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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 68 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 35 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 1.74% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 9.09% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 14
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -10.00%
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
372 286 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.29% 19.14% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 128 123
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 34
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (91.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (83.67%) Windows Server
4 41 (83.67%) Active Directory
5 34 (69.39%) VMware
6 33 (67.35%) Citrix
7 24 (48.98%) HP
8 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
8 19 (38.78%) Application Packaging
8 19 (38.78%) AppSense
9 16 (32.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (28.57%) Fat Client
10 14 (28.57%) Wyse
10 14 (28.57%) Thin Client
11 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (26.53%) NetScaler
12 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.41%) DHCP
13 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
13 10 (20.41%) SCOM
13 10 (20.41%) IT Governance
13 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
14 9 (18.37%) Migration
15 8 (16.33%) XenApp
15 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (14.29%) DNS
16 7 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (14.29%) Manufacturing
17 6 (12.24%) WSUS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (12.24%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) IBM Domino
2 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.12%) SoftLayer
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) NetScaler
2 10 (20.41%) DHCP
3 7 (14.29%) DNS
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.12%) VLAN
6 1 (2.04%) DSL
6 1 (2.04%) Firewall
6 1 (2.04%) SAN
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Citrix Specialist
2 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (12.24%) Citrix Expert
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Server Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Support
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 14 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.24%) Life Science
4 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (91.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (83.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Application Packaging
2 10 (20.41%) IT Governance
2 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
3 9 (18.37%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL
6 4 (8.16%) Patch Management
6 4 (8.16%) Security Patching
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.04%) Project Governance
9 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCSA
2 5 (10.20%) MCSE
3 3 (6.12%) CCNA
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.12%) MCP
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 41 (83.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (32.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.33%) XenApp
5 7 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (8.16%) vSphere
7 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
7 3 (6.12%) NFS
7 3 (6.12%) Xen
8 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SCOM
2 6 (12.24%) WSUS
3 4 (8.16%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) VMware
2 33 (67.35%) Citrix
3 24 (48.98%) HP
4 19 (38.78%) AppSense
5 14 (28.57%) Wyse
6 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco
7 4 (8.16%) IBM
8 3 (6.12%) Dell
8 3 (6.12%) NetApp
8 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.08%) Lotus
9 2 (4.08%) Veeam
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle
10 1 (2.04%) Sage
10 1 (2.04%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard