The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 40 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.29% 5.42% 8.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.94% 19.23% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £270 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £349 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Windows Server 2003
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
69 78 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.38% 28.16% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 57
Average daily rate £425 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 5 £425 +54.54%
Bedford 0 1 £350 +40.00%
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
East of England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 12 (57.14%) IIS
5 11 (52.38%) .NET
5 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
6 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (47.62%) Confluence
6 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (47.62%) C#
6 10 (47.62%) VB
6 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
6 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
7 8 (38.10%) VMware
7 8 (38.10%) MCSE
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (38.10%) TeamCity
7 8 (38.10%) JIRA
8 7 (33.33%) FinalBuilder
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (23.81%) MCP
10 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (23.81%) vSphere
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (57.14%) IIS
2 10 (47.62%) Confluence
3 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (14.29%) CMS
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
8 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
1 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (38.10%) TeamCity
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
3 7 (33.33%) FinalBuilder
4 4 (19.05%) Log4Net
General
1 4 (19.05%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Configuration Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Release Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Server Support
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) MSMQ
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) MCSE
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (23.81%) MCP
3 5 (23.81%) VCP5
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (23.81%) Puppet
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Intel
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle