Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 166 78
Rank change year-on-year +9 -88 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 40 28 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.76% 0.56% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.72% 2.78% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 88
Scotland median daily rate £285 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +7.50% -3.23%
10th Percentile £224 £210 £206
90th Percentile £427 £348 £447
UK median daily rate £344 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +5.77% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% +21.62%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.04 £21.50
% change year-on-year +13.96% -34.70% +22.86%

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 1,074 1,009 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.43% 20.19% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 506 588
Scotland median daily rate £383 £384 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +16.29% -5.71%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £160
90th Percentile £525 £550 £457
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 40
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.69% +1.99%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £38.65 £42.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +6 28 £285 -14.93%
Glasgow -11 10 £280 +1.82% 1
Edinburgh -8 2 £325 +0.78% 2
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (75.00%) Office 365
4 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
5 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
6 24 (60.00%) DNS
6 24 (60.00%) DHCP
7 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (52.50%) VMware
9 20 (50.00%) Citrix
9 20 (50.00%) SQL
9 20 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
10 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
11 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
11 18 (45.00%) PDA
12 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
12 17 (42.50%) Clustering
12 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
12 17 (42.50%) HP UFT
12 17 (42.50%) Veritas
12 17 (42.50%) WinRunner
12 17 (42.50%) McAfee
12 17 (42.50%) Change Management
12 17 (42.50%) AIX
13 16 (40.00%) HP
13 16 (40.00%) McAfee ePO

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 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (22.50%) IIS
2 9 (22.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (22.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (22.50%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) InfoPath
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (75.00%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) DHCP
1 24 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) VLAN
2 3 (7.50%) VPN
2 3 (7.50%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) Skype
3 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) HP UFT
1 17 (42.50%) WinRunner
2 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) CSS
1 9 (22.50%) jQuery
1 9 (22.50%) XML
1 9 (22.50%) XSLT
2 8 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) PDA
2 17 (42.50%) Clustering
3 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (7.50%) iPhone
6 2 (5.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (65.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (42.50%) AIX
5 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (7.50%) Linux
8 3 (7.50%) Solaris
8 3 (7.50%) Unix
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (42.50%) Change Management
2 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
2 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
3 16 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
4 9 (22.50%) High Availability
4 9 (22.50%) Migration
4 9 (22.50%) Records Management
4 9 (22.50%) Workflow
5 7 (17.50%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
8 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.50%) Patch Management
8 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.00%) Innovative Thinking
9 2 (5.00%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
4 11 (27.50%) MCSE
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (17.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
3 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (40.00%) HP ALM
1 16 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (7.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (7.50%) Malwarebytes
2 3 (7.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) VMware
3 20 (50.00%) Citrix
4 17 (42.50%) McAfee
4 17 (42.50%) Veritas
5 16 (40.00%) HP
5 16 (40.00%) Ivanti
6 8 (20.00%) Nintex
7 3 (7.50%) Apple
7 3 (7.50%) Avaya
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco
7 3 (7.50%) Dell
7 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.50%) Sophos
7 3 (7.50%) Symantec
8 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow