The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 25 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 47 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.62% 1.06% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 3.76% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 18
Median daily rate £310 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £164 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £310 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £295
% change year-on-year -5.78% +2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -28.26% +24.59%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 133 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.16% 28.12% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 69 105
Median daily rate £210 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Median hourly rate £17.35 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +8 1 £425 +41.66%
Windows Server 2003
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
5 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
8 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP
8 6 (35.29%) DNS
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
9 5 (29.41%) IIS
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 5 (29.41%) Apache
9 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
9 5 (29.41%) Internet
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
11 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (17.65%) Change Control
11 3 (17.65%) Demand Management
11 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (5.88%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.76%) Solaris
7 2 (11.76%) Unix
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Demand Management
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.76%) ISA Server
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 3 (17.65%) Netcool
1 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Unicenter
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Apple
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Veritas
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Meridio
4 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Sophos
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec