The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 37 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 39 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.64% 3.79% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.12% 15.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £270 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £370 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £19.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £16.20 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.85 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 24.93% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 93
Average daily rate £288 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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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Vacancies
Chester -11 15 £223 -3.26%
Runcorn - 8 £270 -
Warrington - 6 £350 - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (79.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (75.36%) Active Directory
4 37 (53.62%) VMware
5 34 (49.28%) Citrix
6 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 24 (34.78%) SCCM
7 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (27.54%) SCOM
8 19 (27.54%) ITIL
9 18 (26.09%) LAN
9 18 (26.09%) WAN
9 18 (26.09%) XenApp
10 16 (23.19%) DHCP
11 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
12 14 (20.29%) IIS
12 14 (20.29%) DNS
13 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.84%) Migration
14 12 (17.39%) Local Government
14 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
15 11 (15.94%) SAN
15 11 (15.94%) Clustering
15 11 (15.94%) Finance
15 11 (15.94%) Firewall
16 9 (13.04%) HP
16 9 (13.04%) VB
16 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
16 9 (13.04%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (20.29%) IIS
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) Lync
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) LAN
1 18 (26.09%) WAN
2 16 (23.19%) DHCP
3 14 (20.29%) DNS
4 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.94%) SAN
5 11 (15.94%) Firewall
6 6 (8.70%) VLAN
7 4 (5.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (5.80%) Wireless
7 4 (5.80%) VPN
7 4 (5.80%) SMS
8 2 (2.90%) Internet
8 2 (2.90%) MPLS
8 2 (2.90%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.90%) HTTP
8 2 (2.90%) SNMP
8 2 (2.90%) PSTN
8 2 (2.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (17.39%) Local Government
2 11 (15.94%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.80%) Wintel Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) PKI
3 2 (2.90%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (79.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
8 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Migration
3 6 (8.70%) Software Deployment
4 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.35%) Project Management
5 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (2.90%) Security Management
6 2 (2.90%) Workflow
6 2 (2.90%) Change Management
6 2 (2.90%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.90%) Scrum
6 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.90%) Time Management
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) VB
2 7 (10.14%) VBScript
3 6 (8.70%) SQL
4 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.35%) LINC
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.25%) MCITP
4 4 (5.80%) MCP
4 4 (5.80%) MCSE
5 3 (4.35%) CCNP
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) ISEB
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.45%) PMP
7 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (75.36%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (26.09%) XenApp
4 14 (20.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.14%) vSphere
6 6 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (8.70%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.35%) XenServer
8 2 (2.90%) vCloud
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (34.78%) SCCM
2 19 (27.54%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.35%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (2.90%) Puppet
6 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) WSUS
6 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) VMware
2 34 (49.28%) Citrix
3 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.04%) HP
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco
6 4 (5.80%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (2.90%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.90%) McAfee
7 2 (2.90%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) Symantec
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) Juniper
8 1 (1.45%) CA
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle
8 1 (1.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) AppSense
8 1 (1.45%) Altiris
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