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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 63 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 20 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 1.84% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 9.40% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
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£315 £180 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
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
240 234 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.89% 19.60% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 138 52
Average daily rate £338 £353 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (51.28%) Migration
4 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
5 14 (35.90%) VMware
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.77%) HP
7 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (25.64%) SCCM
9 9 (23.08%) MS Office
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.51%) SAN
10 8 (20.51%) Application Packaging
11 7 (17.95%) Change Management
11 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (17.95%) Lync
11 7 (17.95%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) IIS
11 7 (17.95%) DHCP
12 6 (15.38%) Windows 2000
13 5 (12.82%) SSL
13 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
13 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
14 4 (10.26%) Firewall
14 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (10.26%) LDAP
14 4 (10.26%) EMC
14 4 (10.26%) Project Management
15 3 (7.69%) Cisco

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (17.95%) Lync
1 7 (17.95%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) SAN
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) SSL
4 4 (10.26%) Firewall
4 4 (10.26%) LDAP
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.13%) VLAN
6 2 (5.13%) HTTP
6 2 (5.13%) VoIP
6 2 (5.13%) WLAN
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) DMZ
6 2 (5.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Server Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Administrator
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Server Support
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Network Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 2000
6 3 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (5.13%) AIX
7 2 (5.13%) HPUX
7 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) UNIX
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Migration
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) HND
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.56%) OpenView
4 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) VMware
2 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) EMC
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Fujitsu