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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 15 25 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 65 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.30% 6.47% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.95% 24.26% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £325 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +79.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £233 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £493 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £308 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £10.00 £33.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% +68.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £27.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.57 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
217 202 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.71% 26.68% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 19
Average hourly rate £14.35 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.53% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +10 12 £310 - 2
Warrington -10 9 £175 -63.15% 4
Runcorn - 9 £280 -
Knutsford +2 8 £270 -13.73%
Wilmslow - 2 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £200 - 2
Crewe - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (93.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (80.73%) Active Directory
4 55 (50.46%) VMware
5 45 (41.28%) Microsoft
6 38 (34.86%) Citrix
7 32 (29.36%) TCP/IP
8 31 (28.44%) IIS
8 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (25.69%) SQL Server
9 28 (25.69%) SharePoint
9 28 (25.69%) DNS
10 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
11 26 (23.85%) SCCM
12 24 (22.02%) DHCP
13 23 (21.10%) Clustering
13 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (19.27%) SCOM
15 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (17.43%) Linux
16 18 (16.51%) ITIL
16 18 (16.51%) Hyper-V
16 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
16 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
17 17 (15.60%) Banking
17 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
17 17 (15.60%) Firewall
18 16 (14.68%) Migration
18 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (28.44%) IIS
2 28 (25.69%) SharePoint
3 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
4 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (10.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.75%) Lync
7 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.36%) TCP/IP
2 28 (25.69%) DNS
3 24 (22.02%) DHCP
4 17 (15.60%) Firewall
5 14 (12.84%) LAN
5 14 (12.84%) WAN
5 14 (12.84%) SAN
6 6 (5.50%) VPN
6 6 (5.50%) Wireless
6 6 (5.50%) VLAN
7 4 (3.67%) FTP
8 3 (2.75%) ADSL
9 2 (1.83%) MPLS
9 2 (1.83%) SSL
9 2 (1.83%) HTTP
9 2 (1.83%) SNMP
9 2 (1.83%) Internet
9 2 (1.83%) ISDN
9 2 (1.83%) PSTN
9 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.60%) Banking
2 15 (13.76%) Finance
3 9 (8.26%) Local Government
4 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (12.84%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Server Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Administrator
4 8 (7.34%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (6.42%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Wintel Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.50%) Wintel Specialist
6 6 (5.50%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (4.59%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) PKI
3 3 (2.75%) Replication
4 2 (1.83%) Open Source
4 2 (1.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (93.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (17.43%) Linux
5 12 (11.01%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.09%) UNIX
7 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.50%) AIX
8 6 (5.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) ITIL
2 16 (14.68%) Migration
3 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
4 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.59%) Change Management
6 4 (3.67%) Project Management
6 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.67%) Capacity Management
6 4 (3.67%) High Availability
6 4 (3.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.75%) Release Management
7 3 (2.75%) Web Development
7 3 (2.75%) Product Management
7 3 (2.75%) Change Control
7 3 (2.75%) Information Security
8 2 (1.83%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.83%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
2 15 (13.76%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.75%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
1 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (11.01%) MCITP
4 8 (7.34%) MCSE
5 7 (6.42%) MCTS
6 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.67%) MCP
6 4 (3.67%) MCSA
6 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.75%) PMP
7 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.75%) CCNP
8 2 (1.83%) CCNA
9 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (80.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.51%) Hyper-V
3 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.01%) VMware ESX
4 12 (11.01%) XenApp
5 5 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.83%) vCloud
7 2 (1.83%) vSphere
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (23.85%) SCCM
2 21 (19.27%) SCOM
3 5 (4.59%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.67%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (50.46%) VMware
2 45 (41.28%) Microsoft
3 38 (34.86%) Citrix
4 15 (13.76%) Cyber-Ark
5 10 (9.17%) HP
5 10 (9.17%) Cisco
6 6 (5.50%) Symantec
7 5 (4.59%) SonicWALL
7 5 (4.59%) Draytek
7 5 (4.59%) Sophos
8 4 (3.67%) CA
8 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.75%) Remedy
9 3 (2.75%) McAfee
10 2 (1.83%) SAP
10 2 (1.83%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle
11 1 (0.92%) Juniper
11 1 (0.92%) Dell
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