Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 562 411 266
Rank change year-on-year -151 -145 -70
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 337 571 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.58% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 2.79% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 336 597
UK median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% - -
10th Percentile £170 £184 £174
90th Percentile £460 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +12.31% +1.56% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 57 88
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -37.21% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.00 £11.97
90th Percentile £24.75 £41.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -44.19% +22.86%

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 20,693 20,486 20,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.94% 20.75% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,912 13,059 12,738
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £168 £190
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year +3.56% +4.39% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,340 1,253 1,273
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +5.64% -1.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -151 304 £360 +10.77% 57
UK excluding London -120 258 £365 +12.31% 47
South East -62 112 £370 +5.71% 8
London -72 75 £325 -5.45% 16
North of England -63 50 £344 +10.00% 13
East of England +16 33 £438 +49.57% 2
Scotland -8 26 £404 +25.19% 4
North West -34 21 £310 -4.62% 8
Midlands -36 20 £360 +24.14% 10
Yorkshire -11 19 £315 +40.00% 5
West Midlands -27 13 £360 +10.77% 5
South West -39 13 £380 +17.37% 8
North East -15 10 £388 +52.71%
East Midlands -19 6 £314 +12.05% 5
Wales -14 4 £375 +257.14% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Windows
2 195 (57.86%) Microsoft
3 194 (57.57%) Windows Server
4 182 (54.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (52.52%) Active Directory
6 174 (51.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 158 (46.88%) VMware
8 101 (29.97%) Security Cleared
9 97 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 92 (27.30%) Office 365
11 89 (26.41%) DNS
12 84 (24.93%) DHCP
13 82 (24.33%) MS Exchange
14 74 (21.96%) SQL Server
15 72 (21.36%) PowerShell
15 72 (21.36%) SC Cleared
16 66 (19.58%) Citrix
16 66 (19.58%) Migration
17 64 (18.99%) Hyper-V
18 60 (17.80%) Linux
19 58 (17.21%) HP
19 58 (17.21%) Windows 7
19 58 (17.21%) SCCM
20 57 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
21 56 (16.62%) SQL
21 56 (16.62%) VMware ESXi
22 55 (16.32%) SharePoint
23 54 (16.02%) ITIL
24 49 (14.54%) Clustering
25 47 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010

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 82 (24.33%) MS Exchange
2 55 (16.32%) SharePoint
3 47 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (11.87%) IIS
5 32 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (8.31%) SharePoint Server
7 15 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (4.45%) Skype for Business
8 13 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.08%) Apache
11 5 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.48%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.89%) CMS
12 3 (0.89%) WordPress
13 2 (0.59%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.59%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.59%) Site Server
Applications
1 43 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.86%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 92 (27.30%) Office 365
2 37 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.04%) IaaS
4 12 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (3.26%) PaaS
6 9 (2.67%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.48%) Akamai
10 4 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.59%) SaaS
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 89 (26.41%) DNS
2 84 (24.93%) DHCP
3 46 (13.65%) WAN
4 44 (13.06%) LAN
5 41 (12.17%) Firewall
6 32 (9.50%) TCP/IP
7 28 (8.31%) Internet
8 23 (6.82%) VPN
9 19 (5.64%) SAN
9 19 (5.64%) VoIP
10 15 (4.45%) FCoE
10 15 (4.45%) MPLS
11 14 (4.15%) BGP
11 14 (4.15%) Wireless
12 13 (3.86%) SSL
13 12 (3.56%) IPsec
13 12 (3.56%) iSCSI
13 12 (3.56%) OSPF
13 12 (3.56%) Skype
13 12 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (21.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.67%) Electronic Patient Records
5 5 (1.48%) MySQL
5 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.19%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.59%) DB2
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.59%) SSDT
9 1 (0.30%) Firebird
9 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (5.04%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.56%) HP UFT
2 12 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.67%) WinRunner
4 6 (1.78%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.48%) GitLab
5 5 (1.48%) Selenium
6 4 (1.19%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.19%) Subversion
7 3 (0.89%) JIRA
8 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.30%) MSI
9 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (5.64%) Finance
2 9 (2.67%) Banking
2 9 (2.67%) Retail
3 4 (1.19%) Local Government
3 4 (1.19%) Marketing
4 3 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.30%) French Language
5 1 (0.30%) German Language
5 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.30%) Legal
5 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (16.02%) Analyst
2 41 (12.17%) Server Engineer
3 31 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (6.23%) Infrastructure Support
6 21 (6.23%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 20 (5.93%) Administrator
7 20 (5.93%) Consultant
7 20 (5.93%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.34%) VMware Engineer
9 16 (4.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (4.45%) Architect
10 15 (4.45%) Windows Server Engineer
11 14 (4.15%) Developer
12 13 (3.86%) Senior Server Engineer
12 13 (3.86%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.53%) .NET
2 16 (4.75%) CSS
3 14 (4.15%) jQuery
4 13 (3.86%) XML
5 12 (3.56%) XSLT
6 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.48%) Web Services
8 4 (1.19%) LDAP
9 3 (0.89%) ADSI
9 3 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.59%) Ajax
10 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.59%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (0.59%) HTML
10 2 (0.59%) LAMP
10 2 (0.59%) SOAP
10 2 (0.59%) SPNEGO
11 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.54%) Clustering
2 35 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.67%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.67%) e-Health
4 9 (2.67%) LIMS
4 9 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.67%) NHS
4 9 (2.67%) PACS
4 9 (2.67%) PDA
5 8 (2.37%) FMCG
6 7 (2.08%) iPhone
6 7 (2.08%) PKI
7 5 (1.48%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.19%) iPad
8 4 (1.19%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 337 (100.00%) Windows
2 194 (57.57%) Windows Server
3 182 (54.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 174 (51.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (17.80%) Linux
6 58 (17.21%) Windows 7
7 37 (10.98%) Windows 10
8 35 (10.39%) Windows XP
9 19 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (5.64%) Unix
10 10 (2.97%) AIX
11 9 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.08%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.78%) Solaris
13 6 (1.78%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.48%) Debian
15 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.58%) Migration
2 54 (16.02%) ITIL
3 29 (8.61%) Change Management
3 29 (8.61%) Patch Management
3 29 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (7.42%) Server Patching
6 20 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.64%) High Availability
8 16 (4.75%) DevOps
8 16 (4.75%) ITSM
9 14 (4.15%) Computer Science
9 14 (4.15%) Service Management
9 14 (4.15%) Software Distribution
9 14 (4.15%) Test Automation
10 13 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (3.86%) Test Scripting
10 13 (3.86%) Virtual Environments
11 12 (3.56%) Data Migration
11 12 (3.56%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 72 (21.36%) PowerShell
2 56 (16.62%) SQL
3 21 (6.23%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.86%) C#
5 12 (3.56%) VBScript
6 10 (2.97%) Java
7 8 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.48%) VB
10 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.89%) F#
12 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.59%) C
12 2 (0.59%) Perl
12 2 (0.59%) PHP
12 2 (0.59%) Ruby
13 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (29.97%) Security Cleared
2 72 (21.36%) SC Cleared
3 57 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (11.87%) DV Cleared
5 39 (11.57%) MCSE
6 21 (6.23%) Degree
7 19 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (4.75%) CCNP
9 16 (4.75%) MCITP
10 11 (3.26%) ISTQB
10 11 (3.26%) MCP
11 9 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.67%) MCSA
12 8 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (2.08%) RHCE
14 6 (1.78%) CCNA
15 5 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.48%) MCTS
15 5 (1.48%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.12%) SLA
2 9 (2.67%) HL7
3 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 177 (52.52%) Active Directory
2 97 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 56 (16.62%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (10.98%) XenApp
6 30 (8.90%) vSphere
7 14 (4.15%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.08%) vCloud
10 6 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.48%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.19%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.89%) UAG
13 3 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.59%) KVM
14 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (17.21%) SCCM
2 37 (10.98%) SCOM
3 27 (8.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 22 (6.53%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.56%) WSUS
6 11 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (3.26%) vCenter Server
7 9 (2.67%) HP ALM
8 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.37%) Puppet
9 7 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.78%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.78%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.48%) Netcool
11 5 (1.48%) OVSD
11 5 (1.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (1.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 195 (57.86%) Microsoft
2 158 (46.88%) VMware
3 66 (19.58%) Citrix
4 58 (17.21%) HP
5 42 (12.46%) Cisco
6 39 (11.57%) McAfee
7 28 (8.31%) Oracle
8 21 (6.23%) NetApp
9 20 (5.93%) Ivanti
9 20 (5.93%) SolarWinds
10 19 (5.64%) Veritas
11 18 (5.34%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.86%) EMC
13 11 (3.26%) CheckPoint
13 11 (3.26%) Dell
13 11 (3.26%) Nintex
13 11 (3.26%) Trend Micro
14 10 (2.97%) F5
14 10 (2.97%) Google
15 9 (2.67%) Avaya