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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 55 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 2.16% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.37% 9.85% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
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£406 £252 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.21% -22.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £298
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
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
149 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.36% 21.97% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 92
Average daily rate £361 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 28
Average hourly rate £15.25 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 1 £425 +54.54% 1
Nantwich - 1 £288 - 1
Runcorn - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (92.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (57.50%) VMware
3 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
4 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) IIS
6 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (30.00%) Finance
8 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
9 11 (27.50%) Clustering
10 10 (25.00%) DNS
10 10 (25.00%) SAN
10 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (22.50%) Citrix
11 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
11 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
11 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco
12 8 (20.00%) .NET
12 8 (20.00%) Oracle
12 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 7 (17.50%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) Solaris
13 7 (17.50%) MCITP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 18 (45.00%) IIS
2 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
4 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (10.00%) Documentum
7 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
8 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.00%) DNS
2 10 (25.00%) SAN
3 5 (12.50%) DHCP
4 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 4 (10.00%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
6 2 (5.00%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) Intranet
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall
6 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.00%) BODI
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (92.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.50%) Solaris
5 4 (10.00%) HPUX
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.00%) Time Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) CAFM
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.50%) MCITP
3 6 (15.00%) MCSE
4 5 (12.50%) MCTS
5 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) MOM
2 1 (2.50%) Legato
2 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) VMware
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle
5 5 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (10.00%) EMC
6 4 (10.00%) Compuware
6 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
6 4 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.50%) Draytek
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