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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 99 79
Rank change year-on-year -7 -20  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 9 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 1.10% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.65% 4.93% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 24
Median daily rate £450 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £18.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.06% +18.54%  

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 340 609 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 22.26% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 281 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Shropshire +33 4 £500 -
Birmingham -8 3 £225 -25.00% 2
Coventry -4 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) Replication
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) CentOS
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) VB6
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (20.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) Dell
9 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) VB
9 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) MySQL
10 3 (15.00%) MS Office
10 3 (15.00%) ODBC
10 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SSH
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) 3G
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) DBA
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.00%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) ICT Support
4 1 (5.00%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ODBC
3 1 (5.00%) EDI
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) CentOS
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) HPUX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Data Extraction
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VB
2 4 (20.00%) VB6
3 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MOS
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) CCA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) Webmin
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Dell
4 4 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) LANDesk
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
6 1 (5.00%) Capita
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas