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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 231 180 138
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -42
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 27 65 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.73% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.73% 3.92% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 62
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£313 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £137 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £301 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.84% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+58.62% +7.40%
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
1563 1659 1413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.70% 18.52% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 901 750
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 77 94
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.09 £50.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Oxfordshire -22 7 £313 -10.71%
Surrey - 7 £343 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £320 +68.42% 1
Berkshire -1 2 £150 -62.50% 1
Kent - 2 - - 2
East Sussex -10 1 £135 +28.57%
West Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 77 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 69 (89.61%) Windows
3 59 (76.62%) Active Directory
4 52 (67.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (55.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
5 43 (55.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (53.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (40.26%) VMware
8 22 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (24.68%) Migration
10 19 (24.68%) HP
11 18 (23.38%) MCSE
12 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
13 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
13 16 (20.78%) Citrix
13 16 (20.78%) DNS
14 15 (19.48%) DHCP
14 15 (19.48%) ITIL
14 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
15 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
15 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
16 12 (15.58%) MS Office
16 12 (15.58%) SAN
17 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
17 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 11 (14.29%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 77 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 52 (67.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (53.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (14.29%) Lync
5 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.60%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.30%) IIS
8 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.58%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) DHCP
3 12 (15.58%) SAN
4 7 (9.09%) LAN
4 7 (9.09%) WAN
5 5 (6.49%) SMTP
6 4 (5.19%) X.400
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (5.19%) NAS
7 3 (3.90%) X.500
7 3 (3.90%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) Internet
8 1 (1.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) EDMS
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (3.90%) Military
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Server Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) HTML
1 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.09%) Clustering
3 5 (6.49%) Replication
4 4 (5.19%) Informatics
4 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 43 (55.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 43 (55.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
5 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.49%) UNIX
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Migration
2 15 (19.48%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
4 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.60%) High Availability
5 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.60%) Service Management
5 2 (2.60%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (2.60%) Validation
6 1 (1.30%) Server Building
6 1 (1.30%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.30%) Change Management
6 1 (1.30%) CRM
6 1 (1.30%) ERP
6 1 (1.30%) Information Security
6 1 (1.30%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.30%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.99%) SQL
3 5 (6.49%) VBScript
4 4 (5.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (23.38%) MCSE
3 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.39%) MCP
6 5 (6.49%) Degree
6 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.60%) MCITP
7 2 (2.60%) MCSA
8 1 (1.30%) MCSD
8 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 59 (76.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.99%) XenApp
5 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
6 7 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.19%) vSphere
8 3 (3.90%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.30%) UAG
9 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.60%) SCOM
4 2 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.60%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.30%) SCSM
5 1 (1.30%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.30%) OVSD
5 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.26%) VMware
3 19 (24.68%) HP
4 16 (20.78%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco
6 6 (7.79%) Proofpoint
7 5 (6.49%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Symantec
8 3 (3.90%) ICL
8 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.60%) GFI Software
9 2 (2.60%) Meru Networks
9 2 (2.60%) EMC
9 2 (2.60%) Apple
10 1 (1.30%) Juniper
10 1 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (1.30%) Google
10 1 (1.30%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.30%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.30%) Remedy