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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 77 72
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 1.47% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 8.13% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 10
Median daily rate - £331 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £303 £298
% change year-on-year -7.43% +1.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -28.26% +23.62%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 249 320 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.84% 18.11% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 176 152
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 41
Median hourly rate £16.17 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) BladeLogic
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) AppDynamics
4 4 (57.14%) Security Hardening
5 3 (42.86%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Apple

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 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) ASP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Security Hardening
2 3 (42.86%) Application Performance Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) BladeLogic
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) AppDynamics
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) HP