The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank 570 547 553
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.010% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.099% 0.060% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£256 £345 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.72% +126.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £340 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £183
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £360 £115
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +213.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
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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
9093 8384 9445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.16% 17.27% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5468 4987 5481
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 357 453
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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
West Midlands -16 1 £263 -23.91%
East of England - - - - 1
South East - - - -
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Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) MS Office
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Symantec
7 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 3 (25.00%) IXOS
8 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Legal
8 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (25.00%) SLA
8 3 (25.00%) CA
8 3 (25.00%) Unicenter
8 3 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
8 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) IIS
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) X.500
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) openSUSE
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE
6 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) Samba
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Unicenter
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) IXOS
3 3 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) Sun
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Apple