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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 331 301 224
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -77
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 88 118 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.47% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.94% 2.58% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 133
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£278 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £448 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 34
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.70 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £32.40 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.72% -1.57%
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
4531 4572 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.63% 18.05% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2975 2985 3093
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 109 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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
City of London -2 16 £225 -36.84% 7
Hayes - 2 - -
Croydon +1 1 £355 +21.36% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 172 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 149 (86.63%) Windows
3 118 (68.60%) Active Directory
4 104 (60.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 98 (56.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 90 (52.33%) Microsoft
7 87 (50.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (47.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (40.70%) VMware
10 68 (39.53%) Windows XP
11 58 (33.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 58 (33.72%) Windows 7
12 51 (29.65%) Citrix
13 47 (27.33%) DNS
14 46 (26.74%) DHCP
14 46 (26.74%) Cisco
15 45 (26.16%) MCSE
16 43 (25.00%) MS Excel
17 38 (22.09%) MS Office
18 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (20.35%) WAN
20 32 (18.60%) LAN
21 29 (16.86%) MCITP
22 28 (16.28%) SAN
23 27 (15.70%) TCP/IP
23 27 (15.70%) Firewall
24 26 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
25 24 (13.95%) Symantec
25 24 (13.95%) Blackberry

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 172 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 104 (60.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (56.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (10.47%) SharePoint
6 17 (9.88%) Lync
7 13 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (5.23%) IIS
9 5 (2.91%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 43 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 38 (22.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.58%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.33%) DNS
2 46 (26.74%) DHCP
3 35 (20.35%) WAN
4 32 (18.60%) LAN
5 28 (16.28%) SAN
6 27 (15.70%) TCP/IP
6 27 (15.70%) Firewall
7 21 (12.21%) Wireless
8 15 (8.72%) VPN
9 11 (6.40%) VoIP
10 6 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.49%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.91%) Internet
12 3 (1.74%) Intranet
12 3 (1.74%) SMTP
13 2 (1.16%) X.500
13 2 (1.16%) NAS
13 2 (1.16%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.16%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 16 (9.30%) French Language
1 16 (9.30%) Spanish Language
2 15 (8.72%) Advertising
3 14 (8.14%) Marketing
3 14 (8.14%) Mandarin Language
4 11 (6.40%) Finance
5 8 (4.65%) Retail
6 6 (3.49%) Legal
7 4 (2.33%) Law
8 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.16%) Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Front Office
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.58%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 33 (19.19%) Support Engineer
2 25 (14.53%) Analyst
3 23 (13.37%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (11.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 16 (9.30%) Desktop Support
6 15 (8.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.98%) Technical Support
7 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Messaging Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Consultant
9 8 (4.65%) IT Support
10 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Consultant
10 7 (4.07%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.49%) Administrator
11 6 (3.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.58%) .NET
1 1 (0.58%) COM
1 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.95%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.65%) Clustering
3 5 (2.91%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.33%) NHS
5 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.16%) iPhone
5 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.58%) iPad
6 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.58%) CESG
6 1 (0.58%) CCTV
6 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 149 (86.63%) Windows
2 87 (50.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (47.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (39.53%) Windows XP
5 58 (33.72%) Windows 7
6 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.81%) Windows Vista
8 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.33%) Linux
10 3 (1.74%) UNIX
11 2 (1.16%) HPUX
11 2 (1.16%) Solaris
11 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.16%) Android
12 1 (0.58%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE
12 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.95%) Migration
2 15 (8.72%) ITIL
3 9 (5.23%) Change Management
4 4 (2.33%) Service Management
5 3 (1.74%) Service Delivery
5 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2
5 3 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (1.74%) Business Continuity
5 3 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (1.74%) Time Management
5 3 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (1.74%) Project Management
6 2 (1.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (1.16%) Document Management
6 2 (1.16%) Load Balancing
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Management
7 1 (0.58%) Workflow
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (0.58%) High Availability
7 1 (0.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.79%) SQL
2 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.91%) VBScript
4 4 (2.33%) VB
5 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (33.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (26.16%) MCSE
3 29 (16.86%) MCITP
4 21 (12.21%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.72%) Degree
6 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.98%) CCNA
7 11 (6.40%) MCTS
8 10 (5.81%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.81%) MCP
9 7 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.49%) CCNP
10 6 (3.49%) CCA
10 6 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.91%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.33%) MCSA
13 2 (1.16%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (68.60%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.72%) XenApp
5 9 (5.23%) vSphere
6 8 (4.65%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.07%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.49%) XenServer
9 5 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.16%) Samba
11 1 (0.58%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) SCCM
2 14 (8.14%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.23%) SCOM
4 6 (3.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.91%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.74%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.16%) SCSM
8 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.58%) WMI
8 1 (0.58%) WSUS
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 90 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 70 (40.70%) VMware
3 51 (29.65%) Citrix
4 46 (26.74%) Cisco
5 24 (13.95%) Symantec
6 22 (12.79%) SolarWinds
7 19 (11.05%) HP
8 11 (6.40%) EMC
9 10 (5.81%) Dell
9 10 (5.81%) Avaya
9 10 (5.81%) NetApp
10 8 (4.65%) Apple
10 8 (4.65%) Juniper
10 8 (4.65%) Kaspersky
11 7 (4.07%) Meru Networks
12 5 (2.91%) F5
12 5 (2.91%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.91%) Oracle
13 4 (2.33%) CA
14 3 (1.74%) Intel
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