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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 28 35 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 38 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.86% 4.33% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.35% 15.54% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 3
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£290 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £500 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £29.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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
178 251 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.76% 27.86% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 106 106
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 8 - -
Warrington - 4 - - 3
Knutsford +9 3 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (94.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (83.18%) Active Directory
4 52 (48.60%) VMware
5 46 (42.99%) Microsoft
6 39 (36.45%) IIS
7 35 (32.71%) SQL Server
7 35 (32.71%) TCP/IP
8 34 (31.78%) SharePoint
8 34 (31.78%) DNS
8 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (30.84%) Citrix
10 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
10 31 (28.97%) Clustering
11 24 (22.43%) PowerShell
12 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (20.56%) DHCP
13 21 (19.63%) SCCM
13 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (18.69%) Linux
15 19 (17.76%) Finance
15 19 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (17.76%) Banking
16 17 (15.89%) ITIL
16 17 (15.89%) SQL
16 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (15.89%) SCOM
17 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (14.95%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 39 (36.45%) IIS
2 34 (31.78%) SharePoint
3 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
4 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (13.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.87%) Lync
7 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (32.71%) TCP/IP
2 34 (31.78%) DNS
3 22 (20.56%) DHCP
4 15 (14.02%) SAN
5 12 (11.21%) Firewall
5 12 (11.21%) LAN
5 12 (11.21%) WAN
6 4 (3.74%) FTP
6 4 (3.74%) VPN
6 4 (3.74%) VLAN
7 3 (2.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.93%) SSH
8 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.93%) NAS
8 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.93%) Internet
8 1 (0.93%) LDAP
8 1 (0.93%) ADSL
8 1 (0.93%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
1 19 (17.76%) Banking
2 9 (8.41%) Local Government
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Analyst
2 15 (14.02%) Administrator
3 12 (11.21%) Server Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Wintel Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.67%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.74%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.97%) Clustering
2 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.67%) PKI
4 2 (1.87%) CESG
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (94.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.69%) Linux
5 13 (12.15%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.28%) UNIX
6 11 (10.28%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.61%) AIX
8 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) ITIL
2 16 (14.95%) Load Balancing
3 12 (11.21%) Migration
4 8 (7.48%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.61%) Change Management
6 5 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.74%) High Availability
7 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.80%) Web Development
8 3 (2.80%) Change Control
8 3 (2.80%) Release Management
8 3 (2.80%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.80%) Product Management
9 2 (1.87%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.87%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (1.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.87%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.43%) PowerShell
2 17 (15.89%) SQL
3 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.80%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.02%) MCITP
3 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) MCTS
3 12 (11.21%) MCSE
4 4 (3.74%) MCSA
4 4 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.80%) MCP
5 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.80%) PMP
5 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (83.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.95%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.21%) XenApp
3 12 (11.21%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.74%) vSphere
5 4 (3.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (19.63%) SCCM
2 17 (15.89%) SCOM
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.74%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (48.60%) VMware
2 46 (42.99%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.84%) Citrix
4 14 (13.08%) Cyber-Ark
5 7 (6.54%) HP
6 6 (5.61%) Cisco
6 6 (5.61%) Symantec
6 6 (5.61%) Sophos
6 6 (5.61%) SonicWALL
6 6 (5.61%) Draytek
7 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.74%) CA
8 3 (2.80%) Remedy
8 3 (2.80%) McAfee
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
10 1 (0.93%) EMC
10 1 (0.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle
10 1 (0.93%) SAP
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