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 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.25% 1.09% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 4.41% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Median daily rate £280 £349 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.71% +1.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -5.78% +0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.26% +31.42%  

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 164 227 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.63% 24.67% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 151 130
Median daily rate £360 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.79% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +15 5 £280 +27.27%
Warrington +22 2 £275 -23.61% 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 10 (62.50%) Migration
4 10 (62.50%) Local Government
5 9 (56.25%) SCOM
6 8 (50.00%) PKI
6 8 (50.00%) LAN
6 8 (50.00%) WAN
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (37.50%) SCCM
8 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 6 (37.50%) Information Security
8 6 (37.50%) Clustering
9 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 5 (31.25%) SAN
9 5 (31.25%) IIS
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Office 365
9 5 (31.25%) XenApp
10 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
10 4 (25.00%) Server Building
10 4 (25.00%) AIX
10 4 (25.00%) Unix

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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) LAN
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) LDAP
3 4 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
6 1 (6.25%) PSTN
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (62.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Support
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) PKI
2 6 (37.50%) Clustering
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) CESG
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.25%) BCP
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) SCOM
2 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (18.75%) SmoothWall
4 2 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Perfmon
5 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) McAfee
7 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec