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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 112 98 87
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 92 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.56% 2.06% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.86% 9.13% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 79
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £208 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £19.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £41.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
1342 1600 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.75% 22.61% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1084 1000
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.50 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (78.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (59.60%) Active Directory
4 104 (52.53%) VMware
5 100 (50.51%) Microsoft
6 67 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 66 (33.33%) Citrix
8 63 (31.82%) MS Exchange
9 55 (27.78%) Finance
10 54 (27.27%) Windows 7
11 41 (20.71%) SQL
12 40 (20.20%) XenApp
13 39 (19.70%) SQL Server
14 38 (19.19%) MS Office
15 36 (18.18%) ITIL
15 36 (18.18%) Windows XP
15 36 (18.18%) Cisco
15 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (16.16%) DNS
17 31 (15.66%) SAN
18 30 (15.15%) MS Excel
19 29 (14.65%) HP
19 29 (14.65%) Banking
19 29 (14.65%) PowerShell
20 28 (14.14%) SCCM
20 28 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
20 28 (14.14%) Linux
21 26 (13.13%) Blackberry
22 25 (12.63%) vSphere
23 24 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 63 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (9.60%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.07%) IIS
7 12 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.52%) Lync
10 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.01%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 38 (19.19%) MS Office
2 30 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.16%) DNS
2 31 (15.66%) SAN
3 23 (11.62%) WAN
3 23 (11.62%) LAN
4 22 (11.11%) DHCP
5 15 (7.58%) Firewall
6 11 (5.56%) VoIP
7 9 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.04%) VPN
8 8 (4.04%) MPLS
8 8 (4.04%) NAS
9 7 (3.54%) DSL
9 7 (3.54%) BIG-IP
10 6 (3.03%) Internet
11 5 (2.53%) Wireless
12 4 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.52%) Intranet
13 3 (1.52%) SMTP
13 3 (1.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.01%) DB2
10 2 (1.01%) MS Access
10 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.01%) MySQL
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MSI
1 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.51%) NUnit
2 1 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (27.78%) Finance
2 29 (14.65%) Banking
3 11 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.05%) Legal
5 7 (3.54%) Law
6 5 (2.53%) Retail
7 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (24.24%) Analyst
2 23 (11.62%) Administrator
3 20 (10.10%) Support Analyst
4 18 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 17 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.57%) Windows Administrator
7 12 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.56%) Server Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) Server Administrator
10 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Architect
10 9 (4.55%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.04%) Consultant
11 8 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.04%) Server Analyst
11 8 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (2.02%) HTML
3 3 (1.52%) JSON
3 3 (1.52%) Web Services
3 3 (1.52%) XML
4 2 (1.01%) XSD
4 2 (1.01%) JMS
4 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.01%) JSP
4 2 (1.01%) Servlets
4 2 (1.01%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.01%) RESTful
4 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.51%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.51%) WCF
5 1 (0.51%) jQuery
5 1 (0.51%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.13%) Blackberry
2 22 (11.11%) Replication
3 21 (10.61%) Clustering
4 12 (6.06%) Thin Client
4 12 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.52%) Derivative
7 3 (1.52%) iPhone
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) Social Network
8 2 (1.01%) Kindle
8 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.01%) PDA
8 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) PACS
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) W3C
9 1 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (78.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 28 (14.14%) Linux
6 21 (10.61%) UNIX
7 14 (7.07%) Windows 2000
8 13 (6.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.03%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.01%) AIX
12 2 (1.01%) Solaris
13 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.18%) ITIL
2 19 (9.60%) Migration
3 17 (8.59%) Service Management
4 11 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.04%) Problem Management
6 7 (3.54%) Asset Management
6 7 (3.54%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.53%) Change Management
8 5 (2.53%) Project Management
8 5 (2.53%) Document Management
9 4 (2.02%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.02%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.02%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.02%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (1.52%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.52%) Coaching
10 3 (1.52%) Release Management
10 3 (1.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.71%) SQL
2 29 (14.65%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.56%) VBScript
4 10 (5.05%) VB
5 7 (3.54%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.02%) Java
8 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.52%) Perl
8 3 (1.52%) C#
9 2 (1.01%) C
9 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.01%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.56%) MCSE
3 9 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.54%) MCP
5 5 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.02%) ISEB
6 4 (2.02%) Degree
7 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.52%) CCA
7 3 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.52%) MCITP
8 2 (1.01%) NCDA
8 2 (1.01%) NCIE
8 2 (1.01%) MCSA
8 2 (1.01%) MCTS
8 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) MOS
9 1 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (59.60%) Active Directory
2 67 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (20.20%) XenApp
4 25 (12.63%) vSphere
5 23 (11.62%) VMware ESX
6 19 (9.60%) Hyper-V
7 12 (6.06%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.55%) XenServer
9 8 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.54%) NLBS
11 6 (3.03%) Xen
11 6 (3.03%) VMware Server
11 6 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (2.02%) Terminal Server
13 4 (2.02%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.52%) NFS
14 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (14.14%) SCCM
2 16 (8.08%) SCOM
3 9 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (4.04%) WSUS
5 7 (3.54%) Tivoli
6 6 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.53%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.52%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.01%) Control-M
10 2 (1.01%) ARCserve
10 2 (1.01%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.01%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.51%) CORE IMPACT
11 1 (0.51%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 104 (52.53%) VMware
2 100 (50.51%) Microsoft
3 66 (33.33%) Citrix
4 36 (18.18%) Cisco
5 29 (14.65%) HP
6 19 (9.60%) Oracle
7 17 (8.59%) IBM
8 15 (7.58%) EMC
9 14 (7.07%) NetApp
10 10 (5.05%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.05%) AppSense
10 10 (5.05%) Dell
11 8 (4.04%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.54%) Veritas
12 7 (3.54%) Juniper
13 6 (3.03%) Symantec
13 6 (3.03%) Veeam
14 5 (2.53%) Hitachi
15 4 (2.02%) Mitel
15 4 (2.02%) Altiris
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