Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 345 198
Rank change year-on-year -40 -147 -87
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 621 617 1,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.68% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.98% 3.32% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 364 835
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -3.08%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £175
90th Percentile £488 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +4.00% +0.81% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 76 105
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -7.89% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £12.02
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% -2.44% +28.13%

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 20,830 18,567 23,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 20.60% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,174 11,749 14,403
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,335 1,115 1,388
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +4.76%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
UK excluding London 0 496 £325 +4.00% 54
England -86 496 £325 +0.85% 72
South East -28 142 £375 +15.38% 13
London -86 122 £325 -16.13% 22
Scotland +38 120 £285 +5.56% 2
North of England -11 118 £278 -7.50% 14
North West +4 61 £303 +0.83% 10
Midlands -12 56 £325 +18.18% 16
North East -5 49 £260 -10.34% 2
East of England -21 32 £334 +3.49% 4
East Midlands -2 28 £300 +1.69% 5
South West -6 28 £400 +128.57% 3
West Midlands -19 28 £325 +18.18% 11
Yorkshire -25 8 £300 -7.69% 2
Wales -8 2 £135 -67.76% 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 621 (100.00%) Windows
2 431 (69.40%) Windows Server
3 407 (65.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 377 (60.71%) Active Directory
5 351 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 286 (46.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 284 (45.73%) VMware
8 213 (34.30%) Citrix
9 199 (32.05%) Security Cleared
10 185 (29.79%) DNS
11 180 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 176 (28.34%) Windows 7
13 167 (26.89%) SC Cleared
14 164 (26.41%) PowerShell
15 159 (25.60%) DHCP
16 143 (23.03%) Office 365
17 139 (22.38%) MS Exchange
18 131 (21.10%) Microsoft Certification
19 125 (20.13%) ITIL
19 125 (20.13%) Migration
20 119 (19.16%) SQL Server
21 116 (18.68%) Hyper-V
22 112 (18.04%) SCCM
23 111 (17.87%) SQL
24 110 (17.71%) Ivanti
25 104 (16.75%) MCSE
26 97 (15.62%) VMware ESXi
27 90 (14.49%) XenApp
27 90 (14.49%) HP
27 90 (14.49%) McAfee

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
1 139 (22.38%) MS Exchange
2 70 (11.27%) IIS
3 67 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 45 (7.25%) Skype for Business
6 38 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
7 37 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 33 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.13%) JBoss
13 7 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.35%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Demantra
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.16%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 143 (23.03%) Office 365
2 36 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.64%) IaaS
7 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) PaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 185 (29.79%) DNS
2 159 (25.60%) DHCP
3 57 (9.18%) WAN
4 56 (9.02%) LAN
5 52 (8.37%) Firewall
6 46 (7.41%) SAN
7 34 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (5.31%) TCP/IP
9 31 (4.99%) 3G
10 24 (3.86%) Skype
11 22 (3.54%) Internet
12 21 (3.38%) VPN
13 18 (2.90%) NAS
14 17 (2.74%) VLAN
15 14 (2.25%) Kerberos
15 14 (2.25%) VoIP
16 11 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (1.61%) IPsec
17 10 (1.61%) SMS
18 8 (1.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.93%) SQLPlus
5 10 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.45%) QlikView
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.64%) Big Data
9 4 (0.64%) Essbase
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.48%) MS Access
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.67%) HP UFT
2 29 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (4.67%) WinRunner
3 11 (1.77%) MSI
4 10 (1.61%) TestDirector
5 7 (1.13%) Ant
5 7 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.13%) Selenium
5 7 (1.13%) Travis CI
5 7 (1.13%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.81%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.81%) WinDbg
7 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.48%) JIRA
8 3 (0.48%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.48%) Subversion
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (9.82%) Finance
2 22 (3.54%) Banking
3 17 (2.74%) Local Government
4 13 (2.09%) Retail
5 7 (1.13%) Back Office
5 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.81%) Legal
7 3 (0.48%) Law
7 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) French Language
8 2 (0.32%) German Language
8 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.16%) Automotive
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 85 (13.69%) Analyst
2 74 (11.92%) Windows Engineer
3 62 (9.98%) Server Engineer
3 62 (9.98%) Support Engineer
4 54 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 50 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 34 (5.48%) Consultant
7 34 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.51%) Support Analyst
9 26 (4.19%) Architect
9 26 (4.19%) Desktop Support
10 22 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (3.54%) Windows Server Engineer
11 20 (3.22%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 20 (3.22%) Administrator
11 20 (3.22%) Infrastructure Support
11 20 (3.22%) Wintel Engineer
12 19 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (3.06%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.89%) XML
2 40 (6.44%) CSS
3 38 (6.12%) .NET
4 30 (4.83%) XSLT
5 29 (4.67%) jQuery
6 13 (2.09%) LDAP
7 9 (1.45%) HTML
8 7 (1.13%) JSP
8 7 (1.13%) Struts
9 6 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.81%) ADSI
10 5 (0.81%) REST
10 5 (0.81%) Web Services
11 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Streams
12 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.32%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.20%) Clustering
2 73 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 57 (9.18%) Computer Science
4 56 (9.02%) PKI
5 42 (6.76%) Fat Client
5 42 (6.76%) Thin Client
6 37 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (5.48%) PDA
8 23 (3.70%) Management Information System
9 20 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.93%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.77%) Replication
12 6 (0.97%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.97%) NHS
13 4 (0.64%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.48%) iPad
14 3 (0.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 621 (100.00%) Windows
2 431 (69.40%) Windows Server
3 407 (65.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 286 (46.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (28.34%) Windows 7
6 79 (12.72%) Windows 10
7 76 (12.24%) Linux
7 76 (12.24%) Windows XP
8 47 (7.57%) Unix
8 47 (7.57%) Windows 8
9 44 (7.09%) AIX
10 33 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (4.67%) Android
11 29 (4.67%) Solaris
12 27 (4.35%) Apple iOS
12 27 (4.35%) Windows 2000
13 24 (3.86%) Windows Phone
14 23 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
14 23 (3.70%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (20.13%) ITIL
1 125 (20.13%) Migration
2 61 (9.82%) Change Management
3 53 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (8.21%) High Availability
5 42 (6.76%) Incident Management
6 41 (6.60%) Virtual Environments
7 36 (5.80%) Test Automation
8 35 (5.64%) Software Testing
9 32 (5.15%) Test Scripting
10 31 (4.99%) Service Delivery
11 29 (4.67%) Software Delivery
11 29 (4.67%) Workflow
12 26 (4.19%) Records Management
13 25 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (3.70%) Content Management
14 23 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
14 23 (3.70%) Smoke Testing
15 22 (3.54%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 164 (26.41%) PowerShell
2 111 (17.87%) SQL
3 41 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.31%) C#
5 22 (3.54%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.38%) VBScript
7 13 (2.09%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.93%) Java
9 7 (1.13%) Python
10 6 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.48%) Perl
13 2 (0.32%) C
14 1 (0.16%) ABAP
14 1 (0.16%) C++
14 1 (0.16%) LINC
14 1 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 199 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 167 (26.89%) SC Cleared
3 131 (21.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (16.75%) MCSE
5 61 (9.82%) Degree
6 54 (8.70%) MCITP
6 54 (8.70%) MCSA
7 53 (8.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (7.09%) MCP
9 40 (6.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 38 (6.12%) DV Cleared
11 30 (4.83%) ISTQB
12 22 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (2.42%) CCNA
14 15 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.29%) CCNP
17 7 (1.13%) MCTS
18 6 (0.97%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 28 (4.51%) SLA
3 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.64%) GDPR
4 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) COBIT
5 3 (0.48%) FISMA
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.48%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 377 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 180 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (18.68%) Hyper-V
4 97 (15.62%) VMware ESXi
5 90 (14.49%) XenApp
6 39 (6.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 38 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 35 (5.64%) vSphere
9 24 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (3.86%) XenDesktop
10 19 (3.06%) XenServer
11 14 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (1.29%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.97%) Docker
14 6 (0.97%) NFS
14 6 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.64%) Firmware
16 3 (0.48%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 112 (18.04%) SCCM
2 53 (8.53%) McAfee ePO
3 33 (5.31%) WSUS
4 32 (5.15%) HP ALM
4 32 (5.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 31 (4.99%) Nessus
5 31 (4.99%) SCOM
6 29 (4.67%) AirWatch
7 23 (3.70%) XenMobile
8 22 (3.54%) SAP Afaria
9 21 (3.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (2.25%) Netcool
11 13 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 13 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.77%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.77%) Puppet
12 11 (1.77%) vCenter Server
13 10 (1.61%) Nagios
14 9 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 351 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 284 (45.73%) VMware
3 213 (34.30%) Citrix
4 110 (17.71%) Ivanti
5 90 (14.49%) HP
5 90 (14.49%) McAfee
6 57 (9.18%) Cisco
7 53 (8.53%) SolarWinds
8 39 (6.28%) Veritas
9 37 (5.96%) Shavlik
10 33 (5.31%) Oracle
11 32 (5.15%) Apple
12 26 (4.19%) SAP
13 25 (4.03%) NetApp
13 25 (4.03%) ThinPrint
14 24 (3.86%) Nintex
15 19 (3.06%) Symantec
16 18 (2.90%) Dell
16 18 (2.90%) EMC
17 15 (2.42%) IBM