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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 113 114 83
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 84 99 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.59% 1.58% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.36% 7.93% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 62 62
Average daily rate
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£400 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £297
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 25
Average hourly rate £63.50 £22.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.63% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.50 £25.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
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
1142 1249 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.67% 19.97% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 864 816
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 71
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 84 (52.50%) VMware
5 65 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 54 (33.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 53 (33.13%) Citrix
8 46 (28.75%) Finance
9 44 (27.50%) MS Exchange
10 40 (25.00%) SQL
11 39 (24.38%) SAN
12 37 (23.13%) Windows 7
13 34 (21.25%) XenApp
13 34 (21.25%) Cisco
14 33 (20.63%) SQL Server
15 30 (18.75%) ITIL
15 30 (18.75%) HP
16 28 (17.50%) DNS
17 26 (16.25%) Windows XP
18 24 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 23 (14.38%) Migration
19 23 (14.38%) Banking
20 22 (13.75%) vSphere
21 21 (13.13%) DHCP
21 21 (13.13%) MS Office
21 21 (13.13%) Blackberry
22 20 (12.50%) Clustering
23 19 (11.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 44 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (11.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (8.75%) SharePoint
6 13 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (7.50%) IIS
8 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.88%) Lync
11 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (13.13%) MS Office
2 19 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.25%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
1 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.38%) SAN
2 28 (17.50%) DNS
3 21 (13.13%) DHCP
4 18 (11.25%) NAS
5 16 (10.00%) VLAN
6 14 (8.75%) HTTP
6 14 (8.75%) LAN
7 13 (8.13%) WAN
8 8 (5.00%) Kerberos
8 8 (5.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.00%) Firewall
9 7 (4.38%) LDAP
9 7 (4.38%) SNMP
10 6 (3.75%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.75%) VoIP
10 6 (3.75%) WLAN
11 4 (2.50%) FTP
11 4 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.50%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.88%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.50%) MS Access
8 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.63%) DTS
11 1 (0.63%) SSDT
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.63%) ERwin
1 1 (0.63%) MSI
1 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.63%) WiX
General
1 46 (28.75%) Finance
2 23 (14.38%) Banking
3 9 (5.63%) Law
4 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.75%) Advertising
6 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.50%) Billing
7 3 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.88%) Publishing
8 2 (1.25%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 28 (17.50%) Analyst
2 18 (11.25%) Administrator
3 17 (10.63%) Consultant
4 14 (8.75%) Server Engineer
5 12 (7.50%) Desktop Support
5 12 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Server Administrator
6 10 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
7 9 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.00%) DBA
9 7 (4.38%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.75%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.13%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) .NET
2 11 (6.88%) SOAP
3 4 (2.50%) Web Services
4 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.25%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.25%) WCF
5 2 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) LAMP
6 1 (0.63%) XHTML
6 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Blackberry
2 20 (12.50%) Clustering
3 17 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.50%) Fat Client
4 12 (7.50%) Thin Client
5 8 (5.00%) Replication
6 6 (3.75%) Symmetrix
7 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.50%) iPhone
7 4 (2.50%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (1.88%) iPad
9 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.25%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.25%) iSeries
9 2 (1.25%) IVR
10 1 (0.63%) PDA
10 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (33.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (23.13%) Windows 7
5 26 (16.25%) Windows XP
6 10 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 7 (4.38%) UNIX
8 5 (3.13%) Solaris
8 5 (3.13%) Linux
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.50%) HPUX
9 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.75%) ITIL
2 23 (14.38%) Migration
3 14 (8.75%) Service Management
4 11 (6.88%) BPR
4 11 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.88%) Business Analysis
4 11 (6.88%) Business Process Improvement
5 8 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (4.38%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 7 (4.38%) Change Management
7 4 (2.50%) Project Management
7 4 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.50%) CRM
7 4 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.50%) Workflow
7 4 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (2.50%) Performance Management
8 3 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.75%) VB
3 6 (3.75%) C#
4 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.50%) VBScript
5 4 (2.50%) C
6 2 (1.25%) RPG
6 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.25%) Korn
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.63%) MCSE
3 8 (5.00%) MCITP
4 7 (4.38%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.88%) Degree
7 3 (1.88%) MCSA
8 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.25%) MCP
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.25%) MCTS
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CCA
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) SLA
1 4 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 85 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 53 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (21.25%) XenApp
4 22 (13.75%) vSphere
5 17 (10.63%) VMware Server
6 12 (7.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.38%) DFS Replication
9 6 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (3.13%) SRDF
10 5 (3.13%) Xen
11 3 (1.88%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.88%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.25%) NLBS
12 2 (1.25%) XenServer
13 1 (0.63%) NFS
13 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) SCCM
2 11 (6.88%) SCOM
2 11 (6.88%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (3.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.13%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.50%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.88%) DameWare
6 3 (1.88%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.88%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.25%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.25%) vMotion
7 2 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.25%) Puppet
7 2 (1.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 84 (52.50%) VMware
2 65 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 53 (33.13%) Citrix
4 34 (21.25%) Cisco
5 30 (18.75%) HP
6 13 (8.13%) IBM
6 13 (8.13%) Red Hat
7 12 (7.50%) NetApp
8 9 (5.63%) EMC
9 8 (5.00%) Symantec
10 7 (4.38%) Altiris
10 7 (4.38%) Oracle
10 7 (4.38%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.13%) AppSense
11 5 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.13%) Dell
12 4 (2.50%) CommVault
12 4 (2.50%) Apple
12 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.50%) Reuters
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