Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 69 103
Rank change year-on-year -1 +34 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 27 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.03% 1.49% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.46% 6.82% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 16
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £295 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -30.59% -8.60%
10th Percentile £228 £246 £198
90th Percentile £343 £349 £508
North West median daily rate £280 £295 £325
% change year-on-year -5.08% -9.23% +19.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -42.86% +4.04%
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £11.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year +118.18% -23.29% -1.10%

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 319 264 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.00% 21.82% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 183 246
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £276
90th Percentile £487 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -12.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.68 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -4.69% +16.36% -4.15%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 +2 10 £360 -
Chester -2 7 £280 -5.08%
Runcorn - 3 - -
Warrington +2 2 £160 -41.82%
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (59.26%) Citrix
5 16 (59.26%) XenApp
6 15 (55.56%) SCCM
7 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
8 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 12 (44.44%) Migration
8 12 (44.44%) Office 365
8 12 (44.44%) PowerShell
9 11 (40.74%) Skype for Business
9 11 (40.74%) SCOM
9 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
9 11 (40.74%) Local Government
9 11 (40.74%) PKI
9 11 (40.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (33.33%) Server Building
11 8 (29.63%) ITIL
12 7 (25.93%) VBScript
12 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
12 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (22.22%) Docker
13 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (22.22%) 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 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
2 11 (40.74%) Skype for Business
3 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) IPsec
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.70%) DMZ
5 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MSI
General
1 11 (40.74%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Server Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Server Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 3 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
1 11 (40.74%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server
3 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Migration
2 9 (33.33%) Server Building
3 8 (29.63%) ITIL
4 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.81%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) Server Management
9 1 (3.70%) Antivirus Management
9 1 (3.70%) Case Management
9 1 (3.70%) Deployment Automation
9 1 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
9 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
9 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
9 1 (3.70%) Storage Management
9 1 (3.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.93%) VBScript
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (59.26%) XenApp
3 11 (40.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (22.22%) Docker
4 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.41%) vSphere
8 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) SCCM
2 11 (40.74%) SCOM
3 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.41%) SmoothWall
4 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
4 2 (7.41%) WSUS
5 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Citrix
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) Altiris
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.70%) Trustwave