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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 85 57 72
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 55 77 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 2.79% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.65% 11.79% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% -9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -11.84%
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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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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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
Edinburgh -12 12 £325 +4.00% 1
Renfrewshire +2 10 £375 +15.38% 1
Aberdeen +5 7 £180 -21.73%
Inverclyde -7 6 £250 -
Lanarkshire -4 4 - -
Glasgow -6 4 £323 +29.00% 2
North Lanarkshire -7 2 £115 +27.77%
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (77.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (47.54%) Active Directory
4 49 (40.16%) Windows 7
5 48 (39.34%) VMware
6 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
7 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
7 32 (26.23%) SCCM
7 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (24.59%) HP
10 29 (23.77%) Change Management
11 27 (22.13%) SAN
11 27 (22.13%) Windows XP
12 26 (21.31%) SC Cleared
13 25 (20.49%) Migration
14 24 (19.67%) Citrix
15 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
16 21 (17.21%) DNS
16 21 (17.21%) MS Office
17 20 (16.39%) SQL
18 19 (15.57%) ITIL
18 19 (15.57%) DHCP
18 19 (15.57%) Data Centre
19 17 (13.93%) Cisco
20 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (13.11%) MSI
21 14 (11.48%) CommVault
21 14 (11.48%) VMware ESX
22 12 (9.84%) Application Packaging

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (6.56%) Lync
4 5 (4.10%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.82%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (17.21%) MS Office
2 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.28%) MS Project
4 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) SAN
2 21 (17.21%) DNS
3 19 (15.57%) DHCP
4 12 (9.84%) VoIP
5 11 (9.02%) Firewall
6 10 (8.20%) NAS
7 9 (7.38%) WAN
7 9 (7.38%) LAN
8 7 (5.74%) LDAP
8 7 (5.74%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.74%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.28%) Network Security
9 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.28%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (2.46%) Junos
10 3 (2.46%) WLAN
10 3 (2.46%) Internet
11 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) MSI
2 8 (6.56%) TestDirector
3 7 (5.74%) HP UFT
3 7 (5.74%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (20.49%) Analyst
2 23 (18.85%) Support Engineer
3 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
4 7 (5.74%) Desktop Support
4 7 (5.74%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (5.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (5.74%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (4.92%) Server Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) IT Support
5 6 (4.92%) Development Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (4.92%) Administrator
5 6 (4.92%) Software Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Developer
6 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.84%) Application Packaging
2 11 (9.02%) XML
3 9 (7.38%) XSD
3 9 (7.38%) WPF
3 9 (7.38%) WinForms
4 2 (1.64%) .NET
5 1 (0.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.82%) XSL
5 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.02%) Clustering
3 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.56%) PDA
4 8 (6.56%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.10%) Replication
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.64%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.64%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.64%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.82%) PKI
9 1 (0.82%) Statistics
9 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (77.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (40.16%) Windows 7
4 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (22.13%) Windows XP
6 10 (8.20%) AIX
7 9 (7.38%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.92%) UNIX
9 5 (4.10%) Linux
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.28%) Android
10 4 (3.28%) Solaris
11 3 (2.46%) HPUX
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Change Management
2 25 (20.49%) Migration
3 19 (15.57%) ITIL
4 11 (9.02%) Unit Testing
4 11 (9.02%) Performance Management
5 9 (7.38%) Service Management
5 9 (7.38%) Software Testing
6 7 (5.74%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.74%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.92%) Performance Testing
8 5 (4.10%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.10%) Project Management
9 4 (3.28%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.28%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.28%) Time Management
10 3 (2.46%) Network Management
10 3 (2.46%) Software Distribution
10 3 (2.46%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) SQL
2 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.02%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) VBScript
5 8 (6.56%) REXX
5 8 (6.56%) Tcl
6 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.82%) Korn
6 1 (0.82%) XPath
6 1 (0.82%) VB
6 1 (0.82%) XQuery
6 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.31%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.02%) Degree
5 10 (8.20%) MCTS
5 10 (8.20%) MCSE
6 8 (6.56%) MCSA
6 8 (6.56%) MCITP
6 8 (6.56%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.46%) HND
8 2 (1.64%) PMP
8 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.82%) ACSA
9 1 (0.82%) CCNA
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.82%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 58 (47.54%) Active Directory
2 31 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.48%) VMware ESX
4 12 (9.84%) Hyper-V
5 11 (9.02%) vSphere
6 7 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.92%) Terminal Server
8 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.28%) XenApp
10 3 (2.46%) SRDF
11 2 (1.64%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.82%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 32 (26.23%) SCCM
2 11 (9.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (8.20%) Backup Exec
3 10 (8.20%) WMI
4 8 (6.56%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (4.92%) Netcool
7 5 (4.10%) SCOM
7 5 (4.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (4.10%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.46%) WSUS
8 3 (2.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) VMware
2 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 30 (24.59%) HP
4 24 (19.67%) Citrix
5 17 (13.93%) Cisco
6 14 (11.48%) CommVault
7 12 (9.84%) McAfee
8 10 (8.20%) EMC
8 10 (8.20%) Veritas
9 7 (5.74%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.74%) Symantec
10 6 (4.92%) Lotus
10 6 (4.92%) Oracle
11 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.46%) Juniper
12 3 (2.46%) Sophos
12 3 (2.46%) Crossbeam
12 3 (2.46%) TippingPoint
12 3 (2.46%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.46%) 3PAR
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