The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 65 36 56
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 60 111 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.29% 4.26% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.88% 18.26% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 41 22
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£296 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £13.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £20.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
Windows Server 2003
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
505 608 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.24% 23.34% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 271 173
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 61 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.44 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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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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
Reading -8 30 £258 -8.84% 10
Bracknell -3 11 £238 +21.79% 4
Slough -13 2 £284 -5.41% 1
Wokingham - 2 £400 - 1
Thatcham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (74.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (62.94%) Active Directory
4 74 (51.75%) Microsoft
5 68 (47.55%) VMware
6 52 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 52 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 47 (32.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (27.97%) DNS
9 39 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (24.48%) DHCP
10 35 (24.48%) SC Cleared
11 32 (22.38%) HP
11 32 (22.38%) SQL
12 30 (20.98%) MS Exchange
12 30 (20.98%) Citrix
13 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (20.28%) SCCM
14 28 (19.58%) Linux
15 25 (17.48%) Hyper-V
16 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
17 23 (16.08%) MCSE
17 23 (16.08%) TCP/IP
18 22 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 22 (15.38%) SAN
18 22 (15.38%) DV Cleared
18 22 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (14.69%) VB
20 20 (13.99%) ITIL
20 20 (13.99%) EMC

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 30 (20.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.29%) SharePoint
4 18 (12.59%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (8.39%) IIS
6 11 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.50%) Apache
10 3 (2.10%) Documentum
10 3 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.10%) Lync
10 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.70%) Drupal
11 1 (0.70%) WordPress
11 1 (0.70%) CMS
11 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) assyst
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.59%) Office 365
2 3 (2.10%) IaaS
2 3 (2.10%) SaaS
2 3 (2.10%) PaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.97%) DNS
2 35 (24.48%) DHCP
3 23 (16.08%) TCP/IP
4 22 (15.38%) SAN
5 12 (8.39%) LAN
5 12 (8.39%) Firewall
6 11 (7.69%) VPN
7 9 (6.29%) WAN
8 6 (4.20%) VoIP
8 6 (4.20%) SSL
9 4 (2.80%) Internet
9 4 (2.80%) MPLS
10 3 (2.10%) DSL
10 3 (2.10%) LDAP
10 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.10%) Wireless
10 3 (2.10%) VLAN
11 2 (1.40%) IPsec
11 2 (1.40%) SSH
11 2 (1.40%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.80%) IDOL
5 3 (2.10%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) EDRMS
5 3 (2.10%) OLAP
5 3 (2.10%) DTS
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.29%) StarTeam
2 6 (4.20%) MSI
3 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.70%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (2.10%) Finance
1 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.70%) Games
2 1 (0.70%) Banking
2 1 (0.70%) Billing
2 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.78%) Support Engineer
2 22 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) IT Support
5 9 (6.29%) Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.59%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Architect
8 6 (4.20%) Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Applications Packager
9 5 (3.50%) Server Support Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.69%) .NET
2 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.59%) Web Services
4 6 (4.20%) XML
5 5 (3.50%) Software Packaging
6 3 (2.10%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.10%) X-Windows
6 3 (2.10%) COM+
7 2 (1.40%) CSS
7 2 (1.40%) SOAP
7 2 (1.40%) Ajax
7 2 (1.40%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (1.40%) jQuery
7 2 (1.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.70%) Laravel
8 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.70%) WCF
8 1 (0.70%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.29%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.29%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.80%) Clustering
5 4 (2.80%) PKI
6 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.10%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) CMDB
7 1 (0.70%) Kindle
7 1 (0.70%) Xbox
7 1 (0.70%) IVR
7 1 (0.70%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (74.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 39 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (19.58%) Linux
6 18 (12.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (9.79%) Windows XP
8 13 (9.09%) UNIX
9 5 (3.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.99%) ITIL
2 17 (11.89%) Migration
3 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.59%) Network Management
5 7 (4.90%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.20%) Web Development
6 6 (4.20%) Workflow
6 6 (4.20%) Validation
7 5 (3.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.50%) Service Management
8 4 (2.80%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.80%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.80%) Time Management
8 4 (2.80%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.10%) Operations Management
9 3 (2.10%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.10%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.10%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 21 (14.69%) VB
3 16 (11.19%) PowerShell
4 14 (9.79%) VBScript
5 12 (8.39%) Perl
6 11 (7.69%) C#
7 10 (6.99%) C
8 9 (6.29%) Bourne shell
8 9 (6.29%) Korn
9 5 (3.50%) Java
10 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.10%) Python
12 2 (1.40%) PHP5
12 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 35 (24.48%) SC Cleared
3 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (16.08%) MCSE
5 22 (15.38%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.29%) MCITP
7 8 (5.59%) MCP
7 8 (5.59%) HNC
8 7 (4.90%) CCA
8 7 (4.90%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.50%) MCTS
9 5 (3.50%) Degree
10 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.40%) CCNA
10 2 (1.40%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.70%) ISEB
11 1 (0.70%) MCSD
11 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (62.94%) Active Directory
2 47 (32.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.19%) vSphere
5 10 (6.99%) NFS
5 10 (6.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (6.29%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.90%) XenApp
8 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.10%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.40%) vCloud
11 1 (0.70%) Docker
11 1 (0.70%) LXC
11 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (20.28%) SCCM
2 22 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (11.89%) NetBackup
4 11 (7.69%) Nagios
5 10 (6.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (5.59%) SCOM
7 6 (4.20%) WSUS
8 5 (3.50%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (2.10%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.40%) Netcool
11 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.70%) Puppet
11 1 (0.70%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 74 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 68 (47.55%) VMware
3 32 (22.38%) HP
4 30 (20.98%) Citrix
5 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
6 20 (13.99%) EMC
7 16 (11.19%) Cisco
8 12 (8.39%) Oracle
9 11 (7.69%) Isilon
10 10 (6.99%) Dell
11 9 (6.29%) Borland
12 7 (4.90%) Veritas
12 7 (4.90%) IBM
13 6 (4.20%) Symantec
13 6 (4.20%) Altiris
14 4 (2.80%) Remedy
14 4 (2.80%) NetApp
15 3 (2.10%) BMC
15 3 (2.10%) CA
15 3 (2.10%) Meridio
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