The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 60 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 6 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 4.36% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 18.78% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 22
Average daily rate
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£421 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.39% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £197 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
Windows Server 2003
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
228 229 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.42% 23.23% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 86
Average daily rate £375 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
4 30 (73.17%) Microsoft
5 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
6 25 (60.98%) SCCM
7 24 (58.54%) VMware
8 21 (51.22%) DV Cleared
9 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (41.46%) Hyper-V
11 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
11 16 (39.02%) SQL
12 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
13 13 (31.71%) SCOM
13 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
14 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
15 11 (26.83%) VBScript
15 11 (26.83%) VB
15 11 (26.83%) Oracle
15 11 (26.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
16 10 (24.39%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
17 9 (21.95%) DHCP
17 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
17 9 (21.95%) DNS
17 9 (21.95%) ITIL
17 9 (21.95%) Borland
17 9 (21.95%) StarTeam

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.32%) Documentum
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) DHCP
1 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
1 9 (21.95%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) VoIP
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) MPLS
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (85.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.07%) Network Management
4 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (14.63%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Management
6 2 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) Validation
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) VBScript
2 11 (26.83%) VB
2 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (51.22%) DV Cleared
3 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.07%) MCP
5 7 (17.07%) MCSE
6 3 (7.32%) MCTS
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) MCITP
8 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (41.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (60.98%) SCCM
2 13 (31.71%) SCOM
3 11 (26.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (19.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Netcool
6 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (58.54%) VMware
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 9 (21.95%) Borland
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) EMC
6 2 (4.88%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
7 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard