The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 123 80 113
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +33
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 25 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 1.07% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.56% 5.81% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
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£320 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -15.94%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
548 413 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.47% 18.47% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 266 275
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 10 £450 +9.09%
Somerset -11 6 £291 -2.91% 2
Bristol -19 3 £320 -8.57% 3
Dorset -1 1 £200 -30.43% 2
Devon -22 1 £160 - 1
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 25 (78.13%) Windows
3 24 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (46.88%) HP
7 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
8 13 (40.63%) DNS
8 13 (40.63%) DHCP
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
9 12 (37.50%) ITIL
10 11 (34.38%) Citrix
11 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
12 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
12 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (28.13%) SLA
12 9 (28.13%) Symantec
12 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
12 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 8 (25.00%) MCITP
14 7 (21.88%) SCCM
14 7 (21.88%) SCOM
14 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (18.75%) HP SIM
15 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) DNS
1 13 (40.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) Wireless
3 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Administrator
1 9 (28.13%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Clustering
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.13%) iPad
1 1 (3.13%) iPhone
1 1 (3.13%) PDA
1 1 (3.13%) Statistics
1 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.13%) ERP
4 1 (3.13%) CAD
4 1 (3.13%) Data Security
4 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Design
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) DV Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) MCITP
4 6 (18.75%) MCSE
5 5 (15.63%) MCP
5 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) MetaFrame
7 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.13%) UAG
7 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
1 7 (21.88%) SCOM
2 6 (18.75%) HP SIM
2 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 6 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) HP
3 13 (40.63%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) Citrix
5 9 (28.13%) Symantec
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) Apple
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco
7 3 (9.38%) McAfee
7 3 (9.38%) Sophos
7 3 (9.38%) Juniper
8 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
8 2 (6.25%) EMC
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) Dell
9 1 (3.13%) AppSense
9 1 (3.13%) Polycom
9 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
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