The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 106 56
Rank change year-on-year -15 -50  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 16 35 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 1.17% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.47% 5.49% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 50
Median daily rate £169 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.75% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.42% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.87% -13.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.57% +31.68%  

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 461 637 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.88% 21.37% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 363 384
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 89
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

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

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Somerset 0 7 - -
Bristol -14 3 £180 -44.61% 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 £310 +3.33% 1
Devon -3 2 £158 -
Wiltshire -4 2 £131 -9.48%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (90.70%) Active Directory
3 35 (81.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
5 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (51.16%) VMware
7 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
8 15 (34.88%) DNS
8 15 (34.88%) SQL
8 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
8 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
9 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
9 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (32.56%) DHCP
10 13 (30.23%) Hyper-V
11 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
11 11 (25.58%) Citrix
12 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
13 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
13 9 (20.93%) IIS
13 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (18.60%) Linux
15 7 (16.28%) Apache
15 7 (16.28%) SAN
15 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
15 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
15 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
16 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (20.93%) IIS
5 7 (16.28%) Apache
6 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
10 2 (4.65%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Office 365
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 14 (32.56%) DHCP
3 7 (16.28%) SAN
4 6 (13.95%) Firewall
4 6 (13.95%) Internet
4 6 (13.95%) WAN
5 5 (11.63%) Extranet
5 5 (11.63%) Intranet
5 5 (11.63%) LAN
5 5 (11.63%) VPN
6 4 (9.30%) Wireless
7 3 (6.98%) VLAN
7 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.65%) LDAP
8 2 (4.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) MySQL
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) MS Access
4 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.65%) Graduate
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Graduate
5 2 (4.65%) IT Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Trainee
5 2 (4.65%) Trainee Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (4.65%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) RIA
2 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (81.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
4 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 8 (18.60%) Linux
7 5 (11.63%) CentOS
8 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
8 4 (9.30%) Mac OS X
8 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Vista
9 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.65%) Solaris
10 2 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (11.63%) Test Management
3 5 (11.63%) Web Development
4 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.98%) Business Development
5 3 (6.98%) CAD
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
5 3 (6.98%) Demand Management
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.98%) Server Patching
5 3 (6.98%) Task Automation
6 2 (4.65%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (4.65%) ERP
6 2 (4.65%) Kanban
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) PHP
4 3 (6.98%) VBScript
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (90.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.23%) Hyper-V
3 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.63%) Samba
4 5 (11.63%) Squid
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Server
5 3 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.65%) BitLocker
6 2 (4.65%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.65%) Xen
6 2 (4.65%) XenApp
6 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.33%) UAG
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Nagios
1 5 (11.63%) NetBackup
1 5 (11.63%) Webmin
1 5 (11.63%) Xymon
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 3 (6.98%) Netcool
3 3 (6.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 3 (6.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.65%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) VMware
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
5 6 (13.95%) Oracle
6 5 (11.63%) Veeam
7 4 (9.30%) Apple
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) Dell
8 3 (6.98%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (6.98%) HP
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
8 3 (6.98%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (6.98%) Sophos
8 3 (6.98%) Veritas
9 2 (4.65%) AppSense
9 2 (4.65%) CA
9 2 (4.65%) EMC
9 2 (4.65%) Meridio
9 2 (4.65%) Wyse