Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 178 121
Rank change year-on-year -21 -57 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 50 100 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.61% 1.02% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 6.18% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 74 52
Midlands median daily rate £280 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £202 £113 £127
90th Percentile £412 £438 £425
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 25
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% -22.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.73 £11.75
90th Percentile £28.00 £20.15 £23.15
England median hourly rate £15.02 £22.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.87% +27.86% -7.89%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1623 1617 1506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.87% 16.42% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 889 663
Midlands median daily rate £350 £395 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +16.18% +4.62%
10th Percentile £161 £165 £157
90th Percentile £539 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 171 230
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -4.55%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.05
90th Percentile £33.84 £36.50 £20.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
East Midlands -20 25 £280 +1.82% 3
West Midlands -6 24 £306 +11.36% 4
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (94.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (78.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
4 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (50.00%) DNS
6 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
7 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
8 21 (42.00%) Data Centre
9 20 (40.00%) LDAP
10 19 (38.00%) Kerberos
10 19 (38.00%) IPsec
10 19 (38.00%) PKI
10 19 (38.00%) Server Virtualisation
11 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (28.00%) Incident Management
12 14 (28.00%) VMware
12 14 (28.00%) Migration
13 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
14 9 (18.00%) Firewall
14 9 (18.00%) ITIL
14 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
15 8 (16.00%) Finance
15 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (14.00%) Linux
16 7 (14.00%) HP
16 7 (14.00%) SAN
17 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (12.00%) WAN
17 6 (12.00%) DHCP

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.00%) IIS
6 2 (4.00%) Apache
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (2.00%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) DNS
2 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (40.00%) LDAP
4 19 (38.00%) IPsec
4 19 (38.00%) Kerberos
5 9 (18.00%) Firewall
6 7 (14.00%) SAN
7 6 (12.00%) DHCP
7 6 (12.00%) Internet
7 6 (12.00%) WAN
8 4 (8.00%) LAN
9 3 (6.00%) VPN
10 2 (4.00%) X.500
11 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.00%) NAS
11 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MS Access
2 1 (2.00%) OLAP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 7 (14.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (12.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
1 1 (2.00%) DHTML
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
1 1 (2.00%) MDX
1 1 (2.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (38.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (94.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (78.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.00%) Linux
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.00%) Unix
8 3 (6.00%) Android
8 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.00%) Solaris
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.00%) AIX
10 1 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.00%) HPUX
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 14 (28.00%) Incident Management
2 14 (28.00%) Migration
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
4 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.00%) Demand Management
6 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.00%) Line Management
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.00%) Data Security
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.00%) ITSM
7 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) C#
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) MCSE
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.00%) Samba
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.00%) Netcool
4 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.00%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
3 7 (14.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Oracle
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) arcserve
6 2 (4.00%) Intel
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) Veritas
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Informatica
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee
7 1 (2.00%) NetApp
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos
7 1 (2.00%) StorageTek
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec