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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 58 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 25 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 2.13% 2.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.12% 10.24% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
Average daily rate
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£278 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £24.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +15.71%
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
308 254 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.62% 20.82% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 124 122
Average daily rate £323 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 41
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 - 2 £255 - 1
Stockport -4 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 25 (56.82%) VMware
5 19 (43.18%) SAN
6 17 (38.64%) Citrix
7 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.09%) VMware ESX
8 15 (34.09%) Firewall
8 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (31.82%) Juniper
9 14 (31.82%) Symantec
9 14 (31.82%) Backup Exec
9 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
9 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
10 12 (27.27%) Degree
10 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (27.27%) Cisco
10 12 (27.27%) MS Exchange
11 11 (25.00%) MCSE
12 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
13 9 (20.45%) VCP5
14 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
14 8 (18.18%) DHCP
14 8 (18.18%) DNS
14 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
15 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (13.64%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.27%) IIS
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 15 (34.09%) Firewall
3 8 (18.18%) DHCP
3 8 (18.18%) DNS
4 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 4 (9.09%) HTTP
6 3 (6.82%) VLAN
6 3 (6.82%) WAN
6 3 (6.82%) VPN
7 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.55%) Wireless
8 1 (2.27%) VoIP
8 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Wintel Support
1 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 7 (15.91%) Support Consultant
1 7 (15.91%) Administrator
1 7 (15.91%) Consultant
1 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (79.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.82%) Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Service Management
2 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (2.27%) Security Management
5 1 (2.27%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.27%) Information Security
5 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.27%) Time Management
5 1 (2.27%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) BCP
5 1 (2.27%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.27%) Degree
2 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (25.00%) MCSE
4 9 (20.45%) VCP5
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) CISA
7 1 (2.27%) CISM
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) CISSP
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (34.09%) VMware ESX
3 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.82%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 25 (56.82%) VMware
3 17 (38.64%) Citrix
4 14 (31.82%) Juniper
4 14 (31.82%) Symantec
5 12 (27.27%) Cisco
6 5 (11.36%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) EMC
8 3 (6.82%) IBM
8 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.55%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.55%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (4.55%) Spiceworks
9 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Apple
9 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) McAfee
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