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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 61 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 12 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.23% 7.03% 6.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 26.67% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 26
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£375 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £193 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £300 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -63.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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
200 210 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.47% 26.35% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 80
Average daily rate £370 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £31.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 -2 3 £465 +66.07% 1
Warrington -9 3 - - 2
Chester -14 2 £225 -27.41%
Nantwich 0 1 £375 +87.50%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
5 12 (42.86%) Migration
6 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
7 9 (32.14%) NetApp
7 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) Lotus
9 7 (25.00%) SAN
9 7 (25.00%) MPLS
9 7 (25.00%) WAN
9 7 (25.00%) DHCP
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
10 6 (21.43%) IIS
10 6 (21.43%) EMC
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (21.43%) EMC VNX
11 5 (17.86%) Finance
12 4 (14.29%) Juniper
12 4 (14.29%) HP
12 4 (14.29%) DNS
12 4 (14.29%) MS Office
12 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 6 (21.43%) IIS
5 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) WAN
1 7 (25.00%) DHCP
1 7 (25.00%) SAN
1 7 (25.00%) MPLS
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) WAAS
5 1 (3.57%) DMVPN
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Lead Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Lead Technical Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Server Technician
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Technician
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) EMC VNX
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
3 2 (7.14%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (10.71%) Server Building
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 2 (7.14%) Workflow
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) HNC
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) PMP
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCVMM
2 2 (7.14%) SCDPM
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) NetApp
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) Lotus
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
6 4 (14.29%) Juniper
6 4 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (10.71%) Websense
8 2 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco
9 1 (3.57%) IBM
9 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.57%) Sophos
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