The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 407 312 268
Rank change year-on-year
-95 -44
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 161 254 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.87% 3.14% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 106 112
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£338 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £179 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 75
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.70 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £87.50 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
Exchange Server 2003
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8620 8084 7369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.67% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5360 4820 4225
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 298 375
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.72 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
South East -31 58 £390 +30.00% 13
London -54 46 £275 +10.00% 19
East of England +1 13 £375 +59.57% 6
Yorkshire -24 12 £269 +19.44% 5
West Midlands -4 10 £225 -39.18% 2
North West -25 7 £325 +23.80% 9
North East -1 4 - -
South West -36 4 £463 +22.51% 9
East Midlands -7 3 £675 - 1
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 396 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 347 (87.63%) Windows
3 267 (67.42%) Active Directory
4 230 (58.08%) Microsoft
5 218 (55.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 217 (54.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 190 (47.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 178 (44.95%) VMware
9 155 (39.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 118 (29.80%) Windows XP
11 107 (27.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 103 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 101 (25.51%) ITIL
14 100 (25.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 99 (25.00%) Windows 7
16 94 (23.74%) Citrix
17 93 (23.48%) Security Cleared
18 82 (20.71%) MCSE
18 82 (20.71%) Migration
19 79 (19.95%) MS Excel
20 78 (19.70%) DNS
21 74 (18.69%) SC Cleared
22 68 (17.17%) DHCP
23 67 (16.92%) Hyper-V
24 64 (16.16%) Blackberry
25 62 (15.66%) SQL Server
26 55 (13.89%) MS Office
26 55 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
27 54 (13.64%) HP
28 53 (13.38%) SAN

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 396 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 217 (54.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 155 (39.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 55 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (11.62%) Lync
6 45 (11.36%) SharePoint
7 43 (10.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (6.31%) IIS
9 14 (3.54%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.53%) Live Communications Server
11 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 3 (0.76%) SAS
14 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
Applications
1 79 (19.95%) MS Excel
2 55 (13.89%) MS Office
3 7 (1.77%) MS Project
4 5 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.36%) Office 365
2 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (19.70%) DNS
2 68 (17.17%) DHCP
3 53 (13.38%) SAN
4 40 (10.10%) TCP/IP
5 33 (8.33%) Firewall
6 19 (4.80%) LAN
7 18 (4.55%) VPN
7 18 (4.55%) VLAN
8 16 (4.04%) NetScaler
9 15 (3.79%) NAS
10 14 (3.54%) WAN
11 8 (2.02%) FTP
12 7 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.52%) VoIP
13 6 (1.52%) Internet
14 5 (1.26%) Wireless
15 4 (1.01%) SMTP
16 3 (0.76%) MPLS
16 3 (0.76%) Multicast
16 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (0.51%) EDMS
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MSI
1 2 (0.51%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (8.33%) Finance
2 13 (3.28%) Banking
3 11 (2.78%) Marketing
3 11 (2.78%) Advertising
4 10 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.27%) Legal
6 8 (2.02%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (15.91%) Support Engineer
2 55 (13.89%) Analyst
3 49 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (9.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 37 (9.34%) Server Engineer
6 31 (7.83%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.82%) Desktop Support
8 26 (6.57%) Consultant
8 26 (6.57%) Exchange Engineer
9 25 (6.31%) Messaging Engineer
10 20 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
13 15 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
14 12 (3.03%) Messaging Support Engineer
14 12 (3.03%) Team Leader
15 11 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
15 11 (2.78%) Architect
15 11 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.26%) .NET
1 5 (1.26%) Web Services
2 3 (0.76%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.51%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.16%) Blackberry
2 46 (11.62%) Clustering
3 28 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.81%) Replication
5 10 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.26%) NHS
8 5 (1.26%) CESG
9 4 (1.01%) PDA
10 3 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.76%) PKI
10 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 347 (87.63%) Windows
2 218 (55.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 190 (47.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 118 (29.80%) Windows XP
5 100 (25.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 34 (8.59%) Windows 8
8 22 (5.56%) Windows Vista
9 17 (4.29%) Linux
10 10 (2.53%) UNIX
11 9 (2.27%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.25%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.51%) ITIL
2 82 (20.71%) Migration
3 30 (7.58%) Change Management
4 27 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 25 (6.31%) Service Management
6 22 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 15 (3.79%) ITIL V3
8 14 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (3.28%) High Availability
9 13 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.03%) Configuration Management
11 11 (2.78%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.53%) Problem Management
13 9 (2.27%) Validation
13 9 (2.27%) Line Management
13 9 (2.27%) Change Control
14 8 (2.02%) Project Management
15 7 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (1.77%) Vulnerability Management
16 6 (1.52%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.88%) SQL
3 17 (4.29%) VB
4 15 (3.79%) VBScript
5 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.76%) C
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) VB6
8 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (27.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (23.48%) Security Cleared
3 82 (20.71%) MCSE
4 74 (18.69%) SC Cleared
5 46 (11.62%) MCP
6 28 (7.07%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.04%) MCTS
8 15 (3.79%) MCITP
9 13 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.03%) CCNA
11 11 (2.78%) CCA
12 6 (1.52%) Degree
12 6 (1.52%) CCEA
13 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.01%) MCSA
13 4 (1.01%) VCP4
14 3 (0.76%) VCP5
14 3 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.57%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 267 (67.42%) Active Directory
2 103 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 42 (10.61%) vSphere
5 41 (10.35%) XenApp
6 24 (6.06%) VMware ESX
7 17 (4.29%) Terminal Services
8 16 (4.04%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.78%) XenServer
10 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.27%) Firmware
12 6 (1.52%) Xen
12 6 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.26%) vCloud
14 3 (0.76%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (12.12%) SCCM
2 42 (10.61%) Backup Exec
3 20 (5.05%) SCOM
3 20 (5.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (2.53%) HP SIM
5 10 (2.53%) OVSD
6 9 (2.27%) ARCserve
7 8 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (1.77%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (1.52%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.52%) SCDPM
10 5 (1.26%) WSUS
11 4 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.76%) Unicenter
13 2 (0.51%) Nagios
13 2 (0.51%) WMI
14 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 230 (58.08%) Microsoft
2 178 (44.95%) VMware
3 94 (23.74%) Citrix
4 54 (13.64%) HP
5 51 (12.88%) Cisco
6 33 (8.33%) Symantec
7 30 (7.58%) McAfee
8 28 (7.07%) Sophos
9 22 (5.56%) NetApp
10 21 (5.30%) Veeam
10 21 (5.30%) Lumension
11 19 (4.80%) Dell
12 14 (3.54%) EMC
13 9 (2.27%) Proofpoint
14 8 (2.02%) Kaspersky
14 8 (2.02%) CA
15 6 (1.52%) Veritas
15 6 (1.52%) Remedy
15 6 (1.52%) Bloomberg
15 6 (1.52%) Altiris
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