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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 74 62 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 8 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.61% 1.45% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.94% 6.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +73.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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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
203 255 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.47% 21.70% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 105 49
Average daily rate £350 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) Finance
6 10 (41.67%) Banking
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 8 (33.33%) Citrix
9 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 7 (29.17%) SAN
9 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (25.00%) Altiris
10 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (25.00%) Windows 2000
10 6 (25.00%) UNIX
11 5 (20.83%) IIS
11 5 (20.83%) EMC
11 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
11 5 (20.83%) DHCP
11 5 (20.83%) SCCM
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (16.67%) Degree
12 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
12 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 4 (16.67%) SQL

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.17%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) DHCP
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Environment Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 6 (25.00%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
1 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (8.33%) CAE
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) ITSM
2 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) VBScript
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) PMP
3 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCTS
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) MetaFrame
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) OpenView
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (8.33%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Altiris
5 5 (20.83%) EMC
6 4 (16.67%) NetApp
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) Symantec
7 3 (12.50%) CommVault
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
8 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Lotus