Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 225 153
Rank change year-on-year -202 -72 -66
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 522 1228 1857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.16% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 5.26% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 795 1051
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% +3.23%
10th Percentile £170 £186 £163
90th Percentile £463 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -0.83% +0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 105 175
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +24.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.07 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.29% +37.14% -

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 20696 23365 24555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.00% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13078 14680 14468
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £358
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1297 1944
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -178 481 £325 - 42
UK excluding London -128 374 £300 -0.83% 33
South East -14 174 £320 -1.54% 13
London -143 145 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England -78 81 £280 -5.25% 7
Midlands -20 43 £288 +3.60% 8
North West -30 37 £280 -13.85% 4
Scotland -72 32 £315 -
North East -34 27 £285 +1.79%
West Midlands -6 24 £306 +11.36% 6
South West -28 22 £324 +7.47% 2
East Midlands -21 19 £280 -6.67% 2
Yorkshire +5 17 £313 -8.09% 3
East of England -76 17 £285 -18.57% 2
Wales -1 5 £324 -31.84% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 522 (100.00%) Windows
2 374 (71.65%) Windows Server
3 331 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 319 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 247 (47.32%) VMware
6 242 (46.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 236 (45.21%) Microsoft
8 151 (28.93%) DNS
9 141 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 139 (26.63%) MS Exchange
11 135 (25.86%) Citrix
12 131 (25.10%) Security Cleared
13 123 (23.56%) SQL Server
14 122 (23.37%) DHCP
15 118 (22.61%) PowerShell
16 108 (20.69%) HP
17 105 (20.11%) SAN
18 100 (19.16%) IIS
19 99 (18.97%) VMware ESXi
20 98 (18.77%) Hyper-V
21 96 (18.39%) ITIL
21 96 (18.39%) Cisco
22 87 (16.67%) Windows 7
23 86 (16.48%) Linux
24 80 (15.33%) SharePoint
24 80 (15.33%) Office 365
25 78 (14.94%) SQL
26 76 (14.56%) Migration
27 74 (14.18%) SC Cleared
28 73 (13.98%) SCCM

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
1 139 (26.63%) MS Exchange
2 100 (19.16%) IIS
3 80 (15.33%) SharePoint
4 65 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 25 (4.79%) SharePoint Server
9 21 (4.02%) Skype for Business
10 19 (3.64%) Apache
11 16 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.72%) Tomcat
15 8 (1.53%) OpenStack
16 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
17 6 (1.15%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.96%) IBM Notes
19 4 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 56 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.07%) Acrobat
3 16 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.49%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.34%) KANA IQ
3 6 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) FRx
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 80 (15.33%) Office 365
2 55 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 2 (0.38%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (28.93%) DNS
2 122 (23.37%) DHCP
3 105 (20.11%) SAN
4 72 (13.79%) Firewall
5 64 (12.26%) WAN
6 62 (11.88%) LAN
6 62 (11.88%) TCP/IP
7 36 (6.90%) Internet
8 28 (5.36%) NAS
9 25 (4.79%) VPN
10 19 (3.64%) LDAP
10 19 (3.64%) Wireless
11 17 (3.26%) IPsec
12 15 (2.87%) Kerberos
13 14 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (2.68%) VoIP
14 13 (2.49%) Intranet
14 13 (2.49%) Network Security
15 11 (2.11%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (6.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.92%) MySQL
9 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.77%) MS Access
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.57%) Big Data
14 3 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.57%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 53 (10.15%) Finance
2 26 (4.98%) Banking
3 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.34%) Local Government
5 6 (1.15%) Legal
6 5 (0.96%) Law
6 5 (0.96%) Military
7 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.77%) Retail
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 89 (17.05%) Analyst
2 74 (14.18%) Support Engineer
3 52 (9.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 43 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (8.24%) Server Engineer
5 41 (7.85%) Support Analyst
6 37 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (6.51%) Architect
8 33 (6.32%) Server Support
9 30 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (5.36%) Desktop Support
11 25 (4.79%) Administrator
11 25 (4.79%) Server Analyst
12 23 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 22 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (4.02%) Consultant
15 20 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 19 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (3.64%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.60%) XML
2 19 (3.64%) jQuery
3 18 (3.45%) .NET
4 16 (3.07%) CSS
5 12 (2.30%) HTML
6 10 (1.92%) Web Services
7 8 (1.53%) XSLT
8 7 (1.34%) Ajax
9 4 (0.77%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.57%) JTS
11 2 (0.38%) SOAP
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.19%) COM+
12 1 (0.19%) DHTML
12 1 (0.19%) MDX
12 1 (0.19%) Spring
12 1 (0.19%) Spring Integration
12 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 1 (0.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 53 (10.15%) Clustering
3 40 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.41%) PKI
6 21 (4.02%) Replication
7 16 (3.07%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.87%) Blackberry
9 14 (2.68%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.72%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.72%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.15%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.96%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.96%) NHS
13 4 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.77%) RIA
13 4 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 522 (100.00%) Windows
2 374 (71.65%) Windows Server
3 331 (63.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 242 (46.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 86 (16.48%) Linux
7 59 (11.30%) Windows XP
8 44 (8.43%) Unix
9 37 (7.09%) Windows 10
10 31 (5.94%) Solaris
11 28 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (4.79%) Windows 8
13 23 (4.41%) Windows 2000
14 20 (3.83%) Windows Vista
15 19 (3.64%) CentOS
16 16 (3.07%) SUSE
17 14 (2.68%) Apple iOS
18 13 (2.49%) Android
18 13 (2.49%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (1.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.39%) ITIL
2 76 (14.56%) Migration
3 47 (9.00%) Change Management
4 46 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 36 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 29 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
7 26 (4.98%) Patch Management
8 25 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (4.21%) DevOps
10 22 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (4.02%) SDLC
11 21 (4.02%) Server Patching
12 20 (3.83%) High Availability
13 19 (3.64%) Open Source
13 19 (3.64%) Project Management
14 18 (3.45%) Service Delivery
15 17 (3.26%) CRM
16 15 (2.87%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (22.61%) PowerShell
2 78 (14.94%) SQL
3 23 (4.41%) VBScript
4 20 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.68%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.11%) C#
7 9 (1.72%) Java
8 8 (1.53%) VB
9 6 (1.15%) C
10 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.77%) PHP
12 2 (0.38%) Perl
12 2 (0.38%) Python
12 2 (0.38%) REXX
12 2 (0.38%) Tcl
12 2 (0.38%) VB6
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 74 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 65 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (11.88%) DV Cleared
5 37 (7.09%) MCSE
6 24 (4.60%) Degree
7 18 (3.45%) MCP
8 17 (3.26%) MCITP
8 17 (3.26%) MCSA
9 15 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.68%) CCNA
10 14 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.34%) CCNP
13 7 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.15%) CCDA
14 6 (1.15%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.15%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.51%) SLA
2 10 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.38%) QA
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 319 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 141 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (18.97%) VMware ESXi
4 98 (18.77%) Hyper-V
5 49 (9.39%) XenApp
6 46 (8.81%) vSphere
7 20 (3.83%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.11%) Samba
9 8 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.34%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.96%) Docker
12 5 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.96%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.77%) Squid
14 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 73 (13.98%) SCCM
2 34 (6.51%) NetBackup
3 32 (6.13%) SCOM
4 30 (5.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 28 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 23 (4.41%) WSUS
7 19 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (3.45%) vCenter Server
9 17 (3.26%) Netcool
10 16 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (2.87%) WMI
12 11 (2.11%) Puppet
13 10 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (1.34%) Backup Exec
15 7 (1.34%) DameWare
16 6 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
17 5 (0.96%) AirWatch
17 5 (0.96%) Ansible
17 5 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 247 (47.32%) VMware
2 236 (45.21%) Microsoft
3 135 (25.86%) Citrix
4 108 (20.69%) HP
5 96 (18.39%) Cisco
6 46 (8.81%) Oracle
7 35 (6.70%) Red Hat
8 34 (6.51%) Dell
9 33 (6.32%) McAfee
10 29 (5.56%) NetApp
11 21 (4.02%) EMC
12 20 (3.83%) Apple
12 20 (3.83%) Symantec
13 19 (3.64%) Juniper
14 18 (3.45%) SolarWinds
15 17 (3.26%) Sophos
16 16 (3.07%) Adobe
17 15 (2.87%) IBM
18 14 (2.68%) Fortinet
18 14 (2.68%) Veritas