The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 64 37
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 0 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 1.55% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 4.35% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Median daily rate - £469 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +127.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £18.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.06% +18.54%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 114 207 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.32% 35.57% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 136 57
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £414 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in South Wales

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in South Wales