Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 92 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 11 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.82% 0.41% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.45% 1.97% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -4.00% +33.93%
10th Percentile £252 £185 £166
90th Percentile £344 £456 £491
North West median daily rate £280 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -13.85% +18.18% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.00
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £14.34 £15.00
% change year-on-year +109.21% -4.40% -

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 247 305 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.50% 20.82% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 190 256
Cheshire median daily rate £373 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.35% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £180 £213
90th Percentile £540 £578 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 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 22 November 2017. 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 - 7 £280 -
Warrington +15 1 £275 +15.79%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) SCOM
5 6 (54.55%) Local Government
6 5 (45.45%) PKI
6 5 (45.45%) Migration
6 5 (45.45%) VMware
7 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (36.36%) XenApp
7 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (36.36%) Server Building
7 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
7 4 (36.36%) Skype for Business
7 4 (36.36%) Office 365
8 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (18.18%) Information Security
9 2 (18.18%) Clustering
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (18.18%) SCCM
9 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (18.18%) SAN

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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Skype for Business
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 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
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) 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 6 (54.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Support
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) PKI
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Server Building
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) BCP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Perfmon
3 1 (9.09%) SmoothWall
3 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) McAfee
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Lumension
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec