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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 62 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 5.43% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.89% 22.11% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 10
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£460 £270 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £322 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £309
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £31.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.92% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.02 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-11.18% -3.92%
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
190 199 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.08% 24.54% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 73 80
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £132 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.53 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +91.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.35 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £44.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Runcorn 0 5 £500 +85.18% 1
Nantwich 0 2 £275 -14.06%
Warrington -20 2 £460 +31.42% 4
Crewe - 2 - - 4
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
5 7 (30.43%) SAN
5 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 6 (26.09%) NetApp
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (17.39%) Lotus
8 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) EMC
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 3 (13.04%) IIS
9 3 (13.04%) MS Office
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
5 3 (13.04%) IIS
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (4.35%) Documentum
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) MPLS
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) Intranet
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
4 1 (4.35%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) BODI
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
7 1 (4.35%) UNIX
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) CAFM
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) HNC
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Lotus
4 4 (17.39%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
7 1 (4.35%) Compuware
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Websense
7 1 (4.35%) F5