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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 31 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 40 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.54% 3.67% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.78% 14.53% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 32
Average daily rate
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£300 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £175 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
213 234 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.18% 25.24% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 97 120
Average daily rate £325 £371 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% +11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (64.44%) Microsoft
3 49 (54.44%) Security Cleared
4 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (41.11%) Active Directory
5 37 (41.11%) SQL Server
6 34 (37.78%) SC Cleared
7 29 (32.22%) SQL
8 25 (27.78%) .NET
8 25 (27.78%) MS Office
8 25 (27.78%) MS Excel
8 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (26.67%) C#
10 23 (25.56%) SharePoint Server
11 22 (24.44%) Visual Studio
11 22 (24.44%) MS Exchange
12 20 (22.22%) T-SQL
13 18 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 18 (20.00%) XML
13 18 (20.00%) VMware
14 17 (18.89%) Citrix
15 16 (17.78%) ASP.NET
15 16 (17.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (15.56%) Workflow
17 14 (15.56%) Web Development
17 14 (15.56%) .NET Framework
17 14 (15.56%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.44%) Windows SharePoint Services

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (25.56%) SharePoint Server
2 22 (24.44%) MS Exchange
3 18 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 13 (14.44%) IIS
5 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.11%) Lync
8 1 (1.11%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (27.78%) MS Office
1 25 (27.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) LDAP
2 10 (11.11%) Firewall
3 8 (8.89%) DNS
4 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.78%) LAN
4 7 (7.78%) WAN
4 7 (7.78%) Internet
5 6 (6.67%) SAN
6 3 (3.33%) VPN
7 2 (2.22%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.11%) VLAN
8 1 (1.11%) NAS
8 1 (1.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (41.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (14.44%) OLAP
3 13 (14.44%) DTS
3 13 (14.44%) IDOL
4 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.33%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.00%) StarTeam
3 6 (6.67%) TestDirector
4 5 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.56%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Law
2 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Developer
3 16 (17.78%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (10.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.89%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Senior Support Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) IT Support
7 5 (5.56%) Support Technician
7 5 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (3.33%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) .NET
2 18 (20.00%) XML
3 16 (17.78%) ASP.NET
4 14 (15.56%) .NET Framework
5 13 (14.44%) Web Services
5 13 (14.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 6 (6.67%) WCF
6 6 (6.67%) XSD
7 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Clustering
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 14 (15.56%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.78%) UNIX
6 7 (7.78%) AIX
6 7 (7.78%) Linux
7 6 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.22%) Solaris
9 2 (2.22%) CentOS
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.11%) SUSE
10 1 (1.11%) Debian
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) Workflow
1 14 (15.56%) Web Development
2 12 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 11 (12.22%) Document Management
3 11 (12.22%) ITIL
4 5 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 4 (4.44%) Test Scripting
5 4 (4.44%) Change Management
6 3 (3.33%) Migration
6 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.33%) Web Analytics
6 3 (3.33%) Analytics
6 3 (3.33%) Software Distribution
7 2 (2.22%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.22%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.22%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.22%) Build Automation
7 2 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.22%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.22%) SQL
2 24 (26.67%) C#
3 20 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 8 (8.89%) C
5 6 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.11%) VBScript
7 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (54.44%) Security Cleared
2 34 (37.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.22%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) MCTS
5 8 (8.89%) MCSE
6 7 (7.78%) ISEB
7 5 (5.56%) MCSD
7 5 (5.56%) Degree
8 3 (3.33%) MCP
9 2 (2.22%) MCSA
9 2 (2.22%) CCNA
9 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.11%) MCITP
10 1 (1.11%) MCDST
10 1 (1.11%) CCA
10 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (41.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.78%) XenApp
4 5 (5.56%) vSphere
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.56%) Netcool
4 4 (4.44%) SCCM
5 3 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.11%) SCOM
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 58 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) VMware
3 17 (18.89%) Citrix
4 13 (14.44%) Meridio
5 9 (10.00%) Borland
6 7 (7.78%) HP
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco
7 6 (6.67%) McAfee
8 5 (5.56%) Veritas
9 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.33%) Apple
10 3 (3.33%) CA
10 3 (3.33%) EMC
10 3 (3.33%) Unica
11 2 (2.22%) NetIQ
11 2 (2.22%) Sophos
11 2 (2.22%) AppSense
11 2 (2.22%) Altiris
12 1 (1.11%) Symantec
12 1 (1.11%) Remedy
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