The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 73 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 -31  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 4 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.60% 0.79% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.23% 2.73% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 18
Median daily rate £262 £300 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.58% -15.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £154 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £460 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £54.08 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.96%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 124 293 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.54% 29.04% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 176 134
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Contractor 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 in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Reading

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) DNS
4 8 (61.54%) DHCP
4 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 8 (61.54%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
5 6 (46.15%) SCCM
5 6 (46.15%) SCOM
5 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (30.77%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
9 2 (15.38%) WSUS
9 2 (15.38%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) Contract Management

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DHCP
1 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Skype
4 1 (7.69%) SMTP
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (15.38%) Contract Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
3 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago