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 3 months to 24 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 111 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 -49  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 14 31 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.03% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.67% 5.34% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 31
Median daily rate £275 £275 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £170 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £463 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -5.78% +0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -38.09%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 381 580 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.98% 19.21% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 302 232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 61
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham +4 6 £275 -10.20% 3
Herefordshire -2 2 £360 -4.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Warwickshire +6 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (54.17%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (25.00%) Replication
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) Unix
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) SAN
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.67%) CentOS
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco
9 4 (16.67%) VB
9 4 (16.67%) MySQL
9 4 (16.67%) WAN
9 4 (16.67%) VB6
9 4 (16.67%) Clustering
10 3 (12.50%) Change Management
10 3 (12.50%) Firewall

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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) SSH
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) X.500
5 1 (4.17%) 3G
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (4.17%) OLAP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) DBA
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL DBA
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Production DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Production DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) ODBC
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) DHTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) MDX
3 1 (4.17%) WAP
3 1 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Unix
6 4 (16.67%) CentOS
7 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (8.33%) HPUX
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.17%) Android
9 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Open Source
3 3 (12.50%) Server Building
3 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Process Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VB
2 4 (16.67%) VB6
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) MOS
2 1 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) XenApp
6 1 (4.17%) Samba
6 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.17%) UAG
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) Webmin
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.17%) Avaya
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Informatica
7 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.17%) Lumension
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) Toshiba