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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 335 276 265
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -11
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 93 148 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 3.14% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 90 95
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £190 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £70.95 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -18.57%
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
4614 4719 4571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.73% 18.63% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3168 3213 2989
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 92 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 16 £270 -22.85% 4
Croydon -8 2 £355 +21.36%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 162 (86.17%) Windows
3 145 (77.13%) Active Directory
4 119 (63.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 113 (60.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 103 (54.79%) Microsoft
7 98 (52.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 92 (48.94%) Windows XP
10 84 (44.68%) VMware
11 63 (33.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 61 (32.45%) Windows 7
13 59 (31.38%) Citrix
14 56 (29.79%) DNS
15 54 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (27.66%) Cisco
17 51 (27.13%) DHCP
17 51 (27.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 42 (22.34%) MS Excel
19 41 (21.81%) MS Office
20 39 (20.74%) MCSE
20 39 (20.74%) Exchange Server 2013
21 37 (19.68%) Migration
22 34 (18.09%) SAN
23 33 (17.55%) Firewall
24 32 (17.02%) TCP/IP
24 32 (17.02%) Hyper-V
25 30 (15.96%) Symantec
26 29 (15.43%) WAN
26 29 (15.43%) LAN

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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
1 188 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 119 (63.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 113 (60.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 39 (20.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (11.17%) Lync
6 18 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (7.98%) SharePoint
8 10 (5.32%) IIS
9 7 (3.72%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (22.34%) MS Excel
2 41 (21.81%) MS Office
3 7 (3.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.19%) MS Project
5 4 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.53%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.53%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.57%) Office 365
2 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (29.79%) DNS
2 51 (27.13%) DHCP
3 34 (18.09%) SAN
4 33 (17.55%) Firewall
5 32 (17.02%) TCP/IP
6 29 (15.43%) WAN
6 29 (15.43%) LAN
7 19 (10.11%) Wireless
7 19 (10.11%) NetScaler
8 18 (9.57%) VPN
9 9 (4.79%) NAS
10 7 (3.72%) VLAN
11 6 (3.19%) VoIP
12 5 (2.66%) FTP
12 5 (2.66%) Internet
13 4 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.60%) Multicast
14 3 (1.60%) DMZ
14 3 (1.60%) Intranet
15 2 (1.06%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.06%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 21 (11.17%) Advertising
2 20 (10.64%) Marketing
3 19 (10.11%) Finance
4 13 (6.91%) Spanish Language
4 13 (6.91%) French Language
5 12 (6.38%) Mandarin Language
6 9 (4.79%) Law
7 8 (4.26%) Legal
7 8 (4.26%) Retail
8 4 (2.13%) Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) Front Office
11 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.53%) German Language
11 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.53%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.96%) Support Engineer
2 28 (14.89%) Systems Engineer
3 27 (14.36%) Analyst
4 23 (12.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (9.57%) Desktop Support
7 16 (8.51%) Support Analyst
8 14 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (6.38%) Technical Support
9 12 (6.38%) Consultant
10 10 (5.32%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Consultant
11 7 (3.72%) Messaging Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) Server Engineer
13 5 (2.66%) Administrator
13 5 (2.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) .NET
2 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.30%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.98%) Replication
3 9 (4.79%) Clustering
3 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.19%) CESG
5 4 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.06%) NHS
7 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.06%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) CCTV
8 1 (0.53%) Statistics
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 162 (86.17%) Windows
2 98 (52.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (48.94%) Windows XP
5 61 (32.45%) Windows 7
6 51 (27.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.38%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.26%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.66%) Linux
11 4 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.60%) UNIX
13 2 (1.06%) HPUX
13 2 (1.06%) Solaris
13 2 (1.06%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.53%) SUSE
14 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.68%) Migration
2 26 (13.83%) ITIL
3 15 (7.98%) Change Management
4 8 (4.26%) Configuration Management
4 8 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (3.19%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.13%) Business Continuity
6 4 (2.13%) Network Design
6 4 (2.13%) Change Control
7 3 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.60%) Time Management
7 3 (1.60%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.60%) Information Management
7 3 (1.60%) Project Management
7 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.06%) Service Management
8 2 (1.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.06%) Document Management
8 2 (1.06%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.23%) SQL
2 21 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.32%) VBScript
4 8 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.13%) VB
6 2 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (33.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (20.74%) MCSE
3 22 (11.70%) Security Cleared
4 21 (11.17%) MCITP
5 15 (7.98%) MCTS
6 14 (7.45%) Degree
7 10 (5.32%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.26%) MCP
8 8 (4.26%) CCNA
9 5 (2.66%) CCA
9 5 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.13%) CCNP
11 3 (1.60%) CCEA
12 1 (0.53%) MCSA
12 1 (0.53%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.53%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (77.13%) Active Directory
2 54 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.02%) Hyper-V
4 25 (13.30%) XenApp
5 17 (9.04%) vSphere
6 11 (5.85%) XenServer
7 8 (4.26%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.66%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.06%) Samba
12 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.53%) Firmware
12 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (13.30%) SCCM
2 15 (7.98%) SCOM
2 15 (7.98%) Backup Exec
3 13 (6.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.19%) SCVMM
4 6 (3.19%) SCDPM
4 6 (3.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.66%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.53%) WMI
8 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (54.79%) Microsoft
2 84 (44.68%) VMware
3 59 (31.38%) Citrix
4 52 (27.66%) Cisco
5 30 (15.96%) Symantec
6 22 (11.70%) HP
7 20 (10.64%) SolarWinds
8 18 (9.57%) Veeam
9 15 (7.98%) Kaspersky
9 15 (7.98%) NetApp
10 13 (6.91%) EMC
11 12 (6.38%) Avaya
12 9 (4.79%) Dell
12 9 (4.79%) Sophos
13 8 (4.26%) Juniper
13 8 (4.26%) Apple
14 7 (3.72%) McAfee
14 7 (3.72%) Meru Networks
15 6 (3.19%) Lumension
15 6 (3.19%) Bloomberg
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