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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 48 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 16 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 3.35% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 15.71% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 9
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£410 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.71% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £219 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £447 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.30% +40.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
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
170 210 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.79% 21.34% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 99
Average daily rate £388 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £224 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £44.90 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -14 5 £425 +88.88% 4
Knutsford -1 2 £200 -24.52%
Chester +4 1 £400 - 2
Runcorn +2 1 £260 - 1
Nantwich - 1 £320 -
Widnes - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 34 (62.96%) VMware
5 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 22 (40.74%) IIS
7 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
8 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 16 (29.63%) SharePoint
10 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 14 (25.93%) DNS
11 14 (25.93%) Clustering
12 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (22.22%) Citrix
13 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
13 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (20.37%) Finance
14 11 (20.37%) MCITP
15 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
15 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (18.52%) .NET
16 9 (16.67%) SQL
16 9 (16.67%) Linux
16 9 (16.67%) Cisco
16 9 (16.67%) SAN
17 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
17 8 (14.81%) MCSE

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 22 (40.74%) IIS
2 16 (29.63%) SharePoint
3 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
4 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
7 4 (7.41%) Documentum
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.93%) DNS
3 9 (16.67%) SAN
4 7 (12.96%) DHCP
5 4 (7.41%) LAN
5 4 (7.41%) WAN
6 3 (5.56%) NAS
6 3 (5.56%) Firewall
7 2 (3.70%) Intranet
7 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.70%) VLAN
8 1 (1.85%) Wireless
8 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.41%) BODI
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Administrator
2 7 (12.96%) Server Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.67%) Linux
5 7 (12.96%) Solaris
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.41%) UNIX
8 4 (7.41%) HPUX
9 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
3 6 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL
5 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.70%) CAFM
7 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.37%) MCITP
3 8 (14.81%) MCSE
3 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) MCTS
5 3 (5.56%) MCSA
6 2 (3.70%) MCP
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 6 (11.11%) XenApp
4 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
1 4 (7.41%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.85%) MOM
3 1 (1.85%) Legato
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) VMware
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) Oracle
6 6 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
7 4 (7.41%) Compuware
7 4 (7.41%) F5
7 4 (7.41%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (5.56%) EMC
8 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.70%) IBM
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Sophos
9 2 (3.70%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.70%) Draytek
10 1 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.85%) Remedy
10 1 (1.85%) Dell
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