Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 253 177
Rank change year-on-year -164 -76 -81
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 551 1039 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.01% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.57% 4.78% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 676 923
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -
10th Percentile £172 £176 £175
90th Percentile £463 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £310
% change year-on-year -0.83% -2.42% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 156
UK median hourly rate £13.83 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.56% +28.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.91 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £37.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -47.25% +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 21434 21747 24334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 21.10% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13683 13716 14441
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1266 1287 1906
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.35 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.62 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.71% -3.59% +0.79%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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 -157 516 £325 - 51
UK excluding London -118 374 £300 -0.83% 48
London -101 174 £375 - 8
South East -23 168 £320 -1.54% 16
North of England -77 77 £313 +0.81% 11
Midlands -15 58 £288 +4.55% 7
North West -20 42 £315 -3.08% 8
East Midlands -8 32 £280 +1.82% 1
Scotland -72 26 £323 +15.08% 5
West Midlands +4 25 £319 +14.86% 6
East of England -65 22 £285 -13.96% 3
South West -36 19 £323 +7.50% 6
Yorkshire -1 18 £313 -13.19% 2
North East -34 17 £285 -5.00% 1
Wales 0 4 £214 -55.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 551 (100.00%) Windows
2 387 (70.24%) Windows Server
3 330 (59.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 295 (53.54%) Active Directory
5 261 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 250 (45.37%) VMware
7 229 (41.56%) Microsoft
8 147 (26.68%) DNS
9 138 (25.05%) PowerShell
10 128 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 128 (23.23%) Citrix
11 123 (22.32%) MS Exchange
12 119 (21.60%) Cisco
13 118 (21.42%) HP
14 117 (21.23%) Hyper-V
15 115 (20.87%) SQL Server
16 114 (20.69%) Security Cleared
17 112 (20.33%) DHCP
17 112 (20.33%) VMware ESXi
18 106 (19.24%) SAN
19 103 (18.69%) ITIL
20 101 (18.33%) IIS
21 100 (18.15%) Linux
22 91 (16.52%) Windows 7
23 90 (16.33%) Migration
24 82 (14.88%) Data Centre
25 72 (13.07%) Finance
26 71 (12.89%) Office 365
27 70 (12.70%) SharePoint
28 69 (12.52%) TCP/IP

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
1 123 (22.32%) MS Exchange
2 101 (18.33%) IIS
3 70 (12.70%) SharePoint
4 64 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (5.44%) SharePoint Server
7 28 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (2.72%) Apache
10 15 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (2.00%) Skype for Business
12 9 (1.63%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.63%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.45%) IBM Notes
14 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
15 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
16 5 (0.91%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 57 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.72%) Acrobat
3 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.36%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.36%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.27%) KANA IQ
3 6 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Demantra
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.18%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.89%) Office 365
2 45 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) PaaS
7 2 (0.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (26.68%) DNS
2 112 (20.33%) DHCP
3 106 (19.24%) SAN
4 69 (12.52%) Firewall
4 69 (12.52%) TCP/IP
5 63 (11.43%) WAN
6 61 (11.07%) LAN
7 50 (9.07%) Internet
8 29 (5.26%) NAS
9 26 (4.72%) LDAP
10 24 (4.36%) IPsec
10 24 (4.36%) Kerberos
11 23 (4.17%) VPN
12 21 (3.81%) Wireless
13 19 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
13 19 (3.45%) VoIP
14 14 (2.54%) VLAN
15 13 (2.36%) Intranet
16 10 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (1.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (1.63%) MySQL
9 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (0.54%) GIS
13 3 (0.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.73%) MSI
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.73%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.36%) Toad
6 1 (0.18%) Introscope
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 72 (13.07%) Finance
2 37 (6.72%) Banking
3 12 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.27%) Retail
5 6 (1.09%) Back Office
5 6 (1.09%) Legal
6 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.73%) Advertising
7 4 (0.73%) Law
8 3 (0.54%) Local Government
8 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (15.06%) Analyst
2 61 (11.07%) Support Engineer
3 49 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
4 44 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 39 (7.08%) Architect
5 39 (7.08%) Server Engineer
6 38 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (6.35%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (5.26%) Server Support
10 28 (5.08%) Consultant
11 26 (4.72%) Administrator
12 23 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 23 (4.17%) Server Analyst
13 22 (3.99%) Desktop Support
14 21 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 21 (3.81%) Operations Engineer
15 19 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (3.27%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.08%) XML
2 25 (4.54%) .NET
3 19 (3.45%) jQuery
4 16 (2.90%) CSS
5 12 (2.18%) HTML
6 8 (1.45%) XSLT
7 7 (1.27%) Ajax
7 7 (1.27%) Web Services
7 7 (1.27%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.73%) JTS
9 4 (0.73%) REST
9 4 (0.73%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.54%) Middleware
11 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.36%) SOAP
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.18%) COM+
12 1 (0.18%) DHTML
12 1 (0.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.88%) Data Centre
2 54 (9.80%) Clustering
3 49 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 30 (5.44%) Replication
5 29 (5.26%) PKI
6 25 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.09%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.18%) EMC VNX
8 12 (2.18%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.27%) EMC Centera
10 7 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.27%) EMC VNXe
10 7 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.09%) HP Storage
12 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.91%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.91%) NHS
12 5 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 551 (100.00%) Windows
2 387 (70.24%) Windows Server
3 330 (59.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 261 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (18.15%) Linux
6 91 (16.52%) Windows 7
7 58 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 55 (9.98%) Unix
9 53 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (7.62%) Solaris
10 42 (7.62%) Windows 10
11 32 (5.81%) CentOS
12 30 (5.44%) Windows 8
13 28 (5.08%) Windows 2000
14 22 (3.99%) Windows Vista
15 16 (2.90%) AIX
16 12 (2.18%) Apple iOS
16 12 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (2.00%) Android
17 11 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (18.69%) ITIL
2 90 (16.33%) Migration
3 45 (8.17%) Change Management
4 43 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (7.44%) Incident Management
6 36 (6.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 34 (6.17%) Patch Management
8 33 (5.99%) Open Source
9 28 (5.08%) Problem Management
10 26 (4.72%) DevOps
11 25 (4.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (4.54%) SDLC
12 24 (4.36%) Server Patching
13 23 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (4.17%) Service Delivery
14 21 (3.81%) High Availability
15 20 (3.63%) Asset Management
15 20 (3.63%) Project Management
16 17 (3.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.05%) PowerShell
2 68 (12.34%) SQL
3 22 (3.99%) Bash Shell
3 22 (3.99%) VBScript
4 21 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.72%) C#
6 12 (2.18%) Java
7 10 (1.81%) Python
7 10 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.73%) C
10 4 (0.73%) Perl
11 3 (0.54%) VB
12 2 (0.36%) VB6
13 1 (0.18%) ABAP
13 1 (0.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 114 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.34%) SC Cleared
3 63 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (10.89%) DV Cleared
5 39 (7.08%) MCSE
6 21 (3.81%) Degree
7 19 (3.45%) MCSA
8 18 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.90%) MCP
10 13 (2.36%) MCITP
11 10 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.63%) CCNA
12 9 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.73%) CCNP
15 4 (0.73%) ISEB
16 3 (0.54%) CCA
16 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.44%) SLA
2 7 (1.27%) PMO
3 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 295 (53.54%) Active Directory
2 128 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (21.23%) Hyper-V
4 112 (20.33%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (8.53%) XenApp
6 44 (7.99%) vSphere
7 22 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.54%) Samba
10 12 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.27%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.27%) Docker
11 7 (1.27%) Firmware
11 7 (1.27%) SRDF
11 7 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.09%) XenServer
13 5 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.91%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (9.98%) SCCM
2 36 (6.53%) NetBackup
3 27 (4.90%) WMI
4 25 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (4.54%) SCOM
5 22 (3.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (3.45%) Netcool
8 17 (3.09%) vCenter Server
9 16 (2.90%) WSUS
10 9 (1.63%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.63%) DameWare
10 9 (1.63%) Puppet
11 8 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (1.27%) EMC TimeFinder
12 7 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (1.27%) Nagios
12 7 (1.27%) SCVMM
12 7 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 250 (45.37%) VMware
2 229 (41.56%) Microsoft
3 128 (23.23%) Citrix
4 119 (21.60%) Cisco
5 118 (21.42%) HP
6 53 (9.62%) Oracle
7 42 (7.62%) McAfee
7 42 (7.62%) NetApp
8 32 (5.81%) Red Hat
9 30 (5.44%) Dell
9 30 (5.44%) SolarWinds
10 28 (5.08%) Splunk
11 27 (4.90%) EMC
12 23 (4.17%) 3PAR
13 22 (3.99%) Veritas
14 20 (3.63%) Fortinet
14 20 (3.63%) Juniper
15 19 (3.45%) Symantec
16 16 (2.90%) Adobe
16 16 (2.90%) Apple