Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 343 219
Rank change year-on-year -85 -124 -108
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 493 562 1,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.67% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.56% 3.27% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 323 715
England median daily rate £325 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -3.08%
10th Percentile £186 £158 £175
90th Percentile £488 £450 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 70 96
England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +1.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.27% -6.58% +13.43%

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 19,259 17,188 21,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 20.43% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,246 10,937 13,400
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £212
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,251 1,022 1,276
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £16.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -0.90% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +4.94%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -30 140 £375 +15.38% 10
London -82 121 £325 -12.16% 25
North of England -15 118 £275 -8.33% 11
North West +13 60 £300 - 4
Midlands -6 56 £325 +18.18% 12
North East +4 50 £260 -10.34% 3
East of England -19 31 £330 +3.13% 5
South West 0 29 £425 +112.50% 4
East Midlands 0 28 £300 +1.69% 4
West Midlands -14 28 £325 +18.18% 8
Yorkshire -39 8 £300 -7.69% 4
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 493 (100.00%) Windows
2 353 (71.60%) Windows Server
3 290 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 288 (58.42%) Active Directory
5 247 (50.10%) Microsoft
6 233 (47.26%) VMware
7 232 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 158 (32.05%) Citrix
9 139 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 122 (24.75%) Windows 7
11 120 (24.34%) DNS
12 114 (23.12%) Security Cleared
13 113 (22.92%) PowerShell
14 112 (22.72%) MS Exchange
15 109 (22.11%) ITIL
16 96 (19.47%) DHCP
17 92 (18.66%) SCCM
18 89 (18.05%) SQL Server
19 84 (17.04%) Microsoft Certification
20 83 (16.84%) Migration
21 82 (16.63%) SC Cleared
22 81 (16.43%) Hyper-V
23 78 (15.82%) SQL
24 75 (15.21%) Linux
24 75 (15.21%) XenApp
25 74 (15.01%) Ivanti
25 74 (15.01%) Office 365
26 69 (14.00%) Data Centre
27 67 (13.59%) VMware ESXi
28 65 (13.18%) Microsoft Office

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 (22.72%) MS Exchange
2 47 (9.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (8.32%) IIS
4 31 (6.29%) Skype for Business
5 30 (6.09%) SharePoint
6 26 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.62%) JBoss
11 8 (1.62%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.41%) Apache
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 65 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.41%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Demantra
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.20%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 74 (15.01%) Office 365
2 34 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.81%) IaaS
7 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.61%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.41%) G Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (24.34%) DNS
2 96 (19.47%) DHCP
3 55 (11.16%) WAN
4 54 (10.95%) LAN
5 47 (9.53%) Firewall
6 40 (8.11%) SAN
7 29 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.06%) Internet
9 18 (3.65%) VPN
10 17 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (3.04%) VLAN
12 14 (2.84%) 3G
12 14 (2.84%) NAS
13 13 (2.64%) VoIP
14 12 (2.43%) Kerberos
15 10 (2.03%) IPsec
15 10 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (2.03%) Skype
16 8 (1.62%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.43%) SQLPlus
5 10 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.83%) QlikView
7 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.81%) Big Data
9 4 (0.81%) Essbase
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.61%) MS Access
10 3 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.03%) MSI
2 8 (1.62%) Ant
2 8 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.62%) Selenium
2 8 (1.62%) Travis CI
2 8 (1.62%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.01%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.81%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.61%) JIRA
7 3 (0.61%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.61%) Subversion
8 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.41%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.41%) WinRunner
General
1 55 (11.16%) Finance
2 17 (3.45%) Local Government
3 14 (2.84%) Banking
4 13 (2.64%) Retail
5 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.22%) Back Office
7 5 (1.01%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
2 61 (12.37%) Analyst
3 60 (12.17%) Server Engineer
4 51 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 43 (8.72%) Support Engineer
6 36 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 35 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (5.68%) Consultant
9 28 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 23 (4.67%) Architect
11 22 (4.46%) Windows Server Engineer
12 21 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (4.06%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
14 19 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
14 19 (3.85%) Server Support
15 18 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.45%) Desktop Support
16 17 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
17 16 (3.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.26%) XML
2 13 (2.64%) .NET
2 13 (2.64%) CSS
3 12 (2.43%) LDAP
4 9 (1.83%) HTML
5 8 (1.62%) JSP
5 8 (1.62%) Struts
6 5 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.01%) ADSI
6 5 (1.01%) Web Services
7 4 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Streams
7 4 (0.81%) REST
8 3 (0.61%) XSLT
9 2 (0.41%) jQuery
9 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.41%) WinForms
9 2 (0.41%) WPF
9 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 69 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 50 (10.14%) Clustering
3 48 (9.74%) PKI
4 34 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.27%) Fat Client
5 26 (5.27%) Thin Client
6 21 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 19 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (3.25%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.03%) Replication
10 9 (1.83%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.22%) CLARiiON
11 6 (1.22%) NHS
12 4 (0.81%) PDA
12 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.61%) iPad
13 3 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 493 (100.00%) Windows
2 353 (71.60%) Windows Server
3 290 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 232 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (24.75%) Windows 7
6 75 (15.21%) Linux
7 64 (12.98%) Windows XP
8 61 (12.37%) Windows 10
9 45 (9.13%) Unix
10 34 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (6.29%) Windows 8
12 29 (5.88%) Solaris
13 24 (4.87%) Windows 2000
14 23 (4.67%) Android
15 22 (4.46%) Apple iOS
15 22 (4.46%) Windows Vista
16 19 (3.85%) Windows Phone
17 18 (3.65%) Windows Phone 8
18 17 (3.45%) AIX
19 13 (2.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (22.11%) ITIL
2 83 (16.84%) Migration
3 45 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
5 34 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 29 (5.88%) Change Management
6 29 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 25 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (4.87%) High Availability
9 22 (4.46%) Server Patching
10 21 (4.26%) ITIL V3
10 21 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (3.65%) Business Continuity
11 18 (3.65%) Service Management
12 17 (3.45%) Content Management
12 17 (3.45%) Server Building
13 16 (3.25%) DevOps
13 16 (3.25%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 113 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 78 (15.82%) SQL
3 22 (4.46%) Shell Script
4 18 (3.65%) VBScript
5 14 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.64%) Java
6 13 (2.64%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.83%) C#
8 6 (1.22%) Python
8 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.61%) Perl
11 2 (0.41%) C
12 1 (0.20%) ABAP
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 114 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 84 (17.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (16.63%) SC Cleared
4 63 (12.78%) MCSE
5 48 (9.74%) MCSA
6 47 (9.53%) MCITP
7 42 (8.52%) MCP
8 38 (7.71%) DV Cleared
9 21 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (3.85%) Degree
11 17 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (2.84%) CCNA
13 14 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.42%) CCNP
17 6 (1.22%) Novell Certification
18 5 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 4 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.07%) SLA
2 18 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.01%) GDPR
5 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.61%) COBIT
6 3 (0.61%) FISMA
6 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.61%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.41%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 288 (58.42%) Active Directory
2 139 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (16.43%) Hyper-V
4 75 (15.21%) XenApp
5 67 (13.59%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (6.49%) vSphere
7 25 (5.07%) XenDesktop
8 24 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (3.85%) XenServer
11 17 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (2.43%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (1.62%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.22%) Docker
15 6 (1.22%) NFS
16 5 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.81%) Firmware
18 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
18 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 92 (18.66%) SCCM
2 33 (6.69%) WSUS
3 31 (6.29%) Nessus
3 31 (6.29%) SCOM
4 24 (4.87%) AirWatch
4 24 (4.87%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (3.65%) SAP Afaria
5 18 (3.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (3.65%) XenMobile
6 13 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.43%) Puppet
8 10 (2.03%) Nagios
9 9 (1.83%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.62%) Ansible
10 8 (1.62%) Netcool
10 8 (1.62%) Packer
10 8 (1.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 247 (50.10%) Microsoft
2 233 (47.26%) VMware
3 158 (32.05%) Citrix
4 74 (15.01%) Ivanti
5 60 (12.17%) HP
6 55 (11.16%) McAfee
7 52 (10.55%) Cisco
7 52 (10.55%) SolarWinds
8 37 (7.51%) Shavlik
9 31 (6.29%) Oracle
10 26 (5.27%) Apple
11 25 (5.07%) NetApp
12 20 (4.06%) SAP
13 18 (3.65%) Dell
14 16 (3.25%) Symantec
15 15 (3.04%) EMC
15 15 (3.04%) IBM
16 14 (2.84%) Splunk
17 11 (2.23%) Google
17 11 (2.23%) Veeam