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 3 months to 25 April 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
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 179 111
Rank change year-on-year -158 -68  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 289 745 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 1.33% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.04% 6.03% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 447 612
Median daily rate £314 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £313
% change year-on-year -0.90% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 102
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £28.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +31.25%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9503 12365 12517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.50% 22.13% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6023 7718 7103
Median daily rate £408 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 692 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 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
England -139 258 £314 +1.29% 61
London -65 76 £401 +11.25% 12
South East -76 58 £320 +6.66% 11
South West +6 29 £200 -33.33%
Scotland -38 23 £390 +20.74% 5
North East -13 22 £250 -3.66% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 21 £275 +5.97% 3
East of England -26 21 £255 -24.44% 6
Berkshire +20 20 £310 +21.56% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 20 £283 +8.86% 3
Hampshire -30 20 £328 +1.55% 2
North West -17 18 £300 -15.49% 5
West Midlands +7 16 £250 -16.66% 10
Renfrewshire +1 14 £400 +29.03% 1
Erskine +1 14 £400 +29.03% 1
Gloucestershire +9 13 £173 -40.51%
Yorkshire +7 11 £388 +29.16% 13
Bracknell +1 10 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £375 +25.00% 2
Cheshire +29 9 £295 -30.58% 1
West Yorkshire +5 8 £463 +26.27% 10
Milton Keynes -4 8 £375 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -37 8 £315 -3.07% 1
Bristol +5 7 £250 -21.25%
Reading +22 6 £300 -2.99% 1
Chester +6 6 £295 -30.58%
Hertfordshire +3 6 - - 3
Shropshire +37 5 £500 - 1
Telford +32 5 £500 -
Bradford +4 5 £463 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 698 (100.00%) Windows
2 502 (71.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 469 (67.19%) Windows Server
4 410 (58.74%) Active Directory
5 360 (51.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 342 (49.00%) VMware
7 330 (47.28%) Microsoft
8 206 (29.51%) DNS
9 197 (28.22%) Windows 7
10 196 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 181 (25.93%) Security Cleared
12 169 (24.21%) ITIL
13 163 (23.35%) SQL
14 160 (22.92%) Citrix
15 159 (22.78%) MS Exchange
16 156 (22.35%) PowerShell
17 148 (21.20%) DHCP
18 147 (21.06%) SQL Server
19 130 (18.62%) SC Cleared
20 122 (17.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 117 (16.76%) HP
22 114 (16.33%) IIS
23 110 (15.76%) Cisco
24 109 (15.62%) SharePoint
24 109 (15.62%) Finance
25 108 (15.47%) Firewall
26 106 (15.19%) Linux
27 100 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
28 96 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
29 95 (13.61%) Office 365

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
1 159 (22.78%) MS Exchange
2 114 (16.33%) IIS
3 109 (15.62%) SharePoint
4 96 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (6.02%) Skype for Business
8 33 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (2.87%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (2.29%) Office Communications Server
14 15 (2.15%) WebLogic
15 14 (2.01%) IBM Notes
16 12 (1.72%) Apache
17 10 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (1.43%) Tomcat
18 8 (1.15%) WebSphere
19 7 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 100 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.58%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.00%) Demantra
3 7 (1.00%) Eikon
3 7 (1.00%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.43%) Exstream
5 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.29%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.29%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 95 (13.61%) Office 365
2 84 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.86%) SaaS
7 5 (0.72%) IaaS
8 2 (0.29%) G Suite
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 206 (29.51%) DNS
2 148 (21.20%) DHCP
3 108 (15.47%) Firewall
4 95 (13.61%) SAN
5 83 (11.89%) LAN
6 82 (11.75%) TCP/IP
7 76 (10.89%) WAN
8 52 (7.45%) NAS
9 41 (5.87%) Internet
10 35 (5.01%) VPN
11 30 (4.30%) Skype
11 30 (4.30%) SSL
12 28 (4.01%) VLAN
13 22 (3.15%) HTTP
14 20 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (2.72%) SMTP
16 16 (2.29%) HTTPS
16 16 (2.29%) VoIP
17 13 (1.86%) Network Security
17 13 (1.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 42 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (4.87%) Oracle Database
3 34 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
5 17 (2.44%) MySQL
6 16 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.72%) BODI
9 12 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.00%) Oracle9i Database
14 6 (0.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (3.58%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (2.01%) MSI
3 12 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.86%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.57%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.43%) JIRA
8 3 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.43%) Subversion
9 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.14%) NCrunch
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (15.62%) Finance
2 38 (5.44%) Banking
3 20 (2.87%) Retail
4 18 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.44%) Legal
6 15 (2.15%) Local Government
7 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.00%) Back Office
8 7 (1.00%) Military
8 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Marketing
9 5 (0.72%) Publishing
10 4 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (16.05%) Support Engineer
2 91 (13.04%) Analyst
3 79 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 69 (9.89%) Windows Engineer
5 63 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (8.74%) Server Engineer
7 50 (7.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 47 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 46 (6.59%) Support Analyst
10 43 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 41 (5.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 38 (5.44%) Consultant
12 38 (5.44%) Desktop Support
13 37 (5.30%) Wintel Engineer
14 33 (4.73%) Architect
15 31 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
16 30 (4.30%) IT Support
17 29 (4.15%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 29 (4.15%) Administrator
18 27 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.01%) .NET
2 18 (2.58%) XML
3 14 (2.01%) Web Services
4 11 (1.58%) CSS
5 7 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (0.72%) ADSI
6 5 (0.72%) jQuery
6 5 (0.72%) XSLT
7 4 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.57%) HTML
7 4 (0.57%) WAP
8 3 (0.43%) ODBC
8 3 (0.43%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.43%) WCF
8 3 (0.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.29%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.46%) Clustering
2 57 (8.17%) Data Centre
3 44 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.01%) Blackberry
5 26 (3.72%) Fat Client
5 26 (3.72%) Thin Client
6 22 (3.15%) PKI
7 21 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.01%) Replication
8 17 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.43%) iPhone
10 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.29%) Handset
10 9 (1.29%) iPad
11 8 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.15%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.86%) CMDB
13 5 (0.72%) CESG
13 5 (0.72%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 698 (100.00%) Windows
2 502 (71.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 469 (67.19%) Windows Server
4 360 (51.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 197 (28.22%) Windows 7
6 106 (15.19%) Linux
7 94 (13.47%) Windows XP
8 72 (10.32%) Windows 10
9 53 (7.59%) Unix
10 52 (7.45%) Windows 8
11 34 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (3.30%) HPUX
13 22 (3.15%) Mac OS X
14 19 (2.72%) Android
15 17 (2.44%) AIX
15 17 (2.44%) Solaris
15 17 (2.44%) Windows Vista
16 15 (2.15%) Apple iOS
16 15 (2.15%) Windows 2000
16 15 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (24.21%) ITIL
2 95 (13.61%) Migration
3 60 (8.60%) Change Management
4 47 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (6.30%) Problem Management
6 33 (4.73%) Service Management
7 32 (4.58%) Change Control
7 32 (4.58%) Incident Management
7 32 (4.58%) Patch Management
8 31 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 31 (4.44%) CRM
9 30 (4.30%) Server Building
10 29 (4.15%) Project Management
11 28 (4.01%) Root Cause Analysis
12 25 (3.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 24 (3.44%) High Availability
14 23 (3.30%) Server Patching
15 22 (3.15%) Software Distribution
16 21 (3.01%) Time Management
17 18 (2.58%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 163 (23.35%) SQL
2 156 (22.35%) PowerShell
3 38 (5.44%) VB
4 24 (3.44%) VBScript
5 16 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 14 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.72%) REXX
7 12 (1.72%) Tcl
8 11 (1.58%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.43%) C#
10 7 (1.00%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.00%) VB6
11 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.86%) Perl
12 5 (0.72%) Java
12 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.57%) Python
14 3 (0.43%) C
14 3 (0.43%) PHP
15 2 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 181 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 130 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 122 (17.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (12.03%) MCSE
5 39 (5.59%) DV Cleared
6 32 (4.58%) MCSA
7 30 (4.30%) MCITP
8 26 (3.72%) MCP
8 26 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (3.15%) CCNA
11 20 (2.87%) Degree
12 19 (2.72%) CCNP
13 14 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (2.01%) MCTS
14 13 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.72%) DBS Check
16 11 (1.58%) ISTQB
17 9 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (1.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.44%) SLA
2 16 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.72%) QA
7 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) BS25999
System Software
1 410 (58.74%) Active Directory
2 196 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 66 (9.46%) XenApp
5 64 (9.17%) vSphere
6 59 (8.45%) VMware ESX
7 51 (7.31%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (4.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (3.30%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.86%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.15%) Firmware
13 8 (1.15%) ProxySG
13 8 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.15%) UAG
13 8 (1.15%) XenServer
14 7 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 93 (13.32%) SCCM
2 34 (4.87%) NetBackup
3 33 (4.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 32 (4.58%) vCenter Server
4 32 (4.58%) WSUS
5 25 (3.58%) McAfee ePO
5 25 (3.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (3.30%) SCOM
7 19 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.29%) Netcool
10 13 (1.86%) AirWatch
10 13 (1.86%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (1.29%) Nessus
13 8 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.15%) vMotion
14 7 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 342 (49.00%) VMware
2 330 (47.28%) Microsoft
3 160 (22.92%) Citrix
4 117 (16.76%) HP
5 110 (15.76%) Cisco
6 56 (8.02%) Oracle
7 52 (7.45%) Intel Security
8 41 (5.87%) Red Hat
9 39 (5.59%) Dell
10 35 (5.01%) NetApp
10 35 (5.01%) Symantec
11 34 (4.87%) Apple
12 32 (4.58%) Avaya
13 27 (3.87%) Veritas
14 25 (3.58%) EMC
15 21 (3.01%) Sophos
16 20 (2.87%) Epicor
17 18 (2.58%) IBM
18 17 (2.44%) LANDesk
18 17 (2.44%) Veeam
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day + 0
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Melrose, Roxburghshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £115.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £160 - £184 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago