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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 79 62 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 30 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 2.25% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 12.05% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 7
Median daily rate £325 £271 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.81% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £199 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -17.94%
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
360 307 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.52% 18.64% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 138 129
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.20 £19.87 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 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 5 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
3 44 (89.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
6 29 (59.18%) VMware
7 27 (55.10%) Citrix
8 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
9 19 (38.78%) HP
10 15 (30.61%) DNS
10 15 (30.61%) Migration
10 15 (30.61%) Application Packaging
10 15 (30.61%) AppSense
11 14 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
13 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (22.45%) Fat Client
13 11 (22.45%) Wyse
13 11 (22.45%) Thin Client
14 10 (20.41%) .NET
14 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
14 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
14 10 (20.41%) SCOM
14 10 (20.41%) NetScaler
14 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
16 8 (16.33%) IT Governance
16 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
16 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
17 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
1 2 (4.08%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) DNS
2 10 (20.41%) NetScaler
3 7 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.08%) VLAN
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.24%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Citrix Specialist
2 8 (16.33%) DBA
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Senior DBA
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.16%) Applications Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix Expert
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Server Specialist
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
1 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Fat Client
1 11 (22.45%) Thin Client
2 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.24%) NHS
4 5 (10.20%) Life Science
5 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.08%) Clustering
7 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (91.84%) Windows Server
3 44 (89.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Application Packaging
1 15 (30.61%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) IT Governance
2 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 4 (8.16%) Patch Management
4 4 (8.16%) Security Patching
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) MCSA
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.12%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.20%) XenApp
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) vSphere
7 2 (4.08%) NFS
7 2 (4.08%) 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 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 27 (55.10%) Citrix
3 19 (38.78%) HP
4 15 (30.61%) AppSense
5 11 (22.45%) Wyse
6 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco
8 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
9 2 (4.08%) IBM
9 2 (4.08%) NetApp
9 2 (4.08%) Veeam
10 1 (2.04%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard