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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 88 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 6 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 1.00% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.42% 4.90% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 17
Median daily rate £325 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £245 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £345 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.96%  

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 248 367 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.97% 20.46% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 189 157
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 28
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £115.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £400 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Windows Server
3 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (64.29%) VMware
6 15 (53.57%) Citrix
7 12 (42.86%) XenApp
8 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 10 (35.71%) VLAN
9 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (28.57%) Firewall
10 8 (28.57%) Blue Coat
10 8 (28.57%) ProxySG
10 8 (28.57%) DNS
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco
10 8 (28.57%) Web Services
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 6 (21.43%) ITIL
12 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
13 5 (17.86%) IIS
13 5 (17.86%) NetApp
13 5 (17.86%) AppSense
13 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
13 5 (17.86%) SCCM
14 4 (14.29%) NAS
14 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
14 4 (14.29%) Security Hardening

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 (17.86%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
1 10 (35.71%) VLAN
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (14.29%) NAS
3 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix Expert
3 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 4 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Windows Server
3 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Security Hardening
3 3 (10.71%) Application Discovery
3 3 (10.71%) Application Performance Management
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCITP
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) XenApp
2 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (28.57%) ProxySG
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) VMware
2 15 (53.57%) Citrix
3 8 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 8 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) AppSense
5 5 (17.86%) NetApp
6 4 (14.29%) AppDynamics
6 4 (14.29%) Webroot
6 4 (14.29%) Wyse
7 3 (10.71%) HP
8 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.57%) Apple