The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 150 135 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 8 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.18% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.30% 1.08% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate £250 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £338 £246
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +37.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +10.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +26.31%
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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
617 554 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 16.94% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 297 211
Average daily rate £375 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire +4 5 £261 -2.79%
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -16 1 £105 - 3
Exchange Server 2003
England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (72.73%) MS Office
5 7 (63.64%) Office 365
5 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
6 6 (54.55%) XenDesktop
6 6 (54.55%) DHCP
6 6 (54.55%) Citrix
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (54.55%) DNS
6 6 (54.55%) VMware
7 5 (45.45%) Symantec
7 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (45.45%) IronPort
7 5 (45.45%) ITIL
7 5 (45.45%) HP
7 5 (45.45%) VoIP
7 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
7 5 (45.45%) SQL
7 5 (45.45%) MCSE
7 5 (45.45%) XenApp
7 5 (45.45%) vSphere

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (81.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Messaging Support
2 3 (27.27%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) VMS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCEA
4 1 (9.09%) CCEE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) XenDesktop
3 5 (45.45%) Brightmail
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) vSphere
3 5 (45.45%) XenApp
4 4 (36.36%) XenServer
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) IronPort
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) Compaq
4 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 4 (36.36%) ThinPrint
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
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