The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 29 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.12% - 6.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.78% - 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 - £22.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -13.58%
Windows Server 2003
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.20% 23.55% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 18
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.40 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (50.00%) IIS
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (30.00%) Clustering
8 3 (30.00%) VBScript
8 3 (30.00%) VB
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) Project Management
8 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (20.00%) SAN
9 2 (20.00%) Internet
9 2 (20.00%) X-Windows
9 2 (20.00%) IBM
9 2 (20.00%) HP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) VB
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) AppSense
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) EMC