Period
to 25 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 707 461 527
Rank change year-on-year -246 +66 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 43 36 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.71% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 158
10th Percentile £200 £236 £157
25th Percentile £258 £334 £278
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £373
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.74% +6.43%
75th Percentile £523 £495 £438
90th Percentile £555 £501 £500
UK median daily rate £379 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -15.78% +20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 17
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £21.50 £10.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.25 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +73.58% -72.11% +211.48%
75th Percentile £24.50 £13.88 £50.00
90th Percentile " £29.06 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £73.50 £13.25 £47.00
% change year-on-year +454.72% -71.81% +208.20%

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 10,730 5,064 15,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.82% 18.52% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,406 3,298 10,122
10th Percentile £163 £180 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 263 1,009
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +0.21%
75th Percentile £39.50 £37.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in England

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 October 2021. 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 -99 11 £438 -6.17% 12
London -186 10 £275 -33.33% 4
North of England -84 9 £265 -18.46% 9
South West -42 5 £488 - 5
North West -50 5 - - 6
Yorkshire -54 4 £265 -18.46% 1
East of England -57 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £450 - 11
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 8
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (81.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (60.47%) Windows Server
4 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
5 20 (46.51%) DNS
5 20 (46.51%) DHCP
6 19 (44.19%) VMware
6 19 (44.19%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (41.86%) PowerShell
8 17 (39.53%) ITIL
9 15 (34.88%) Citrix
10 14 (32.56%) Windows 10
10 14 (32.56%) Social Skills
11 13 (30.23%) Azure
12 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
12 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
14 9 (20.93%) Migration
14 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
15 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
15 8 (18.60%) SCCM
15 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
15 8 (18.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 8 (18.60%) AWS
15 8 (18.60%) vSphere
15 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Intune

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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
4 3 (6.98%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (30.23%) Azure
3 8 (18.60%) AWS
4 6 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.33%) GCP
6 1 (2.33%) IaaS
6 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) DHCP
1 20 (46.51%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) Firewall
4 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
4 4 (9.30%) LAN
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
4 4 (9.30%) WAN
5 3 (6.98%) SAN
5 3 (6.98%) Skype
5 3 (6.98%) VLAN
6 2 (4.65%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.33%) VSAN
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless
7 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) JIRA
General
1 14 (32.56%) Social Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Documentation Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Publishing
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Architect
6 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.65%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
1 1 (2.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) BYOD
4 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.33%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server
3 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (32.56%) Windows 10
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
8 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.30%) Android
9 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
9 4 (9.30%) Linux
10 3 (6.98%) Mac OS
10 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
11 1 (2.33%) Unix
11 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Change Control
4 6 (13.95%) ITSM
4 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.63%) High Availability
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Service Management
7 3 (6.98%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.98%) Presales
7 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.65%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.65%) Project Delivery
8 2 (4.65%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) VB
3 4 (9.30%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) MCSE
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.98%) MCITP
5 3 (6.98%) MCP
5 3 (6.98%) MCSA
5 3 (6.98%) MCTS
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) GDPR
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (81.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.60%) vSphere
4 7 (16.28%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (9.30%) XenApp
7 3 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.33%) Firmware
9 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (9.30%) WSUS
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.33%) Netcool
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 15 (34.88%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Apple
4 4 (9.30%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) NetApp
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Kaspersky
5 3 (6.98%) Samsung
5 3 (6.98%) Symantec
6 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.65%) McAfee
6 2 (4.65%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
6 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.65%) Veritas
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) Borland
7 1 (2.33%) Dell