Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 May 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 424 288
Rank change year-on-year -79 -136 -124
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 124 161 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 1.99% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 193
London median daily rate £325 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +13.97% -6.21%
10th Percentile £157 £168 £163
90th Percentile £506 £488 £535
England median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +0.15% +3.02% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +12.12% -26.67%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.82 £12.02
90th Percentile £19.80 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -17.57% -1.33% +10.29%

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

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,297 8,080 9,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.36% 20.37% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,605 5,660 6,339
London median daily rate £485 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.66% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £210 £260 £225
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 186 246
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £45.79
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% +5.20%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in London

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in London

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the London region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -54 22 £350 -6.67% 8
West London -31 15 £210 +0.96% 3
South London -54 5 £365 +8.15% 2
East London -17 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (57.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (55.65%) Windows Server
4 60 (48.39%) VMware
5 59 (47.58%) Active Directory
6 52 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
8 40 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (31.45%) Windows 7
10 38 (30.65%) Linux
11 36 (29.03%) MS Exchange
12 32 (25.81%) Citrix
13 28 (22.58%) Windows XP
14 27 (21.77%) Office 365
15 26 (20.97%) VMware ESXi
15 26 (20.97%) Hyper-V
15 26 (20.97%) HP
15 26 (20.97%) SQL Server
15 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (19.35%) Cisco
16 24 (19.35%) Clustering
16 24 (19.35%) PowerShell
17 23 (18.55%) DNS
17 23 (18.55%) ITIL
18 22 (17.74%) DHCP
19 21 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 20 (16.13%) XenApp
21 19 (15.32%) SQL
21 19 (15.32%) Finance
22 18 (14.52%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 36 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.45%) IIS
5 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.77%) Office 365
2 5 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.55%) DNS
2 22 (17.74%) DHCP
3 18 (14.52%) Firewall
4 16 (12.90%) LAN
5 14 (11.29%) WAN
6 13 (10.48%) SAN
7 11 (8.87%) VoIP
8 10 (8.06%) VPN
9 7 (5.65%) NAS
9 7 (5.65%) VLAN
10 6 (4.84%) FCoE
10 6 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (4.03%) Internet
11 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
12 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.61%) 3G
13 2 (1.61%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.61%) Intranet
13 2 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) Power BI
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.61%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.61%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.61%) MSI
2 2 (1.61%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.81%) Introscope
3 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.03%) Legal
3 5 (4.03%) Retail
4 3 (2.42%) Local Government
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Analyst
2 13 (10.48%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.87%) Consultant
4 11 (8.87%) Server Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Architect
8 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Server Support
9 6 (4.84%) Server Support Specialist
9 6 (4.84%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.81%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) Clustering
2 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.26%) Blackberry
4 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.26%) Replication
5 6 (4.84%) CLARiiON
6 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.23%) PDA
6 4 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.42%) EMC Centera
7 3 (2.42%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.42%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.42%) EMC VNXe
7 3 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.42%) iPad
7 3 (2.42%) iPhone
7 3 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.42%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (57.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (55.65%) Windows Server
4 52 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (31.45%) Windows 7
6 38 (30.65%) Linux
7 28 (22.58%) Windows XP
8 21 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (13.71%) Solaris
9 17 (13.71%) Unix
10 16 (12.90%) Windows 10
11 14 (11.29%) Windows 2000
12 10 (8.06%) CentOS
13 9 (7.26%) AIX
14 7 (5.65%) Windows Vista
15 5 (4.03%) Android
15 5 (4.03%) Mac OS X
15 5 (4.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
16 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) ITIL
2 18 (14.52%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (11.29%) Migration
4 12 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.68%) High Availability
5 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.06%) Open Source
6 10 (8.06%) Patch Management
7 9 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.45%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.65%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 6 (4.84%) Data Centre Operations
10 6 (4.84%) Investment Management
10 6 (4.84%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (4.84%) Server Patching
10 6 (4.84%) Service Management
11 5 (4.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.32%) SQL
3 7 (5.65%) VBScript
4 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.23%) Perl
6 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.42%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) ABAP
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.45%) MCSA
4 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.84%) Novell Certification
6 5 (4.03%) Degree
6 5 (4.03%) MCSE
7 4 (3.23%) MCITP
8 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.61%) CCNA
9 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.81%) CCA
10 1 (0.81%) CCNP
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.81%) GCFA
10 1 (0.81%) MCP
10 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) COBIT
2 3 (2.42%) FISMA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (2.42%) NIST 800
2 3 (2.42%) PMO
3 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 59 (47.58%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.97%) Hyper-V
3 26 (20.97%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (16.13%) XenApp
5 10 (8.06%) vSphere
6 6 (4.84%) DFS Replication
7 4 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.42%) Firmware
8 3 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.42%) SRDF
8 3 (2.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.61%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.61%) Squid
9 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) SCCM
2 10 (8.06%) Nagios
3 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.65%) Netcool
3 7 (5.65%) SCOM
4 6 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.84%) WMI
5 5 (4.03%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.23%) BladeLogic
6 4 (3.23%) Nessus
7 3 (2.42%) EMC TimeFinder
7 3 (2.42%) EnCase
7 3 (2.42%) FTK
7 3 (2.42%) NetApp OnCommand
7 3 (2.42%) Nmap
7 3 (2.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.61%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (48.39%) VMware
2 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (25.81%) Citrix
4 26 (20.97%) HP
5 24 (19.35%) Cisco
6 15 (12.10%) Dell
6 15 (12.10%) Ivanti
7 12 (9.68%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.87%) Splunk
9 10 (8.06%) CommVault
10 9 (7.26%) EMC
10 9 (7.26%) McAfee
11 8 (6.45%) Apple
11 8 (6.45%) EqualLogic
11 8 (6.45%) IBM
11 8 (6.45%) MobileIron
12 7 (5.65%) Sun
12 7 (5.65%) Veritas
13 6 (4.84%) NetApp
13 6 (4.84%) Trend Micro