The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 85 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.46% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 2.41% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 11
Median daily rate - £319 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.20 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.29% +20.96%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 170 291 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.93% 19.14% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 139 113
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware