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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 114 110 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 82 108 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.72% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.09% 8.63% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 75
Average daily rate
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£371 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £309
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -83.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.02 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.18% -3.92%
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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
1157 1252 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.32% 19.89% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 898 889
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (52.47%) VMware
4 81 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 68 (41.98%) Microsoft
6 56 (34.57%) Finance
6 56 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (33.95%) Citrix
8 53 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (25.93%) SAN
10 39 (24.07%) Cisco
11 38 (23.46%) MS Exchange
12 36 (22.22%) SQL
12 36 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 34 (20.99%) XenApp
14 32 (19.75%) ITIL
14 32 (19.75%) HP
15 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
15 29 (17.90%) Windows XP
16 27 (16.67%) DNS
17 26 (16.05%) Migration
18 23 (14.20%) Banking
18 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
18 23 (14.20%) MS Office
18 23 (14.20%) vSphere
19 22 (13.58%) Blackberry
20 20 (12.35%) DHCP
20 20 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (11.73%) Clustering
21 19 (11.73%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (23.46%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (11.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (6.79%) SharePoint
7 10 (6.17%) IIS
8 5 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.47%) Lync
10 3 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.23%) WorkSite
11 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
1 23 (14.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.23%) MS Project
2 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.23%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.23%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
1 1 (0.62%) IaaS
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.93%) SAN
2 27 (16.67%) DNS
3 20 (12.35%) DHCP
4 19 (11.73%) LAN
5 18 (11.11%) NAS
6 17 (10.49%) WAN
7 16 (9.88%) VLAN
8 14 (8.64%) HTTP
9 13 (8.02%) TCP/IP
10 9 (5.56%) Firewall
11 6 (3.70%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.47%) VoIP
13 4 (2.47%) FTP
13 4 (2.47%) LDAP
13 4 (2.47%) Kerberos
13 4 (2.47%) MPLS
13 4 (2.47%) DSL
13 4 (2.47%) VPN
13 4 (2.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.47%) MS Access
9 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.62%) SSDT
11 1 (0.62%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) WiX
1 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.62%) MSI
1 1 (0.62%) ERwin
1 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (34.57%) Finance
2 23 (14.20%) Banking
3 8 (4.94%) Law
3 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.70%) Advertising
5 4 (2.47%) Billing
5 4 (2.47%) Legal
6 3 (1.85%) Publishing
6 3 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.85%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.62%) Front Office
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (15.43%) Analyst
2 20 (12.35%) Administrator
3 17 (10.49%) Consultant
4 13 (8.02%) Server Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.79%) Windows Administrator
7 10 (6.17%) Server Administrator
7 10 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.94%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.32%) DBA
9 7 (4.32%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
11 5 (3.09%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.09%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.79%) SOAP
2 10 (6.17%) .NET
3 4 (2.47%) Web Services
4 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.23%) WCF
5 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.62%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.62%) LAMP
5 1 (0.62%) XHTML
5 1 (0.62%) CSS
5 1 (0.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Blackberry
2 19 (11.73%) Clustering
3 12 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 12 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.32%) Replication
5 6 (3.70%) Symmetrix
6 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.47%) IVR
7 4 (2.47%) iPhone
7 4 (2.47%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (1.85%) iPad
9 2 (1.23%) CMDB
9 2 (1.23%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.23%) iSeries
10 1 (0.62%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.62%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 29 (17.90%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.79%) Windows Vista
7 10 (6.17%) UNIX
8 9 (5.56%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.32%) Solaris
10 6 (3.70%) Linux
11 5 (3.09%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.47%) HPUX
12 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.85%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) ITIL
2 26 (16.05%) Migration
3 15 (9.26%) Service Management
4 11 (6.79%) Business Analysis
4 11 (6.79%) Business Process Improvement
4 11 (6.79%) BPR
5 10 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.56%) Workflow
7 8 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.32%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.70%) Change Management
10 5 (3.09%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.47%) CRM
11 4 (2.47%) Project Management
11 4 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.47%) Incident Management
12 3 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.22%) SQL
2 13 (8.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.32%) C
4 6 (3.70%) C#
5 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.09%) VB
6 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.47%) Korn
7 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.85%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) RPG
9 1 (0.62%) VBA
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.88%) MCSE
3 8 (4.94%) MCITP
4 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.23%) MCP
6 2 (1.23%) MCSA
6 2 (1.23%) MCTS
6 2 (1.23%) Degree
6 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CCA
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CCEA
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CCNP
7 1 (0.62%) CCNA
7 1 (0.62%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (2.47%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 53 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.99%) XenApp
4 23 (14.20%) vSphere
5 13 (8.02%) VMware Server
6 11 (6.79%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.79%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.94%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.09%) SRDF
8 5 (3.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (3.09%) Xen
9 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.85%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.85%) NLBS
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.85%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.85%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.23%) NFS
12 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) HP SiteScope
2 10 (6.17%) SCCM
2 10 (6.17%) SCOM
3 6 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.09%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.47%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.85%) WSUS
6 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.23%) MOM
7 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.23%) DameWare
7 2 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.23%) Puppet
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.23%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.23%) vMotion
8 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 85 (52.47%) VMware
2 68 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 55 (33.95%) Citrix
4 39 (24.07%) Cisco
5 32 (19.75%) HP
6 15 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 12 (7.41%) IBM
7 12 (7.41%) NetApp
8 9 (5.56%) 3PAR
8 9 (5.56%) Oracle
8 9 (5.56%) EMC
9 7 (4.32%) Symantec
10 6 (3.70%) CommVault
10 6 (3.70%) Apple
11 5 (3.09%) StorageTek
11 5 (3.09%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.47%) Reuters
12 4 (2.47%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.47%) Dell
12 4 (2.47%) AppSense
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