Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 497 591
Rank change year-on-year -22 +94 -158
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 67 157 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 1.50% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 106 150
10th Percentile £163 £120 £163
25th Percentile £311 £203 £298
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £375 £370
Median % change year-on-year +1.33% +1.35% +13.85%
75th Percentile £425 £442 £443
90th Percentile £458 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 45
Median hourly rate £17.29 £20.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.68% +70.83% -
UK median hourly rate £17.29 £20.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -15.68% +70.83% -

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 6,998 10,481 17,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.59% 20.31% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,628 6,847 11,555
10th Percentile £182 £144 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 817 1,014
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.58 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.34 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £47.30 £47.95
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.35% +1.64%

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in England over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

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 18 April 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 +28 24 £400 +9.59% 7
London -29 13 £330 -14.84% 6
North of England +34 11 £400 +6.67% 2
South West +61 7 £313 +64.47% 1
Yorkshire +35 7 £130 -54.78% 1
East of England +37 6 £226 +105.85%
Midlands +28 4 £225 -25.00%
North West +12 3 £400 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +20 2 £261 -
North East +24 1 £455 -7.14%
West Midlands +11 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) Windows Server
3 39 (58.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
5 32 (47.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
6 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
6 25 (37.31%) VMware
7 22 (32.84%) Migration
8 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (26.87%) Microsoft 365
10 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
10 15 (22.39%) ITIL
10 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (20.90%) DNS
11 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
11 14 (20.90%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (19.40%) SCCM
12 13 (19.40%) PowerShell
13 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
14 11 (16.42%) LAN
14 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
15 10 (14.93%) Azure
15 10 (14.93%) WAN
15 10 (14.93%) DHCP
15 10 (14.93%) HP
15 10 (14.93%) SAN
16 8 (11.94%) Clustering
16 8 (11.94%) Network Architecture
16 8 (11.94%) 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.91%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.96%) Skype for Business
6 5 (7.46%) MS Project Server
7 2 (2.99%) IIS
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (14.93%) Azure
3 6 (8.96%) IaaS
4 5 (7.46%) AWS
5 2 (2.99%) GCP
6 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) LAN
3 10 (14.93%) DHCP
3 10 (14.93%) SAN
3 10 (14.93%) WAN
4 6 (8.96%) Firewall
4 6 (8.96%) Skype
4 6 (8.96%) VPN
5 5 (7.46%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (7.46%) VSAN
6 4 (5.97%) Internet
6 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.48%) HTTP
8 2 (2.99%) NAS
8 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.99%) WebEx
9 1 (1.49%) Network Security
9 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Architect
3 4 (5.97%) Build Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (4.48%) Analyst
4 3 (4.48%) Consultant
4 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Specialist
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (2.99%) IT Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) CSS
1 1 (1.49%) jQuery
1 1 (1.49%) ServiceStack
1 1 (1.49%) Web Services
1 1 (1.49%) XML
1 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Clustering
1 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.48%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (4.48%) Replication
3 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.99%) PDA
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) Windows Server
3 39 (58.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (47.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
7 7 (10.45%) Windows 2000
8 6 (8.96%) Windows Vista
8 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
9 5 (7.46%) Linux
10 3 (4.48%) SUSE
10 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.49%) CentOS
12 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.49%) Unix
12 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Migration
2 15 (22.39%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Network Architecture
4 7 (10.45%) Storage Management
5 6 (8.96%) High Availability
5 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.46%) Customer Insight
6 5 (7.46%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Network Design
6 5 (7.46%) Product Requirements
6 5 (7.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (5.97%) Change Management
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.48%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) MCSE
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.48%) CCDA
4 3 (4.48%) CCNA
4 3 (4.48%) CCNP
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) JNCIA
4 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
4 3 (4.48%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.90%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.45%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.46%) vSphere
6 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
2 5 (7.46%) vCenter Server
2 5 (7.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.99%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.99%) vMotion
5 2 (2.99%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.49%) Netcool
6 1 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (1.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
1 25 (37.31%) VMware
2 10 (14.93%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) McAfee
3 7 (10.45%) Remedy
4 5 (7.46%) BMC
4 5 (7.46%) CA
4 5 (7.46%) IBM
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) Borland
5 4 (5.97%) Lumension
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.48%) IronPort
6 3 (4.48%) Juniper
6 3 (4.48%) Veritas
7 2 (2.99%) Adobe
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix
7 2 (2.99%) Google