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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 337 301 224
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -77
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 92 127 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.51% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 2.81% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 78 130
Average daily rate
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£281 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 27
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £24.80 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -15.94%
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
4555 4512 4645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.62% 18.23% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3054 2981 2991
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 104 163
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £59.00 £42.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 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 18 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 -33.82% 10
Croydon -4 2 £355 +21.36%
Bromley - 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 177 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 154 (87.01%) Windows
3 124 (70.06%) Active Directory
4 111 (62.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (59.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 99 (55.93%) Microsoft
7 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (41.81%) Windows XP
9 74 (41.81%) VMware
10 61 (34.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (33.90%) Windows 7
12 51 (28.81%) DNS
13 50 (28.25%) Citrix
14 49 (27.68%) Cisco
15 48 (27.12%) DHCP
16 44 (24.86%) MCSE
17 43 (24.29%) MS Excel
18 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (21.47%) MS Office
20 35 (19.77%) WAN
21 31 (17.51%) LAN
21 31 (17.51%) SAN
21 31 (17.51%) Firewall
21 31 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
22 29 (16.38%) TCP/IP
22 29 (16.38%) Migration
23 27 (15.25%) MCITP
24 26 (14.69%) Symantec

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 177 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 111 (62.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (59.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 31 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (10.73%) Lync
6 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
7 13 (7.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (6.21%) IIS
9 7 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 38 (21.47%) MS Office
3 4 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.56%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.34%) Office 365
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (28.81%) DNS
2 48 (27.12%) DHCP
3 35 (19.77%) WAN
4 31 (17.51%) LAN
4 31 (17.51%) SAN
4 31 (17.51%) Firewall
5 29 (16.38%) TCP/IP
6 20 (11.30%) Wireless
7 17 (9.60%) VPN
8 10 (5.65%) VoIP
9 7 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.95%) NetScaler
10 6 (3.39%) Internet
11 5 (2.82%) NAS
12 4 (2.26%) VLAN
13 3 (1.69%) Multicast
13 3 (1.69%) DMZ
13 3 (1.69%) Intranet
14 2 (1.13%) X.500
14 2 (1.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.13%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 19 (10.73%) Advertising
2 18 (10.17%) Marketing
3 16 (9.04%) French Language
3 16 (9.04%) Spanish Language
4 14 (7.91%) Mandarin Language
5 11 (6.21%) Finance
6 8 (4.52%) Retail
7 7 (3.95%) Legal
8 5 (2.82%) Law
9 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.13%) Banking
11 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.56%) Front Office
11 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.56%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.56%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 30 (16.95%) Support Engineer
2 28 (15.82%) Systems Engineer
3 26 (14.69%) Analyst
4 18 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (9.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.04%) Desktop Support
6 16 (9.04%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.78%) Technical Support
8 11 (6.21%) Consultant
9 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Messaging Engineer
12 7 (3.95%) IT Support
12 7 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Consultant
13 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (3.39%) Administrator
13 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.13%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.56%) Blackberry
2 14 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.08%) Clustering
4 7 (3.95%) Replication
5 5 (2.82%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.69%) NHS
8 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.13%) CESG
8 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.13%) iPhone
8 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) iPad
9 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.56%) CCTV
9 1 (0.56%) Statistics
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 154 (87.01%) Windows
2 90 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (41.81%) Windows XP
5 60 (33.90%) Windows 7
6 41 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.65%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.08%) Windows Vista
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.26%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.26%) Linux
11 3 (1.69%) UNIX
12 2 (1.13%) HPUX
12 2 (1.13%) Solaris
12 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.13%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.56%) SUSE
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Migration
2 19 (10.73%) ITIL
3 12 (6.78%) Change Management
4 4 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (2.26%) Service Management
4 4 (2.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (2.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (1.69%) Project Management
5 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (1.69%) Business Continuity
5 3 (1.69%) Time Management
5 3 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.13%) Information Management
6 2 (1.13%) Document Management
6 2 (1.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.13%) Change Control
6 2 (1.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (0.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.12%) SQL
2 12 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.39%) VBScript
4 4 (2.26%) VB
4 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.13%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (34.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (24.86%) MCSE
3 27 (15.25%) MCITP
4 19 (10.73%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.47%) Degree
6 10 (5.65%) MCTS
6 10 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.65%) CCNA
7 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.52%) MCP
9 5 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.26%) MCSA
10 4 (2.26%) CCNP
10 4 (2.26%) CCA
10 4 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.13%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (70.06%) Active Directory
2 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.47%) XenApp
5 12 (6.78%) vSphere
6 9 (5.08%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.95%) XenServer
8 6 (3.39%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.13%) Samba
11 1 (0.56%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.30%) SCCM
2 16 (9.04%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.08%) SCOM
4 6 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.82%) ARCserve
5 5 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.13%) SCSM
7 2 (1.13%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.56%) WMI
8 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (41.81%) VMware
3 50 (28.25%) Citrix
4 49 (27.68%) Cisco
5 26 (14.69%) Symantec
6 22 (12.43%) SolarWinds
7 19 (10.73%) HP
8 14 (7.91%) Dell
9 12 (6.78%) Avaya
10 11 (6.21%) EMC
10 11 (6.21%) Kaspersky
11 9 (5.08%) NetApp
12 8 (4.52%) Juniper
12 8 (4.52%) Apple
13 7 (3.95%) Veeam
13 7 (3.95%) Meru Networks
14 5 (2.82%) F5
14 5 (2.82%) SonicWALL
14 5 (2.82%) Oracle
15 4 (2.26%) CA
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