Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 259 195
Rank change year-on-year -141 -64 -89
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 575 876 1,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.93% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 4.42% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 557 789
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £172 £165 £177
90th Percentile £482 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year +3.17% - +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 133
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +22.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £12.02
90th Percentile £38.10 £50.00 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -45.45% +25.71% -

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 20,811 19,818 23,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.97% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,314 12,504 13,803
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.07% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,266 1,264 1,734
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.67 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.90%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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
England -104 546 £330 +1.54% 113
UK excluding London -79 410 £325 +3.17% 84
South East -12 196 £360 +10.77% 17
London -96 166 £330 -12.00% 35
North of England -38 85 £293 -10.00% 36
Midlands -13 56 £298 +8.18% 13
North West +19 55 £325 - 22
East of England -60 32 £285 -17.39% 5
West Midlands +16 28 £325 +18.18% 4
East Midlands -21 27 £280 +1.82% 9
Scotland -76 22 £300 +1.69% 2
North East -26 16 £254 -18.15% 4
South West -13 14 £313 +56.25% 7
Yorkshire -26 14 £181 -48.21% 10
Wales -5 5 £120 -74.74% 4
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 575 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (68.35%) Windows Server
3 320 (55.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 310 (53.91%) Active Directory
5 283 (49.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 255 (44.35%) VMware
7 240 (41.74%) Microsoft
8 139 (24.17%) PowerShell
9 126 (21.91%) Hyper-V
10 123 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 122 (21.22%) DNS
12 117 (20.35%) Citrix
13 115 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 114 (19.83%) Cisco
15 111 (19.30%) ITIL
15 111 (19.30%) Security Cleared
16 107 (18.61%) SQL Server
17 101 (17.57%) Windows 7
18 100 (17.39%) Linux
19 96 (16.70%) Migration
20 92 (16.00%) Data Centre
21 90 (15.65%) IIS
21 90 (15.65%) HP
22 84 (14.61%) DHCP
22 84 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
23 77 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
24 76 (13.22%) SAN
24 76 (13.22%) Firewall
25 74 (12.87%) Office 365
26 73 (12.70%) Microsoft Office

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
1 115 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 90 (15.65%) IIS
3 57 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (8.87%) SharePoint
5 33 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
8 17 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.96%) Skype for Business
9 12 (2.09%) Apache
10 9 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.22%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.70%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.57%) Acrobat
4 9 (1.57%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.22%) KANA IQ
3 3 (0.52%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Demantra
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 74 (12.87%) Office 365
2 42 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.35%) G Suite
5 2 (0.35%) IaaS
5 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 122 (21.22%) DNS
2 84 (14.61%) DHCP
3 76 (13.22%) Firewall
3 76 (13.22%) SAN
4 72 (12.52%) LAN
4 72 (12.52%) WAN
5 52 (9.04%) TCP/IP
6 39 (6.78%) Internet
7 26 (4.52%) VoIP
8 23 (4.00%) VPN
9 21 (3.65%) VLAN
10 20 (3.48%) Kerberos
11 19 (3.30%) NAS
12 18 (3.13%) IPsec
13 14 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.74%) Wireless
15 9 (1.57%) Intranet
16 8 (1.39%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.39%) MPLS
16 8 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.22%) MySQL
9 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.52%) Big Data
12 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.52%) MS Access
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.87%) MSI
2 5 (0.87%) StarTeam
2 5 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.87%) WinDbg
3 4 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.52%) JIRA
4 3 (0.52%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.52%) Subversion
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) Introscope
6 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 66 (11.48%) Finance
2 28 (4.87%) Banking
3 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.57%) Local Government
4 9 (1.57%) Retail
5 7 (1.22%) Back Office
6 5 (0.87%) Legal
7 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.35%) Advertising
8 2 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Military
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 76 (13.22%) Windows Engineer
2 73 (12.70%) Analyst
3 49 (8.52%) Support Engineer
4 44 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 41 (7.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 37 (6.43%) Server Engineer
7 35 (6.09%) Architect
8 34 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 31 (5.39%) Administrator
10 30 (5.22%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (4.70%) Consultant
13 19 (3.30%) Desktop Support
13 19 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
14 18 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
14 18 (3.13%) Server Support
15 17 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 16 (2.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.35%) XML
2 19 (3.30%) .NET
2 19 (3.30%) LDAP
3 9 (1.57%) CSS
4 8 (1.39%) HTML
4 8 (1.39%) jQuery
5 7 (1.22%) Ajax
5 7 (1.22%) Web Services
5 7 (1.22%) X-Windows
6 6 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.87%) REST
8 4 (0.70%) JTS
8 4 (0.70%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.52%) Middleware
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
11 1 (0.17%) COM+
11 1 (0.17%) J2EE
11 1 (0.17%) XSL
11 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.61%) Clustering
3 46 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.87%) PKI
5 28 (4.87%) Replication
6 12 (2.09%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.39%) EMC VNX
7 8 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.22%) EMC Centera
8 7 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (1.22%) EMC VNXe
8 7 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.22%) NHS
9 6 (1.04%) HP Storage
10 5 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 575 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (68.35%) Windows Server
3 320 (55.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 283 (49.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (17.57%) Windows 7
6 100 (17.39%) Linux
7 65 (11.30%) Windows XP
8 61 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (9.04%) Unix
10 48 (8.35%) Solaris
11 45 (7.83%) Windows 10
12 40 (6.96%) CentOS
13 32 (5.57%) Windows Vista
14 29 (5.04%) Windows 8
15 24 (4.17%) Windows 2000
16 14 (2.43%) AIX
17 13 (2.26%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.91%) Android
18 11 (1.91%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (19.30%) ITIL
2 96 (16.70%) Migration
3 48 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (7.83%) Change Management
5 40 (6.96%) Open Source
6 37 (6.43%) Incident Management
7 34 (5.91%) Service Delivery
8 31 (5.39%) Server Patching
8 31 (5.39%) Server Virtualisation
9 30 (5.22%) DevOps
10 28 (4.87%) Virtual Environments
11 27 (4.70%) Patch Management
12 26 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (4.52%) Problem Management
13 24 (4.17%) High Availability
13 24 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (3.83%) Change Control
14 22 (3.83%) ITIL V3
14 22 (3.83%) SDLC
15 21 (3.65%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 139 (24.17%) PowerShell
2 63 (10.96%) SQL
3 22 (3.83%) Bash Shell
3 22 (3.83%) Shell Script
4 19 (3.30%) VBScript
5 12 (2.09%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.91%) Python
7 7 (1.22%) C#
7 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.04%) Java
9 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.52%) C
10 3 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.17%) ABAP
11 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 77 (13.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (11.65%) DV Cleared
4 64 (11.13%) SC Cleared
5 57 (9.91%) MCSE
6 50 (8.70%) MCSA
7 45 (7.83%) MCITP
8 41 (7.13%) MCP
9 18 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.78%) CCNA
12 15 (2.61%) Degree
13 14 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.57%) CCNP
15 8 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.87%) CCA
17 5 (0.87%) CCSP
17 5 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.52%) SLA
2 8 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.22%) PMO
4 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.52%) COBIT
6 3 (0.52%) FISMA
6 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.52%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.35%) QA
8 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 310 (53.91%) Active Directory
2 126 (21.91%) Hyper-V
3 123 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (14.61%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (8.17%) XenApp
6 34 (5.91%) vSphere
7 24 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.09%) Samba
9 10 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.39%) Firmware
10 8 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.39%) XenServer
11 7 (1.22%) SRDF
11 7 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.04%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (11.30%) SCCM
2 32 (5.57%) SCOM
3 30 (5.22%) WMI
4 29 (5.04%) Nessus
5 23 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 23 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 22 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (3.65%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (3.30%) WSUS
9 16 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (2.78%) Netcool
10 14 (2.43%) Nagios
11 10 (1.74%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.74%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.22%) EMC TimeFinder
13 7 (1.22%) NetApp OnCommand
13 7 (1.22%) SCVMM
13 7 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 255 (44.35%) VMware
2 240 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 117 (20.35%) Citrix
4 114 (19.83%) Cisco
5 90 (15.65%) HP
6 66 (11.48%) SolarWinds
7 49 (8.52%) Ivanti
8 42 (7.30%) Oracle
9 39 (6.78%) McAfee
10 38 (6.61%) NetApp
11 37 (6.43%) Splunk
12 35 (6.09%) Shavlik
13 24 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 23 (4.00%) Dell
14 23 (4.00%) EMC
15 22 (3.83%) Fortinet
16 19 (3.30%) Juniper
16 19 (3.30%) Symantec
17 18 (3.13%) Apple
17 18 (3.13%) Veritas