Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - +38 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.27% - 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.28% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Chester median daily rate £280 - £300
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £360 £375
% change year-on-year -22.22% -4.00% +33.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Chester median hourly rate £12.00 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.00

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 59 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 20.09% 19.73% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 55
Chester median daily rate £300 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +4.68% +1.50%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £306
90th Percentile £465 £534 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -19.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £16.65 £15.25 £23.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 21 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Local Government
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) PKI
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Server Building
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
7 1 (14.29%) Information Security
7 1 (14.29%) Firewall
7 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 1 (14.29%) Security Management
7 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Security Officer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Perfmon
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft