The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 49 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 2.09% 1.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.36% 15.63% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.23 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-21.62% -14.93%
Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
56 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.00% 13.39% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 30
Average daily rate £400 £275 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -23.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £195 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Exchange Server 2003
East of England

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the Bedfordshire region.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the Bedfordshire region.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -8 3 £170 -32.00%
Luton - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
East of England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Exchange Server 2003.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) VCP5
5 3 (42.86%) vSphere
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (42.86%) Intel
5 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 3 (42.86%) MCSA
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Change Control
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (14.29%) XenMobile
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 8

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Exchange Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) VCP5
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) XenMobile
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Intel
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Dell