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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 181 161 160
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 65 79 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.82% 5.22% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 46
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£275 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £141 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £280 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £104.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -15.94%
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
1703 1514 1808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.37% 17.31% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 848 861
Average daily rate £360 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 63 89
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.02 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 September 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 16 September 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 +3 22 £310 -3.12% 3
Berkshire -5 12 £275 -18.51% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £173 +6.15% 6
Surrey -2 5 £355 +5.18% 7
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 16 September 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.

1 132 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 118 (89.39%) Windows
3 81 (61.36%) Active Directory
4 73 (55.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 58 (43.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (40.91%) Security Cleared
8 50 (37.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (35.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 43 (32.58%) MS Excel
11 41 (31.06%) VMware
12 40 (30.30%) SC Cleared
13 33 (25.00%) Citrix
14 31 (23.48%) Blackberry
15 29 (21.97%) Backup Exec
15 29 (21.97%) Windows XP
16 27 (20.45%) MS Office
17 26 (19.70%) Windows 7
18 25 (18.94%) Migration
19 24 (18.18%) ITIL
20 21 (15.91%) SQL
20 21 (15.91%) DNS
20 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (15.91%) DV Cleared
21 20 (15.15%) Cisco
21 20 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
22 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (13.64%) Windows 8
23 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (13.64%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 132 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 73 (55.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (35.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (9.85%) Lync
6 12 (9.09%) IIS
7 10 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (6.06%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.52%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.52%) SAS
11 1 (0.76%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 43 (32.58%) MS Excel
2 27 (20.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Office 365
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) DNS
2 18 (13.64%) Firewall
3 17 (12.88%) DHCP
4 12 (9.09%) SAN
5 9 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.79%) X.400
7 4 (3.03%) X.500
7 4 (3.03%) SMTP
8 3 (2.27%) Internet
8 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.52%) VLAN
9 2 (1.52%) VPN
9 2 (1.52%) VoIP
9 2 (1.52%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.52%) NAS
10 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.76%) Multicast
10 1 (0.76%) POP3
10 1 (0.76%) DMZ
10 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (3.79%) EDMS
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.52%) Military
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.42%) Analyst
3 18 (13.64%) Consultant
4 13 (9.85%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.30%) Administrator
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Exchange Specialist
8 6 (4.55%) Exchange Consultant
8 6 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Architect
9 5 (3.79%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (3.03%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.27%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.76%) XML
2 1 (0.76%) MAPI
2 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Blackberry
2 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.09%) Clustering
4 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.55%) Replication
5 4 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (89.39%) Windows
2 58 (43.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (37.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (21.97%) Windows XP
5 26 (19.70%) Windows 7
6 18 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (10.61%) UNIX
8 12 (9.09%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.52%) Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.94%) Migration
2 24 (18.18%) ITIL
3 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
3 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.30%) Service Management
5 4 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (3.03%) Change Control
6 3 (2.27%) Document Management
7 2 (1.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.52%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (1.52%) Time Management
7 2 (1.52%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.52%) High Availability
7 2 (1.52%) CRM
7 2 (1.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.52%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (0.76%) ERP
8 1 (0.76%) B2C
8 1 (0.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) SQL
2 17 (12.88%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.06%) VBScript
4 3 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 40 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 21 (15.91%) DV Cleared
4 20 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (13.64%) MCSE
6 16 (12.12%) MCP
7 6 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.27%) CCNA
8 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.52%) MCITP
10 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.76%) MCDST
10 1 (0.76%) MCTS
10 1 (0.76%) MCSD
10 1 (0.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (61.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.12%) vSphere
4 13 (9.85%) XenApp
4 13 (9.85%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.06%) Terminal Services
6 7 (5.30%) vCloud
7 6 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) Xen
10 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (21.97%) Backup Exec
2 15 (11.36%) NetBackup
3 12 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (7.58%) SCCM
5 9 (6.82%) OVSD
6 7 (5.30%) ARCserve
7 6 (4.55%) HP SIM
8 4 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (2.27%) Unicenter
10 2 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.52%) Nagios
10 2 (1.52%) WSUS
11 1 (0.76%) OpenView
11 1 (0.76%) SCOM
11 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 72 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 41 (31.06%) VMware
3 33 (25.00%) Citrix
4 20 (15.15%) Cisco
5 15 (11.36%) Symantec
6 14 (10.61%) HP
7 13 (9.85%) Proofpoint
8 7 (5.30%) Veritas
9 5 (3.79%) Sophos
9 5 (3.79%) CA
9 5 (3.79%) Acronis
10 4 (3.03%) Apple
11 3 (2.27%) ICL
11 3 (2.27%) Avaya
11 3 (2.27%) Lumension
11 3 (2.27%) Infor
11 3 (2.27%) EMC
12 2 (1.52%) Veeam
12 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.52%) Kaseya
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