Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 453 419
Rank change year-on-year -87 -34 -194
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 293 514 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 2.42% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 352 288
UK median daily rate £369 £314 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.61% -1.95% +1.19%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £166
90th Percentile £488 £460 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +17.46% +5.00% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 59
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +27.27% -21.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £23.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -48.94% +44.62% -27.78%

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 18,596 21,215 20,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 20.77% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,637 13,179 12,566
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £151 £175 £190
90th Percentile £620 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 1,492 1,145
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 August 2019.

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 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor 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 23 August 2019. 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 -25 261 £364 +11.92% 89
UK excluding London -86 240 £370 +17.46% 73
South East +18 63 £375 - 13
North of England -8 58 £350 +25.00% 24
Midlands +50 50 £325 +0.39% 15
London +14 49 £350 +7.69% 21
North West +2 41 £350 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +36 31 £300 -3.23% 8
South West -36 22 £400 -8.57% 8
East of England +13 20 £375 +11.11% 8
East Midlands +33 19 £450 +12.50% 7
Scotland -77 16 £375 +31.58% 3
Yorkshire +24 15 £375 +16.28% 14
Wales +18 10 £459 +46.22% 2
North East -14 2 £375 +44.23% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (63.82%) Windows Server
3 179 (61.09%) Active Directory
4 168 (57.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 157 (53.58%) Microsoft
6 144 (49.15%) VMware
7 133 (45.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 97 (33.11%) Citrix
9 96 (32.76%) Office 365
10 90 (30.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (25.94%) DNS
12 75 (25.60%) MS Exchange
12 75 (25.60%) Security Cleared
13 74 (25.26%) SCCM
14 69 (23.55%) PowerShell
15 67 (22.87%) SharePoint
16 66 (22.53%) Cisco
17 65 (22.18%) Firewall
18 61 (20.82%) Hyper-V
19 60 (20.48%) VMware ESXi
20 59 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
20 59 (20.14%) SQL
21 58 (19.80%) SC Cleared
22 55 (18.77%) XenApp
22 55 (18.77%) Linux
23 54 (18.43%) Azure
23 54 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 53 (18.09%) ITIL
25 52 (17.75%) Windows 10
26 51 (17.41%) DHCP

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 75 (25.60%) MS Exchange
2 67 (22.87%) SharePoint
3 45 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (10.24%) IIS
5 26 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (7.17%) SharePoint Server
6 21 (7.17%) Skype for Business
7 15 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.73%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.37%) Apache
9 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.02%) CMS
10 3 (1.02%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) TPMS
Applications
1 26 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.37%) FileZilla
6 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.68%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 96 (32.76%) Office 365
2 54 (18.43%) Azure
3 35 (11.95%) AWS
4 9 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.73%) GitHub
6 5 (1.71%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.37%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (25.94%) DNS
2 65 (22.18%) Firewall
3 51 (17.41%) DHCP
4 29 (9.90%) Internet
4 29 (9.90%) SAN
5 24 (8.19%) WAN
6 20 (6.83%) VPN
7 18 (6.14%) LAN
8 17 (5.80%) Skype
9 15 (5.12%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.78%) NAS
11 11 (3.75%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.41%) FTP
12 10 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.73%) NaaS
14 8 (2.73%) SSH
15 7 (2.39%) HTTP
15 7 (2.39%) Network Security
15 7 (2.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (1.37%) MS Access
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.37%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.02%) DB2
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.68%) Big Data
7 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) Power BI
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.07%) JIRA
2 8 (2.73%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.71%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.71%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) Hudson
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (7.85%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.83%) Finance
3 15 (5.12%) Law
4 9 (3.07%) Legal
4 9 (3.07%) Local Government
5 8 (2.73%) Banking
6 6 (2.05%) Retail
7 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 53 (18.09%) Analyst
2 51 (17.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 25 (8.53%) Windows Engineer
5 24 (8.19%) Server Engineer
6 23 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (6.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 18 (6.14%) Operations Technician
9 18 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Infrastructure Support
11 15 (5.12%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.78%) Consultant
13 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 12 (4.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
14 12 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Technician
14 12 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.10%) Administrator
14 12 (4.10%) Support Technician
15 11 (3.75%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.75%) Web Services
2 8 (2.73%) LDAP
3 5 (1.71%) .NET
4 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.02%) HTML
5 2 (0.68%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) jQuery
6 1 (0.34%) JTS
6 1 (0.34%) Middleware
6 1 (0.34%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.99%) Clustering
1 41 (13.99%) Management Information System
2 39 (13.31%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.78%) PKI
6 6 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.05%) Replication
7 5 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.71%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.71%) iPhone
7 5 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.37%) NHS
8 4 (1.37%) PMI
9 3 (1.02%) EMC Centera
9 3 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
10 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (63.82%) Windows Server
3 168 (57.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 133 (45.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (18.77%) Linux
6 52 (17.75%) Windows 10
7 50 (17.06%) Windows XP
8 41 (13.99%) Windows 7
9 28 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (6.83%) Unix
11 18 (6.14%) Windows 2000
12 15 (5.12%) Windows 8
12 15 (5.12%) Windows Vista
13 14 (4.78%) AIX
14 12 (4.10%) Solaris
15 11 (3.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (3.41%) Windows NT
17 6 (2.05%) SUSE
18 4 (1.37%) zOS
19 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (18.09%) ITIL
3 46 (15.70%) Migration
4 42 (14.33%) Change Management
5 29 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (8.87%) Problem Management
7 24 (8.19%) Information Security
8 20 (6.83%) Server Building
9 19 (6.48%) Security Monitoring
9 19 (6.48%) Server Patching
10 18 (6.14%) Security Operations
10 18 (6.14%) Software Distribution
11 16 (5.46%) Security Management
12 15 (5.12%) Antivirus Management
12 15 (5.12%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.12%) Information Security Management
12 15 (5.12%) ISMS
12 15 (5.12%) ITSM
12 15 (5.12%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.78%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.55%) PowerShell
2 59 (20.14%) SQL
3 14 (4.78%) Java
4 12 (4.10%) VBScript
5 9 (3.07%) C
5 9 (3.07%) VB
6 5 (1.71%) Perl
6 5 (1.71%) Python
7 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.02%) Korn
9 2 (0.68%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) C#
10 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (25.60%) Security Cleared
2 59 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (19.80%) SC Cleared
4 38 (12.97%) MCSE
5 37 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (12.63%) MCSA
6 35 (11.95%) CCNA
7 27 (9.22%) DV Cleared
8 24 (8.19%) MCITP
9 20 (6.83%) Degree
10 8 (2.73%) CCNP
10 8 (2.73%) ISTQB
10 8 (2.73%) MCTS
11 5 (1.71%) CCDA
11 5 (1.71%) HNC
11 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.71%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.71%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.71%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.53%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) GDPR
2 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.34%) HL7
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (61.09%) Active Directory
2 90 (30.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (20.82%) Hyper-V
4 60 (20.48%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (18.77%) XenApp
6 34 (11.60%) vSphere
7 13 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (3.75%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.73%) DFS Replication
10 6 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.71%) NFS
11 5 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (1.02%) Firmware
13 3 (1.02%) NDS
13 3 (1.02%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (1.02%) RACF
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 74 (25.26%) SCCM
2 39 (13.31%) SCOM
3 31 (10.58%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (6.14%) WSUS
5 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (3.41%) Netcool
7 9 (3.07%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.05%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.05%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.71%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.37%) Terraform
11 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.37%) WMI
12 3 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 157 (53.58%) Microsoft
2 144 (49.15%) VMware
3 97 (33.11%) Citrix
4 66 (22.53%) Cisco
5 41 (13.99%) McAfee
6 39 (13.31%) HP
7 36 (12.29%) Red Hat
8 32 (10.92%) NetApp
9 21 (7.17%) Ivanti
10 20 (6.83%) SolarWinds
11 16 (5.46%) Oracle
12 15 (5.12%) Sony
13 14 (4.78%) Dell
14 13 (4.44%) Veritas
15 12 (4.10%) IBM
15 12 (4.10%) Symantec
16 11 (3.75%) Adobe
17 10 (3.41%) Splunk
18 9 (3.07%) F5
18 9 (3.07%) Trend Micro