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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 71 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 19 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 1.54% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 8.02% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
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£351 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £513 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.40% +50.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.15 £14.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £31.00 £18.70
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
304 212 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.98% 19.17% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 95 126
Average daily rate £325 £286 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 November 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 November 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 +7 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £275 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Oldham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
4 24 (52.17%) Citrix
4 24 (52.17%) VMware
5 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
6 20 (43.48%) MS Exchange
7 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
7 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
8 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (26.09%) SAN
9 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (21.74%) DNS
10 10 (21.74%) MS Office
11 9 (19.57%) MCSE
11 9 (19.57%) DHCP
11 9 (19.57%) Finance
11 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (17.39%) Cisco
13 7 (15.22%) Symantec
13 7 (15.22%) LAN
13 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL
13 7 (15.22%) Firewall
13 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
13 7 (15.22%) Citrix Presentation Server

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.52%) IIS
6 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) SAN
2 10 (21.74%) DNS
3 9 (19.57%) DHCP
4 7 (15.22%) LAN
4 7 (15.22%) Firewall
5 5 (10.87%) WAN
6 3 (6.52%) VLAN
6 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
6 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.35%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.17%) VoIP
8 1 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Support
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Wintel Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.17%) EPoS
1 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.17%) Clustering
1 1 (2.17%) iPhone
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
3 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Migration
3 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.17%) Project Management
4 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.17%) Time Management
4 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
2 1 (2.17%) VB
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (19.57%) MCSE
3 8 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) CCIA
5 4 (8.70%) MCITP
5 4 (8.70%) Degree
5 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) CCA
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (8.70%) CCEA
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.52%) VCP5
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.17%) MCTS
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
4 7 (15.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (10.87%) XenDesktop
6 4 (8.70%) XenApp
6 4 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) Citrix
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Symantec
5 6 (13.04%) Dell
5 6 (13.04%) EMC
6 5 (10.87%) Juniper
7 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) Spiceworks
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) IBM
8 2 (4.35%) Meru Networks
8 2 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.17%) Nokia
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.17%) Nortel
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