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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 73 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 17 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 1.18% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 7.37% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 11
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£255 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £182 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £513 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.10 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £29.30 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
287 190 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.89% 16.05% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 87 120
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £189 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 43
Average hourly rate £13.88 £12.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% -25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £26.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 3 £255 -
Stockport +2 1 - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (61.36%) VMware
3 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 21 (47.73%) SAN
5 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (38.64%) Citrix
7 16 (36.36%) Firewall
7 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 15 (34.09%) Hyper-V
8 15 (34.09%) VMware ESX
8 15 (34.09%) Cisco
9 14 (31.82%) MCSE
9 14 (31.82%) Juniper
9 14 (31.82%) Symantec
9 14 (31.82%) Backup Exec
9 14 (31.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (29.55%) Degree
10 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
10 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
11 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (22.73%) DNS
13 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
13 9 (20.45%) DHCP
13 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (20.45%) VCP5
14 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (15.91%) ITIL
16 6 (13.64%) MCITP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.55%) IIS
6 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) SAN
2 16 (36.36%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) DNS
4 9 (20.45%) DHCP
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
6 4 (9.09%) WAN
7 3 (6.82%) VLAN
7 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
7 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.55%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) Wireless
9 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.27%) VoIP
9 1 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Administrator
2 7 (15.91%) Support Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Wintel Support
2 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Network Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) EPoS
1 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.27%) GIS
1 1 (2.27%) Replication
1 1 (2.27%) Clustering
1 1 (2.27%) iPhone
1 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 2 (4.55%) Migration
2 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.27%) Information Security
3 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.27%) Time Management
3 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.27%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.27%) Project Management
3 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (31.82%) MCSE
2 14 (31.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (29.55%) Degree
4 9 (20.45%) VCP5
5 6 (13.64%) MCITP
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (34.09%) Hyper-V
2 15 (34.09%) VMware ESX
3 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
1 27 (61.36%) VMware
2 17 (38.64%) Citrix
3 15 (34.09%) Cisco
4 14 (31.82%) Juniper
4 14 (31.82%) Symantec
5 6 (13.64%) EMC
6 5 (11.36%) Dell
7 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.82%) Spiceworks
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) HP
8 2 (4.55%) Meru Networks
8 2 (4.55%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (4.55%) Apple
8 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.27%) Nortel
9 1 (2.27%) Nokia
9 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
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