Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 November 2018 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
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 436 242
Rank change year-on-year -80 -194 -78
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 414 538 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 2.49% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 302 751
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £175 £173 £185
90th Percentile £456 £465 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 65 99
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.04 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.96% -34.70% +22.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.83 £13.14
90th Percentile £46.60 £48.75 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.65 £22.38
% change year-on-year +13.55% -38.99% +27.86%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,828 21,608 23,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.00% 21.00% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,491 13,719 14,467
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,311 1,316
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.11 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.96% +7.48% -4.08%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
England -114 359 £350 +7.69% 91
UK excluding London -55 314 £350 +16.67% 66
South East -51 108 £365 +14.06% 14
London -62 95 £331 -14.52% 29
North of England -30 70 £315 +9.57% 16
Scotland +8 43 £285 -11.28% 3
East of England +24 35 £350 +28.44% 15
North West -21 34 £290 +3.57% 7
Midlands -33 31 £360 +28.57% 12
West Midlands -17 23 £360 +17.55% 6
South West -24 20 £425 +31.78% 5
North East -7 18 £375 +27.12% 2
Yorkshire -11 18 £315 +0.80% 7
East Midlands -16 7 £310 +10.71% 6
Wales -18 7 £314 -3.09% 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 254 (61.35%) Windows Server
3 236 (57.00%) Microsoft
4 234 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 222 (53.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 210 (50.72%) VMware
7 198 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 132 (31.88%) Office 365
9 128 (30.92%) DNS
9 128 (30.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 120 (28.99%) MS Exchange
11 117 (28.26%) Citrix
12 112 (27.05%) PowerShell
13 111 (26.81%) DHCP
14 108 (26.09%) Security Cleared
15 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
16 87 (21.01%) SQL
17 86 (20.77%) SCCM
18 85 (20.53%) Windows 7
19 84 (20.29%) SC Cleared
20 83 (20.05%) Hyper-V
21 77 (18.60%) HP
22 76 (18.36%) Migration
23 74 (17.87%) VMware ESXi
24 73 (17.63%) Linux
25 72 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
26 71 (17.15%) ITIL
27 68 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
28 62 (14.98%) Windows 10
28 62 (14.98%) Clustering

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 120 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 68 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (13.53%) SharePoint
4 47 (11.35%) IIS
5 38 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (8.70%) Skype for Business
7 22 (5.31%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.69%) Apache
11 7 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.21%) JBoss
12 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.97%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.72%) CMS
14 3 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.17%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.48%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.48%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.24%) Primavera
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 132 (31.88%) Office 365
2 43 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (4.35%) IaaS
5 12 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.90%) PaaS
6 11 (2.66%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.21%) Akamai
8 5 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.72%) SaaS
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 128 (30.92%) DNS
2 111 (26.81%) DHCP
3 55 (13.29%) WAN
4 53 (12.80%) LAN
5 45 (10.87%) Firewall
6 41 (9.90%) TCP/IP
7 29 (7.00%) VPN
8 27 (6.52%) SAN
9 26 (6.28%) Skype
10 22 (5.31%) Internet
11 20 (4.83%) VoIP
12 18 (4.35%) FCoE
12 18 (4.35%) MPLS
13 16 (3.86%) VLAN
13 16 (3.86%) Wireless
14 15 (3.62%) NAS
15 14 (3.38%) SSL
15 14 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (3.14%) BGP
16 13 (3.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 21 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.93%) Electronic Patient Records
5 6 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.45%) SQLPlus
6 5 (1.21%) MS Access
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.48%) MySQL
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.48%) SSDT
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Firebird
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 23 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 20 (4.83%) WinRunner
3 19 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.42%) Selenium
6 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.45%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.21%) Ant
7 5 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.21%) GitLab
7 5 (1.21%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.21%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.97%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.97%) MSI
8 4 (0.97%) Subversion
9 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.48%) JIRA
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (6.76%) Finance
2 10 (2.42%) Retail
3 9 (2.17%) Banking
4 8 (1.93%) Local Government
5 6 (1.45%) Law
6 4 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) French Language
7 3 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (19.57%) Analyst
2 52 (12.56%) Server Engineer
3 44 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 29 (7.00%) Consultant
6 27 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 27 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 26 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (6.04%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 23 (5.56%) Desktop Support
11 21 (5.07%) Infrastructure Support
12 20 (4.83%) Administrator
13 15 (3.62%) VMware Engineer
13 15 (3.62%) Windows Server Engineer
14 14 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.38%) Windows Administrator
15 13 (3.14%) Developer
15 13 (3.14%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.04%) .NET
2 17 (4.11%) CSS
3 14 (3.38%) jQuery
4 12 (2.90%) XML
4 12 (2.90%) XSLT
5 8 (1.93%) Web Services
6 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.45%) LDAP
8 5 (1.21%) JSP
8 5 (1.21%) Struts
9 4 (0.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (0.97%) WSH
10 3 (0.72%) ADSI
10 3 (0.72%) Middleware
11 2 (0.48%) Ajax
11 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.48%) CodeIgniter
11 2 (0.48%) HTML
11 2 (0.48%) LAMP
11 2 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.98%) Clustering
2 39 (9.42%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.07%) PDA
4 18 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.86%) Fat Client
5 16 (3.86%) PKI
5 16 (3.86%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.42%) Blackberry
9 9 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.17%) iPhone
10 8 (1.93%) CLARiiON
10 8 (1.93%) e-Health
10 8 (1.93%) LIMS
10 8 (1.93%) NHS
10 8 (1.93%) PACS
11 6 (1.45%) FMCG
12 4 (0.97%) iPad
13 3 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 254 (61.35%) Windows Server
3 222 (53.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 198 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (20.53%) Windows 7
6 73 (17.63%) Linux
7 62 (14.98%) Windows 10
8 34 (8.21%) Windows XP
9 27 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (5.07%) AIX
11 20 (4.83%) Unix
12 10 (2.42%) Solaris
12 10 (2.42%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.17%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.69%) Android
14 7 (1.69%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.36%) Migration
2 71 (17.15%) ITIL
3 54 (13.04%) Change Management
4 52 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (10.14%) Patch Management
6 34 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (6.28%) Test Automation
8 22 (5.31%) Software Testing
8 22 (5.31%) Test Scripting
9 21 (5.07%) DevOps
9 21 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 20 (4.83%) Server Patching
11 19 (4.59%) High Availability
11 19 (4.59%) Smoke Testing
12 17 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (3.86%) Virtual Environments
14 15 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (3.62%) Configuration Management
14 15 (3.62%) Network Load Balancing
15 14 (3.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (27.05%) PowerShell
2 87 (21.01%) SQL
3 22 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.83%) VBScript
5 19 (4.59%) C#
6 13 (3.14%) Java
7 11 (2.66%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.93%) VB
10 6 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.97%) C
13 3 (0.72%) F#
13 3 (0.72%) Perl
13 3 (0.72%) PHP
14 2 (0.48%) Ruby
15 1 (0.24%) Python
15 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 84 (20.29%) SC Cleared
3 72 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (12.56%) MCSE
5 32 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (7.00%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.04%) Degree
8 23 (5.56%) ISTQB
9 22 (5.31%) MCITP
10 18 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (3.62%) CCNP
12 13 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (2.90%) MCP
14 11 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (2.42%) MCSA
16 8 (1.93%) Novell Certification
17 7 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (1.69%) RHCE
18 5 (1.21%) CCNA
18 5 (1.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.59%) SLA
2 8 (1.93%) HL7
2 8 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 234 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 128 (30.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (20.05%) Hyper-V
4 74 (17.87%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (13.77%) XenApp
6 43 (10.39%) vSphere
7 23 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (4.83%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.93%) vCloud
11 7 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.45%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.45%) Xen
13 4 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.72%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.72%) UAG
14 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 86 (20.77%) SCCM
2 44 (10.63%) SCOM
3 32 (7.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (7.00%) WSUS
5 27 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (4.59%) HP ALM
7 14 (3.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (2.90%) NetBackup
8 12 (2.90%) Puppet
9 11 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (2.66%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.93%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.45%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.45%) Netcool
12 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.45%) Packer
12 6 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 236 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 210 (50.72%) VMware
3 117 (28.26%) Citrix
4 77 (18.60%) HP
5 54 (13.04%) McAfee
6 50 (12.08%) Cisco
7 38 (9.18%) Ivanti
8 35 (8.45%) Veritas
9 34 (8.21%) Oracle
10 27 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 20 (4.83%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.59%) NetApp
13 18 (4.35%) EMC
14 15 (3.62%) Dell
14 15 (3.62%) Google
15 14 (3.38%) Trend Micro
16 13 (3.14%) Avaya
16 13 (3.14%) CheckPoint
17 12 (2.90%) Apple
18 10 (2.42%) Sophos