Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 154 107
Rank change year-on-year -6 -47 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 24 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.84% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 5.00% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 27
West Midlands median daily rate £306 £278 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +15.63% -14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £185 £110
90th Percentile £420 £473 £404
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -31.58% -5.00%
England median hourly rate £14.04 £22.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -37.27% +27.86% -7.89%

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 929 1041 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.19% 16.89% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 551 362
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £181 £145
90th Percentile £560 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 104 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.08 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Birmingham +3 11 £278 -11.20%
Warwickshire +2 5 £388 +134.85%
Solihull +9 3 £400 -5.88%
Herefordshire -5 2 £360 +10.77%
Coventry +15 1 £173 -9.21%
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 -
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (95.83%) Windows Server
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 6 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.83%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) Unix
9 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
10 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 4 (16.67%) DHCP
10 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) C#
10 4 (16.67%) Java
10 4 (16.67%) DNS

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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.33%) IIS
6 1 (4.17%) Apache
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (4.17%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) X.500
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) DHTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) MDX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Windows Server
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (20.83%) Unix
6 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.50%) Android
7 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (8.33%) Solaris
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (4.17%) AIX
9 1 (4.17%) HPUX
9 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Demand Management
3 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (4.17%) Data Security
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C#
1 4 (16.67%) Java
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.17%) Samba
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Netcool
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Unicenter
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 9 (37.50%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Informatica
6 1 (4.17%) Lumension
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Meridio
6 1 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec