Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 426 219
Rank change year-on-year -61 -207 -72
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 470 521 1,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.21% 2.55% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 293 829
UK median daily rate £323 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% -3.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £194 £166 £180
90th Percentile £456 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £303
% change year-on-year +8.33% -0.83% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 108
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -21.43% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.86 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +27.27% -27.47% +30.00%

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 21,300 20,431 23,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 20.80% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,191 12,830 14,770
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £183 £206
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,526 1,204 1,266
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +0.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -3.03% +1.54% +1.56%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018.

Contractor 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 25 September 2018. 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
UK excluding London -32 371 £325 +8.33% 68
England -105 360 £325 +1.56% 93
Scotland +43 100 £290 - 3
London -54 93 £250 -37.50% 30
South East -101 86 £375 +17.19% 13
North of England -13 81 £300 +7.14% 14
North West -8 42 £300 +4.35% 9
Midlands -32 35 £350 +21.74% 17
South West -7 34 £425 +31.78% 9
East of England +8 29 £338 - 10
North East -12 27 £290 +45.00% 1
West Midlands -32 20 £320 +20.75% 8
East Midlands -2 14 £400 +39.13% 9
Yorkshire -30 12 £320 +2.40% 4
Wales -16 5 £314 -3.46% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 470 (100.00%) Windows
2 307 (65.32%) Windows Server
3 291 (61.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 278 (59.15%) Microsoft
5 273 (58.09%) Active Directory
6 224 (47.66%) VMware
7 208 (44.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 166 (35.32%) Office 365
9 164 (34.89%) Citrix
10 157 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 152 (32.34%) DNS
12 149 (31.70%) Security Cleared
13 146 (31.06%) PowerShell
14 135 (28.72%) DHCP
15 130 (27.66%) MS Exchange
16 128 (27.23%) SC Cleared
17 123 (26.17%) Windows 7
18 114 (24.26%) SQL
19 110 (23.40%) SQL Server
20 107 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
21 105 (22.34%) Hyper-V
22 102 (21.70%) SCCM
23 98 (20.85%) Migration
24 94 (20.00%) HP
25 82 (17.45%) McAfee
26 81 (17.23%) Clustering
26 81 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
27 80 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
27 80 (17.02%) ITIL
28 75 (15.96%) Linux

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
1 130 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 81 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (14.68%) SharePoint
4 55 (11.70%) IIS
5 53 (11.28%) Skype for Business
6 43 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (7.87%) SharePoint Server
8 32 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (6.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 29 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (3.19%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (2.34%) JBoss
12 11 (2.34%) OpenStack
12 11 (2.34%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.85%) Apache
13 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.53%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.43%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.43%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.21%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 166 (35.32%) Office 365
2 39 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.91%) IaaS
6 6 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.85%) PaaS
8 4 (0.85%) SaaS
9 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Akamai
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 152 (32.34%) DNS
2 135 (28.72%) DHCP
3 46 (9.79%) WAN
4 43 (9.15%) LAN
5 39 (8.30%) Skype
6 35 (7.45%) TCP/IP
7 34 (7.23%) Firewall
8 33 (7.02%) SAN
9 24 (5.11%) VPN
10 18 (3.83%) NAS
11 17 (3.62%) VLAN
11 17 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (3.40%) 3G
13 15 (3.19%) FCoE
14 13 (2.77%) Internet
15 10 (2.13%) Kerberos
15 10 (2.13%) SSL
15 10 (2.13%) VoIP
15 10 (2.13%) Wireless
16 9 (1.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (3.19%) SQLPlus
6 10 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (1.91%) QlikView
8 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.06%) MS Access
9 5 (1.06%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.85%) Essbase
11 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.64%) MySQL
11 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 35 (7.45%) HP UFT
2 32 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (6.81%) WinRunner
3 31 (6.60%) Visual Studio
4 16 (3.40%) Selenium
5 11 (2.34%) Ant
5 11 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.34%) Travis CI
5 11 (2.34%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.06%) GitLab
7 4 (0.85%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.85%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.64%) MSI
8 3 (0.64%) Subversion
8 3 (0.64%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 41 (8.72%) Finance
2 14 (2.98%) Banking
3 11 (2.34%) Local Government
4 7 (1.49%) Retail
5 6 (1.28%) Law
5 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.06%) French Language
7 3 (0.64%) Legal
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.43%) German Language
8 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.43%) Military
8 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (19.36%) Analyst
2 60 (12.77%) Server Engineer
3 48 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (9.57%) Support Engineer
5 40 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 31 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 28 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (5.11%) Consultant
9 24 (5.11%) Infrastructure Support
9 24 (5.11%) Wintel Engineer
10 22 (4.68%) Desktop Support
11 20 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 20 (4.26%) Test Analyst
12 19 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.40%) SharePoint Engineer
13 16 (3.40%) Windows Server Engineer
14 13 (2.77%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
14 13 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.72%) CSS
2 37 (7.87%) XML
3 32 (6.81%) .NET
4 30 (6.38%) jQuery
5 29 (6.17%) XSLT
6 11 (2.34%) JSP
6 11 (2.34%) Struts
7 10 (2.13%) LDAP
8 9 (1.91%) HTML
9 8 (1.70%) ADSI
10 7 (1.49%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.49%) Web Services
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Streams
11 4 (0.85%) WSH
12 3 (0.64%) Middleware
12 3 (0.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 1 (0.21%) CodeIgniter
13 1 (0.21%) LAMP
13 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (17.23%) Clustering
2 45 (9.57%) Data Centre
3 44 (9.36%) Computer Science
4 38 (8.09%) PDA
5 35 (7.45%) Fat Client
5 35 (7.45%) Thin Client
6 34 (7.23%) PKI
7 18 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.77%) CLARiiON
9 11 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.91%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.70%) iPhone
13 5 (1.06%) iPad
14 4 (0.85%) Replication
14 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.64%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 470 (100.00%) Windows
2 307 (65.32%) Windows Server
3 291 (61.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 208 (44.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 123 (26.17%) Windows 7
6 75 (15.96%) Linux
6 75 (15.96%) Windows 10
7 41 (8.72%) Windows XP
8 38 (8.09%) AIX
9 32 (6.81%) Unix
10 26 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (5.32%) Windows 8
12 16 (3.40%) Windows 2000
13 13 (2.77%) Solaris
14 10 (2.13%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.70%) Android
15 8 (1.70%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.49%) Windows NT
17 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (1.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.85%) Migration
2 80 (17.02%) ITIL
3 69 (14.68%) Change Management
4 55 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (8.09%) Test Automation
6 37 (7.87%) Software Testing
6 37 (7.87%) Test Scripting
7 33 (7.02%) High Availability
7 33 (7.02%) Patch Management
8 32 (6.81%) Virtual Environments
9 30 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (5.96%) Smoke Testing
11 26 (5.53%) Records Management
12 25 (5.32%) Workflow
13 22 (4.68%) Server Management
14 21 (4.47%) Incident Management
14 21 (4.47%) Network Load Balancing
15 19 (4.04%) Server Patching
16 18 (3.83%) Configuration Management
17 16 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (31.06%) PowerShell
2 114 (24.26%) SQL
3 46 (9.79%) JavaScript
4 33 (7.02%) C#
5 17 (3.62%) VBScript
6 16 (3.40%) Java
7 15 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.49%) VB
10 5 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.64%) F#
13 2 (0.43%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) LINC
14 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 149 (31.70%) Security Cleared
2 128 (27.23%) SC Cleared
3 80 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (13.83%) MCSE
5 50 (10.64%) Degree
6 44 (9.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (7.45%) ISTQB
8 22 (4.68%) DV Cleared
8 22 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (2.77%) Novell Certification
11 12 (2.55%) MCITP
12 11 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.70%) MCP
14 7 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.06%) MCSA
15 5 (1.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.64%) CCNP
18 2 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.83%) SLA
2 17 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.06%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 273 (58.09%) Active Directory
2 157 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
4 105 (22.34%) Hyper-V
5 58 (12.34%) XenApp
6 50 (10.64%) vSphere
7 40 (8.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 29 (6.17%) XenDesktop
9 21 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.55%) XenServer
11 11 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.28%) Xen
14 3 (0.64%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.64%) NFS
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (21.70%) SCCM
2 51 (10.85%) McAfee ePO
3 43 (9.15%) SCOM
4 36 (7.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (7.02%) HP ALM
6 30 (6.38%) WSUS
7 29 (6.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (3.83%) Puppet
9 15 (3.19%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.34%) Ansible
10 11 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (2.34%) Packer
10 11 (2.34%) Terraform
11 10 (2.13%) AirWatch
11 10 (2.13%) Backup Exec
11 10 (2.13%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.28%) Netcool
12 6 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (1.28%) SAP Afaria
12 6 (1.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 278 (59.15%) Microsoft
2 224 (47.66%) VMware
3 164 (34.89%) Citrix
4 94 (20.00%) HP
5 82 (17.45%) McAfee
6 56 (11.91%) Ivanti
7 49 (10.43%) Veritas
8 41 (8.72%) Oracle
9 32 (6.81%) Cisco
10 24 (5.11%) Nintex
10 24 (5.11%) SolarWinds
11 23 (4.89%) EMC
12 19 (4.04%) Trend Micro
13 18 (3.83%) NetApp
14 17 (3.62%) Symantec
15 15 (3.19%) ThinPrint
16 14 (2.98%) Dell
17 13 (2.77%) Apple
17 13 (2.77%) CommVault
17 13 (2.77%) Red Hat