Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 111 111
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 16 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 1.26% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.79% 5.86% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 15
Manchester median daily rate £311 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +12.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £155 £190 £233
90th Percentile £338 £409 £395
North West median daily rate £280 £325 £273
% change year-on-year -13.85% +19.27% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.16% +23.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £27.50 £17.25 £11.83
90th Percentile £32.50 £19.75 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £14.34 £15.00
% change year-on-year +109.21% -4.40% +11.11%

Windows Server 2003 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 574 768 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.55% 21.52% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 518 376
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £136 £184 £175
90th Percentile £538 £505 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 38 84
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.88 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% +10.19% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.83 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Manchester

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +7 3 £163 -60.48%
Windows Server 2003
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (43.75%) Migration
4 7 (43.75%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (37.50%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) IIS
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (18.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (18.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) BladeLogic
8 3 (18.75%) MCITP
8 3 (18.75%) VLAN
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (31.25%) IIS
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
4 2 (12.50%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (18.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (12.50%) Security Hardening
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Energy Management
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCITP
1 3 (18.75%) MCSA
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Tableau