Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 768 493 538
Rank change year-on-year -275 +45 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 57 47 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.79% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 181
10th Percentile £200 £182 £175
25th Percentile £258 £313 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £398 £448 £375
Median % change year-on-year -11.16% +19.47% +15.38%
75th Percentile £488 £485 £438
90th Percentile £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 21
10th Percentile £31.75 £10.75 "
25th Percentile £47.13 £11.06 £12.00
Median hourly rate £73.50 £13.25 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +454.72% -71.81% +198.41%
75th Percentile £74.25 £19.18 £50.00
90th Percentile " £25.01 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £73.50 £13.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +454.72% -67.68% +168.85%

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 13,030 5,962 17,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 18.42% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,911 3,845 11,165
10th Percentile £165 £169 £148
25th Percentile £340 £315 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £586 £538 £533
90th Percentile £675 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 317 1,199
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £40.00 £35.75 £39.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.47% +5.64% +2.28%

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 27 October 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 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 14 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 27 October 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 -237 43 £425 +3.03% 44
UK excluding London -171 33 £400 -11.11% 38
Work from Home -205 18 £398 -20.40% 8
South East -82 11 £438 -6.17% 11
London -205 10 £275 -33.33% 8
North of England -77 9 £265 -18.46% 11
South West -44 5 £488 - 3
North West -53 5 - - 7
Yorkshire -61 4 £265 -18.46% 2
Scotland -88 4 £310 -33.51% 2
East of England -52 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 £450 - 10
West Midlands - 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (73.68%) Active Directory
3 35 (61.40%) Windows Server
4 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
6 28 (49.12%) Microsoft 365
7 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (45.61%) DNS
8 25 (43.86%) DHCP
8 25 (43.86%) ITIL
8 25 (43.86%) PowerShell
9 20 (35.09%) Social Skills
10 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 19 (33.33%) VMware
11 17 (29.82%) Azure
12 16 (28.07%) Windows 10
13 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
13 15 (26.32%) Citrix
14 13 (22.81%) Migration
14 13 (22.81%) SCCM
15 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
15 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
15 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 11 (19.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
16 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
16 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared
16 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (17.54%) Degree

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 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.28%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.02%) IIS
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (29.82%) Azure
3 9 (15.79%) AWS
3 9 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) GCP
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (45.61%) DNS
2 25 (43.86%) DHCP
3 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
4 9 (15.79%) Firewall
5 8 (14.04%) SAN
6 7 (12.28%) NAS
7 5 (8.77%) Skype
8 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
8 4 (7.02%) LAN
8 4 (7.02%) NX-OS
8 4 (7.02%) VPN
8 4 (7.02%) WAN
9 3 (5.26%) VLAN
10 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.75%) Network Security
11 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.75%) SMTP
11 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (35.09%) Social Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Publishing
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.75%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Subject Matter Expert
8 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Architect
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco Expert
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) CSS
1 2 (3.51%) jQuery
1 2 (3.51%) XML
1 2 (3.51%) XSLT
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) IBM Storwize
2 4 (7.02%) PKI
2 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Replication
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) BYOD
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.75%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Windows Server
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (28.07%) Windows 10
6 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (15.79%) Linux
8 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
9 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
10 6 (10.53%) Unix
10 6 (10.53%) Windows 2000
11 4 (7.02%) AIX
11 4 (7.02%) Android
11 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
11 4 (7.02%) HPUX
11 4 (7.02%) Solaris
12 3 (5.26%) Mac OS
12 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) ITIL
2 13 (22.81%) Migration
3 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
4 10 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (14.04%) High Availability
6 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.28%) Service Management
7 6 (10.53%) Change Control
7 6 (10.53%) ITSM
7 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.77%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL V3
9 4 (7.02%) Analytics
9 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) DRM
9 4 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (7.02%) Privileged Identity Management
9 4 (7.02%) Release Management
10 3 (5.26%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.28%) VB
2 7 (12.28%) VBScript
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared
4 10 (17.54%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) MCSE
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (12.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (7.02%) MCP
8 4 (7.02%) MCSA
9 3 (5.26%) MCITP
9 3 (5.26%) MCTS
10 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) ISEB
10 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (14.04%) vSphere
5 7 (12.28%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (8.77%) Firmware
7 5 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
8 4 (7.02%) KVM
8 4 (7.02%) XenApp
9 2 (3.51%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.75%) NFS
10 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 11 (19.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (12.28%) WSUS
5 6 (10.53%) vCenter Server
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
6 4 (7.02%) SCOM
6 4 (7.02%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (3.51%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.75%) Netcool
9 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.33%) VMware
3 15 (26.32%) Citrix
4 9 (15.79%) HP
4 9 (15.79%) NetApp
5 7 (12.28%) Cisco
6 6 (10.53%) EMC
6 6 (10.53%) IBM
7 4 (7.02%) Apple
7 4 (7.02%) Brocade
7 4 (7.02%) Hitachi
8 3 (5.26%) Kaspersky
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle
8 3 (5.26%) Samsung
8 3 (5.26%) Symantec
9 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.51%) Google
9 2 (3.51%) McAfee
9 2 (3.51%) Remedy
9 2 (3.51%) Veritas