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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 146 117 83
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 352 432 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 1.78% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.59% 8.17% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 234 327
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £296
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 53
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.90 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5339 5287 5686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.72% 21.78% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3532 3445 3262
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 377
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 -17 87 £318 -15.33% 27
Hayes -2 7 - -
Docklands, London - 6 £450 -
Croydon +3 4 £235 -40.31% 4
Uxbridge +2 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £445 -
Sidcup - 2 - - 2
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £200 -
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 566 (79.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 379 (53.23%) Active Directory
4 332 (46.63%) Microsoft
5 325 (45.65%) VMware
6 225 (31.60%) MS Exchange
7 210 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 205 (28.79%) Windows 7
9 196 (27.53%) Citrix
10 185 (25.98%) Windows XP
11 179 (25.14%) SQL Server
12 159 (22.33%) MS Office
13 154 (21.63%) SQL
14 147 (20.65%) ITIL
15 130 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 126 (17.70%) Cisco
17 120 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
18 116 (16.29%) DNS
18 116 (16.29%) Finance
19 113 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
20 109 (15.31%) SAN
20 109 (15.31%) MS Excel
21 107 (15.03%) PowerShell
22 106 (14.89%) HP
23 104 (14.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 96 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2007
25 91 (12.78%) DHCP
26 89 (12.50%) SCCM
27 85 (11.94%) SharePoint
28 84 (11.80%) IIS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 225 (31.60%) MS Exchange
2 120 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 96 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 85 (11.94%) SharePoint
5 84 (11.80%) IIS
5 84 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (7.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (3.79%) Lync
8 17 (2.39%) CMS
9 16 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (2.11%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.69%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.70%) WorkSite
14 5 (0.70%) Apache
14 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 159 (22.33%) MS Office
2 109 (15.31%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.26%) Acrobat
4 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.12%) MS Project
5 6 (0.84%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.11%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) SunGard Stream Ubix
3 4 (0.56%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.53%) Office 365
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (16.29%) DNS
2 109 (15.31%) SAN
3 91 (12.78%) DHCP
4 80 (11.24%) Firewall
5 75 (10.53%) LAN
6 69 (9.69%) TCP/IP
7 59 (8.29%) WAN
8 33 (4.63%) VoIP
9 30 (4.21%) NAS
10 28 (3.93%) VPN
11 26 (3.65%) Wireless
12 24 (3.37%) Internet
13 20 (2.81%) Network Security
14 17 (2.39%) SMTP
15 16 (2.25%) MPLS
16 14 (1.97%) DSL
16 14 (1.97%) BIG-IP
17 11 (1.54%) VLAN
17 11 (1.54%) HTTP
18 10 (1.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 104 (14.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (10.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
4 32 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (1.26%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.98%) MS Access
14 6 (0.84%) DTS
15 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.39%) TeamCity
3 15 (2.11%) Mercurial
3 15 (2.11%) Kiln
4 11 (1.54%) MSI
5 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.98%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (0.70%) NUnit
8 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.42%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
General
1 116 (16.29%) Finance
2 79 (11.10%) Banking
3 34 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 28 (3.93%) Retail
5 25 (3.51%) Legal
6 21 (2.95%) Law
7 19 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.54%) Front Office
8 11 (1.54%) Back Office
9 9 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.98%) Publishing
11 5 (0.70%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (16.71%) Analyst
2 85 (11.94%) Support Engineer
3 65 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 60 (8.43%) Support Analyst
5 58 (8.15%) Administrator
6 57 (8.01%) Desktop Support
7 54 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 48 (6.74%) Server Engineer
9 42 (5.90%) Consultant
10 39 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 36 (5.06%) Developer
12 32 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
13 31 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
14 30 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 29 (4.07%) Architect
16 27 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 26 (3.65%) Citrix Engineer
18 25 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 24 (3.37%) Server Administrator
20 22 (3.09%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.16%) .NET
2 30 (4.21%) HTML
3 24 (3.37%) CSS
4 21 (2.95%) jQuery
5 17 (2.39%) Web Services
6 15 (2.11%) XML
6 15 (2.11%) LESS
7 14 (1.97%) WCF
8 13 (1.83%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.54%) XHTML
9 11 (1.54%) Ajax
10 10 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.40%) Application Packaging
11 9 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.12%) Middleware
13 7 (0.98%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.98%) HTML5
14 6 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (0.84%) MSMQ
14 6 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 61 (8.57%) Clustering
3 37 (5.20%) Replication
4 23 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 12 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.12%) Market Risk
7 7 (0.98%) iPad
8 6 (0.84%) iPhone
8 6 (0.84%) CMDB
8 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.84%) NHS
9 5 (0.70%) W3C
9 5 (0.70%) Firmware
9 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.70%) AS400
9 5 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.56%) Economics
10 4 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 566 (79.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 205 (28.79%) Windows 7
4 185 (25.98%) Windows XP
5 130 (18.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (11.52%) Linux
7 57 (8.01%) Windows 2000
8 48 (6.74%) UNIX
9 39 (5.48%) Windows 8
10 35 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (4.49%) Windows Vista
12 30 (4.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 21 (2.95%) Solaris
14 12 (1.69%) AIX
14 12 (1.69%) SUSE
15 10 (1.40%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.26%) Windows NT
17 8 (1.12%) CentOS
18 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.56%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (20.65%) ITIL
2 75 (10.53%) Migration
3 43 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (4.78%) Service Management
5 30 (4.21%) Change Management
5 30 (4.21%) Project Management
6 28 (3.93%) Service Delivery
7 24 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (2.95%) Business Continuity
10 20 (2.81%) TDD
10 20 (2.81%) Incident Management
10 20 (2.81%) Analytics
11 18 (2.53%) Scrum
11 18 (2.53%) Performance Management
11 18 (2.53%) Kanban
11 18 (2.53%) E-Commerce
12 17 (2.39%) Configuration Management
12 17 (2.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 154 (21.63%) SQL
2 107 (15.03%) PowerShell
3 46 (6.46%) VBScript
4 36 (5.06%) C#
5 32 (4.49%) VB
6 31 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.23%) Perl
8 19 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.39%) Python
10 14 (1.97%) C
11 13 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.98%) Java
13 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.70%) VB6
14 5 (0.70%) C++
15 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.28%) Korn
16 2 (0.28%) PHP
16 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (8.85%) MCSE
3 51 (7.16%) MCITP
4 49 (6.88%) Security Cleared
5 38 (5.34%) MCP
6 28 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 24 (3.37%) MCTS
9 22 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (2.53%) CCA
11 18 (2.53%) CCNP
12 16 (2.25%) CCNA
13 14 (1.97%) MCSA
14 13 (1.83%) Degree
15 12 (1.69%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.98%) MCDBA
16 7 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.42%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.95%) SLA
2 8 (1.12%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 379 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 210 (29.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (11.38%) XenApp
4 75 (10.53%) vSphere
5 63 (8.85%) VMware ESX
6 53 (7.44%) Hyper-V
7 27 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (2.53%) XenServer
10 15 (2.11%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (2.11%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.97%) ISA Server
11 14 (1.97%) NLBS
12 13 (1.83%) Xen
13 12 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (1.40%) Terminal Server
16 8 (1.12%) MetaFrame
16 8 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 89 (12.50%) SCCM
2 49 (6.88%) SCOM
3 26 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 19 (2.67%) WSUS
5 15 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (1.69%) ARCserve
8 11 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.54%) HP SIM
8 11 (1.54%) AppDNA
9 10 (1.40%) BladeLogic
9 10 (1.40%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.26%) Data Guard
10 9 (1.26%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.12%) MAILsweeper
11 8 (1.12%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.98%) Nagios
12 7 (0.98%) WMI
13 6 (0.84%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 332 (46.63%) Microsoft
2 325 (45.65%) VMware
3 196 (27.53%) Citrix
4 126 (17.70%) Cisco
5 106 (14.89%) HP
6 56 (7.87%) Symantec
7 54 (7.58%) Oracle
8 46 (6.46%) IBM
8 46 (6.46%) NetApp
9 42 (5.90%) EMC
10 41 (5.76%) Dell
11 40 (5.62%) Red Hat
12 38 (5.34%) CheckPoint
13 18 (2.53%) Google
14 17 (2.39%) AppSense
15 15 (2.11%) Venda
16 14 (1.97%) Websense
16 14 (1.97%) Juniper
16 14 (1.97%) Adobe
17 13 (1.83%) Apple
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitve Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago