Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 425 251
Rank change year-on-year -94 -174 -84
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 363 500 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.53% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 2.52% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 281 660
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £170 £175 £185
90th Percentile £456 £469 £453
UK median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.08% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 62 87
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.04 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.98% -35.46% +24.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.27
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.04 £21.50
% change year-on-year +14.00% -34.72% +22.86%

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 20,114 19,877 21,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.08% 20.98% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,516 12,745 13,524
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,383 1,215 1,197
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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
South East -56 111 £365 +14.06% 18
London -70 94 £331 -13.68% 26
North of England -19 71 £315 +9.57% 14
East of England +31 36 £350 +28.44% 17
North West -14 34 £290 +3.57% 6
Midlands -29 30 £360 +28.57% 11
West Midlands -31 22 £360 +17.55% 5
South West -27 21 £425 +31.78% 4
North East -5 19 £375 +27.12% 2
Yorkshire -13 18 £315 +0.80% 6
East Midlands -4 7 £310 +10.71% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Windows
2 231 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 194 (53.44%) Active Directory
4 189 (52.07%) Microsoft
5 182 (50.14%) VMware
6 178 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 175 (48.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 114 (31.40%) MS Exchange
9 106 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 99 (27.27%) DNS
10 99 (27.27%) Office 365
11 95 (26.17%) Citrix
11 95 (26.17%) PowerShell
12 87 (23.97%) SCCM
13 81 (22.31%) DHCP
13 81 (22.31%) SQL Server
14 79 (21.76%) Security Cleared
15 68 (18.73%) Linux
16 66 (18.18%) SQL
17 65 (17.91%) Migration
18 64 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
19 62 (17.08%) Windows 10
19 62 (17.08%) Hyper-V
20 60 (16.53%) HP
21 59 (16.25%) SC Cleared
22 58 (15.98%) ITIL
23 55 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (15.15%) XenApp
23 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
24 54 (14.88%) WAN

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
1 114 (31.40%) MS Exchange
2 64 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 38 (10.47%) IIS
5 34 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (7.99%) Skype for Business
7 14 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.58%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.93%) Apache
10 6 (1.65%) JBoss
10 6 (1.65%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.83%) CMS
13 3 (0.83%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.55%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.55%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.28%) Primavera
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 99 (27.27%) Office 365
2 34 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.41%) IaaS
5 13 (3.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (3.03%) Mimecast
7 10 (2.75%) PaaS
8 6 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.38%) Akamai
9 5 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.83%) SaaS
12 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 99 (27.27%) DNS
2 81 (22.31%) DHCP
3 54 (14.88%) WAN
4 52 (14.33%) LAN
5 38 (10.47%) Firewall
5 38 (10.47%) TCP/IP
6 26 (7.16%) VPN
7 23 (6.34%) SAN
8 22 (6.06%) Skype
9 20 (5.51%) Internet
10 19 (5.23%) VoIP
11 18 (4.96%) FCoE
12 17 (4.68%) MPLS
13 13 (3.58%) BGP
13 13 (3.58%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.58%) SSL
13 13 (3.58%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (3.58%) Wireless
14 12 (3.31%) IPsec
14 12 (3.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (4.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 6 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.65%) SQLPlus
7 5 (1.38%) MS Access
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.55%) MySQL
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.55%) SSDT
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.28%) Firebird
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.03%) Selenium
1 11 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.93%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.65%) Ant
4 6 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.65%) Travis CI
5 5 (1.38%) GitLab
5 5 (1.38%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.38%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.10%) Subversion
7 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.55%) JIRA
7 2 (0.55%) MSI
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.55%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (6.89%) Finance
2 9 (2.48%) Retail
3 8 (2.20%) Local Government
4 7 (1.93%) Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Law
6 4 (1.10%) Marketing
7 3 (0.83%) French Language
8 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Military
8 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (16.25%) Analyst
2 49 (13.50%) Server Engineer
3 42 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.26%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (7.44%) Consultant
7 26 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (7.16%) Windows Engineer
8 25 (6.89%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.61%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support
11 19 (5.23%) Administrator
11 19 (5.23%) Desktop Support
12 15 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
12 15 (4.13%) Windows Server Engineer
13 14 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (3.86%) Windows Administrator
14 12 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.31%) Developer
15 11 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.68%) .NET
2 9 (2.48%) Web Services
3 8 (2.20%) CSS
4 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.65%) JSP
5 6 (1.65%) LDAP
5 6 (1.65%) Struts
6 5 (1.38%) jQuery
7 4 (1.10%) ADSI
7 4 (1.10%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 4 (1.10%) WSH
8 3 (0.83%) Middleware
8 3 (0.83%) XML
8 3 (0.83%) XSLT
9 2 (0.55%) Ajax
9 2 (0.55%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (0.55%) HTML
9 2 (0.55%) LAMP
9 2 (0.55%) SOAP
9 2 (0.55%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.40%) Clustering
2 39 (10.74%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.68%) Fat Client
3 17 (4.68%) PKI
3 17 (4.68%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.20%) CLARiiON
7 8 (2.20%) e-Health
7 8 (2.20%) LIMS
7 8 (2.20%) NHS
7 8 (2.20%) PACS
8 6 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.65%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.38%) FMCG
9 5 (1.38%) iPhone
10 3 (0.83%) iPad
10 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 363 (100.00%) Windows
2 231 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 178 (49.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 175 (48.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (18.73%) Linux
6 62 (17.08%) Windows 10
7 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 28 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (7.44%) Windows XP
10 17 (4.68%) Unix
11 10 (2.75%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.93%) Android
13 7 (1.93%) Solaris
14 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.38%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.10%) Windows NT
15 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.91%) Migration
2 58 (15.98%) ITIL
3 51 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 35 (9.64%) Change Management
5 34 (9.37%) Patch Management
6 27 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (6.06%) DevOps
8 20 (5.51%) Server Patching
9 16 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.41%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.41%) Virtual Environments
10 15 (4.13%) Network Load Balancing
11 14 (3.86%) Server Management
11 14 (3.86%) Service Management
12 13 (3.58%) Data Migration
12 13 (3.58%) Server Building
13 12 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.31%) ITIL V3
14 11 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.17%) PowerShell
2 66 (18.18%) SQL
3 20 (5.51%) VBScript
4 14 (3.86%) Java
5 13 (3.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.03%) C#
6 11 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.20%) VB
8 6 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.10%) C
11 3 (0.83%) F#
11 3 (0.83%) Perl
11 3 (0.83%) PHP
12 2 (0.55%) Ruby
13 1 (0.28%) Python
13 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 55 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (10.19%) MCSE
5 33 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (7.99%) DV Cleared
7 17 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (4.68%) Degree
8 16 (4.41%) MCITP
9 14 (3.86%) CCNP
10 11 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (2.48%) MCP
12 8 (2.20%) Novell Certification
13 7 (1.93%) MCSA
13 7 (1.93%) RHCE
14 6 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (1.10%) CCNA
16 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
17 3 (0.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.41%) SLA
2 8 (2.20%) HL7
2 8 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 194 (53.44%) Active Directory
2 106 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (17.08%) Hyper-V
4 55 (15.15%) XenApp
5 50 (13.77%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (10.74%) vSphere
7 18 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.20%) vCloud
10 7 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.65%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.65%) Xen
12 5 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.83%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.83%) UAG
14 3 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 87 (23.97%) SCCM
2 43 (11.85%) SCOM
3 32 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (7.99%) WSUS
5 14 (3.86%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (3.58%) Puppet
7 11 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (2.48%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.93%) Packer
12 6 (1.65%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.65%) Ansible
12 6 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.65%) Netcool
12 6 (1.65%) Terraform
12 6 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (1.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 189 (52.07%) Microsoft
2 182 (50.14%) VMware
3 95 (26.17%) Citrix
4 60 (16.53%) HP
5 47 (12.95%) Cisco
6 40 (11.02%) McAfee
7 34 (9.37%) Oracle
8 28 (7.71%) SolarWinds
9 19 (5.23%) Ivanti
9 19 (5.23%) Veritas
10 18 (4.96%) EMC
10 18 (4.96%) NetApp
10 18 (4.96%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.41%) Google
12 14 (3.86%) Trend Micro
13 13 (3.58%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.03%) Dell
15 9 (2.48%) Apple
15 9 (2.48%) Avaya
15 9 (2.48%) CommVault