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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 68 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 20 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.47% 1.43% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.92% 8.06% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
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£255 £240 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.08% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.15 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £24.25 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +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
289 211 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.20% 17.78% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 111 129
Average daily rate £323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 3 £255 - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (57.14%) VMware
4 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
5 21 (42.86%) SAN
6 18 (36.73%) Citrix
7 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (32.65%) Firewall
8 16 (32.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (30.61%) Windows 7
9 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX
10 14 (28.57%) Backup Exec
10 14 (28.57%) Juniper
10 14 (28.57%) Cisco
10 14 (28.57%) Symantec
10 14 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 13 (26.53%) Degree
11 13 (26.53%) MCSE
11 13 (26.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
12 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
13 10 (20.41%) DNS
13 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (18.37%) VCP5
14 9 (18.37%) DHCP
15 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
15 8 (16.33%) ITIL
15 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (14.29%) LAN

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) SAN
2 16 (32.65%) Firewall
3 10 (20.41%) DNS
4 9 (18.37%) DHCP
5 7 (14.29%) LAN
6 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 4 (8.16%) HTTP
6 4 (8.16%) VLAN
7 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
7 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) VPN
8 2 (4.08%) Wireless
9 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.04%) NAS
9 1 (2.04%) LDAP
9 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) Support Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Wintel Support
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Network Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Replication
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) EPoS
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.61%) Windows 7
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.16%) Linux
6 4 (8.16%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) Service Management
2 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.08%) Workflow
4 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.08%) Information Security
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.04%) Security Management
5 1 (2.04%) Change Management
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.04%) BCP
5 1 (2.04%) BPR
5 1 (2.04%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.53%) MCSE
2 13 (26.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (26.53%) Degree
3 9 (18.37%) VCP5
4 6 (12.24%) MCITP
4 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) MCP
6 1 (2.04%) CISSP
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.04%) IBM Certification
6 1 (2.04%) CISA
6 1 (2.04%) CISM
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX
3 14 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
2 3 (6.12%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) VMware
2 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) Citrix
4 14 (28.57%) Juniper
4 14 (28.57%) Cisco
4 14 (28.57%) Symantec
5 6 (12.24%) HP
6 5 (10.20%) Dell
6 5 (10.20%) EMC
7 4 (8.16%) IBM
8 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.12%) Spiceworks
9 2 (4.08%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.08%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (4.08%) Apple
9 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.04%) McAfee
10 1 (2.04%) Nokia
10 1 (2.04%) Nortel
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