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 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 59 67
Rank change year-on-year -34 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 72 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 2.78% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 12.37% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 52 34
Median daily rate £400 £309 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.55% -1.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £231 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 405 582 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.10% 22.45% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 323 319
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -7 10 £416 +32.14%
Glasgow -17 3 £175 -38.59% 2
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Windows Server 2003
UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (90.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (72.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (60.47%) Windows 7
5 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
6 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
7 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
8 20 (46.51%) Windows XP
9 19 (44.19%) VMware
10 18 (41.86%) Citrix
10 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
11 16 (37.21%) SQL
11 16 (37.21%) Clustering
12 14 (32.56%) Linux
12 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (27.91%) Veritas
13 12 (27.91%) MCSE
13 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
14 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (25.58%) Prototyping
15 10 (23.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
15 10 (23.26%) MSI
15 10 (23.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 10 (23.26%) VB
15 10 (23.26%) REXX
15 10 (23.26%) Tcl
15 10 (23.26%) HTTP
15 10 (23.26%) HTTPS
15 10 (23.26%) SSL

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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 7 (16.28%) IIS
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) HTTP
1 10 (23.26%) HTTPS
1 10 (23.26%) SSL
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) SAN
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) NAS
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
5 2 (4.65%) DNS
5 2 (4.65%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MSI
2 6 (13.95%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (2.33%) Banking
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.98%) Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (6.98%) Server Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Server Support
4 2 (4.65%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Clustering
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) PDA
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (90.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (72.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (60.47%) Windows 7
5 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
6 20 (46.51%) Windows XP
7 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
8 14 (32.56%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) AIX
10 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Prototyping
2 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
2 10 (23.26%) Patch Management
2 10 (23.26%) Software Distribution
2 10 (23.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 9 (20.93%) Change Control
3 9 (20.93%) Change Management
4 8 (18.60%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (16.28%) ITIL
5 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (13.95%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Server Building
7 5 (11.63%) Time Management
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Service Management
9 2 (4.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
3 10 (23.26%) REXX
3 10 (23.26%) Tcl
3 10 (23.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.91%) MCSE
3 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
5 6 (13.95%) MCITP
5 6 (13.95%) MCSA
5 6 (13.95%) MCTS
6 5 (11.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (13.95%) vSphere
4 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.98%) Terminal Server
5 3 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (6.98%) VMware Server
5 3 (6.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (13.95%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
3 6 (13.95%) Netcool
4 4 (9.30%) SCCM
5 3 (6.98%) WSUS
6 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 18 (41.86%) Citrix
4 12 (27.91%) Veritas
5 6 (13.95%) Intel Security
6 4 (9.30%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Symantec
8 2 (4.65%) Apple
8 2 (4.65%) Google
9 1 (2.33%) Avaya
9 1 (2.33%) CommVault
9 1 (2.33%) Dell