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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 244 190 161
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -29
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 32 56 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.61% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.64% 3.29% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 43
Average daily rate
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£363 £253 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.56% -23.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £148 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £288 £296
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £104.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -83.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £14.00 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+73.21% -18.72%
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
1947 1704 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.33% 18.66% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 941 816
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 87 69
Average hourly rate £19.34 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Berkshire +2 10 £413 +22.22% 1
Oxfordshire -28 7 £313 +71.23%
Buckinghamshire -23 4 £320 +88.23% 3
Kent - 4 £363 - 5
Hampshire -26 3 £280 -5.08%
Surrey -5 2 - - 2
East Sussex -4 1 £135 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 56 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 52 (92.86%) Windows
3 47 (83.93%) Active Directory
4 41 (73.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (48.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (39.29%) VMware
9 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 20 (35.71%) Migration
11 15 (26.79%) Citrix
11 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
12 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (21.43%) HP
14 12 (21.43%) MCSE
15 11 (19.64%) Windows XP
15 11 (19.64%) XenApp
16 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
16 10 (17.86%) SQL
16 10 (17.86%) MS Office
16 10 (17.86%) ITIL
17 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
18 8 (14.29%) SCCM
18 8 (14.29%) VMware ESX
18 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
18 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 8 (14.29%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 56 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 41 (73.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (48.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (12.50%) Lync
6 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (7.14%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Office
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (10.71%) SAN
2 6 (10.71%) DHCP
3 5 (8.93%) LAN
3 5 (8.93%) WAN
3 5 (8.93%) SMTP
3 5 (8.93%) X.400
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (7.14%) NAS
5 3 (5.36%) Wireless
6 2 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (1.79%) Internet
7 1 (1.79%) OSPF
7 1 (1.79%) IPsec
7 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.79%) VLAN
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.79%) X.500
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) EDMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (8.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (8.93%) Consultant
2 5 (8.93%) Migration Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (3.57%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.57%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (8.93%) Replication
4 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.14%) Informatics
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.57%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) CESG
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (19.64%) Windows XP
6 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.14%) UNIX
9 2 (3.57%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (1.79%) Linux
10 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Release Management
4 4 (7.14%) High Availability
5 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) Network Management
6 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.57%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.79%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.79%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.79%) ITSM
7 1 (1.79%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (21.43%) MCSE
4 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.14%) Degree
7 3 (5.36%) MCITP
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.79%) MCP
9 1 (1.79%) MCSA
9 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.79%) MCTS
System Software
1 47 (83.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) XenApp
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.14%) DFS Replication
7 4 (7.14%) vSphere
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.79%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.79%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.79%) SnapVault
5 1 (1.79%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.79%) OVSD
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) VMware
2 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.79%) Citrix
4 12 (21.43%) HP
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco
6 6 (10.71%) Dell
7 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.36%) Symantec
9 2 (3.57%) F5
9 2 (3.57%) GFI Software
9 2 (3.57%) Meru Networks
9 2 (3.57%) EMC
9 2 (3.57%) Apple
10 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.79%) Juniper
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) ICL
10 1 (1.79%) Google
10 1 (1.79%) ProCurve