The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 15 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.33% 4.65% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£185 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +1.33%
Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.33% 18.60% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £200 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VCP5
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Intel
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Server Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) MCSA
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VCP5
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) LANDesk