The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 68 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.11% 3.54% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
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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 Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
180 198 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.05% 19.58% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 103 81
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.61 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (66.67%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (50.00%) MCP
7 5 (41.67%) Citrix
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (41.67%) XenApp
8 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
8 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (33.33%) Symantec
8 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 4 (33.33%) MCSE
8 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (25.00%) Change Control
9 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (25.00%) IIS
9 3 (25.00%) MS Office

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) IIS
5 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) POP3
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) IMAP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) MCP
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSD
5 1 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (25.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Apple
7 1 (8.33%) HP