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 25 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 192 117
Rank change year-on-year -168 -75  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 239 725 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 1.37% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 5.90% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 432 622
Median daily rate £310 £322 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £295
% change year-on-year -5.78% +2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 92
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.83% +19.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.22 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -28.26% +24.59%  

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 9652 12296 12385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.85% 23.17% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6011 7745 7227
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 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 645 978
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
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 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 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 25 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 25 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 -157 216 £320 +1.99% 63
South East +12 76 £330 +0.76% 10
London -100 59 £400 +8.10% 23
Berkshire +16 25 £315 +5.70% 2
North East -9 21 £199 -23.55%
Hampshire -3 19 £330 +1.03% 3
Scotland -37 18 £151 -59.86% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 17 £198 -24.76%
Tyne and Wear 0 17 £198 -24.76%
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £375 +36.36% 3
South West -16 16 £169 -43.75% 2
Milton Keynes -1 15 £413 -8.33%
West Midlands +7 14 £275 - 10
North West -12 14 £280 -17.03% 7
Bracknell +2 13 £269 -2.18%
Yorkshire +11 11 £325 -13.33% 6
Cheshire +24 8 £280 -19.71% 2
Reading +18 7 £315 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 7 £275 -31.25% 5
Somerset -2 7 - -
Birmingham +6 6 £275 -10.20% 3
Aberdeen -1 6 £151 -56.37%
Surrey -12 6 £380 +8.57% 2
New Malden - 6 - -
Chester +17 5 £280 +27.27%
Renfrewshire +14 5 £250 -24.24%
Erskine +12 5 £250 -24.24%
Oxfordshire -10 5 £140 -61.53%
Yeovil - 5 - -
Leeds +13 4 £275 -29.03% 3

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 574 (100.00%) Windows
2 412 (71.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 392 (68.29%) Windows Server
4 382 (66.55%) Active Directory
5 298 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 290 (50.52%) Microsoft
7 274 (47.74%) VMware
8 170 (29.62%) DNS
9 163 (28.40%) Security Cleared
9 163 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 156 (27.18%) MS Exchange
11 152 (26.48%) SQL
12 147 (25.61%) Windows 7
13 143 (24.91%) SQL Server
14 139 (24.22%) PowerShell
15 131 (22.82%) Citrix
16 130 (22.65%) ITIL
17 127 (22.13%) DHCP
18 111 (19.34%) SC Cleared
19 108 (18.82%) HP
20 106 (18.47%) Linux
20 106 (18.47%) SharePoint
21 100 (17.42%) IIS
22 99 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
23 98 (17.07%) Firewall
24 97 (16.90%) SCCM
25 95 (16.55%) Hyper-V
26 93 (16.20%) Office 365
27 91 (15.85%) SAN
27 91 (15.85%) Cisco

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 (27.18%) MS Exchange
2 106 (18.47%) SharePoint
3 100 (17.42%) IIS
4 86 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (7.84%) Skype for Business
8 37 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 27 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (4.18%) SharePoint Server
12 20 (3.48%) Apache
13 16 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (2.79%) Office Communications Server
14 10 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.22%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.22%) WebLogic
16 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.87%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 80 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.52%) Demantra
5 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.52%) 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 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) Exstream
7 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 93 (16.20%) Office 365
2 80 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.70%) SaaS
7 3 (0.52%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) GitHub
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (29.62%) DNS
2 127 (22.13%) DHCP
3 98 (17.07%) Firewall
4 91 (15.85%) SAN
5 80 (13.94%) LAN
5 80 (13.94%) WAN
6 47 (8.19%) TCP/IP
7 44 (7.67%) NAS
8 35 (6.10%) Internet
9 31 (5.40%) VPN
10 27 (4.70%) HTTP
11 26 (4.53%) Skype
12 25 (4.36%) SSL
13 19 (3.31%) HTTPS
13 19 (3.31%) VoIP
14 17 (2.96%) SMTP
15 16 (2.79%) VLAN
16 15 (2.61%) Network Security
16 15 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (2.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 48 (8.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 42 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (3.83%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.31%) MySQL
7 18 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.92%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.39%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.05%) BODI
Development Applications
1 17 (2.96%) MSI
2 14 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.70%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.52%) Subversion
10 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.35%) JIRA
10 2 (0.35%) Toad
10 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.17%) NUnit
11 1 (0.17%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.17%) WatiN
General
1 65 (11.32%) Finance
2 21 (3.66%) Banking
3 16 (2.79%) Local Government
4 14 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.26%) Legal
6 9 (1.57%) Military
6 9 (1.57%) Retail
7 7 (1.22%) Back Office
8 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.70%) Marketing
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (15.33%) Analyst
2 84 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 60 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (10.10%) Server Engineer
5 53 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
6 48 (8.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 43 (7.49%) Support Analyst
8 39 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (6.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 30 (5.23%) IT Support
11 29 (5.05%) Architect
12 28 (4.88%) Consultant
12 28 (4.88%) DBA
13 27 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 27 (4.70%) Active Directory Engineer
14 24 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 23 (4.01%) Desktop Support
15 23 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (4.01%) Wintel Engineer
16 22 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.36%) .NET
2 14 (2.44%) XML
3 10 (1.74%) Web Services
4 9 (1.57%) CSS
5 6 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.87%) ADSI
6 5 (0.87%) jQuery
6 5 (0.87%) XSLT
7 4 (0.70%) HTML
8 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.52%) ODBC
8 3 (0.52%) WAP
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.35%) WCF
10 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.17%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.28%) Clustering
2 44 (7.67%) Data Centre
3 42 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.01%) Replication
5 22 (3.83%) PKI
6 20 (3.48%) Fat Client
6 20 (3.48%) Thin Client
7 19 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.79%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.22%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.87%) CESG
12 5 (0.87%) HACMP
12 5 (0.87%) Handset
12 5 (0.87%) RIA
12 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.70%) NHS
13 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 574 (100.00%) Windows
2 412 (71.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 392 (68.29%) Windows Server
4 298 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (25.61%) Windows 7
6 106 (18.47%) Linux
7 77 (13.41%) Windows XP
8 60 (10.45%) Windows 10
9 56 (9.76%) Unix
10 42 (7.32%) Windows 8
11 26 (4.53%) Windows Vista
12 24 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (3.14%) Solaris
14 17 (2.96%) Windows 2000
15 16 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (2.61%) AIX
16 15 (2.61%) CentOS
16 15 (2.61%) Mac OS X
17 14 (2.44%) HPUX
17 14 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (22.65%) ITIL
2 76 (13.24%) Migration
3 49 (8.54%) Change Management
4 47 (8.19%) Problem Management
5 40 (6.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (5.92%) Incident Management
6 34 (5.92%) Patch Management
7 30 (5.23%) Service Management
8 28 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 28 (4.88%) Software Distribution
9 27 (4.70%) CRM
10 26 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (4.36%) Server Patching
12 24 (4.18%) Project Management
13 21 (3.66%) High Availability
14 20 (3.48%) Server Building
15 19 (3.31%) Virtual Environments
16 18 (3.14%) Network Management
16 18 (3.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 17 (2.96%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 152 (26.48%) SQL
2 139 (24.22%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.57%) VB
4 23 (4.01%) VBScript
5 14 (2.44%) REXX
5 14 (2.44%) Tcl
6 13 (2.26%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.74%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.39%) C#
8 8 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.22%) PHP
9 7 (1.22%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.22%) VB6
10 5 (0.87%) C
10 5 (0.87%) Perl
10 5 (0.87%) Python
11 2 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.17%) C++
12 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 163 (28.40%) Security Cleared
2 111 (19.34%) SC Cleared
3 99 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (11.85%) MCSE
5 57 (9.93%) DV Cleared
6 28 (4.88%) MCSA
7 27 (4.70%) MCITP
8 25 (4.36%) MCP
9 23 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (3.66%) CCNA
11 19 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (3.14%) CCNP
13 16 (2.79%) Degree
14 12 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.92%) DBS Check
16 9 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.57%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.57%) MCTS
17 8 (1.39%) ISEB
18 7 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.14%) SLA
2 10 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) BS25999
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 382 (66.55%) Active Directory
2 163 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (16.55%) Hyper-V
4 86 (14.98%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (7.49%) XenApp
6 40 (6.97%) vSphere
7 20 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (3.14%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.26%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.39%) UAG
14 7 (1.22%) Samba
14 7 (1.22%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (1.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 97 (16.90%) SCCM
2 41 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (5.57%) SCOM
4 31 (5.40%) WSUS
5 25 (4.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (4.01%) NetBackup
7 22 (3.83%) McAfee ePO
8 19 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (3.31%) vCenter Server
9 14 (2.44%) Netcool
10 13 (2.26%) BladeLogic
11 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.92%) AirWatch
13 10 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (1.57%) Webmin
15 8 (1.39%) Nagios
15 8 (1.39%) Puppet
16 7 (1.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 290 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 274 (47.74%) VMware
3 131 (22.82%) Citrix
4 108 (18.82%) HP
5 91 (15.85%) Cisco
6 48 (8.36%) Oracle
7 41 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 40 (6.97%) Dell
8 40 (6.97%) McAfee
9 31 (5.40%) Apple
10 30 (5.23%) NetApp
11 29 (5.05%) Symantec
12 23 (4.01%) Sophos
13 22 (3.83%) EMC
14 19 (3.31%) IBM
15 18 (3.14%) Avaya
16 17 (2.96%) Juniper
16 17 (2.96%) Veeam
16 17 (2.96%) Veritas
17 16 (2.79%) SolarWinds
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