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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank - 30 19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.15% 4.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 10.81% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
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
15 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.00% 19.89% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate £330 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -25.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Average hourly rate £14.35 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.53% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.56 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Local Government
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Banking

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IBM