Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 595 491 616
Rank change year-on-year -104 +125 -213
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 87 164 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 1.56% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 110 153
10th Percentile £274 £120 £158
25th Percentile £331 £263 £255
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £370
Median % change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
75th Percentile £450 £473 £450
90th Percentile £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 40
10th Percentile £12.62 £12.53 £11.85
25th Percentile £14.27 £13.98 "
Median hourly rate £17.29 £19.90 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.14% +65.83% -20.00%
75th Percentile £18.14 £21.19 "
90th Percentile £30.89 £47.31 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.64 £19.47 £12.00
% change year-on-year -14.50% +62.21% -7.69%

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 8,884 10,517 18,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.79% 20.13% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,830 6,775 12,031
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £338 £251 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £631 £612 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 807 1,081
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.82 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £43.88 £23.10 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 15 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 7 May 2021. 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 -59 66 £385 -3.14% 19
UK excluding London -5 65 £400 - 15
South East +22 23 £400 +1.27% 10
Scotland -21 15 £473 +0.39%
London -37 14 £330 -17.50% 4
Work from Home -247 13 £350 -17.65% 2
North of England +17 11 £400 - 2
South West +42 8 £325 +71.05% 2
Yorkshire +33 6 £130 -54.78%
East of England +26 4 £350 +125.81%
Midlands +18 4 £225 -50.00% 1
North West +3 4 £400 +3.23% 2
East Midlands +17 2 £261 - 1
North East +22 1 £455 -7.14%
West Midlands -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (78.16%) Windows Server
3 55 (63.22%) Active Directory
3 55 (63.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (56.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (47.13%) Security Cleared
6 39 (44.83%) Social Skills
7 37 (42.53%) Migration
8 36 (41.38%) Microsoft 365
9 32 (36.78%) VMware
10 31 (35.63%) PowerShell
11 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
12 27 (31.03%) MS Exchange
12 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
13 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (28.74%) SharePoint
14 22 (25.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (22.99%) DNS
15 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2016
16 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (21.84%) MCSE
16 19 (21.84%) Skype for Business
16 19 (21.84%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
17 18 (20.69%) Skype
18 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2003
18 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2007
18 17 (19.54%) VMware ESXi
18 17 (19.54%) ITIL
19 15 (17.24%) 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 27 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 25 (28.74%) SharePoint
3 22 (25.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (21.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (21.84%) Skype for Business
5 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (8.05%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (5.75%) MS Project Server
7 5 (5.75%) OpenStack
7 5 (5.75%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.30%) IIS
10 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (41.38%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (16.09%) Azure
3 7 (8.05%) AWS
4 6 (6.90%) IaaS
5 3 (3.45%) GCP
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Storage
6 1 (1.15%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.99%) DNS
2 18 (20.69%) Skype
3 15 (17.24%) DHCP
4 11 (12.64%) LAN
4 11 (12.64%) SAN
5 10 (11.49%) WAN
6 7 (8.05%) Firewall
7 6 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (6.90%) VPN
8 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.75%) VSAN
9 4 (4.60%) HTTP
10 3 (3.45%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.45%) Internet
10 3 (3.45%) NAS
11 2 (2.30%) SMTP
12 1 (1.15%) FTP
12 1 (1.15%) SSH
12 1 (1.15%) SSL
12 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) GitLab
2 1 (1.15%) Hudson
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 39 (44.83%) Social Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (9.20%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (6.90%) Architect
3 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
4 4 (4.60%) Build Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.45%) Administrator
5 3 (3.45%) Consultant
5 3 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Specialist
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (2.30%) IT Engineer
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) CSS
1 4 (4.60%) jQuery
1 4 (4.60%) XML
1 4 (4.60%) XSLT
2 1 (1.15%) LDAP
2 1 (1.15%) SAML
2 1 (1.15%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Clustering
1 9 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.75%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.75%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.45%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (3.45%) Replication
3 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.15%) LPAR
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) PDA
4 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.15%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (78.16%) Windows Server
3 55 (63.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (56.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (14.94%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.05%) Linux
8 6 (6.90%) Windows 2000
9 5 (5.75%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.45%) SUSE
10 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.30%) Solaris
12 1 (1.15%) CentOS
12 1 (1.15%) Unix
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) Migration
2 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 17 (19.54%) ITIL
4 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
5 10 (11.49%) High Availability
6 8 (9.20%) Network Architecture
7 7 (8.05%) Storage Management
7 7 (8.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.75%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.75%) Customer Insight
9 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Network Design
9 5 (5.75%) Product Requirements
10 4 (4.60%) Change Management
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.60%) Project Management
10 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.15%) Python
4 1 (1.15%) VB
4 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (47.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 19 (21.84%) MCSE
3 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (12.64%) Degree
4 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) CCNA
5 4 (4.60%) CCNP
5 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.45%) CCDA
6 3 (3.45%) JNCIA
6 3 (3.45%) JNCIP
6 3 (3.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (63.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.54%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (8.05%) vSphere
5 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.30%) Firmware
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.15%) Ceph
7 1 (1.15%) Docker
7 1 (1.15%) KVM
7 1 (1.15%) NFS
7 1 (1.15%) QEMU
7 1 (1.15%) Samba
7 1 (1.15%) XenApp
7 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (5.75%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.45%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.30%) vMotion
6 2 (2.30%) WSUS
7 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.15%) Nagios
7 1 (1.15%) Puppet
7 1 (1.15%) SCOM
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (36.78%) VMware
2 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.79%) HP
4 11 (12.64%) IronPort
5 7 (8.05%) McAfee
6 6 (6.90%) BMC
6 6 (6.90%) Oracle
7 5 (5.75%) CA
7 5 (5.75%) Cisco
7 5 (5.75%) Citrix
7 5 (5.75%) IBM
7 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.75%) Remedy
7 5 (5.75%) Trend Micro
8 4 (4.60%) Borland
8 4 (4.60%) Juniper
8 4 (4.60%) Lumension
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) Google
9 3 (3.45%) Veritas