Wireless
15 8 (1.45%) MPLS
15 8 (1.45%) Multicast
16 7 (1.27%) Intranet
16 7 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.90%) MySQL
12 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.54%) Big Data
13 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.54%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.90%) MSI
2 5 (0.90%) StarTeam
2 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.90%) WinDbg
3 4 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.54%) JIRA
4 3 (0.54%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.54%) Subversion
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Introscope
6 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 61 (11.03%) Finance
2 24 (4.34%) Banking
3 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.63%) Local Government
4 9 (1.63%) Retail
5 7 (1.27%) Back Office
6 5 (0.90%) Legal
7 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 63 (11.39%) Analyst
3 45 (8.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 44 (7.96%) Support Engineer
5 41 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 38 (6.87%) Server Engineer
7 34 (6.15%) Architect
8 32 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (5.42%) Administrator
10 27 (4.88%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.52%) Consultant
12 19 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (3.07%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (3.07%) Server Support
15 16 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
15 16 (2.89%) Operations Technician
16 15 (2.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.52%) XML
2 19 (3.44%) .NET
2 19 (3.44%) LDAP
3 9 (1.63%) CSS
4 8 (1.45%) HTML
4 8 (1.45%) jQuery
5 7 (1.27%) Ajax
5 7 (1.27%) X-Windows
6 6 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.08%) Web Services
7 5 (0.90%) REST
8 4 (0.72%) JTS
8 4 (0.72%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.54%) Middleware
10 2 (0.36%) SOAP
11 1 (0.18%) COM+
11 1 (0.18%) J2EE
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.67%) Clustering
3 42 (7.59%) Management Information System
4 34 (6.15%) PKI
5 31 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (5.06%) Replication
7 11 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.45%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.27%) EMC Centera
10 7 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.27%) EMC VNXe
10 7 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.27%) NHS
11 6 (1.08%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.54%) Raspberry Pi
13 3 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 553 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (69.44%) Windows Server
3 311 (56.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 268 (48.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (17.72%) Linux
6 96 (17.36%) Windows 7
7 61 (11.03%) Windows XP
8 59 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (8.86%) Unix
10 45 (8.14%) Solaris
11 42 (7.59%) Windows 10
12 39 (7.05%) CentOS
13 32 (5.79%) Windows Vista
14 28 (5.06%) Windows 8
15 23 (4.16%) Windows 2000
16 19 (3.44%) Apple iOS
17 17 (3.07%) Android
18 14 (2.53%) AIX
19 11 (1.99%) Data ONTAP
20 6 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (19.71%) ITIL
2 93 (16.82%) Migration
3 46 (8.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (7.23%) Open Source
5 38 (6.87%) Change Management
6 36 (6.51%) Incident Management
7 33 (5.97%) Service Delivery
8 31 (5.61%) Server Virtualisation
8 31 (5.61%) Virtual Environments
9 29 (5.24%) DevOps
10 28 (5.06%) Server Patching
11 26 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
12 24 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.34%) High Availability
12 24 (4.34%) Patch Management
13 23 (4.16%) Change Control
14 22 (3.98%) ITIL V3
14 22 (3.98%) SDLC
15 21 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (3.80%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 142 (25.68%) PowerShell
2 65 (11.75%) SQL
3 23 (4.16%) Shell Script
4 21 (3.80%) Bash Shell
5 20 (3.62%) VBScript
6 12 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.81%) Python
8 7 (1.27%) C#
8 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.08%) Java
10 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.54%) C
11 3 (0.54%) Perl
12 1 (0.18%) ABAP
12 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (20.98%) Security Cleared
2 78 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (12.66%) SC Cleared
4 65 (11.75%) DV Cleared
5 58 (10.49%) MCSE
6 51 (9.22%) MCSA
7 46 (8.32%) MCITP
8 42 (7.59%) MCP
9 18 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.89%) CCNA
12 14 (2.53%) Degree
13 13 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (1.63%) CCNP
16 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.90%) CCA
17 5 (0.90%) CCSP
17 5 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.80%) SLA
2 8 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.27%) PMO
4 5 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.54%) COBIT
5 3 (0.54%) FISMA
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.54%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.36%) QA
7 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 292 (52.80%) Active Directory
2 121 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (20.80%) Hyper-V
4 80 (14.47%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (9.40%) XenApp
6 31 (5.61%) vSphere
7 23 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.17%) Samba
10 11 (1.99%) XenServer
11 10 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.45%) Firmware
12 8 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.27%) SRDF
13 7 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.08%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (11.03%) SCCM
2 31 (5.61%) WMI
3 30 (5.42%) Nessus
4 29 (5.24%) SCOM
5 22 (3.98%) WSUS
6 21 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 21 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (3.07%) NetBackup
8 14 (2.53%) Nagios
8 14 (2.53%) Netcool
9 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.63%) AirWatch
10 9 (1.63%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (1.63%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.45%) XenMobile
12 7 (1.27%) EMC TimeFinder
12 7 (1.27%) NetApp OnCommand
12 7 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 250 (45.21%) VMware
2 230 (41.59%) Microsoft
3 126 (22.78%) Citrix
4 108 (19.53%) Cisco
5 81 (14.65%) HP
6 65 (11.75%) SolarWinds
7 52 (9.40%) Ivanti
8 44 (7.96%) McAfee
9 37 (6.69%) Oracle
9 37 (6.69%) Splunk
10 36 (6.51%) Shavlik
11 30 (5.42%) NetApp
12 23 (4.16%) Apple
13 22 (3.98%) Red Hat
14 21 (3.80%) Dell
14 21 (3.80%) Fortinet
15 19 (3.44%) EMC
16 18 (3.25%) Juniper
17 16 (2.89%) Symantec
17 16 (2.89%) Veritas