The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 106 88 90
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 92 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.61% 2.08% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.37% 10.61% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 85
Average daily rate
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£323 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £239 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £469 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £20.38 £28.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.56 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £18.88 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-16.57% +2.05%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1249 1386 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.87% 19.58% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 941 948
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 79 88
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2003
London

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014, 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (80.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (58.38%) Active Directory
4 95 (48.22%) Microsoft
5 94 (47.72%) VMware
6 70 (35.53%) MS Exchange
7 67 (34.01%) Citrix
8 59 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (27.41%) Windows 7
10 43 (21.83%) MS Office
11 42 (21.32%) Finance
11 42 (21.32%) SQL
12 41 (20.81%) SQL Server
13 40 (20.30%) ITIL
14 38 (19.29%) Windows XP
14 38 (19.29%) Cisco
15 35 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (16.75%) XenApp
17 32 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2007
18 30 (15.23%) MS Excel
19 29 (14.72%) HP
19 29 (14.72%) PowerShell
20 28 (14.21%) DNS
21 27 (13.71%) Banking
22 26 (13.20%) Blackberry
23 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
23 24 (12.18%) SAN
23 24 (12.18%) SCCM
24 23 (11.68%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 70 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (10.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (10.15%) SharePoint
6 19 (9.64%) IIS
7 17 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.03%) Lync
10 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.51%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 43 (21.83%) MS Office
2 30 (15.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.21%) DNS
2 24 (12.18%) SAN
3 23 (11.68%) LAN
4 22 (11.17%) WAN
5 21 (10.66%) DHCP
6 20 (10.15%) Firewall
7 14 (7.11%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.58%) VoIP
9 9 (4.57%) VPN
10 8 (4.06%) NAS
11 6 (3.05%) MPLS
11 6 (3.05%) DSL
11 6 (3.05%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.54%) SMTP
13 4 (2.03%) DMZ
13 4 (2.03%) Internet
14 3 (1.52%) Wireless
14 3 (1.52%) Intranet
15 2 (1.02%) HTTP
15 2 (1.02%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) MS Access
9 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.51%) MySQL
10 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.51%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MSI
1 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.51%) NUnit
2 1 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (21.32%) Finance
2 27 (13.71%) Banking
3 11 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.57%) Legal
5 8 (4.06%) Law
6 5 (2.54%) Retail
7 4 (2.03%) Back Office
8 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.52%) Publishing
9 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (21.83%) Analyst
2 20 (10.15%) Support Engineer
3 17 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.12%) Administrator
4 16 (8.12%) Wintel Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (5.58%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.08%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Citrix Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) .NET
2 8 (4.06%) HTML
2 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (1.02%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.02%) COM+
5 1 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) XSLT
5 1 (0.51%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.51%) Spring
5 1 (0.51%) Ajax
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.51%) WCF
5 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.61%) Clustering
3 13 (6.60%) Replication
4 8 (4.06%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.06%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.52%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.52%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) iPad
7 2 (1.02%) Kindle
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.02%) Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 197 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (80.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (27.41%) Windows 7
4 38 (19.29%) Windows XP
5 35 (17.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.11%) Windows 2000
7 13 (6.60%) Linux
8 11 (5.58%) UNIX
9 8 (4.06%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (3.05%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.05%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.54%) Solaris
12 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.02%) Android
13 2 (1.02%) AIX
13 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.30%) ITIL
2 16 (8.12%) Service Management
3 15 (7.61%) Migration
4 9 (4.57%) Service Delivery
5 8 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.05%) Change Management
6 6 (3.05%) Business Continuity
6 6 (3.05%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.05%) Performance Management
7 5 (2.54%) Capacity Management
7 5 (2.54%) Project Management
7 5 (2.54%) Document Management
7 5 (2.54%) ITSM
8 4 (2.03%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.52%) Load Balancing
9 3 (1.52%) Change Control
9 3 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (1.52%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.32%) SQL
2 29 (14.72%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.58%) VBScript
3 11 (5.58%) VB
4 6 (3.05%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.52%) Java
6 2 (1.02%) Perl
7 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) VB6
7 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (8.63%) MCSE
4 11 (5.58%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.08%) MCP
6 9 (4.57%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (4.06%) CCA
7 8 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.05%) CCNA
8 6 (3.05%) MCITP
9 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.03%) Degree
10 4 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.03%) CCNP
11 3 (1.52%) MCTS
11 3 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.02%) CCEE
13 1 (0.51%) NCDA
13 1 (0.51%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (58.38%) Active Directory
2 59 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (16.75%) XenApp
4 19 (9.64%) vSphere
5 17 (8.63%) VMware ESX
6 13 (6.60%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (4.57%) XenServer
9 6 (3.05%) NLBS
9 6 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.54%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.54%) ISA Server
10 5 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.54%) Xen
11 4 (2.03%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.02%) NFS
13 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (1.02%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (12.18%) SCCM
2 18 (9.14%) SCOM
3 9 (4.57%) WSUS
4 7 (3.55%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.54%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.03%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.02%) OpenView
8 2 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.51%) Nessus
9 1 (0.51%) WMI
9 1 (0.51%) DameWare
9 1 (0.51%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 95 (48.22%) Microsoft
2 94 (47.72%) VMware
3 67 (34.01%) Citrix
4 38 (19.29%) Cisco
5 29 (14.72%) HP
6 17 (8.63%) IBM
7 14 (7.11%) NetApp
8 13 (6.60%) Oracle
9 11 (5.58%) EMC
10 10 (5.08%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.08%) AppSense
11 9 (4.57%) Symantec
12 8 (4.06%) Dell
13 5 (2.54%) Lotus
13 5 (2.54%) Mitel
14 4 (2.03%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.03%) Apple
14 4 (2.03%) Veritas
14 4 (2.03%) Clearswift
15 3 (1.52%) Open Text
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