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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 148 141 109
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 318 368 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.62% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.56% 7.36% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 239 241
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £157 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £321
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 41
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.63 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
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
4846 4998 4404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.43% 22.01% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3222 3402 2871
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 235 233
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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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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 -15 91 £350 +7.69% 17
Croydon -11 8 £325 -24.41% 3
Wembley - 4 £290 -
Enfield - 2 £388 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Wimbledon 0 1 £300 +252.94%
Chessington - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 1
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 630 (100.00%) Windows
2 486 (77.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 311 (49.37%) VMware
4 310 (49.21%) Active Directory
5 272 (43.17%) Microsoft
6 218 (34.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 195 (30.95%) Citrix
8 176 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 165 (26.19%) Finance
10 157 (24.92%) SAN
11 147 (23.33%) Cisco
12 139 (22.06%) MS Exchange
12 139 (22.06%) SQL
13 138 (21.90%) Migration
14 136 (21.59%) Windows 7
15 126 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 115 (18.25%) ITIL
16 115 (18.25%) HP
17 113 (17.94%) DNS
18 101 (16.03%) XenApp
19 92 (14.60%) vSphere
20 90 (14.29%) PowerShell
21 89 (14.13%) DHCP
21 89 (14.13%) IIS
22 88 (13.97%) Windows XP
23 86 (13.65%) TCP/IP
24 84 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
25 83 (13.17%) LAN
25 83 (13.17%) MS Excel
26 79 (12.54%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 139 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 89 (14.13%) IIS
3 84 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 46 (7.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 44 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (6.35%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.97%) Lync
9 24 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (2.06%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (1.59%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.43%) WorkSite
13 7 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.11%) Apache
13 7 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.95%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 83 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 69 (10.95%) MS Office
3 8 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.95%) MS Project
5 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.16%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.63%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.63%) Eikon
2 4 (0.63%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.65%) Office 365
2 14 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 157 (24.92%) SAN
2 113 (17.94%) DNS
3 89 (14.13%) DHCP
4 86 (13.65%) TCP/IP
5 83 (13.17%) LAN
6 79 (12.54%) Firewall
7 78 (12.38%) WAN
8 56 (8.89%) NAS
9 36 (5.71%) VLAN
9 36 (5.71%) VPN
10 28 (4.44%) MPLS
11 24 (3.81%) HTTP
12 19 (3.02%) Network Security
12 19 (3.02%) Internet
13 16 (2.54%) SMTP
13 16 (2.54%) DSL
14 15 (2.38%) SSL
15 14 (2.22%) FTP
15 14 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.06%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (1.59%) MS Access
10 8 (1.27%) DTS
11 7 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.11%) MySQL
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.63%) QlikView
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 15 (2.38%) MSI
2 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.79%) Subversion
3 5 (0.79%) JIRA
3 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.63%) Hudson
5 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.32%) Log4Net
6 2 (0.32%) NUnit
6 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.32%) Moq
7 1 (0.16%) WiX
7 1 (0.16%) Toad
7 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 165 (26.19%) Finance
2 61 (9.68%) Banking
3 29 (4.60%) Law
4 25 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.54%) Retail
6 12 (1.90%) Legal
7 11 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.27%) Advertising
9 8 (1.27%) Publishing
10 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.95%) Billing
11 6 (0.95%) Back Office
12 4 (0.63%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 95 (15.08%) Analyst
2 68 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 59 (9.37%) Consultant
4 58 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 56 (8.89%) Administrator
6 46 (7.30%) Support Analyst
7 42 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 40 (6.35%) Desktop Support
9 33 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
11 27 (4.29%) DBA
12 26 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (3.65%) SQL DBA
14 23 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
15 22 (3.49%) Windows Administrator
15 22 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (3.33%) Project Manager
17 20 (3.17%) Architect
18 18 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.56%) .NET
2 16 (2.54%) SOAP
3 14 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.06%) Middleware
5 12 (1.90%) HTML
6 11 (1.75%) Web Services
7 9 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (0.95%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.63%) LAMP
9 4 (0.63%) J2EE
10 3 (0.48%) JSP
10 3 (0.48%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.32%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.32%) COM
11 2 (0.32%) ADO.NET
11 2 (0.32%) Classic ASP
11 2 (0.32%) NHibernate
11 2 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.00%) Clustering
2 54 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 47 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 35 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.49%) Replication
6 20 (3.17%) Symmetrix
7 18 (2.86%) Symmetrix DMX
8 17 (2.70%) Thin Client
8 17 (2.70%) Fat Client
9 14 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.75%) IVR
11 10 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.59%) iPhone
12 9 (1.43%) CLARiiON
13 8 (1.27%) FlexPod
14 6 (0.95%) iPad
15 5 (0.79%) iSeries
16 4 (0.63%) EqualLogic
16 4 (0.63%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 630 (100.00%) Windows
2 486 (77.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 218 (34.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 136 (21.59%) Windows 7
5 88 (13.97%) Windows XP
6 69 (10.95%) Linux
7 48 (7.62%) UNIX
8 29 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (4.44%) Windows 2000
10 27 (4.29%) Solaris
11 20 (3.17%) Windows Vista
11 20 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.70%) HPUX
13 13 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.75%) SUSE
15 10 (1.59%) Android
16 7 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.11%) AIX
17 6 (0.95%) VMS
18 5 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (21.90%) Migration
2 115 (18.25%) ITIL
3 40 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (6.19%) Service Management
5 32 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
6 31 (4.92%) Workflow
7 27 (4.29%) Project Management
7 27 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 25 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
8 25 (3.97%) Change Management
9 22 (3.49%) Server Building
10 21 (3.33%) Problem Management
11 20 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (2.86%) Performance Management
12 18 (2.86%) ITSM
12 18 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 17 (2.70%) Asset Management
14 16 (2.54%) Business Continuity
14 16 (2.54%) DevOps
15 15 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 139 (22.06%) SQL
2 90 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.13%) C
4 23 (3.65%) VBScript
5 22 (3.49%) C#
6 17 (2.70%) VB
7 15 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.06%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.59%) Korn
11 8 (1.27%) Java
12 6 (0.95%) PHP
13 5 (0.79%) Python
13 5 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.63%) VBA
14 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.63%) Perl
15 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.32%) Ruby
16 1 (0.16%) AWK
Qualifications
1 71 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (7.14%) MCSE
3 37 (5.87%) Security Cleared
4 34 (5.40%) MCITP
5 20 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.02%) Degree
6 19 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.02%) MCP
7 15 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.90%) CCNA
10 7 (1.11%) MCSA
11 6 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.95%) VCP4
11 6 (0.95%) VCP5
12 5 (0.79%) CCA
13 4 (0.63%) CCNP
13 4 (0.63%) MCDST
13 4 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.06%) SLA
2 8 (1.27%) QA
3 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 310 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 176 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (16.03%) XenApp
4 92 (14.60%) vSphere
5 54 (8.57%) VMware ESX
6 44 (6.98%) Hyper-V
7 39 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (4.76%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.86%) SRDF
9 18 (2.86%) VMware Server
10 16 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (2.38%) Xen
12 13 (2.06%) NLBS
12 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 10 (1.59%) NFS
14 10 (1.59%) XenServer
15 8 (1.27%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.95%) vCloud
17 5 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 79 (12.54%) SCCM
2 35 (5.56%) SCOM
3 24 (3.81%) WSUS
4 15 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
5 14 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 12 (1.90%) Puppet
7 10 (1.59%) HP SIM
7 10 (1.59%) EdgeSight
8 9 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (1.27%) vMotion
9 8 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (1.11%) BladeLogic
10 7 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.11%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.11%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.79%) MOM
11 5 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 311 (49.37%) VMware
2 272 (43.17%) Microsoft
3 195 (30.95%) Citrix
4 147 (23.33%) Cisco
5 115 (18.25%) HP
6 70 (11.11%) NetApp
7 61 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 61 (9.68%) EMC
8 58 (9.21%) Oracle
9 31 (4.92%) Dell
9 31 (4.92%) IBM
10 21 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 21 (3.33%) Symantec
11 20 (3.17%) CommVault
12 19 (3.02%) 3PAR
13 18 (2.86%) F5
14 16 (2.54%) Juniper
14 16 (2.54%) Apple
15 12 (1.90%) Sybase
16 11 (1.75%) BMC
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago