Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 555 399 271
Rank change year-on-year -156 -128 -70
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 306 547 847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.59% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.62% 2.85% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 327 532
England median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% - -
10th Percentile £167 £185 £166
90th Percentile £453 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £360 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +10.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 73
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -44.44% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.00 £13.05
90th Percentile £24.75 £39.55 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -37.21% +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 18,941 19,206 18,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.93% 20.81% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,871 12,399 12,026
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,219 1,157 1,136
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.05
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.06% +5.64% -

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -72 112 £370 +5.71% 10
London -98 75 £325 -7.14% 17
North of England -46 52 £344 +10.00% 13
East of England +9 33 £438 +49.57% 2
North West -28 23 £310 -4.62% 8
Midlands -49 20 £360 +24.14% 11
Yorkshire -8 19 £315 +17.21% 5
West Midlands -20 13 £360 +10.77% 5
South West -32 13 £380 +17.83% 9
North East -16 10 £388 +52.71%
East Midlands -18 6 £314 +12.05% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Windows
2 179 (58.50%) Windows Server
3 167 (54.58%) Microsoft
4 159 (51.96%) Active Directory
5 156 (50.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (50.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 146 (47.71%) VMware
8 88 (28.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 81 (26.47%) MS Exchange
11 72 (23.53%) Office 365
12 71 (23.20%) DNS
13 66 (21.57%) DHCP
14 59 (19.28%) SCCM
14 59 (19.28%) Hyper-V
15 58 (18.95%) PowerShell
15 58 (18.95%) SQL Server
16 57 (18.63%) Citrix
16 57 (18.63%) SC Cleared
17 56 (18.30%) Linux
18 53 (17.32%) Migration
19 51 (16.67%) HP
20 50 (16.34%) ITIL
21 48 (15.69%) SQL
22 47 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
23 46 (15.03%) VMware ESXi
24 45 (14.71%) Windows 7
25 44 (14.38%) WAN
26 43 (14.05%) Cisco
26 43 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 81 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 47 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (13.40%) SharePoint
4 36 (11.76%) IIS
5 31 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (5.23%) SharePoint Server
7 14 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (3.92%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.29%) Apache
11 4 (1.31%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.98%) CMS
12 3 (0.98%) WordPress
13 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.65%) Confluence
13 2 (0.65%) Drupal
13 2 (0.65%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.65%) Site Server
Applications
1 39 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.33%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 72 (23.53%) Office 365
2 32 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.90%) IaaS
4 12 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.94%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.94%) PaaS
6 7 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.63%) Akamai
7 5 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.65%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 71 (23.20%) DNS
2 66 (21.57%) DHCP
3 44 (14.38%) WAN
4 42 (13.73%) LAN
5 38 (12.42%) Firewall
6 31 (10.13%) TCP/IP
7 28 (9.15%) Internet
8 21 (6.86%) VPN
9 19 (6.21%) VoIP
10 18 (5.88%) SAN
11 15 (4.90%) FCoE
11 15 (4.90%) MPLS
12 14 (4.58%) BGP
13 13 (4.25%) Wireless
14 12 (3.92%) IPsec
14 12 (3.92%) iSCSI
14 12 (3.92%) OSPF
14 12 (3.92%) SSL
14 12 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (4.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.94%) Electronic Patient Records
6 5 (1.63%) MySQL
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.31%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.65%) DB2
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.65%) SSDT
10 1 (0.33%) Firebird
10 1 (0.33%) MS Access
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.96%) LoadRunner
2 6 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.63%) GitLab
3 5 (1.63%) HP UFT
3 5 (1.63%) Selenium
4 4 (1.31%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.31%) Subversion
5 3 (0.98%) JIRA
6 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.65%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.33%) MSI
7 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (5.88%) Finance
2 9 (2.94%) Retail
3 7 (2.29%) Banking
4 4 (1.31%) Local Government
4 4 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) German Language
6 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (14.05%) Analyst
2 41 (13.40%) Server Engineer
3 28 (9.15%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (6.86%) Infrastructure Support
7 20 (6.54%) Desktop Support
7 20 (6.54%) Support Analyst
8 19 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (6.21%) Administrator
9 18 (5.88%) Consultant
9 18 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
10 15 (4.90%) Windows Server Engineer
11 14 (4.58%) Architect
12 13 (4.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Senior Server Engineer
12 13 (4.25%) Windows Administrator
13 12 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.88%) .NET
2 7 (2.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.63%) Web Services
4 4 (1.31%) CSS
4 4 (1.31%) LDAP
5 3 (0.98%) ADSI
5 3 (0.98%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (0.65%) Ajax
6 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.65%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (0.65%) HTML
6 2 (0.65%) jQuery
6 2 (0.65%) LAMP
6 2 (0.65%) SOAP
6 2 (0.65%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
7 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.73%) Clustering
2 35 (11.44%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.94%) e-Health
4 9 (2.94%) LIMS
4 9 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.94%) NHS
4 9 (2.94%) PACS
5 8 (2.61%) FMCG
6 7 (2.29%) PKI
7 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.63%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.63%) iPhone
8 4 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.98%) iPad
9 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.98%) User Experience
10 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 306 (100.00%) Windows
2 179 (58.50%) Windows Server
3 156 (50.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 155 (50.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (18.30%) Linux
6 45 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 36 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 31 (10.13%) Windows XP
9 19 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (5.88%) Unix
11 9 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.29%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.96%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.63%) Solaris
15 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.98%) AIX
16 3 (0.98%) Android
16 3 (0.98%) Debian
16 3 (0.98%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.32%) Migration
2 50 (16.34%) ITIL
3 28 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (8.82%) Patch Management
4 27 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (8.17%) Server Patching
6 20 (6.54%) Change Management
7 16 (5.23%) DevOps
8 14 (4.58%) ITSM
8 14 (4.58%) Service Management
8 14 (4.58%) Software Distribution
9 13 (4.25%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (3.92%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.92%) Presales
10 12 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (3.92%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (3.92%) Security Operations
10 12 (3.92%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 48 (15.69%) SQL
3 12 (3.92%) VBScript
4 10 (3.27%) Java
5 9 (2.94%) C#
5 9 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.63%) VB
9 4 (1.31%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.98%) F#
11 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.65%) C
11 2 (0.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) PHP
11 2 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 57 (18.63%) SC Cleared
3 43 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (13.07%) DV Cleared
5 25 (8.17%) MCSE
6 19 (6.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (4.90%) CCNP
9 13 (4.25%) Degree
9 13 (4.25%) MCITP
10 10 (3.27%) MCP
11 8 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.61%) MCSA
12 7 (2.29%) RHCE
13 5 (1.63%) CCNA
13 5 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.63%) Novell Certification
14 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.31%) MCTS
15 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) SLA
2 9 (2.94%) HL7
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (51.96%) Active Directory
2 88 (28.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (19.28%) Hyper-V
4 46 (15.03%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (11.76%) XenApp
6 28 (9.15%) vSphere
7 14 (4.58%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.29%) vCloud
9 6 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.63%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.31%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.98%) UAG
13 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 59 (19.28%) SCCM
2 36 (11.76%) SCOM
3 27 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.92%) WSUS
6 11 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (3.27%) vCenter Server
8 8 (2.61%) Puppet
9 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.96%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.96%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.63%) Netcool
11 5 (1.63%) OVSD
11 5 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (1.63%) vMotion
12 4 (1.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 167 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 146 (47.71%) VMware
3 57 (18.63%) Citrix
4 51 (16.67%) HP
5 43 (14.05%) Cisco
6 32 (10.46%) McAfee
7 28 (9.15%) Oracle
8 20 (6.54%) SolarWinds
9 19 (6.21%) NetApp
10 16 (5.23%) Red Hat
11 13 (4.25%) EMC
11 13 (4.25%) Ivanti
12 12 (3.92%) Veritas
13 11 (3.59%) CheckPoint
13 11 (3.59%) Trend Micro
14 10 (3.27%) Dell
14 10 (3.27%) F5
14 10 (3.27%) Google
15 8 (2.61%) Avaya
16 7 (2.29%) Remedy