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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 370 287 283
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -4
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 228 308 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.47% 3.62% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 151 111
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£300 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 83
Average hourly rate £21.38 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.41% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £181.50 £31.00 £23.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
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
9244 8516 8147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.29% 18.00% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6073 5301 4679
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 366 424
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
London -22 87 £325 +8.33% 27
South East -35 76 £350 +5.66% 12
Yorkshire -28 14 £293 +21.87% 5
South West -42 14 £115 -75.53% 5
West Midlands +4 13 £248 -28.26% 4
East of England -20 11 £213 -18.26% 3
North West -16 5 £200 -33.33% 7
North East -28 5 - - 4
East Midlands +5 1 £100 - 2
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 487 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 424 (87.06%) Windows
3 350 (71.87%) Active Directory
4 277 (56.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 274 (56.26%) Microsoft
6 266 (54.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 234 (48.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 227 (46.61%) VMware
9 200 (41.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 168 (34.50%) Windows XP
11 137 (28.13%) Citrix
12 135 (27.72%) Windows 7
13 127 (26.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 126 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 123 (25.26%) Security Cleared
16 119 (24.44%) DNS
17 118 (24.23%) MS Excel
18 112 (23.00%) ITIL
19 106 (21.77%) DHCP
20 96 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
21 95 (19.51%) MS Office
22 90 (18.48%) HP
23 87 (17.86%) SC Cleared
24 85 (17.45%) MCSE
24 85 (17.45%) Blackberry
25 79 (16.22%) Hyper-V
26 77 (15.81%) Migration
26 77 (15.81%) SAN
27 71 (14.58%) Cisco
28 67 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 487 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 277 (56.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 200 (41.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 67 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (11.29%) SharePoint
6 46 (9.45%) Lync
7 38 (7.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (5.13%) IIS
9 15 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (1.64%) Live Communications Server
11 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.41%) SAS
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.21%) WorkSite
Applications
1 118 (24.23%) MS Excel
2 95 (19.51%) MS Office
3 8 (1.64%) MS Project
4 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Misys Midas
1 4 (0.82%) assyst
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.45%) Office 365
2 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (24.44%) DNS
2 106 (21.77%) DHCP
3 77 (15.81%) SAN
4 49 (10.06%) Firewall
5 47 (9.65%) TCP/IP
6 29 (5.95%) Wireless
7 28 (5.75%) LAN
8 25 (5.13%) WAN
9 24 (4.93%) VLAN
10 22 (4.52%) VPN
11 20 (4.11%) NAS
12 17 (3.49%) NetScaler
13 13 (2.67%) VoIP
14 7 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.03%) Multicast
15 5 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.03%) FTP
15 5 (1.03%) Internet
16 4 (0.82%) DMZ
16 4 (0.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (0.62%) EDMS
6 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 28 (5.75%) Finance
2 17 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.29%) Advertising
3 16 (3.29%) Marketing
4 10 (2.05%) Banking
5 9 (1.85%) Law
5 9 (1.85%) Legal
6 7 (1.44%) Retail
7 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.23%) French Language
7 6 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
9 4 (0.82%) German Language
10 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.62%) Front Office
10 3 (0.62%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (18.48%) Support Engineer
2 82 (16.84%) Analyst
3 67 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 52 (10.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 51 (10.47%) Support Analyst
6 39 (8.01%) Desktop Support
7 38 (7.80%) Systems Engineer
8 35 (7.19%) Consultant
9 32 (6.57%) Server Engineer
10 29 (5.95%) Administrator
11 27 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 25 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 22 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
14 21 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 19 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
15 19 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
16 18 (3.70%) Exchange Engineer
17 16 (3.29%) Team Leader
17 16 (3.29%) Desktop Analyst
18 15 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.82%) Web Services
2 3 (0.62%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.41%) .NET
3 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.41%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.21%) XML
4 1 (0.21%) COM
4 1 (0.21%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.45%) Blackberry
2 36 (7.39%) Clustering
3 32 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.11%) Replication
5 14 (2.87%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.87%) PDA
5 14 (2.87%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.23%) NHS
8 6 (1.23%) CESG
9 3 (0.62%) Statistics
9 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.41%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.41%) iPhone
10 2 (0.41%) iPad
11 1 (0.21%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.21%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 424 (87.06%) Windows
2 266 (54.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 234 (48.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 168 (34.50%) Windows XP
5 135 (27.72%) Windows 7
6 96 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (9.03%) Windows 8
8 24 (4.93%) Windows Vista
9 17 (3.49%) Linux
9 17 (3.49%) UNIX
10 13 (2.67%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.62%) Android
13 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.21%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (23.00%) ITIL
2 77 (15.81%) Migration
3 32 (6.57%) Change Management
4 30 (6.16%) Service Management
5 27 (5.54%) Service Delivery
6 20 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 16 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (2.87%) ITIL V3
10 13 (2.67%) Project Management
11 11 (2.26%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.05%) High Availability
13 9 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (1.85%) Line Management
14 8 (1.64%) Change Control
15 7 (1.44%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (1.44%) Mentoring
15 7 (1.44%) Time Management
15 7 (1.44%) Business Continuity
15 7 (1.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.35%) SQL
2 54 (11.09%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.11%) VBScript
4 17 (3.49%) VB
5 8 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.23%) C
7 3 (0.62%) VBA
8 1 (0.21%) VB6
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (26.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (25.26%) Security Cleared
3 87 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 85 (17.45%) MCSE
5 53 (10.88%) MCP
6 39 (8.01%) DV Cleared
7 32 (6.57%) MCITP
8 19 (3.90%) MCTS
9 12 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (2.46%) CCNA
9 12 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.05%) CCA
11 10 (2.05%) Degree
12 6 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.23%) CCEA
13 5 (1.03%) MCSA
14 3 (0.62%) VCP5
14 3 (0.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.83%) SLA
2 4 (0.82%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 350 (71.87%) Active Directory
2 126 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 66 (13.55%) XenApp
5 52 (10.68%) vSphere
6 30 (6.16%) XenServer
7 28 (5.75%) VMware ESX
8 18 (3.70%) Terminal Services
9 16 (3.29%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.05%) Firmware
11 10 (2.05%) VMware Server
12 9 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.44%) vCloud
14 7 (1.44%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.03%) Xen
15 5 (1.03%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 65 (13.35%) Backup Exec
2 63 (12.94%) SCCM
3 32 (6.57%) SCOM
4 25 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (3.49%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.08%) HP SIM
6 15 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.46%) ARCserve
7 12 (2.46%) OVSD
8 9 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.44%) WSUS
9 7 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (1.23%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.23%) SCDPM
10 6 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.62%) WMI
12 3 (0.62%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 274 (56.26%) Microsoft
2 227 (46.61%) VMware
3 137 (28.13%) Citrix
4 90 (18.48%) HP
5 71 (14.58%) Cisco
6 62 (12.73%) Symantec
7 40 (8.21%) Sophos
8 30 (6.16%) McAfee
9 29 (5.95%) Dell
10 27 (5.54%) EMC
11 26 (5.34%) NetApp
12 24 (4.93%) Veeam
13 22 (4.52%) Lumension
14 17 (3.49%) Juniper
15 14 (2.87%) Apple
16 13 (2.67%) Kaspersky
16 13 (2.67%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.67%) Meru Networks
17 12 (2.46%) CA
18 11 (2.26%) Oracle
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