The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank 244 227 246
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.036% 0.019%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £295 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.09 - £12.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.54 - £15.50
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1605 1435 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.54% 17.12% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 766 847
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 95 80
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £32.50 £41.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Exchange Server 5.5
England

Exchange Server 5.5
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 5.5 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 5.5
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 5.5 across the South East region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 5.5
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 5.5 across the South East region.

Exchange Server 5.5 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Exchange Server 5.5
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 5.5 within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -5 1 £295 -4.83%
Berkshire - - - -
Exchange Server 5.5
England

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) X.400
1 1 (33.33%) X.500
General
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Samba
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) MOM
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware