The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 97 73
Rank change year-on-year -85 -24  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 71 191 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 2.07% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 8.22% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 124 125
Median daily rate £349 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £190 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £43.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.09% +164.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.20 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.29% +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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1693 2323 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.72% 25.19% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1419 1172
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 222
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hampshire -33 24 £400 +23.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 20 £350 +16.66% 4
Berkshire +10 13 £287 +11.55% 7
Kent +15 5 £350 +40.00%
Oxfordshire -13 3 £150 -33.33%
Middlesex +3 2 - -
East Sussex 0 2 - - 1
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (73.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (72.33%) Windows Server
4 113 (71.07%) Active Directory
5 94 (59.12%) VMware
6 91 (57.23%) Microsoft
7 83 (52.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (45.28%) Security Cleared
9 59 (37.11%) SC Cleared
10 53 (33.33%) DNS
11 46 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (27.67%) PowerShell
13 41 (25.79%) DHCP
14 39 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (23.90%) SQL
16 36 (22.64%) ITIL
16 36 (22.64%) HP
17 34 (21.38%) Windows 7
18 30 (18.87%) SCCM
19 29 (18.24%) MS Exchange
20 26 (16.35%) vSphere
21 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
21 24 (15.09%) IIS
21 24 (15.09%) Citrix
22 23 (14.47%) MS Office
22 23 (14.47%) DV Cleared
23 21 (13.21%) MCSA
23 21 (13.21%) LAN
23 21 (13.21%) Finance
24 20 (12.58%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.09%) IIS
3 17 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (10.06%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.40%) Skype for Business
8 6 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (14.47%) MS Office
2 12 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) Office 365
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.52%) SaaS
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (33.33%) DNS
2 41 (25.79%) DHCP
3 21 (13.21%) LAN
4 20 (12.58%) TCP/IP
5 17 (10.69%) Firewall
5 17 (10.69%) WAN
6 9 (5.66%) Internet
7 7 (4.40%) SAN
7 7 (4.40%) SMTP
8 6 (3.77%) NAS
8 6 (3.77%) VPN
9 5 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.14%) Network Security
9 5 (3.14%) Skype
10 4 (2.52%) SSL
11 3 (1.89%) ADSL
11 3 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.89%) MPLS
11 3 (1.89%) SNMP
11 3 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.03%) MySQL
6 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (4.40%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.89%) MS Access
8 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
1 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.63%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 21 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.89%) Military
4 2 (1.26%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (15.09%) Windows Engineer
2 23 (14.47%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.58%) Server Engineer
4 19 (11.95%) Analyst
4 19 (11.95%) Wintel Engineer
5 17 (10.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 10 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) DBA
11 8 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Oracle DBA
12 7 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Server Support
13 6 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.52%) CSS
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) WAP
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.81%) Clustering
3 8 (5.03%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.03%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.14%) HACMP
5 5 (3.14%) PKI
6 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.26%) CCTV
7 2 (1.26%) EPoS
7 2 (1.26%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (73.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (72.33%) Windows Server
4 83 (52.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (21.38%) Windows 7
6 17 (10.69%) Linux
7 10 (6.29%) Unix
7 10 (6.29%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.03%) AIX
10 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.40%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.40%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.14%) Android
11 5 (3.14%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.89%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.64%) ITIL
2 19 (11.95%) Change Management
3 17 (10.69%) Software Deployment
4 14 (8.81%) Problem Management
5 13 (8.18%) Incident Management
5 13 (8.18%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (7.55%) Migration
7 11 (6.92%) Server Patching
8 10 (6.29%) Security Patching
9 9 (5.66%) Patch Management
9 9 (5.66%) Security Operations
10 8 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.40%) Project Management
11 7 (4.40%) Service Management
11 7 (4.40%) Software Distribution
12 6 (3.77%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (3.77%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.14%) Application Virtualisation
13 5 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.67%) PowerShell
2 38 (23.90%) SQL
3 14 (8.81%) VBScript
4 12 (7.55%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) Delphi
5 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) VB6
5 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 72 (45.28%) Security Cleared
2 59 (37.11%) SC Cleared
3 39 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (14.47%) DV Cleared
5 21 (13.21%) MCSA
6 20 (12.58%) MCSE
7 14 (8.81%) MCP
8 11 (6.92%) MCITP
8 11 (6.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.77%) CCNA
9 6 (3.77%) CCNP
9 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.77%) CISSP
9 6 (3.77%) ISEB
9 6 (3.77%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.77%) MCTS
10 5 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.52%) GCIH
11 4 (2.52%) GIAC
12 3 (1.89%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.18%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.26%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (71.07%) Active Directory
2 46 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.35%) vSphere
4 17 (10.69%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.55%) XenApp
6 10 (6.29%) VMware ESX
7 9 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.40%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.77%) Firmware
9 6 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (3.77%) UAG
10 5 (3.14%) BitLocker
10 5 (3.14%) ISA Server
10 5 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (3.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.89%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.26%) vCloud
13 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (18.87%) SCCM
2 18 (11.32%) WSUS
3 14 (8.81%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (7.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (6.92%) Nessus
6 9 (5.66%) NetBackup
6 9 (5.66%) SCOM
7 6 (3.77%) BladeLogic
7 6 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (3.14%) AirWatch
8 5 (3.14%) Data Guard
8 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 5 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.52%) Puppet
10 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.89%) EdgeSight
10 3 (1.89%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 94 (59.12%) VMware
2 91 (57.23%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.64%) HP
4 24 (15.09%) Citrix
5 20 (12.58%) Cisco
6 19 (11.95%) Intel Security
7 11 (6.92%) LANDesk
7 11 (6.92%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.29%) Oracle
8 10 (6.29%) Symantec
9 8 (5.03%) IBM
10 7 (4.40%) Forcepoint
10 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.40%) Remedy
10 7 (4.40%) Sophos
11 6 (3.77%) Apple
11 6 (3.77%) CA
11 6 (3.77%) EMC
12 5 (3.14%) AppSense
12 5 (3.14%) Wyse
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