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 22 June 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 52 73
Rank change year-on-year -47 +21  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2003 18 111 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.83% 3.78% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.59% 13.96% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 64 35
Median daily rate £151 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.86% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £233 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £500 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £303 £300
% change year-on-year -7.43% +0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.26% +139.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -28.26% +35.29%  

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 502 795 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.05% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 406 280
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £230 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Aberdeen 0 6 £151 -56.37%
Renfrewshire +12 5 £250 -24.24%
Glasgow -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -11 2 £375 -3.10%
Scottish Borders +1 1 £123 -67.33%
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (96.97%) Active Directory
3 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
5 25 (75.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (66.67%) Windows 10
7 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
8 15 (45.45%) SQL
9 13 (39.39%) Linux
10 12 (36.36%) VB
10 12 (36.36%) HTTPS
10 12 (36.36%) SSL
10 12 (36.36%) HTTP
10 12 (36.36%) REXX
10 12 (36.36%) Tcl
10 12 (36.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (36.36%) Configuration Management
10 12 (36.36%) MSI
10 12 (36.36%) VMware
10 12 (36.36%) Software Distribution
10 12 (36.36%) Patch Management
10 12 (36.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 12 (36.36%) Prototyping
10 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
10 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
11 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (27.27%) Microsoft

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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) HTTP
1 12 (36.36%) HTTPS
1 12 (36.36%) SSL
2 6 (18.18%) VoIP
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MSI
2 3 (9.09%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Desktop Support
1 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Customer Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Customer Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (75.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (66.67%) Windows 10
6 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
7 13 (39.39%) Linux
8 3 (9.09%) AIX
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Configuration Management
1 12 (36.36%) Patch Management
1 12 (36.36%) Prototyping
1 12 (36.36%) Software Distribution
1 12 (36.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 7 (21.21%) Change Management
2 7 (21.21%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) Change Control
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (36.36%) REXX
2 12 (36.36%) Tcl
2 12 (36.36%) VB
3 4 (12.12%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.12%) MCSA
5 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 3 (9.09%) MCITP
5 3 (9.09%) MCSE
5 3 (9.09%) MCTS
6 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (96.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.09%) Terminal Server
5 3 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) SCCM
3 3 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (9.09%) Netcool
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Apple
5 4 (12.12%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.03%) Reuters
7 1 (3.03%) Xerox