Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 509 585 404
Rank change year-on-year +76 -181 -90
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 188 306 587
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.50% 1.54% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 178 399
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.85% -
10th Percentile £120 £164 £200
90th Percentile £490 £500 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £301
% change year-on-year +1.35% +22.92% -5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 45 33
Median hourly rate £20.75 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.92% - -38.46%
10th Percentile £17.40 £12.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.31 £16.00 £32.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +65.83% - -44.19%

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 12,492 19,848 21,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.62% 20.50% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,661 12,538 13,440
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £180
90th Percentile £609 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,194 1,267
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 16 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 9 April 2020. 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 +100 163 £375 +1.35% 30
UK excluding London +49 143 £375 +1.35% 28
South East +66 59 £350 -4.11% 15
London +139 42 £375 - 4
North of England +74 39 £400 +17.65% 5
North West +53 26 £375 -7.69%
Scotland +15 23 £475 -5.00% 1
Midlands +49 9 £300 -16.67% 2
East of England +13 9 £110 -74.86% 2
North East +38 8 £490 - 2
West Midlands +63 7 £300 -16.67% 1
South West +32 7 £190 -48.65% 3
Yorkshire +55 5 £288 -8.73% 3
Work from Home +14 5 £425 -
Wales +25 4 £350 -6.67% 1
East Midlands +23 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 143 (76.06%) Windows Server
3 128 (68.09%) Active Directory
4 126 (67.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (40.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (39.89%) Windows 7
7 64 (34.04%) VMware
8 56 (29.79%) Windows XP
9 55 (29.26%) Microsoft
10 49 (26.06%) Security Cleared
11 48 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (25.00%) PowerShell
12 47 (25.00%) Windows 10
13 45 (23.94%) Linux
14 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
14 44 (23.40%) DNS
15 43 (22.87%) HP
16 42 (22.34%) Microsoft Office
16 42 (22.34%) SQL
17 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2016
18 40 (21.28%) Remedy
19 39 (20.74%) SC Cleared
20 37 (19.68%) DHCP
20 37 (19.68%) Migration
21 36 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (18.62%) Exchange Server 2003
23 34 (18.09%) Citrix
23 34 (18.09%) SCCM
24 33 (17.55%) Azure
24 33 (17.55%) Internet

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 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (7.45%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.32%) IIS
7 9 (4.79%) Skype for Business
8 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.13%) CMS
9 4 (2.13%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.06%) Apache
10 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.06%) JBoss
10 2 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (22.34%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (16.49%) MS Visio
3 27 (14.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (14.36%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (13.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (12.23%) Acrobat
6 16 (8.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (13.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.55%) Azure
2 26 (13.83%) Office 365
3 10 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Flow
4 5 (2.66%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.13%) AWS
5 4 (2.13%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.60%) GitHub
6 3 (1.60%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.06%) GCP
7 2 (1.06%) IaaS
7 2 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.40%) DNS
2 37 (19.68%) DHCP
3 33 (17.55%) Internet
4 32 (17.02%) VPN
5 27 (14.36%) Remote Desktop
6 26 (13.83%) WebEx
7 18 (9.57%) WAN
8 17 (9.04%) HTTP
8 17 (9.04%) SSL
8 17 (9.04%) TCP/IP
9 16 (8.51%) LAN
10 14 (7.45%) HTTPS
11 11 (5.85%) Firewall
12 8 (4.26%) SMTP
13 7 (3.72%) SAN
13 7 (3.72%) Skype
14 6 (3.19%) Intranet
14 6 (3.19%) SNMP
15 4 (2.13%) FTP
15 4 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.06%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MSI
2 3 (1.60%) JIRA
2 3 (1.60%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.06%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.53%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (8.51%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.32%) Finance
3 6 (3.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (13.83%) Analyst
2 22 (11.70%) Support Engineer
3 15 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (7.98%) IT Support
3 15 (7.98%) Server Engineer
4 14 (7.45%) Consultant
4 14 (7.45%) Help Desk Support
4 14 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Desktop Support
6 11 (5.85%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.26%) IT Technician
7 8 (4.26%) Windows Server Engineer
7 8 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (3.72%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.72%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (3.72%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.85%) LDAP
2 6 (3.19%) HTML
3 5 (2.66%) .NET
3 5 (2.66%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.06%) ADSI
4 2 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.06%) Spring
5 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.83%) Blackberry
2 24 (12.77%) PDA
3 21 (11.17%) Data Centre
4 19 (10.11%) Clustering
5 10 (5.32%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.32%) PKI
6 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.72%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.72%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.13%) NHS
9 3 (1.60%) iPhone
10 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.06%) EPoS
10 2 (1.06%) iPad
10 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.06%) Replication
11 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 143 (76.06%) Windows Server
3 126 (67.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (40.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (39.89%) Windows 7
6 56 (29.79%) Windows XP
7 47 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 45 (23.94%) Linux
9 41 (21.81%) Windows Server 2016
10 31 (16.49%) Windows Vista
11 29 (15.43%) Windows 2000
12 24 (12.77%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (5.85%) Unix
15 10 (5.32%) AIX
15 10 (5.32%) Windows 8
16 5 (2.66%) Solaris
17 4 (2.13%) zOS
18 3 (1.60%) SUSE
18 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.68%) Migration
2 36 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (17.55%) ITIL
4 28 (14.89%) ITSM
5 26 (13.83%) Patch Management
6 22 (11.70%) Incident Management
7 18 (9.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 17 (9.04%) Configuration Management
8 17 (9.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (8.51%) High Availability
10 15 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (7.45%) Prototyping
11 14 (7.45%) Software Distribution
12 12 (6.38%) Change Management
13 11 (5.85%) Proactive Monitoring
14 10 (5.32%) Performance Metrics
14 10 (5.32%) Project Delivery
14 10 (5.32%) Server Management
15 7 (3.72%) Coaching
15 7 (3.72%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 42 (22.34%) SQL
3 20 (10.64%) VB
4 14 (7.45%) REXX
4 14 (7.45%) Tcl
5 9 (4.79%) VBScript
6 7 (3.72%) C
7 4 (2.13%) Java
7 4 (2.13%) Python
8 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.06%) C++
9 2 (1.06%) Go
9 2 (1.06%) Perl
9 2 (1.06%) PHP
9 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (26.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.04%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.98%) MCSA
6 10 (5.32%) MCSE
7 8 (4.26%) Degree
8 7 (3.72%) CCNA
8 7 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.72%) MCITP
8 7 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.66%) CCNP
9 5 (2.66%) MCTS
10 4 (2.13%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.13%) MCP
11 3 (1.60%) CCDA
11 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.60%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.60%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.70%) SLA
System Software
1 128 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 48 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.30%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.70%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (6.91%) XenApp
6 12 (6.38%) vSphere
7 8 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.66%) Firmware
8 5 (2.66%) Terminal Server
8 5 (2.66%) UAG
9 4 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.60%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.06%) Docker
11 2 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.06%) NFS
11 2 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.53%) vCloud
12 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (18.09%) SCCM
2 26 (13.83%) ServiceCenter
3 25 (13.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (6.91%) vCenter Server
5 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (4.79%) SCOM
7 8 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (4.26%) WSUS
8 6 (3.19%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.66%) BladeLogic
9 5 (2.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (2.13%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.13%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.13%) Terraform
11 3 (1.60%) Netcool
11 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (1.60%) vRealize
12 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (34.04%) VMware
2 55 (29.26%) Microsoft
3 43 (22.87%) HP
4 40 (21.28%) Remedy
5 34 (18.09%) Citrix
6 26 (13.83%) Bomgar
6 26 (13.83%) Peregrine
7 23 (12.23%) Adobe
8 17 (9.04%) Cisco
9 15 (7.98%) Red Hat
10 12 (6.38%) McAfee
11 9 (4.79%) Dell
11 9 (4.79%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.19%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.19%) Juniper
12 6 (3.19%) NetApp
12 6 (3.19%) Symantec
13 5 (2.66%) Computacenter
13 5 (2.66%) Google
13 5 (2.66%) Sophos