Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 471 597 442
Rank change year-on-year +126 -155 -82
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 125 230 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.48% 1.39% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 134 316
Median daily rate £400 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +11.92% +1.56%
10th Percentile £120 £158 £182
90th Percentile £490 £484 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +8.11% +13.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 43 37
Median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -25.00% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £16.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +70.83% -23.81% -11.27%

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 8,420 16,547 19,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.98% 19.96% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,222 10,553 12,136
Median daily rate £425 £441 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -0.90% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £616
UK median daily rate £425 £432 £425
% change year-on-year -1.56% +1.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 957 1,245
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.70 £49.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 +106 54 £400 +4.92% 7
London +152 29 £400 +14.29% 2
North of England +97 26 £450 +20.00% 6
North West +47 11 £400 +14.29% 1
North East +32 8 £490 - 1
Yorkshire +62 7 £288 -32.35% 4
South West +54 7 £190 -45.71%
East of England +38 6 £200 -36.00%
Midlands +45 5 £425 +23.19% 2
West Midlands +40 3 £425 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +36 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 87 (69.60%) Active Directory
4 81 (64.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (45.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (40.80%) VMware
7 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
8 44 (35.20%) Microsoft
9 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
11 34 (27.20%) PowerShell
12 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
13 31 (24.80%) Windows XP
13 31 (24.80%) DNS
13 31 (24.80%) Remedy
14 30 (24.00%) ITIL
15 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Office
15 28 (22.40%) Linux
15 28 (22.40%) DHCP
15 28 (22.40%) Windows Server 2016
16 27 (21.60%) HP
16 27 (21.60%) SQL
17 25 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
18 24 (19.20%) MS Visio
18 24 (19.20%) Azure
19 23 (18.40%) Citrix
19 23 (18.40%) SCCM
19 23 (18.40%) Hyper-V
20 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
20 22 (17.60%) Windows Vista

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 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.40%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.80%) IIS
7 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.60%) CMS
9 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.80%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (19.20%) MS Visio
3 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (14.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (12.00%) Acrobat
6 11 (8.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Azure
2 14 (11.20%) Office 365
3 10 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.40%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.40%) Power Automate
4 3 (2.40%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.60%) GCP
5 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.60%) PaaS
6 1 (0.80%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.80%) DNS
2 28 (22.40%) DHCP
3 21 (16.80%) VPN
4 18 (14.40%) Internet
5 17 (13.60%) Remote Desktop
5 17 (13.60%) WebEx
6 16 (12.80%) WAN
7 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
8 9 (7.20%) LAN
9 8 (6.40%) SMTP
9 8 (6.40%) SNMP
10 6 (4.80%) HTTP
10 6 (4.80%) SAN
10 6 (4.80%) Skype
11 5 (4.00%) Firewall
11 5 (4.00%) HTTPS
11 5 (4.00%) Kerberos
11 5 (4.00%) SSL
12 3 (2.40%) Intranet
12 3 (2.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.60%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MSI
1 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.40%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.40%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (10.40%) Public Sector
2 10 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Automotive
3 3 (2.40%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (13.60%) Analyst
2 14 (11.20%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.60%) IT Support
4 11 (8.80%) Help Desk Support
5 9 (7.20%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.40%) IT Technician
6 8 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Service Desk Support
7 7 (5.60%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) LDAP
2 3 (2.40%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) ADSI
4 1 (0.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Clustering
2 18 (14.40%) Blackberry
3 16 (12.80%) PDA
4 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.80%) PKI
6 5 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
6 5 (4.00%) NHS
6 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.40%) iPhone
8 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.60%) iPad
8 2 (1.60%) Replication
9 1 (0.80%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 81 (64.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (45.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
6 31 (24.80%) Windows XP
7 28 (22.40%) Linux
7 28 (22.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (17.60%) Windows 10
8 22 (17.60%) Windows Vista
9 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (13.60%) Windows 2000
11 7 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (5.60%) Unix
11 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
12 5 (4.00%) AIX
13 2 (1.60%) Android
14 1 (0.80%) Solaris
14 1 (0.80%) VMS
14 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.00%) ITIL
2 22 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (15.20%) ITSM
4 18 (14.40%) Migration
5 16 (12.80%) High Availability
6 15 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 15 (12.00%) Patch Management
6 15 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (8.80%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (6.40%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 7 (5.60%) Coaching
9 7 (5.60%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.60%) Server Management
10 6 (4.80%) Change Management
10 6 (4.80%) Server Building
10 6 (4.80%) Service Management
11 5 (4.00%) Preventative Maintenance
11 5 (4.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) PowerShell
2 27 (21.60%) SQL
3 12 (9.60%) VB
4 9 (7.20%) VBScript
5 5 (4.00%) REXX
5 5 (4.00%) Tcl
6 4 (3.20%) C
7 2 (1.60%) C++
7 2 (1.60%) Java
7 2 (1.60%) Perl
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) Python
7 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.80%) DV Cleared
3 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.80%) MCSA
5 6 (4.80%) Degree
5 6 (4.80%) MCSE
5 6 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.20%) MCITP
7 2 (1.60%) CCA
7 2 (1.60%) CCEA
7 2 (1.60%) CCNA
7 2 (1.60%) CCNP
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.60%) MCP
7 2 (1.60%) MCTS
8 1 (0.80%) CCDA
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.40%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (69.60%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (18.40%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.40%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.00%) XenApp
6 7 (5.60%) vSphere
7 6 (4.80%) Terminal Server
8 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.20%) UAG
9 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.40%) Firmware
11 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.80%) RACF
12 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.80%) vCloud
12 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (18.40%) SCCM
2 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Clustering
2 17 (13.60%) ServiceCenter
2 17 (13.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (9.60%) SCOM
4 11 (8.80%) Failover Clustering
4 11 (8.80%) vCenter Server
5 9 (7.20%) WSUS
6 7 (5.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (4.00%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.20%) PowerCLI
9 4 (3.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
10 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.60%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.60%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 51 (40.80%) VMware
2 44 (35.20%) Microsoft
3 31 (24.80%) Remedy
4 27 (21.60%) HP
5 23 (18.40%) Citrix
6 17 (13.60%) Bomgar
6 17 (13.60%) Peregrine
7 15 (12.00%) Adobe
8 8 (6.40%) Cisco
9 7 (5.60%) McAfee
10 6 (4.80%) Symantec
11 5 (4.00%) Computacenter
11 5 (4.00%) Dell
12 4 (3.20%) Google
12 4 (3.20%) IBM
12 4 (3.20%) Ivanti
12 4 (3.20%) Lotus
12 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.20%) Sophos
13 3 (2.40%) Trend Micro