Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 252 177
Rank change year-on-year -180 -75 -85
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 500 1013 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 1.04% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 4.82% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 652 865
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% +1.59%
10th Percentile £175 £186 £165
90th Percentile £469 £452 £450
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 81 140
England median hourly rate £14.04 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.98% +31.43% -9.98%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £34.08
UK median hourly rate £14.04 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -34.72% +22.86% -7.89%

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 19845 21014 22456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 21.49% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12771 13399 13356
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1188 1828
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.31
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -33 173 £323 -0.77% 3
London -134 164 £380 +1.33% 20
North of England -74 75 £280 -9.68% 10
Midlands -21 50 £280 +1.82% 6
North West -17 38 £280 -13.85% 7
East Midlands -27 25 £280 +1.82% 1
West Midlands +6 24 £306 +10.36% 5
South West -48 20 £323 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire -4 19 £313 -13.19% 2
East of England -82 19 £260 -25.71% 5
North East -31 18 £283 -0.88% 1
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 500 (100.00%) Windows
2 351 (70.20%) Windows Server
3 289 (57.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 278 (55.60%) Active Directory
5 239 (47.80%) VMware
6 221 (44.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (39.20%) Microsoft
8 141 (28.20%) DNS
9 134 (26.80%) Citrix
10 122 (24.40%) PowerShell
11 121 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 119 (23.80%) MS Exchange
13 115 (23.00%) Cisco
14 112 (22.40%) Security Cleared
15 110 (22.00%) Hyper-V
16 109 (21.80%) DHCP
17 106 (21.20%) SQL Server
18 104 (20.80%) VMware ESXi
19 102 (20.40%) HP
19 102 (20.40%) SAN
20 94 (18.80%) Linux
21 88 (17.60%) ITIL
22 82 (16.40%) IIS
23 77 (15.40%) Data Centre
24 76 (15.20%) Migration
25 75 (15.00%) Windows 7
26 72 (14.40%) SQL
27 69 (13.80%) Firewall
28 68 (13.60%) WAN
29 64 (12.80%) LAN

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
1 119 (23.80%) MS Exchange
2 82 (16.40%) IIS
3 64 (12.80%) SharePoint
4 61 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.80%) Apache
11 12 (2.40%) Skype for Business
12 11 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.40%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.40%) WebSphere
15 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.60%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 48 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (3.20%) Acrobat
5 13 (2.60%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.40%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.40%) KANA IQ
3 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.20%) Office 365
2 45 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.40%) GitHub
6 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (28.20%) DNS
2 109 (21.80%) DHCP
3 102 (20.40%) SAN
4 69 (13.80%) Firewall
5 68 (13.60%) WAN
6 64 (12.80%) LAN
7 59 (11.80%) TCP/IP
8 40 (8.00%) Internet
9 26 (5.20%) NAS
10 24 (4.80%) VPN
11 22 (4.40%) LDAP
12 21 (4.20%) Wireless
13 20 (4.00%) IPsec
13 20 (4.00%) Kerberos
14 17 (3.40%) VoIP
15 14 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (2.60%) VLAN
17 11 (2.20%) Intranet
18 10 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
19 9 (1.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (21.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.60%) MySQL
9 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.60%) GIS
13 3 (0.60%) MS Access
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) Toad
3 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 61 (12.20%) Finance
2 30 (6.00%) Banking
3 12 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.40%) Local Government
5 6 (1.20%) Legal
6 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.00%) Retail
7 4 (0.80%) Advertising
7 4 (0.80%) Law
7 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (14.60%) Analyst
2 61 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 47 (9.40%) Windows Engineer
4 43 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
5 38 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (7.60%) Server Engineer
6 37 (7.40%) Architect
7 32 (6.40%) Support Analyst
8 31 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (5.20%) Server Support
10 22 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (4.20%) Administrator
11 21 (4.20%) Consultant
11 21 (4.20%) Desktop Support
12 20 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
12 20 (4.00%) Server Analyst
13 19 (3.80%) Infrastructure Support
14 18 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 18 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.20%) XML
2 14 (2.80%) .NET
3 12 (2.40%) HTML
4 11 (2.20%) jQuery
5 10 (2.00%) Web Services
6 8 (1.60%) CSS
7 7 (1.40%) Ajax
8 5 (1.00%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.80%) JTS
9 4 (0.80%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.40%) Middleware
10 2 (0.40%) SOAP
10 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.20%) COM+
11 1 (0.20%) DHTML
11 1 (0.20%) Spring
11 1 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.40%) Data Centre
2 49 (9.80%) Clustering
3 45 (9.00%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.60%) PKI
4 28 (5.60%) Replication
5 27 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.00%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.00%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.20%) HP Storage
9 6 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.20%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.00%) EMC Centera
10 5 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.00%) EMC VNXe
10 5 (1.00%) NHS
11 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 500 (100.00%) Windows
2 351 (70.20%) Windows Server
3 289 (57.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 221 (44.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 94 (18.80%) Linux
6 75 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 53 (10.60%) Windows XP
8 52 (10.40%) Unix
9 44 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (7.80%) Solaris
11 34 (6.80%) Windows 10
12 30 (6.00%) CentOS
13 26 (5.20%) Windows 8
14 25 (5.00%) Windows 2000
15 17 (3.40%) Windows Vista
16 15 (3.00%) SUSE
17 13 (2.60%) AIX
17 13 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
19 10 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.60%) ITIL
2 76 (15.20%) Migration
3 47 (9.40%) Change Management
4 42 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (7.20%) Incident Management
6 32 (6.40%) Server Virtualisation
7 31 (6.20%) Open Source
7 31 (6.20%) Patch Management
8 26 (5.20%) Problem Management
9 25 (5.00%) DevOps
10 23 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (4.00%) Project Management
12 20 (4.00%) SDLC
12 20 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (3.60%) Server Patching
14 16 (3.20%) CRM
14 16 (3.20%) Network Management
15 15 (3.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 122 (24.40%) PowerShell
2 72 (14.40%) SQL
3 22 (4.40%) VBScript
4 19 (3.80%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.20%) Java
6 11 (2.20%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.80%) C#
8 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.60%) PHP
9 3 (0.60%) Python
9 3 (0.60%) VB
10 2 (0.40%) C
10 2 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.40%) VB6
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (22.40%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 60 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 52 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (6.20%) MCSE
6 17 (3.40%) MCP
6 17 (3.40%) MCSA
7 15 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.60%) CCNA
9 13 (2.60%) MCITP
10 12 (2.40%) Degree
11 8 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.40%) CCNP
13 5 (1.00%) CCDA
13 5 (1.00%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.00%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.00%) PMO
3 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.40%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 278 (55.60%) Active Directory
2 121 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 104 (20.80%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (9.40%) XenApp
6 41 (8.20%) vSphere
7 22 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.00%) Samba
9 12 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.20%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.20%) Docker
12 6 (1.20%) XenServer
13 5 (1.00%) Firmware
13 5 (1.00%) SRDF
13 5 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 55 (11.00%) SCCM
2 33 (6.60%) NetBackup
3 26 (5.20%) SCOM
4 25 (5.00%) WMI
5 23 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (3.20%) Netcool
8 14 (2.80%) vCenter Server
9 13 (2.60%) WSUS
10 8 (1.60%) Nagios
10 8 (1.60%) Puppet
10 8 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.40%) DameWare
11 7 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (1.20%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (1.00%) Ansible
13 5 (1.00%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 239 (47.80%) VMware
2 196 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 134 (26.80%) Citrix
4 115 (23.00%) Cisco
5 102 (20.40%) HP
6 46 (9.20%) Oracle
7 36 (7.20%) McAfee
7 36 (7.20%) Red Hat
8 32 (6.40%) Dell
8 32 (6.40%) NetApp
9 28 (5.60%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.20%) Splunk
11 24 (4.80%) Juniper
12 23 (4.60%) EMC
13 20 (4.00%) Fortinet
14 19 (3.80%) 3PAR
14 19 (3.80%) Veritas
15 17 (3.40%) Adobe
16 14 (2.80%) Symantec
17 13 (2.60%) Apple