Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 216 124
Rank change year-on-year -201 -92 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 508 1357 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.25% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.56% 5.61% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 859 1183
UK median daily rate £321 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% -3.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £166 £179 £163
90th Percentile £449 £475 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £302 £300
% change year-on-year +2.82% +0.50% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 105 195
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.31% +16.67% +2.86%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.00 £10.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £22.13 £18.23
% change year-on-year -27.06% +21.37% +4.17%

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 19876 24174 24575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 22.29% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12495 15252 14353
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1270 1963
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +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 20 August 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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 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 -196 461 £323 +2.38% 65
UK excluding London -149 356 £310 +2.82% 52
London -138 144 £401 +14.43% 16
South East -53 139 £315 -2.06% 12
North of England -103 84 £295 +5.17% 10
Midlands -35 45 £300 - 15
Scotland -70 37 £315 -8.70% 3
South West -33 36 £238 -20.83% 5
North East -31 34 £275 +9.78% 1
North West -38 30 £295 -9.23% 7
West Midlands +5 29 £336 +12.08% 11
Yorkshire -8 20 £323 +0.39% 2
East Midlands -46 16 £288 -4.17% 4
East of England -72 13 £388 +13.14% 7
Wales -2 3 £325 +3.59%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 508 (100.00%) Windows
2 368 (72.44%) Windows Server
3 359 (70.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 318 (62.60%) Active Directory
5 255 (50.20%) Microsoft
6 252 (49.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (45.67%) VMware
8 155 (30.51%) MS Exchange
9 151 (29.72%) DNS
10 142 (27.95%) Citrix
11 134 (26.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 133 (26.18%) SQL Server
13 125 (24.61%) DHCP
13 125 (24.61%) Security Cleared
14 118 (23.23%) PowerShell
15 101 (19.88%) HP
16 100 (19.69%) SAN
17 97 (19.09%) Windows 7
18 95 (18.70%) SQL
19 94 (18.50%) SharePoint
20 93 (18.31%) ITIL
20 93 (18.31%) IIS
21 89 (17.52%) Office 365
22 88 (17.32%) Linux
23 86 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
24 84 (16.54%) Migration
25 81 (15.94%) Cisco
25 81 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
26 79 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010
27 75 (14.76%) SC Cleared

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
1 155 (30.51%) MS Exchange
2 94 (18.50%) SharePoint
3 93 (18.31%) IIS
4 79 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 33 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (6.50%) SharePoint Server
8 32 (6.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 32 (6.30%) Skype for Business
9 26 (5.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (4.13%) Apache
11 14 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (2.56%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.77%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
14 7 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
14 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.98%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 63 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.77%) Acrobat
5 6 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
6 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.39%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.39%) FRx
4 2 (0.39%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 89 (17.52%) Office 365
2 63 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.98%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.39%) GitHub
7 2 (0.39%) PaaS
7 2 (0.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (29.72%) DNS
2 125 (24.61%) DHCP
3 100 (19.69%) SAN
4 72 (14.17%) Firewall
5 56 (11.02%) TCP/IP
6 54 (10.63%) LAN
7 53 (10.43%) WAN
8 41 (8.07%) NAS
9 40 (7.87%) Internet
10 25 (4.92%) VPN
11 18 (3.54%) HTTP
11 18 (3.54%) Network Security
12 17 (3.35%) LDAP
13 15 (2.95%) Skype
14 14 (2.76%) Intranet
14 14 (2.76%) SMTP
15 13 (2.56%) Ethernet
15 13 (2.56%) VoIP
15 13 (2.56%) Wireless
16 12 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (26.18%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.95%) MySQL
5 15 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.17%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.18%) BODI
11 5 (0.98%) MS Access
11 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.79%) Big Data
12 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (1.57%) MSI
5 6 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.79%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.39%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) Toad
8 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.20%) FxCop
9 1 (0.20%) MSTest
9 1 (0.20%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.20%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.20%) WatiN
General
1 58 (11.42%) Finance
2 31 (6.10%) Banking
3 13 (2.56%) Local Government
4 8 (1.57%) Legal
5 7 (1.38%) Military
6 4 (0.79%) Back Office
6 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Law
7 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (15.35%) Support Engineer
2 76 (14.96%) Analyst
3 55 (10.83%) Server Engineer
4 50 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 48 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (7.68%) Windows Engineer
7 36 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (6.89%) Support Analyst
9 34 (6.69%) Server Support
10 32 (6.30%) Architect
11 30 (5.91%) Desktop Support
12 28 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 21 (4.13%) Active Directory Engineer
13 21 (4.13%) DBA
13 21 (4.13%) IT Support
14 20 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (3.94%) Consultant
14 20 (3.94%) VMware Engineer
15 19 (3.74%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.51%) .NET
2 16 (3.15%) jQuery
2 16 (3.15%) XML
3 14 (2.76%) CSS
4 13 (2.56%) XSLT
5 12 (2.36%) Web Services
6 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.98%) HTML
7 4 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 3 (0.59%) ODBC
8 3 (0.59%) WAP
9 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.20%) Node.js
10 1 (0.20%) OpenVZ
10 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.83%) Clustering
2 51 (10.04%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.53%) PKI
6 22 (4.33%) Replication
7 16 (3.15%) Blackberry
7 16 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.15%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.95%) Fat Client
8 15 (2.95%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.38%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.98%) CESG
12 5 (0.98%) RIA
13 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 508 (100.00%) Windows
2 368 (72.44%) Windows Server
3 359 (70.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 252 (49.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (19.09%) Windows 7
6 88 (17.32%) Linux
7 72 (14.17%) Windows XP
8 45 (8.86%) Unix
8 45 (8.86%) Windows 10
9 28 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 27 (5.31%) Solaris
11 22 (4.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (3.15%) SUSE
14 15 (2.95%) Windows 2000
14 15 (2.95%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.56%) CentOS
16 12 (2.36%) Android
17 11 (2.17%) AIX
18 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.31%) ITIL
2 84 (16.54%) Migration
3 45 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (7.68%) Problem Management
5 37 (7.28%) Change Management
6 30 (5.91%) Incident Management
7 24 (4.72%) High Availability
7 24 (4.72%) Patch Management
8 21 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (4.13%) Server Building
9 20 (3.94%) Server Patching
9 20 (3.94%) Software Distribution
10 18 (3.54%) Server Virtualisation
11 17 (3.35%) Network Management
11 17 (3.35%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.35%) Service Management
12 16 (3.15%) CRM
12 16 (3.15%) Project Management
13 15 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (2.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 95 (18.70%) SQL
3 22 (4.33%) VBScript
4 21 (4.13%) VB
5 18 (3.54%) C#
5 18 (3.54%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.38%) Java
7 7 (1.38%) PHP
7 7 (1.38%) REXX
7 7 (1.38%) Tcl
8 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.18%) VB6
9 5 (0.98%) C
9 5 (0.98%) Perl
9 5 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.79%) Python
11 2 (0.39%) Ruby
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (24.61%) Security Cleared
2 86 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (14.76%) SC Cleared
4 61 (12.01%) MCSE
5 56 (11.02%) DV Cleared
6 25 (4.92%) Degree
7 23 (4.53%) MCSA
8 22 (4.33%) MCITP
9 21 (4.13%) MCP
10 17 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (2.95%) CCNA
12 14 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.97%) CCNP
14 9 (1.77%) CCDA
14 9 (1.77%) JNCIA
14 9 (1.77%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.77%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.89%) SLA
2 8 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 318 (62.60%) Active Directory
2 134 (26.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
4 73 (14.37%) Hyper-V
5 55 (10.83%) XenApp
6 38 (7.48%) vSphere
7 17 (3.35%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.77%) ISA Server
9 9 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.38%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.38%) Samba
10 7 (1.38%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.18%) Squid
11 6 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.79%) Docker
13 4 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (13.39%) SCCM
2 32 (6.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 31 (6.10%) NetBackup
4 30 (5.91%) SCOM
5 29 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (5.12%) WSUS
7 20 (3.94%) Netcool
8 16 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (2.76%) vCenter Server
10 12 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.77%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.77%) Puppet
11 9 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (1.77%) Webmin
12 8 (1.57%) DameWare
12 8 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.38%) Nagios
13 7 (1.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 6 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 255 (50.20%) Microsoft
2 232 (45.67%) VMware
3 142 (27.95%) Citrix
4 101 (19.88%) HP
5 81 (15.94%) Cisco
6 45 (8.86%) Oracle
7 40 (7.87%) Dell
8 38 (7.48%) NetApp
9 36 (7.09%) Red Hat
10 29 (5.71%) McAfee
11 27 (5.31%) Sophos
12 24 (4.72%) EMC
13 18 (3.54%) Symantec
13 18 (3.54%) Veritas
14 17 (3.35%) Juniper
15 16 (3.15%) Apple
16 14 (2.76%) Veeam
17 13 (2.56%) IBM
18 12 (2.36%) SolarWinds
19 11 (2.17%) 3PAR