Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 201 114
Rank change year-on-year -216 -87 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 517 1437 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 1.31% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.61% 5.85% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 901 1241
UK median daily rate £320 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £154 £180 £163
90th Percentile £454 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 104 195
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.47 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.43 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.95 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.31% +20.00% +2.94%

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 19811 24572 24626
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.33% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12495 15465 14267
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1144 1306 1941
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 22 July 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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 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 -201 465 £323 +3.20% 58
UK excluding London -169 366 £310 +3.33% 44
London -151 137 £401 +10.48% 22
South East -80 136 £333 +6.40% 9
North of England -102 86 £295 +5.36% 11
Midlands -62 41 £315 +5.00% 8
South West -28 40 £195 -35.00% 4
Scotland -76 36 £306 -7.89% 5
North East -32 35 £225 -10.09%
North West -43 30 £295 -15.71% 8
West Midlands -13 28 £330 +10.00% 5
East of England -61 25 £271 -21.38% 4
Yorkshire -12 21 £325 +8.33% 3
East Midlands -59 13 £315 +2.86% 3
Wales -9 3 £325 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 517 (100.00%) Windows
2 369 (71.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 363 (70.21%) Windows Server
4 341 (65.96%) Active Directory
5 264 (51.06%) Microsoft
6 259 (50.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 239 (46.23%) VMware
8 158 (30.56%) MS Exchange
9 145 (28.05%) DNS
10 140 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 138 (26.69%) SQL Server
12 136 (26.31%) Citrix
13 127 (24.56%) PowerShell
14 126 (24.37%) Security Cleared
15 123 (23.79%) SQL
16 114 (22.05%) DHCP
16 114 (22.05%) Windows 7
17 106 (20.50%) Linux
18 104 (20.12%) ITIL
19 95 (18.38%) SAN
20 93 (17.99%) Office 365
21 91 (17.60%) SharePoint
22 90 (17.41%) HP
23 89 (17.21%) IIS
24 85 (16.44%) Firewall
25 83 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
25 83 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2010
26 81 (15.67%) SCCM
27 80 (15.47%) Hyper-V
28 77 (14.89%) Cisco

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
1 158 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 91 (17.60%) SharePoint
3 89 (17.21%) IIS
4 83 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 39 (7.54%) Skype for Business
9 26 (5.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
11 21 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (3.87%) Apache
13 14 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (1.74%) Tomcat
16 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
16 7 (1.35%) OpenStack
16 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
17 6 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 73 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.39%) FRx
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.39%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.19%) Demantra
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.19%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 93 (17.99%) Office 365
2 69 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (28.05%) DNS
2 114 (22.05%) DHCP
3 95 (18.38%) SAN
4 85 (16.44%) Firewall
5 61 (11.80%) WAN
6 60 (11.61%) LAN
7 49 (9.48%) TCP/IP
8 42 (8.12%) NAS
9 35 (6.77%) Internet
10 28 (5.42%) HTTP
11 26 (5.03%) VPN
12 20 (3.87%) Skype
12 20 (3.87%) SSL
13 18 (3.48%) HTTPS
14 16 (3.09%) Intranet
14 16 (3.09%) Network Security
15 15 (2.90%) VoIP
15 15 (2.90%) Wireless
16 14 (2.71%) SMTP
17 13 (2.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (26.69%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 41 (7.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (7.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.48%) MySQL
6 16 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.16%) BODI
13 6 (1.16%) MS Access
13 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.09%) MSI
2 14 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.77%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.58%) Subversion
9 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.39%) JIRA
9 2 (0.39%) Toad
9 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.19%) FxCop
10 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.19%) MSTest
10 1 (0.19%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.19%) WatiN
General
1 50 (9.67%) Finance
2 23 (4.45%) Banking
3 17 (3.29%) Local Government
4 10 (1.93%) Legal
5 9 (1.74%) Military
6 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Back Office
8 4 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.58%) Retail
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (16.25%) Analyst
2 75 (14.51%) Support Engineer
3 55 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 49 (9.48%) 3rd Line Support
5 44 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (8.32%) Support Analyst
7 41 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
8 38 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (5.42%) Desktop Support
11 27 (5.22%) Architect
11 27 (5.22%) DBA
11 27 (5.22%) IT Support
12 26 (5.03%) Server Support
13 25 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (4.84%) Active Directory Engineer
14 22 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (4.26%) Consultant
15 20 (3.87%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.87%) .NET
2 12 (2.32%) XML
3 11 (2.13%) Web Services
4 6 (1.16%) CSS
4 6 (1.16%) jQuery
5 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.97%) XSLT
6 4 (0.77%) HTML
7 3 (0.58%) ODBC
7 3 (0.58%) WAP
7 3 (0.58%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.83%) Clustering
2 41 (7.93%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.06%) Replication
5 19 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.68%) PKI
6 17 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.29%) Fat Client
6 17 (3.29%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.97%) CESG
11 5 (0.97%) RIA
12 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.58%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.58%) HP StoreVirtual
13 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 517 (100.00%) Windows
2 369 (71.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 363 (70.21%) Windows Server
4 259 (50.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (22.05%) Windows 7
6 106 (20.50%) Linux
7 73 (14.12%) Windows XP
8 54 (10.44%) Windows 10
9 46 (8.90%) Unix
10 32 (6.19%) Windows 8
11 24 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (4.45%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (3.68%) Solaris
14 16 (3.09%) SUSE
14 16 (3.09%) Windows Vista
15 15 (2.90%) CentOS
16 14 (2.71%) AIX
16 14 (2.71%) Windows 2000
17 12 (2.32%) Android
18 9 (1.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (20.12%) ITIL
2 75 (14.51%) Migration
3 41 (7.93%) Problem Management
4 39 (7.54%) Change Management
5 35 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (6.00%) Patch Management
7 26 (5.03%) Software Distribution
8 24 (4.64%) Incident Management
8 24 (4.64%) Service Management
9 23 (4.45%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.06%) Project Management
11 20 (3.87%) CRM
11 20 (3.87%) Network Management
11 20 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (3.68%) High Availability
12 19 (3.68%) Server Patching
13 18 (3.48%) ITIL V3
13 18 (3.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 16 (3.09%) DevOps
14 16 (3.09%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 123 (23.79%) SQL
3 28 (5.42%) VB
4 23 (4.45%) VBScript
5 15 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.71%) REXX
6 14 (2.71%) Tcl
7 11 (2.13%) C#
8 9 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.35%) PHP
9 7 (1.35%) VB6
10 6 (1.16%) Java
10 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.97%) C
11 5 (0.97%) Perl
11 5 (0.97%) Python
12 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 126 (24.37%) Security Cleared
2 83 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (14.51%) SC Cleared
4 59 (11.41%) MCSE
5 52 (10.06%) DV Cleared
6 25 (4.84%) MCITP
7 23 (4.45%) MCSA
8 21 (4.06%) MCP
9 18 (3.48%) Degree
10 17 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (2.90%) CCNA
12 13 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.13%) CCNP
15 9 (1.74%) CCDA
15 9 (1.74%) JNCIA
15 9 (1.74%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.74%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.55%) ISEB
16 8 (1.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) QA
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) BS25999
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 341 (65.96%) Active Directory
2 140 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (15.47%) Hyper-V
4 72 (13.93%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (8.32%) XenApp
6 40 (7.74%) vSphere
7 17 (3.29%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.74%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.35%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.35%) Samba
11 7 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.35%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.16%) Squid
12 6 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.97%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (15.67%) SCCM
2 36 (6.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 36 (6.96%) SCOM
3 28 (5.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (5.22%) WSUS
5 21 (4.06%) NetBackup
6 20 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (3.09%) Netcool
8 13 (2.51%) vCenter Server
9 12 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.13%) AirWatch
11 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.74%) Webmin
13 8 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (1.55%) Nagios
13 8 (1.55%) Puppet
14 7 (1.35%) Unicenter
15 6 (1.16%) DameWare
15 6 (1.16%) OVSD
Vendors
1 264 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 239 (46.23%) VMware
3 136 (26.31%) Citrix
4 90 (17.41%) HP
5 77 (14.89%) Cisco
6 48 (9.28%) Oracle
7 40 (7.74%) Red Hat
8 36 (6.96%) Dell
9 31 (6.00%) NetApp
10 30 (5.80%) McAfee
11 29 (5.61%) Sophos
12 22 (4.26%) Apple
13 20 (3.87%) EMC
14 19 (3.68%) Symantec
15 17 (3.29%) Juniper
16 15 (2.90%) IBM
16 15 (2.90%) SolarWinds
16 15 (2.90%) Veeam
16 15 (2.90%) Veritas
17 11 (2.13%) LANDesk
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