Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 69 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +31 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 33 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.55% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.18% 5.17% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £295 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -30.59% +1.19%
10th Percentile £254 £270 £227
90th Percentile £481 £312 £531
North West median daily rate £303 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +0.83% -14.29% +16.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £18.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -2.03% +22.58%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.75 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £11.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +134.04% -26.56% +12.28%

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 271 232 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.98% 21.58% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 151 242
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.13% +7.68% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.50 £9.95
90th Percentile £21.50 £25.25 £24.13
North West median hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.91% - +14.29%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Knutsford - 9 £360 -
Chester -7 6 £273 -7.63%
Runcorn - 4 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
5 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (54.55%) XenApp
6 18 (54.55%) Citrix
7 16 (48.48%) SCCM
8 14 (42.42%) SCOM
8 14 (42.42%) Local Government
8 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
8 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
9 13 (39.39%) Migration
9 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
10 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
10 12 (36.36%) Office 365
10 12 (36.36%) Skype for Business
10 12 (36.36%) PKI
10 12 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (33.33%) VMware
12 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
12 9 (27.27%) ITIL
12 9 (27.27%) SAN
12 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (24.24%) VBScript
13 8 (24.24%) SQL
13 8 (24.24%) DHCP
14 7 (21.21%) LAN
14 7 (21.21%) WAN
14 7 (21.21%) VMware ESXi

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 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 12 (36.36%) Skype for Business
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) IIS
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Office 365
2 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 8 (24.24%) DHCP
3 7 (21.21%) LAN
3 7 (21.21%) WAN
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
5 5 (15.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (12.12%) IPsec
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) VLAN
8 1 (3.03%) DMZ
8 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.03%) NAS
8 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MSI
2 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (42.42%) Local Government
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Server Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) IT Support
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Storage Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.09%) SAN Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) SAN Storage Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Chief Technology Officer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 12 (36.36%) PKI
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
6 4 (12.12%) Mac OS
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Migration
2 9 (27.27%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Server Building
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Software Deployment
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 3 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.03%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) VBScript
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CCNA
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) XenApp
3 12 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (18.18%) Docker
7 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
7 5 (15.15%) vSphere
8 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (3.03%) Firmware
10 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) SCCM
2 14 (42.42%) SCOM
3 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (15.15%) WSUS
5 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (12.12%) SmoothWall
6 3 (9.09%) HP SIM
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (9.09%) vCenter Server
6 3 (9.09%) vMotion
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (3.03%) Netcool
8 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Citrix
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) Avaya
5 5 (15.15%) EMC
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) McAfee
7 3 (9.09%) Altiris
8 2 (6.06%) IBM
8 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
8 2 (6.06%) NetApp
9 1 (3.03%) Brocade
9 1 (3.03%) Dell
9 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
9 1 (3.03%) Symantec