The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 26 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.77% 6.94% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.63% 17.54% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £223 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.92% 39.58% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2003
Cheshire

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 17 April 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) VMware
4 14 (66.67%) LAN
4 14 (66.67%) WAN
4 14 (66.67%) Citrix
4 14 (66.67%) SCOM
5 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (57.14%) ITIL
5 12 (57.14%) Local Government
6 11 (52.38%) DHCP
7 10 (47.62%) DNS
7 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
8 9 (42.86%) SCCM
8 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (42.86%) Clustering
9 8 (38.10%) SAN
9 8 (38.10%) XenApp
10 7 (33.33%) IIS
10 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 6 (28.57%) Migration
11 6 (28.57%) PKI
11 6 (28.57%) VLAN
12 5 (23.81%) HP
12 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
13 4 (19.05%) Cisco
13 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
13 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 4 (19.05%) Reverse Proxy

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) LAN
1 14 (66.67%) WAN
2 11 (52.38%) DHCP
3 10 (47.62%) DNS
4 8 (38.10%) SAN
5 6 (28.57%) VLAN
6 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (19.05%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (4.76%) LDAP
8 1 (4.76%) Firewall
8 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (57.14%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.52%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) LINC
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCP
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
4 8 (38.10%) XenApp
5 4 (19.05%) vSphere
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) SCOM
2 9 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) VMware
2 14 (66.67%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy