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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 79 65 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 12 15 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% 1.49% 6.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.46% 7.18% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 21
Median daily rate £425 £460 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +70.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £595 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.19 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% -35.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.04 £17.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -17.94%
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
269 209 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.59% 20.82% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 115 85
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £613 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 7 £425 +88.88%
Warrington -14 1 £360 -21.73%
Knutsford - 1 £550 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
5 9 (50.00%) Migration
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
8 6 (33.33%) Citrix
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) IIS
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) VBScript
10 4 (22.22%) VB
10 4 (22.22%) .NET
10 4 (22.22%) SAN
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) Clustering
10 4 (22.22%) Project Management
10 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (16.67%) Data Centre

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 5 (27.78%) IIS
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) SMTP
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support
3 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Server Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) BYOD
4 1 (5.56%) CMDB
4 1 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (22.22%) VBScript
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) Postfix
4 2 (11.11%) Sendmail
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) Trustwave
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Sun