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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 85 50 29
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 41 83 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 3.34% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.62% 13.01% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 59
Average daily rate
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£310 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £209 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £374 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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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
538 638 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.28% 25.69% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 280 219
Average daily rate £325 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 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 30 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
Renfrewshire -15 12 £323 -9.15%
Glasgow -13 8 £275 -
Edinburgh -12 7 £345 -18.94% 4
Aberdeen +12 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 30 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 74 (62.71%) Active Directory
4 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 57 (48.31%) Security Cleared
6 56 (47.46%) SC Cleared
6 56 (47.46%) VMware
7 35 (29.66%) DNS
7 35 (29.66%) Citrix
7 35 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (28.81%) Windows XP
8 34 (28.81%) MS Exchange
9 33 (27.97%) DHCP
10 27 (22.88%) SQL
11 26 (22.03%) Windows 7
12 25 (21.19%) HP
13 24 (20.34%) SAN
13 24 (20.34%) MS Office
14 18 (15.25%) Change Management
14 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (15.25%) Unit Testing
14 18 (15.25%) Altiris
14 18 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2003
15 17 (14.41%) Replication
15 17 (14.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 15 (12.71%) MS Project
16 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (11.86%) Finance
18 13 (11.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 2013
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
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%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.69%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) LiveLink
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%) LAN
7 4 (3.39%) WAN
8 3 (2.54%) X.500
8 3 (2.54%) NAS
8 3 (2.54%) Network Security
9 2 (1.69%) Internet
10 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
10 1 (0.85%) Intranet
10 1 (0.85%) IPv4
10 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.85%) VPN
10 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) 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%) EDMS
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.24%) WinRunner
2 5 (4.24%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (11.86%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (17.80%) Analyst
2 18 (15.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 13 (11.02%) Build Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) Desktop Support
6 10 (8.47%) Citrix Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Administrator
8 7 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) Server Support
11 3 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (2.54%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) XML
2 5 (4.24%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.54%) .NET
4 2 (1.69%) HTML
4 2 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 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
6 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 2 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.69%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.69%) AS400
8 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.85%) Celerra
9 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (81.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (28.81%) Windows XP
4 26 (22.03%) Windows 7
5 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (8.47%) 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%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.39%) Ubuntu
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 10 (8.47%) 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%) Service Management
8 3 (2.54%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.54%) Project Management
8 3 (2.54%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.69%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.88%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.93%) VBScript
4 3 (2.54%) C#
5 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.69%) REXX
5 2 (1.69%) Tcl
6 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) Java
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%) Degree
7 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
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%) CCNP
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (62.71%) 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%) MetaFrame
8 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.54%) vCloud
9 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (14.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (11.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (8.47%) SCCM
4 6 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
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%) WSUS
6 2 (1.69%) WMI
6 2 (1.69%) OpenView
6 2 (1.69%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.85%) Legato
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 56 (47.46%) VMware
3 35 (29.66%) Citrix
4 25 (21.19%) HP
5 18 (15.25%) Altiris
6 11 (9.32%) NetApp
6 11 (9.32%) IBM
7 8 (6.78%) EMC
7 8 (6.78%) Symantec
7 8 (6.78%) Veritas
8 7 (5.93%) McAfee
8 7 (5.93%) Dell
8 7 (5.93%) CommVault
9 4 (3.39%) CA
9 4 (3.39%) Cisco
9 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle
10 2 (1.69%) Avaya
10 2 (1.69%) Lotus
10 2 (1.69%) TIBCO