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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank - 16 18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 0 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 5.63% 7.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 16.33% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
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
56 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.33% 34.51% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 10
Average daily rate £426 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £45.00 £42.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) PMP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP