Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 433 234
Rank change year-on-year -86 -199 -96
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 364 472 1,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.52% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 2.52% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 265 726
England median daily rate £325 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £181 £170 £180
90th Percentile £484 £460 £466
UK median daily rate £323 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +2.38% -3.08% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 97
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -21.43% +20.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.95 £13.11
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £43.77
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% -21.43% +20.00%

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 19,367 18,753 21,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.80% 20.67% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,065 11,899 14,018
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £210
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,405 1,120 1,151
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.15 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.33 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.97% +6.06% +0.46%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
London -65 95 £255 -36.25% 27
South East -81 88 £375 +18.11% 14
North of England -17 81 £295 +5.36% 14
North West -5 41 £290 -1.69% 9
South West +1 35 £425 +31.78% 8
Midlands -30 35 £350 +21.74% 14
East of England +6 28 £338 - 12
North East -15 28 £280 +34.94% 1
West Midlands -38 20 £320 +20.75% 7
East Midlands +4 14 £400 +39.13% 7
Yorkshire -24 12 £320 +2.40% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 364 (100.00%) Windows
2 244 (67.03%) Windows Server
3 200 (54.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 198 (54.40%) Active Directory
5 179 (49.18%) Microsoft
6 177 (48.63%) VMware
7 160 (43.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (33.24%) Citrix
9 115 (31.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 109 (29.95%) MS Exchange
11 97 (26.65%) DNS
12 96 (26.37%) PowerShell
13 93 (25.55%) SCCM
14 91 (25.00%) Office 365
15 85 (23.35%) SQL Server
16 82 (22.53%) SQL
17 81 (22.25%) DHCP
18 77 (21.15%) Security Cleared
19 75 (20.60%) Windows 7
19 75 (20.60%) Linux
20 70 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
21 69 (18.96%) Hyper-V
22 67 (18.41%) Windows 10
23 65 (17.86%) ITIL
24 63 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
25 60 (16.48%) SC Cleared
26 58 (15.93%) Migration
26 58 (15.93%) HP
27 53 (14.56%) XenApp
28 51 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 109 (29.95%) MS Exchange
2 63 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (9.34%) Skype for Business
4 30 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (7.14%) IIS
7 22 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (3.02%) JBoss
9 11 (3.02%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.10%) Apache
12 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.55%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.55%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 91 (25.00%) Office 365
2 30 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.20%) IaaS
6 6 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.37%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.10%) PaaS
8 4 (1.10%) SaaS
9 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Akamai
10 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (26.65%) DNS
2 81 (22.25%) DHCP
3 43 (11.81%) WAN
4 40 (10.99%) LAN
5 32 (8.79%) TCP/IP
6 28 (7.69%) Firewall
6 28 (7.69%) SAN
7 23 (6.32%) Skype
8 18 (4.95%) VPN
9 15 (4.12%) FCoE
9 15 (4.12%) NAS
10 12 (3.30%) VLAN
11 11 (3.02%) Internet
12 10 (2.75%) SSL
12 10 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.47%) 3G
13 9 (2.47%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.20%) VoIP
15 7 (1.92%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.12%) SQLPlus
5 10 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (2.47%) QlikView
7 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.37%) MS Access
8 5 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (1.10%) Essbase
10 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.82%) MySQL
10 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (4.40%) Selenium
2 11 (3.02%) Ant
2 11 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.02%) Travis CI
2 11 (3.02%) Vagrant
3 10 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.37%) GitLab
5 5 (1.37%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.82%) Subversion
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.55%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.27%) JIRA
9 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 40 (10.99%) Finance
2 11 (3.02%) Local Government
3 10 (2.75%) Banking
4 7 (1.92%) Retail
5 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Law
7 3 (0.82%) French Language
7 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Military
8 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (16.76%) Analyst
2 58 (15.93%) Server Engineer
3 42 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (10.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 34 (9.34%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.97%) Windows Engineer
7 26 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.32%) Consultant
9 17 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (4.67%) Infrastructure Support
9 17 (4.67%) Windows Server Engineer
9 17 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
10 14 (3.85%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 13 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.30%) Citrix Engineer
13 11 (3.02%) SCCM Engineer
13 11 (3.02%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) CSS
2 11 (3.02%) JSP
2 11 (3.02%) Struts
2 11 (3.02%) XML
3 10 (2.75%) .NET
4 9 (2.47%) HTML
4 9 (2.47%) LDAP
5 8 (2.20%) ADSI
6 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.92%) Web Services
7 4 (1.10%) jQuery
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Streams
7 4 (1.10%) WSH
8 3 (0.82%) Middleware
8 3 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 3 (0.82%) XSLT
9 1 (0.27%) Ajax
9 1 (0.27%) LAMP
9 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.19%) Clustering
2 42 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 31 (8.52%) PKI
4 28 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 28 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.57%) CLARiiON
7 10 (2.75%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.37%) iPad
10 5 (1.37%) iPhone
11 4 (1.10%) PDA
11 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.82%) Replication
12 3 (0.82%) User Experience
13 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 364 (100.00%) Windows
2 244 (67.03%) Windows Server
3 200 (54.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 160 (43.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (20.60%) Linux
5 75 (20.60%) Windows 7
6 67 (18.41%) Windows 10
7 34 (9.34%) Windows XP
8 29 (7.97%) Unix
9 26 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (4.95%) Windows 8
11 15 (4.12%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.75%) Solaris
13 9 (2.47%) Android
13 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.20%) AIX
14 8 (2.20%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.92%) Windows NT
15 7 (1.92%) Windows Phone 8
16 6 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.86%) ITIL
2 58 (15.93%) Migration
3 51 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (9.89%) Change Management
5 33 (9.07%) Virtual Environments
6 28 (7.69%) Patch Management
7 27 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (6.04%) Server Management
9 21 (5.77%) Network Load Balancing
10 18 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (4.95%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.40%) DevOps
11 16 (4.40%) Server Building
11 16 (4.40%) Server Patching
12 14 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (3.57%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.57%) Service Management
14 11 (3.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.37%) PowerShell
2 82 (22.53%) SQL
3 20 (5.49%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.40%) Java
4 16 (4.40%) VBScript
5 15 (4.12%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.02%) C#
7 7 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.92%) VB
8 5 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.10%) C
10 3 (0.82%) F#
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 60 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 44 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (8.79%) MCSE
5 22 (6.04%) DV Cleared
5 22 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (4.12%) Degree
7 13 (3.57%) Novell Certification
8 11 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (2.75%) MCP
10 8 (2.20%) MCITP
11 7 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.82%) CCNP
14 3 (0.82%) MCSA
15 2 (0.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.67%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.65%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.27%) HL7
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 198 (54.40%) Active Directory
2 115 (31.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
4 69 (18.96%) Hyper-V
5 53 (14.56%) XenApp
6 42 (11.54%) vSphere
7 28 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (3.57%) XenServer
10 11 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.65%) Xen
14 3 (0.82%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 93 (25.55%) SCCM
2 39 (10.71%) SCOM
3 32 (8.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 30 (8.24%) WSUS
5 22 (6.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (4.95%) Puppet
7 17 (4.67%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (3.57%) NetBackup
9 11 (3.02%) AirWatch
9 11 (3.02%) Ansible
9 11 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (3.02%) Packer
9 11 (3.02%) Terraform
10 9 (2.47%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.92%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.92%) SAP Afaria
11 7 (1.92%) XenMobile
12 6 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (1.37%) Netcool
13 5 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 179 (49.18%) Microsoft
2 177 (48.63%) VMware
3 121 (33.24%) Citrix
4 58 (15.93%) HP
5 47 (12.91%) McAfee
6 41 (11.26%) Oracle
7 27 (7.42%) Cisco
8 21 (5.77%) EMC
8 21 (5.77%) Ivanti
8 21 (5.77%) NetApp
9 20 (5.49%) SolarWinds
10 19 (5.22%) Trend Micro
11 17 (4.67%) Veritas
12 13 (3.57%) CommVault
13 12 (3.30%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.30%) Symantec
14 11 (3.02%) Apple
14 11 (3.02%) Google
14 11 (3.02%) SAP
15 10 (2.75%) Dell