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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 69 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 60 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.12% 2.32% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.07% 10.38% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 39
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £186 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £17.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
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
596 549 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.09% 22.31% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 241 179
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 16 £331 -6.02%
Glasgow -16 13 £267 -10.35%
Edinburgh -14 10 £325 -18.75% 4
Inverclyde -2 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £90 -
Aberdeen - 2 £135 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £93 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Windows Server 2003
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Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 122 (82.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (59.86%) Active Directory
4 79 (53.74%) Security Cleared
5 77 (52.38%) SC Cleared
6 74 (50.34%) Microsoft
7 56 (38.10%) VMware
8 49 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 41 (27.89%) MS Office
10 38 (25.85%) MS Exchange
10 38 (25.85%) DNS
10 38 (25.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (24.49%) SQL
12 34 (23.13%) DHCP
13 33 (22.45%) Citrix
14 27 (18.37%) Windows 7
15 26 (17.69%) SAN
15 26 (17.69%) HP
16 25 (17.01%) Altiris
17 22 (14.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 21 (14.29%) Replication
19 20 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2003
20 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Architecture
20 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
20 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Storage
20 19 (12.93%) Change Management
21 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
21 17 (11.56%) SharePoint
21 17 (11.56%) MS Project
22 16 (10.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (25.85%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (11.56%) SharePoint
4 14 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.80%) IIS
6 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.36%) Lync
9 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (27.89%) MS Office
2 17 (11.56%) MS Project
3 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (25.85%) DNS
2 34 (23.13%) DHCP
3 26 (17.69%) SAN
4 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.76%) LAN
5 7 (4.76%) Firewall
6 6 (4.08%) X.500
6 6 (4.08%) IPsec
7 5 (3.40%) WAN
7 5 (3.40%) VPN
7 5 (3.40%) NAS
8 4 (2.72%) Network Security
9 3 (2.04%) Wireless
10 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.68%) Junos
10 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.68%) IPv4
10 1 (0.68%) SMS
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.36%) DTS
5 1 (0.68%) EDMS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (3.40%) WinRunner
2 5 (3.40%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 10 (6.80%) Finance
1 10 (6.80%) Banking
2 1 (0.68%) Retail
2 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Analyst
2 23 (15.65%) Wintel Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) Support Analyst
4 16 (10.88%) Build Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.44%) Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Administrator
8 8 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) IT Support
10 6 (4.08%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.40%) Citrix Server Engineer
12 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 4 (2.72%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) XML
1 9 (6.12%) Application Packaging
2 5 (3.40%) .NET
3 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Replication
2 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Storage
3 13 (8.84%) Clustering
4 5 (3.40%) PDA
4 5 (3.40%) EqualLogic
5 4 (2.72%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.04%) Symmetrix
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.36%) Celerra
7 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.36%) AS400
7 2 (1.36%) iSeries
7 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 122 (82.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 27 (18.37%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.48%) Windows 2000
6 10 (6.80%) Linux
7 7 (4.76%) UNIX
8 6 (4.08%) AIX
8 6 (4.08%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.72%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.93%) Change Management
1 19 (12.93%) Enterprise Architecture
1 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
2 15 (10.20%) ITIL
3 9 (6.12%) Build Automation
4 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
4 6 (4.08%) Service Management
4 6 (4.08%) Validation
4 6 (4.08%) Migration
4 6 (4.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (4.08%) Software Testing
5 5 (3.40%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.40%) Performance Management
5 5 (3.40%) Integration Testing
5 5 (3.40%) Test Scripting
6 4 (2.72%) Project Management
6 4 (2.72%) ITSM
6 4 (2.72%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.72%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.04%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.49%) SQL
2 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.76%) VBScript
4 4 (2.72%) C#
5 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.36%) REXX
5 2 (1.36%) Tcl
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (53.74%) Security Cleared
2 77 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.48%) MCSE
4 11 (7.48%) MCTS
5 9 (6.12%) MCITP
6 6 (4.08%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.40%) Degree
7 5 (3.40%) MCSA
8 2 (1.36%) PMP
8 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) CCNP
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 88 (59.86%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.80%) vSphere
5 9 (6.12%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.44%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.76%) XenApp
8 6 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.72%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.04%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.36%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.36%) vCloud
11 2 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (14.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (10.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (9.52%) SCCM
4 8 (5.44%) Netcool
5 7 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (4.08%) MIIS
7 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.04%) WSUS
7 3 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.04%) Legato
8 2 (1.36%) OpenView
8 2 (1.36%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.36%) WMI
8 2 (1.36%) Ionix
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 74 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 56 (38.10%) VMware
3 33 (22.45%) Citrix
4 26 (17.69%) HP
5 25 (17.01%) Altiris
6 11 (7.48%) EMC
6 11 (7.48%) NetApp
6 11 (7.48%) Veritas
7 10 (6.80%) CommVault
8 9 (6.12%) Symantec
9 8 (5.44%) McAfee
9 8 (5.44%) Dell
10 7 (4.76%) Cisco
11 6 (4.08%) IBM
12 4 (2.72%) Oracle
12 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.04%) Lotus
13 3 (2.04%) CA
14 2 (1.36%) Avaya
15 1 (0.68%) Juniper