Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 272 220
Rank change year-on-year +57 -52 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 60 107 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.68% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.92% 3.11% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 93
Median daily rate £350 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +1.39% +10.77%
10th Percentile £120 £147 £144
90th Percentile £490 £472 £488
England median daily rate £372 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +0.41% +13.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 26 13
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +70.83% - -44.19%

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 2,058 3,440 3,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.09% 21.96% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,187 2,013 2,090
Median daily rate £390 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £126 £158 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 279 283
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the South East

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 1 April 2020. 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
Hampshire +67 34 £278 -26.00% 4
Thames Valley -6 27 £400 +3.36% 14
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £400 -6.98% 2
Berkshire +4 10 £139 -7.33% 8
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (88.33%) Windows Server
3 48 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 44 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (51.67%) Windows 7
6 29 (48.33%) Remedy
7 27 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (43.33%) HP
9 25 (41.67%) Windows Vista
10 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (38.33%) Windows XP
11 23 (38.33%) MS Visio
11 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (36.67%) VMware
13 21 (35.00%) MS Exchange
13 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
14 20 (33.33%) Windows 2000
14 20 (33.33%) ITSM
14 20 (33.33%) Peregrine
14 20 (33.33%) Internet
14 20 (33.33%) Bomgar
14 20 (33.33%) WebEx
14 20 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
14 20 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
14 20 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
15 19 (31.67%) Incident Management
15 19 (31.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 19 (31.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 21 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 20 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (38.33%) MS Visio
3 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (31.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (28.33%) Acrobat
6 15 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
3 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Flow
4 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) Internet
1 20 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 20 (33.33%) WebEx
2 19 (31.67%) VPN
3 15 (25.00%) DNS
4 14 (23.33%) DHCP
5 9 (15.00%) WAN
6 7 (11.67%) SMTP
6 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.00%) SNMP
8 3 (5.00%) LAN
9 2 (3.33%) Firewall
9 2 (3.33%) IPsec
9 2 (3.33%) SAN
10 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.67%) Intranet
10 1 (1.67%) NaaS
10 1 (1.67%) SMS
10 1 (1.67%) SSL
10 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.33%) ClearQuest
1 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) IT Support
3 9 (15.00%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (11.67%) Service Desk Support
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Wintel Support
8 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
2 1 (1.67%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 18 (30.00%) PDA
2 10 (16.67%) Clustering
3 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.67%) NHS
6 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.67%) iPhone
7 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (88.33%) Windows Server
3 44 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (51.67%) Windows 7
5 25 (41.67%) Windows Vista
6 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (38.33%) Windows XP
7 20 (33.33%) Windows 2000
8 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (13.33%) Linux
11 7 (11.67%) Windows 10
12 6 (10.00%) Windows 8
13 3 (5.00%) AIX
14 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.67%) Unix
14 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (33.33%) ITSM
3 19 (31.67%) Incident Management
3 19 (31.67%) ITIL
4 12 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (15.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 8 (13.33%) Change Management
6 8 (13.33%) High Availability
6 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 7 (11.67%) Patch Management
8 6 (10.00%) Coaching
8 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (8.33%) Preventative Maintenance
9 5 (8.33%) Security Patching
9 5 (8.33%) Workflow
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (6.67%) Service Management
10 4 (6.67%) Software Deployment
11 3 (5.00%) DevOps
11 3 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) VB
2 6 (10.00%) VBScript
3 4 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Go
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) MCSA
6 6 (10.00%) Degree
7 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.00%) MCITP
9 2 (3.33%) CCA
9 2 (3.33%) CCEA
9 2 (3.33%) CCNA
9 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.33%) MCSE
10 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.67%) CCNP
10 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.67%) ISEB
10 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) UAG
3 4 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (3.33%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.67%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
2 19 (31.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (16.67%) SCCM
4 8 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (13.33%) WSUS
5 5 (8.33%) BladeLogic
5 5 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (6.67%) PowerCLI
6 4 (6.67%) SCOM
6 4 (6.67%) vCenter Server
7 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (5.00%) Terraform
8 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.33%) SafeCom
8 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Remedy
2 26 (43.33%) HP
3 22 (36.67%) VMware
4 20 (33.33%) Bomgar
4 20 (33.33%) Peregrine
5 18 (30.00%) Adobe
6 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.67%) Citrix
7 4 (6.67%) Symantec
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco
8 3 (5.00%) Computacenter
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle
9 2 (3.33%) Ivanti
9 2 (3.33%) Lotus
9 2 (3.33%) McAfee
10 1 (1.67%) F5
10 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.67%) Splunk
10 1 (1.67%) Veeam