Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 20 August 2018 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 135 65
Rank change year-on-year +50 -70 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 141 37 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.57% 0.86% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.70% 3.89% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 25 112
Scotland median daily rate £285 £315 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £220 £150 £221
90th Percentile £437 £395 £500
UK median daily rate £301 £321 £315
% change year-on-year -6.46% +1.98% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.27% +98.65%
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £16.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year +23.93% -19.31% +16.67%

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

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,110 951 1,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.19% 22.07% 24.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 473 697
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £178
90th Percentile £498 £513 £476
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 45
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £15.68 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% -58.19% +29.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.35
90th Percentile £34.88 £29.19 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2003 in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2003 in Scotland

Windows Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +11 113 £285 -14.93%
Glasgow -4 21 £278 +23.33% 1
Edinburgh -25 5 £325 +0.78%
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (94.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (91.49%) Microsoft
4 109 (77.30%) Security Cleared
5 106 (75.18%) SC Cleared
6 103 (73.05%) Active Directory
7 94 (66.67%) Office 365
8 83 (58.87%) Windows Server
9 82 (58.16%) DNS
10 81 (57.45%) DHCP
11 76 (53.90%) Citrix
12 71 (50.35%) Windows 7
13 68 (48.23%) VMware
14 58 (41.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 57 (40.43%) PowerShell
16 55 (39.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 54 (38.30%) McAfee
17 54 (38.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (37.59%) Ivanti
18 53 (37.59%) SQL
19 52 (36.88%) Hyper-V
20 50 (35.46%) Degree
20 50 (35.46%) Computer Science
20 50 (35.46%) MCSE
21 49 (34.75%) VMware ESXi
21 49 (34.75%) Computer Science Degree
22 48 (34.04%) Test Scripting
22 48 (34.04%) Change Management
22 48 (34.04%) Software Testing
22 48 (34.04%) PDA

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 44 (31.21%) SharePoint
2 35 (24.82%) IIS
2 35 (24.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 35 (24.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 35 (24.82%) SharePoint Server
3 21 (14.89%) MS Exchange
4 18 (12.77%) Skype for Business
5 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (10.64%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (7.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (24.82%) InfoPath
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 94 (66.67%) Office 365
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (58.16%) DNS
2 81 (57.45%) DHCP
3 18 (12.77%) 3G
3 18 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (11.35%) Skype
5 6 (4.26%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.84%) VPN
7 3 (2.13%) SMS
8 2 (1.42%) ADSL
8 2 (1.42%) Broadband
8 2 (1.42%) Extranet
8 2 (1.42%) Firewall
8 2 (1.42%) Intranet
8 2 (1.42%) VLAN
8 2 (1.42%) Wireless
9 1 (0.71%) NAS
9 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (31.21%) HP UFT
1 44 (31.21%) WinRunner
2 30 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (21.28%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.09%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (2.84%) Banking
2 2 (1.42%) French Language
2 2 (1.42%) German Language
2 2 (1.42%) Italian Language
2 2 (1.42%) Law
2 2 (1.42%) Legal
2 2 (1.42%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (24.82%) Analyst
2 26 (18.44%) Test Analyst
3 23 (16.31%) SharePoint Engineer
4 21 (14.89%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.64%) Design Engineer
6 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Test Leader
8 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.96%) Consultant
11 7 (4.96%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.96%) Mobility Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
12 6 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
13 5 (3.55%) Tester
14 4 (2.84%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.82%) CSS
1 35 (24.82%) jQuery
1 35 (24.82%) XML
1 35 (24.82%) XSLT
2 30 (21.28%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (35.46%) Computer Science
2 48 (34.04%) PDA
3 47 (33.33%) Clustering
4 18 (12.77%) Fat Client
4 18 (12.77%) Thin Client
5 10 (7.09%) PKI
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.42%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.42%) iPhone
8 1 (0.71%) AS400
8 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (94.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (58.87%) Windows Server
4 71 (50.35%) Windows 7
5 54 (38.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (31.21%) AIX
7 16 (11.35%) Windows 10
7 16 (11.35%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.51%) Windows XP
9 9 (6.38%) Windows Phone
10 7 (4.96%) Android
10 7 (4.96%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.96%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (2.13%) Linux
11 3 (2.13%) Unix
12 2 (1.42%) Solaris
13 1 (0.71%) HPUX
13 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.04%) Change Management
1 48 (34.04%) Software Testing
1 48 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 47 (33.33%) Migration
3 44 (31.21%) Test Automation
4 37 (26.24%) Smoke Testing
5 35 (24.82%) High Availability
6 32 (22.70%) Records Management
7 31 (21.99%) Workflow
8 19 (13.48%) ITIL
9 18 (12.77%) Software Delivery
10 12 (8.51%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.67%) Content Management
12 7 (4.96%) Load Balancing
13 6 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (4.26%) Trend Analysis
14 5 (3.55%) Visualisation
15 3 (2.13%) Asset Management
15 3 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.43%) PowerShell
2 53 (37.59%) SQL
3 35 (24.82%) JavaScript
4 30 (21.28%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) LINC
6 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (77.30%) Security Cleared
2 106 (75.18%) SC Cleared
3 55 (39.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (35.46%) Degree
4 50 (35.46%) MCSE
5 49 (34.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (31.21%) ISTQB
7 22 (15.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (4.96%) MCITP
8 7 (4.96%) MCSA
8 7 (4.96%) MCTS
9 5 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CCNA
10 1 (0.71%) CCNP
10 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.55%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (73.05%) Active Directory
2 58 (41.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (36.88%) Hyper-V
4 49 (34.75%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (26.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (11.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (11.35%) XenApp
7 5 (3.55%) vSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 45 (31.91%) McAfee ePO
2 41 (29.08%) HP ALM
3 18 (12.77%) SCCM
4 15 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (4.96%) AirWatch
5 7 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (4.96%) XenMobile
6 6 (4.26%) Netcool
6 6 (4.26%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.42%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.42%) Malwarebytes
8 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.71%) OpenView
9 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 129 (91.49%) Microsoft
2 76 (53.90%) Citrix
3 68 (48.23%) VMware
4 54 (38.30%) McAfee
5 53 (37.59%) Ivanti
6 46 (32.62%) Veritas
7 44 (31.21%) HP
8 30 (21.28%) Nintex
9 16 (11.35%) ThinPrint
10 9 (6.38%) Apple
11 7 (4.96%) SAP
12 4 (2.84%) Cisco
12 4 (2.84%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.84%) Symantec
13 2 (1.42%) Avaya
13 2 (1.42%) Dell
13 2 (1.42%) iManage
13 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.42%) Sophos