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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 69 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 7 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 1.23% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.91% 5.88% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £229
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +74.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
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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
179 238 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.02% 20.84% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 85 35
Average daily rate £325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +36.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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
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 23 September 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
5 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 10 (31.25%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 10 (31.25%) Banking
7 8 (25.00%) Altiris
7 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
7 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (25.00%) SAN
7 8 (25.00%) MS Office
7 8 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 6 (18.75%) EMC
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (18.75%) IIS
8 6 (18.75%) DHCP
8 6 (18.75%) SCCM
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 4 (12.50%) CommVault

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Administrator
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Symmetrix
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 8 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) UNIX
6 4 (12.50%) Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
1 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) CAE
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) PMP
3 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCTS
3 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (9.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
2 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) OpenView
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Altiris
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.50%) CommVault
5 4 (12.50%) NetApp
5 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Lotus