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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 65 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 21 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 2.05% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 9.96% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 5
Average daily rate
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£351 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £289 £296
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.78 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +44.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.02 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -8.33%
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
298 231 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.72% 20.61% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 120 109
Average daily rate £350 £269 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.93 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 3
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
3 23 (58.97%) VMware
3 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (56.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
5 21 (53.85%) Citrix
6 20 (51.28%) MS Exchange
7 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
10 9 (23.08%) Finance
11 8 (20.51%) Cisco
11 8 (20.51%) LAN
11 8 (20.51%) MS Office
11 8 (20.51%) ITIL
11 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.95%) Migration
12 7 (17.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (17.95%) WAN
12 7 (17.95%) CCNA
12 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
12 7 (17.95%) XenDesktop
12 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (15.38%) Dell
13 6 (15.38%) SAN
13 6 (15.38%) SQL
14 5 (12.82%) MCSE

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 20 (51.28%) MS Exchange
2 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) LAN
2 7 (17.95%) WAN
3 6 (15.38%) SAN
4 4 (10.26%) Firewall
4 4 (10.26%) DNS
5 3 (7.69%) DHCP
5 3 (7.69%) VLAN
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
7 1 (2.56%) ADSL
7 1 (2.56%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) BGP
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.56%) VPLS
7 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Server Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Network Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.56%) EPoS
1 1 (2.56%) Clustering
1 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (56.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.56%) Information Security
4 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Information Assurance
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CCNA
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) CCA
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (12.82%) CCEA
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (12.82%) CCIA
4 1 (2.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCTS
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (17.95%) XenDesktop
4 5 (12.82%) XenServer
5 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.69%) XenApp
7 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.56%) NFS
8 1 (2.56%) Firmware
8 1 (2.56%) Xen
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) VMware
2 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (53.85%) Citrix
4 8 (20.51%) Cisco
5 6 (15.38%) Dell
6 5 (12.82%) NetApp
7 3 (7.69%) HP
7 3 (7.69%) EMC
7 3 (7.69%) Symantec
8 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) Spiceworks
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) SAP
9 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.56%) Nortel
9 1 (2.56%) Nokia
9 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.56%) AppSense
9 1 (2.56%) Veeam