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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
Rank 298 191 108
Rank change year-on-year -107 -83  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 335 675 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.27% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 5.91% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 415 551
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 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 98
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £30.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -7.25% +22.95%  

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 9385 11422 11433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.55% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 7075 6503
Median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 686 932
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 £37.50
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 24 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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 24 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 -90 310 £325 +3.17% 78
London -45 78 £350 -4.43% 19
South East -67 73 £350 +12.90% 17
East of England -1 43 £323 -2.64% 4
South West -18 29 £225 -28.57% 2
Hampshire -35 23 £410 +26.15% 4
East Midlands -23 22 £275 -14.39% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £350 +16.66% 5
North East -1 20 £290 +18.36% 1
Milton Keynes +2 18 £350 +16.66% 3
Tyne and Wear -1 18 £290 +18.36% 1
Yorkshire -4 18 £381 +36.16% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 17 £290 +18.36% 1
North West -6 17 £300 -22.58% 10
Derbyshire -10 16 £158 -58.00% 1
Gloucestershire +13 15 £120 -58.62%
Scotland -35 15 £400 +29.03% 2
Berkshire +7 14 £287 +11.55% 6
Norfolk +3 13 £365 +12.30%
Derby -10 13 £150 -61.53%
West Yorkshire +2 12 £450 +46.34% 7
Erskine -7 10 £416 +30.07%
Renfrewshire -7 10 £416 +30.07%
West Midlands -13 10 £400 +33.33% 11
Hertfordshire +4 9 £288 -11.53% 1
Bracknell +1 9 £275 +7.84% 2
Cheshire +27 8 £295 -30.58% 1
Suffolk +3 8 £255 +50.00%
City of London -15 8 £326 -25.60% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £488 +140.74% 3

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 753 (100.00%) Windows
2 538 (71.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 515 (68.39%) Windows Server
4 439 (58.30%) Active Directory
5 389 (51.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 382 (50.73%) VMware
7 351 (46.61%) Microsoft
8 226 (30.01%) DNS
9 220 (29.22%) Windows 7
10 213 (28.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 189 (25.10%) Security Cleared
12 184 (24.44%) SQL
13 177 (23.51%) ITIL
14 175 (23.24%) Citrix
15 158 (20.98%) PowerShell
16 155 (20.58%) DHCP
17 152 (20.19%) MS Exchange
18 138 (18.33%) SC Cleared
19 136 (18.06%) SQL Server
20 127 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 126 (16.73%) Cisco
22 125 (16.60%) HP
23 121 (16.07%) Linux
23 121 (16.07%) Finance
24 119 (15.80%) Firewall
25 116 (15.41%) SCCM
26 114 (15.14%) MS Office
27 110 (14.61%) IIS
28 109 (14.48%) Windows XP
28 109 (14.48%) SAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 (20.19%) MS Exchange
2 110 (14.61%) IIS
3 97 (12.88%) SharePoint
4 84 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (5.84%) Skype for Business
7 31 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (2.52%) IBM Notes
10 15 (1.99%) Apache
11 14 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (1.86%) WebLogic
12 13 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 114 (15.14%) MS Office
2 100 (13.28%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.20%) MS Project
5 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.33%) Eikon
3 7 (0.93%) Demantra
3 7 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.93%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.40%) Exstream
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.95%) Office 365
2 81 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (0.80%) IaaS
5 6 (0.80%) SaaS
6 5 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.27%) G Suite
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 226 (30.01%) DNS
2 155 (20.58%) DHCP
3 119 (15.80%) Firewall
4 109 (14.48%) SAN
5 98 (13.01%) TCP/IP
6 87 (11.55%) LAN
7 82 (10.89%) WAN
8 58 (7.70%) NAS
9 40 (5.31%) VPN
10 39 (5.18%) Internet
11 33 (4.38%) Skype
12 30 (3.98%) SSL
13 28 (3.72%) VLAN
14 24 (3.19%) HTTP
15 21 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (2.39%) SMTP
17 17 (2.26%) HTTPS
17 17 (2.26%) Network Security
18 15 (1.99%) NetScaler
18 15 (1.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (4.78%) Oracle Database
5 32 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (2.26%) MySQL
8 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.59%) BODI
10 12 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (3.32%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (1.86%) MSI
3 12 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (0.93%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.53%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.27%) JIRA
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.27%) Toad
9 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.13%) Subversion
9 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (16.07%) Finance
2 40 (5.31%) Banking
3 22 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.79%) Retail
5 17 (2.26%) Local Government
6 15 (1.99%) Legal
7 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.06%) Back Office
10 6 (0.80%) Publishing
11 5 (0.66%) Marketing
12 4 (0.53%) Military
13 3 (0.40%) Advertising
13 3 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (15.14%) Support Engineer
2 98 (13.01%) Analyst
3 82 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 72 (9.56%) Windows Engineer
5 67 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 58 (7.70%) Server Engineer
7 49 (6.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 48 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 46 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 45 (5.98%) Support Analyst
11 44 (5.84%) Wintel Engineer
12 43 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 43 (5.71%) Consultant
13 38 (5.05%) Desktop Support
13 38 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (4.78%) Architect
15 33 (4.38%) Administrator
16 32 (4.25%) IT Support
17 30 (3.98%) Active Directory Engineer
18 28 (3.72%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.19%) .NET
2 16 (2.12%) Web Services
3 13 (1.73%) XML
4 8 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (0.80%) CSS
5 6 (0.80%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.66%) ADSI
7 4 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.53%) Node.js
8 3 (0.40%) HTML
8 3 (0.40%) ODBC
8 3 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.40%) WAP
9 2 (0.27%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.27%) Ajax
9 2 (0.27%) WCF
9 2 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.27%) WPF
9 2 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.30%) Clustering
2 67 (8.90%) Data Centre
3 45 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.31%) Fat Client
4 40 (5.31%) Thin Client
5 29 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 26 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.79%) PKI
8 18 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.39%) Replication
9 14 (1.86%) iPhone
10 13 (1.73%) iPad
11 10 (1.33%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.33%) Handset
12 9 (1.20%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.06%) NHS
14 7 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.66%) CMDB
15 5 (0.66%) HACMP
15 5 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 753 (100.00%) Windows
2 538 (71.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 515 (68.39%) Windows Server
4 389 (51.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 220 (29.22%) Windows 7
6 121 (16.07%) Linux
7 109 (14.48%) Windows XP
8 72 (9.56%) Windows 10
9 55 (7.30%) Windows 8
10 54 (7.17%) Unix
11 43 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (3.85%) HPUX
13 25 (3.32%) AIX
14 24 (3.19%) Mac OS X
15 21 (2.79%) Solaris
15 21 (2.79%) Windows 2000
16 19 (2.52%) Android
17 17 (2.26%) Apple iOS
17 17 (2.26%) Windows Vista
18 15 (1.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (23.51%) ITIL
2 106 (14.08%) Migration
3 54 (7.17%) Change Management
4 39 (5.18%) Problem Management
5 38 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (5.05%) Service Management
6 34 (4.52%) Change Control
6 34 (4.52%) Incident Management
7 33 (4.38%) Configuration Management
8 31 (4.12%) Project Management
9 30 (3.98%) Patch Management
10 29 (3.85%) CRM
10 29 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 26 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (3.32%) Server Building
13 22 (2.92%) Service Delivery
13 22 (2.92%) Time Management
14 21 (2.79%) High Availability
15 20 (2.66%) Server Patching
15 20 (2.66%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 184 (24.44%) SQL
2 158 (20.98%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.18%) VB
4 30 (3.98%) VBScript
5 15 (1.99%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.73%) Perl
7 12 (1.59%) REXX
7 12 (1.59%) Tcl
8 11 (1.46%) Java
9 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.93%) VB6
12 6 (0.80%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.80%) Korn
13 5 (0.66%) PHP
13 5 (0.66%) Python
14 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 189 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 138 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 127 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (11.16%) MCSE
5 36 (4.78%) MCSA
6 33 (4.38%) DV Cleared
6 33 (4.38%) MCITP
7 30 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (3.85%) MCP
9 27 (3.59%) CCNA
10 26 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (2.79%) CCNP
13 18 (2.39%) Degree
14 15 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (1.99%) ISTQB
14 15 (1.99%) MCTS
15 13 (1.73%) DBS Check
16 9 (1.20%) MCDST
17 8 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.44%) SLA
2 16 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.53%) QA
7 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) BS25999
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 439 (58.30%) Active Directory
2 213 (28.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (11.82%) XenApp
4 84 (11.16%) Hyper-V
5 73 (9.69%) VMware ESX
6 67 (8.90%) vSphere
7 56 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (4.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 31 (4.12%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.46%) Firmware
11 11 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.33%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.33%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.33%) XenServer
13 9 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (1.20%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.06%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.93%) UAG
Systems Management
1 116 (15.41%) SCCM
2 34 (4.52%) NetBackup
3 31 (4.12%) WSUS
4 29 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 29 (3.85%) SCOM
5 28 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
6 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (2.66%) Backup Exec
8 19 (2.52%) Netcool
9 18 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.73%) BladeLogic
10 13 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (1.59%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (1.46%) HP SiteScope
12 11 (1.46%) Nessus
12 11 (1.46%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (1.06%) Data Guard
14 8 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 382 (50.73%) VMware
2 351 (46.61%) Microsoft
3 175 (23.24%) Citrix
4 126 (16.73%) Cisco
5 125 (16.60%) HP
6 56 (7.44%) Oracle
7 55 (7.30%) Intel Security
8 51 (6.77%) Red Hat
9 43 (5.71%) Dell
9 43 (5.71%) Symantec
10 39 (5.18%) Apple
11 34 (4.52%) Avaya
11 34 (4.52%) NetApp
12 27 (3.59%) AppSense
12 27 (3.59%) EMC
13 25 (3.32%) Veritas
14 24 (3.19%) IBM
15 21 (2.79%) Sophos
16 20 (2.66%) Epicor
16 20 (2.66%) Juniper
South East London
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary: £34,476 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago