The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 56
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 0 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 2.30% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 7.28% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £26.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -36.53% +37.74%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 142 151 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.72% 31.59% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 145 131
Median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 130 67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £28.75 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Essex

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Essex

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Process Management
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Technology Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM Specialist
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware