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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 183 108
Rank change year-on-year -180 -75  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 259 739 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 1.38% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.75% 6.01% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 449 611
Median daily rate £318 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -3.38% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 111
Median hourly rate £17.39 £21.75 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +17.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.30 £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £22.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.47% +42.18%  

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 9419 12294 12008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 22.89% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5874 7681 6954
Median daily rate £410 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 643 1000
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.28 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -160 236 £325 +7.43% 76
London -76 72 £400 +23.07% 19
South East -23 64 £325 +3.17% 16
North East -8 28 £245 -9.25% 1
Berkshire +23 24 £315 +5.70% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 24 £283 +4.62% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 24 £283 +4.62% 1
South West +9 23 £199 -33.75% 5
North West -19 18 £295 -15.71% 9
Scotland -46 17 £235 -37.33% 1
Hampshire -3 14 £344 +10.96% 5
Bracknell +3 13 £269 -9.73%
West Midlands +3 12 £313 +4.16% 11
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £375 -16.66% 7
Cheshire +29 11 £295 -24.84% 1
Milton Keynes -2 10 £438 -5.40% 3
Yorkshire -5 9 £325 +8.33% 6
Gloucestershire +19 8 £299 +129.80% 1
Reading +21 7 £315 +2.02% 1
Chester +9 7 £295 -30.58%
East of England -34 7 £316 -2.69% 4
West Yorkshire +15 6 £450 +12.50% 5
Erskine +5 6 £258 -35.62%
Renfrewshire +1 6 £258 -35.62%
New Malden - 6 - -
Bristol +5 5 £250 -21.87%
Somerset -2 5 - - 2
Oxfordshire -4 5 £150 -40.00% 1
Hook +9 4 £332 +14.48%
Basingstoke +7 4 £345 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 606 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (72.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 419 (69.14%) Windows Server
4 385 (63.53%) Active Directory
5 309 (50.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (49.67%) Microsoft
7 282 (46.53%) VMware
8 182 (30.03%) DNS
9 177 (29.21%) Security Cleared
10 165 (27.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 160 (26.40%) MS Exchange
12 157 (25.91%) Windows 7
13 151 (24.92%) PowerShell
14 150 (24.75%) SQL
15 140 (23.10%) SQL Server
16 135 (22.28%) ITIL
17 134 (22.11%) DHCP
18 128 (21.12%) Citrix
19 127 (20.96%) SC Cleared
20 108 (17.82%) HP
21 106 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 103 (17.00%) IIS
23 102 (16.83%) Linux
24 98 (16.17%) Cisco
25 97 (16.01%) SharePoint
25 97 (16.01%) SCCM
26 96 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
27 95 (15.68%) Firewall
28 90 (14.85%) VMware ESXi
29 88 (14.52%) Microsoft Office

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
1 160 (26.40%) MS Exchange
2 103 (17.00%) IIS
3 97 (16.01%) SharePoint
4 96 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 61 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (7.59%) Skype for Business
8 32 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (3.96%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (2.81%) Office Communications Server
12 16 (2.64%) Apache
13 13 (2.15%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.82%) IBM Notes
14 11 (1.82%) Tomcat
15 10 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
16 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 88 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.82%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.16%) Demantra
3 7 (1.16%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.83%) Eikon
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.33%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) Exstream
7 1 (0.17%) FRx
7 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.36%) Office 365
2 84 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.83%) SaaS
7 3 (0.50%) IaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (30.03%) DNS
2 134 (22.11%) DHCP
3 95 (15.68%) Firewall
4 86 (14.19%) LAN
5 84 (13.86%) SAN
6 80 (13.20%) WAN
7 59 (9.74%) TCP/IP
8 42 (6.93%) NAS
9 40 (6.60%) Internet
10 33 (5.45%) VPN
11 32 (5.28%) Skype
12 27 (4.46%) SSL
13 22 (3.63%) HTTP
14 21 (3.47%) VLAN
15 19 (3.14%) SMTP
15 19 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (2.97%) VoIP
17 16 (2.64%) HTTPS
18 14 (2.31%) Network Security
19 13 (2.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 48 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (5.28%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.81%) MySQL
8 17 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (1.98%) BODI
11 12 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (3.96%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (2.48%) MSI
3 12 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
3 12 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.66%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.50%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.50%) Subversion
8 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) NUnit
9 1 (0.17%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.17%) Toad
9 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (13.20%) Finance
2 30 (4.95%) Banking
3 18 (2.97%) Retail
4 17 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.48%) Legal
6 13 (2.15%) Local Government
7 10 (1.65%) Military
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
8 8 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.83%) Marketing
9 5 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Electronics
11 3 (0.50%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (15.84%) Support Engineer
2 90 (14.85%) Analyst
3 63 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (9.74%) Server Engineer
5 54 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 54 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
6 46 (7.59%) Support Analyst
7 44 (7.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (6.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 37 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 33 (5.45%) Architect
10 33 (5.45%) Desktop Support
11 32 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 31 (5.12%) IT Support
13 30 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
14 29 (4.79%) Active Directory Engineer
14 29 (4.79%) Consultant
15 28 (4.62%) DBA
16 24 (3.96%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 23 (3.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.62%) .NET
2 18 (2.97%) XML
3 13 (2.15%) Web Services
4 11 (1.82%) CSS
5 7 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.83%) ADSI
6 5 (0.83%) jQuery
6 5 (0.83%) XSLT
7 4 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.66%) HTML
7 4 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.50%) ODBC
8 3 (0.50%) WAP
8 3 (0.50%) WCF
8 3 (0.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.33%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.07%) Clustering
2 44 (7.26%) Data Centre
3 39 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.29%) Fat Client
4 26 (4.29%) Thin Client
5 23 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 23 (3.80%) Replication
6 19 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.14%) PKI
7 16 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.32%) Handset
9 8 (1.32%) iPhone
10 7 (1.16%) iPad
11 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.83%) CESG
12 5 (0.83%) HACMP
13 4 (0.66%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 606 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (72.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 419 (69.14%) Windows Server
4 309 (50.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 157 (25.91%) Windows 7
6 102 (16.83%) Linux
7 82 (13.53%) Windows XP
8 60 (9.90%) Windows 10
9 52 (8.58%) Unix
10 45 (7.43%) Windows 8
11 29 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (3.80%) HPUX
13 21 (3.47%) Windows Vista
14 19 (3.14%) Mac OS X
14 19 (3.14%) Solaris
15 18 (2.97%) Android
16 16 (2.64%) Windows 2000
17 15 (2.48%) AIX
17 15 (2.48%) Apple iOS
17 15 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.28%) ITIL
2 81 (13.37%) Migration
3 46 (7.59%) Change Management
3 46 (7.59%) Problem Management
4 44 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (5.45%) Service Management
6 32 (5.28%) Incident Management
6 32 (5.28%) Patch Management
7 28 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 27 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
9 26 (4.29%) Server Patching
9 26 (4.29%) Software Distribution
10 24 (3.96%) Change Control
10 24 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
11 23 (3.80%) CRM
11 23 (3.80%) High Availability
11 23 (3.80%) Project Management
12 22 (3.63%) Server Building
13 19 (3.14%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 151 (24.92%) PowerShell
2 150 (24.75%) SQL
3 36 (5.94%) VB
4 25 (4.13%) VBScript
5 14 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.98%) REXX
7 12 (1.98%) Tcl
7 12 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.65%) C#
9 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.16%) VB6
10 5 (0.83%) C
10 5 (0.83%) Java
10 5 (0.83%) PHP
10 5 (0.83%) Python
11 4 (0.66%) Perl
12 2 (0.33%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 177 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 127 (20.96%) SC Cleared
3 106 (17.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (10.73%) MCSE
5 47 (7.76%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.46%) MCSA
7 26 (4.29%) MCITP
8 23 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (3.63%) MCP
10 21 (3.47%) CCNA
11 20 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (3.14%) Degree
13 18 (2.97%) CCNP
14 12 (1.98%) DBS Check
14 12 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.82%) MCTS
16 9 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.49%) ISTQB
17 8 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.28%) SLA
2 11 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.83%) QA
5 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 385 (63.53%) Active Directory
2 165 (27.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (14.85%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (14.36%) Hyper-V
5 48 (7.92%) vSphere
6 46 (7.59%) XenApp
7 21 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.97%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.15%) ISA Server
10 12 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.32%) UAG
14 7 (1.16%) XenServer
15 6 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.99%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.99%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 97 (16.01%) SCCM
2 35 (5.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 33 (5.45%) WSUS
4 31 (5.12%) SCOM
5 29 (4.79%) vCenter Server
6 27 (4.46%) NetBackup
7 25 (4.13%) McAfee ePO
8 23 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (2.31%) AirWatch
10 14 (2.31%) BladeLogic
10 14 (2.31%) Netcool
11 10 (1.65%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (1.16%) Puppet
13 7 (1.16%) vMotion
13 7 (1.16%) Webmin
Vendors
1 301 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 282 (46.53%) VMware
3 128 (21.12%) Citrix
4 108 (17.82%) HP
5 98 (16.17%) Cisco
6 56 (9.24%) Oracle
7 47 (7.76%) McAfee
8 41 (6.77%) Red Hat
9 38 (6.27%) Dell
10 35 (5.78%) Apple
11 34 (5.61%) Symantec
12 27 (4.46%) NetApp
13 21 (3.47%) EMC
13 21 (3.47%) Sophos
14 19 (3.14%) Avaya
15 17 (2.81%) IBM
15 17 (2.81%) Veritas
16 14 (2.31%) Juniper
16 14 (2.31%) Remedy
16 14 (2.31%) Veeam
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
aap3
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £215 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago