The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
London / City of London
Rank 147 130 114
Rank change year-on-year -17 -16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 28 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.84% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 3.97% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 62
Median daily rate £326 £438 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.60% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £260 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £63.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.20 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.29% +20.96%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 682 706 1136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.62% 21.23% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 875
Median daily rate £475 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +3.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 35
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in the City of London

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
4 12 (42.86%) Finance
5 11 (39.29%) DHCP
5 11 (39.29%) DNS
5 11 (39.29%) Banking
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) Firewall
9 7 (25.00%) Citrix
9 7 (25.00%) Migration
10 6 (21.43%) SCCM
10 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 5 (17.86%) Linux
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (17.86%) CCNA
11 5 (17.86%) HP
11 5 (17.86%) FTP
11 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
11 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
11 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Exstream
2 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) DHCP
1 11 (39.29%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) FTP
4 4 (14.29%) NAS
5 3 (10.71%) SAN
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) Intranet
6 2 (7.14%) SMTP
7 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.57%) DTS
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Configuration Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Contracts Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Linux Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) CMDB
3 3 (10.71%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) High Availability
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Server Building
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.57%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CCNA
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSA
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.14%) XenServer
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) LANDesk
7 2 (7.14%) SAP
7 2 (7.14%) Symantec
7 2 (7.14%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.57%) iManage
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle