The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 234 172 142
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -30
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 35 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.76% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.13% 4.61% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 61
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £150 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £420 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.18 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -24.39%
Exchange Server 2003
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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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1641 1541 1531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.49% 16.49% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 865 831
Average daily rate £388 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £187 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 78 99
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £52.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
Hampshire -10 17 £390 +74.66% 1
West Sussex - 7 £420 - 1
Berkshire -17 5 £263 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire -36 3 £249 +30.92% 2
Surrey +2 2 £485 +321.73% 1
Oxfordshire -22 1 - -
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 84 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 72 (85.71%) Windows
3 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
4 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 47 (55.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 42 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 35 (41.67%) VMware
10 28 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 27 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
13 22 (26.19%) MCSE
14 21 (25.00%) ITIL
15 20 (23.81%) DNS
16 19 (22.62%) Migration
17 18 (21.43%) DHCP
17 18 (21.43%) MCP
18 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
19 16 (19.05%) Hyper-V
19 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
19 16 (19.05%) MS Excel
19 16 (19.05%) HP
20 15 (17.86%) Lync
21 12 (14.29%) Citrix
21 12 (14.29%) SAN
21 12 (14.29%) SQL
21 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
22 11 (13.10%) SQL Server

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 84 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (17.86%) Lync
5 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.57%) SAS
6 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.38%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Mimecast
2 4 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) DNS
2 18 (21.43%) DHCP
3 12 (14.29%) SAN
4 6 (7.14%) SMTP
5 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.76%) X.400
6 4 (4.76%) Firewall
6 4 (4.76%) VLAN
6 4 (4.76%) NAS
7 3 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.57%) X.500
7 3 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (3.57%) LAN
8 2 (2.38%) VoIP
9 1 (1.19%) MPLS
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) EDMS
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.19%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.57%) Military
2 1 (1.19%) Retail
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 12 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Architect
9 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) IT Support
10 2 (2.38%) Messaging Support Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.71%) Clustering
3 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Replication
5 4 (4.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Informatics
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 72 (85.71%) Windows
2 47 (55.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.14%) Linux
8 5 (5.95%) UNIX
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) ITIL
2 19 (22.62%) Migration
3 8 (9.52%) Service Management
4 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 6 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.95%) Validation
5 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.76%) Change Management
7 3 (3.57%) CRM
7 3 (3.57%) Operations Management
7 3 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (3.57%) Line Management
8 2 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.38%) High Availability
8 2 (2.38%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.38%) Document Management
9 1 (1.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.29%) SQL
3 8 (9.52%) VB
4 7 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 28 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (27.38%) SC Cleared
3 22 (26.19%) MCSE
4 18 (21.43%) MCP
5 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.57%) MCSA
6 3 (3.57%) CCNA
7 2 (2.38%) MCITP
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
8 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.19%) MCTS
8 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) CCA
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CCEA
8 1 (1.19%) CCNP
8 1 (1.19%) MCSD
8 1 (1.19%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 27 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.76%) Firmware
5 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.57%) XenApp
7 2 (2.38%) vSphere
7 2 (2.38%) vCloud
8 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.19%) UAG
8 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Backup Exec
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.38%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.38%) vMotion
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) OVSD
3 2 (2.38%) Nagios
3 2 (2.38%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.19%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 35 (41.67%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) HP
4 12 (14.29%) Citrix
5 9 (10.71%) Cisco
6 6 (7.14%) Proofpoint
6 6 (7.14%) Lumension
6 6 (7.14%) McAfee
6 6 (7.14%) Sophos
7 3 (3.57%) Dell
7 3 (3.57%) ICL
8 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.38%) Avaya
8 2 (2.38%) Juniper
8 2 (2.38%) CA
9 1 (1.19%) Remedy
9 1 (1.19%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.19%) Altiris