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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 76 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 20 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 2.44% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.90% 10.71% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 17
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£274 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £232 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £322 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.94 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £12.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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
339 280 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.96% 22.75% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 150 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 38 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (48.21%) VMware
5 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 24 (42.86%) Citrix
6 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (28.57%) XenApp
9 15 (26.79%) LAN
9 15 (26.79%) ITIL
9 15 (26.79%) WAN
10 14 (25.00%) MS Office
11 13 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (21.43%) MCSE
12 12 (21.43%) Windows XP
12 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
13 11 (19.64%) SQL
13 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
14 10 (17.86%) SAN
14 10 (17.86%) HP
15 9 (16.07%) CCNA
15 9 (16.07%) VPN
15 9 (16.07%) NetApp
15 9 (16.07%) Migration
16 8 (14.29%) AppSense
16 8 (14.29%) MetaFrame
16 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
16 8 (14.29%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Lync
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.79%) TPMS
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) LAN
1 15 (26.79%) WAN
2 10 (17.86%) SAN
3 9 (16.07%) VPN
4 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.50%) DHCP
6 5 (8.93%) DNS
7 3 (5.36%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
7 3 (5.36%) VLAN
7 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.57%) NAS
8 2 (3.57%) Firewall
8 2 (3.57%) VoIP
9 1 (1.79%) WLAN
9 1 (1.79%) SNMP
9 1 (1.79%) Intranet
9 1 (1.79%) Internet
9 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (17.86%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Server Support
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 4 (7.14%) Solaris
7 4 (7.14%) UNIX
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.36%) Server Building
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.57%) Data Management
5 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.79%) Change Management
6 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.79%) Validation
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.79%) ERP
6 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) VBA
3 3 (5.36%) C
3 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.36%) VBScript
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.43%) MCSE
3 9 (16.07%) CCNA
4 7 (12.50%) MCSA
4 7 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.14%) MCP
6 4 (7.14%) CCA
6 4 (7.14%) CCIE
6 4 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (7.14%) CCEE
6 4 (7.14%) CCAA
7 3 (5.36%) MCITP
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.79%) MCTS
9 1 (1.79%) Degree
9 1 (1.79%) CCENT
9 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (7.14%) SLA
4 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (28.57%) XenApp
4 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (14.29%) MetaFrame
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 6 (10.71%) vSphere
7 3 (5.36%) NFS
7 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
7 3 (5.36%) Xen
7 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
1 3 (5.36%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) VMware
2 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.86%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) HP
5 9 (16.07%) NetApp
6 8 (14.29%) AppSense
7 5 (8.93%) Apple
7 5 (8.93%) Oracle
7 5 (8.93%) Cisco
8 4 (7.14%) EMC
8 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.36%) Symantec
9 3 (5.36%) IBM
9 3 (5.36%) SAP
10 2 (3.57%) McAfee
10 2 (3.57%) Brocade
10 2 (3.57%) Veeam
10 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.79%) Acronis
11 1 (1.79%) Lumension
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