Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 November 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 165 156
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 23 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.50% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 2.59% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 37
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £306 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +11.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £270 £215 £179
90th Percentile £420 £420 £473
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -23.08% -31.58%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.02 £22.38
% change year-on-year +6.52% -32.87% +27.86%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,094 928 1,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.23% 19.28% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 534 565
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £143 £158 £185
90th Percentile £525 £562 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 88 103
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.03% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.05
90th Percentile £24.63 £34.37 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
Birmingham +2 11 £360 +29.73%
Staffordshire - 7 £360 - 4
Warwickshire +12 6 £225 -41.94%
Solihull +4 2 £400 -
Herefordshire -14 2 - -
Coventry -11 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) VMware
3 19 (82.61%) Windows Server
4 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
5 14 (60.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
8 10 (43.48%) Patch Management
9 8 (34.78%) Retail
9 8 (34.78%) Citrix
9 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
10 7 (30.43%) Migration
10 7 (30.43%) Firewall
10 7 (30.43%) DNS
10 7 (30.43%) LAN
10 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) XenApp
11 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 6 (26.09%) Re-Platforming
11 6 (26.09%) MCITP
11 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (26.09%) FMCG
11 6 (26.09%) DHCP
11 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (26.09%) Internet

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
1 7 (30.43%) LAN
1 7 (30.43%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) SNMP
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Server Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Project Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Security Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Security Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Server Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WSH
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) FMCG
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) CentOS
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) Patch Management
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Re-Platforming
4 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (21.74%) Application Discovery
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) BCP
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) SIEM
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Release Management
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) VBScript
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (26.09%) MCITP
3 5 (21.74%) MCSE
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (21.74%) vSphere
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
7 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (4.35%) vCloud
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Asigra
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec