Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 530 506 425
Rank change year-on-year -24 -81 -179
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 262 371 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.88% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 245 268
England median daily rate £369 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £155 £170 £174
90th Percentile £488 £459 £463
UK median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 62
England median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +206.45% -8.82% -21.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +203.23% -6.06% -22.81%

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 15,772 19,781 18,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 20.95% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,944 12,307 12,128
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £168 £180
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,054 1,386 1,144
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.21% -0.21% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +16 67 £370 -1.33% 32
North of England +20 63 £350 +12.00% 26
North West +12 48 £350 +16.67% 20
London +10 47 £368 +20.66% 22
Midlands +60 42 £300 -16.67% 23
West Midlands +31 28 £300 -16.67% 14
East of England +15 22 £375 +7.14% 7
South West -11 22 £425 -2.86% 5
Yorkshire +31 14 £375 +19.05% 4
East Midlands +29 14 £313 -11.97% 9
North East -8 1 £375 - 2
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (62.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (62.21%) Windows Server
4 160 (61.07%) Active Directory
5 137 (52.29%) VMware
6 125 (47.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 116 (44.27%) Microsoft
8 86 (32.82%) Office 365
9 82 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (29.77%) Citrix
11 74 (28.24%) MS Exchange
12 72 (27.48%) Cisco
12 72 (27.48%) PowerShell
13 67 (25.57%) DNS
14 64 (24.43%) Firewall
15 63 (24.05%) Linux
16 60 (22.90%) SCCM
17 55 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
19 53 (20.23%) XenApp
19 53 (20.23%) Azure
20 48 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
20 48 (18.32%) DHCP
21 46 (17.56%) SharePoint
21 46 (17.56%) Migration
22 44 (16.79%) SQL
22 44 (16.79%) VMware ESXi
22 44 (16.79%) Hyper-V
23 41 (15.65%) ITIL
23 41 (15.65%) Data Centre

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 74 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 48 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (17.56%) SharePoint
4 31 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (9.16%) Skype for Business
7 17 (6.49%) IIS
8 15 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (3.05%) IBM Notes
10 7 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.76%) Apache
11 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.76%) CMS
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.38%) JBoss
12 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.38%) TPMS
12 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (32.82%) Office 365
2 53 (20.23%) Azure
3 27 (10.31%) AWS
4 9 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.91%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.76%) GCP
7 2 (0.76%) IaaS
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Flow
8 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (25.57%) DNS
2 64 (24.43%) Firewall
3 48 (18.32%) DHCP
4 26 (9.92%) SAN
5 24 (9.16%) WAN
6 19 (7.25%) LAN
7 18 (6.87%) VPN
8 17 (6.49%) Internet
9 15 (5.73%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.96%) NAS
11 12 (4.58%) NaaS
11 12 (4.58%) NetScaler
11 12 (4.58%) Skype
12 11 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (3.44%) FTP
14 7 (2.67%) HTTP
15 6 (2.29%) Ethernet
15 6 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.29%) Wireshark
16 5 (1.91%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (1.53%) MS Access
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.53%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.15%) Power BI
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.38%) Bazaar
2 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.38%) Hudson
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 24 (9.16%) Public Sector
2 23 (8.78%) Law
3 22 (8.40%) Finance
4 13 (4.96%) Local Government
5 12 (4.58%) Legal
6 6 (2.29%) Retail
7 5 (1.91%) Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.76%) Back Office
10 2 (0.76%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (23.66%) Analyst
2 54 (20.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (12.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 21 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.25%) Server Engineer
7 18 (6.87%) Support Analyst
8 17 (6.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 17 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Support
9 15 (5.73%) Wintel Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 12 (4.58%) Consultant
12 11 (4.20%) Desktop Support
12 11 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.82%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) Wintel Server Engineer
14 9 (3.44%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (3.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.82%) Web Services
2 7 (2.67%) .NET
3 6 (2.29%) LDAP
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.38%) Middleware
6 1 (0.38%) ServiceStack
6 1 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 32 (12.21%) Management Information System
3 26 (9.92%) Clustering
4 21 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.58%) PKI
7 7 (2.67%) NHS
8 6 (2.29%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.29%) Fibre Optics
8 6 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.53%) iPhone
9 4 (1.53%) PMI
9 4 (1.53%) Replication
9 4 (1.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (1.15%) EMC Centera
10 3 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.15%) PDA
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (62.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (62.21%) Windows Server
4 125 (47.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (24.05%) Linux
6 40 (15.27%) Windows XP
7 36 (13.74%) Windows 7
8 32 (12.21%) Windows 10
9 29 (11.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (8.78%) Windows 2000
11 18 (6.87%) Unix
11 18 (6.87%) Windows 8
12 12 (4.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (3.44%) Solaris
13 9 (3.44%) Windows NT
14 6 (2.29%) AIX
14 6 (2.29%) SUSE
14 6 (2.29%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.53%) zOS
16 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (17.56%) Migration
3 41 (15.65%) ITIL
4 39 (14.89%) Change Management
5 30 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (10.69%) Information Security
6 28 (10.69%) Problem Management
7 23 (8.78%) Information Security Management
7 23 (8.78%) ISMS
7 23 (8.78%) Security Management
7 23 (8.78%) Server Building
8 21 (8.02%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.34%) Project Delivery
9 14 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.96%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.96%) ITSM
11 12 (4.58%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (4.58%) Data Centre Operations
11 12 (4.58%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.79%) SQL
3 16 (6.11%) Java
4 14 (5.34%) C
5 12 (4.58%) VBScript
6 6 (2.29%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.29%) Python
6 6 (2.29%) VB
7 5 (1.91%) Perl
8 3 (1.15%) PHP
8 3 (1.15%) VBA
9 2 (0.76%) Korn
9 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) Go
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.27%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (13.74%) CCNA
6 25 (9.54%) MCSA
7 21 (8.02%) Degree
8 15 (5.73%) MCSE
9 14 (5.34%) MCITP
10 9 (3.44%) CCNP
11 6 (2.29%) CCDA
11 6 (2.29%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.29%) JNCIA
11 6 (2.29%) JNCIP
11 6 (2.29%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.53%) MCP
12 4 (1.53%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) GDPR
2 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 160 (61.07%) Active Directory
2 82 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (20.23%) XenApp
4 44 (16.79%) Hyper-V
4 44 (16.79%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (13.36%) vSphere
6 14 (5.34%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (3.05%) DFS Replication
9 7 (2.67%) NFS
10 6 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.15%) Firmware
12 3 (1.15%) KVM
12 3 (1.15%) NDS
12 3 (1.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 3 (1.15%) Samba
12 3 (1.15%) Xen
13 2 (0.76%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 60 (22.90%) SCCM
2 33 (12.60%) SCOM
3 18 (6.87%) WSUS
4 10 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.91%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.91%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.91%) Terraform
8 5 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.91%) WMI
9 4 (1.53%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.53%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.53%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.15%) Ansible
10 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 137 (52.29%) VMware
2 116 (44.27%) Microsoft
3 78 (29.77%) Citrix
4 72 (27.48%) Cisco
5 38 (14.50%) Red Hat
6 34 (12.98%) HP
7 28 (10.69%) Ivanti
8 23 (8.78%) NetApp
8 23 (8.78%) Sony
9 21 (8.02%) SolarWinds
10 18 (6.87%) McAfee
11 15 (5.73%) Adobe
12 13 (4.96%) Remedy
13 12 (4.58%) F5
13 12 (4.58%) IBM
13 12 (4.58%) Oracle
13 12 (4.58%) Splunk
14 11 (4.20%) Dell
14 11 (4.20%) Meraki
14 11 (4.20%) Symantec