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 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 163 83
Rank change year-on-year -3 -80  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 77 107 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 1.19% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 4.81% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 120
Median daily rate £335 £328 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.29% -2.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £240 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £491 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £43.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.09% +115.00%  
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 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 1701 2223 2356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.01% 24.76% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 3149 3016
Median daily rate £388 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +3.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 316 605
Median hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +29.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.63 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.23 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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
Berkshire +16 24 £325 +9.06% 2
Hampshire -5 18 £334 +0.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £375 +36.36% 2
Surrey -5 9 £260 -25.71%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £140 -61.53%
West Sussex +12 2 - -
East Sussex +1 1 - -
Kent -6 1 £375 +16.73%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (74.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (67.57%) Windows Server
4 97 (65.54%) Active Directory
5 92 (62.16%) Microsoft
6 77 (52.03%) Security Cleared
7 74 (50.00%) VMware
8 69 (46.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 56 (37.84%) SC Cleared
10 47 (31.76%) DNS
11 43 (29.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (27.70%) PowerShell
13 39 (26.35%) DHCP
14 38 (25.68%) SQL
14 38 (25.68%) DV Cleared
15 36 (24.32%) IIS
15 36 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (23.65%) SQL Server
17 34 (22.97%) ITIL
17 34 (22.97%) MS Exchange
17 34 (22.97%) Citrix
18 33 (22.30%) HP
19 29 (19.59%) SCCM
20 28 (18.92%) SharePoint
21 25 (16.89%) Linux
22 24 (16.22%) MCSE
22 24 (16.22%) Hyper-V
22 24 (16.22%) Windows 7
23 23 (15.54%) Firewall
24 21 (14.19%) LAN

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 36 (24.32%) IIS
2 34 (22.97%) MS Exchange
3 28 (18.92%) SharePoint
4 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.46%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (7.43%) Skype for Business
6 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (4.05%) Apache
8 6 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.68%) CMS
12 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.68%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.70%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.35%) Changepoint
3 2 (1.35%) FRx
3 2 (1.35%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) Office 365
2 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.76%) DNS
2 39 (26.35%) DHCP
3 23 (15.54%) Firewall
4 21 (14.19%) LAN
5 17 (11.49%) Internet
6 16 (10.81%) WAN
7 15 (10.14%) SAN
8 8 (5.41%) NAS
8 8 (5.41%) SMTP
9 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.05%) ADSL
11 5 (3.38%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (3.38%) PBX
11 5 (3.38%) Skype
12 4 (2.70%) Network Security
13 2 (1.35%) Intranet
13 2 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.35%) VoIP
13 2 (1.35%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (5.41%) MySQL
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.73%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.03%) Big Data
8 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.03%) MS Access
9 2 (1.35%) QlikView
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.68%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (7.43%) Finance
2 2 (1.35%) Banking
2 2 (1.35%) Local Government
2 2 (1.35%) Military
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 20 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
2 20 (13.51%) Server Engineer
3 19 (12.84%) Analyst
3 19 (12.84%) Windows Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Architect
6 11 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.43%) Exchange Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Server Support
7 10 (6.76%) Active Directory Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Operations Technician
7 10 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Active Directory Support
9 8 (5.41%) DBA
9 8 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) .NET
2 7 (4.73%) XML
3 6 (4.05%) CSS
4 4 (2.70%) jQuery
4 4 (2.70%) XSLT
5 3 (2.03%) Web Services
6 2 (1.35%) WAP
7 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Clustering
2 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.05%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.05%) PKI
5 5 (3.38%) HACMP
6 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.35%) CCTV
7 2 (1.35%) CESG
7 2 (1.35%) EPoS
7 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (74.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (67.57%) Windows Server
4 69 (46.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (16.89%) Linux
6 24 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 20 (13.51%) Unix
8 16 (10.81%) Windows XP
9 14 (9.46%) Windows Vista
10 9 (6.08%) Windows 8
11 8 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (4.73%) AIX
12 7 (4.73%) Solaris
13 5 (3.38%) Android
14 4 (2.70%) CentOS
14 4 (2.70%) Windows 10
14 4 (2.70%) Windows 2000
15 3 (2.03%) SUSE
15 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (2.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) ITIL
2 15 (10.14%) Change Management
3 14 (9.46%) Server Patching
4 12 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 11 (7.43%) Migration
5 11 (7.43%) Software Distribution
5 11 (7.43%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.76%) Patch Management
6 10 (6.76%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (6.76%) Security Operations
7 9 (6.08%) Service Management
8 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.73%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.73%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.05%) DevOps
10 6 (4.05%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.05%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.70%) PowerShell
2 38 (25.68%) SQL
3 14 (9.46%) VBScript
4 13 (8.78%) VB
5 5 (3.38%) C#
5 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.35%) VB6
7 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.68%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.68%) Python
7 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) VBA
7 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 77 (52.03%) Security Cleared
2 56 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 38 (25.68%) DV Cleared
4 36 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (16.22%) MCSE
6 15 (10.14%) MCSA
7 13 (8.78%) MCP
8 9 (6.08%) MCITP
8 9 (6.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (5.41%) CCNA
9 8 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (4.05%) CCNP
11 4 (2.70%) Degree
11 4 (2.70%) MCTS
12 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.03%) ISEB
12 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
12 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.03%) MCDBA
13 2 (1.35%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 97 (65.54%) Active Directory
2 43 (29.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.84%) vSphere
5 12 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.05%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (4.05%) UAG
6 6 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.05%) XenApp
7 5 (3.38%) ISA Server
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.70%) vCloud
9 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.68%) Docker
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (19.59%) SCCM
2 17 (11.49%) WSUS
3 16 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (7.43%) SCOM
6 9 (6.08%) NetBackup
7 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (4.05%) BladeLogic
8 6 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (3.38%) AirWatch
9 5 (3.38%) Data Guard
9 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (3.38%) OVSD
10 4 (2.70%) Nessus
10 4 (2.70%) Unicenter
11 3 (2.03%) Netcool
11 3 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (2.03%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 92 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 74 (50.00%) VMware
3 34 (22.97%) Citrix
4 33 (22.30%) HP
5 20 (13.51%) Cisco
6 16 (10.81%) McAfee
7 11 (7.43%) Oracle
8 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
9 9 (6.08%) IBM
10 8 (5.41%) Sophos
11 7 (4.73%) Forcepoint
11 7 (4.73%) Remedy
11 7 (4.73%) Symantec
12 6 (4.05%) EMC
12 6 (4.05%) NetApp
13 5 (3.38%) MobileIron
13 5 (3.38%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.38%) Sun
14 4 (2.70%) LANDesk
14 4 (2.70%) Nintex