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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 46 30 60
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 85 143 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.37% 5.55% 3.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.22% 21.00% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 66 48
Average daily rate
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£331 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £239 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +22.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
524 681 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.76% 26.45% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 326 203
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 42
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 2014.

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
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 30 October 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
Reading -9 42 £300 -29.41% 18
Bracknell -5 11 £400 - 5
Maidenhead 0 9 £400 +30.08%
Slough -3 5 £285 -
Newbury - 3 £308 - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (65.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (55.48%) Active Directory
4 64 (41.29%) Microsoft
5 58 (37.42%) VMware
5 58 (37.42%) Security Cleared
6 43 (27.74%) Windows 7
7 42 (27.10%) DNS
8 41 (26.45%) SC Cleared
9 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (22.58%) Linux
11 34 (21.94%) DHCP
11 34 (21.94%) Citrix
12 31 (20.00%) HP
13 30 (19.35%) MS Exchange
13 30 (19.35%) SQL Server
14 28 (18.06%) SQL
15 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (16.77%) Red Hat
17 25 (16.13%) ITIL
17 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
18 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
19 22 (14.19%) SAN
20 20 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
21 19 (12.26%) Windows XP
22 18 (11.61%) EMC
22 18 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
23 17 (10.97%) NetBackup

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.32%) IIS
4 15 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (9.03%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.52%) Apache
8 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.29%) Lync
10 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Drupal
11 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.65%) CMS
11 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.65%) WordPress
11 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.65%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Office 365
2 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 3 (1.94%) PaaS
2 3 (1.94%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (27.10%) DNS
2 34 (21.94%) DHCP
3 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
4 22 (14.19%) SAN
5 17 (10.97%) Firewall
6 13 (8.39%) LAN
7 11 (7.10%) Internet
8 10 (6.45%) WAN
9 8 (5.16%) VPN
9 8 (5.16%) SSL
10 7 (4.52%) LDAP
11 3 (1.94%) VLAN
11 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.94%) Wireless
11 3 (1.94%) SMS
11 3 (1.94%) DSL
12 2 (1.29%) ADSL
12 2 (1.29%) FTP
12 2 (1.29%) SSH
13 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (5.16%) IDOL
6 6 (3.87%) EDRMS
6 6 (3.87%) DTS
6 6 (3.87%) OLAP
7 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.58%) MySQL
9 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.29%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.29%) Subversion
2 2 (1.29%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (4.52%) Finance
2 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.65%) Law
2 1 (0.65%) Military
2 1 (0.65%) Banking
2 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.42%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.03%) Developer
3 14 (9.03%) Analyst
4 11 (7.10%) SharePoint Developer
4 11 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (5.81%) Server Engineer
5 9 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (5.81%) IT Support
6 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Support Technician
6 8 (5.16%) Consultant
7 7 (4.52%) Architect
7 7 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Desktop Technician
8 6 (3.87%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.23%) Linux Support
9 5 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.97%) .NET
2 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET
3 12 (7.74%) Web Services
4 9 (5.81%) .NET Framework
4 9 (5.81%) XML
5 7 (4.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 4 (2.58%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.94%) SOAP
7 3 (1.94%) X-Windows
8 2 (1.29%) COM+
8 2 (1.29%) CSS
8 2 (1.29%) HTML
8 2 (1.29%) Ajax
8 2 (1.29%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (1.29%) jQuery
9 1 (0.65%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.65%) WCF
9 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.65%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (7.10%) Fat Client
1 11 (7.10%) Thin Client
2 10 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.16%) Clustering
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Derivative
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (65.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (27.74%) Windows 7
4 38 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (22.58%) Linux
6 20 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (12.26%) Windows XP
8 17 (10.97%) UNIX
9 11 (7.10%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.94%) Debian
11 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.65%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) VMS
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.13%) ITIL
2 14 (9.03%) Migration
3 12 (7.74%) Workflow
4 10 (6.45%) Web Development
5 9 (5.81%) Change Management
6 8 (5.16%) Service Management
7 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.52%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.52%) Performance Management
7 7 (4.52%) Software Distribution
8 6 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.87%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.23%) Validation
9 5 (3.23%) Project Management
9 5 (3.23%) Document Management
9 5 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.06%) SQL
2 17 (10.97%) C#
3 13 (8.39%) C
4 12 (7.74%) Perl
5 10 (6.45%) VB
6 9 (5.81%) Korn
6 9 (5.81%) Bourne shell
7 8 (5.16%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.23%) Java
9 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.58%) VBScript
10 3 (1.94%) Python
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 58 (37.42%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.45%) SC Cleared
3 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (10.97%) MCSE
5 11 (7.10%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.81%) MCTS
6 9 (5.81%) MCITP
6 9 (5.81%) CCA
6 9 (5.81%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (5.16%) HNC
8 7 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.23%) Degree
10 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.58%) MCP
10 4 (2.58%) CCNA
11 1 (0.65%) ISEB
11 1 (0.65%) MCSA
11 1 (0.65%) MCSD
11 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (55.48%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.74%) vSphere
5 11 (7.10%) XenApp
6 10 (6.45%) NFS
7 6 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.58%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.94%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.29%) vCloud
10 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.65%) XenServer
11 1 (0.65%) Docker
11 1 (0.65%) LXC
Systems Management
1 17 (10.97%) NetBackup
2 11 (7.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (7.10%) Nagios
3 10 (6.45%) SCCM
4 6 (3.87%) WSUS
5 4 (2.58%) SCOM
6 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.29%) Netcool
7 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) Puppet
7 1 (0.65%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 64 (41.29%) Microsoft
2 58 (37.42%) VMware
3 34 (21.94%) Citrix
4 31 (20.00%) HP
5 26 (16.77%) Red Hat
6 18 (11.61%) EMC
7 17 (10.97%) Cisco
8 11 (7.10%) Isilon
9 9 (5.81%) CA
10 8 (5.16%) Altiris
11 7 (4.52%) Meridio
11 7 (4.52%) Dell
11 7 (4.52%) Veritas
12 6 (3.87%) Oracle
13 5 (3.23%) Symantec
14 4 (2.58%) Remedy
14 4 (2.58%) McAfee
14 4 (2.58%) IBM
15 3 (1.94%) Unica
15 3 (1.94%) AppSense
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