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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 84 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 22 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.19% 2.06% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.20% 8.94% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £357 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.44 £14.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -32.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £13.15 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £16.05 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -18.60%
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
355 302 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.18% 23.07% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 168 120
Average daily rate £350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (73.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (44.90%) VMware
7 19 (38.78%) Citrix
8 15 (30.61%) XenApp
9 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (28.57%) WAN
9 14 (28.57%) LAN
10 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (24.49%) MCSE
12 11 (22.45%) ITIL
12 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (22.45%) Migration
13 10 (20.41%) DHCP
14 9 (18.37%) VPN
14 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
14 9 (18.37%) MS Office
14 9 (18.37%) SAN
15 8 (16.33%) AppSense
15 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
15 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
15 8 (16.33%) QA
15 8 (16.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
15 8 (16.33%) Office 365
16 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 7 (14.29%) MCSA

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Lync
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.04%) TPMS
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) LAN
1 14 (28.57%) WAN
2 10 (20.41%) DHCP
3 9 (18.37%) VPN
3 9 (18.37%) SAN
4 7 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (6.12%) VoIP
5 3 (6.12%) VLAN
5 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) NAS
7 1 (2.04%) WLAN
7 1 (2.04%) SNMP
7 1 (2.04%) Intranet
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Server Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.20%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.16%) Server Support
6 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) IT Support
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) PDA
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.04%) Handset
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (73.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.20%) Linux
6 4 (8.16%) Solaris
6 4 (8.16%) UNIX
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
1 11 (22.45%) Migration
2 3 (6.12%) Server Building
3 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Change Management
4 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.04%) Validation
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.04%) ERP
4 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.04%) Project Management
4 1 (2.04%) Service Management
4 1 (2.04%) Release Management
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Time Management
4 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.04%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (24.49%) MCSE
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (14.29%) MCSA
4 7 (14.29%) CCNA
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (8.16%) MCP
6 4 (8.16%) CCA
6 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.16%) CCEE
6 4 (8.16%) CCAA
7 3 (6.12%) MCITP
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) CCENT
8 1 (2.04%) MCTS
8 1 (2.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.12%) SLA
3 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) XenApp
3 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
5 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
5 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
6 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (8.16%) vSphere
8 3 (6.12%) VMware Server
8 3 (6.12%) NFS
8 3 (6.12%) Xen
9 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.90%) VMware
3 19 (38.78%) Citrix
4 8 (16.33%) AppSense
5 7 (14.29%) HP
5 7 (14.29%) NetApp
6 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.16%) EMC
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco
7 3 (6.12%) IBM
7 3 (6.12%) SAP
7 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 2 (4.08%) Brocade
8 2 (4.08%) Veeam
8 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.04%) Acronis
9 1 (2.04%) Lumension
9 1 (2.04%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.04%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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