The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 54 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 73 101 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.90% 4.21% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.26% 18.10% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 52
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.20 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £120.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.47% -
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
512 558 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.34% 23.25% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 241 227
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2003
South East

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +7 41 £300 -22.07% 5
Bracknell -4 13 £325 +88.40% 8
Slough -6 4 £243 -15.65% 6
Newbury 0 3 £263 +50.00% 2
Maidenhead -7 2 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £235 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (56.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (49.38%) Active Directory
4 78 (48.75%) Microsoft
5 72 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 54 (33.75%) SQL Server
7 51 (31.88%) SC Cleared
8 40 (25.00%) VMware
9 39 (24.38%) SQL
9 39 (24.38%) MS Exchange
10 36 (22.50%) MS Office
11 34 (21.25%) MS Excel
12 33 (20.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (20.00%) DNS
13 32 (20.00%) .NET
14 31 (19.38%) C#
15 28 (17.50%) Windows XP
15 28 (17.50%) Citrix
16 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (16.25%) Windows 7
18 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (15.63%) SharePoint Server
19 24 (15.00%) DHCP
19 24 (15.00%) Visual Studio
20 23 (14.38%) Cisco
20 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (13.75%) SharePoint
21 22 (13.75%) T-SQL
21 22 (13.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 21 (13.13%) ITIL

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 39 (24.38%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.63%) SharePoint Server
3 22 (13.75%) SharePoint
4 18 (11.25%) IIS
5 13 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.63%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (22.50%) MS Office
2 34 (21.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.00%) DNS
2 24 (15.00%) DHCP
3 21 (13.13%) Firewall
4 20 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 16 (10.00%) LDAP
6 13 (8.13%) LAN
7 11 (6.88%) SAN
8 10 (6.25%) WAN
9 8 (5.00%) Internet
10 7 (4.38%) VoIP
11 6 (3.75%) FTP
12 5 (3.13%) RTP
12 5 (3.13%) ISDN
12 5 (3.13%) VPN
13 4 (2.50%) SMS
14 3 (1.88%) VLAN
15 2 (1.25%) SSL
15 2 (1.25%) IP Telephony
16 1 (0.63%) Wireless
16 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (33.75%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (9.38%) OLAP
3 15 (9.38%) DTS
4 13 (8.13%) IDOL
4 13 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.50%) EDRMS
8 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) MySQL
9 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.25%) StarTeam
3 6 (3.75%) TestDirector
4 5 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 12 (7.50%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.25%) Local Government
4 1 (0.63%) Military
4 1 (0.63%) Games
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (16.25%) Support Engineer
2 21 (13.13%) Analyst
3 19 (11.88%) Developer
4 18 (11.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Consultant
6 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Support Technician
8 6 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) IT Support Technician
9 5 (3.13%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.13%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.13%) IT Support
10 4 (2.50%) Active Directory Consultant
10 4 (2.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.00%) .NET
2 18 (11.25%) XML
2 18 (11.25%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 14 (8.75%) .NET Framework
5 13 (8.13%) Web Services
6 6 (3.75%) XSD
6 6 (3.75%) WCF
7 2 (1.25%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Clustering
2 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.63%) Derivative
4 1 (0.63%) PKI
4 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) FMCG
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (56.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 16 (10.00%) UNIX
7 14 (8.75%) Linux
8 13 (8.13%) AIX
8 13 (8.13%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.63%) Windows 2000
10 8 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.50%) Solaris
13 2 (1.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.63%) SUSE
14 1 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.13%) ITIL
2 15 (9.38%) Workflow
3 14 (8.75%) Web Development
4 13 (8.13%) Configuration Management
5 11 (6.88%) Document Management
6 9 (5.63%) Migration
7 8 (5.00%) Software Distribution
7 8 (5.00%) Change Management
8 6 (3.75%) Software Deployment
9 5 (3.13%) Validation
9 5 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.13%) Test Automation
10 4 (2.50%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.50%) Project Management
10 4 (2.50%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.50%) Load Balancing
11 3 (1.88%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.88%) Web Analytics
11 3 (1.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.38%) SQL
2 31 (19.38%) C#
3 22 (13.75%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.88%) C++
5 10 (6.25%) C
6 5 (3.13%) Java
6 5 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.25%) VBScript
7 2 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) Korn
8 1 (0.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 72 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (31.88%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (11.25%) DV Cleared
5 17 (10.63%) MCSE
6 14 (8.75%) MCTS
7 9 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (5.00%) CCNA
9 7 (4.38%) Degree
9 7 (4.38%) ISEB
10 5 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.13%) CCVP
10 5 (3.13%) MCSD
11 4 (2.50%) MCP
11 4 (2.50%) MCITP
12 3 (1.88%) CCA
12 3 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.25%) MCSA
13 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 79 (49.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.13%) XenApp
4 12 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.38%) vSphere
6 6 (3.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (10.00%) SCCM
3 8 (5.00%) SCOM
4 7 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.75%) Tivoli
6 5 (3.13%) Netcool
7 4 (2.50%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.63%) WSUS
10 1 (0.63%) Nagios
10 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 78 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 40 (25.00%) VMware
3 28 (17.50%) Citrix
4 23 (14.38%) Cisco
5 20 (12.50%) HP
6 13 (8.13%) Meridio
7 12 (7.50%) Oracle
8 11 (6.88%) McAfee
9 10 (6.25%) Borland
10 8 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.75%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.75%) CA
12 5 (3.13%) Veritas
13 4 (2.50%) EMC
13 4 (2.50%) IBM
13 4 (2.50%) Apple
14 3 (1.88%) Unica
14 3 (1.88%) CheckPoint
15 2 (1.25%) Sophos
15 2 (1.25%) Juniper
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