The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5 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 5.5
Rank 424 415 417
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.016% 0.008%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.087% 0.085% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £190 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +28.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £115
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £12.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+104.16% -39.24%
Exchange Server 5.5
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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 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 5.5
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 5.5 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Exchange Server 5.5
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the London region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Daily Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 5.5
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the London region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Exchange Server 5.5
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 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (57.14%) IXOS
3 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
3 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (57.14%) Legal
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) HPUX
5 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Sun
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) X.500
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) Samba

Exchange Server 5.5
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 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Legal
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (28.57%) HPUX
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) openSUSE
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Samba
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (14.29%) WMI
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Symantec
2 4 (57.14%) IXOS
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense