The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5 over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank 552 515 560
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +45
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.018%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.057% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £350 £220 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £204 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £694 £364 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.54 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 - £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.71 - £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.54 - £15.50
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8844 7556 9097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.22% 17.50% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5463 4337 5046
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 391 415
Average hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Exchange Server 5.5
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Exchange Server 5.5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 5.5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Exchange Server 5.5
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the England region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Daily Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 5.5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Exchange Server 5.5 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 5.5
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the England region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Exchange Server 5.5
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Exchange Server 5.5 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Exchange Server 5.5
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 5.5 within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
South East -17 2 £295 -4.83%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - - - -
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Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5.

1 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (53.85%) ITIL
5 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
5 7 (53.85%) SAN
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (46.15%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (38.46%) NAS
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (38.46%) Service Management
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) Migration
8 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco
8 4 (30.77%) NFS
8 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) QA
8 4 (30.77%) Retail
8 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 4 (30.77%) Office 365
8 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) Banking
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) Network Management
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) MS Office

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) NAS
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) SMTP
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) X.400
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) X.500
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (7.69%) RIP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Front Office
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) NFS
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Samba
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) MOM
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam