The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 North West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 112 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 23 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.66% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 3.60% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 13
Average daily rate
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£270 £226 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% +10.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £168 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -19.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.23 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-21.62% -14.93%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
450 500 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.86% 18.27% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 231 370
Average daily rate £325 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Exchange Server 2003
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cheshire +11 12 £225 -4.25% 1
Lancashire - 5 £270 -
Manchester -4 3 £320 +287.87% 5
Merseyside - - - - 2
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 46 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 45 (97.83%) Windows
3 39 (84.78%) Active Directory
4 37 (80.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (76.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
8 23 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (50.00%) VMware
9 22 (47.83%) SharePoint
10 18 (39.13%) IIS
10 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
12 15 (32.61%) HP
12 15 (32.61%) Citrix
13 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
13 13 (28.26%) DHCP
13 13 (28.26%) DNS
14 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
14 12 (26.09%) Cyber-Ark
15 10 (21.74%) SQL
15 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
16 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (17.39%) SAN
18 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
18 7 (15.22%) Symantec
18 7 (15.22%) Linux
18 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
18 7 (15.22%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 46 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 35 (76.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (47.83%) SharePoint
5 18 (39.13%) IIS
6 7 (15.22%) Lync
7 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DHCP
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) SAN
3 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 3 (6.52%) VoIP
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) SMTP
6 1 (2.17%) ADSL
6 1 (2.17%) Broadband
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (10.87%) Administrator
1 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (10.87%) Analyst
2 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
2 4 (8.70%) Consultant
2 4 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Support
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Tester
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Wiki
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (97.83%) Windows
2 37 (80.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 7 (15.22%) Linux
8 4 (8.70%) UNIX
8 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) ITIL
1 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (4.35%) Project Management
3 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
3 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.17%) Release Management
4 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Migration
4 1 (2.17%) CRM
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.70%) C
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (8.70%) MCITP
3 3 (6.52%) MCSA
3 3 (6.52%) MCP
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (84.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
4 6 (13.04%) XenApp
5 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.70%) XenServer
6 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.52%) Brightmail
7 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.17%) SCCM
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) VMware
3 15 (32.61%) HP
3 15 (32.61%) Citrix
4 12 (26.09%) Cyber-Ark
5 7 (15.22%) Symantec
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.52%) IronPort
8 2 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.35%) Meru Networks
8 2 (4.35%) EMC
8 2 (4.35%) Juniper
8 2 (4.35%) Informatica
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) Siebel
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco
8 2 (4.35%) Open Text
9 1 (2.17%) Infor
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