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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK / England
Rank 293 203 110
Rank change year-on-year -90 -93  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 310 590 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 1.21% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 5.64% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 357 498
Median daily rate £325 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £31.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -7.25% +22.95%  

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 8592 10467 10534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.56% 21.42% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6535 6035
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 644 871
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 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
London -45 78 £350 -4.43% 19
South East -67 73 £350 +12.90% 17
East of England -1 43 £323 -2.64% 4
South West -18 29 £225 -28.57% 2
East Midlands -23 22 £275 -14.39% 3
North East -1 20 £290 +18.36% 1
Yorkshire -4 18 £381 +36.16% 11
North West -6 17 £300 -22.58% 10
West Midlands -13 10 £400 +33.33% 11
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 690 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (71.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 480 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 398 (57.68%) Active Directory
5 355 (51.45%) VMware
6 345 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 311 (45.07%) Microsoft
8 216 (31.30%) DNS
9 197 (28.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 189 (27.39%) Windows 7
11 177 (25.65%) Security Cleared
12 163 (23.62%) SQL
13 161 (23.33%) ITIL
14 152 (22.03%) Citrix
15 146 (21.16%) DHCP
16 145 (21.01%) PowerShell
17 143 (20.72%) MS Exchange
18 127 (18.41%) SQL Server
18 127 (18.41%) SC Cleared
19 123 (17.83%) Cisco
20 121 (17.54%) HP
21 118 (17.10%) Finance
22 112 (16.23%) Firewall
23 109 (15.80%) SCCM
24 106 (15.36%) Linux
25 104 (15.07%) Migration
26 103 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
27 102 (14.78%) SAN
28 101 (14.64%) IIS
29 97 (14.06%) MS Office

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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
1 143 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 101 (14.64%) IIS
3 88 (12.75%) SharePoint
4 77 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (6.23%) Skype for Business
8 30 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.46%) IBM Notes
11 15 (2.17%) Apache
12 14 (2.03%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.30%) Tomcat
16 8 (1.16%) WebSphere
17 7 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
18 6 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 97 (14.06%) MS Office
2 96 (13.91%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.45%) Eikon
3 7 (1.01%) Demantra
3 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.01%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) Exstream
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.74%) Office 365
2 79 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (0.87%) SaaS
6 4 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.43%) IaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 216 (31.30%) DNS
2 146 (21.16%) DHCP
3 112 (16.23%) Firewall
4 102 (14.78%) SAN
5 92 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 78 (11.30%) LAN
7 73 (10.58%) WAN
8 55 (7.97%) NAS
9 38 (5.51%) VPN
10 33 (4.78%) Internet
10 33 (4.78%) Skype
11 28 (4.06%) VLAN
12 21 (3.04%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (2.75%) SSL
14 18 (2.61%) SMTP
15 16 (2.32%) Network Security
16 15 (2.17%) Wireless
17 14 (2.03%) HTTP
17 14 (2.03%) NetScaler
18 12 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (18.41%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (5.22%) Oracle Database
5 32 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (2.46%) MySQL
8 15 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.74%) BODI
10 12 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (3.62%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.58%) JDeveloper
5 4 (0.58%) MSI
5 4 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.29%) JIRA
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.29%) Toad
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (17.10%) Finance
2 39 (5.65%) Banking
3 21 (3.04%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.04%) Retail
4 17 (2.46%) Local Government
5 15 (2.17%) Legal
6 12 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.16%) Back Office
9 6 (0.87%) Publishing
10 5 (0.72%) Marketing
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
11 3 (0.43%) Law
11 3 (0.43%) Military
11 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (16.23%) Support Engineer
2 82 (11.88%) Analyst
3 78 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 71 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
5 66 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 57 (8.26%) Server Engineer
7 46 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 45 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 42 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 40 (5.80%) Consultant
12 38 (5.51%) Desktop Support
12 38 (5.51%) Support Analyst
13 37 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
13 37 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
14 36 (5.22%) Architect
15 32 (4.64%) Administrator
16 30 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
17 28 (4.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 27 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.48%) .NET
2 16 (2.32%) Web Services
3 12 (1.74%) XML
4 8 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.87%) CSS
5 6 (0.87%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.72%) ADSI
7 4 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.58%) Node.js
8 3 (0.43%) HTML
8 3 (0.43%) ODBC
8 3 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.43%) WAP
9 2 (0.29%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.29%) Ajax
9 2 (0.29%) WCF
9 2 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.29%) WPF
9 2 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.54%) Clustering
3 39 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.49%) Fat Client
4 31 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 28 (4.06%) Blackberry
6 26 (3.77%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.90%) PKI
8 18 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.61%) Replication
9 14 (2.03%) iPhone
10 13 (1.88%) iPad
11 10 (1.45%) EMC VNX
12 9 (1.30%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.16%) NHS
14 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.72%) CMDB
14 5 (0.72%) HACMP
14 5 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 4 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 690 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (71.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 480 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 345 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (27.39%) Windows 7
6 106 (15.36%) Linux
7 78 (11.30%) Windows XP
8 53 (7.68%) Unix
9 52 (7.54%) Windows 10
10 43 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (6.23%) Windows 8
11 29 (4.20%) HPUX
12 21 (3.04%) Solaris
12 21 (3.04%) Windows 2000
13 19 (2.75%) Android
14 18 (2.61%) AIX
15 17 (2.46%) Apple iOS
15 17 (2.46%) Windows Vista
16 15 (2.17%) Mac OS X
16 15 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (23.33%) ITIL
2 104 (15.07%) Migration
3 44 (6.38%) Change Management
4 36 (5.22%) Problem Management
5 33 (4.78%) Incident Management
6 32 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (4.35%) Project Management
8 29 (4.20%) Service Management
9 27 (3.91%) CRM
10 26 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 23 (3.33%) Change Control
11 23 (3.33%) Configuration Management
12 21 (3.04%) High Availability
12 21 (3.04%) Service Delivery
13 20 (2.90%) Patch Management
13 20 (2.90%) Server Building
13 20 (2.90%) Server Patching
13 20 (2.90%) Software Deployment
13 20 (2.90%) Virtual Environments
14 17 (2.46%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (23.62%) SQL
2 145 (21.01%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.20%) VB
3 29 (4.20%) VBScript
4 15 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 13 (1.88%) Perl
6 11 (1.59%) Java
7 9 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.01%) VB6
10 6 (0.87%) Bourne shell
10 6 (0.87%) Korn
11 5 (0.72%) PHP
11 5 (0.72%) Python
12 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.58%) C
13 3 (0.43%) C#
14 2 (0.29%) REXX
Qualifications
1 177 (25.65%) Security Cleared
2 127 (18.41%) SC Cleared
3 103 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (10.29%) MCSE
5 32 (4.64%) DV Cleared
6 30 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (4.20%) MCP
7 29 (4.20%) MCSA
8 27 (3.91%) CCNA
9 26 (3.77%) MCITP
9 26 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (3.04%) CCNP
12 13 (1.88%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.30%) Degree
14 8 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.16%) ISEB
14 8 (1.16%) MCTS
15 7 (1.01%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.22%) SLA
2 14 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.58%) QA
7 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) BS25999
8 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 398 (57.68%) Active Directory
2 197 (28.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (12.17%) XenApp
4 77 (11.16%) Hyper-V
5 70 (10.14%) VMware ESX
6 61 (8.84%) vSphere
7 52 (7.54%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (4.49%) XenDesktop
10 24 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (1.59%) Firmware
12 10 (1.45%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.45%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.45%) XenServer
13 9 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (1.30%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.16%) ProxySG
14 8 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.01%) UAG
Systems Management
1 109 (15.80%) SCCM
2 29 (4.20%) SCOM
3 28 (4.06%) NetBackup
4 26 (3.77%) WSUS
5 21 (3.04%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (2.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (2.61%) Backup Exec
8 16 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.88%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (1.74%) AirWatch
11 12 (1.74%) Netcool
12 11 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
12 11 (1.59%) Nessus
12 11 (1.59%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (1.16%) Data Guard
14 8 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 355 (51.45%) VMware
2 311 (45.07%) Microsoft
3 152 (22.03%) Citrix
4 123 (17.83%) Cisco
5 121 (17.54%) HP
6 56 (8.12%) Oracle
7 51 (7.39%) Red Hat
8 48 (6.96%) Intel Security
9 42 (6.09%) Dell
10 38 (5.51%) Symantec
11 34 (4.93%) NetApp
12 31 (4.49%) Avaya
13 28 (4.06%) Apple
14 27 (3.91%) AppSense
14 27 (3.91%) EMC
15 24 (3.48%) IBM
16 21 (3.04%) Sophos
17 20 (2.90%) Juniper
17 20 (2.90%) LANDesk
18 19 (2.75%) CA
South East London
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary: £34,476 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago