The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 63 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 26 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.72% 1.53% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.00% 7.88% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.23 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
Windows Server 2003
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
289 241 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.06% 19.45% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 123 69
Average daily rate £331 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £20.10 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003.

1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 36 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (50.00%) VMware
5 26 (48.15%) Citrix
5 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
8 18 (33.33%) WAN
8 18 (33.33%) LAN
9 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (29.63%) ITIL
11 15 (27.78%) XenApp
12 14 (25.93%) Windows 7
13 12 (22.22%) Windows XP
14 11 (20.37%) MS Office
14 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (20.37%) NetApp
15 10 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (16.67%) SAN
16 9 (16.67%) SQL
16 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 9 (16.67%) VPN
17 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (14.81%) MetaFrame
17 8 (14.81%) Migration
17 8 (14.81%) AppSense
17 8 (14.81%) QA
17 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) TPMS
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Office
2 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) WAN
1 18 (33.33%) LAN
2 9 (16.67%) SAN
2 9 (16.67%) VPN
3 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.70%) DHCP
5 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) VPLS
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.85%) BGP
6 1 (1.85%) MPLS
6 1 (1.85%) SNMP
6 1 (1.85%) DNS
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Support Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Technical Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.81%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Server Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Server Support
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
9 3 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) PDA
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Life Science
3 1 (1.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 12 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000
7 4 (7.41%) Solaris
7 4 (7.41%) UNIX
8 3 (5.56%) Linux
9 2 (3.70%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) Service Management
4 2 (3.70%) Data Management
4 2 (3.70%) Project Management
4 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.85%) Information Assurance
5 1 (1.85%) Change Control
5 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.85%) Time Management
5 1 (1.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) VBA
2 4 (7.41%) VBScript
3 2 (3.70%) VB
3 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.96%) CCNA
3 7 (12.96%) MCSE
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (9.26%) CCA
6 4 (7.41%) MCP
6 4 (7.41%) CCIE
6 4 (7.41%) CCEE
6 4 (7.41%) CCAA
7 3 (5.56%) MCSA
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.70%) MCITP
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.85%) CCIA
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) CCENT
9 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
2 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (7.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (27.78%) XenApp
4 10 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (14.81%) MetaFrame
6 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
7 6 (11.11%) XenDesktop
8 3 (5.56%) vSphere
9 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.70%) XenServer
10 1 (1.85%) Xen
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.85%) Firmware
10 1 (1.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) VMware
2 26 (48.15%) Citrix
2 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) NetApp
4 8 (14.81%) AppSense
5 7 (12.96%) Cisco
6 6 (11.11%) Oracle
6 6 (11.11%) HP
7 5 (9.26%) Apple
8 4 (7.41%) EMC
8 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.41%) Symantec
9 2 (3.70%) Business Objects
9 2 (3.70%) Dell
9 2 (3.70%) Veeam
10 1 (1.85%) Lumension
10 1 (1.85%) AVG
10 1 (1.85%) Acronis
10 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.85%) Brocade