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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 69 55
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.51% 1.23% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.79% 5.53% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Median daily rate £295 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% +14.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £371 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £512 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £311
% change year-on-year +3.22% -0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £18.13 £16.50 £15.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +9.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £19.10 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +16.12%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 91 217 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.20% 22.28% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 103 78
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 6 £295 -30.58%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) Migration
6 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 5 (45.45%) Local Government
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) Office 365
7 4 (36.36%) SCOM
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco
7 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 4 (36.36%) Clustering
7 4 (36.36%) Information Security
7 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 4 (36.36%) PKI
8 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (27.27%) ISEB
8 3 (27.27%) Juniper
8 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
8 3 (27.27%) Security Management

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (45.45%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Security Officer
1 3 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) CESG
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) AIX
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
3 3 (27.27%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Server Building
5 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) SmoothWall
4 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (9.09%) Perfmon
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
6 1 (9.09%) IronPort
6 1 (9.09%) Lumension
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos
6 1 (9.09%) Trend Micro