Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 74 81
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.67% 1.29% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 6.97% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Cheshire median daily rate £326 £280 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.52% -35.82% +2.65%
10th Percentile £293 £257 £394
90th Percentile £379 £488 £480
North West median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -31.03% +13.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £15.00 £33.75 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year -56.92% +79.31% +16.94%

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 244 244 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.47% 18.53% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 129 158
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £157 £225 £160
90th Percentile £475 £538 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -14.75% -9.44%
10th Percentile £16.03 £11.12 £10.88
90th Percentile £17.93 £22.50 £23.13
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -5.88%

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 February 2019.

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
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 February 2019. 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 +3 4 £325 +19.27%
Warrington - 3 £363 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) Migration
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) PKI
5 4 (50.00%) Local Government
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (50.00%) SCOM
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (37.50%) Server Building
6 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Server Building
4 2 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (12.50%) SmoothWall
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Altiris
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) IronPort
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee