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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 227 203 183
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 26 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.67% 3.13% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 19
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £292 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £437 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £325 £255
% change year-on-year
-24.61% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £19.75 £13.75 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.95 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.55 £61.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +29.82%
Exchange Server 2003
England

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
1557 1664 1486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.20% 17.90% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 934 743
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 72 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £12.44 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire -6 10 £353 +12.80% 2
Hampshire +1 3 £240 -34.69% 5
Surrey - 3 £350 - 2
East Sussex +8 2 £325 -23.52%
Kent - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
West Sussex +1 1 £408 -2.97% 1
Exchange Server 2003
England

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (84.31%) Windows
3 38 (74.51%) Active Directory
4 36 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
8 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
11 15 (29.41%) VMware
11 15 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (25.49%) Office 365
13 12 (23.53%) Clustering
13 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
14 11 (21.57%) DNS
14 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
15 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
15 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
15 9 (17.65%) ITIL
15 9 (17.65%) Migration
16 8 (15.69%) Change Management
17 7 (13.73%) Blackberry
17 7 (13.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (13.73%) HP
17 7 (13.73%) Dell
17 7 (13.73%) Citrix
17 7 (13.73%) SQL
17 7 (13.73%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 36 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (13.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (13.73%) Lync
6 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.84%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (5.88%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (3.92%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Google Apps
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) SAN
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.84%) Firewall
4 4 (7.84%) VoIP
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) VLAN
5 3 (5.88%) VPN
5 3 (5.88%) WAN
5 3 (5.88%) WebEx
5 3 (5.88%) Wireless
6 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) BGP
7 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.96%) OSPF
7 1 (1.96%) SMTP
7 1 (1.96%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.92%) Back Office
1 2 (3.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Messaging Support
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Clustering
2 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 7 (13.73%) Blackberry
4 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.84%) Replication
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (3.92%) NHS
8 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 43 (84.31%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.80%) Linux
9 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
10 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (5.88%) Unix
10 3 (5.88%) Windows NT
11 2 (3.92%) AIX
11 2 (3.92%) Android
11 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.92%) Debian
11 2 (3.92%) Fedora
11 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.92%) SUSE
11 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
1 9 (17.65%) Migration
2 8 (15.69%) Change Management
3 7 (13.73%) High Availability
4 5 (9.80%) Presales
4 5 (9.80%) Release Management
5 4 (7.84%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) CRM
7 2 (3.92%) Document Management
7 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.92%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) PHP
3 2 (3.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.88%) MCITP
4 3 (5.88%) MCTS
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) CCNP
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.92%) PMP
5 2 (3.92%) VCP5
5 2 (3.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (74.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.84%) XenApp
4 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (5.88%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.92%) Samba
6 2 (3.92%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) WSUS
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.92%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (3.92%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.92%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.92%) vMotion
4 1 (1.96%) OVSD
4 1 (1.96%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.96%) SnapVault
4 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Citrix
3 7 (13.73%) Dell
3 7 (13.73%) HP
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (7.84%) NetApp
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.88%) Google
6 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 3 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) Acronis
7 2 (3.92%) Avaya
7 2 (3.92%) F5
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas
8 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.96%) webMethods