The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 53 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 29 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.31% 2.60% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.39% 11.84% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
279 245 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.25% 21.97% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 119 101
Average daily rate £320 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2003
North West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Stockport -3 1 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 3
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Wigan - - - - 2
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (88.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 22 (51.16%) VMware
4 18 (41.86%) SAN
5 16 (37.21%) Symantec
5 16 (37.21%) Citrix
5 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
6 15 (34.88%) Backup Exec
6 15 (34.88%) Firewall
7 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (32.56%) Juniper
8 12 (27.91%) Cisco
8 12 (27.91%) Degree
8 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
9 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (25.58%) MCSE
10 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
10 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
10 9 (20.93%) VCP5
11 7 (16.28%) DNS
11 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
11 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (13.95%) MCITP
12 6 (13.95%) DHCP
12 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
12 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
6 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.33%) Site Server
7 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) SAN
2 15 (34.88%) Firewall
3 7 (16.28%) DNS
4 6 (13.95%) DHCP
5 5 (11.63%) LAN
6 4 (9.30%) HTTP
7 3 (6.98%) WAN
8 2 (4.65%) VPN
8 2 (4.65%) Wireless
8 2 (4.65%) VLAN
9 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.33%) LDAP
9 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) MSDE
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Consultant
1 7 (16.28%) Support Consultant
1 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 7 (16.28%) Wintel Support
1 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) WCF
3 1 (2.33%) LINQ
3 1 (2.33%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Replication
2 2 (4.65%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (88.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.98%) Linux
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
8 1 (2.33%) AIX
8 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
1 4 (9.30%) ITIL
1 4 (9.30%) Service Management
2 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (4.65%) Workflow
3 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.33%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Change Management
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.33%) Security Management
4 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.33%) SOA
4 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.33%) BCP
4 1 (2.33%) BPR
4 1 (2.33%) Information Security
4 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.91%) Degree
3 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (25.58%) MCSE
4 9 (20.93%) VCP5
5 6 (13.95%) MCITP
5 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CISA
7 1 (2.33%) CISM
7 1 (2.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
3 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
4 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.98%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.98%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
1 22 (51.16%) VMware
2 16 (37.21%) Symantec
2 16 (37.21%) Citrix
3 14 (32.56%) Juniper
4 12 (27.91%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) EMC
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Apple
7 2 (4.65%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.65%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) Wonderware
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
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