Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 19 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 +19 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 8 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.17% 7.22% 5.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 36.54% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 16
Chester median daily rate £280 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +0.84%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £225
90th Percentile £400 £360 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -29.41% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Chester median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.33% +78.57%
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +11.32% -29.33% +53.06%

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 46 52 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.25% 19.77% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 61
Chester median daily rate £360 £309 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.60% -25.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £222 £279 £263
90th Percentile £475 £461 £538
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £388 £425
% change year-on-year -7.10% -8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 18
Chester median hourly rate £19.03 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.96% -1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £17.62 £21.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -10.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Chester over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 July 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Local Government
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (75.00%) SCOM
3 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (75.00%) Office 365
3 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) PKI
4 5 (62.50%) SCCM
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) Server Building
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (25.00%) SmoothWall
7 2 (25.00%) vSphere
7 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (25.00%) SQL

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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (87.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 6 (75.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCOM
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (25.00%) SmoothWall
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (25.00%) WSUS
4 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Altiris
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP