Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 178 106
Rank change year-on-year -36 -72 -55
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 171 226 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 1.35% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.46% 5.80% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 148 252
South East median daily rate £320 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £143 £240 £170
90th Percentile £488 £439 £419
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 30
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £43.28 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.27% +154.59% -2.86%
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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3837 3896 4807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.78% 23.22% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2136 2268 2640
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £187 £206
90th Percentile £548 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 263 471
South East median hourly rate £17.64 £17.06 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% -7.06% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.60 £47.83
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 South East

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 November 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 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
Thames Valley 0 96 £316 +10.38% 4
Berkshire +7 48 £305 +0.74% 1
Hampshire -22 35 £298 -7.97%
Buckinghamshire -14 32 £394 +43.27% 3
Surrey -22 25 £356 +11.76% 1
Oxfordshire +5 17 £250 -16.67%
East Sussex +1 6 £400 +15.94%
West Sussex -16 5 £100 -69.23%
Kent -23 3 £350 +3.70%
Middlesex +7 1 £213 -34.62%
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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 96 (56.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 72 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 72 (42.11%) VMware
6 55 (32.16%) Security Cleared
7 45 (26.32%) DNS
8 42 (24.56%) Citrix
8 42 (24.56%) SC Cleared
9 40 (23.39%) IIS
10 38 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (21.64%) Hyper-V
11 37 (21.64%) SQL Server
11 37 (21.64%) ITIL
12 36 (21.05%) MS Exchange
13 35 (20.47%) DHCP
14 32 (18.71%) SharePoint
15 30 (17.54%) HP
15 30 (17.54%) Change Management
16 29 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (16.37%) DV Cleared
17 28 (16.37%) Windows 7
17 28 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
18 25 (14.62%) Cisco
19 24 (14.04%) Linux
19 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
20 23 (13.45%) SCCM
20 23 (13.45%) SQL

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 40 (23.39%) IIS
2 36 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 32 (18.71%) SharePoint
4 22 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (7.60%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (3.51%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.92%) Apache
7 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.75%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.75%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.17%) CMS
10 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.17%) Kentico
10 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.19%) Acrobat
2 14 (8.19%) MS Visio
3 13 (7.60%) PaintShop Pro
4 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Dynamics GP
1 7 (4.09%) KANA IQ
2 6 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.45%) Office 365
2 17 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.17%) PaaS
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.32%) DNS
2 35 (20.47%) DHCP
3 20 (11.70%) Internet
3 20 (11.70%) LAN
3 20 (11.70%) SAN
3 20 (11.70%) WAN
4 15 (8.77%) Firewall
5 11 (6.43%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (4.68%) NAS
8 7 (4.09%) VPN
9 5 (2.92%) ADSL
9 5 (2.92%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.34%) Intranet
10 4 (2.34%) Wireless
11 3 (1.75%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.75%) PBX
11 3 (1.75%) SMTP
11 3 (1.75%) VLAN
12 2 (1.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.09%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.34%) MySQL
6 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.17%) Big Data
7 2 (1.17%) DB2
7 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.17%) MS Access
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (7.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.34%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (12.87%) Analyst
2 21 (12.28%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.70%) Architect
4 17 (9.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.60%) Author
6 13 (7.60%) Developer
6 13 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.60%) Operations Technician
6 13 (7.60%) Server Engineer
6 13 (7.60%) Technical Author
7 11 (6.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.85%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.43%) HTML
1 11 (6.43%) jQuery
1 11 (6.43%) XML
2 9 (5.26%) .NET
3 7 (4.09%) Ajax
3 7 (4.09%) CSS
4 5 (2.92%) Web Services
5 2 (1.17%) SOAP
6 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) COM+
6 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.09%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.75%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.75%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.75%) Replication
5 3 (1.75%) Wiki
6 2 (1.17%) AS400
6 2 (1.17%) Derivative
6 2 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.17%) iPad
6 2 (1.17%) iPhone
6 2 (1.17%) iSeries
6 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (56.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 72 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (16.37%) Windows 7
6 24 (14.04%) Linux
7 18 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 16 (9.36%) Unix
9 15 (8.77%) Windows 10
10 11 (6.43%) Solaris
11 9 (5.26%) Windows Vista
12 8 (4.68%) Windows 2000
13 6 (3.51%) Android
13 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.92%) SUSE
14 5 (2.92%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.17%) AIX
15 2 (1.17%) CentOS
15 2 (1.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) ITIL
2 30 (17.54%) Change Management
3 20 (11.70%) SDLC
4 17 (9.94%) Server Patching
5 16 (9.36%) Incident Management
6 15 (8.77%) Project Management
7 14 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (8.19%) Problem Management
7 14 (8.19%) Software Distribution
8 13 (7.60%) Security Monitoring
8 13 (7.60%) Security Operations
9 12 (7.02%) Service Delivery
10 11 (6.43%) ITIL V3
10 11 (6.43%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.85%) TOGAF
11 10 (5.85%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.68%) Server Virtualisation
14 7 (4.09%) Front End Development
14 7 (4.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.45%) SQL
2 16 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.26%) VBScript
5 7 (4.09%) Java
6 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.75%) VB
8 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.17%) C
8 2 (1.17%) Python
8 2 (1.17%) VB6
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (32.16%) Security Cleared
2 42 (24.56%) SC Cleared
3 29 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (16.37%) DV Cleared
5 16 (9.36%) MCSE
6 10 (5.85%) MCITP
7 9 (5.26%) MCP
8 7 (4.09%) MCSA
9 6 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.92%) CCNA
10 5 (2.92%) Degree
10 5 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.17%) CCENT
11 2 (1.17%) CCSP
11 2 (1.17%) GSAE
11 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.17%) RHCE
12 1 (0.58%) CCIE
12 1 (0.58%) CCNP
12 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 99 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 38 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (21.64%) Hyper-V
4 28 (16.37%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.77%) XenApp
6 13 (7.60%) vSphere
7 7 (4.09%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.17%) Docker
9 2 (1.17%) iptables
9 2 (1.17%) vCloud
9 2 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) SCCM
2 18 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 14 (8.19%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (6.43%) SCOM
5 7 (4.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.34%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.75%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.75%) DameWare
8 2 (1.17%) Ansible
8 2 (1.17%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.17%) OpenView
8 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.17%) OVSD
8 2 (1.17%) Puppet
8 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.17%) vRealize
8 2 (1.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (42.11%) Microsoft
1 72 (42.11%) VMware
2 42 (24.56%) Citrix
3 30 (17.54%) HP
4 25 (14.62%) Cisco
5 19 (11.11%) NetApp
6 16 (9.36%) McAfee
7 14 (8.19%) Adobe
8 11 (6.43%) Oracle
9 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.09%) KANA
11 6 (3.51%) Dell
11 6 (3.51%) Sun
12 5 (2.92%) Apple
12 5 (2.92%) IBM
12 5 (2.92%) Lotus
12 5 (2.92%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.92%) Symantec
13 4 (2.34%) Infoblox
14 3 (1.75%) Kaseya