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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 118 124 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 21 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.40% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.16% 2.28% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £244 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -15.94%
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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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
505 527 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.91% 17.71% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 240 375
Average daily rate £340 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.02 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -9.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.34 £34.70 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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
Lancashire - 11 £300 -
Cheshire +9 6 £140 -37.77% 1
Manchester -9 3 £320 +287.87%
Cumbria -6 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 50 (94.34%) Windows
3 44 (83.02%) Active Directory
4 43 (81.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (79.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (75.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
8 27 (50.94%) VMware
9 26 (49.06%) SharePoint
10 23 (43.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (35.85%) Citrix
12 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
12 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (32.08%) IIS
13 17 (32.08%) HP
14 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
15 15 (28.30%) DNS
15 15 (28.30%) DHCP
16 14 (26.42%) SQL
17 12 (22.64%) Cyber-Ark
18 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
18 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
19 10 (18.87%) XenApp
20 9 (16.98%) XenServer
20 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 8 (15.09%) HP Data Protector
22 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 7 (13.21%) SAN
22 7 (13.21%) Symantec
23 6 (11.32%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (81.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (49.06%) SharePoint
4 23 (43.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (32.08%) IIS
6 6 (11.32%) Lync
7 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) DNS
1 15 (28.30%) DHCP
2 7 (13.21%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) Wireless
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) SMTP
5 1 (1.89%) ADSL
5 1 (1.89%) Broadband
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
1 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (9.43%) Analyst
1 5 (9.43%) Team Leader
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 4 (7.55%) Administrator
2 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (7.55%) Consultant
2 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
2 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) Systems Support
3 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (5.66%) Tester
3 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (3.77%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Wiki
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 50 (94.34%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (75.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (33.96%) Windows XP
4 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.32%) Linux
7 4 (7.55%) UNIX
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Project Management
2 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL
4 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.89%) Migration
6 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.89%) Information Security
6 1 (1.89%) CRM
6 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.89%) Release Management
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.32%) C
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (7.55%) MCITP
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) MCSA
5 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.77%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (83.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) XenApp
3 9 (16.98%) XenServer
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.66%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (11.32%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.94%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Citrix
4 17 (32.08%) HP
5 12 (22.64%) Cyber-Ark
6 7 (13.21%) Symantec
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.66%) IronPort
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) F5
9 2 (3.77%) Apple
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco
9 2 (3.77%) Juniper
9 2 (3.77%) EMC
9 2 (3.77%) NetApp
9 2 (3.77%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.89%) ScanSafe
10 1 (1.89%) Siebel
10 1 (1.89%) Informatica
10 1 (1.89%) IBM