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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 63 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.40% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.14% 2.15% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£305 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £296 £293
% change year-on-year
-2.95% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.72% -1.57%
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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
176 186 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.42% 18.51% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 88 76
Average daily rate £381 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £8.11 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 9 (69.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (61.54%) VMware
7 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (46.15%) Citrix
8 6 (46.15%) MCP
9 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
9 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (38.46%) XenApp
9 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
10 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
10 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (30.77%) Symantec
10 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
10 4 (30.77%) MS Office
10 4 (30.77%) MCSE
11 3 (23.08%) IIS
11 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (69.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.69%) IMAP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) POP3
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) MCP
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) MCSD
5 1 (7.69%) MCDST
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) NetBackup
2 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
3 3 (23.08%) ARCserve
3 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) Symantec
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 1 (7.69%) HP