The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 73 64 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 1.03% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.39% 5.38% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £100 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £100 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £100 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £23.49 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +95.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
236 186 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.67% 19.08% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 86 137
Average daily rate £345 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £154 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.97 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +52.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Exchange Server 2003
North West

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Exchange Server 2003
North West

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (58.82%) MCSE
7 9 (52.94%) Citrix
8 8 (47.06%) CCNA
8 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (47.06%) Firewall
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (41.18%) Finance
9 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (35.29%) MCITP
11 5 (29.41%) LAN
11 5 (29.41%) WAN
11 5 (29.41%) DHCP
11 5 (29.41%) DNS
12 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (23.53%) MCP
12 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
12 4 (23.53%) Web Services
12 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
12 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (23.53%) MCTS
13 3 (17.65%) Migration

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 17 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (58.82%) MCSE
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) MCITP
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) MCTS
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) MetaFrame
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp