The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - - 4.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.96%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 94 24 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 41.23% 20.00% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 13 20
Median daily rate £425 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +70.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Northern Ireland