Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 466 568 453
Rank change year-on-year +102 -115 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 84 292 540
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.25% 1.56% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 174 375
Median daily rate £425 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +23.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £214 £158 £200
90th Percentile £490 £496 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 31
Median hourly rate £19.90 £12.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.83% -41.46% +17.88%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £12.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +65.83% -46.67% +36.36%

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 6,704 18,766 21,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.15% 20.46% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,112 11,764 13,430
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £160 £153 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 1,226 1,470
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.63 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +12.12% +1.76% +2.24%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +116 73 £413 +11.49% 21
UK excluding London +74 68 £425 +13.33% 19
South East +137 36 £405 +9.83% 6
North of England +81 15 £490 +28.52% 4
London +173 14 £413 +11.79% 3
Scotland +83 13 £488 +25.81% 1
Yorkshire +76 7 £325 -16.13% 1
North West +50 4 £344 -1.79% 1
North East +40 4 £490 - 2
Midlands +48 3 £425 +30.77% 2
Work from Home -13 3 £450 +20.00%
South West +77 2 £338 -3.57% 5
East of England +62 2 £200 -47.37% 1
East Midlands +41 2 - - 1
West Midlands +44 1 £425 +58.14% 1
Wales +37 1 £350 -15.15%

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (79.76%) Windows Server
3 64 (76.19%) Active Directory
4 54 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (48.81%) VMware
7 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
7 34 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (39.29%) PowerShell
9 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
10 26 (30.95%) SC Cleared
11 23 (27.38%) Azure
12 22 (26.19%) Hyper-V
12 22 (26.19%) Windows 7
12 22 (26.19%) MS Exchange
12 22 (26.19%) SQL
12 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2016
13 21 (25.00%) DNS
14 20 (23.81%) Linux
15 19 (22.62%) DHCP
15 19 (22.62%) Clustering
16 17 (20.24%) Migration
16 17 (20.24%) Windows XP
16 17 (20.24%) Office 365
16 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Clustering
16 17 (20.24%) Patch Management
17 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2019
17 16 (19.05%) ITIL
17 16 (19.05%) Citrix
17 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 22 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.14%) IIS
6 6 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.57%) Acrobat
4 3 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.38%) Azure
2 17 (20.24%) Office 365
3 9 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.57%) AWS
4 3 (3.57%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.38%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.00%) DNS
2 19 (22.62%) DHCP
3 15 (17.86%) WAN
4 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 11 (13.10%) Skype
6 8 (9.52%) SAN
6 8 (9.52%) SMTP
6 8 (9.52%) SNMP
7 6 (7.14%) HTTP
7 6 (7.14%) HTTPS
7 6 (7.14%) LAN
7 6 (7.14%) SSL
8 5 (5.95%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.76%) Internet
9 4 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (4.76%) VPN
9 4 (4.76%) WebEx
10 3 (3.57%) IPsec
11 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MSI
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.57%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (13.10%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (11.90%) Analyst
2 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 7 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (4.76%) Administrator
5 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Specialist
5 4 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (3.57%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (3.57%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) LDAP
2 2 (2.38%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Clustering
2 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.95%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.95%) PKI
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.57%) PDA
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
6 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (79.76%) Windows Server
3 54 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (23.81%) Linux
7 17 (20.24%) Windows XP
8 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (13.10%) Windows 10
10 9 (10.71%) Windows Vista
11 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
12 6 (7.14%) Windows 2000
13 4 (4.76%) Unix
14 3 (3.57%) AIX
14 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (1.19%) Solaris
15 1 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Migration
1 17 (20.24%) Patch Management
2 16 (19.05%) ITIL
3 13 (15.48%) High Availability
4 10 (11.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
5 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.14%) ITSM
7 6 (7.14%) Prototyping
7 6 (7.14%) Service Management
7 6 (7.14%) Software Distribution
8 5 (5.95%) Change Management
8 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.95%) Security Patching
8 5 (5.95%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) PowerShell
2 22 (26.19%) SQL
3 13 (15.48%) VB
4 10 (11.90%) VBScript
5 6 (7.14%) REXX
5 6 (7.14%) Tcl
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 2 (2.38%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 26 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.10%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.33%) MCSE
6 6 (7.14%) MCSA
7 3 (3.57%) Degree
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.38%) MCITP
8 2 (2.38%) MCP
8 2 (2.38%) MCTS
9 1 (1.19%) CCNA
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.19%) ISEB
9 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 34 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (26.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.52%) vSphere
6 6 (7.14%) Terminal Server
7 5 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.95%) XenApp
8 3 (3.57%) UAG
9 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.19%) Firmware
10 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.19%) vCloud
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (16.67%) SCCM
3 11 (13.10%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (13.10%) SCOM
3 11 (13.10%) vCenter Server
3 11 (13.10%) WSUS
4 7 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (5.95%) BladeLogic
5 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.76%) PowerCLI
6 4 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.38%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.38%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) VMware
2 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.05%) Citrix
3 16 (19.05%) Remedy
4 14 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (7.14%) McAfee
5 6 (7.14%) Symantec
6 5 (5.95%) Computacenter
7 4 (4.76%) Bomgar
7 4 (4.76%) IronPort
7 4 (4.76%) Peregrine
7 4 (4.76%) Trend Micro
8 3 (3.57%) Adobe
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco
8 3 (3.57%) Dell
8 3 (3.57%) IBM
8 3 (3.57%) Lotus
9 2 (2.38%) arcserve
9 2 (2.38%) CA
9 2 (2.38%) EqualLogic