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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 25 28 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 50 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.79% 5.50% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.42% 20.35% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 5
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£280 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £495 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £33.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +68.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.65 £27.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +18.57%
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
223 226 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.81% 27.03% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 95 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 23
Average hourly rate £16.08 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.04% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
Chester +1 8 - - 1
Knutsford +6 7 £265 -25.61%
Warrington - 6 £175 - 3
Wilmslow - 2 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (85.19%) Active Directory
4 52 (48.15%) VMware
5 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 37 (34.26%) IIS
7 36 (33.33%) Citrix
8 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
9 34 (31.48%) SharePoint
10 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
10 33 (30.56%) DNS
11 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (26.85%) MS Exchange
12 29 (26.85%) Clustering
13 23 (21.30%) PowerShell
14 22 (20.37%) SCCM
14 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
14 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 22 (20.37%) DHCP
15 20 (18.52%) Linux
16 19 (17.59%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (16.67%) SCOM
18 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
18 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (15.74%) Banking
18 17 (15.74%) Finance
19 16 (14.81%) SQL
19 16 (14.81%) ITIL
19 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 37 (34.26%) IIS
2 34 (31.48%) SharePoint
3 29 (26.85%) MS Exchange
4 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (17.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.85%) Lync
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
2 33 (30.56%) DNS
3 22 (20.37%) DHCP
4 15 (13.89%) SAN
5 14 (12.96%) Firewall
6 11 (10.19%) LAN
6 11 (10.19%) WAN
7 4 (3.70%) FTP
7 4 (3.70%) VPN
8 3 (2.78%) VLAN
8 3 (2.78%) Wireless
9 2 (1.85%) SSL
9 2 (1.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.93%) NAS
10 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.93%) LDAP
10 1 (0.93%) ADSL
10 1 (0.93%) Broadband
10 1 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.74%) Banking
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Local Government
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (14.81%) Analyst
2 15 (13.89%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (12.04%) Administrator
3 13 (12.04%) Server Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Wintel Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (4.63%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) Wintel Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) AIX Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.70%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Clustering
2 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.63%) PKI
4 2 (1.85%) CESG
4 2 (1.85%) Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (94.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.52%) Linux
5 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
5 11 (10.19%) UNIX
6 10 (9.26%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.56%) AIX
8 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) ITIL
2 15 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.04%) Migration
4 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.63%) Change Management
6 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 4 (3.70%) High Availability
6 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.78%) Release Management
7 3 (2.78%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.78%) Product Management
7 3 (2.78%) Web Development
7 3 (2.78%) Change Control
8 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.85%) Scrum
8 2 (1.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.81%) SQL
3 6 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.81%) MCITP
3 12 (11.11%) MCSE
3 12 (11.11%) MCTS
4 4 (3.70%) MCSA
4 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.78%) MCP
5 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.78%) PMP
5 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (85.19%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.74%) Hyper-V
3 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (12.04%) XenApp
5 11 (10.19%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (3.70%) vSphere
8 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.85%) vCloud
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) SCCM
2 18 (16.67%) SCOM
3 4 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.85%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) VMware
2 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 36 (33.33%) Citrix
4 14 (12.96%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (5.56%) Sophos
5 6 (5.56%) HP
5 6 (5.56%) Cisco
5 6 (5.56%) Symantec
5 6 (5.56%) SonicWALL
5 6 (5.56%) Draytek
6 4 (3.70%) CA
6 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.78%) Remedy
7 3 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (1.85%) SAP
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle
9 1 (0.93%) NetApp
9 1 (0.93%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) Juniper