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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 192 155 151
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -4
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 56 77 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.88% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.24% 5.26% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 43 48
Average daily rate
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£253 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £144 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £296 £293
% change year-on-year
-2.95% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Average hourly rate £17.75 £104.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.01% +543.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £36.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £172.90 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.72% -1.57%
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
1731 1464 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.63% 16.74% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 811 844
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 69 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.00 £40.00
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 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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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
Hampshire -13 20 £295 -7.59% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £170 +4.61% 4
Berkshire -8 6 £338 -3.57% 4
Surrey -7 4 £355 +5.18% 6
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 122 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 112 (91.80%) Windows
3 77 (63.11%) Active Directory
4 65 (53.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (50.82%) Microsoft
6 58 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (40.16%) Security Cleared
8 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (33.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 37 (30.33%) SC Cleared
10 37 (30.33%) VMware
11 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
12 30 (24.59%) Windows XP
13 29 (23.77%) Citrix
14 27 (22.13%) ITIL
14 27 (22.13%) Backup Exec
15 26 (21.31%) MS Office
16 24 (19.67%) Blackberry
17 23 (18.85%) Windows 7
18 20 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (16.39%) Migration
18 20 (16.39%) Cisco
19 19 (15.57%) DNS
20 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
21 17 (13.93%) SQL
22 16 (13.11%) Firewall
22 16 (13.11%) MCSE
22 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
22 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
23 15 (12.30%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 122 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 65 (53.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (33.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.38%) Lync
6 8 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (6.56%) IIS
7 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.64%) SAS
10 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
2 26 (21.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.57%) DNS
2 16 (13.11%) Firewall
3 14 (11.48%) DHCP
4 10 (8.20%) SAN
5 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.74%) X.400
7 6 (4.92%) X.500
7 6 (4.92%) SMTP
8 3 (2.46%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.64%) VLAN
9 2 (1.64%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.64%) NAS
9 2 (1.64%) VPN
9 2 (1.64%) VoIP
10 1 (0.82%) POP3
10 1 (0.82%) DMZ
10 1 (0.82%) Internet
10 1 (0.82%) SSL
10 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.10%) EDMS
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.46%) Military
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Finance
3 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (19.67%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.39%) Analyst
3 17 (13.93%) Consultant
4 12 (9.84%) Support Analyst
4 12 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.92%) Administrator
8 6 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Messaging Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Exchange Specialist
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
10 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) XML
1 1 (0.82%) MAPI
1 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.56%) Replication
2 8 (6.56%) Clustering
3 6 (4.92%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.92%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) iPhone
6 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 112 (91.80%) Windows
2 58 (47.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (24.59%) Windows XP
5 23 (18.85%) Windows 7
6 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.30%) Windows 8
7 15 (12.30%) UNIX
8 8 (6.56%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.64%) Linux
9 2 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) ITIL
2 20 (16.39%) Migration
3 9 (7.38%) Unit Testing
4 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.92%) Service Management
6 5 (4.10%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.28%) Change Control
8 3 (2.46%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.64%) Document Management
9 2 (1.64%) CRM
9 2 (1.64%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.64%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (1.64%) Network Architecture
9 2 (1.64%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.64%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (0.82%) Integration Testing
10 1 (0.82%) Problem Management
10 1 (0.82%) Load Testing
10 1 (0.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.93%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.56%) VBScript
4 1 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (40.16%) Security Cleared
2 37 (30.33%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (13.11%) MCSE
4 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) MCP
6 6 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.46%) CCNA
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.82%) MCDST
8 1 (0.82%) MCITP
8 1 (0.82%) MCSD
8 1 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) SLA
2 5 (4.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 77 (63.11%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.84%) XenApp
4 10 (8.20%) vSphere
5 9 (7.38%) Terminal Services
5 9 (7.38%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.10%) vCloud
8 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (22.13%) Backup Exec
2 12 (9.84%) SCCM
2 12 (9.84%) NetBackup
3 11 (9.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (6.56%) OVSD
5 5 (4.10%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.46%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.64%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) OpenView
8 1 (0.82%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.82%) SCOM
8 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 62 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 37 (30.33%) VMware
3 29 (23.77%) Citrix
4 20 (16.39%) Cisco
5 13 (10.66%) Symantec
5 13 (10.66%) HP
5 13 (10.66%) Proofpoint
6 5 (4.10%) ICL
6 5 (4.10%) Veritas
7 4 (3.28%) Apple
8 3 (2.46%) Sophos
8 3 (2.46%) Avaya
8 3 (2.46%) Infor
8 3 (2.46%) Acronis
9 2 (1.64%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.64%) Veeam
9 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.64%) Kaseya
9 2 (1.64%) Brocade
9 2 (1.64%) Juniper
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