Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 422 202
Rank change year-on-year -13 -220 -89
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 564 517 1,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.54% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.61% 2.61% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 294 899
UK median daily rate £308 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +2.40% -3.85%
10th Percentile £195 £154 £179
90th Percentile £479 £454 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £301
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.16% +0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 63 106
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.47 £12.82
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.28% -19.31% +20.00%

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 21,610 19,830 24,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,524 12,508 15,468
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,475 1,149 1,325
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.04%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +32 460 £300 -3.23% 57
England -69 419 £325 +0.78% 75
Scotland +50 136 £285 -6.94% 3
North of England +10 112 £275 -6.78% 17
South East -47 104 £368 +10.53% 10
London -86 99 £325 -18.85% 21
North West +13 54 £280 -5.08% 6
North East +11 52 £261 +16.11% 4
Midlands -7 42 £324 +2.78% 15
East of England +6 33 £325 +19.82% 6
South West -7 30 £450 +130.77% 6
West Midlands -32 23 £324 -1.89% 11
East Midlands +12 19 £350 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -30 6 £355 +9.23% 7
Wales -8 5 £313 -3.85%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 564 (100.00%) Windows
2 396 (70.21%) Windows Server
3 375 (66.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 356 (63.12%) Active Directory
5 337 (59.75%) Microsoft
6 263 (46.63%) VMware
7 234 (41.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 230 (40.78%) Citrix
9 201 (35.64%) DNS
10 193 (34.22%) Security Cleared
11 180 (31.91%) PowerShell
12 177 (31.38%) DHCP
13 170 (30.14%) Windows 7
14 169 (29.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 166 (29.43%) SC Cleared
16 163 (28.90%) Office 365
17 132 (23.40%) MS Exchange
18 130 (23.05%) SQL
19 125 (22.16%) SCCM
20 122 (21.63%) Microsoft Certification
21 118 (20.92%) SQL Server
22 117 (20.74%) Hyper-V
23 110 (19.50%) Migration
24 108 (19.15%) ITIL
25 103 (18.26%) VMware ESXi
26 99 (17.55%) McAfee
27 98 (17.38%) Ivanti
28 94 (16.67%) MCSE
29 92 (16.31%) XenApp
30 90 (15.96%) Windows 10

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
1 132 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 72 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (11.88%) IIS
4 66 (11.70%) SharePoint
5 58 (10.28%) Skype for Business
6 41 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
7 39 (6.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 38 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 35 (6.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (2.66%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (2.30%) OpenStack
14 11 (1.95%) JBoss
14 11 (1.95%) Tomcat
15 7 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.67%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.35%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.35%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 163 (28.90%) Office 365
2 37 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 201 (35.64%) DNS
2 177 (31.38%) DHCP
3 50 (8.87%) WAN
4 49 (8.69%) LAN
5 42 (7.45%) Firewall
6 36 (6.38%) Skype
6 36 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (6.21%) SAN
8 33 (5.85%) 3G
9 28 (4.96%) TCP/IP
10 23 (4.08%) VPN
11 14 (2.48%) NAS
12 13 (2.30%) VLAN
13 12 (2.13%) Internet
14 10 (1.77%) SSL
15 9 (1.60%) Kerberos
16 8 (1.42%) FCoE
16 8 (1.42%) SMS
17 7 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
18 6 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.30%) SQLPlus
5 10 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (1.60%) QlikView
6 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.06%) MS Access
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.89%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.71%) Essbase
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (6.91%) HP UFT
1 39 (6.91%) WinRunner
2 33 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.95%) Ant
4 11 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.95%) Selenium
4 11 (1.95%) TestDirector
4 11 (1.95%) Travis CI
4 11 (1.95%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.60%) MSI
6 3 (0.53%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.18%) MSTest
8 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
General
1 50 (8.87%) Finance
2 17 (3.01%) Local Government
3 14 (2.48%) Banking
4 13 (2.30%) Retail
5 7 (1.24%) Legal
6 6 (1.06%) Law
6 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.89%) French Language
8 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.35%) Military
9 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (16.84%) Analyst
2 63 (11.17%) Server Engineer
3 56 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 51 (9.04%) Windows Engineer
5 49 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 44 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (6.38%) Consultant
9 33 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (5.67%) Support Analyst
11 29 (5.14%) Desktop Support
12 24 (4.26%) Test Analyst
13 23 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
14 22 (3.90%) SharePoint Engineer
14 22 (3.90%) Windows Server Engineer
15 21 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 21 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
15 21 (3.72%) Mobility Engineer
16 20 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 19 (3.37%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.33%) CSS
2 45 (7.98%) XML
3 36 (6.38%) XSLT
4 35 (6.21%) jQuery
5 32 (5.67%) .NET
6 11 (1.95%) JSP
6 11 (1.95%) Struts
7 9 (1.60%) HTML
7 9 (1.60%) LDAP
8 5 (0.89%) ADSI
8 5 (0.89%) Web Services
9 4 (0.71%) Middleware
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Streams
9 4 (0.71%) WSH
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.59%) Clustering
2 60 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 58 (10.28%) PKI
4 51 (9.04%) Fat Client
4 51 (9.04%) Thin Client
5 45 (7.98%) Data Centre
5 45 (7.98%) PDA
6 30 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.95%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.42%) CLARiiON
11 6 (1.06%) Replication
12 5 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.89%) iPhone
13 3 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.53%) iPad
13 3 (0.53%) NHS
14 2 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 564 (100.00%) Windows
2 396 (70.21%) Windows Server
3 375 (66.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 234 (41.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (30.14%) Windows 7
6 90 (15.96%) Windows 10
7 62 (10.99%) Linux
8 58 (10.28%) Windows XP
9 51 (9.04%) AIX
10 40 (7.09%) Windows 8
11 35 (6.21%) Unix
12 31 (5.50%) Android
13 30 (5.32%) Apple iOS
14 29 (5.14%) Windows Phone
15 26 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (4.61%) Windows Phone 8
16 21 (3.72%) Windows 2000
17 19 (3.37%) Solaris
18 10 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (1.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.50%) Migration
2 108 (19.15%) ITIL
3 74 (13.12%) Change Management
4 47 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 43 (7.62%) High Availability
5 43 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (7.62%) Test Scripting
6 42 (7.45%) Incident Management
7 41 (7.27%) Test Automation
8 33 (5.85%) Smoke Testing
9 32 (5.67%) Records Management
10 31 (5.50%) Software Delivery
10 31 (5.50%) Workflow
11 26 (4.61%) Virtual Environments
12 25 (4.43%) Content Management
13 21 (3.72%) Patch Management
14 20 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (3.37%) Service Delivery
16 18 (3.19%) Configuration Management
16 18 (3.19%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 180 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 130 (23.05%) SQL
3 45 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 31 (5.50%) C#
5 26 (4.61%) VBScript
6 17 (3.01%) Shell Script
7 15 (2.66%) Java
8 13 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.71%) VB
12 3 (0.53%) C
13 2 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.18%) C++
14 1 (0.18%) LINC
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) Python
14 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (34.22%) Security Cleared
2 166 (29.43%) SC Cleared
3 122 (21.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (16.67%) MCSE
5 64 (11.35%) Degree
6 59 (10.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 42 (7.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 40 (7.09%) ISTQB
9 35 (6.21%) MCITP
10 34 (6.03%) MCSA
11 26 (4.61%) MCP
12 22 (3.90%) DV Cleared
13 19 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (1.42%) MCTS
16 8 (1.42%) Novell Certification
17 7 (1.24%) CCNA
18 5 (0.89%) CCNP
18 5 (0.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 29 (5.14%) SLA
3 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.06%) GDPR
5 3 (0.53%) COBIT
5 3 (0.53%) FISMA
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.53%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 356 (63.12%) Active Directory
2 169 (29.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (20.74%) Hyper-V
4 103 (18.26%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (16.31%) XenApp
6 43 (7.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 39 (6.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (6.74%) vSphere
9 30 (5.32%) XenDesktop
10 24 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (3.01%) XenServer
12 16 (2.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (1.06%) Docker
14 6 (1.06%) Xen
15 5 (0.89%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.89%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.53%) UAG
17 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 125 (22.16%) SCCM
2 58 (10.28%) McAfee ePO
3 41 (7.27%) WSUS
4 36 (6.38%) HP ALM
4 36 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 32 (5.67%) AirWatch
6 29 (5.14%) SCOM
7 26 (4.61%) XenMobile
8 25 (4.43%) SAP Afaria
9 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (3.01%) Nessus
11 16 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (2.66%) Puppet
13 11 (1.95%) Ansible
13 11 (1.95%) NetBackup
13 11 (1.95%) Packer
13 11 (1.95%) Terraform
13 11 (1.95%) vCenter Server
14 10 (1.77%) Netcool
15 9 (1.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 337 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 263 (46.63%) VMware
3 230 (40.78%) Citrix
4 99 (17.55%) McAfee
5 98 (17.38%) Ivanti
6 80 (14.18%) HP
7 51 (9.04%) Veritas
8 45 (7.98%) Cisco
9 39 (6.91%) SolarWinds
10 36 (6.38%) Oracle
11 33 (5.85%) Apple
12 30 (5.32%) SAP
13 29 (5.14%) Nintex
14 27 (4.79%) ThinPrint
15 19 (3.37%) Shavlik
16 18 (3.19%) Symantec
17 16 (2.84%) Splunk
18 15 (2.66%) EMC
18 15 (2.66%) NetApp
19 11 (1.95%) Google