The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 533 432 299
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -133
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 86 169 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.33% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 1.85% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 79 139
Average daily rate £250 £325 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +26.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £171 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £325 £255
% change year-on-year
-24.61% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 29
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 £135.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +29.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the UK.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -74 85 £250 -19.67% 49
South East -24 26 £350 - 10
London -31 25 £394 +50.00% 16
East Midlands - 17 £114 - 4
Berkshire -6 10 £353 +12.80% 1
North West -15 8 £250 -16.66% 4
Derby - 6 £114 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £114 - 2
Leicestershire - 6 £114 -
Lancashire +2 5 £261 -2.79%
Reading -12 5 £175 - 1
Blackpool - 5 £261 -
Kegworth - 5 £114 -
Yorkshire -19 4 £250 -4.76% 6
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Hampshire +1 3 £240 -34.69% 5
Surrey - 3 £350 - 2
Northampton - 3 £200 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £200 - 2
Slough - 3 £353 -
Brighton +13 2 £325 -23.52%
East Sussex +8 2 £325 -23.52%
Wiltshire 0 2 - - 1
South West -1 2 - - 4
Kent - 2 - - 2
Portsmouth - 2 £245 -
Folkestone - 2 - -
Chessington - 2 - -

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 184 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 149 (80.98%) Windows
3 140 (76.09%) Active Directory
4 110 (59.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 104 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 90 (48.91%) Windows Server
7 86 (46.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (35.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 62 (33.70%) VMware
11 61 (33.15%) MS Office
12 58 (31.52%) Windows XP
13 57 (30.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (27.17%) Office 365
15 47 (25.54%) Exchange Server 2013
16 43 (23.37%) Windows 7
17 42 (22.83%) DNS
18 41 (22.28%) Citrix
19 39 (21.20%) Migration
20 38 (20.65%) DHCP
21 35 (19.02%) TCP/IP
22 33 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
22 33 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (17.39%) SharePoint
24 31 (16.85%) Cisco
25 29 (15.76%) HP
25 29 (15.76%) Blackberry
26 28 (15.22%) MS Excel
26 28 (15.22%) ITIL
26 28 (15.22%) SQL Server

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 184 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 110 (59.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (35.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 47 (25.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (17.39%) SharePoint
6 27 (14.67%) Lync
7 18 (9.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (4.89%) IBM Notes
8 9 (4.89%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (4.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.17%) IIS
10 3 (1.63%) Apache
10 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (1.63%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.54%) JBoss
12 1 (0.54%) MindAlign
12 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (33.15%) MS Office
2 28 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.63%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.63%) MS Project
5 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.17%) Office 365
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.72%) Google Apps
4 4 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.63%) Yammer
6 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.83%) DNS
2 38 (20.65%) DHCP
3 35 (19.02%) TCP/IP
4 28 (15.22%) Firewall
5 23 (12.50%) VPN
6 21 (11.41%) SAN
7 18 (9.78%) LAN
8 14 (7.61%) VoIP
8 14 (7.61%) WAN
9 13 (7.07%) Wireless
10 8 (4.35%) Internet
10 8 (4.35%) WebEx
11 7 (3.80%) Skype
12 6 (3.26%) VLAN
13 5 (2.72%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.63%) ADSL
14 3 (1.63%) Broadband
14 3 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
General
1 21 (11.41%) Finance
2 4 (2.17%) Banking
3 3 (1.63%) Back Office
3 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.09%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.54%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (21.20%) Analyst
2 35 (19.02%) Support Engineer
3 24 (13.04%) Exchange Engineer
4 21 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.70%) Service Analyst
7 13 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.52%) IT Support
8 12 (6.52%) Migration Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Consultant
9 11 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) IT Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Exchange Migration Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) .NET
2 2 (1.09%) CSS
2 2 (1.09%) LAMP
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.76%) Blackberry
2 15 (8.15%) Clustering
3 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.35%) Replication
6 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.63%) PDA
6 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.09%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.09%) iPhone
7 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.54%) Tandem
8 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 149 (80.98%) Windows
2 90 (48.91%) Windows Server
3 86 (46.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (31.52%) Windows XP
6 57 (30.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (23.37%) Windows 7
8 25 (13.59%) Windows 8
9 14 (7.61%) Windows 10
10 12 (6.52%) Linux
11 11 (5.98%) Apple iOS
11 11 (5.98%) Windows Vista
12 8 (4.35%) Android
12 8 (4.35%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.17%) Unix
14 4 (2.17%) VMS
15 3 (1.63%) AIX
15 3 (1.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.20%) Migration
2 28 (15.22%) ITIL
3 14 (7.61%) Change Management
4 10 (5.43%) High Availability
5 8 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (4.35%) Project Management
6 7 (3.80%) Presales
7 6 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.26%) Server Building
8 5 (2.72%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.72%) Release Management
8 5 (2.72%) Service Management
8 5 (2.72%) Time Management
9 4 (2.17%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.17%) Identity Management
9 4 (2.17%) ITSM
9 4 (2.17%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.17%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (2.17%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.17%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.96%) SQL
3 9 (4.89%) VBScript
4 4 (2.17%) Perl
5 2 (1.09%) PHP
5 2 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.41%) MCSE
3 19 (10.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.35%) MCP
6 7 (3.80%) CCNA
6 7 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.26%) MCSA
8 5 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) MCITP
9 4 (2.17%) CCNP
9 4 (2.17%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.17%) MCTS
9 4 (2.17%) VCP5
10 2 (1.09%) HND
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 140 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.96%) XenDesktop
4 18 (9.78%) XenApp
5 17 (9.24%) vSphere
6 16 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 14 (7.61%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.72%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.17%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.17%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.17%) XenServer
10 3 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.63%) Samba
11 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.54%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) SCCM
2 14 (7.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 9 (4.89%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.80%) SCOM
4 7 (3.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.72%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (2.72%) vMotion
6 4 (2.17%) WSUS
7 3 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.09%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.54%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.54%) SnapVault
9 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 104 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 62 (33.70%) VMware
3 41 (22.28%) Citrix
4 31 (16.85%) Cisco
5 29 (15.76%) HP
6 15 (8.15%) Symantec
7 13 (7.07%) Dell
8 10 (5.43%) Lotus
9 6 (3.26%) arcserve
9 6 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.72%) Adobe
10 5 (2.72%) Google
10 5 (2.72%) IronPort
10 5 (2.72%) Remedy
10 5 (2.72%) ThinPrint
11 4 (2.17%) Compaq
11 4 (2.17%) IBM
11 4 (2.17%) NetApp
12 3 (1.63%) Avaya
12 3 (1.63%) Peregrine
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