The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 16 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 41 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 29 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.22% 3.14% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.74% 16.19% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Average daily rate £245 £338 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.40% +34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £198 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £433 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
211 105 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.42% 19.37% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 37 71
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 32
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
Buckinghamshire

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Milton Keynes region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 15 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 14 (33.33%) VMware
7 13 (30.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (26.19%) Migration
10 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
11 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 8 (19.05%) UNIX
12 8 (19.05%) Finance
12 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
12 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (16.67%) SQL
13 7 (16.67%) Linux
13 7 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (16.67%) Citrix
14 6 (14.29%) HP
14 6 (14.29%) SLA
14 6 (14.29%) VBScript
14 6 (14.29%) Firewall
14 6 (14.29%) CESG
15 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
15 5 (11.90%) IIS
15 5 (11.90%) MS Office

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 15 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (11.90%) IIS
6 4 (9.52%) CICS
7 3 (7.14%) MQSeries
8 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (7.14%) SMTP
3 3 (7.14%) NAS
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security
4 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) ICMP
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.38%) Intranet
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Easytrieve
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) NUnit
1 1 (2.38%) Moq
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.76%) French Language
2 2 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Server Support Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) ISPF
2 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.38%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) CESG
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 12 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 8 (19.05%) UNIX
6 7 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Vista
8 3 (7.14%) zOS
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.76%) AIX
9 2 (4.76%) Solaris
10 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Migration
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
3 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (7.14%) Release Management
4 2 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (2.38%) MVC
5 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.38%) Scrum
5 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) VBScript
3 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.52%) VB
4 4 (9.52%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) Assembly Language
4 4 (9.52%) JCL
5 3 (7.14%) REXX
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) MCP
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Snort
6 1 (2.38%) Nmap
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Hyperic
2 2 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.38%) Nessus
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Remedy
7 3 (7.14%) Symantec
7 3 (7.14%) CA
8 2 (4.76%) Lumension
8 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 2 (4.76%) StorageTek
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) Intel
8 2 (4.76%) Sun
9 1 (2.38%) F5