Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 129 63
Rank change year-on-year +39 -66 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 122 29 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.36% 0.81% 3.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.47% 3.40% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 22 108
Scotland median daily rate £285 £316 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -2.69% -2.26%
10th Percentile £216 £150 £224
90th Percentile £436 £441 £500
UK median daily rate £325 £320 £315
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate - £23.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.41% +177.36%
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -7.89% +15.15%

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 1,064 854 1,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.58% 23.82% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 435 715
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +10.11%
10th Percentile £163 £141 £184
90th Percentile £500 £475 £479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -54.67% +33.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £14.13
90th Percentile £24.80 £52.17 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +9 92 £285 -28.75%
Glasgow -16 18 £278 +58.57% 1
Edinburgh -21 10 £338 -10.00%
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (90.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (82.79%) Microsoft
4 89 (72.95%) SC Cleared
4 89 (72.95%) Security Cleared
5 87 (71.31%) Active Directory
6 78 (63.93%) Windows Server
7 70 (57.38%) Office 365
8 66 (54.10%) DNS
9 64 (52.46%) DHCP
10 58 (47.54%) Citrix
11 55 (45.08%) Windows 7
12 51 (41.80%) VMware
13 47 (38.52%) PowerShell
14 45 (36.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (36.07%) Degree
15 44 (36.07%) Computer Science
16 43 (35.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (35.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 43 (35.25%) Computer Science Degree
17 41 (33.61%) Migration
18 40 (32.79%) MCSE
19 39 (31.97%) McAfee
19 39 (31.97%) Ivanti
20 37 (30.33%) Hyper-V
21 36 (29.51%) SQL
22 34 (27.87%) SharePoint
22 34 (27.87%) Change Management
23 33 (27.05%) Software Testing
24 32 (26.23%) 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 34 (27.87%) SharePoint
2 28 (22.95%) IIS
3 27 (22.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 27 (22.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (22.13%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
5 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (11.48%) Skype for Business
7 13 (10.66%) Office Communications Server
8 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (6.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (22.13%) InfoPath
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 70 (57.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (54.10%) DNS
2 64 (52.46%) DHCP
3 18 (14.75%) 3G
3 18 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (11.48%) Skype
5 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.46%) SAN
6 3 (2.46%) SMS
7 2 (1.64%) ADSL
7 2 (1.64%) Broadband
7 2 (1.64%) Extranet
7 2 (1.64%) Firewall
7 2 (1.64%) Intranet
7 2 (1.64%) VPN
8 1 (0.82%) Internet
8 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (23.77%) HP UFT
1 29 (23.77%) WinRunner
2 23 (18.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (18.85%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.56%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (4.92%) Banking
2 5 (4.10%) Finance
3 2 (1.64%) French Language
3 2 (1.64%) German Language
3 2 (1.64%) Italian Language
3 2 (1.64%) Law
3 2 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (20.49%) Analyst
2 19 (15.57%) SharePoint Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) Support Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (11.48%) Design Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Mobility Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
13 3 (2.46%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.13%) CSS
1 27 (22.13%) jQuery
1 27 (22.13%) XML
1 27 (22.13%) XSLT
2 23 (18.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (36.07%) Computer Science
2 32 (26.23%) Clustering
2 32 (26.23%) PDA
3 18 (14.75%) Fat Client
3 18 (14.75%) Thin Client
4 10 (8.20%) PKI
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.64%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) AS400
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (90.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (63.93%) Windows Server
4 55 (45.08%) Windows 7
5 43 (35.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (23.77%) AIX
7 19 (15.57%) Windows 10
8 16 (13.11%) Windows 8
9 10 (8.20%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.74%) Android
10 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
10 7 (5.74%) Windows Phone
10 7 (5.74%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.82%) HPUX
12 1 (0.82%) Linux
12 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) Migration
2 34 (27.87%) Change Management
3 33 (27.05%) Software Testing
4 32 (26.23%) Test Scripting
5 29 (23.77%) Test Automation
6 27 (22.13%) High Availability
7 24 (19.67%) Records Management
8 23 (18.85%) Smoke Testing
8 23 (18.85%) Workflow
9 18 (14.75%) Software Delivery
10 14 (11.48%) ITIL
11 10 (8.20%) Incident Management
12 8 (6.56%) Content Management
13 7 (5.74%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (2.46%) Service Management
15 3 (2.46%) Systems Analysis
15 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
16 2 (1.64%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.52%) PowerShell
2 36 (29.51%) SQL
3 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.85%) C#
5 2 (1.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.82%) LINC
Qualifications
1 89 (72.95%) SC Cleared
1 89 (72.95%) Security Cleared
2 45 (36.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (36.07%) Degree
4 43 (35.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (32.79%) MCSE
6 28 (22.95%) ISTQB
7 21 (17.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (4.92%) MCITP
8 6 (4.92%) MCSA
8 6 (4.92%) MCTS
9 5 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.82%) CCNA
10 1 (0.82%) CCNP
10 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.82%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (71.31%) Active Directory
2 43 (35.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (30.33%) Hyper-V
4 32 (26.23%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (18.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (13.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (13.11%) XenApp
7 3 (2.46%) vSphere
8 2 (1.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (25.41%) McAfee ePO
2 27 (22.13%) HP ALM
3 20 (16.39%) SCCM
4 15 (12.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (5.74%) AirWatch
5 7 (5.74%) XenMobile
6 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (4.92%) Netcool
6 6 (4.92%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.64%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 101 (82.79%) Microsoft
2 58 (47.54%) Citrix
3 51 (41.80%) VMware
4 39 (31.97%) Ivanti
4 39 (31.97%) McAfee
5 31 (25.41%) HP
5 31 (25.41%) Veritas
6 23 (18.85%) Nintex
7 16 (13.11%) ThinPrint
8 7 (5.74%) Apple
8 7 (5.74%) SAP
9 3 (2.46%) Cisco
9 3 (2.46%) EMC
10 2 (1.64%) iManage
10 2 (1.64%) Ping Identity
10 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.64%) Symantec
11 1 (0.82%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.82%) Oracle