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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 73 31 55
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 54 131 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.05% 5.07% 2.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.49% 19.61% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 57 24
Average daily rate
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£288 £308 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.10 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +0.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.30% +0.54%
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
515 668 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.58% 25.84% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 311 181
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.20 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 29 £268 -33.12% 8
Bracknell -8 8 £400 +55.18% 6
Slough -9 1 £230 -23.33%
Maidenhead -12 1 - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (71.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (57.25%) Active Directory
4 65 (47.10%) Microsoft
5 60 (43.48%) VMware
6 54 (39.13%) Security Cleared
7 45 (32.61%) Windows 7
8 43 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (29.71%) DNS
10 37 (26.81%) HP
10 37 (26.81%) SC Cleared
11 36 (26.09%) DHCP
11 36 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (23.91%) Linux
13 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (21.74%) SQL
15 27 (19.57%) Red Hat
16 26 (18.84%) Citrix
17 25 (18.12%) TCP/IP
18 24 (17.39%) SAN
19 23 (16.67%) ITIL
20 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
20 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
20 22 (15.94%) MS Exchange
21 21 (15.22%) MCSE
21 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 19 (13.77%) Hyper-V
23 17 (12.32%) NetBackup
23 17 (12.32%) EMC
24 16 (11.59%) VB

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.87%) IIS
2 15 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.07%) Apache
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.45%) Lync
8 1 (0.72%) Drupal
8 1 (0.72%) WordPress
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) assyst
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Office 365
2 3 (2.17%) IaaS
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
2 3 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.71%) DNS
2 36 (26.09%) DHCP
3 25 (18.12%) TCP/IP
4 24 (17.39%) SAN
5 14 (10.14%) Firewall
6 13 (9.42%) LAN
7 10 (7.25%) WAN
8 9 (6.52%) Internet
8 9 (6.52%) VPN
9 8 (5.80%) SSL
10 3 (2.17%) DSL
10 3 (2.17%) SMS
10 3 (2.17%) LDAP
10 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.17%) Wireless
10 3 (2.17%) VLAN
11 2 (1.45%) SSH
11 2 (1.45%) ADSL
11 2 (1.45%) FTP
12 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (5.07%) EDRMS
5 4 (2.90%) IDOL
6 3 (2.17%) MySQL
6 3 (2.17%) OLAP
6 3 (2.17%) DTS
6 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 7
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.90%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.45%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.07%) Finance
2 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.72%) Games
2 1 (0.72%) Banking
2 1 (0.72%) Billing
2 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Server Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Analyst
4 10 (7.25%) IT Support
5 9 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Developer
6 8 (5.80%) Architect
7 7 (5.07%) Consultant
7 7 (5.07%) Support Technician
7 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.07%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Linux Support
9 5 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.42%) .NET
2 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.07%) Web Services
3 7 (5.07%) Software Packaging
4 6 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.62%) XML
6 3 (2.17%) X-Windows
6 3 (2.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (1.45%) HTML
7 2 (1.45%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (1.45%) jQuery
7 2 (1.45%) Ajax
7 2 (1.45%) COM+
7 2 (1.45%) CSS
7 2 (1.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.72%) Laravel
8 1 (0.72%) WCF
8 1 (0.72%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) Fat Client
2 10 (7.25%) Thin Client
3 9 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.07%) Clustering
5 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) CMDB
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.72%) Kindle
8 1 (0.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (71.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (32.61%) Windows 7
4 36 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (23.91%) Linux
6 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (10.14%) Windows XP
8 13 (9.42%) UNIX
9 7 (5.07%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.45%) Debian
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.67%) ITIL
2 11 (7.97%) Migration
3 10 (7.25%) Workflow
4 8 (5.80%) Validation
4 8 (5.80%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.80%) Service Management
4 8 (5.80%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.07%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.07%) Performance Management
6 6 (4.35%) Web Development
6 6 (4.35%) Change Management
6 6 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.62%) Software Distribution
7 5 (3.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.90%) Time Management
8 4 (2.90%) Analytics
8 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.90%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.17%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) SQL
2 16 (11.59%) VB
3 13 (9.42%) C#
4 12 (8.70%) Perl
5 11 (7.97%) C
5 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.52%) Bourne shell
6 9 (6.52%) Korn
6 9 (6.52%) VBScript
7 5 (3.62%) Java
8 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.17%) Python
10 2 (1.45%) PHP5
10 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 37 (26.81%) SC Cleared
3 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (15.22%) MCSE
5 14 (10.14%) DV Cleared
6 12 (8.70%) MCITP
7 10 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (6.52%) MCTS
8 9 (6.52%) CCA
8 9 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (5.80%) HNC
10 5 (3.62%) MCP
11 4 (2.90%) CCNA
11 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.90%) Degree
12 2 (1.45%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.72%) HP APS
13 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) COBIT
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (57.25%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.77%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.59%) vSphere
5 10 (7.25%) NFS
6 8 (5.80%) XenApp
7 6 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.17%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.45%) vCloud
10 2 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.72%) XenServer
11 1 (0.72%) Docker
11 1 (0.72%) LXC
11 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (12.32%) NetBackup
2 16 (11.59%) SCCM
3 14 (10.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (7.97%) Nagios
5 6 (4.35%) WSUS
6 5 (3.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.90%) SCOM
8 3 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.72%) Puppet
10 1 (0.72%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.72%) Netcool
10 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 65 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 60 (43.48%) VMware
3 37 (26.81%) HP
4 27 (19.57%) Red Hat
5 26 (18.84%) Citrix
6 17 (12.32%) EMC
7 15 (10.87%) Cisco
8 11 (7.97%) Isilon
9 9 (6.52%) Oracle
10 8 (5.80%) Dell
11 7 (5.07%) Altiris
12 6 (4.35%) Symantec
12 6 (4.35%) Veritas
13 5 (3.62%) CA
13 5 (3.62%) IBM
14 4 (2.90%) NetApp
14 4 (2.90%) Borland
15 3 (2.17%) BMC
15 3 (2.17%) Remedy
15 3 (2.17%) Meridio