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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 133 118 87
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 391 472 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 1.88% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.99% 8.14% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 278 323
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 35
Average hourly rate £19.25 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.30% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £30.90 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
5596 5800 5422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.85% 23.08% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3822 3342
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 254 330
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -20 91 £350 -9.67% 22
Docklands, London +25 11 £135 -62.50%
Croydon -6 6 £355 +5.18% 1
Uxbridge -4 5 £290 -42.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £275 -27.86%
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Bromley 0 1 - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 759 (100.00%) Windows
2 598 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 420 (55.34%) Active Directory
4 352 (46.38%) Microsoft
5 349 (45.98%) VMware
6 237 (31.23%) MS Exchange
7 226 (29.78%) Citrix
8 212 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 209 (27.54%) Windows 7
10 193 (25.43%) Windows XP
11 173 (22.79%) SQL Server
12 172 (22.66%) SQL
13 171 (22.53%) MS Office
14 164 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 149 (19.63%) ITIL
16 137 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2010
17 135 (17.79%) HP
18 130 (17.13%) DNS
19 128 (16.86%) Finance
20 122 (16.07%) Cisco
20 122 (16.07%) SAN
21 119 (15.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 111 (14.62%) PowerShell
23 106 (13.97%) Exchange Server 2007
24 105 (13.83%) MS Excel
25 103 (13.57%) XenApp
26 100 (13.18%) SCCM
27 99 (13.04%) SharePoint
27 99 (13.04%) DHCP
28 97 (12.78%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 237 (31.23%) MS Exchange
2 137 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (13.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 99 (13.04%) SharePoint
5 84 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 83 (10.94%) IIS
7 59 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 33 (4.35%) Lync
9 30 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (2.11%) IBM Notes
11 14 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
14 10 (1.32%) Apache
15 8 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.92%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.66%) MQSeries
18 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 171 (22.53%) MS Office
2 105 (13.83%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.32%) MS Project
4 8 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.92%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.40%) InDesign
9 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.53%) SunGard Stream Ubix
2 4 (0.53%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.08%) Office 365
2 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (17.13%) DNS
2 122 (16.07%) SAN
3 99 (13.04%) DHCP
4 97 (12.78%) Firewall
5 79 (10.41%) LAN
6 73 (9.62%) TCP/IP
7 67 (8.83%) WAN
8 35 (4.61%) NAS
9 34 (4.48%) VPN
10 33 (4.35%) VoIP
11 29 (3.82%) Internet
12 28 (3.69%) Wireless
13 25 (3.29%) Network Security
14 24 (3.16%) MPLS
15 18 (2.37%) BIG-IP
16 17 (2.24%) DSL
17 14 (1.84%) NetScaler
17 14 (1.84%) VLAN
18 12 (1.58%) iSCSI
19 10 (1.32%) BOOTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 89 (11.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (7.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (3.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 28 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.11%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.05%) MS Access
14 6 (0.79%) DTS
15 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (0.66%) MySQL
15 5 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (1.84%) MSI
2 10 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.92%) MSBuild
5 5 (0.66%) NUnit
5 5 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (0.40%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 128 (16.86%) Finance
2 85 (11.20%) Banking
3 37 (4.87%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.56%) Law
5 26 (3.43%) Retail
6 24 (3.16%) Legal
7 15 (1.98%) Back Office
8 13 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.05%) Advertising
11 7 (0.92%) Marketing
12 6 (0.79%) German Language
12 6 (0.79%) Publishing
12 6 (0.79%) Front Office
13 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (18.58%) Analyst
2 90 (11.86%) Support Engineer
3 78 (10.28%) Support Analyst
4 63 (8.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 61 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 58 (7.64%) Administrator
7 55 (7.25%) Desktop Support
8 53 (6.98%) Consultant
9 47 (6.19%) Server Engineer
10 45 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 34 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
12 31 (4.08%) Server Administrator
13 30 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 29 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
15 27 (3.56%) Citrix Engineer
15 27 (3.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 27 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 25 (3.29%) Developer
17 24 (3.16%) Architect
17 24 (3.16%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.19%) .NET
2 25 (3.29%) Web Services
3 21 (2.77%) XML
3 21 (2.77%) HTML
4 20 (2.64%) WCF
5 19 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.84%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.45%) Application Packaging
8 9 (1.19%) XSLT
9 8 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (1.05%) CSS
10 7 (0.92%) Ajax
10 7 (0.92%) JSP
10 7 (0.92%) ADO.NET
10 7 (0.92%) JSON
11 6 (0.79%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.79%) JMS
12 5 (0.66%) COM+
12 5 (0.66%) Classic ASP
12 5 (0.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.99%) Blackberry
2 59 (7.77%) Clustering
3 46 (6.06%) Replication
4 44 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.56%) Thin Client
5 27 (3.56%) Fat Client
6 17 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.05%) iPad
9 7 (0.92%) iPhone
9 7 (0.92%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.79%) Derivative
11 5 (0.66%) W3C
11 5 (0.66%) CMDB
12 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.53%) Psychology
12 4 (0.53%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.53%) NHS
12 4 (0.53%) AS400
12 4 (0.53%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 759 (100.00%) Windows
2 598 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 209 (27.54%) Windows 7
4 193 (25.43%) Windows XP
5 164 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (12.12%) Linux
7 64 (8.43%) UNIX
8 48 (6.32%) Windows 2000
9 41 (5.40%) Windows 8
10 38 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (4.87%) Windows 2000 Server
12 30 (3.95%) Windows Vista
13 22 (2.90%) Solaris
14 18 (2.37%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.58%) AIX
16 11 (1.45%) SUSE
17 8 (1.05%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.92%) CentOS
19 6 (0.79%) Windows NT
20 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.63%) ITIL
2 91 (11.99%) Migration
3 48 (6.32%) Change Management
4 44 (5.80%) Service Management
5 39 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (4.61%) Project Management
7 27 (3.56%) Service Delivery
8 24 (3.16%) Incident Management
9 23 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 22 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 22 (2.90%) Configuration Management
11 21 (2.77%) Performance Management
12 17 (2.24%) Business Continuity
12 17 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (2.11%) Load Balancing
13 16 (2.11%) Workflow
14 14 (1.84%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (1.71%) PRINCE2
16 12 (1.58%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (22.66%) SQL
2 111 (14.62%) PowerShell
3 52 (6.85%) VBScript
4 35 (4.61%) VB
5 32 (4.22%) C#
6 28 (3.69%) Perl
7 26 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 21 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.37%) Python
10 18 (2.37%) C
11 12 (1.58%) Java
12 10 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.19%) C++
14 7 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.79%) Korn
16 5 (0.66%) VB6
17 4 (0.53%) C-shell
17 4 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 119 (15.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (7.64%) MCSE
3 45 (5.93%) MCITP
4 43 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.35%) MCP
6 26 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (3.16%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (2.77%) MCTS
9 20 (2.64%) MCSA
10 19 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (2.24%) CCNA
12 16 (2.11%) Degree
13 15 (1.98%) CCA
14 13 (1.71%) CCNP
15 12 (1.58%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.92%) MCDBA
17 7 (0.92%) CCEA
18 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.66%) QA
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 420 (55.34%) Active Directory
2 212 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (13.57%) XenApp
4 96 (12.65%) vSphere
5 70 (9.22%) VMware ESX
6 69 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 26 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 24 (3.16%) XenServer
8 24 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (2.50%) Terminal Services
11 17 (2.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (2.24%) VMware Server
11 17 (2.24%) NLBS
12 14 (1.84%) Xen
13 11 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (1.19%) ISA Server
15 9 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 100 (13.18%) SCCM
2 53 (6.98%) SCOM
3 31 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 26 (3.43%) WSUS
5 23 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 21 (2.77%) HP SIM
7 13 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.71%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.45%) AppDNA
8 11 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (1.32%) ARCserve
9 10 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.19%) MOM
10 9 (1.19%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.05%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 7 (0.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 352 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 349 (45.98%) VMware
3 226 (29.78%) Citrix
4 135 (17.79%) HP
5 122 (16.07%) Cisco
6 62 (8.17%) Oracle
7 58 (7.64%) Dell
8 54 (7.11%) Symantec
9 49 (6.46%) IBM
10 48 (6.32%) NetApp
11 43 (5.67%) Red Hat
11 43 (5.67%) EMC
12 37 (4.87%) CheckPoint
13 23 (3.03%) Juniper
14 18 (2.37%) Altiris
14 18 (2.37%) AppSense
15 17 (2.24%) BMC
15 17 (2.24%) SolarWinds
16 16 (2.11%) Veeam
16 16 (2.11%) Lotus
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