The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 336 285 260
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -25
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 50 116 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.29% 2.87% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 62 48
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£250 £253 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £280
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 32
Average hourly rate £71.00 £18.70 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+279.67% +24.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £12.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £195.00 £22.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Exchange Server 2003
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
3875 4041 3743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.74% 18.49% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2718 2439
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 135
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £34.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
City of London -1 13 £300 -14.28% 7
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 144 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 128 (88.89%) Windows
3 123 (85.42%) Active Directory
4 89 (61.81%) VMware
4 89 (61.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 82 (56.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 76 (52.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (52.08%) Microsoft
8 71 (49.31%) Windows XP
9 59 (40.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 48 (33.33%) Citrix
12 45 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (25.69%) DNS
15 33 (22.92%) ITIL
16 31 (21.53%) DHCP
16 31 (21.53%) Windows 7
17 30 (20.83%) Hyper-V
18 29 (20.14%) Cisco
19 27 (18.75%) Migration
20 26 (18.06%) MCSE
21 25 (17.36%) PowerShell
22 24 (16.67%) Office 365
22 24 (16.67%) SAN
23 23 (15.97%) XenApp
24 22 (15.28%) SCCM
25 20 (13.89%) Finance
25 20 (13.89%) Veeam

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 144 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 89 (61.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (26.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (11.11%) Lync
7 13 (9.03%) IIS
7 13 (9.03%) SharePoint
8 9 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Office
2 12 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.47%) MS Project
3 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.69%) DNS
2 31 (21.53%) DHCP
3 24 (16.67%) SAN
4 19 (13.19%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.81%) Firewall
5 17 (11.81%) NetScaler
6 11 (7.64%) LAN
7 10 (6.94%) VPN
8 9 (6.25%) NAS
9 8 (5.56%) WAN
9 8 (5.56%) VLAN
10 6 (4.17%) FTP
11 3 (2.08%) Multicast
11 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.08%) DMZ
12 2 (1.39%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.69%) WLAN
13 1 (0.69%) SMTP
13 1 (0.69%) Internet
13 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Marketing
2 11 (7.64%) Advertising
2 11 (7.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Legal
4 6 (4.17%) Law
5 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (13.89%) Desktop Support
2 20 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (13.19%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) IT Support
9 5 (3.47%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Architect
10 4 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Platform Architect
10 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Replication
2 16 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 12 (8.33%) Clustering
4 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.86%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.86%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.47%) CESG
7 4 (2.78%) NHS
8 3 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.69%) Statistics
10 1 (0.69%) PDA
10 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 128 (88.89%) Windows
2 82 (56.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (52.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (49.31%) Windows XP
5 59 (40.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (21.53%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.39%) Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.92%) ITIL
2 27 (18.75%) Migration
3 17 (11.81%) Change Management
4 11 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.17%) Change Control
7 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.78%) Network Design
9 3 (2.08%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.39%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.39%) Process Management
10 2 (1.39%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.39%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.39%) Information Management
10 2 (1.39%) Asset Management
10 2 (1.39%) Network Architecture
10 2 (1.39%) Mentoring
11 1 (0.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (0.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.36%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.50%) SQL
3 9 (6.25%) VBScript
4 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (18.06%) MCSE
3 16 (11.11%) MCTS
4 11 (7.64%) MCITP
5 9 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.56%) CCA
6 8 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (5.56%) CCNA
6 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.86%) CCEA
8 6 (4.17%) MCP
9 4 (2.78%) CCNP
9 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.78%) Degree
10 3 (2.08%) VCP5
10 3 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (85.42%) Active Directory
2 51 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 23 (15.97%) XenApp
5 15 (10.42%) vSphere
6 12 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 10 (6.94%) XenServer
8 7 (4.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.47%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (15.28%) SCCM
2 13 (9.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (8.33%) SCOM
4 9 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (3.47%) SCDPM
6 5 (3.47%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.78%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 89 (61.81%) VMware
2 75 (52.08%) Microsoft
3 48 (33.33%) Citrix
4 29 (20.14%) Cisco
5 20 (13.89%) Veeam
6 17 (11.81%) Symantec
7 16 (11.11%) NetApp
8 14 (9.72%) HP
9 10 (6.94%) Sophos
10 9 (6.25%) Dell
10 9 (6.25%) EMC
11 8 (5.56%) Kaspersky
12 7 (4.86%) Bloomberg
13 6 (4.17%) McAfee
14 5 (3.47%) Lumension
14 5 (3.47%) Altiris
14 5 (3.47%) Avaya
14 5 (3.47%) AppSense
15 4 (2.78%) Veritas
16 3 (2.08%) MobileIron
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