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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 109 92 75
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 88 143 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.53% 2.02% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.88% 9.81% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 86 86
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Average hourly rate £19.44 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.80% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.22 £65.00 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1279 1458 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.18% 20.59% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 987 981
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £48.00 £27.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 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 31 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 31 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (81.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (60.94%) Active Directory
4 100 (52.08%) Microsoft
5 97 (50.52%) VMware
6 69 (35.94%) MS Exchange
7 64 (33.33%) Citrix
8 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 57 (29.69%) Windows 7
10 48 (25.00%) Finance
11 41 (21.35%) MS Office
11 41 (21.35%) SQL Server
12 40 (20.83%) Windows XP
13 39 (20.31%) ITIL
14 38 (19.79%) Cisco
15 36 (18.75%) SQL
16 33 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (16.15%) PowerShell
17 31 (16.15%) XenApp
18 30 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
18 30 (15.63%) MS Excel
18 30 (15.63%) Banking
19 28 (14.58%) SAN
20 26 (13.54%) Blackberry
20 26 (13.54%) DNS
20 26 (13.54%) HP
21 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (12.50%) LAN
22 23 (11.98%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 69 (35.94%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (10.94%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (9.90%) IIS
6 18 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.08%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.08%) Lync
9 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (21.35%) MS Office
2 30 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.58%) SAN
2 26 (13.54%) DNS
3 24 (12.50%) LAN
4 23 (11.98%) WAN
5 20 (10.42%) DHCP
5 20 (10.42%) Firewall
6 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.21%) VoIP
8 9 (4.69%) VPN
9 8 (4.17%) NAS
10 7 (3.65%) MPLS
11 6 (3.13%) DSL
11 6 (3.13%) BIG-IP
11 6 (3.13%) Internet
12 5 (2.60%) SMTP
13 4 (2.08%) Wireless
14 3 (1.56%) DMZ
14 3 (1.56%) Intranet
14 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
15 2 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.52%) MS Access
11 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.52%) DTS
11 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MSI
1 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.52%) NUnit
2 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
General
1 48 (25.00%) Finance
2 30 (15.63%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.17%) Legal
5 7 (3.65%) Law
6 5 (2.60%) Retail
7 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.04%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (22.40%) Analyst
2 19 (9.90%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.38%) Administrator
4 16 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 15 (7.81%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.73%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.21%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.21%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) Architect
10 8 (4.17%) Consultant
10 8 (4.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.08%) HTML
3 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 2 (1.04%) COM+
3 2 (1.04%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) WCF
4 1 (0.52%) jQuery
4 1 (0.52%) J2EE
4 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.52%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) XSLT
4 1 (0.52%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.54%) Blackberry
2 18 (9.38%) Clustering
3 16 (8.33%) Replication
4 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.69%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.69%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.56%) iPhone
5 3 (1.56%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.56%) Symmetrix
6 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.04%) Derivative
6 2 (1.04%) iPad
6 2 (1.04%) Kindle
7 1 (0.52%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.52%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.52%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (81.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (29.69%) Windows 7
4 40 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 33 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.81%) Linux
6 15 (7.81%) Windows 2000
7 12 (6.25%) UNIX
8 10 (5.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (3.65%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.56%) Solaris
11 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.04%) AIX
12 2 (1.04%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.31%) ITIL
2 16 (8.33%) Migration
3 14 (7.29%) Service Management
4 9 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.13%) Document Management
5 6 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 6 (3.13%) Performance Management
5 6 (3.13%) Project Management
6 5 (2.60%) Business Continuity
6 5 (2.60%) Change Management
7 4 (2.08%) ITSM
7 4 (2.08%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (1.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (1.56%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.56%) Capacity Management
8 3 (1.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.04%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.75%) SQL
2 31 (16.15%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.25%) VBScript
4 11 (5.73%) VB
5 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.56%) C#
7 3 (1.56%) Java
8 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) VB6
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.81%) MCSE
4 9 (4.69%) MCP
5 8 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.65%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.13%) CCA
8 5 (2.60%) MCITP
8 5 (2.60%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.08%) Degree
9 4 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.08%) CCNP
9 4 (2.08%) CCNA
10 3 (1.56%) MCTS
10 3 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.52%) NCDA
11 1 (0.52%) NCIE
11 1 (0.52%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (60.94%) Active Directory
2 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (16.15%) XenApp
4 21 (10.94%) vSphere
5 19 (9.90%) VMware ESX
6 15 (7.81%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.21%) XenServer
8 9 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.13%) NLBS
9 6 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.60%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.60%) ISA Server
10 5 (2.60%) Xen
10 5 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.60%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (1.56%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.04%) NFS
13 2 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (10.94%) SCCM
2 15 (7.81%) SCOM
3 8 (4.17%) WSUS
4 6 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.60%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.08%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.04%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.52%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 100 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 97 (50.52%) VMware
3 64 (33.33%) Citrix
4 38 (19.79%) Cisco
5 26 (13.54%) HP
6 18 (9.38%) IBM
7 14 (7.29%) Oracle
8 13 (6.77%) NetApp
9 11 (5.73%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.21%) EMC
10 10 (5.21%) AppSense
11 8 (4.17%) Dell
12 7 (3.65%) Symantec
13 4 (2.08%) Mitel
13 4 (2.08%) Clearswift
13 4 (2.08%) Veritas
13 4 (2.08%) Lotus
14 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.56%) Apple
14 3 (1.56%) Juniper
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