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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 741 661 493
Rank change year-on-year -80 -168 +104
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 118 92 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.91% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 54 66
10th Percentile £258 £261 £171
25th Percentile £385 £328 £303
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £403
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +8.78%
75th Percentile £541 £438 £488
90th Percentile £638 £490 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
10th Percentile £28.41 £14.45 £12.53
25th Percentile £35.96 £16.20 £12.63
Median hourly rate £48.58 £17.53 £19.90
Median % change year-on-year +177.16% -11.92% +65.83%
75th Percentile £70.25 £56.06 £21.19
90th Percentile £77.10 £74.25 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.46 £17.29 £19.90
% change year-on-year +191.90% -13.14% +65.83%

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 13,214 10,140 8,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.85% 15.41% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,074 6,649 5,309
10th Percentile £180 £185 £150
25th Percentile £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £455 £428
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +6.31% -0.47%
75th Percentile £625 £556 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 509 523
10th Percentile £13.04 £12.00 £11.67
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.63 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +4.35%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £25.29
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £48.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +9.38%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 13 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -48 112 £420 +7.69% 24
UK excluding London -36 88 £425 +6.25% 22
South East +6 64 £408 +1.88% 8
Work from Home -65 46 £385 +4.41% 9
London -80 17 £419 +23.24% 4
South West -11 11 £590 +38.82% 3
Scotland -24 5 £425 -5.35% 2
East of England -23 3 £165 -52.86%
Midlands -36 3 £420 +60.77% 3
West Midlands -31 2 £528 - 2
Yorkshire -37 2 £119 -55.09% 1
North of England -63 2 £119 -67.17% 6
East Midlands -10 1 £225 -13.88% 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (72.03%) Active Directory
3 72 (61.02%) VMware
4 68 (57.63%) DNS
4 68 (57.63%) Windows Server
5 65 (55.08%) DHCP
6 63 (53.39%) Microsoft
7 61 (51.69%) Security Cleared
8 58 (49.15%) PowerShell
9 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (42.37%) Social Skills
11 48 (40.68%) Citrix
12 47 (39.83%) Linux
13 46 (38.98%) SC Cleared
14 43 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (36.44%) SCCM
15 36 (30.51%) Firewall
15 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2019
15 36 (30.51%) Windows 10
16 35 (29.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 33 (27.97%) Project Delivery
18 32 (27.12%) Windows 7
19 31 (26.27%) ITIL
20 30 (25.42%) Hyper-V
21 29 (24.58%) Microsoft 365
21 29 (24.58%) MS Exchange
22 28 (23.73%) Unix
22 28 (23.73%) SQL Server
22 28 (23.73%) Symantec
22 28 (23.73%) High Availability

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 29 (24.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.58%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (22.03%) Azure
3 10 (8.47%) Power Platform
4 6 (5.08%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (4.24%) Rubrik
6 4 (3.39%) AWS
7 2 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.69%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (0.85%) GCP
8 1 (0.85%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.85%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 68 (57.63%) DNS
2 65 (55.08%) DHCP
3 36 (30.51%) Firewall
4 18 (15.25%) SAN
5 8 (6.78%) NetScaler
6 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.08%) LAN
7 6 (5.08%) Network Security
8 5 (4.24%) VPN
9 4 (3.39%) WAN
9 4 (3.39%) WLAN
10 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.69%) HTTP
10 2 (1.69%) VSAN
10 2 (1.69%) Wireless
11 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.85%) VLAN
11 1 (0.85%) VoIP
11 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (42.37%) Social Skills
2 13 (11.02%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.08%) Finance
5 3 (2.54%) Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (29.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (18.64%) Server Engineer
3 17 (14.41%) IT Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Wintel Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Storage Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Consultant
6 10 (8.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Unix Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Backup Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Storage and Backup Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) ARM Templates
2 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.85%) WSH
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.80%) Data Centre
2 19 (16.10%) PKI
3 16 (13.56%) Clustering
4 12 (10.17%) Legacy Systems
5 8 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.39%) PMI
6 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.54%) NHS
8 2 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (1.69%) iPad
8 2 (1.69%) iPhone
8 2 (1.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.85%) BYOD
9 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (57.63%) Windows Server
3 53 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (39.83%) Linux
5 36 (30.51%) Windows 10
5 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2019
6 32 (27.12%) Windows 7
7 28 (23.73%) Unix
8 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (7.63%) Windows XP
11 8 (6.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.54%) Solaris
12 3 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.69%) Android
13 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.69%) SUSE
14 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (27.97%) Project Delivery
3 31 (26.27%) ITIL
4 28 (23.73%) High Availability
5 27 (22.88%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (22.03%) Product Roadmap
6 26 (22.03%) Remediation Plan
7 25 (21.19%) Runbook
8 24 (20.34%) Change Control
9 21 (17.80%) Load Balancing
10 19 (16.10%) Data Loss Prevention
11 15 (12.71%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (10.17%) Storage Management
13 11 (9.32%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (9.32%) Project Management
14 10 (8.47%) Application Security
14 10 (8.47%) Server Management
14 10 (8.47%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 58 (49.15%) PowerShell
2 26 (22.03%) SQL
3 20 (16.95%) VBScript
4 1 (0.85%) Bash
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (51.69%) Security Cleared
2 46 (38.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.95%) DV Cleared
4 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (9.32%) MCSE
6 9 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (7.63%) Degree
7 8 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.39%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.54%) MCTS
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.85%) CCA
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.85%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) QA
2 19 (16.10%) GDPR
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.54%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (72.03%) Active Directory
2 43 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (25.42%) Hyper-V
4 28 (23.73%) XenApp
5 20 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.47%) Firmware
7 8 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (5.93%) DFS Replication
8 7 (5.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (5.93%) vSphere
9 3 (2.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.54%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.85%) NFS
10 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (36.44%) SCCM
2 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (9.32%) SCVMM
3 11 (9.32%) Terraform
4 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (7.63%) vCenter Server
5 8 (6.78%) WSUS
6 6 (5.08%) SCOM
6 6 (5.08%) vRealize
7 5 (4.24%) Avamar
7 5 (4.24%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (4.24%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.69%) vMotion
11 1 (0.85%) Ansible
11 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (61.02%) VMware
2 63 (53.39%) Microsoft
3 48 (40.68%) Citrix
4 28 (23.73%) Symantec
5 23 (19.49%) SolarWinds
6 22 (18.64%) HP
7 20 (16.95%) Ivanti
8 15 (12.71%) IBM
9 11 (9.32%) Dell
9 11 (9.32%) EMC
9 11 (9.32%) NetApp
9 11 (9.32%) Sophos
10 10 (8.47%) Thales
11 9 (7.63%) Cisco
11 9 (7.63%) Veritas
12 6 (5.08%) CyberArk
12 6 (5.08%) McAfee
13 5 (4.24%) Isilon
14 4 (3.39%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.39%) Oracle