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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 185 114
Rank change year-on-year -193 -71  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 243 735 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 1.36% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 5.87% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 438 613
Median daily rate £310 £324 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +3.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.42% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 65 89
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.57% +31.68%  

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 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -175 220 £322 +2.22% 59
South East -15 77 £328 - 8
London -96 64 £400 +7.44% 21
Berkshire +20 25 £315 +5.70% 3
North East -7 21 £199 -24.28%
Hampshire -2 18 £334 +1.13% 2
Scotland -44 18 £151 -59.86% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 17 £198 -25.47%
Tyne and Wear -1 17 £198 -25.47%
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £375 +36.36% 3
South West -15 16 £169 -43.75% 2
Milton Keynes -4 15 £413 -8.33%
West Midlands +3 14 £275 - 10
Bracknell +2 13 £269 -2.18%
North West -20 13 £280 -17.03% 9
Yorkshire +17 10 £325 -13.33% 5
Cheshire +20 8 £280 -19.71% 2
Surrey -5 8 £203 -42.14%
Reading +24 7 £315 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 7 £275 -31.25% 4
Somerset 0 7 - -
New Malden - 7 - -
Birmingham +2 6 £275 -10.20% 5
Aberdeen -2 6 £151 -56.37%
Chester +16 5 £280 +27.27%
Renfrewshire +15 5 £250 -24.24%
Erskine +12 5 £250 -24.24%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £140 -61.53%
Yeovil - 5 - -
Leeds +12 4 £275 -26.66% 3

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 571 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (71.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 389 (68.13%) Windows Server
4 379 (66.37%) Active Directory
5 295 (51.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 285 (49.91%) Microsoft
7 273 (47.81%) VMware
8 172 (30.12%) DNS
9 163 (28.55%) Security Cleared
10 161 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 156 (27.32%) MS Exchange
12 151 (26.44%) SQL
13 144 (25.22%) Windows 7
14 142 (24.87%) SQL Server
15 138 (24.17%) PowerShell
16 133 (23.29%) Citrix
17 130 (22.77%) DHCP
18 129 (22.59%) ITIL
19 110 (19.26%) SC Cleared
20 108 (18.91%) HP
21 107 (18.74%) Linux
22 104 (18.21%) SharePoint
23 99 (17.34%) IIS
23 99 (17.34%) Firewall
24 97 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
25 94 (16.46%) SCCM
25 94 (16.46%) Hyper-V
26 93 (16.29%) SAN
26 93 (16.29%) Cisco
27 92 (16.11%) Office 365

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
1 156 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 104 (18.21%) SharePoint
3 99 (17.34%) IIS
4 86 (15.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (7.88%) Skype for Business
8 37 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 29 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (4.03%) SharePoint Server
12 20 (3.50%) Apache
13 16 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (2.80%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.23%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.88%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.53%) Demantra
5 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.53%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.35%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.35%) FRx
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.18%) Exstream
7 1 (0.18%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 92 (16.11%) Office 365
2 80 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.40%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.70%) SaaS
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 172 (30.12%) DNS
2 130 (22.77%) DHCP
3 99 (17.34%) Firewall
4 93 (16.29%) SAN
5 81 (14.19%) WAN
6 80 (14.01%) LAN
7 47 (8.23%) TCP/IP
8 46 (8.06%) NAS
9 36 (6.30%) Internet
10 31 (5.43%) VPN
11 28 (4.90%) HTTP
12 26 (4.55%) Skype
13 24 (4.20%) SSL
14 19 (3.33%) HTTPS
15 18 (3.15%) VoIP
16 17 (2.98%) SMTP
16 17 (2.98%) Wireless
17 15 (2.63%) Network Security
17 15 (2.63%) VLAN
17 15 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 49 (8.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.33%) MySQL
5 19 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.93%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.40%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.05%) BODI
Development Applications
1 16 (2.80%) MSI
2 14 (2.45%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.70%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.53%) Subversion
10 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.35%) JIRA
10 2 (0.35%) Toad
10 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.18%) NUnit
11 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.18%) Selenium
11 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (11.21%) Finance
2 21 (3.68%) Banking
3 15 (2.63%) Local Government
3 15 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.28%) Legal
5 9 (1.58%) Military
5 9 (1.58%) Retail
6 7 (1.23%) Back Office
7 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.70%) Marketing
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (15.24%) Analyst
2 83 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 57 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (9.98%) Server Engineer
4 50 (8.76%) Windows Engineer
5 47 (8.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 44 (7.71%) Support Analyst
7 40 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 34 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 30 (5.25%) IT Support
10 29 (5.08%) DBA
11 28 (4.90%) Architect
11 28 (4.90%) Consultant
12 27 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.73%) Active Directory Engineer
13 24 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (4.20%) Desktop Support
14 22 (3.85%) IT Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.38%) .NET
2 14 (2.45%) XML
3 10 (1.75%) Web Services
4 9 (1.58%) CSS
5 6 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.88%) ADSI
6 5 (0.88%) jQuery
6 5 (0.88%) XSLT
7 4 (0.70%) HTML
8 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.53%) ODBC
8 3 (0.53%) WAP
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.35%) WCF
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.18%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.51%) Clustering
2 45 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 44 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.85%) PKI
4 22 (3.85%) Replication
5 19 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 19 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.15%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.88%) CESG
11 5 (0.88%) HACMP
11 5 (0.88%) Handset
11 5 (0.88%) RIA
11 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.70%) NHS
12 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 571 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (71.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 389 (68.13%) Windows Server
4 295 (51.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (25.22%) Windows 7
6 107 (18.74%) Linux
7 77 (13.49%) Windows XP
8 59 (10.33%) Windows 10
9 55 (9.63%) Unix
10 40 (7.01%) Windows 8
11 25 (4.38%) Windows Vista
12 24 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (3.15%) Solaris
14 17 (2.98%) Windows 2000
15 16 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (2.63%) AIX
16 15 (2.63%) CentOS
16 15 (2.63%) Mac OS X
16 15 (2.63%) SUSE
17 14 (2.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (22.59%) ITIL
2 74 (12.96%) Migration
3 49 (8.58%) Change Management
4 47 (8.23%) Problem Management
5 40 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (5.95%) Patch Management
7 33 (5.78%) Incident Management
8 30 (5.25%) Service Management
9 27 (4.73%) Configuration Management
9 27 (4.73%) CRM
9 27 (4.73%) Software Distribution
10 26 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (4.38%) Project Management
12 23 (4.03%) Server Patching
13 22 (3.85%) High Availability
14 19 (3.33%) Server Building
14 19 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
15 18 (3.15%) Network Management
15 18 (3.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 17 (2.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 151 (26.44%) SQL
2 138 (24.17%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.60%) VB
4 23 (4.03%) VBScript
5 14 (2.45%) REXX
5 14 (2.45%) Tcl
5 14 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.40%) C#
7 8 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.23%) PHP
8 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.23%) VB6
9 5 (0.88%) C
9 5 (0.88%) Perl
9 5 (0.88%) Python
10 2 (0.35%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 163 (28.55%) Security Cleared
2 110 (19.26%) SC Cleared
3 97 (16.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (11.56%) MCSE
5 57 (9.98%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.73%) MCSA
7 25 (4.38%) MCITP
8 23 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.03%) MCP
9 21 (3.68%) CCNA
10 19 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (3.15%) CCNP
12 16 (2.80%) Degree
13 12 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.58%) DBS Check
14 9 (1.58%) MCTS
15 8 (1.40%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.40%) JNCIP
15 8 (1.40%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.83%) SLA
2 10 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.53%) QA
4 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) BS25999
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 379 (66.37%) Active Directory
2 161 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (16.46%) Hyper-V
4 89 (15.59%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (7.36%) XenApp
6 41 (7.18%) vSphere
7 19 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (2.28%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.58%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.40%) UAG
12 7 (1.23%) Samba
12 7 (1.23%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 94 (16.46%) SCCM
2 42 (7.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (5.60%) SCOM
4 31 (5.43%) WSUS
5 25 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (4.03%) NetBackup
7 21 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (3.15%) vCenter Server
10 15 (2.63%) Netcool
11 12 (2.10%) BladeLogic
11 12 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.93%) AirWatch
12 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (1.58%) Webmin
15 8 (1.40%) Nagios
15 8 (1.40%) Puppet
16 7 (1.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 285 (49.91%) Microsoft
2 273 (47.81%) VMware
3 133 (23.29%) Citrix
4 108 (18.91%) HP
5 93 (16.29%) Cisco
6 49 (8.58%) Oracle
7 42 (7.36%) Red Hat
8 40 (7.01%) McAfee
9 39 (6.83%) Dell
10 30 (5.25%) Apple
10 30 (5.25%) NetApp
11 28 (4.90%) Symantec
12 23 (4.03%) Sophos
13 21 (3.68%) EMC
14 19 (3.33%) IBM
14 19 (3.33%) Juniper
15 18 (3.15%) Avaya
15 18 (3.15%) Veritas
16 16 (2.80%) Veeam
17 15 (2.63%) SolarWinds
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