Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 22 44
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 10 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.74% 5.58% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 29.55% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 4
Chester median daily rate £280 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +30.43% -24.53%
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £300 £391
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.32% +30.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £21.00
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.00

Windows Server 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 48 44 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 22.75% 18.88% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 57
Chester median daily rate £388 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -27.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £280 £276 £300
90th Percentile £469 £484 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Chester median hourly rate £17.43 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.08% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.00 £13.06
90th Percentile £42.50 £17.00 £17.85
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Chester

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Chester

Windows Server
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 in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Local Government
2 9 (90.00%) Office 365
3 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (80.00%) SCCM
3 8 (80.00%) SCOM
3 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (80.00%) PKI
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (70.00%) Server Building
4 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (10.00%) vSphere

Windows Server
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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (90.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Server Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (80.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) Server Building
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SCCM
1 8 (80.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee