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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 196 107
Rank change year-on-year -115 -89  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 323 683 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.27% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.46% 5.90% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 420 559
Median daily rate £325 £315 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 103
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +16.12%  

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 9341 11582 11667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 21.52% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 7205 6613
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 686 967
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -101 297 £325 +3.17% 88
London -53 76 £356 -3.71% 27
South East -78 73 £348 +12.09% 18
East of England -3 39 £333 +0.37% 5
South West -25 27 £225 -28.57% 4
Hampshire -32 24 £400 +23.07% 3
North East +5 20 £290 +18.36%
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £350 +16.66% 5
East Midlands -30 19 £165 -49.23% 1
Milton Keynes +3 18 £350 +16.66% 4
Tyne and Wear 0 18 £290 +18.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 17 £290 +18.36%
North West -5 17 £300 -22.58% 11
Yorkshire 0 16 £381 +36.16% 13
Berkshire +11 15 £300 +16.31% 6
Scotland -29 15 £400 +29.03% 3
Gloucestershire +10 14 £146 -49.56%
Derbyshire -10 14 £150 -60.00%
Norfolk -1 12 £365 +12.30%
West Yorkshire +7 11 £450 +46.34% 10
Derby -12 11 £150 -61.53%
Erskine -6 10 £416 +32.14%
West Midlands -6 10 £450 +50.00% 9
Renfrewshire -7 10 £416 +32.14%
City of London -22 9 £326 -25.60% 2
Bracknell +1 8 £275 +7.84% 2
Hertfordshire -1 8 £331 +1.92% 2
Cheshire +22 7 £295 -30.58% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £488 +140.74% 3
Manchester +7 6 £325 - 7

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 727 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (71.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 493 (67.81%) Windows Server
4 424 (58.32%) Active Directory
5 372 (51.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 366 (50.34%) VMware
7 345 (47.46%) Microsoft
8 219 (30.12%) DNS
9 213 (29.30%) Windows 7
10 206 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 187 (25.72%) Security Cleared
12 181 (24.90%) SQL
13 175 (24.07%) ITIL
14 163 (22.42%) Citrix
15 154 (21.18%) PowerShell
16 153 (21.05%) DHCP
17 152 (20.91%) MS Exchange
18 134 (18.43%) SQL Server
18 134 (18.43%) SC Cleared
19 123 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
20 122 (16.78%) HP
21 121 (16.64%) Cisco
22 119 (16.37%) Linux
23 118 (16.23%) Finance
24 115 (15.82%) Firewall
25 110 (15.13%) IIS
25 110 (15.13%) MS Office
26 108 (14.86%) Windows XP
27 103 (14.17%) SCCM
28 102 (14.03%) MS Excel

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
1 152 (20.91%) MS Exchange
2 110 (15.13%) IIS
3 97 (13.34%) SharePoint
4 84 (11.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (5.64%) Skype for Business
8 31 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (2.34%) IBM Notes
11 16 (2.20%) Apache
12 15 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (2.06%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (1.24%) Tomcat
15 9 (1.24%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 110 (15.13%) MS Office
2 102 (14.03%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.24%) MS Project
5 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.51%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.24%) Eikon
3 7 (0.96%) Demantra
3 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.96%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.41%) Exstream
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (11.55%) Office 365
2 78 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (0.83%) IaaS
5 6 (0.83%) SaaS
6 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.28%) G Suite
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 219 (30.12%) DNS
2 153 (21.05%) DHCP
3 115 (15.82%) Firewall
4 102 (14.03%) SAN
5 95 (13.07%) TCP/IP
6 86 (11.83%) LAN
7 80 (11.00%) WAN
8 59 (8.12%) NAS
9 38 (5.23%) Internet
10 37 (5.09%) VPN
11 30 (4.13%) Skype
11 30 (4.13%) SSL
12 28 (3.85%) VLAN
13 23 (3.16%) HTTP
14 21 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (2.61%) SMTP
16 17 (2.34%) HTTPS
17 15 (2.06%) Network Security
17 15 (2.06%) Wireless
18 14 (1.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (18.43%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 38 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (4.95%) Oracle Database
5 33 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (2.20%) MySQL
8 15 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.65%) BODI
10 12 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (3.44%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (1.93%) MSI
3 12 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.83%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.55%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.41%) JIRA
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.28%) Subversion
9 2 (0.28%) Toad
10 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (16.23%) Finance
2 40 (5.50%) Banking
3 21 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.75%) Retail
5 15 (2.06%) Legal
6 14 (1.93%) Local Government
7 12 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.10%) Back Office
10 6 (0.83%) Publishing
11 5 (0.69%) Marketing
11 5 (0.69%) Military
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.41%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (15.54%) Support Engineer
2 96 (13.20%) Analyst
3 80 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 72 (9.90%) Windows Engineer
5 66 (9.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (8.39%) Server Engineer
7 49 (6.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 46 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 45 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 45 (6.19%) Support Analyst
10 42 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 40 (5.50%) Wintel Engineer
12 37 (5.09%) Consultant
12 37 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
13 36 (4.95%) Architect
13 36 (4.95%) Desktop Support
14 33 (4.54%) IT Support
15 32 (4.40%) Active Directory Engineer
15 32 (4.40%) Administrator
16 27 (3.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.30%) .NET
2 14 (1.93%) Web Services
3 13 (1.79%) XML
4 8 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.83%) CSS
5 6 (0.83%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.69%) ADSI
6 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.55%) Node.js
7 4 (0.55%) WAP
8 3 (0.41%) HTML
8 3 (0.41%) ODBC
8 3 (0.41%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.28%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.28%) Ajax
9 2 (0.28%) WCF
9 2 (0.28%) WPF
9 2 (0.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.77%) Clustering
2 63 (8.67%) Data Centre
3 43 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.54%) Fat Client
4 33 (4.54%) Thin Client
5 29 (3.99%) Blackberry
6 24 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.75%) PKI
8 18 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.34%) Replication
10 13 (1.79%) iPhone
11 12 (1.65%) iPad
12 10 (1.38%) Handset
13 9 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.10%) EMC VNX
15 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.83%) NHS
17 5 (0.69%) CMDB
17 5 (0.69%) HACMP
17 5 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 727 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (71.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 493 (67.81%) Windows Server
4 372 (51.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (29.30%) Windows 7
6 119 (16.37%) Linux
7 108 (14.86%) Windows XP
8 71 (9.77%) Windows 10
9 57 (7.84%) Unix
10 54 (7.43%) Windows 8
11 43 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (3.99%) HPUX
13 24 (3.30%) AIX
13 24 (3.30%) Mac OS X
14 23 (3.16%) Solaris
15 22 (3.03%) Windows 2000
16 20 (2.75%) Android
17 17 (2.34%) Apple iOS
17 17 (2.34%) Windows Vista
18 12 (1.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (24.07%) ITIL
2 97 (13.34%) Migration
3 53 (7.29%) Change Management
4 40 (5.50%) Problem Management
4 40 (5.50%) Service Management
5 37 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (4.81%) Configuration Management
7 33 (4.54%) Change Control
7 33 (4.54%) Incident Management
8 32 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
9 31 (4.26%) Project Management
10 30 (4.13%) Patch Management
11 29 (3.99%) CRM
12 27 (3.71%) Mobile Device Management
13 26 (3.58%) Server Building
14 22 (3.03%) Time Management
15 21 (2.89%) High Availability
16 20 (2.75%) Server Patching
16 20 (2.75%) Virtual Environments
17 19 (2.61%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.90%) SQL
2 154 (21.18%) PowerShell
3 40 (5.50%) VB
4 28 (3.85%) VBScript
5 15 (2.06%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.79%) Perl
7 12 (1.65%) REXX
7 12 (1.65%) Tcl
8 11 (1.51%) Java
9 8 (1.10%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.96%) VB6
11 6 (0.83%) Bourne shell
11 6 (0.83%) Korn
11 6 (0.83%) Python
12 5 (0.69%) PHP
13 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 187 (25.72%) Security Cleared
2 134 (18.43%) SC Cleared
3 123 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (11.42%) MCSE
5 36 (4.95%) DV Cleared
5 36 (4.95%) MCSA
6 33 (4.54%) MCITP
7 29 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.99%) MCP
8 26 (3.58%) CCNA
8 26 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (2.75%) CCNP
11 18 (2.48%) Degree
12 15 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (1.93%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.93%) MCTS
14 13 (1.79%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.24%) ISEB
15 9 (1.24%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.50%) SLA
2 16 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.55%) QA
7 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) BS25999
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 424 (58.32%) Active Directory
2 206 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 79 (10.87%) XenApp
5 68 (9.35%) VMware ESX
6 67 (9.22%) vSphere
7 55 (7.57%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (4.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 29 (3.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (3.71%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.51%) ISA Server
13 10 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.38%) XenServer
14 9 (1.24%) Firmware
14 9 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
14 9 (1.24%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.10%) ProxySG
15 8 (1.10%) UAG
16 7 (0.96%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 103 (14.17%) SCCM
2 33 (4.54%) NetBackup
2 33 (4.54%) WSUS
3 31 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 27 (3.71%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (3.71%) SCOM
5 24 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 20 (2.75%) Netcool
7 19 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 13 (1.79%) BladeLogic
9 11 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (1.51%) HP SiteScope
9 11 (1.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (1.51%) Nessus
9 11 (1.51%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 366 (50.34%) VMware
2 345 (47.46%) Microsoft
3 163 (22.42%) Citrix
4 122 (16.78%) HP
5 121 (16.64%) Cisco
6 58 (7.98%) Oracle
7 54 (7.43%) Intel Security
8 49 (6.74%) Red Hat
9 42 (5.78%) Dell
10 40 (5.50%) Symantec
11 38 (5.23%) Apple
12 34 (4.68%) Avaya
13 32 (4.40%) NetApp
14 26 (3.58%) EMC
15 25 (3.44%) Veritas
16 24 (3.30%) IBM
17 21 (2.89%) Sophos
18 20 (2.75%) Epicor
18 20 (2.75%) LANDesk
19 19 (2.61%) AppSense
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary: £34,476 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago