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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 71 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 19 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.35% 1.97% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 9.06% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Average daily rate
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£351 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £264 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £513 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.83% +82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
318 254 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.59% 21.73% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 121 132
Average daily rate £350 £275 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 41
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
4 21 (53.85%) VMware
5 20 (51.28%) Citrix
6 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
8 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
9 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
10 11 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (23.08%) MS Office
12 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (23.08%) SAN
13 8 (20.51%) DNS
13 8 (20.51%) Finance
14 7 (17.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (17.95%) DHCP
14 7 (17.95%) LAN
14 7 (17.95%) ITIL
15 6 (15.38%) MCSE
15 6 (15.38%) SQL
15 6 (15.38%) Cisco
15 6 (15.38%) Dell
15 6 (15.38%) EMC
15 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
16 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 11 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.69%) IIS
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) SAN
2 8 (20.51%) DNS
3 7 (17.95%) DHCP
3 7 (17.95%) LAN
4 5 (12.82%) WAN
5 4 (10.26%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) VLAN
6 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
7 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.13%) Wireless
8 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
8 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Administrator
3 7 (17.95%) Server Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Server Support
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Clustering
1 1 (2.56%) EPoS
1 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.13%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Information Security
4 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) CCA
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (10.26%) CCEA
4 4 (10.26%) CCIA
5 3 (7.69%) MCITP
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
6 4 (10.26%) XenApp
6 4 (10.26%) XenServer
7 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.56%) vSphere
8 1 (2.56%) Xen
8 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (53.85%) VMware
3 20 (51.28%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 6 (15.38%) Dell
4 6 (15.38%) EMC
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) Symantec
6 3 (7.69%) Spiceworks
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 2 (5.13%) Apple
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.56%) AppSense
8 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
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