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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 61 29 67
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 66 148 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.58% 5.92% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.64% 21.99% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 65 29
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
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
522 673 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.44% 26.92% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 322 192
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 50
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +0.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -11 34 £275 -35.29% 6
Bracknell -12 12 £400 +196.29% 2
Maidenhead -8 5 £400 +21.21% 2
Slough -8 3 £280 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windows Server 2003
South East

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (67.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (55.70%) Active Directory
4 68 (45.64%) Microsoft
5 59 (39.60%) VMware
6 57 (38.26%) Security Cleared
7 44 (29.53%) Windows 7
8 41 (27.52%) SC Cleared
9 40 (26.85%) DNS
10 37 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (24.16%) Linux
12 34 (22.82%) DHCP
13 33 (22.15%) HP
14 31 (20.81%) Citrix
14 31 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (20.13%) SQL
16 29 (19.46%) SQL Server
17 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
17 28 (18.79%) Red Hat
18 27 (18.12%) ITIL
19 26 (17.45%) MS Excel
20 24 (16.11%) SAN
21 23 (15.44%) TCP/IP
22 22 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 20 (13.42%) MCSE
24 19 (12.75%) SharePoint
25 18 (12.08%) EMC
25 18 (12.08%) SQL Server 2005
25 18 (12.08%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.75%) SharePoint
3 15 (10.07%) IIS
3 15 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.40%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.70%) Apache
7 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.01%) Lync
10 1 (0.67%) Drupal
10 1 (0.67%) WordPress
10 1 (0.67%) CMS
10 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (17.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) SaaS
2 3 (2.01%) PaaS
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (26.85%) DNS
2 34 (22.82%) DHCP
3 24 (16.11%) SAN
4 23 (15.44%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.41%) Firewall
6 14 (9.40%) LAN
7 11 (7.38%) Internet
7 11 (7.38%) WAN
8 9 (6.04%) VPN
9 8 (5.37%) SSL
10 6 (4.03%) LDAP
11 3 (2.01%) VLAN
11 3 (2.01%) DSL
11 3 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.01%) Wireless
11 3 (2.01%) SMS
12 2 (1.34%) ADSL
12 2 (1.34%) FTP
12 2 (1.34%) SSH
13 1 (0.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.70%) IDOL
5 7 (4.70%) EDRMS
6 5 (3.36%) OLAP
6 5 (3.36%) DTS
7 4 (2.68%) MySQL
8 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 7
8 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.01%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 7 (4.70%) Finance
2 1 (0.67%) Banking
2 1 (0.67%) Billing
2 1 (0.67%) Military
2 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Support Engineer
2 18 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (8.72%) Developer
4 12 (8.05%) Analyst
5 11 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.38%) IT Support
6 10 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Architect
7 8 (5.37%) Support Technician
7 8 (5.37%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Consultant
8 7 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Desktop Technician
9 6 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Linux Support
10 5 (3.36%) IT Support Technician
10 5 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) .NET
2 12 (8.05%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.71%) Web Services
4 8 (5.37%) XML
4 8 (5.37%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 6 (4.03%) Software Packaging
6 3 (2.01%) X-Windows
6 3 (2.01%) SOAP
7 2 (1.34%) COM+
7 2 (1.34%) CSS
7 2 (1.34%) HTML
7 2 (1.34%) Ajax
7 2 (1.34%) jQuery
7 2 (1.34%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (0.67%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.67%) WCF
8 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.67%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Fat Client
1 11 (7.38%) Thin Client
1 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.70%) Clustering
4 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.34%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) CMDB
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) IVR
8 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 149 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (67.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (29.53%) Windows 7
4 37 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (24.16%) Linux
6 22 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (10.74%) Windows XP
7 16 (10.74%) UNIX
8 10 (6.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.01%) Debian
10 3 (2.01%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.67%) SUSE
11 1 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.12%) ITIL
2 11 (7.38%) Workflow
2 11 (7.38%) Migration
3 9 (6.04%) Web Development
4 8 (5.37%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.37%) Service Management
4 8 (5.37%) Change Management
4 8 (5.37%) Load Balancing
5 7 (4.70%) Performance Management
5 7 (4.70%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.70%) Validation
6 6 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.36%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.36%) Project Management
7 5 (3.36%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.36%) Software Distribution
7 5 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.68%) Analytics
8 4 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.13%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) C#
3 13 (8.72%) C
3 13 (8.72%) VB
4 12 (8.05%) Perl
5 9 (6.04%) Korn
5 9 (6.04%) Bourne shell
6 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.70%) VBScript
8 5 (3.36%) Java
9 3 (2.01%) Python
10 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.34%) PHP
10 2 (1.34%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 57 (38.26%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.52%) SC Cleared
3 31 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (13.42%) MCSE
5 12 (8.05%) DV Cleared
6 11 (7.38%) MCITP
7 10 (6.71%) MCTS
8 9 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (6.04%) CCA
8 9 (6.04%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (5.37%) HNC
10 6 (4.03%) MCP
11 4 (2.68%) CCNA
11 4 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.68%) Degree
12 2 (1.34%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.67%) HP APS
13 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (55.70%) Active Directory
2 37 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.08%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.72%) vSphere
5 10 (6.71%) XenApp
5 10 (6.71%) NFS
6 6 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.68%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.01%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.34%) vCloud
9 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.67%) Docker
10 1 (0.67%) LXC
10 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) NetBackup
2 13 (8.72%) SCCM
3 11 (7.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (7.38%) Nagios
4 6 (4.03%) WSUS
5 4 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.67%) Netcool
6 1 (0.67%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (45.64%) Microsoft
2 59 (39.60%) VMware
3 33 (22.15%) HP
4 31 (20.81%) Citrix
5 28 (18.79%) Red Hat
6 18 (12.08%) EMC
7 15 (10.07%) Cisco
8 11 (7.38%) Isilon
9 8 (5.37%) Altiris
10 7 (4.70%) Dell
11 6 (4.03%) Oracle
11 6 (4.03%) Symantec
11 6 (4.03%) Veritas
11 6 (4.03%) CA
11 6 (4.03%) Meridio
12 4 (2.68%) IBM
13 3 (2.01%) Unica
13 3 (2.01%) AppSense
13 3 (2.01%) NetApp
13 3 (2.01%) BMC
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