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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 81 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 51 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.00% 2.25% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.57% 10.55% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 17
Average daily rate £300 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £227 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £378 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
Windows Server 2003
UK

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
533 578 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.92% 21.27% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 306 232
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 25 £320 -8.24% 1
Glasgow +14 12 £240 -31.42% 6
Edinburgh -25 10 £283 -1.73% 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 92 (77.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (66.10%) Active Directory
4 72 (61.02%) Windows 7
5 70 (59.32%) Microsoft
6 62 (52.54%) VMware
7 59 (50.00%) Change Management
8 58 (49.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (48.31%) Windows XP
10 55 (46.61%) Security Cleared
11 51 (43.22%) Software Testing
12 49 (41.53%) MCTS
12 49 (41.53%) Clustering
13 48 (40.68%) Veritas
14 47 (39.83%) WinRunner
14 47 (39.83%) HP UFT
14 47 (39.83%) MCSE
14 47 (39.83%) Test Automation
15 46 (38.98%) MCITP
15 46 (38.98%) MCSA
16 45 (38.14%) TestDirector
16 45 (38.14%) Citrix
16 45 (38.14%) Test Scripting
16 45 (38.14%) HP Quality Center
17 41 (34.75%) AIX
18 40 (33.90%) SQL
18 40 (33.90%) Intel Security
18 40 (33.90%) Netcool
18 40 (33.90%) VMware ESX
18 40 (33.90%) McAfee ePO

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) DNS
2 14 (11.86%) DHCP
3 11 (9.32%) LDAP
4 7 (5.93%) SAN
5 5 (4.24%) Kerberos
5 5 (4.24%) X.500
6 2 (1.69%) 3G
6 2 (1.69%) ADSL
6 2 (1.69%) Broadband
6 2 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) RDBMS
2 8 (6.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (39.83%) HP UFT
1 47 (39.83%) WinRunner
2 45 (38.14%) TestDirector
3 14 (11.86%) MSI
4 7 (5.93%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Local Government
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (33.05%) Analyst
2 36 (30.51%) Test Analyst
3 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 14 (11.86%) Active Directory Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Tester
8 8 (6.78%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Development Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Tester
10 6 (5.08%) Software Development Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Design Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) WinForms
1 15 (12.71%) WPF
2 14 (11.86%) XML
2 14 (11.86%) XSD
3 7 (5.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (41.53%) Clustering
2 40 (33.90%) PDA
3 18 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.08%) HP Storage
6 5 (4.24%) PKI
6 5 (4.24%) Replication
7 2 (1.69%) AS400
7 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (77.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (61.02%) Windows 7
4 57 (48.31%) Windows XP
5 41 (34.75%) AIX
6 40 (33.90%) Windows Server
7 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.69%) Linux
10 1 (0.85%) HPUX
10 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.85%) Solaris
10 1 (0.85%) Unix
10 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.00%) Change Management
2 51 (43.22%) Software Testing
3 47 (39.83%) Test Automation
4 45 (38.14%) Test Scripting
5 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
6 13 (11.02%) ITIL
7 12 (10.17%) Performance Management
8 11 (9.32%) Performance Testing
9 10 (8.47%) Migration
9 10 (8.47%) Records Management
10 8 (6.78%) Web Development
11 7 (5.93%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.93%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.93%) OO
11 7 (5.93%) Project Management
12 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (3.39%) Application Packaging
13 4 (3.39%) Service Management
14 2 (1.69%) Content Management
14 2 (1.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) SQL
2 24 (20.34%) PowerShell
3 22 (18.64%) VBScript
4 16 (13.56%) C#
5 7 (5.93%) C
5 7 (5.93%) C++
5 7 (5.93%) COBOL
5 7 (5.93%) Java
5 7 (5.93%) PL/1
5 7 (5.93%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.85%) REXX
6 1 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (49.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (46.61%) Security Cleared
3 49 (41.53%) MCTS
4 47 (39.83%) MCSE
5 46 (38.98%) MCITP
5 46 (38.98%) MCSA
6 39 (33.05%) SC Cleared
7 38 (32.20%) ISTQB
8 7 (5.93%) Degree
9 3 (2.54%) ISEB
9 3 (2.54%) MCP
10 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.85%) ACSA
11 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.85%) CCENT
11 1 (0.85%) CCNA
11 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (66.10%) Active Directory
2 40 (33.90%) Hyper-V
2 40 (33.90%) VMware ESX
3 26 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.24%) Firmware
6 4 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.69%) XenApp
8 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.85%) SRDF
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (38.14%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (33.90%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (33.90%) Netcool
3 6 (5.08%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) SCCM
5 3 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.69%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.69%) WMI
7 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 70 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 62 (52.54%) VMware
3 48 (40.68%) Veritas
4 45 (38.14%) Citrix
5 40 (33.90%) Intel Security
6 15 (12.71%) HP
7 10 (8.47%) EMC
8 8 (6.78%) Oracle
9 6 (5.08%) Brocade
10 5 (4.24%) Symantec
11 3 (2.54%) Cisco
12 2 (1.69%) iManage
13 1 (0.85%) Altiris
13 1 (0.85%) Apple
13 1 (0.85%) Barracuda Networks
13 1 (0.85%) IBM
13 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.85%) SAP
13 1 (0.85%) Veeam
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