The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 175 150 160
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 71 85 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 1.00% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.36% 5.85% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 44
Average daily rate £295 £295 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £184 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £368 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £248
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £15.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £15.50 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-26.19% +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1630 1454 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.48% 17.12% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 779 838
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 96 81
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Exchange Server 2003
England

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -10 31 £300 +20.00% 4
Hampshire +3 17 £300 -17.80% 3
Berkshire -8 15 £198 -26.85% 8
Surrey -21 4 £115 -47.72% 2
Oxfordshire -15 3 £200 -32.20%
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Exchange Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 125 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 102 (81.60%) Windows
3 80 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (56.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (54.40%) Active Directory
6 67 (53.60%) Security Cleared
7 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
8 53 (42.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (41.60%) VMware
9 52 (41.60%) SC Cleared
10 40 (32.00%) Citrix
11 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (23.20%) Windows XP
12 29 (23.20%) Migration
13 28 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2007
14 27 (21.60%) UNIX
15 25 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 24 (19.20%) ITIL
17 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
18 22 (17.60%) MS Office
19 21 (16.80%) Blackberry
20 20 (16.00%) DV Cleared
21 19 (15.20%) Linux
22 18 (14.40%) SQL
22 18 (14.40%) Hyper-V
23 17 (13.60%) MS Excel
23 17 (13.60%) SMTP
23 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
23 17 (13.60%) SAN
24 16 (12.80%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 125 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 80 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (10.40%) SharePoint
5 13 (10.40%) Lync
6 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.20%) IIS
8 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (2.40%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (17.60%) MS Office
2 17 (13.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.60%) SMTP
1 17 (13.60%) SAN
2 12 (9.60%) DNS
2 12 (9.60%) X.400
3 10 (8.00%) Firewall
4 9 (7.20%) DHCP
5 8 (6.40%) X.500
6 6 (4.80%) NAS
6 6 (4.80%) Internet
7 5 (4.00%) ICMP
7 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.00%) VPN
7 5 (4.00%) WAN
7 5 (4.00%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.40%) LAN
9 2 (1.60%) VoIP
9 2 (1.60%) DMZ
9 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.80%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Military
3 1 (0.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Automotive
3 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.80%) Consultant
2 16 (12.80%) Messaging Engineer
3 12 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) IT Support
6 9 (7.20%) Architect
6 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.00%) Support Technician
9 5 (4.00%) Administrator
9 5 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Exchange Specialist
10 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 4 (3.20%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.00%) Replication
3 9 (7.20%) CESG
4 7 (5.60%) Fat Client
4 7 (5.60%) Clustering
4 7 (5.60%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.80%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.00%) PKI
7 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 102 (81.60%) Windows
2 71 (56.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (42.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (23.20%) Windows XP
5 27 (21.60%) UNIX
6 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
7 19 (15.20%) Linux
8 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.80%) HPUX
12 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) Migration
2 24 (19.20%) ITIL
3 12 (9.60%) ITIL V3
4 11 (8.80%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.00%) Change Management
6 8 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (6.40%) Service Management
7 7 (5.60%) Email Migration
7 7 (5.60%) CRM
8 6 (4.80%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.40%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.40%) High Availability
12 2 (1.60%) Time Management
12 2 (1.60%) Network Architecture
12 2 (1.60%) Change Control
12 2 (1.60%) Disaster Recovery
13 1 (0.80%) Data Security
13 1 (0.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) SQL
2 13 (10.40%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.80%) Perl
3 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (53.60%) Security Cleared
2 52 (41.60%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.00%) DV Cleared
4 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (11.20%) MCSE
6 12 (9.60%) MCP
7 4 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.40%) MCITP
9 1 (0.80%) MCSD
9 1 (0.80%) CCNA
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 7 (5.60%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (54.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.40%) XenApp
4 8 (6.40%) vSphere
5 6 (4.80%) Terminal Services
6 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.80%) Samba
8 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) Backup Exec
2 12 (9.60%) SCCM
3 7 (5.60%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (4.00%) SCOM
6 4 (3.20%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.40%) OVSD
7 3 (2.40%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.80%) OpenView
8 1 (0.80%) MOM
8 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 52 (41.60%) VMware
3 40 (32.00%) Citrix
4 16 (12.80%) HP
5 15 (12.00%) McAfee
6 13 (10.40%) Lumension
7 12 (9.60%) Cisco
8 10 (8.00%) Symantec
9 8 (6.40%) NetApp
10 7 (5.60%) Sophos
11 6 (4.80%) Sun
11 6 (4.80%) ICL
12 5 (4.00%) StorageTek
12 5 (4.00%) Lotus
13 4 (3.20%) Becrypt
14 3 (2.40%) Apple
14 3 (2.40%) Veritas
15 2 (1.60%) Dell
15 2 (1.60%) F5
16 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
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