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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 15 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.80% 9.30% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.78% 27.78% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £225 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
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 72 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.61% 33.49% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 12
Average daily rate £375 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (89.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (64.29%) VMware
5 17 (60.71%) DHCP
6 14 (50.00%) DNS
6 14 (50.00%) ITIL
6 14 (50.00%) Clustering
6 14 (50.00%) SCOM
7 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
7 13 (46.43%) SCCM
7 13 (46.43%) Citrix
8 12 (42.86%) SAN
8 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (39.29%) LAN
9 11 (39.29%) WAN
10 9 (32.14%) Migration
10 9 (32.14%) Local Government
11 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 7 (25.00%) HP
12 7 (25.00%) IIS
12 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
12 7 (25.00%) XenApp
13 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
14 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
14 5 (17.86%) PKI
15 4 (14.29%) VLAN
15 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 7 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (7.14%) Lync
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) DHCP
2 14 (50.00%) DNS
3 12 (42.86%) SAN
4 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 11 (39.29%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 1 (3.57%) SSH
8 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (32.14%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (17.86%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (89.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.14%) Security Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.00%) XenApp
3 7 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.29%) vSphere
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) SCOM
2 13 (46.43%) SCCM
3 4 (14.29%) SCVMM
4 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Citrix
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (10.71%) Remedy
6 3 (10.71%) McAfee
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) NetApp