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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 45 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 119 66 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.98% 2.21% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.80% 10.51% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 28
Average daily rate £328 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £32.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £18.02
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.18%
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
804 628 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.88% 21.00% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 328 312
Average daily rate £375 £320 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.10 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% +60.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £11.95 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 April 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 30 April 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 -5 68 £310 -8.48% 1
Glasgow +21 25 £420 +20.00% 3
Edinburgh -21 15 £387 +20.93% 6
Scottish Borders -1 1 £375 +92.30%
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (80.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (62.87%) Microsoft
3 105 (62.87%) Active Directory
4 94 (56.29%) Windows Server
5 85 (50.90%) Security Cleared
6 73 (43.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 72 (43.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (42.51%) PowerShell
9 67 (40.12%) VMware
10 63 (37.72%) MCSE
10 63 (37.72%) Windows 7
11 60 (35.93%) Windows XP
12 58 (34.73%) SQL
13 57 (34.13%) SC Cleared
14 52 (31.14%) Change Management
15 48 (28.74%) Migration
16 47 (28.14%) AIX
17 44 (26.35%) Netcool
17 44 (26.35%) Software Testing
18 43 (25.75%) MS Exchange
18 43 (25.75%) Citrix
19 40 (23.95%) Veritas
20 39 (23.35%) WinRunner
20 39 (23.35%) TestDirector
20 39 (23.35%) HP UFT
20 39 (23.35%) Clustering
20 39 (23.35%) Test Scripting
20 39 (23.35%) Test Automation
21 38 (22.75%) HP Quality Center

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 43 (25.75%) MS Exchange
2 32 (19.16%) Exchange Server 2003
2 32 (19.16%) SharePoint
3 31 (18.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (16.77%) OpenStack
5 26 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (14.97%) Skype for Business
7 19 (11.38%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (5.39%) IIS
9 8 (4.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (4.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (19.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.99%) MS Office
3 6 (3.59%) MS Project
4 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.77%) DNS
2 25 (14.97%) Skype
3 24 (14.37%) DHCP
4 10 (5.99%) SAN
5 6 (3.59%) LDAP
6 3 (1.80%) Firewall
7 2 (1.20%) 3G
7 2 (1.20%) ADSL
7 2 (1.20%) Broadband
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (1.20%) LAN
7 2 (1.20%) VPN
8 1 (0.60%) Internet
8 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (23.35%) HP UFT
1 39 (23.35%) TestDirector
1 39 (23.35%) WinRunner
2 14 (8.38%) MSI
3 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.59%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (5.39%) Finance
2 3 (1.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.20%) Law
3 2 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (17.96%) Analyst
2 29 (17.37%) Test Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Messaging Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Tester
6 10 (5.99%) Active Directory Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Tester
7 9 (5.39%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Development Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Software Development Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Build Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Consultant
9 7 (4.19%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) XML
2 15 (8.98%) WinForms
2 15 (8.98%) WPF
3 14 (8.38%) XSD
4 13 (7.78%) .NET
5 9 (5.39%) Regular Expression
6 8 (4.79%) CSS
6 8 (4.79%) jQuery
6 8 (4.79%) XSLT
7 3 (1.80%) REST
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.35%) Clustering
2 33 (19.76%) PDA
3 23 (13.77%) Computer Science
4 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
6 9 (5.39%) Replication
7 7 (4.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (4.19%) PKI
8 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.60%) AS400
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) BYOD
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.60%) iSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (80.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (56.29%) Windows Server
4 72 (43.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (37.72%) Windows 7
6 60 (35.93%) Windows XP
7 47 (28.14%) AIX
8 15 (8.98%) Linux
9 12 (7.19%) HPUX
9 12 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.19%) Solaris
10 5 (2.99%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.40%) Unix
12 3 (1.80%) Android
13 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) Change Management
2 48 (28.74%) Migration
3 44 (26.35%) Software Testing
4 39 (23.35%) Test Automation
4 39 (23.35%) Test Scripting
5 25 (14.97%) ITIL
6 20 (11.98%) Unit Testing
7 19 (11.38%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.78%) Configuration Management
9 11 (6.59%) Records Management
9 11 (6.59%) Service Management
10 10 (5.99%) Performance Management
10 10 (5.99%) Server Building
11 9 (5.39%) Release Management
12 8 (4.79%) Performance Testing
13 7 (4.19%) High Availability
13 7 (4.19%) Web Development
14 6 (3.59%) OO
14 6 (3.59%) Project Management
14 6 (3.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 71 (42.51%) PowerShell
2 58 (34.73%) SQL
3 32 (19.16%) VBScript
4 28 (16.77%) C#
5 15 (8.98%) Java
6 9 (5.39%) Bourne shell
6 9 (5.39%) Korn
6 9 (5.39%) Perl
7 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.19%) C
9 6 (3.59%) C++
9 6 (3.59%) COBOL
9 6 (3.59%) PL/1
9 6 (3.59%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (50.90%) Security Cleared
2 73 (43.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (37.72%) MCSE
4 57 (34.13%) SC Cleared
5 38 (22.75%) MCSA
5 38 (22.75%) MCTS
6 36 (21.56%) MCITP
7 33 (19.76%) ISTQB
8 29 (17.37%) Degree
9 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.20%) CISSP
12 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 105 (62.87%) Active Directory
2 36 (21.56%) Hyper-V
3 35 (20.96%) VMware ESX
4 32 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.80%) Firmware
5 3 (1.80%) SRDF
5 3 (1.80%) XenApp
6 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.20%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (26.35%) Netcool
2 38 (22.75%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (20.96%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (8.98%) SCOM
5 12 (7.19%) SCCM
6 9 (5.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (5.39%) Tivoli
7 7 (4.19%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (4.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.60%) Nagios
11 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 105 (62.87%) Microsoft
2 67 (40.12%) VMware
3 43 (25.75%) Citrix
4 40 (23.95%) Veritas
5 36 (21.56%) Intel Security
6 35 (20.96%) HP
7 16 (9.58%) IronPort
8 14 (8.38%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.99%) IBM
10 8 (4.79%) CA
10 8 (4.79%) Oracle
11 7 (4.19%) Altiris
12 6 (3.59%) Nintex
13 4 (2.40%) Symantec
14 3 (1.80%) Cisco
14 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
15 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 2 (1.20%) CommVault
15 2 (1.20%) EMC
15 2 (1.20%) Sophos
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