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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 339 284 277
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -7
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 286 319 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.95% 3.69% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 162 158
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -22.22%
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
9695 8642 8963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.19% 18.04% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6156 5361 5137
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 354 439
Average hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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
South East -9 98 £318 -2.30% 17
London -53 95 £325 - 25
South West -34 24 £206 -41.07% 20
Yorkshire +7 20 £284 +3.18% 4
East of England -18 17 £244 +28.28% 5
West Midlands -6 15 £255 -26.08% 3
North West -7 15 £275 +22.22% 5
East Midlands +4 6 £100 - 2
North East - - - -
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 545 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 478 (87.71%) Windows
3 380 (69.72%) Active Directory
4 329 (60.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 310 (56.88%) Microsoft
6 305 (55.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 277 (50.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 243 (44.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 231 (42.39%) VMware
10 189 (34.68%) Windows XP
11 155 (28.44%) Windows 7
12 152 (27.89%) Citrix
13 138 (25.32%) DNS
14 137 (25.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 132 (24.22%) Security Cleared
16 131 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 130 (23.85%) MS Excel
18 129 (23.67%) DHCP
19 116 (21.28%) MS Office
20 114 (20.92%) ITIL
21 110 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
22 103 (18.90%) HP
23 101 (18.53%) Blackberry
24 98 (17.98%) SAN
25 96 (17.61%) Cisco
26 92 (16.88%) MCSE
27 91 (16.70%) SC Cleared
28 85 (15.60%) SQL Server
29 79 (14.50%) XenApp
30 78 (14.31%) SQL

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 545 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 329 (60.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 243 (44.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 70 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (12.29%) SharePoint
6 50 (9.17%) Lync
7 43 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 39 (7.16%) IIS
9 13 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (1.47%) Live Communications Server
11 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.37%) SAS
14 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 130 (23.85%) MS Excel
2 116 (21.28%) MS Office
3 10 (1.83%) MS Project
4 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) assyst
1 4 (0.73%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.52%) Office 365
2 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 138 (25.32%) DNS
2 129 (23.67%) DHCP
3 98 (17.98%) SAN
4 64 (11.74%) Firewall
5 61 (11.19%) TCP/IP
6 45 (8.26%) WAN
7 44 (8.07%) LAN
8 43 (7.89%) Wireless
9 31 (5.69%) NAS
10 27 (4.95%) VLAN
10 27 (4.95%) VPN
11 19 (3.49%) NetScaler
12 17 (3.12%) VoIP
13 11 (2.02%) Internet
14 9 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (0.92%) FTP
16 5 (0.92%) Multicast
16 5 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
17 4 (0.73%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (0.92%) EDMS
5 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (0.73%) Cognos Impromptu
7 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.37%) DataStage
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (5.87%) Finance
2 23 (4.22%) Advertising
3 22 (4.04%) Marketing
4 17 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.39%) Spanish Language
5 13 (2.39%) French Language
6 12 (2.20%) Mandarin Language
7 11 (2.02%) Law
8 10 (1.83%) Legal
8 10 (1.83%) Banking
9 9 (1.65%) Retail
10 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.73%) German Language
12 3 (0.55%) Front Office
13 2 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (18.35%) Support Engineer
2 91 (16.70%) Analyst
3 63 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (10.83%) 3rd Line Support
5 56 (10.28%) Support Analyst
6 49 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
7 40 (7.34%) Consultant
8 39 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (6.79%) Desktop Support
10 36 (6.61%) Administrator
11 31 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (5.14%) Server Engineer
13 24 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.85%) Technical Support
15 20 (3.67%) 1st Line Support
15 20 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 20 (3.67%) Messaging Engineer
16 16 (2.94%) Exchange Engineer
17 15 (2.75%) Desktop Analyst
17 15 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.55%) X-Windows
1 3 (0.55%) Application Packaging
1 3 (0.55%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.37%) Middleware
2 2 (0.37%) .NET
2 2 (0.37%) Web Services
3 1 (0.18%) XML
3 1 (0.18%) MAPI
3 1 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 101 (18.53%) Blackberry
2 35 (6.42%) Clustering
3 34 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.95%) Replication
5 18 (3.30%) PDA
6 17 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.10%) CESG
10 5 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.92%) iPhone
11 3 (0.55%) Statistics
11 3 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.55%) iPad
12 2 (0.37%) NHS
12 2 (0.37%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.18%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.18%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 478 (87.71%) Windows
2 305 (55.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 277 (50.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 189 (34.68%) Windows XP
5 155 (28.44%) Windows 7
6 110 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (8.44%) Windows 8
8 31 (5.69%) Windows Vista
9 27 (4.95%) UNIX
10 22 (4.04%) Linux
11 13 (2.39%) Windows 2000
11 13 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.73%) Android
13 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.37%) HPUX
15 2 (0.37%) Solaris
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (20.92%) ITIL
2 76 (13.94%) Migration
3 27 (4.95%) Change Management
4 26 (4.77%) Service Management
4 26 (4.77%) Service Delivery
5 18 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (2.39%) Incident Management
8 12 (2.20%) Project Management
8 12 (2.20%) Time Management
8 12 (2.20%) Change Control
9 10 (1.83%) ITIL V3
9 10 (1.83%) High Availability
9 10 (1.83%) Configuration Management
10 9 (1.65%) PRINCE2
10 9 (1.65%) Business Continuity
10 9 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (1.28%) Unit Testing
12 7 (1.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 78 (14.31%) SQL
2 54 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.30%) VBScript
4 14 (2.57%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.39%) VB
6 6 (1.10%) C
6 6 (1.10%) Perl
7 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.55%) VBA
9 2 (0.37%) Java
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 137 (25.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (24.22%) Security Cleared
3 92 (16.88%) MCSE
4 91 (16.70%) SC Cleared
5 54 (9.91%) MCP
6 45 (8.26%) MCITP
7 41 (7.52%) DV Cleared
8 19 (3.49%) MCTS
9 15 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.57%) Degree
11 13 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.39%) CCNA
12 8 (1.47%) MCSA
13 7 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.92%) CCA
15 4 (0.73%) CCNP
15 4 (0.73%) VCP5
16 3 (0.55%) CCEA
17 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.71%) SLA
2 4 (0.73%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) P3O
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 380 (69.72%) Active Directory
2 131 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (14.50%) XenApp
4 72 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 51 (9.36%) vSphere
6 36 (6.61%) XenServer
6 36 (6.61%) VMware ESX
7 18 (3.30%) Terminal Services
8 17 (3.12%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 11 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.83%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.47%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.28%) vCloud
12 7 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.10%) Firmware
14 5 (0.92%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 74 (13.58%) Backup Exec
2 70 (12.84%) SCCM
3 34 (6.24%) SCOM
4 28 (5.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 23 (4.22%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.75%) ARCserve
6 15 (2.75%) HP SIM
7 13 (2.39%) HP Data Protector
7 13 (2.39%) OVSD
8 9 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.47%) WSUS
10 7 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.10%) SCDPM
11 6 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (1.10%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.73%) Unicenter
13 3 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
14 2 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 310 (56.88%) Microsoft
2 231 (42.39%) VMware
3 152 (27.89%) Citrix
4 103 (18.90%) HP
5 96 (17.61%) Cisco
6 72 (13.21%) Symantec
7 36 (6.61%) Dell
8 31 (5.69%) EMC
9 30 (5.50%) Sophos
10 29 (5.32%) NetApp
11 24 (4.40%) Juniper
12 23 (4.22%) Apple
12 23 (4.22%) McAfee
13 22 (4.04%) SolarWinds
14 21 (3.85%) Veeam
15 20 (3.67%) Meru Networks
16 17 (3.12%) Lumension
17 16 (2.94%) Proofpoint
17 16 (2.94%) Avaya
18 15 (2.75%) Kaspersky
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