Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 497 557 397
Rank change year-on-year +60 -160 -124
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 227 305 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.69% 1.60% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 196 328
England median daily rate £350 £360 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +10.60% +0.15%
10th Percentile £120 £167 £184
90th Percentile £488 £450 £482
UK median daily rate £368 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +0.82% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 54
England median hourly rate £47.50 £12.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +295.83% -2.04% -44.63%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.75 £38.83
UK median hourly rate £45.51 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +279.25% -7.69% -39.53%

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 13,446 19,032 19,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.65% 20.86% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,379 11,948 12,500
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £145 £160 £170
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £411 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.24% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,215 1,167
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.17 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.62% -0.61% +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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +20 63 £288 -22.30% 21
North of England +49 57 £375 +8.70% 16
London +101 51 £350 +7.69% 14
North West +49 44 £375 +10.29% 9
East of England +25 22 £375 -13.04% 5
South West +18 19 £425 +8.97% 9
Midlands +50 17 £300 -16.67% 13
West Midlands +47 14 £300 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +35 9 £300 -4.76% 7
North East +13 4 £248 -36.13%
East Midlands +21 3 £83 -73.71% 11
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (68.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (61.23%) Windows Server
4 133 (58.59%) Active Directory
5 99 (43.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (40.97%) VMware
7 86 (37.89%) Microsoft
8 75 (33.04%) MS Exchange
9 64 (28.19%) Office 365
10 58 (25.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (22.91%) Linux
12 50 (22.03%) DNS
12 50 (22.03%) Cisco
12 50 (22.03%) SCCM
13 49 (21.59%) Security Cleared
13 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
13 49 (21.59%) Citrix
14 48 (21.15%) PowerShell
15 43 (18.94%) Azure
16 42 (18.50%) Migration
17 41 (18.06%) Windows XP
17 41 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
18 40 (17.62%) Exchange Server 2003
18 40 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 39 (17.18%) DHCP
19 39 (17.18%) HP
19 39 (17.18%) SC Cleared
20 38 (16.74%) Problem-Solving
21 37 (16.30%) Firewall
22 36 (15.86%) 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 75 (33.04%) MS Exchange
2 41 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (17.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (12.78%) SharePoint
6 24 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (8.81%) Skype for Business
8 12 (5.29%) IIS
9 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.76%) Apache
10 4 (1.76%) CMS
10 4 (1.76%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.32%) JBoss
11 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 36 (15.86%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (9.25%) MS Visio
3 20 (8.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (8.37%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (7.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (7.05%) Acrobat
7 13 (5.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (7.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (28.19%) Office 365
2 43 (18.94%) Azure
3 12 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.85%) AWS
5 8 (3.52%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Flow
7 4 (1.76%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.32%) IaaS
9 2 (0.88%) GCP
9 2 (0.88%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.88%) PaaS
10 1 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.03%) DNS
2 39 (17.18%) DHCP
3 37 (16.30%) Firewall
4 30 (13.22%) VPN
5 27 (11.89%) Internet
6 22 (9.69%) LAN
6 22 (9.69%) Remote Desktop
7 21 (9.25%) SAN
8 19 (8.37%) WAN
8 19 (8.37%) WebEx
9 15 (6.61%) TCP/IP
10 10 (4.41%) Skype
11 9 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.96%) NaaS
12 8 (3.52%) HTTP
12 8 (3.52%) NAS
13 6 (2.64%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.64%) FTP
13 6 (2.64%) Intranet
13 6 (2.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.32%) Power BI
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.88%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.44%) DB2
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) Bazaar
2 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.44%) Hudson
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) Subversion
2 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (8.37%) Finance
2 17 (7.49%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.61%) Law
4 9 (3.96%) Legal
4 9 (3.96%) Local Government
5 6 (2.64%) Retail
6 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (18.06%) Analyst
2 40 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.81%) Consultant
5 17 (7.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (7.49%) Support Analyst
6 16 (7.05%) IT Support
7 14 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (5.29%) Desktop Support
8 12 (5.29%) Infrastructure Support
8 12 (5.29%) Server Engineer
9 10 (4.41%) VMware Consultant
9 10 (4.41%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (3.96%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 8 (3.52%) IT Technician
11 8 (3.52%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.52%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.41%) Web Services
2 9 (3.96%) .NET
3 7 (3.08%) HTML
4 5 (2.20%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.76%) LDAP
6 3 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.32%) Spring
7 2 (0.88%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.44%) J2EE
8 1 (0.44%) Middleware
8 1 (0.44%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.42%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.37%) Blackberry
3 18 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.93%) PDA
4 17 (7.49%) Clustering
5 12 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.96%) PKI
7 8 (3.52%) Fibre Optics
8 6 (2.64%) NHS
8 6 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.76%) iPhone
10 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.88%) EPoS
11 2 (0.88%) iPad
11 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) AS400
12 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.44%) LIMS
12 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 227 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (68.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (61.23%) Windows Server
4 99 (43.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (22.91%) Linux
6 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
7 41 (18.06%) Windows XP
8 31 (13.66%) Windows 2000
9 30 (13.22%) Windows 10
10 24 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (8.81%) Windows Vista
12 17 (7.49%) Unix
13 12 (5.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (4.85%) Windows 8
15 6 (2.64%) AIX
15 6 (2.64%) SUSE
16 5 (2.20%) Solaris
16 5 (2.20%) zOS
17 2 (0.88%) CentOS
17 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.50%) Migration
2 40 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (16.74%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (14.54%) ITIL
5 25 (11.01%) Incident Management
5 25 (11.01%) ITSM
6 22 (9.69%) Change Management
7 18 (7.93%) Server Building
8 17 (7.49%) Information Security
9 16 (7.05%) High Availability
10 15 (6.61%) Information Security Management
10 15 (6.61%) ISMS
10 15 (6.61%) Security Management
11 14 (6.17%) Problem Management
12 13 (5.73%) Project Delivery
12 13 (5.73%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (5.29%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (4.85%) Performance Metrics
15 10 (4.41%) E-Commerce
16 9 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.15%) PowerShell
2 33 (14.54%) SQL
3 14 (6.17%) C
4 13 (5.73%) Java
5 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.08%) VBScript
6 5 (2.20%) Python
7 4 (1.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.32%) Go
8 3 (1.32%) PHP
8 3 (1.32%) Ruby
9 2 (0.88%) Perl
9 2 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.44%) REXX
10 1 (0.44%) Tcl
10 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) VB6
10 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (21.59%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.18%) SC Cleared
3 32 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (9.69%) CCNA
4 22 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (8.81%) MCSA
6 14 (6.17%) Degree
6 14 (6.17%) MCSE
7 12 (5.29%) MCITP
8 8 (3.52%) CCNP
9 6 (2.64%) CCDA
9 6 (2.64%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.64%) JNCIP
9 6 (2.64%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.64%) MCP
10 5 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.76%) RHCSA
11 4 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.33%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 133 (58.59%) Active Directory
2 58 (25.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.66%) XenApp
4 25 (11.01%) Hyper-V
5 19 (8.37%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (8.37%) vSphere
6 9 (3.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.64%) NFS
9 5 (2.20%) Firmware
9 5 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.76%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.32%) Docker
11 3 (1.32%) KVM
11 3 (1.32%) Samba
11 3 (1.32%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.32%) Xen
12 2 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.88%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 50 (22.03%) SCCM
2 20 (8.81%) SCOM
3 18 (7.93%) ServiceCenter
4 17 (7.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.96%) WSUS
6 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.20%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.76%) Ansible
8 4 (1.76%) Puppet
8 4 (1.76%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.76%) WMI
9 3 (1.32%) Kibana
9 3 (1.32%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.32%) logstash
9 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.32%) Nagios
9 3 (1.32%) Terraform
9 3 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 93 (40.97%) VMware
2 86 (37.89%) Microsoft
3 50 (22.03%) Cisco
4 49 (21.59%) Citrix
5 39 (17.18%) HP
6 31 (13.66%) Red Hat
7 28 (12.33%) Remedy
8 25 (11.01%) Adobe
9 20 (8.81%) Ivanti
10 18 (7.93%) Bomgar
10 18 (7.93%) Peregrine
10 18 (7.93%) SolarWinds
11 15 (6.61%) Sony
12 12 (5.29%) NetApp
13 11 (4.85%) IBM
14 10 (4.41%) Dell
14 10 (4.41%) Juniper
14 10 (4.41%) McAfee
15 9 (3.96%) Polycom
15 9 (3.96%) Symantec