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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 149 149 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 -48
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 325 333 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.49% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.92% 7.23% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 225 227
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £192 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £22.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -21.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £23.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -6.57%
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
4695 4606 4262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.96% 20.56% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3175 3052 2737
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 227 229
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
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 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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
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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 +7 81 £413 +10.73% 35
Croydon -11 5 £500 +11.11% 3
Uxbridge -4 1 £275 +10.00% 1
Enfield -7 1 £388 +29.16%
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £118 -
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 540 (79.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 358 (52.72%) Active Directory
4 335 (49.34%) VMware
5 279 (41.09%) Microsoft
6 248 (36.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 210 (30.93%) Citrix
8 187 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 172 (25.33%) MS Exchange
10 151 (22.24%) Finance
11 146 (21.50%) SQL
11 146 (21.50%) SAN
12 145 (21.35%) Windows 7
13 139 (20.47%) SQL Server
14 136 (20.03%) Cisco
15 130 (19.15%) Migration
16 129 (19.00%) DNS
17 123 (18.11%) HP
18 115 (16.94%) Windows XP
18 115 (16.94%) ITIL
19 111 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
20 103 (15.17%) XenApp
21 97 (14.29%) Firewall
21 97 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
22 94 (13.84%) vSphere
22 94 (13.84%) PowerShell
23 90 (13.25%) TCP/IP
24 88 (12.96%) DHCP
24 88 (12.96%) IIS
25 87 (12.81%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 172 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 111 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (12.96%) IIS
4 71 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 62 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (6.77%) SharePoint
8 45 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (3.68%) Lync
10 21 (3.09%) Tomcat
11 17 (2.50%) Apache
11 17 (2.50%) WebSphere
12 15 (2.21%) WebLogic
12 15 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (1.62%) WorkSite
14 9 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.88%) Oracle BPEL
15 6 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 76 (11.19%) MS Office
2 73 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.88%) MS Project
5 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.88%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.44%) Eikon
4 2 (0.29%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.29%) Agresso
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.57%) Office 365
2 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (21.50%) SAN
2 129 (19.00%) DNS
3 97 (14.29%) Firewall
4 90 (13.25%) TCP/IP
5 88 (12.96%) DHCP
6 87 (12.81%) LAN
7 83 (12.22%) WAN
8 54 (7.95%) NAS
9 43 (6.33%) VLAN
10 38 (5.60%) HTTP
11 35 (5.15%) VPN
12 28 (4.12%) NetScaler
13 26 (3.83%) MPLS
14 24 (3.53%) Internet
15 22 (3.24%) VoIP
15 22 (3.24%) FTP
16 19 (2.80%) Network Security
17 14 (2.06%) SSL
18 13 (1.91%) WLAN
18 13 (1.91%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (7.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 22 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.06%) MySQL
8 14 (2.06%) MS Access
9 13 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.03%) EDRMS
13 5 (0.74%) DTS
13 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.50%) MSI
2 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.74%) Hudson
3 4 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.59%) JIRA
3 4 (0.59%) Subversion
4 2 (0.29%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Toad
5 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.15%) ERwin
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 151 (22.24%) Finance
2 70 (10.31%) Banking
3 39 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 35 (5.15%) Law
5 18 (2.65%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.21%) Retail
7 14 (2.06%) Advertising
7 14 (2.06%) Billing
8 12 (1.77%) Legal
9 9 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.33%) Publishing
10 8 (1.18%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.03%) Marketing
12 4 (0.59%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.44%) Front Office
13 3 (0.44%) Back Office
13 3 (0.44%) Local Government
14 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 114 (16.79%) Analyst
2 76 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 69 (10.16%) Support Engineer
4 66 (9.72%) Consultant
5 57 (8.39%) Support Analyst
6 47 (6.92%) Administrator
7 45 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 43 (6.33%) Desktop Support
9 41 (6.04%) Server Engineer
10 37 (5.45%) Applications Support
11 31 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
12 27 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 25 (3.68%) DBA
15 23 (3.39%) Windows Server Engineer
16 22 (3.24%) SQL DBA
17 21 (3.09%) Architect
18 19 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
19 18 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.95%) .NET
2 18 (2.65%) SOAP
3 16 (2.36%) Middleware
3 16 (2.36%) Web Services
4 14 (2.06%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (1.62%) HTML
7 9 (1.33%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.88%) WCF
9 5 (0.74%) LAMP
9 5 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.74%) Java EE
10 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.59%) JSP
10 4 (0.59%) ODBC
10 4 (0.59%) J2EE
11 2 (0.29%) Rendezvous
11 2 (0.29%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.29%) CSS
12 1 (0.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.87%) Blackberry
2 53 (7.81%) Clustering
3 49 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.71%) Replication
5 25 (3.68%) Fat Client
5 25 (3.68%) Thin Client
6 20 (2.95%) Symmetrix
7 18 (2.65%) Symmetrix DMX
8 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.91%) IVR
10 9 (1.33%) CLARiiON
11 8 (1.18%) iPhone
11 8 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.03%) iPad
13 6 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.74%) Open Source
14 5 (0.74%) FlexPod
15 4 (0.59%) Wiki
15 4 (0.59%) GIS
15 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 540 (79.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 248 (36.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 145 (21.35%) Windows 7
5 115 (16.94%) Windows XP
6 76 (11.19%) Linux
7 48 (7.07%) UNIX
8 32 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.27%) Solaris
10 27 (3.98%) Windows Vista
11 26 (3.83%) Windows 8
12 23 (3.39%) Windows 2000
13 17 (2.50%) HPUX
14 12 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.47%) CentOS
15 10 (1.47%) SUSE
16 9 (1.33%) Android
17 8 (1.18%) Mac OS X
18 7 (1.03%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (19.15%) Migration
2 115 (16.94%) ITIL
3 43 (6.33%) Change Management
3 43 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (5.15%) Service Management
5 30 (4.42%) Project Management
5 30 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
6 25 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (3.53%) Problem Management
8 23 (3.39%) CRM
8 23 (3.39%) Workflow
9 21 (3.09%) DevOps
9 21 (3.09%) Asset Management
10 20 (2.95%) Service Delivery
10 20 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.80%) Validation
12 17 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.36%) Business Process Improvement
13 16 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (2.36%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 146 (21.50%) SQL
2 94 (13.84%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.30%) C#
4 27 (3.98%) VBScript
5 22 (3.24%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.65%) C
6 18 (2.65%) VB
7 17 (2.50%) Java
8 12 (1.77%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.62%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.47%) Perl
11 8 (1.18%) PHP
12 7 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.03%) Python
13 6 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.88%) Korn
14 3 (0.44%) Ruby
15 2 (0.29%) VBA
15 2 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 97 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (8.84%) MCSE
3 52 (7.66%) Security Cleared
4 46 (6.77%) MCITP
5 28 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 26 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (3.68%) SC Cleared
8 23 (3.39%) MCP
9 20 (2.95%) Degree
10 17 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.06%) CCNA
12 13 (1.91%) MCTS
13 10 (1.47%) VCP5
13 10 (1.47%) MCSA
13 10 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.33%) CCA
15 6 (0.88%) VCP4
16 5 (0.74%) CCEA
16 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.74%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) QA
1 14 (2.06%) SLA
2 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 358 (52.72%) Active Directory
2 187 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (15.17%) XenApp
4 94 (13.84%) vSphere
5 60 (8.84%) Hyper-V
6 47 (6.92%) VMware ESX
7 36 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (4.71%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.39%) VMware Server
9 23 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.65%) XenServer
10 18 (2.65%) SRDF
10 18 (2.65%) Xen
11 16 (2.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (1.91%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.77%) ISA Server
14 9 (1.33%) NFS
14 9 (1.33%) DFS Replication
15 8 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (1.03%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 81 (11.93%) SCCM
2 37 (5.45%) SCOM
3 22 (3.24%) Backup Exec
4 18 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 17 (2.50%) WSUS
5 17 (2.50%) Puppet
5 17 (2.50%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (1.91%) HP SIM
7 11 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (1.62%) EdgeSight
8 8 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.03%) MOM
10 6 (0.88%) vMotion
10 6 (0.88%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 335 (49.34%) VMware
2 279 (41.09%) Microsoft
3 210 (30.93%) Citrix
4 136 (20.03%) Cisco
5 123 (18.11%) HP
6 77 (11.34%) NetApp
7 69 (10.16%) Red Hat
8 61 (8.98%) Oracle
9 60 (8.84%) EMC
10 43 (6.33%) IBM
11 37 (5.45%) Dell
12 30 (4.42%) Symantec
13 19 (2.80%) Altiris
14 18 (2.65%) Veeam
14 18 (2.65%) F5
15 17 (2.50%) Juniper
16 16 (2.36%) SolarWinds
16 16 (2.36%) CheckPoint
17 14 (2.06%) Apple
17 14 (2.06%) CommVault
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