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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 66 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 10 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 3.65% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.80% 16.00% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 10
Average daily rate £300 £240 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £296 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +264.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
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
263 200 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.70% 22.83% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 107 85
Average daily rate £380 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £50.28 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.83% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 13 (72.22%) DNS
4 13 (72.22%) VMware
5 11 (61.11%) DHCP
5 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
5 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) Citrix
7 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
9 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (33.33%) IIS
9 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (27.78%) SQL
10 5 (27.78%) Wireless
11 4 (22.22%) Firewall
11 4 (22.22%) Web Services
11 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
11 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
11 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
12 3 (16.67%) SCCM
12 3 (16.67%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) CICS
4 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Google Apps
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) DNS
2 11 (61.11%) DHCP
2 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.56%) IPv4
7 1 (5.56%) IPv6
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
3 1 (5.56%) REXX
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCA
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
3 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 3 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Altiris
4 2 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) CA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec