The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 2 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.62% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.26% 3.25% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Median daily rate - £365 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £303 £298
% change year-on-year -7.43% +1.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.26% +23.62%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 123 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.20% 19.07% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 63 109
Median daily rate £400 £368 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +9.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
6 4 (36.36%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Security Testing
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Symantec
6 4 (36.36%) Sophos
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Release Management

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Security Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) DFS Replication
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) BladeLogic
2 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
3 1 (9.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Palo Alto
2 4 (36.36%) Sophos
2 4 (36.36%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) BMC
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Computacenter
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy