The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 32 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 43 44 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.00% 5.70% 6.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.03% 22.68% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 41
Average daily rate £275 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £179 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 8
Average hourly rate £15.13 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.98% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £19.20 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £32.50 £22.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
226 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.13% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 75 106
Average daily rate £300 £290 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014, 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (62.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
4 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
5 36 (40.45%) Active Directory
6 34 (38.20%) SC Cleared
7 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
8 29 (32.58%) SQL
8 29 (32.58%) Windows XP
9 27 (30.34%) .NET
10 26 (29.21%) SharePoint Server
11 21 (23.60%) Windows 7
12 20 (22.47%) MS Exchange
13 19 (21.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (20.22%) IIS
15 17 (19.10%) VMware
16 16 (17.98%) MS Office
16 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
16 16 (17.98%) C#
16 16 (17.98%) ITIL
16 16 (17.98%) UNIX
16 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
16 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (16.85%) Citrix
17 15 (16.85%) MCSE
17 15 (16.85%) T-SQL
18 14 (15.73%) .NET Framework
18 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (13.48%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 26 (29.21%) SharePoint Server
2 20 (22.47%) MS Exchange
3 18 (20.22%) IIS
4 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (3.37%) IBM Notes
10 3 (3.37%) Apache
10 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) MS Office
1 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
1 9 (10.11%) DNS
2 8 (8.99%) Internet
2 8 (8.99%) Firewall
3 7 (7.87%) LDAP
4 5 (5.62%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) SAN
5 4 (4.49%) VPN
6 3 (3.37%) VLAN
6 3 (3.37%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.37%) DHCP
6 3 (3.37%) HTTP
7 2 (2.25%) FTP
7 2 (2.25%) SSL
8 1 (1.12%) 4G
8 1 (1.12%) Intranet
8 1 (1.12%) DSL
8 1 (1.12%) 3G
8 1 (1.12%) WAN
8 1 (1.12%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (8.99%) DTS
3 8 (8.99%) OLAP
3 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.74%) IDOL
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.11%) TestDirector
3 8 (8.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (8.99%) WinRunner
3 8 (8.99%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.12%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.12%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (3.37%) Banking
2 2 (2.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Electronics
3 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Support Engineer
2 13 (14.61%) Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.74%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (6.74%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Designer
6 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Consultant
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support
8 3 (3.37%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.34%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) .NET Framework
3 11 (12.36%) XML
4 9 (10.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.99%) Web Services
5 8 (8.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 6 (6.74%) XSD
6 6 (6.74%) WCF
7 2 (2.25%) J2EE
8 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Clustering
2 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.62%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.62%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (62.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (32.58%) Windows XP
4 21 (23.60%) Windows 7
5 16 (17.98%) UNIX
6 11 (12.36%) AIX
7 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.11%) Linux
8 7 (7.87%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.49%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
3 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
4 7 (7.87%) Web Development
4 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
4 7 (7.87%) Workflow
5 6 (6.74%) Document Management
6 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.62%) Migration
7 4 (4.49%) Scrum
7 4 (4.49%) Web Analytics
7 4 (4.49%) V-Model
7 4 (4.49%) Analytics
8 3 (3.37%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.37%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.37%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.37%) Time Management
8 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) C#
3 15 (16.85%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.87%) C++
5 6 (6.74%) C
6 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.37%) VB
7 2 (2.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.12%) Java
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
2 34 (38.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (16.85%) MCSE
5 11 (12.36%) ISEB
6 9 (10.11%) Degree
7 7 (7.87%) MCSD
8 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.49%) MCTS
10 3 (3.37%) CCA
10 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.37%) RHCE
11 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 36 (40.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.25%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (21.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (10.11%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (10.11%) Netcool
4 6 (6.74%) NetBackup
5 5 (5.62%) SCCM
6 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.12%) SCOM
7 1 (1.12%) Foglight
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.10%) VMware
3 15 (16.85%) Citrix
4 11 (12.36%) Veritas
5 9 (10.11%) McAfee
6 8 (8.99%) Borland
7 6 (6.74%) Meridio
8 5 (5.62%) Oracle
8 5 (5.62%) HP
9 4 (4.49%) IBM
9 4 (4.49%) Apple
10 3 (3.37%) Unica
10 3 (3.37%) Altiris
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.37%) Lotus
10 3 (3.37%) Remedy
10 3 (3.37%) Cisco
11 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.12%) Fujitsu
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