The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 17 April 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 Leicestershire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 33 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 14 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.97% 5.91% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.28% 24.53% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £263 £198 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% -10.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £9.99 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.25% +17.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.95% 24.09% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 18
Average daily rate £233 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £365 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.67 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.94 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £28.25 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 8 £250 +11.11% 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Windows Server 2003
East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (63.16%) Citrix
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) IIS
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) Clustering
8 4 (21.05%) Remedy
8 4 (21.05%) ITSM
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
8 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (21.05%) SCOM
8 4 (21.05%) Altiris
8 4 (21.05%) XenApp
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (21.05%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
9 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.79%) MCSE

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) NUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Moq
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
2 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (10.53%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITSM
2 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) VBScript
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) VCP4
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
2 4 (21.05%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Citrix
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Altiris
3 4 (21.05%) Remedy
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Motorola