Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 525 443
Rank change year-on-year +2 -82 -195
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 291 402 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.84% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 273 298
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £154 £175 £174
90th Percentile £488 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 62
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £15.50 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.23% +10.44% -34.72%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.53 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00% -42.53%

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 17,540 21,854 21,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.08% 21.00% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,814 13,536 13,750
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £613 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,301 1,477 1,308
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.40 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.57
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.39% +6.87%

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 November 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 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +19 261 £370 +5.71% 91
UK excluding London +8 234 £375 +7.14% 83
South East +1 67 £348 -3.87% 27
North of England +35 66 £375 +19.05% 29
London +51 54 £370 +11.70% 11
North West +36 51 £368 +22.67% 18
Midlands +52 32 £300 -16.67% 14
East of England +20 22 £375 +7.14% 6
South West -1 21 £425 +5.59% 4
Scotland +6 20 £375 +31.58% 2
West Midlands +40 19 £300 -16.67% 8
Yorkshire +34 14 £375 +19.05% 8
East Midlands +33 13 £313 +0.81% 6
Wales +27 6 £483 +53.78% 1
North East +6 1 £375 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Windows
2 184 (63.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (61.86%) Windows Server
4 176 (60.48%) Active Directory
5 137 (47.08%) Microsoft
6 132 (45.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (44.67%) VMware
8 97 (33.33%) Office 365
9 82 (28.18%) MS Exchange
10 79 (27.15%) Citrix
11 77 (26.46%) SCCM
12 75 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 74 (25.43%) Security Cleared
14 68 (23.37%) Azure
15 67 (23.02%) Cisco
16 65 (22.34%) DNS
16 65 (22.34%) Linux
17 64 (21.99%) SQL
18 63 (21.65%) PowerShell
19 59 (20.27%) Windows XP
20 58 (19.93%) SharePoint
21 57 (19.59%) Firewall
22 55 (18.90%) SC Cleared
23 54 (18.56%) Windows 10
23 54 (18.56%) Change Management
23 54 (18.56%) Migration
24 51 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
24 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
25 49 (16.84%) Hyper-V
25 49 (16.84%) 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 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 58 (19.93%) SharePoint
3 49 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 30 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (6.87%) Skype for Business
8 16 (5.50%) IIS
9 6 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.72%) CMS
10 5 (1.72%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.72%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.37%) Apache
12 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.03%) JBoss
12 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 36 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (2.06%) Acrobat
7 5 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (1.37%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (33.33%) Office 365
2 68 (23.37%) Azure
3 38 (13.06%) AWS
4 13 (4.47%) GitHub
5 11 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.41%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Flow
9 2 (0.69%) GCP
9 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.34%) IaaS
10 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (22.34%) DNS
2 57 (19.59%) Firewall
3 43 (14.78%) DHCP
4 28 (9.62%) SAN
4 28 (9.62%) WAN
5 26 (8.93%) LAN
6 24 (8.25%) Internet
7 21 (7.22%) VPN
8 18 (6.19%) TCP/IP
9 17 (5.84%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (4.81%) Skype
11 12 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (4.12%) FTP
11 12 (4.12%) NaaS
12 11 (3.78%) NAS
12 11 (3.78%) SSH
13 10 (3.44%) NetScaler
13 10 (3.44%) WebEx
14 8 (2.75%) HTTP
15 7 (2.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (1.37%) MS Access
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.37%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.03%) Power BI
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.69%) MySQL
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.81%) JIRA
2 13 (4.47%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.72%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.72%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.34%) Hudson
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 25 (8.59%) Finance
1 25 (8.59%) Public Sector
2 23 (7.90%) Law
3 13 (4.47%) Local Government
4 12 (4.12%) Legal
5 9 (3.09%) Retail
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.69%) Back Office
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (21.31%) Analyst
2 47 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 24 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
5 23 (7.90%) Server Engineer
5 23 (7.90%) Support Engineer
6 22 (7.56%) Support Analyst
7 19 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.19%) Consultant
9 16 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support
9 16 (5.50%) Wintel Engineer
10 14 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 13 (4.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (4.12%) Windows Server Engineer
13 11 (3.78%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (3.78%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.78%) IT Support
13 11 (3.78%) Wintel Server Engineer
14 10 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.78%) LDAP
1 11 (3.78%) Web Services
2 10 (3.44%) .NET
3 7 (2.41%) HTML
4 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.03%) Spring
6 2 (0.69%) CSS
6 2 (0.69%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.34%) COM
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 37 (12.71%) Clustering
3 32 (11.00%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.50%) PKI
6 11 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.44%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.75%) PDA
9 7 (2.41%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (2.41%) NHS
9 7 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.41%) Replication
10 5 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.37%) PMI
11 4 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (1.03%) EMC Centera
12 3 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
13 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.69%) EMC VNXe
13 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 291 (100.00%) Windows
2 184 (63.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (61.86%) Windows Server
4 132 (45.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (22.34%) Linux
6 59 (20.27%) Windows XP
7 54 (18.56%) Windows 10
8 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
9 30 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (10.31%) Windows 2000
10 22 (7.56%) AIX
11 21 (7.22%) Unix
12 18 (6.19%) Windows 8
13 17 (5.84%) Windows Vista
14 16 (5.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (4.12%) Solaris
16 10 (3.44%) Windows NT
17 7 (2.41%) SUSE
17 7 (2.41%) zOS
18 3 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.56%) Change Management
1 54 (18.56%) Migration
2 49 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (12.03%) ITIL
4 33 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (9.28%) Information Security
6 26 (8.93%) Incident Management
7 25 (8.59%) Problem Management
8 23 (7.90%) Information Security Management
8 23 (7.90%) ISMS
8 23 (7.90%) Security Management
9 19 (6.53%) Project Delivery
9 19 (6.53%) Server Building
10 17 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (5.84%) Server Virtualisation
11 16 (5.50%) ITSM
12 15 (5.15%) High Availability
13 14 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (4.47%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.99%) SQL
2 63 (21.65%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.19%) Java
4 17 (5.84%) C
5 9 (3.09%) VBScript
6 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.41%) Python
8 5 (1.72%) Perl
8 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.03%) Go
10 3 (1.03%) PHP
10 3 (1.03%) Ruby
10 3 (1.03%) VB
10 3 (1.03%) VBA
11 2 (0.69%) Korn
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (25.43%) Security Cleared
2 55 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 51 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (11.68%) MCSA
5 32 (11.00%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (10.65%) CCNA
7 27 (9.28%) MCITP
8 24 (8.25%) MCSE
9 21 (7.22%) Degree
10 13 (4.47%) ISTQB
10 13 (4.47%) MCTS
11 10 (3.44%) CCNP
12 7 (2.41%) CCDA
12 7 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.41%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.41%) JNCIP
12 7 (2.41%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.72%) MCP
14 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 176 (60.48%) Active Directory
2 75 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (16.84%) Hyper-V
4 48 (16.49%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (13.40%) XenApp
6 27 (9.28%) vSphere
7 11 (3.78%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (3.09%) NFS
10 8 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.72%) Firmware
11 5 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (1.37%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.03%) Docker
13 3 (1.03%) KVM
13 3 (1.03%) NDS
13 3 (1.03%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (26.46%) SCCM
2 33 (11.34%) SCOM
3 22 (7.56%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (6.53%) WSUS
5 13 (4.47%) Netcool
6 11 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (3.09%) ServiceCenter
8 8 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (2.41%) Terraform
10 6 (2.06%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.72%) Ansible
11 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.72%) WMI
12 4 (1.37%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.37%) Puppet
13 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 137 (47.08%) Microsoft
2 130 (44.67%) VMware
3 79 (27.15%) Citrix
4 67 (23.02%) Cisco
5 39 (13.40%) Red Hat
6 38 (13.06%) HP
7 36 (12.37%) McAfee
8 25 (8.59%) Ivanti
9 23 (7.90%) Sony
10 21 (7.22%) Veritas
11 20 (6.87%) Adobe
12 19 (6.53%) SolarWinds
13 18 (6.19%) IBM
13 18 (6.19%) NetApp
14 17 (5.84%) Remedy
15 15 (5.15%) Oracle
16 13 (4.47%) Symantec
17 12 (4.12%) Dell
17 12 (4.12%) F5
17 12 (4.12%) Splunk