The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 140 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 367 425 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.33% 9.63% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 239 320
Average daily rate £315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 58
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.75 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £135.00 £28.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 107 £325 -10.95% 35
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Croydon -2 13 £450 +2.85%
Uxbridge +2 6 £288 -23.33%
Harrow - 5 £215 - 2
Romford - 3 - - 1
Hounslow +11 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £300 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £85 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 756 (100.00%) Windows
2 598 (79.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 432 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 363 (48.02%) VMware
5 351 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 279 (36.90%) MS Exchange
7 231 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 224 (29.63%) Citrix
9 196 (25.93%) SQL Server
10 169 (22.35%) Windows XP
10 169 (22.35%) Windows 7
11 163 (21.56%) SQL
12 156 (20.63%) ITIL
12 156 (20.63%) DNS
13 146 (19.31%) PowerShell
14 141 (18.65%) MS Office
15 132 (17.46%) DHCP
15 132 (17.46%) MS Excel
16 128 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 128 (16.93%) Exchange Server 2010
17 122 (16.14%) Cisco
18 118 (15.61%) SCCM
19 117 (15.48%) HP
20 113 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
21 111 (14.68%) Finance
22 110 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 100 (13.23%) SAN
24 98 (12.96%) SharePoint
25 95 (12.57%) XenApp
25 95 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 279 (36.90%) MS Exchange
2 128 (16.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 95 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 93 (12.30%) IIS
6 84 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 70 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 34 (4.50%) CMS
9 32 (4.23%) Umbraco
10 21 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (2.38%) Lync
12 12 (1.59%) Apache
13 9 (1.19%) WorkSite
14 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.79%) Oracle Spatial
16 5 (0.66%) Mule
16 5 (0.66%) WordPress
16 5 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 141 (18.65%) MS Office
2 132 (17.46%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.72%) MS Project
5 7 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.79%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (3.84%) Google Analytics
2 20 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.25%) Office 365
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 156 (20.63%) DNS
2 132 (17.46%) DHCP
3 100 (13.23%) SAN
4 83 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 76 (10.05%) Firewall
6 71 (9.39%) LAN
7 65 (8.60%) WAN
8 45 (5.95%) VoIP
9 34 (4.50%) VPN
10 30 (3.97%) Internet
10 30 (3.97%) SMTP
11 28 (3.70%) Wireless
12 23 (3.04%) NAS
13 20 (2.65%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.46%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.32%) LDAP
15 10 (1.32%) Network Security
16 9 (1.19%) HTTP
17 8 (1.06%) SSL
17 8 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 113 (14.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (12.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 27 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 16 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.19%) MySQL
10 8 (1.06%) MS Access
10 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.40%) RavenDB
15 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.40%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 35 (4.63%) Git (software)
1 35 (4.63%) Mercurial
2 34 (4.50%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.66%) MSI
5 4 (0.53%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.53%) NUnit
5 4 (0.53%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (0.40%) Subversion
6 3 (0.40%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.26%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.26%) JUnit
7 2 (0.26%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (14.68%) Finance
2 55 (7.28%) Banking
3 33 (4.37%) Legal
4 31 (4.10%) Law
5 22 (2.91%) Retail
6 17 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.85%) Back Office
10 7 (0.93%) Front Office
11 5 (0.66%) Advertising
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Marketing
15 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 116 (15.34%) Analyst
2 71 (9.39%) Developer
3 69 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 66 (8.73%) Administrator
5 65 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 51 (6.75%) Consultant
8 48 (6.35%) Desktop Support
8 48 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 45 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
10 44 (5.82%) Server Engineer
11 40 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
12 35 (4.63%) Architect
13 34 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
14 33 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
15 29 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 24 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 23 (3.04%) Citrix Engineer
17 23 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
18 21 (2.78%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (9.39%) .NET
2 55 (7.28%) HTML
3 36 (4.76%) jQuery
4 35 (4.63%) CSS
5 34 (4.50%) ASP.NET
6 29 (3.84%) LESS
7 27 (3.57%) Web Services
8 23 (3.04%) XHTML
9 22 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (2.51%) Application Packaging
11 18 (2.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 11 (1.46%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.46%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.46%) Middleware
12 11 (1.46%) XML
13 10 (1.32%) Ajax
13 10 (1.32%) HTML5
14 9 (1.19%) JSON
15 8 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 50 (6.61%) Clustering
3 30 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.91%) Replication
5 20 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 20 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.59%) EqualLogic
7 10 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.19%) iPad
9 8 (1.06%) iPhone
10 7 (0.93%) PKI
10 7 (0.93%) CLARiiON
10 7 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.79%) IVR
11 6 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.79%) CMDB
11 6 (0.79%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 756 (100.00%) Windows
2 598 (79.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (22.35%) Windows XP
3 169 (22.35%) Windows 7
4 110 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (9.66%) Linux
6 55 (7.28%) Windows 2000
7 41 (5.42%) UNIX
7 41 (5.42%) Windows 2000 Server
8 31 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 25 (3.31%) Solaris
11 14 (1.85%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.59%) SUSE
13 9 (1.19%) AIX
14 8 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.93%) CentOS
15 7 (0.93%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.53%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.63%) ITIL
2 57 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 55 (7.28%) Migration
4 53 (7.01%) Change Management
5 43 (5.69%) TDD
6 41 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (5.03%) Scrum
8 35 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (4.63%) Kanban
8 35 (4.63%) E-Commerce
9 34 (4.50%) Analytics
10 32 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (3.97%) BDD
12 29 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (3.84%) Change Control
12 29 (3.84%) SEO
12 29 (3.84%) Business Continuity
13 28 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
14 27 (3.57%) Service Delivery
15 26 (3.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (21.56%) SQL
2 146 (19.31%) PowerShell
3 54 (7.14%) VB
4 47 (6.22%) C#
5 41 (5.42%) JavaScript
6 38 (5.03%) VBScript
7 19 (2.51%) VB.NET
8 13 (1.72%) Java
9 12 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.06%) C
12 7 (0.93%) Perl
13 6 (0.79%) C++
14 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.53%) Ruby
16 3 (0.40%) VB6
16 3 (0.40%) COBOL
16 3 (0.40%) PHP
16 3 (0.40%) JCL
16 3 (0.40%) REXX
Qualifications
1 128 (16.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (12.17%) MCSE
3 47 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 41 (5.42%) MCP
5 38 (5.03%) MCITP
6 37 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.84%) Citrix Certification
8 26 (3.44%) CCA
9 25 (3.31%) CCNP
9 25 (3.31%) CCNA
10 24 (3.17%) SC Cleared
11 22 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.91%) MCTS
11 22 (2.91%) Degree
12 20 (2.65%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.12%) MCSA
14 12 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.19%) CCEA
16 8 (1.06%) PMP
16 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.04%) SLA
2 5 (0.66%) QA
3 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 432 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 231 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (12.57%) XenApp
4 85 (11.24%) VMware ESX
5 77 (10.19%) vSphere
6 47 (6.22%) Hyper-V
7 33 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (3.44%) ISA Server
9 23 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (2.78%) XenDesktop
11 16 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 15 (1.98%) XenServer
13 13 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (1.59%) Xen
15 9 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (1.19%) MetaFrame
16 8 (1.06%) NFS
17 7 (0.93%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.66%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 118 (15.61%) SCCM
2 48 (6.35%) SCOM
3 33 (4.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 32 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 28 (3.70%) MAILsweeper
6 16 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (2.12%) WSUS
7 13 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.46%) BladeLogic
9 10 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (1.32%) HP SIM
10 9 (1.19%) SCVMM
11 8 (1.06%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.06%) OpenView
11 8 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 8 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (1.06%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.93%) Cacti
12 7 (0.93%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 363 (48.02%) VMware
2 351 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 224 (29.63%) Citrix
4 122 (16.14%) Cisco
5 117 (15.48%) HP
6 79 (10.45%) Symantec
7 62 (8.20%) Oracle
8 53 (7.01%) EMC
9 50 (6.61%) NetApp
10 38 (5.03%) IBM
11 35 (4.63%) Dell
12 33 (4.37%) Google
12 33 (4.37%) BMC
13 32 (4.23%) Red Hat
14 31 (4.10%) Clearswift
15 29 (3.84%) Venda
16 27 (3.57%) AppSense
17 26 (3.44%) Open Text
18 25 (3.31%) RightFax
18 25 (3.31%) Websense
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