Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 215 141
Rank change year-on-year -200 -74 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 524 1333 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.24% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.55% 5.62% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 849 1126
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +3.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £166 £180 £161
90th Percentile £453 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £309 £300
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 111 186
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.28 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -29.67% +30.00% +2.94%

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 20530 23705 24644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.03% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12888 14968 14508
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.02%
10th Percentile £184 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1201 1259 1928
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.23% +3.49%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.45% +3.23%

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 21 September 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 6 months to 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -202 475 £315 -3.08% 61
UK excluding London -149 381 £300 -2.91% 45
South East -17 169 £318 -2.31% 5
London -148 136 £400 +9.22% 20
North of England -104 80 £283 -2.59% 12
Midlands -28 49 £288 +0.88% 12
Scotland -78 39 £290 -10.77% 4
West Midlands +7 30 £265 -3.64% 7
North East -29 30 £208 -25.23%
North West -29 29 £295 -9.23% 10
South West -40 27 £259 -13.75% 5
Yorkshire +8 21 £313 -9.42% 2
East Midlands -25 19 £288 -4.17% 5
East of England -70 14 £338 -2.88% 7
Wales -6 3 £325 -21.21%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 524 (100.00%) Windows
2 371 (70.80%) Windows Server
3 347 (66.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 333 (63.55%) Active Directory
5 268 (51.15%) Microsoft
6 244 (46.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (44.27%) VMware
8 156 (29.77%) MS Exchange
9 153 (29.20%) Citrix
10 149 (28.44%) DNS
11 136 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 132 (25.19%) Security Cleared
13 130 (24.81%) SQL Server
14 126 (24.05%) DHCP
15 105 (20.04%) PowerShell
16 101 (19.27%) SAN
16 101 (19.27%) ITIL
17 99 (18.89%) HP
17 99 (18.89%) Windows 7
18 92 (17.56%) IIS
19 89 (16.98%) Office 365
20 86 (16.41%) SharePoint
21 84 (16.03%) VMware ESXi
22 81 (15.46%) SQL
23 77 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
23 77 (14.69%) SC Cleared
23 77 (14.69%) Hyper-V
24 75 (14.31%) Cisco
24 75 (14.31%) Linux
25 74 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 156 (29.77%) MS Exchange
2 92 (17.56%) IIS
3 86 (16.41%) SharePoint
4 74 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (5.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (5.53%) SharePoint Server
10 28 (5.34%) Skype for Business
11 25 (4.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (3.05%) Apache
12 16 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (2.48%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.53%) Tomcat
15 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.76%) Live Communications Server
18 3 (0.57%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 65 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.63%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.48%) Acrobat
5 10 (1.91%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.38%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.38%) FRx
4 2 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 89 (16.98%) Office 365
2 56 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 2 (0.38%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 149 (28.44%) DNS
2 126 (24.05%) DHCP
3 101 (19.27%) SAN
4 69 (13.17%) Firewall
5 59 (11.26%) TCP/IP
6 55 (10.50%) LAN
6 55 (10.50%) WAN
7 41 (7.82%) Internet
8 33 (6.30%) NAS
9 25 (4.77%) VPN
10 20 (3.82%) LDAP
11 16 (3.05%) Intranet
11 16 (3.05%) Wireless
12 15 (2.86%) Network Security
13 14 (2.67%) IPsec
14 13 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (2.29%) Kerberos
15 12 (2.29%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.29%) Skype
15 12 (2.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 33 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.91%) MySQL
7 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.15%) MS Access
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.76%) Big Data
11 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.76%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.57%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.38%) Subversion
6 2 (0.38%) Toad
6 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) FxCop
7 1 (0.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.19%) MSTest
7 1 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) WatiN
General
1 57 (10.88%) Finance
2 28 (5.34%) Banking
3 10 (1.91%) Local Government
4 9 (1.72%) Legal
5 7 (1.34%) Military
6 5 (0.95%) Law
7 4 (0.76%) Back Office
7 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.76%) Retail
7 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 98 (18.70%) Analyst
2 80 (15.27%) Support Engineer
3 52 (9.92%) 3rd Line Support
4 49 (9.35%) Server Engineer
5 42 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 42 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (8.02%) Support Analyst
6 37 (7.06%) Server Support
7 34 (6.49%) Architect
8 33 (6.30%) Desktop Support
9 29 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
11 25 (4.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 24 (4.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 24 (4.58%) Server Analyst
13 23 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (4.39%) Consultant
14 21 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 21 (4.01%) Administrator
15 20 (3.82%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.20%) .NET
2 17 (3.24%) jQuery
2 17 (3.24%) XML
3 14 (2.67%) CSS
4 13 (2.48%) XSLT
5 11 (2.10%) Web Services
6 6 (1.15%) HTML
7 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.38%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.38%) WAP
8 2 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.19%) MDX
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) OpenVZ
9 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.88%) Clustering
2 54 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 35 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.39%) PKI
6 20 (3.82%) Blackberry
7 18 (3.44%) Replication
8 16 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 16 (3.05%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.48%) Fat Client
9 13 (2.48%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.95%) CESG
12 5 (0.95%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.95%) NHS
12 5 (0.95%) RIA
12 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.76%) Wiki
14 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 524 (100.00%) Windows
2 371 (70.80%) Windows Server
3 347 (66.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 244 (46.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (18.89%) Windows 7
6 75 (14.31%) Linux
7 70 (13.36%) Windows XP
8 45 (8.59%) Unix
9 41 (7.82%) Windows 10
10 30 (5.73%) Windows 8
11 28 (5.34%) Solaris
12 21 (4.01%) Windows Vista
13 20 (3.82%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (2.67%) Android
14 14 (2.67%) SUSE
14 14 (2.67%) Windows 2000
15 12 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (2.10%) AIX
16 11 (2.10%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.27%) ITIL
2 69 (13.17%) Migration
3 43 (8.21%) Change Management
4 42 (8.02%) Problem Management
5 40 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (7.06%) Incident Management
7 24 (4.58%) Server Virtualisation
8 23 (4.39%) High Availability
9 21 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (4.01%) Patch Management
10 20 (3.82%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.63%) Project Management
12 18 (3.44%) Server Building
13 17 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (3.24%) Server Patching
14 16 (3.05%) CRM
14 16 (3.05%) Software Distribution
14 16 (3.05%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.04%) PowerShell
2 81 (15.46%) SQL
3 19 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.44%) C#
5 16 (3.05%) VBScript
6 15 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.10%) VB
8 8 (1.53%) Java
9 6 (1.15%) PHP
9 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.95%) C
11 4 (0.76%) Perl
11 4 (0.76%) Python
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.38%) REXX
13 2 (0.38%) Ruby
13 2 (0.38%) Tcl
13 2 (0.38%) VB6
14 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (25.19%) Security Cleared
2 77 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 59 (11.26%) DV Cleared
4 47 (8.97%) MCSE
5 26 (4.96%) Degree
6 20 (3.82%) MCITP
7 19 (3.63%) MCSA
8 18 (3.44%) MCP
9 15 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.67%) CCNA
10 14 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.34%) CCDA
13 7 (1.34%) CCNP
13 7 (1.34%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.34%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.34%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.76%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 333 (63.55%) Active Directory
2 136 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (16.03%) VMware ESXi
4 77 (14.69%) Hyper-V
5 57 (10.88%) XenApp
6 38 (7.25%) vSphere
7 20 (3.82%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.34%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.34%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.34%) Samba
10 7 (1.34%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.15%) Squid
12 5 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.95%) Docker
12 5 (0.95%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (13.74%) SCCM
2 37 (7.06%) NetBackup
3 32 (6.11%) SCOM
4 31 (5.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 30 (5.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 23 (4.39%) WSUS
7 22 (4.20%) Netcool
8 17 (3.24%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (2.86%) vCenter Server
10 12 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.91%) Puppet
11 10 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (1.72%) DameWare
13 8 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (1.34%) Nagios
15 6 (1.15%) AirWatch
15 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (1.15%) Webmin
15 6 (1.15%) Xymon
16 5 (0.95%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 268 (51.15%) Microsoft
2 232 (44.27%) VMware
3 153 (29.20%) Citrix
4 99 (18.89%) HP
5 75 (14.31%) Cisco
6 40 (7.63%) Oracle
7 36 (6.87%) Dell
8 33 (6.30%) McAfee
9 30 (5.73%) NetApp
10 29 (5.53%) Red Hat
11 23 (4.39%) EMC
11 23 (4.39%) Sophos
12 19 (3.63%) Apple
12 19 (3.63%) Veritas
13 16 (3.05%) Juniper
13 16 (3.05%) Symantec
14 14 (2.67%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.67%) Adobe
14 14 (2.67%) IBM
14 14 (2.67%) Veeam