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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 67 69 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 10 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.87% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 4.27% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 16
Median daily rate £300 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
- -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
158 234 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.97% 20.44% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 132 88
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Migration
4 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) Citrix
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 3 (27.27%) Clustering
8 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 3 (27.27%) IIS
8 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 2 (18.18%) XenApp
9 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (18.18%) SAN
9 2 (18.18%) Internet
9 2 (18.18%) VBScript
9 2 (18.18%) VB
9 2 (18.18%) ITIL
9 2 (18.18%) Local Government
9 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) SMTP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support
4 1 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Postfix
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec