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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 47 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 82 95 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.29% 3.71% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.89% 15.97% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 57
Average daily rate
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£300 £385 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.15 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £25.00 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +18.57%
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
516 595 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.73% 23.24% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 269 239
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 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 22 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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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 +13 45 £300 -29.41% 11
Bracknell -4 9 £321 +72.48% 5
Slough -1 6 £245 -14.78% 4
Maidenhead -4 5 £338 -3.57% 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (57.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
5 66 (42.31%) Security Cleared
6 50 (32.05%) SQL Server
7 46 (29.49%) SC Cleared
8 42 (26.92%) VMware
9 40 (25.64%) MS Exchange
10 37 (23.72%) SQL
11 35 (22.44%) MS Excel
12 33 (21.15%) DNS
12 33 (21.15%) Windows 7
12 33 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (19.87%) MS Office
14 30 (19.23%) Citrix
14 30 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
15 28 (17.95%) .NET
15 28 (17.95%) DHCP
15 28 (17.95%) Windows XP
16 27 (17.31%) C#
17 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (16.03%) SharePoint Server
18 24 (15.38%) Cisco
19 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (14.10%) SharePoint
20 22 (14.10%) Linux
21 20 (12.82%) Visual Studio
21 20 (12.82%) HP
22 19 (12.18%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 40 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.03%) SharePoint Server
3 22 (14.10%) SharePoint
4 15 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (8.33%) IIS
5 13 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.85%) Apache
8 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.64%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.64%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (22.44%) MS Excel
2 31 (19.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.15%) DNS
2 28 (17.95%) DHCP
3 19 (12.18%) TCP/IP
4 16 (10.26%) LDAP
4 16 (10.26%) Firewall
5 14 (8.97%) SAN
6 12 (7.69%) LAN
7 10 (6.41%) WAN
8 9 (5.77%) Internet
9 6 (3.85%) VoIP
10 5 (3.21%) RTP
10 5 (3.21%) ISDN
10 5 (3.21%) SSL
10 5 (3.21%) VPN
11 3 (1.92%) SMS
12 2 (1.28%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.64%) BGP
13 1 (0.64%) DMZ
13 1 (0.64%) HTTP
13 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (32.05%) SQL Server
2 30 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (9.62%) DTS
3 15 (9.62%) OLAP
4 13 (8.33%) IDOL
5 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.56%) EDRMS
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.85%) StarTeam
2 6 (3.85%) TestDirector
3 5 (3.21%) WinRunner
3 5 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 5 (3.21%) Finance
2 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.64%) Games
3 1 (0.64%) Law
3 1 (0.64%) Legal
3 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (14.10%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.82%) Developer
3 18 (11.54%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (8.97%) Analyst
5 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Support Technician
8 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) IT Support
9 6 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Administrator
10 5 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.95%) .NET
2 18 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 14 (8.97%) Web Services
4 14 (8.97%) XML
4 14 (8.97%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.28%) WCF
5 2 (1.28%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.28%) XSD
5 2 (1.28%) SOAP
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.64%) jQuery
6 1 (0.64%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.64%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (0.64%) Ajax
6 1 (0.64%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Clustering
2 7 (4.49%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) Derivative
5 1 (0.64%) PKI
5 1 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (57.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (21.15%) Windows 7
3 33 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (17.95%) Windows XP
5 22 (14.10%) Linux
6 14 (8.97%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.33%) UNIX
8 8 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.13%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.49%) AIX
10 4 (2.56%) Solaris
11 2 (1.28%) CentOS
11 2 (1.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.18%) ITIL
2 15 (9.62%) Workflow
3 14 (8.97%) Web Development
4 12 (7.69%) Migration
5 11 (7.05%) Document Management
6 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.13%) Software Distribution
7 8 (5.13%) Change Management
8 5 (3.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (3.21%) Test Automation
9 4 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.56%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.56%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.56%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.56%) Validation
9 4 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.56%) Project Management
10 3 (1.92%) Service Management
10 3 (1.92%) Web Analytics
10 3 (1.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.72%) SQL
2 27 (17.31%) C#
3 18 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.77%) C
5 7 (4.49%) C++
6 6 (3.85%) Java
7 5 (3.21%) VB
8 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.56%) Bourne shell
8 4 (2.56%) Korn
8 4 (2.56%) Perl
9 2 (1.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 66 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 46 (29.49%) SC Cleared
3 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (10.90%) DV Cleared
5 16 (10.26%) MCSE
6 11 (7.05%) MCTS
7 8 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.49%) CCNA
8 7 (4.49%) ISEB
9 6 (3.85%) CCA
9 6 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.21%) CCVP
11 4 (2.56%) MCITP
11 4 (2.56%) Degree
11 4 (2.56%) MCP
12 3 (1.92%) HNC
13 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.28%) MCSA
13 2 (1.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.28%) COBIT
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 84 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.69%) XenApp
4 11 (7.05%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (5.77%) vSphere
6 5 (3.21%) NFS
7 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.64%) XenServer
9 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (10.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (9.62%) SCCM
3 7 (4.49%) NetBackup
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
4 6 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.21%) Netcool
6 4 (2.56%) Nagios
7 3 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 76 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.92%) VMware
3 30 (19.23%) Citrix
4 24 (15.38%) Cisco
5 20 (12.82%) HP
6 13 (8.33%) Meridio
6 13 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 11 (7.05%) Oracle
8 9 (5.77%) McAfee
9 8 (5.13%) EMC
10 7 (4.49%) Veritas
11 6 (3.85%) Borland
11 6 (3.85%) CA
12 4 (2.56%) Isilon
12 4 (2.56%) Altiris
12 4 (2.56%) NetApp
13 3 (1.92%) Apple
13 3 (1.92%) AppSense
13 3 (1.92%) Unica
14 2 (1.28%) NetIQ
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