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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 71 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 26 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.67% 1.48% 2.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.95% 7.35% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 8
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£260 £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.78 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £27.02 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.71% -7.89%
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
327 245 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.99% 20.18% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 119 95
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 27
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.25 £14.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (60.00%) VMware
4 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (48.89%) Citrix
5 22 (48.89%) MS Exchange
6 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (28.89%) MS Office
7 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
8 12 (26.67%) SQL
9 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco
10 9 (20.00%) CCNA
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (20.00%) Finance
11 8 (17.78%) NetApp
11 8 (17.78%) WAN
11 8 (17.78%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.56%) LAN
12 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
12 7 (15.56%) Migration
12 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
12 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 22 (48.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Office
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 7 (15.56%) LAN
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
4 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) NAS
5 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
5 2 (4.44%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) ADSL
6 1 (2.22%) BGP
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) VPLS
6 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Support Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Server Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
5 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.44%) Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Service Management
4 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.22%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
6 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.22%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.22%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VBA
3 3 (6.67%) VBScript
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) CCNA
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CCA
2 5 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CCEA
2 5 (11.11%) CCIA
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.89%) MCSE
4 2 (4.44%) VCP4
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
4 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (11.11%) XenServer
6 4 (8.89%) XenApp
7 3 (6.67%) vSphere
8 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.22%) NFS
9 1 (2.22%) Firmware
9 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.22%) Xen
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 27 (60.00%) VMware
2 22 (48.89%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (17.78%) NetApp
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle
5 6 (13.33%) Symantec
6 5 (11.11%) Apple
6 5 (11.11%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.22%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) Nokia
9 1 (2.22%) Nortel
9 1 (2.22%) AppSense
9 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.22%) Veeam
9 1 (2.22%) AVG
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