The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 16 April 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 Bedfordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 42 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.88% 2.53% 1.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 9.62% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £239 - £188
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 - £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.16% 26.26% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 21
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £24.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -18 2 £239 - 1
Bedford - 1 - - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
4 10 (58.82%) SAN
4 10 (58.82%) VMware
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
6 8 (47.06%) SLA
7 7 (41.18%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) Citrix
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (23.53%) XenApp
10 4 (23.53%) vSphere
10 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (23.53%) WSUS
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
11 3 (17.65%) Release Management
11 3 (17.65%) Trend Analysis
11 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (17.65%) McAfee

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) IIS
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) HTTP
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Server Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support
6 1 (5.88%) PC Support
6 1 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Server Support
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) SecurID
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.88%) VMS
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) Release Management
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
2 4 (23.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Websense
5 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) IBM