The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 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 East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 5 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.80% 1.17% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.46% 4.64% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Median daily rate £140 £364 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.53% +142.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.42% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.57% +31.68%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 112 151 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.95% 25.17% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 96 117
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £22.50 £40.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Oxfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Witney - 4 £140 -
Oxford -3 1 £250 -33.33%
Windows Server 2003
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Sophos
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Driving Licence
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) ADSL
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) PBX
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) VBScript
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) Apache
6 2 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) WAP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Adobe
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) EPoS

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) ADSL
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) PBX
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (75.00%) Server Support
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server Support
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Server Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Support
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Officer
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 2 (25.00%) Support Officer
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Driving Licence
2 2 (25.00%) CCTV
2 2 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Sophos
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) VMware