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 29 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 90 80
Rank change year-on-year -25 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 27 46 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.05% 1.58% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.93% 6.95% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 36
Median daily rate £225 £315 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £386 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.77% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £16.80 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £36.00 £22.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +16.12%  

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 455 662 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.64% 22.78% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 397 309
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 84
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.43 £36.40
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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Gloucestershire +10 14 £146 -49.56%
Bristol -1 6 £281 -8.53% 2
Devon - 3 £175 -
Somerset +6 2 £225 +17.80% 1
Wiltshire -18 1 £113 -67.85%
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Windows Server
3 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
4 33 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (47.73%) VMware
7 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
8 17 (38.64%) MS Office
9 12 (27.27%) Windows XP
10 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
11 10 (22.73%) DNS
11 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.73%) SQL
12 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
12 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (18.18%) Symantec
13 8 (18.18%) IIS
14 7 (15.91%) LAN
14 7 (15.91%) DHCP
14 7 (15.91%) Firewall
14 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (15.91%) Office 365
15 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
15 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
15 6 (13.64%) XenApp
15 6 (13.64%) Incident Management

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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (18.18%) IIS
4 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (11.36%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (9.09%) Apache
8 2 (4.55%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (2.27%) Kentico
9 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) DNS
2 7 (15.91%) DHCP
2 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 6 (13.64%) Internet
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
4 5 (11.36%) WAN
5 4 (9.09%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) SNMP
7 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MS Access
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.64%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Windows Server
3 33 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 2 (4.55%) Unix
9 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
1 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 4 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (9.09%) Migration
2 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.82%) Change Control
3 3 (6.82%) Demand Management
3 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
3 3 (6.82%) Server Patching
4 2 (4.55%) Business Development
4 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.55%) Database Security
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL
4 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.55%) Project Management
4 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) CAD
5 1 (2.27%) SOA
5 1 (2.27%) Statistics
5 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.64%) XenApp
4 4 (9.09%) BitLocker
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.55%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.27%) UAG
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.82%) Netcool
3 3 (6.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (6.82%) WSUS
4 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) VMware
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 8 (18.18%) Symantec
5 5 (11.36%) Apple
5 5 (11.36%) AppSense
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle
6 4 (9.09%) CA
6 4 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (9.09%) Wyse
7 3 (6.82%) Dell
7 3 (6.82%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) NetApp
7 3 (6.82%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (6.82%) Veritas
8 2 (4.55%) EMC
8 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.55%) Meridio
8 2 (4.55%) Sophos