The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 71 66 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 10 9 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.13% 0.93% 8.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.63% 4.11% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 31
Median daily rate £349 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £516 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £298 £284
% change year-on-year
+1.68% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £18.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+38.66% +19.04%
Windows Server 2003
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 219 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.49% 22.58% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 124 107
Median daily rate £420 £388 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +46.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 5 £220 -2.22%
Warrington -7 3 £360 -
Knutsford - 1 £550 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
4 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (59.09%) VMware
7 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
8 11 (50.00%) Migration
9 9 (40.91%) Citrix
10 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
11 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
11 7 (31.82%) ITIL
11 7 (31.82%) SQL
11 7 (31.82%) Finance
11 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
12 6 (27.27%) IIS
12 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
13 5 (22.73%) SAN
13 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
14 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (18.18%) Project Management
14 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
14 4 (18.18%) Clustering
14 4 (18.18%) VBScript
14 4 (18.18%) VB
14 4 (18.18%) .NET

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (27.27%) IIS
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (9.09%) SMTP
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Server Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) BYOD
4 1 (4.55%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
4 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) Android
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Coaching
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) VB
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCSA
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) Postfix
5 2 (9.09%) Sendmail
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) BladeLogic
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 2 (9.09%) MobileIron
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Trustwave
6 1 (4.55%) AppSense
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Sun