The first table below looks at the demand for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 July 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 West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 119 101 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 19 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.61% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.82% 4.04% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £325 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.23 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.04% -25.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.23 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-21.62% -14.93%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
497 322 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.34% 15.03% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 199 323
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £16.85 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Exchange Server 2003
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Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South West region.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the South West region.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Wiltshire - 7 £456 - 1
Somerset -15 4 £325 - 1
Bristol -19 4 £320 -1.53% 2
Dorset - - - - 2
Exchange Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
6 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
7 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 11 (37.93%) HP
8 11 (37.93%) DNS
8 11 (37.93%) DHCP
9 10 (34.48%) ITIL
10 9 (31.03%) Citrix
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (27.59%) MCITP
12 7 (24.14%) SCCM
12 7 (24.14%) SCOM
12 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
12 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
12 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
12 7 (24.14%) Symantec
12 7 (24.14%) SAN
12 7 (24.14%) SLA
12 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
13 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
13 6 (20.69%) MCSE
13 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (68.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DHCP
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
1 2 (6.90%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (13.79%) UNIX
8 2 (6.90%) Linux
8 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
3 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Security
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) VB
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) MCITP
3 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) MCSE
5 4 (13.79%) MCP
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.45%) ISEB
8 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
1 7 (24.14%) SCOM
2 5 (17.24%) HP SIM
2 5 (17.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) HP
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Symantec
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 2 (6.90%) Veritas
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) Apple
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 2 (6.90%) Acronis
7 2 (6.90%) Meru Networks
7 2 (6.90%) 3Com
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) AppSense
8 1 (3.45%) Polycom
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