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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 231 183 114
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -69
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 23 65 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.72% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 4.30% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 82
Average daily rate
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£316 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £152 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £433 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £260 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £15.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.67% -21.79%
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
1547 1511 1447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.61% 16.85% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 849 790
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £187 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 70 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 26 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 26 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 -9 7 £475 +57.02% 5
Surrey +4 5 £343 +197.82% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 5 £313 +91.13% 1
Berkshire -14 4 £263 -34.37%
Kent - 1 - - 2
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 80 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 70 (87.50%) Windows
3 56 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (56.25%) Microsoft
7 37 (46.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (43.75%) VMware
9 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 22 (27.50%) DNS
11 22 (27.50%) Migration
12 21 (26.25%) MCSE
13 20 (25.00%) DHCP
14 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
15 18 (22.50%) ITIL
15 18 (22.50%) HP
16 15 (18.75%) Citrix
16 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (17.50%) Lync
17 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
17 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V
17 14 (17.50%) SQL
18 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
18 13 (16.25%) SAN
19 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
19 12 (15.00%) MCP
19 12 (15.00%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 80 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 48 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (46.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (17.50%) Lync
5 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.75%) SAS
8 2 (2.50%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.25%) IIS
9 1 (1.25%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) DNS
2 20 (25.00%) DHCP
3 13 (16.25%) SAN
4 6 (7.50%) LAN
4 6 (7.50%) WAN
4 6 (7.50%) SMTP
4 6 (7.50%) NAS
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.00%) X.400
6 4 (5.00%) Firewall
6 4 (5.00%) VLAN
7 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (3.75%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.75%) X.500
8 2 (2.50%) VoIP
9 1 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) EDMS
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (3.75%) Military
2 1 (1.25%) Retail
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Server Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Consultant
5 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.75%) Architect
6 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) IT Support
7 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (2.50%) Implementation Specialist
7 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
1 1 (1.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.25%) Clustering
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.25%) Replication
5 4 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.75%) Informatics
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (87.50%) Windows
2 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (57.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.25%) UNIX
8 3 (3.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Migration
2 18 (22.50%) ITIL
3 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (6.25%) Service Management
4 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.00%) Validation
5 4 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (3.75%) Change Management
6 3 (3.75%) CRM
7 2 (2.50%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.50%) Document Management
7 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.50%) High Availability
7 2 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) Line Management
7 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
1 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.75%) VBScript
3 6 (7.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (26.25%) MCSE
4 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
5 12 (15.00%) MCP
6 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.00%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.75%) CCNA
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) MCITP
9 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.25%) MCTS
10 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.25%) CCNP
10 1 (1.25%) MCSD
10 1 (1.25%) CCA
10 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.25%) CCEA
10 1 (1.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.75%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.50%) XenApp
7 3 (3.75%) vSphere
8 2 (2.50%) Firmware
8 2 (2.50%) vCloud
9 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.25%) UAG
9 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.50%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.50%) vMotion
4 2 (2.50%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) Nagios
4 2 (2.50%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.25%) OVSD
5 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.25%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.25%) SCSM
5 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (43.75%) VMware
3 18 (22.50%) HP
4 15 (18.75%) Citrix
5 12 (15.00%) Cisco
6 6 (7.50%) Proofpoint
7 3 (3.75%) Lumension
7 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.75%) ICL
7 3 (3.75%) Dell
7 3 (3.75%) McAfee
7 3 (3.75%) Sophos
8 2 (2.50%) Avaya
8 2 (2.50%) Juniper
8 2 (2.50%) CA
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec
9 1 (1.25%) Remedy
9 1 (1.25%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.25%) Altiris
9 1 (1.25%) GFI Software
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