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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 88 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 37 81 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 3.34% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.06% 16.01% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 40
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£263 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £209 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.90 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.22 £18.50 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -18.60%
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
524 506 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.86% 20.85% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 232 274
Average daily rate £388 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 33 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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 -36 18 £325 +8.33% 3
Bracknell -9 8 £238 -26.07%
Maidenhead +3 2 £160 -52.59% 1
Newbury -13 2 - -
Slough -4 1 £325 +32.65% 2
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (67.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (56.25%) VMware
4 34 (53.13%) Active Directory
5 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (32.81%) SQL
8 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
9 18 (28.13%) DNS
10 15 (23.44%) DHCP
10 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
11 14 (21.88%) Citrix
11 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (21.88%) SCCM
11 14 (21.88%) Firewall
11 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (18.75%) vSphere
12 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.75%) HP
12 12 (18.75%) LAN
12 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 11 (17.19%) WAN
14 10 (15.63%) Migration
15 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (14.06%) MCTS
15 9 (14.06%) SAN
15 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
16 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (12.50%) IIS
5 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.25%) Lync
7 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.69%) TCP/IP
2 18 (28.13%) DNS
3 15 (23.44%) DHCP
4 14 (21.88%) Firewall
5 12 (18.75%) LAN
6 11 (17.19%) WAN
7 9 (14.06%) SAN
8 7 (10.94%) VLAN
9 6 (9.38%) VPN
10 4 (6.25%) SNMP
11 3 (4.69%) Wireless
11 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
11 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (4.69%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (3.13%) NAS
13 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.56%) VoIP
13 1 (1.56%) IPv4
13 1 (1.56%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.69%) Local Government
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
1 11 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.81%) Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Server Support
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) DBA
6 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.69%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.69%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) XML
2 2 (3.13%) XSD
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (1.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Clustering
3 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.81%) Replication
5 2 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.56%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (67.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.94%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.38%) Linux
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 2000
5 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.56%) UNIX
6 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Migration
2 8 (12.50%) ITIL
3 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.81%) Validation
4 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.25%) Release Management
5 4 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (6.25%) Change Control
5 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.69%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.69%) Line Management
6 3 (4.69%) Software Delivery
6 3 (4.69%) Change Management
6 3 (4.69%) Service Management
7 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE
7 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.81%) VBScript
4 3 (4.69%) VB
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) MCTS
4 6 (9.38%) MCITP
4 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (4.69%) CCNP
6 3 (4.69%) CCNA
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.13%) MCSA
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.75%) vSphere
4 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
5 6 (9.38%) XenApp
6 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.69%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.69%) Samba
7 2 (3.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.25%) WSUS
4 3 (4.69%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.13%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.13%) SCOM
6 1 (1.56%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.56%) WMI
6 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) VMware
2 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.88%) Citrix
4 12 (18.75%) HP
5 5 (7.81%) Cisco
5 5 (7.81%) EMC
5 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.25%) McAfee
6 4 (6.25%) ProCurve
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle
6 4 (6.25%) Symantec
7 3 (4.69%) 3PAR
7 3 (4.69%) Brocade
8 2 (3.13%) Sophos
8 2 (3.13%) Websense
8 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.13%) NetApp
8 2 (3.13%) IBM
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
9 1 (1.56%) Avaya
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