The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 77 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 45 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 3.16% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 12.54% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +8.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £204 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £391 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -2.85%
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 Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
549 638 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.91% 25.24% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 280 212
Average daily rate £325 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £29.50
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 Scotland

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -13 11 £267 -3.02% 1
Renfrewshire -15 11 £323 -8.11%
Edinburgh -12 8 £325 -23.52% 3
Aberdeen +7 3 £135 -50.90%
Fife - 1 - -
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (81.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (63.56%) Active Directory
4 60 (50.85%) Microsoft
5 57 (48.31%) Security Cleared
6 56 (47.46%) SC Cleared
7 55 (46.61%) VMware
8 35 (29.66%) DNS
8 35 (29.66%) Citrix
8 35 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (28.81%) Windows XP
9 34 (28.81%) MS Exchange
10 33 (27.97%) DHCP
11 26 (22.03%) SQL
12 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
13 24 (20.34%) MS Office
13 24 (20.34%) HP
13 24 (20.34%) SAN
14 19 (16.10%) Altiris
15 18 (15.25%) Unit Testing
15 18 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2003
15 18 (15.25%) Change Management
15 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (14.41%) Replication
17 16 (13.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 15 (12.71%) MS Project
18 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Storage
18 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (11.86%) Finance
20 13 (11.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (28.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.78%) IIS
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.54%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (2.54%) Lync
8 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.69%) JBoss
8 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (20.34%) MS Office
2 15 (12.71%) MS Project
3 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.66%) DNS
2 33 (27.97%) DHCP
3 24 (20.34%) SAN
4 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.93%) Firewall
6 6 (5.08%) IPsec
7 4 (3.39%) WAN
7 4 (3.39%) LAN
8 3 (2.54%) X.500
8 3 (2.54%) Network Security
8 3 (2.54%) NAS
9 1 (0.85%) Junos
9 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.85%) Wireless
9 1 (0.85%) Internet
9 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.85%) VLAN
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) DTS
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.85%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.24%) WinRunner
2 5 (4.24%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (11.86%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (16.95%) Analyst
2 19 (16.10%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (11.02%) Build Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Desktop Support
4 11 (9.32%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.93%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Administrator
6 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.39%) Architect
8 4 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) XML
1 6 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.54%) .NET
3 2 (1.69%) Middleware
3 2 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Replication
2 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (9.32%) Clustering
4 6 (5.08%) EqualLogic
5 5 (4.24%) PDA
6 4 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.69%) AS400
8 2 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.69%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.69%) iSeries
9 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.85%) Celerra
9 1 (0.85%) iPhone
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (81.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (28.81%) Windows XP
4 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.32%) Windows 2000
7 8 (6.78%) UNIX
8 7 (5.93%) Linux
8 7 (5.93%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.24%) AIX
10 4 (3.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.25%) Change Management
1 18 (15.25%) Unit Testing
2 13 (11.02%) ITIL
3 11 (9.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (6.78%) Build Automation
5 6 (5.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (5.08%) Software Testing
5 6 (5.08%) Validation
6 5 (4.24%) Migration
6 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (4.24%) Performance Management
7 4 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.39%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.54%) Project Management
8 3 (2.54%) Service Management
8 3 (2.54%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.03%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.08%) VBScript
4 2 (1.69%) REXX
4 2 (1.69%) Tcl
4 2 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (48.31%) Security Cleared
2 56 (47.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (10.17%) MCSE
5 11 (9.32%) MCTS
6 9 (7.63%) MCITP
7 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
8 5 (4.24%) Degree
8 5 (4.24%) MCSA
9 2 (1.69%) PMP
9 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.85%) MCP
10 1 (0.85%) CCNP
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (63.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.02%) vSphere
4 12 (10.17%) XenApp
5 8 (6.78%) Terminal Services
6 7 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.54%) vCloud
8 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.54%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (13.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (11.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (8.47%) SCCM
4 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (5.08%) Netcool
5 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.54%) MIIS
5 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.69%) OpenView
6 2 (1.69%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.69%) WMI
6 2 (1.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.85%) Ionix
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.85%) Legato
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (50.85%) Microsoft
2 55 (46.61%) VMware
3 35 (29.66%) Citrix
4 24 (20.34%) HP
5 19 (16.10%) Altiris
6 11 (9.32%) IBM
6 11 (9.32%) NetApp
7 8 (6.78%) Veritas
7 8 (6.78%) Symantec
7 8 (6.78%) EMC
8 7 (5.93%) Dell
8 7 (5.93%) McAfee
8 7 (5.93%) CommVault
9 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.39%) Cisco
10 3 (2.54%) CA
11 2 (1.69%) Lotus
11 2 (1.69%) Oracle
11 2 (1.69%) Avaya
11 2 (1.69%) TIBCO
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