The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 229 149 134
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 185 343 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 1.62% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.34% 7.09% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 217 233
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +26.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £105.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
Windows Server 2003
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4267 4838 4798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.15% 22.81% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2914 3323 3147
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 153 210
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the London region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the London region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 35 £450 +20.00% 8
New Malden - 5 - -
Erith - 4 - -
Westminster - 2 - -
Croydon -12 1 £525 +5.00% 1
Northwood - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 - -
Clapham - 1 £275 -
Southwark - 1 £325 -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 286 (71.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 277 (69.25%) Windows Server
4 206 (51.50%) Active Directory
5 184 (46.00%) Microsoft
6 173 (43.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (37.00%) Finance
8 121 (30.25%) Windows 7
9 119 (29.75%) VMware
10 95 (23.75%) SQL Server
11 91 (22.75%) MS Office
12 90 (22.50%) MS Exchange
13 88 (22.00%) Citrix
14 86 (21.50%) SQL
15 69 (17.25%) DNS
16 68 (17.00%) Migration
17 65 (16.25%) Blackberry
18 62 (15.50%) SCCM
19 61 (15.25%) Banking
19 61 (15.25%) ITIL
20 60 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 59 (14.75%) Firewall
22 57 (14.25%) Linux
22 57 (14.25%) MS Excel
23 54 (13.50%) VPN
23 54 (13.50%) DHCP
24 53 (13.25%) Oracle
25 50 (12.50%) Windows XP
26 48 (12.00%) TCP/IP
26 48 (12.00%) SCOM

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 90 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 43 (10.75%) IIS
3 28 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.25%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.75%) IBM Notes
6 16 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (3.25%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (2.00%) iPlanet
10 8 (2.00%) MQSeries
10 8 (2.00%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.00%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.75%) Apache
12 4 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 91 (22.75%) MS Office
2 57 (14.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.25%) Eikon
2 8 (2.00%) BusinessWare
2 8 (2.00%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Faxination
3 3 (0.75%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Exstream
5 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.00%) Office 365
2 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) GitHub
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.25%) DNS
2 59 (14.75%) Firewall
3 54 (13.50%) DHCP
3 54 (13.50%) VPN
4 48 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 40 (10.00%) SAN
6 38 (9.50%) LAN
7 37 (9.25%) WAN
8 25 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (5.50%) Internet
10 15 (3.75%) VLAN
11 13 (3.25%) Network Security
12 11 (2.75%) Intranet
12 11 (2.75%) VoIP
12 11 (2.75%) Wireless
13 10 (2.50%) NAS
14 8 (2.00%) NetScaler
15 7 (1.75%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.75%) HTTP
16 6 (1.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (10.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.00%) DB2
6 8 (2.00%) DB2 UDB
6 8 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.50%) MySQL
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.50%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 148 (37.00%) Finance
2 61 (15.25%) Banking
3 28 (7.00%) Legal
4 24 (6.00%) Retail
5 17 (4.25%) Law
5 17 (4.25%) Retail Banking
6 15 (3.75%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.50%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.00%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Front Office
11 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.75%) Marketing
12 2 (0.50%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) International Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (18.50%) Analyst
2 42 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 40 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 37 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (9.00%) Support Analyst
6 35 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (7.50%) Administrator
8 27 (6.75%) Project Manager
9 26 (6.50%) DBA
10 25 (6.25%) SQL DBA
11 24 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 24 (6.00%) IT Support
12 22 (5.50%) Architect
13 21 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (5.00%) Consultant
14 20 (5.00%) Server Engineer
14 20 (5.00%) Service Analyst
15 18 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 18 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.25%) .NET
2 10 (2.50%) XML
3 9 (2.25%) HTML
3 9 (2.25%) Web Services
4 8 (2.00%) MSMQ
5 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.25%) CSS
6 5 (1.25%) jQuery
7 4 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.75%) Ajax
8 3 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.75%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.75%) XSLT
9 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.50%) JSON
9 2 (0.50%) Middleware
9 2 (0.50%) SOAP
9 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (16.25%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.50%) Replication
3 25 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.00%) Data Centre
5 23 (5.75%) Clustering
6 22 (5.50%) iPhone
7 20 (5.00%) iPad
8 16 (4.00%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.50%) FMCG
10 8 (2.00%) AS400
10 8 (2.00%) Fintech
11 6 (1.50%) NHS
11 6 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.00%) Handset
13 4 (1.00%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 286 (71.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 277 (69.25%) Windows Server
4 173 (43.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (30.25%) Windows 7
6 57 (14.25%) Linux
7 50 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 38 (9.50%) Solaris
9 21 (5.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 18 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.25%) Android
12 14 (3.50%) Unix
12 14 (3.50%) Windows 8
13 12 (3.00%) AIX
14 10 (2.50%) SUSE
14 10 (2.50%) Windows 2000
15 8 (2.00%) Apple iOS
15 8 (2.00%) zOS
16 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.00%) Migration
2 61 (15.25%) ITIL
3 32 (8.00%) Service Management
4 31 (7.75%) Project Management
5 24 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 22 (5.50%) ITSM
7 18 (4.50%) Change Management
8 17 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 15 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (3.50%) Business Continuity
12 13 (3.25%) Asset Management
12 13 (3.25%) High Availability
13 12 (3.00%) Server Building
14 11 (2.75%) Problem Management
14 11 (2.75%) TOGAF
15 10 (2.50%) Change Control
16 9 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (2.25%) PRINCE2
17 8 (2.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.50%) SQL
2 44 (11.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.50%) VBScript
5 9 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.00%) C#
7 6 (1.50%) VB
7 6 (1.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.75%) Java
8 3 (0.75%) Perl
8 3 (0.75%) PHP
8 3 (0.75%) VBA
9 2 (0.50%) Python
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (7.75%) MCSE
3 22 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (5.50%) MCP
4 20 (5.00%) Degree
5 13 (3.25%) MCDST
6 12 (3.00%) CCNA
7 11 (2.75%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.25%) CCNP
9 9 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (2.00%) CCSP
10 8 (2.00%) CISM
10 8 (2.00%) CISSP
11 6 (1.50%) CCDA
11 6 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.50%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.50%) JNCIP
11 6 (1.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.25%) SLA
2 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (0.75%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.75%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 206 (51.50%) Active Directory
2 60 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.25%) XenApp
4 34 (8.50%) vSphere
5 26 (6.50%) Hyper-V
6 18 (4.50%) XenDesktop
7 16 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.25%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.00%) ClearTrust
11 7 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.75%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.75%) XenServer
12 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.00%) NFS
13 3 (0.75%) Firmware
13 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (15.50%) SCCM
2 48 (12.00%) SCOM
3 13 (3.25%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (2.25%) WSUS
5 8 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.75%) HP SIM
6 7 (1.75%) vMotion
7 6 (1.50%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 5 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.75%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.50%) Control-M
11 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 184 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 119 (29.75%) VMware
3 88 (22.00%) Citrix
4 53 (13.25%) Oracle
5 37 (9.25%) Cisco
6 32 (8.00%) HP
7 27 (6.75%) LANDesk
8 23 (5.75%) Bloomberg
8 23 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 21 (5.25%) Sybase
10 20 (5.00%) Dell
10 20 (5.00%) Lotus
10 20 (5.00%) Reuters
10 20 (5.00%) Veritas
11 19 (4.75%) NetApp
12 18 (4.50%) Symantec
13 15 (3.75%) Apple
13 15 (3.75%) CheckPoint
13 15 (3.75%) IBM
13 15 (3.75%) Juniper
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