The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 171 175 149
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 14 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.42% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.64% 2.50% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 23
Average daily rate
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£406 £240 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.27% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £364 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.90% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +28.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.43 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-16.62% +2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
854 960 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.27% 16.86% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 661 685
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.69 £81.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 27 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 19 (70.37%) Windows
4 14 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (40.74%) VMware
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 8 (29.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
9 7 (25.93%) IIS
10 6 (22.22%) Banking
11 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (18.52%) Clustering
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
11 5 (18.52%) Symantec
11 5 (18.52%) ITIL
11 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
12 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 4 (14.81%) SQL
12 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
12 4 (14.81%) Lync
12 4 (14.81%) Migration
12 4 (14.81%) SCCM
12 4 (14.81%) SCOM
13 3 (11.11%) NetScaler

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 27 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (29.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (25.93%) IIS
5 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
5 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (14.81%) Lync
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) FTP
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Messaging Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.11%) Messaging Support Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) FIX Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Process Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Information Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCEA
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.70%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
1 4 (14.81%) SCOM
2 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
1 11 (40.74%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) Symantec
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) Lumension
6 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.70%) AppSense
6 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Sophos
6 1 (3.70%) Websense
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) EMC