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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 65 43 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 62 90 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.12% 3.68% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.56% 15.18% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 25
Average daily rate
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£315 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £463 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -6.57%
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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
587 593 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.05% 24.23% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 248 249
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 18
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £20.60 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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
Edinburgh -4 21 £310 -11.42% 1
Glasgow -11 11 £350 -12.50%
Aberdeen -1 3 £135 +3.84% 1
North Lanarkshire -4 2 £180 -32.71%
Highlands - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (82.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (43.27%) VMware
4 41 (39.42%) Microsoft
4 41 (39.42%) Active Directory
5 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
6 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
7 32 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 32 (30.77%) Windows XP
8 31 (29.81%) SQL
8 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (27.88%) HP
10 27 (25.96%) Citrix
10 27 (25.96%) Change Management
11 23 (22.12%) DNS
11 23 (22.12%) DHCP
12 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (20.19%) VMware ESX
12 21 (20.19%) Migration
12 21 (20.19%) PDA
12 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
13 20 (19.23%) Software Testing
13 20 (19.23%) Hyper-V
13 20 (19.23%) McAfee
14 19 (18.27%) MCSE
15 18 (17.31%) AIX
15 18 (17.31%) MS Office
15 18 (17.31%) TestDirector
15 18 (17.31%) HP Quality Center

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (12.50%) IIS
2 12 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.81%) Lync
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.88%) JBoss
6 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.96%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (17.31%) MS Office
2 6 (5.77%) MS Project
3 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.12%) DHCP
1 23 (22.12%) DNS
2 17 (16.35%) SAN
3 15 (14.42%) Firewall
4 8 (7.69%) LAN
4 8 (7.69%) WAN
4 8 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (6.73%) SSL
6 6 (5.77%) Network Security
7 5 (4.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.85%) Junos
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.92%) NAS
9 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.92%) VPN
9 2 (1.92%) HTTP
9 2 (1.92%) LDAP
9 2 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.96%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (17.31%) TestDirector
2 17 (16.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (16.35%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) MSI
3 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Test Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) Consultant
7 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (3.85%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.88%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.92%) JSP
3 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) PDA
2 18 (17.31%) Clustering
3 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.73%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.85%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.85%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) AS400
8 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (82.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (32.69%) Windows 7
4 32 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (17.31%) AIX
7 13 (12.50%) Windows 2000
8 11 (10.58%) UNIX
9 9 (8.65%) Linux
10 5 (4.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.85%) Windows Vista
11 4 (3.85%) Android
12 3 (2.88%) Solaris
13 2 (1.92%) HPUX
13 2 (1.92%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Change Management
2 21 (20.19%) Migration
3 20 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 18 (17.31%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.50%) ITIL
7 6 (5.77%) Project Management
7 6 (5.77%) Service Management
7 6 (5.77%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.81%) Software Distribution
9 4 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (3.85%) Network Management
9 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.88%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.88%) Workflow
10 3 (2.88%) Time Management
10 3 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.81%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.88%) VBScript
3 3 (2.88%) C#
4 2 (1.92%) Java
4 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.92%) REXX
4 2 (1.92%) Tcl
5 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.96%) Korn
5 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
2 32 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 21 (20.19%) ISTQB
3 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (18.27%) MCSE
5 17 (16.35%) MCITP
6 16 (15.38%) MCTS
6 16 (15.38%) MCSA
7 5 (4.81%) Degree
8 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.92%) CCNP
8 2 (1.92%) CCNA
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.92%) PMP
8 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
1 4 (3.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (39.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.19%) VMware ESX
2 21 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.69%) vSphere
5 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.85%) XenApp
5 4 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.96%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.96%) SRDF
7 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (14.42%) Netcool
4 14 (13.46%) SCCM
5 11 (10.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (5.77%) WMI
7 4 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (2.88%) SCOM
8 3 (2.88%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.92%) Nessus
9 2 (1.92%) Nmap
10 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.96%) WSUS
10 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.96%) OpenView
10 1 (0.96%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (43.27%) VMware
2 41 (39.42%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.88%) HP
4 27 (25.96%) Citrix
5 20 (19.23%) McAfee
6 17 (16.35%) Veritas
7 12 (11.54%) EMC
8 10 (9.62%) Cisco
9 8 (7.69%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.77%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.81%) CA
11 5 (4.81%) CommVault
12 4 (3.85%) NetApp
12 4 (3.85%) Oracle
12 4 (3.85%) Juniper
12 4 (3.85%) Crossbeam
12 4 (3.85%) TippingPoint
12 4 (3.85%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.85%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.85%) F5
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