The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 108 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 100 103 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.76% 1.80% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.62% 8.10% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 88
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £314
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
Average hourly rate £22.83 £20.38 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% -49.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.92 £44.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.61 £15.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.12% -16.56%
Windows Server 2003
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1160 1271 1400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.21% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 930 954
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003.

1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (74.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (48.66%) VMware
4 85 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 83 (44.39%) Finance
6 82 (43.85%) Active Directory
7 73 (39.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (37.97%) Citrix
9 51 (27.27%) ITIL
9 51 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (25.67%) Cisco
10 48 (25.67%) SAN
11 44 (23.53%) XenApp
12 41 (21.93%) SQL
13 38 (20.32%) MS Exchange
14 37 (19.79%) HP
15 34 (18.18%) Migration
15 34 (18.18%) Clustering
15 34 (18.18%) Windows 7
16 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
17 30 (16.04%) Windows XP
17 30 (16.04%) DNS
17 30 (16.04%) PowerShell
18 29 (15.51%) vSphere
19 28 (14.97%) SCCM
19 28 (14.97%) MS Office
20 27 (14.44%) MS Excel
21 25 (13.37%) WAN
22 24 (12.83%) DHCP
22 24 (12.83%) Banking

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.49%) IIS
5 13 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.35%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.21%) Lync
9 4 (2.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.07%) WorkSite
11 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.53%) CMS
12 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (14.97%) MS Office
2 27 (14.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.67%) SAN
2 30 (16.04%) DNS
3 25 (13.37%) WAN
4 24 (12.83%) DHCP
5 22 (11.76%) LAN
6 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.63%) NAS
7 15 (8.02%) Firewall
8 11 (5.88%) VLAN
9 9 (4.81%) MPLS
9 9 (4.81%) DSL
9 9 (4.81%) HTTP
10 8 (4.28%) BIG-IP
11 6 (3.21%) Ethernet
12 5 (2.67%) VPN
13 4 (2.14%) SMTP
13 4 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.14%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.07%) Cisco ICM
14 2 (1.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.07%) DTS
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.53%) SSDT
10 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) ERwin
2 1 (0.53%) MSI
2 1 (0.53%) Log4Net
2 1 (0.53%) NUnit
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.53%) Moq
2 1 (0.53%) WiX
2 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 83 (44.39%) Finance
2 24 (12.83%) Banking
3 10 (5.35%) Law
4 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.67%) Retail
4 5 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.67%) Advertising
5 4 (2.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (17.65%) Analyst
2 21 (11.23%) Administrator
3 17 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 16 (8.56%) Consultant
4 16 (8.56%) Desktop Support
5 13 (6.95%) Windows Administrator
6 12 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.88%) DBA
7 11 (5.88%) Server Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Windows Server Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.28%) SQL DBA
10 8 (4.28%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.28%) Wintel Consultant
11 6 (3.21%) Wintel Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) SOAP
2 7 (3.74%) .NET
3 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.14%) COM
4 3 (1.60%) Web Services
5 2 (1.07%) HTML
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.07%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.07%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) LAMP
6 1 (0.53%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.53%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.53%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.53%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.18%) Clustering
2 21 (11.23%) Blackberry
3 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.35%) Replication
6 9 (4.81%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.81%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.67%) iPhone
9 4 (2.14%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.14%) iPad
9 4 (2.14%) CMDB
10 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.60%) Symmetrix
11 2 (1.07%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.07%) Symmetrix DMX
11 2 (1.07%) EqualLogic
11 2 (1.07%) IVR
11 2 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (74.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (39.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 30 (16.04%) Windows XP
6 12 (6.42%) Windows 2000
6 12 (6.42%) UNIX
7 10 (5.35%) Linux
8 8 (4.28%) Solaris
9 7 (3.74%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.21%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.14%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (1.07%) HPUX
14 1 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.27%) ITIL
2 34 (18.18%) Migration
3 20 (10.70%) Service Management
4 14 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.95%) Server Building
6 12 (6.42%) Workflow
7 10 (5.35%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (4.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (4.81%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.28%) Business Analysis
9 8 (4.28%) Business Continuity
9 8 (4.28%) BCP
9 8 (4.28%) BPR
9 8 (4.28%) Business Process Improvement
9 8 (4.28%) Performance Management
9 8 (4.28%) Change Control
10 7 (3.74%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (3.74%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.93%) SQL
2 30 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.74%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.74%) C
5 4 (2.14%) VB
5 4 (2.14%) Korn
6 3 (1.60%) C#
7 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.07%) VBScript
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.09%) MCSE
3 9 (4.81%) MCITP
4 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.14%) Degree
5 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.14%) MCSA
6 3 (1.60%) MCP
6 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.07%) MCTS
7 2 (1.07%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) CCA
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CCEA
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) SLA
1 4 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 82 (43.85%) Active Directory
2 51 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (23.53%) XenApp
4 29 (15.51%) vSphere
5 14 (7.49%) VMware ESX
6 11 (5.88%) VMware Server
7 9 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.28%) NLBS
8 8 (4.28%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.60%) SRDF
10 3 (1.60%) Xen
11 2 (1.07%) NFS
11 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.07%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (14.97%) SCCM
2 18 (9.63%) SCOM
3 9 (4.81%) WSUS
4 8 (4.28%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (3.74%) HP SIM
6 6 (3.21%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.14%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.60%) MOM
8 3 (1.60%) Control-M
8 3 (1.60%) DameWare
9 2 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.07%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.07%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 91 (48.66%) VMware
2 85 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 71 (37.97%) Citrix
4 48 (25.67%) Cisco
5 37 (19.79%) HP
6 17 (9.09%) Oracle
7 14 (7.49%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.42%) IBM
9 10 (5.35%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.81%) 3PAR
11 8 (4.28%) Apple
11 8 (4.28%) EMC
12 7 (3.74%) CommVault
13 6 (3.21%) Sybase
14 5 (2.67%) NetApp
14 5 (2.67%) StorageTek
15 4 (2.14%) Bloomberg
16 3 (1.60%) Symantec
16 3 (1.60%) Remedy
16 3 (1.60%) BMC
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