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 29 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 133 116
Rank change year-on-year -35 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 30 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.90% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 4.09% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 22 68
City of London median daily rate - £340 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.36%  
London median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
City of London median hourly rate - £15.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.10%  
London median hourly rate £50.00 £15.20 £18.00
% change year-on-year +228.94% -15.55%  

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 639 734 1179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.55% 21.96% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1305 1977
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
10th Percentile £200 £250 £213
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 186
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
10th Percentile £14.36 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £187.50 £22.00 £35.00
London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +22.58% -20.51%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) FTP
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Clustering
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) XenServer

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (10.00%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) SMTP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) DTS
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Fintech
3 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) XenServer
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) iManage
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) SunGard