The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 30 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 Leeds 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 45 34 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 32 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.02% 4.48% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.17% 14.77% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 7
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£180 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £107 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £350 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +1.33%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
211 264 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.89% 30.31% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 122 136
Average daily rate £185 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £111 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Leeds region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (67.39%) VMware
4 20 (43.48%) Windows XP
4 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 20 (43.48%) SAN
5 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 17 (36.96%) Ubuntu
6 17 (36.96%) CentOS
7 15 (32.61%) VMware Server
7 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
8 14 (30.43%) Python
8 14 (30.43%) Linux
9 13 (28.26%) Service Management
9 13 (28.26%) Splunk
10 12 (26.09%) Workflow
11 11 (23.91%) vSphere
12 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (21.74%) Incident Management
13 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (19.57%) Citrix
14 8 (17.39%) SQL
14 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
15 7 (15.22%) ITIL
15 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (13.04%) SCCM
17 5 (10.87%) HP
17 5 (10.87%) SCOM
17 5 (10.87%) XenApp

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.52%) Lync
5 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) NAS
3 3 (6.52%) S/MIME
3 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) WLAN
5 1 (2.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (4.35%) Banking
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Linux Support
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (43.48%) Windows XP
4 17 (36.96%) Ubuntu
4 17 (36.96%) CentOS
5 14 (30.43%) Linux
6 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.52%) UNIX
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Service Management
2 12 (26.09%) Workflow
3 10 (21.74%) Incident Management
4 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.17%) ITSM
7 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Python
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) MCSE
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (32.61%) VMware Server
3 11 (23.91%) vSphere
4 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (10.87%) XenApp
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.17%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) VMware
2 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.26%) Splunk
4 9 (19.57%) Citrix
5 5 (10.87%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
6 3 (6.52%) Google
6 3 (6.52%) Postini
7 2 (4.35%) Veeam
7 2 (4.35%) McAfee
7 2 (4.35%) Sophos
7 2 (4.35%) CommVault
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.17%) Cognos
8 1 (2.17%) Sun
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
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