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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 325 291 230
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -61
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 301 330 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.63% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.97% 3.67% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 177 250
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £173 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £293 £295
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +4.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.40 £24.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -19.11%

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
10124 9002 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.16% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5229 5718
Average daily rate £375 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 374 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
England -43 274 £275 -9.16% 79
London -12 96 £300 -7.69% 21
South East -22 58 £260 -21.21% 27
North West +11 30 £275 +21.68% 4
West Midlands -3 26 £320 -11.11% 6
South West -29 22 £325 +4.00% 5
Hampshire -5 21 £295 -7.59% 4
East of England -32 19 £200 +5.96% 6
City of London +5 18 £248 -31.72% 8
Worcestershire - 15 £240 - 2
Yorkshire +2 14 £298 +8.18% 6
Scotland -12 14 £340 +13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £165 +1.53% 8
Lancashire - 12 £288 - 1
Cheshire +7 10 £230 -
Wiltshire - 10 £450 -
Milton Keynes +3 9 £180 +16.12% 2
Berkshire -10 9 £369 +5.35% 8
East Midlands +1 8 £160 -32.63% 5
South Yorkshire - 7 £248 - 1
Birmingham -1 6 £385 +11.59% 3
Peterborough +11 5 £240 +11.62%
Hook -3 5 £313 +2.45% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £240 +28.00% 2
Reading +8 4 £400 - 2
Cumbria +1 4 £105 -
West Yorkshire -5 4 £210 -23.63% 3
Surrey -6 4 £355 +5.18% 4
Somerset -10 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Manchester -12 4 £320 +287.87% 2

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 553 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 469 (84.81%) Windows
3 371 (67.09%) Active Directory
4 336 (60.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 309 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 301 (54.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 300 (54.25%) Microsoft
8 245 (44.30%) VMware
9 225 (40.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 162 (29.29%) Windows XP
11 161 (29.11%) Citrix
12 148 (26.76%) Windows 7
13 144 (26.04%) DNS
14 142 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 137 (24.77%) DHCP
16 133 (24.05%) MS Office
16 133 (24.05%) Security Cleared
17 122 (22.06%) HP
18 115 (20.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 110 (19.89%) MS Excel
20 102 (18.44%) Cisco
21 100 (18.08%) SAN
22 92 (16.64%) ITIL
22 92 (16.64%) SC Cleared
22 92 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
23 85 (15.37%) SQL Server
24 84 (15.19%) Blackberry
24 84 (15.19%) Migration
25 82 (14.83%) MCSE
25 82 (14.83%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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
1 553 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 336 (60.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 225 (40.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 79 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 56 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (8.14%) Lync
7 38 (6.87%) IIS
8 33 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
10 11 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.90%) JOnAS
14 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 133 (24.05%) MS Office
2 110 (19.89%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.07%) MS Project
4 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) assyst
1 4 (0.72%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.70%) Office 365
2 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) SaaS
4 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 144 (26.04%) DNS
2 137 (24.77%) DHCP
3 100 (18.08%) SAN
4 75 (13.56%) Firewall
5 65 (11.75%) WAN
6 62 (11.21%) LAN
6 62 (11.21%) TCP/IP
7 54 (9.76%) Wireless
8 25 (4.52%) NAS
9 24 (4.34%) VPN
10 21 (3.80%) VLAN
11 18 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (2.89%) VoIP
13 12 (2.17%) SMTP
14 10 (1.81%) X.400
15 9 (1.63%) Internet
16 8 (1.45%) X.500
17 7 (1.27%) NetScaler
18 5 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
18 5 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (1.63%) Cognos Impromptu
5 6 (1.08%) EDMS
5 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.36%) DataStage
8 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 29 (5.24%) Finance
2 17 (3.07%) French Language
3 16 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.89%) Spanish Language
4 15 (2.71%) Advertising
5 14 (2.53%) Marketing
5 14 (2.53%) Mandarin Language
6 10 (1.81%) Banking
6 10 (1.81%) Retail
7 8 (1.45%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Law
9 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) German Language
10 3 (0.54%) Front Office
10 3 (0.54%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (18.08%) Support Engineer
2 87 (15.73%) Analyst
3 61 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 53 (9.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (8.32%) Consultant
7 45 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (6.69%) Administrator
10 35 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 31 (5.61%) Desktop Support
12 28 (5.06%) Technical Support
13 26 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.80%) Messaging Engineer
14 21 (3.80%) IT Support
15 20 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 19 (3.44%) Technical Engineer
17 18 (3.25%) Exchange Consultant
18 16 (2.89%) Technical Analyst
18 16 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.36%) Middleware
2 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) .NET
2 1 (0.18%) COM
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
2 1 (0.18%) XML
2 1 (0.18%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 84 (15.19%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.70%) Replication
3 22 (3.98%) Clustering
4 18 (3.25%) Thin Client
4 18 (3.25%) Fat Client
5 17 (3.07%) PDA
5 17 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 5 (0.90%) iPhone
9 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.72%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
10 3 (0.54%) iPad
10 3 (0.54%) Statistics
10 3 (0.54%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.36%) CESG
11 2 (0.36%) CMDB
11 2 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 469 (84.81%) Windows
2 309 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 301 (54.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 162 (29.29%) Windows XP
5 148 (26.76%) Windows 7
6 92 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (6.51%) UNIX
8 29 (5.24%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.98%) Linux
10 20 (3.62%) Windows Vista
11 13 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.72%) Android
15 2 (0.36%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) Solaris
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.64%) ITIL
2 84 (15.19%) Migration
3 21 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (3.62%) Service Management
4 20 (3.62%) Service Delivery
5 18 (3.25%) Unit Testing
6 17 (3.07%) Change Control
7 14 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (2.35%) Project Management
9 12 (2.17%) Change Management
9 12 (2.17%) PRINCE2
10 9 (1.63%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (1.45%) Business Continuity
12 7 (1.27%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (1.08%) Time Management
13 6 (1.08%) Problem Management
14 5 (0.90%) Load Balancing
14 5 (0.90%) Network Management
14 5 (0.90%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.47%) SQL
2 43 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.25%) VBScript
4 10 (1.81%) VB
5 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.45%) C
7 6 (1.08%) Perl
8 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 115 (20.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (16.64%) SC Cleared
4 82 (14.83%) MCSE
5 58 (10.49%) MCITP
6 44 (7.96%) MCP
7 39 (7.05%) DV Cleared
8 26 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.89%) Degree
10 16 (2.89%) CCNA
11 14 (2.53%) MCTS
12 11 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (1.99%) MCSA
13 10 (1.81%) CCA
13 10 (1.81%) CCNP
14 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.54%) CCIE
15 3 (0.54%) VCP5
16 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.72%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 371 (67.09%) Active Directory
2 142 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (14.83%) XenApp
4 69 (12.48%) Hyper-V
5 46 (8.32%) vSphere
6 36 (6.51%) VMware ESX
7 34 (6.15%) XenServer
8 30 (5.42%) Terminal Services
9 17 (3.07%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.63%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.63%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.45%) UAG
13 6 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.08%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.54%) Brightmail
15 3 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (12.30%) SCCM
2 66 (11.93%) Backup Exec
3 30 (5.42%) SCOM
4 25 (4.52%) ARCserve
5 24 (4.34%) NetBackup
6 20 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (1.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.63%) HP SIM
9 9 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (1.45%) OVSD
10 8 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.90%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.54%) WSUS
12 3 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.36%) SCSM
13 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 300 (54.25%) Microsoft
2 245 (44.30%) VMware
3 161 (29.11%) Citrix
4 122 (22.06%) HP
5 102 (18.44%) Cisco
6 73 (13.20%) Symantec
7 35 (6.33%) Dell
8 34 (6.15%) EMC
9 30 (5.42%) Apple
10 27 (4.88%) NetApp
11 24 (4.34%) Juniper
12 22 (3.98%) SolarWinds
12 22 (3.98%) Meru Networks
13 16 (2.89%) Altiris
14 15 (2.71%) Intel
15 14 (2.53%) McAfee
15 14 (2.53%) Sophos
16 13 (2.35%) Proofpoint
17 12 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
18 11 (1.99%) Avaya
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