The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.76% 3.90% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.41% 16.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £295 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -  
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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 37 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 16.19% 24.03% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 8
Median daily rate £295 £300 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -35.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Chester

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Local Government
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) CESG
5 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
4 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SmoothWall
3 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (16.67%) HP