The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 81 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 13 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 1.58% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.05% 9.06% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate £387 £320 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £280
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -13.58%
Windows Server 2003
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
321 254 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.04% 17.41% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 129 124
Average daily rate £410 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 10
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 13 (59.09%) Migration
5 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 8 (36.36%) DNS
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 7 (31.82%) Finance
8 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
9 6 (27.27%) DHCP
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (27.27%) LDAP
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 5 (22.73%) SCOM
10 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
10 5 (22.73%) VMware
11 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (18.18%) SCCM
11 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 4 (18.18%) Unix
11 4 (18.18%) C#
11 4 (18.18%) SQL
12 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (13.64%) SRDF
12 3 (13.64%) Security Patching
12 3 (13.64%) Server Building

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Migration Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Storage Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Server Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Server Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) BYOD
1 1 (4.55%) CMDB
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
1 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
7 4 (18.18%) Unix
8 3 (13.64%) AIX
8 3 (13.64%) HPUX
8 3 (13.64%) Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Solaris
9 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Security Patching
3 3 (13.64%) Server Building
4 2 (9.09%) API Development
4 2 (9.09%) API Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) SRDF
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) DFS Replication
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCOM
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 3 (13.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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