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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 92 49 26
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 27 79 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 3.09% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.47% 14.26% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 46
Average daily rate
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£400 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.89% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £210 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £13.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.30 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
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
494 554 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.37% 21.70% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 269 194
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 25
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Slough +3 6 £400 - 2
Reading -37 6 £425 +41.66% 3
Bracknell -12 4 £425 +58.87% 1
Maidenhead +1 3 £275 -18.51% 2
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (81.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 57 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 54 (52.94%) VMware
6 42 (41.18%) SCCM
7 41 (40.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
9 31 (30.39%) DV Cleared
10 29 (28.43%) MS Exchange
11 26 (25.49%) Windows 7
11 26 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (22.55%) SQL
13 21 (20.59%) HP
13 21 (20.59%) DNS
13 21 (20.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 20 (19.61%) Migration
14 20 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (18.63%) DHCP
16 18 (17.65%) vSphere
16 18 (17.65%) Hyper-V
17 17 (16.67%) PowerShell
17 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 17 (16.67%) Citrix
18 15 (14.71%) VBScript
19 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
19 14 (13.73%) SC Cleared
19 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
20 13 (12.75%) SCOM

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (28.43%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.82%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (5.88%) Lync
7 6 (5.88%) IIS
8 3 (2.94%) Documentum
9 1 (0.98%) Apache
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.98%) nginx
9 1 (0.98%) Confluence
9 1 (0.98%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.59%) DNS
2 19 (18.63%) DHCP
3 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (12.75%) Firewall
5 12 (11.76%) LAN
5 12 (11.76%) WAN
6 9 (8.82%) SAN
7 6 (5.88%) VoIP
7 6 (5.88%) VPN
8 5 (4.90%) VLAN
9 3 (2.94%) MPLS
9 3 (2.94%) IPsec
9 3 (2.94%) SNMP
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.98%) BGP
11 1 (0.98%) OSPF
11 1 (0.98%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MSI
2 8 (7.84%) StarTeam
3 3 (2.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.96%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.96%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 16 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Server Support
4 11 (10.78%) Applications Packager
5 9 (8.82%) Server Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.86%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.98%) LAMP
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.98%) COM+
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
2 1 (0.98%) XML
2 1 (0.98%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Clustering
3 5 (4.90%) Replication
4 3 (2.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Wiki
6 1 (0.98%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (81.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (25.49%) Windows 7
3 26 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.78%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.90%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.96%) AIX
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.98%) Debian
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Migration
2 14 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.76%) ITIL
4 8 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.86%) Network Management
6 6 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.94%) Service Management
8 3 (2.94%) Change Management
8 3 (2.94%) Validation
8 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.94%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.94%) Line Management
8 3 (2.94%) Server Building
8 3 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.94%) Change Control
9 2 (1.96%) Test Automation
9 2 (1.96%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 17 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 15 (14.71%) VBScript
4 11 (10.78%) VB
5 2 (1.96%) C
6 1 (0.98%) Java
6 1 (0.98%) Perl
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
2 31 (30.39%) DV Cleared
3 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.75%) MCSE
6 8 (7.84%) MCITP
7 7 (6.86%) MCP
7 7 (6.86%) MCTS
8 5 (4.90%) Degree
9 3 (2.94%) MCSA
10 1 (0.98%) MCSD
10 1 (0.98%) ISEB
10 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 41 (40.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (17.65%) vSphere
3 18 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.80%) Terminal Services
5 9 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.90%) XenApp
8 4 (3.92%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.92%) Samba
9 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.96%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.96%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.98%) Postfix
11 1 (0.98%) iptables
11 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.98%) UAG
11 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (41.18%) SCCM
2 21 (20.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (12.75%) SCOM
4 11 (10.78%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (4.90%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.94%) WSUS
7 3 (2.94%) vMotion
8 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.96%) Netcool
8 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.98%) SCSM
9 1 (0.98%) Salt
9 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 57 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 54 (52.94%) VMware
3 21 (20.59%) HP
4 17 (16.67%) Citrix
5 11 (10.78%) Oracle
6 8 (7.84%) Borland
7 7 (6.86%) EMC
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco
8 5 (4.90%) IBM
8 5 (4.90%) Dell
8 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.92%) McAfee
10 3 (2.94%) ProCurve
10 3 (2.94%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.94%) Brocade
10 3 (2.94%) Becrypt
10 3 (2.94%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.96%) Veritas
11 2 (1.96%) Websense