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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 88 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 35 72 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.37% 2.86% 4.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.31% 13.87% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 38
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£263 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £15.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.75 £120.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -15.78%
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
479 519 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.72% 20.63% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 239 246
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 38
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 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 3 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 -29 14 £328 +9.16% 6
Bracknell -12 8 £238 -26.92%
Maidenhead +3 3 £160 -
Newbury -2 2 - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (73.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (53.01%) VMware
3 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
4 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
5 31 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (31.33%) SCCM
7 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
9 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
9 20 (24.10%) SQL
10 19 (22.89%) Migration
11 17 (20.48%) Firewall
11 17 (20.48%) DNS
11 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
11 17 (20.48%) HP
12 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
12 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
13 14 (16.87%) DHCP
14 13 (15.66%) Hyper-V
14 13 (15.66%) vSphere
15 12 (14.46%) Citrix
15 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (13.25%) WAN
16 11 (13.25%) LAN
16 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
17 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.02%) Lync
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) IIS
6 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) nginx
7 1 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (1.20%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.64%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
2 17 (20.48%) DNS
2 17 (20.48%) Firewall
3 14 (16.87%) DHCP
4 11 (13.25%) LAN
4 11 (13.25%) WAN
5 9 (10.84%) SAN
6 6 (7.23%) VPN
6 6 (7.23%) VLAN
7 4 (4.82%) SNMP
8 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.61%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.41%) NAS
9 2 (2.41%) Wireless
10 1 (1.20%) IPsec
10 1 (1.20%) IPv6
10 1 (1.20%) OSPF
10 1 (1.20%) BGP
10 1 (1.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
2 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.20%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Hudson
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (3.61%) Local Government
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Server Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Server Support
5 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Server Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Packager
9 3 (3.61%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.61%) DBA
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.41%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.41%) WCF
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) XML
2 2 (2.41%) XSD
3 1 (1.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.05%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.43%) Clustering
4 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.02%) Replication
4 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) Wiki
5 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (73.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.64%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (8.43%) Linux
7 6 (7.23%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) UNIX
9 1 (1.20%) AIX
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
9 1 (1.20%) Debian
9 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Migration
2 9 (10.84%) ITIL
3 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (9.64%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.02%) Validation
5 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.82%) Release Management
6 4 (4.82%) Change Control
6 4 (4.82%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.82%) Change Management
6 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.61%) Project Management
7 3 (3.61%) Service Management
7 3 (3.61%) Software Distribution
7 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.61%) Line Management
7 3 (3.61%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) SQL
2 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.84%) VBScript
4 5 (6.02%) VB
5 4 (4.82%) C
6 2 (2.41%) C#
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Ruby
7 1 (1.20%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (26.51%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (12.05%) MCTS
4 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.43%) MCITP
6 6 (7.23%) MCSE
7 4 (4.82%) Degree
8 3 (3.61%) MCSA
8 3 (3.61%) CCNP
8 3 (3.61%) CCNA
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.20%) CCIE
10 1 (1.20%) MCP
10 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 31 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.66%) Hyper-V
3 13 (15.66%) vSphere
4 5 (6.02%) XenApp
5 4 (4.82%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.82%) Samba
5 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.61%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.61%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.41%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.41%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.20%) iptables
8 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.20%) UAG
8 1 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (31.33%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) SCOM
2 8 (9.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.23%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (6.02%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.61%) WSUS
6 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.41%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.20%) SCSM
7 1 (1.20%) Salt
7 1 (1.20%) Puppet
7 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.20%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.20%) Netcool
7 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.20%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.20%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 44 (53.01%) VMware
2 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.48%) HP
4 12 (14.46%) Citrix
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco
5 5 (6.02%) McAfee
5 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
6 4 (4.82%) EMC
6 4 (4.82%) Symantec
7 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 3 (3.61%) Dell
7 3 (3.61%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.61%) Becrypt
7 3 (3.61%) ProCurve
7 3 (3.61%) Brocade
8 2 (2.41%) Sophos
8 2 (2.41%) Websense
8 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
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