Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 420 221
Rank change year-on-year -60 -199 -106
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 419 465 1,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.53% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 2.60% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 256 776
England median daily rate £325 £321 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +2.39% -3.46%
10th Percentile £177 £158 £178
90th Percentile £488 £466 £484
UK median daily rate £308 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -3.91% +2.40% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 97
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.70 £12.65
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £42.81
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -12.50% +11.11%

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 19,820 17,915 22,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 20.42% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,473 11,352 14,389
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,371 1,060 1,214
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +1.85% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.60 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
North of England +6 112 £275 -6.78% 17
South East -52 104 £368 +11.36% 10
London -88 99 £325 -18.85% 22
North West +12 54 £280 -5.08% 6
North East +11 52 £261 +16.11% 4
Midlands -10 42 £324 +2.78% 14
East of England +11 33 £325 +19.82% 6
South West -4 30 £450 +130.77% 6
West Midlands -29 23 £324 -1.89% 10
East Midlands +9 19 £350 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -37 6 £355 +9.23% 7
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 419 (100.00%) Windows
2 308 (73.51%) Windows Server
3 251 (59.90%) Active Directory
4 243 (58.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (50.60%) Microsoft
6 201 (47.97%) VMware
7 175 (41.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 159 (37.95%) Citrix
9 124 (29.59%) DNS
10 122 (29.12%) PowerShell
11 117 (27.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 105 (25.06%) MS Exchange
13 103 (24.58%) Windows 7
14 102 (24.34%) SCCM
14 102 (24.34%) DHCP
15 93 (22.20%) Security Cleared
16 85 (20.29%) ITIL
16 85 (20.29%) SQL
17 84 (20.05%) SQL Server
18 77 (18.38%) Office 365
19 74 (17.66%) XenApp
20 70 (16.71%) Hyper-V
20 70 (16.71%) Windows 10
21 69 (16.47%) SC Cleared
21 69 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 64 (15.27%) Migration
23 61 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
24 59 (14.08%) Linux
25 54 (12.89%) McAfee
26 52 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 105 (25.06%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (9.55%) Skype for Business
4 35 (8.35%) IIS
5 27 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (5.97%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.63%) JBoss
9 11 (2.63%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.48%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.48%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.48%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.38%) Office 365
2 34 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.95%) IaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 124 (29.59%) DNS
2 102 (24.34%) DHCP
3 49 (11.69%) WAN
4 48 (11.46%) LAN
5 36 (8.59%) Firewall
6 32 (7.64%) SAN
7 27 (6.44%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.77%) Skype
9 19 (4.53%) VPN
10 18 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (3.58%) 3G
12 12 (2.86%) Internet
12 12 (2.86%) NAS
13 10 (2.39%) SSL
13 10 (2.39%) VLAN
14 8 (1.91%) FCoE
14 8 (1.91%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (1.43%) IPsec
17 5 (1.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.10%) SQLPlus
5 10 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (2.15%) QlikView
7 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.43%) MS Access
9 6 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.19%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.95%) Essbase
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Ant
1 11 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 11 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 11 (2.63%) Selenium
1 11 (2.63%) Travis CI
1 11 (2.63%) Vagrant
2 7 (1.67%) MSI
3 6 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.72%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.48%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.24%) MSTest
6 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (11.22%) Finance
2 17 (4.06%) Local Government
3 13 (3.10%) Retail
4 9 (2.15%) Banking
5 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.19%) Legal
7 4 (0.95%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) French Language
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Military
9 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (14.56%) Server Engineer
2 59 (14.08%) Analyst
3 51 (12.17%) Windows Engineer
4 43 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 43 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (8.35%) Support Engineer
6 31 (7.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (7.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (7.16%) Consultant
8 28 (6.68%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.25%) Windows Server Engineer
10 19 (4.53%) Citrix Engineer
11 18 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
12 17 (4.06%) Desktop Support
13 16 (3.82%) Mobility Engineer
14 15 (3.58%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
14 15 (3.58%) Citrix Server Engineer
14 15 (3.58%) Infrastructure Support
15 13 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.58%) CSS
2 13 (3.10%) XML
3 11 (2.63%) JSP
3 11 (2.63%) Struts
4 9 (2.15%) HTML
5 8 (1.91%) LDAP
6 5 (1.19%) ADSI
6 5 (1.19%) Web Services
7 4 (0.95%) .NET
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Streams
7 4 (0.95%) WSH
7 4 (0.95%) XSLT
8 3 (0.72%) jQuery
8 3 (0.72%) Middleware
9 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.48%) WinForms
9 2 (0.48%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.93%) PKI
2 43 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 32 (7.64%) Fat Client
3 32 (7.64%) Thin Client
4 31 (7.40%) Clustering
5 25 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.91%) CLARiiON
10 5 (1.19%) Replication
11 4 (0.95%) PDA
12 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.72%) iPad
12 3 (0.72%) iPhone
12 3 (0.72%) NHS
13 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 419 (100.00%) Windows
2 308 (73.51%) Windows Server
3 243 (58.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 175 (41.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (24.58%) Windows 7
6 70 (16.71%) Windows 10
7 59 (14.08%) Linux
8 44 (10.50%) Windows XP
9 32 (7.64%) Unix
10 26 (6.21%) Android
10 26 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (5.97%) Apple iOS
12 24 (5.73%) Windows 8
13 22 (5.25%) Windows Phone
14 21 (5.01%) Windows Phone 8
15 19 (4.53%) Windows 2000
16 17 (4.06%) Solaris
17 14 (3.34%) AIX
18 10 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (1.91%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.29%) ITIL
2 64 (15.27%) Migration
3 36 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (7.40%) Change Management
5 30 (7.16%) Incident Management
6 26 (6.21%) Virtual Environments
7 20 (4.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (4.53%) Content Management
9 18 (4.30%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.30%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.06%) Patch Management
10 17 (4.06%) Server Building
11 15 (3.58%) Server Patching
12 14 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (3.10%) Software Delivery
14 11 (2.63%) Capacity Management
14 11 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (2.63%) DevOps
14 11 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 122 (29.12%) PowerShell
2 85 (20.29%) SQL
3 23 (5.49%) VBScript
4 17 (4.06%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.58%) Java
6 13 (3.10%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.91%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.95%) C#
9 4 (0.95%) VB
10 3 (0.72%) C
11 2 (0.48%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) Python
12 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (22.20%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 47 (11.22%) MCSE
4 27 (6.44%) MCITP
4 27 (6.44%) MCSA
5 24 (5.73%) MCP
6 22 (5.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 22 (5.25%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (3.82%) Degree
9 14 (3.34%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.91%) Novell Certification
12 6 (1.43%) CCNA
13 5 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.95%) CCNP
14 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.73%) SLA
2 20 (4.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.43%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) COBIT
5 3 (0.72%) FISMA
5 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.72%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 251 (59.90%) Active Directory
2 117 (27.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (17.66%) XenApp
4 70 (16.71%) Hyper-V
5 61 (14.56%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (7.88%) vSphere
7 28 (6.68%) XenDesktop
8 23 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (5.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (4.06%) XenServer
11 16 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (1.43%) Docker
14 6 (1.43%) Xen
15 5 (1.19%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.19%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.72%) UAG
17 3 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (24.34%) SCCM
2 41 (9.79%) WSUS
3 28 (6.68%) SCOM
4 27 (6.44%) AirWatch
5 21 (5.01%) SAP Afaria
5 21 (5.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 21 (5.01%) XenMobile
6 20 (4.77%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (4.06%) Nessus
9 16 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (3.58%) Puppet
11 11 (2.63%) Ansible
11 11 (2.63%) Packer
11 11 (2.63%) Terraform
12 10 (2.39%) vCenter Server
13 9 (2.15%) NetBackup
14 7 (1.67%) Backup Exec
14 7 (1.67%) Nagios
15 6 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 212 (50.60%) Microsoft
2 201 (47.97%) VMware
3 159 (37.95%) Citrix
4 54 (12.89%) McAfee
5 50 (11.93%) Ivanti
6 42 (10.02%) HP
7 39 (9.31%) Cisco
8 37 (8.83%) SolarWinds
9 34 (8.11%) Oracle
10 26 (6.21%) Apple
11 24 (5.73%) SAP
12 19 (4.53%) Shavlik
13 16 (3.82%) Splunk
14 15 (3.58%) NetApp
15 13 (3.10%) EMC
15 13 (3.10%) Symantec
16 12 (2.86%) Veritas
17 11 (2.63%) Google
17 11 (2.63%) ThinPrint
18 9 (2.15%) MKS