The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 66 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 0.63% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.36% 3.61% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 - £12.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 - £20.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -17.14%
Exchange Server 2003
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
149 166 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.46% 17.47% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 102
Average daily rate £350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% +18.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.56 £38.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
North West

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (70.83%) IIS
5 17 (70.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (66.67%) SharePoint
6 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
8 12 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
9 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
9 10 (41.67%) VMware
10 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (25.00%) Linux
11 5 (20.83%) Banking
11 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
11 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (16.67%) Finance
12 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
12 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (16.67%) UNIX
12 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (70.83%) IIS
3 17 (70.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (66.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) ADSL
4 1 (4.17%) Broadband
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Consultant
1 4 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Network Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 2 (8.33%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 10 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco