The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 36 30 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 5 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.56% 4.53% 6.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.49% 17.28% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£350 £263 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +32.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £297
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £17.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £25.40 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -7.89%
Windows Server 2003
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
91 81 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.44% 26.21% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 17
Average daily rate £300 £240 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £145 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.23 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 2015. 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
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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
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Job
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Leicester +1 3 £350 +40.00% 2
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Windows Server 2003
East Midlands

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) Retail
6 2 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (12.50%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) DHCP
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
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