Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 84 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 17 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.29% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.02% 2.05% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 11
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.82% +2.65% +19.30%
10th Percentile £257 £394 £203
90th Percentile £488 £480 £525
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.50 £18.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +13.28% +12.28%
10th Percentile £11.10 £12.50 £11.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.75 £19.40
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £18.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year +79.31% +16.94% +6.90%

Windows Server 2003 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 242 244 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.36% 20.03% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 157 234
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.31% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £225 £160 £232
90th Percentile £538 £600 £529
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 46
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% -9.87% +16.69%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £22.50 £23.13 £23.88
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.24%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 6 £273 - 1
Runcorn +4 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) Local Government
4 9 (52.94%) SCOM
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) XenApp
5 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
5 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) PKI
6 7 (41.18%) SCCM
6 7 (41.18%) Migration
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
7 6 (35.29%) Office 365
7 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 5 (29.41%) EMC
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (23.53%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) IIS
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (23.53%) IIS
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (52.94%) Local Government
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Storage Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) PKI
3 3 (17.65%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Server Building
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) XenApp
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (17.65%) vSphere
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCOM
2 7 (41.18%) SCCM
3 3 (17.65%) SmoothWall
3 3 (17.65%) WSUS
4 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (11.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (11.76%) vMotion
5 1 (5.88%) Netcool
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya
6 3 (17.65%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) Altiris
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) Brocade
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
8 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper