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 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 120 58
Rank change year-on-year -21 -62  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 18 53 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.49% 1.13% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 6.00% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 61
Median daily rate £360 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -1.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £143 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £475 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% -29.76%  
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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 727 884 787
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 19.79% 18.82% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1116 1072
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 207 270
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.75 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £28.50 £27.25
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 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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 3 months to 29 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
West Midlands +5 14 £275 - 11
East Midlands -22 4 £375 +36.36% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (80.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (68.09%) Windows Server
4 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
6 21 (44.68%) VMware
7 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
8 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
9 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
9 17 (36.17%) Linux
10 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (27.66%) Unix
11 13 (27.66%) SQL
12 12 (25.53%) DNS
13 11 (23.40%) Clustering
13 11 (23.40%) Citrix
13 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
14 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (21.28%) Cisco
14 10 (21.28%) .NET
14 10 (21.28%) SAN
15 9 (19.15%) Oracle
15 9 (19.15%) ITIL
15 9 (19.15%) HPUX
15 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
15 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
16 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
16 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
16 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database 10g

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 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.38%) Demantra
2 3 (6.38%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) DNS
2 10 (21.28%) SAN
3 8 (17.02%) DHCP
3 8 (17.02%) Firewall
4 5 (10.64%) Kerberos
4 5 (10.64%) LDAP
4 5 (10.64%) WAN
5 3 (6.38%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) LAN
5 3 (6.38%) NAS
5 3 (6.38%) SSH
5 3 (6.38%) VPN
6 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.26%) SSL
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) X.500
7 1 (2.13%) Skype
7 1 (2.13%) SMTP
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
4 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (14.89%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.51%) MySQL
7 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.13%) OLAP
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
1 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Applications Support
2 7 (14.89%) DBA
2 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) MySQL DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) ADSI
3 3 (6.38%) ODBC
3 3 (6.38%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) DHTML
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) MDX
4 1 (2.13%) WAP
4 1 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Clustering
2 6 (12.77%) Replication
3 5 (10.64%) PKI
4 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.13%) CESG
6 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.13%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (80.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (68.09%) Windows Server
4 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (36.17%) Linux
6 13 (27.66%) Unix
7 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
8 9 (19.15%) HPUX
9 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (8.51%) CentOS
11 3 (6.38%) Android
11 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
12 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
12 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
12 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
12 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (2.13%) Solaris
13 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.51%) Change Management
3 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.38%) Change Control
4 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Data Extraction
4 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.38%) Open Source
4 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.38%) QMS
4 3 (6.38%) Server Building
4 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.38%) Stress Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Workflow
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
3 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) VB
4 4 (8.51%) VB6
5 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCITP
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) CCA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MOS
6 1 (2.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) XenApp
5 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.26%) vSphere
6 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) Samba
7 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.13%) UAG
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.64%) SCOM
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.38%) Webmin
5 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.13%) MIIS
6 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) VMware
2 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.40%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) Cisco
5 9 (19.15%) Oracle
6 8 (17.02%) HP
7 7 (14.89%) McAfee
8 5 (10.64%) Symantec
9 4 (8.51%) Dell
10 3 (6.38%) EMC
11 2 (4.26%) BMC
11 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 1 (2.13%) Apple
12 1 (2.13%) Avaya
12 1 (2.13%) Informatica
12 1 (2.13%) NetApp
12 1 (2.13%) Remedy
12 1 (2.13%) Sophos
12 1 (2.13%) StorageTek
12 1 (2.13%) Veritas
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