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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 54 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 19 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.89% 4.17% 5.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.17% 19.82% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 20
Average daily rate
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£417 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.04% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £198 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £390 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £309
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.02 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.18% -3.92%
Windows Server 2003
Berkshire

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
265 222 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.42% 21.06% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 109 80
Average daily rate £375 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.84 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
4 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
6 27 (56.25%) VMware
7 26 (54.17%) SCCM
8 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (43.75%) DV Cleared
9 19 (39.58%) Hyper-V
9 19 (39.58%) SQL
10 18 (37.50%) Configuration Management
10 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 14 (29.17%) SCOM
11 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
12 13 (27.08%) VBScript
13 12 (25.00%) VB
13 12 (25.00%) Oracle
13 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 12 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 12 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (22.92%) DNS
14 11 (22.92%) DHCP
14 11 (22.92%) ITIL
15 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
15 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
15 10 (20.83%) Borland
15 10 (20.83%) StarTeam

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) Documentum
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.08%) Lync
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) DNS
1 11 (22.92%) DHCP
2 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) VoIP
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) FTP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.08%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) IT Support
5 2 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.08%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) PKI
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) UNIX
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 11 (22.92%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (14.58%) Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.08%) Analytics
8 1 (2.08%) Project Management
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.08%) Web Development
8 1 (2.08%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.08%) Time Management
8 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) VBScript
3 12 (25.00%) VB
3 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (18.75%) MCSE
6 8 (16.67%) MCP
7 3 (6.25%) MCTS
8 2 (4.17%) Degree
8 2 (4.17%) MCITP
9 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.08%) ISEB
9 1 (2.08%) CCNA
9 1 (2.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (39.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (54.17%) SCCM
2 14 (29.17%) SCOM
3 12 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Netcool
6 1 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (56.25%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Oracle
4 10 (20.83%) Borland
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) HP
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.08%) Isilon