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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 487 339 256
Rank change year-on-year
-148 -83
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 124 283 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.52% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.19% 2.87% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 147 208
Average daily rate
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£250 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.79% -13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £124 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £278 £306
% change year-on-year
-9.90% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 45
Average hourly rate £23.25 £13.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £11.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £22.10 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £13.50 £18.11
% change year-on-year
+72.22% -25.46%

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
10442 9852 8776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 18.01% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6689 5842 4954
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 392 443
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.44 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 -148 117 £250 -7.40% 64
London -58 37 £255 -12.14% 17
South East -45 29 £313 +5.93% 15
East of England -8 20 £215 +4.87% 5
City of London -14 13 £350 +55.55% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 10 £400 +79.77% 1
Peterborough +4 8 - - 1
West Midlands -13 7 £250 -21.87% 7
Oxfordshire -23 7 £313 -10.71%
Yorkshire -24 7 £290 +9.43% 8
North West -45 7 £305 +13.05% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £320 +108.46% 3
South West -7 6 £216 -33.46% 4
West Yorkshire -14 6 £320 +52.38% 7
Oxford -14 6 £313 -10.71%
Berkshire -1 5 - - 3
Surrey - 5 £200 - 1
Norfolk +1 4 £170 -28.42%
Milton Keynes -5 4 £320 +77.77% 1
Scotland -6 4 £343 +5.38%
Merseyside - 4 £380 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £250 -
Gloucestershire -1 3 £200 -
East Midlands -4 3 £235 +95.83% 3
Leeds -23 3 £245 +16.66% 5
Bootle - 3 - -
Chessington - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £200 -
Erskine +9 2 £343 -0.89%
Renfrewshire +3 2 £343 -0.89%

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 279 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 244 (87.46%) Windows
3 205 (73.48%) Active Directory
4 180 (64.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 169 (60.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 163 (58.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 121 (43.37%) Microsoft
8 114 (40.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 113 (40.50%) VMware
10 94 (33.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 77 (27.60%) Citrix
12 72 (25.81%) Windows 7
13 70 (25.09%) Migration
14 66 (23.66%) DNS
15 60 (21.51%) Cisco
15 60 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 59 (21.15%) DHCP
17 54 (19.35%) SQL Server
18 48 (17.20%) ITIL
18 48 (17.20%) SharePoint
18 48 (17.20%) HP
18 48 (17.20%) SAN
19 46 (16.49%) Hyper-V
20 43 (15.41%) XenApp
21 42 (15.05%) Windows XP
22 41 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
22 41 (14.70%) Firewall
23 40 (14.34%) Lync
23 40 (14.34%) Office 365
24 39 (13.98%) MS Excel

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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
1 279 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 180 (64.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 114 (40.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 48 (17.20%) SharePoint
5 40 (14.34%) Lync
6 27 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (8.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (6.45%) IIS
9 11 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (2.87%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (1.79%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.36%) Apache
14 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.34%) Office 365
2 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.87%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Yammer
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 66 (23.66%) DNS
2 59 (21.15%) DHCP
3 48 (17.20%) SAN
4 41 (14.70%) Firewall
5 35 (12.54%) WAN
6 32 (11.47%) LAN
7 22 (7.89%) Wireless
8 20 (7.17%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.94%) VLAN
10 10 (3.58%) Internet
10 10 (3.58%) SMTP
11 8 (2.87%) NAS
12 7 (2.51%) IPv4
12 7 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.79%) Intranet
14 5 (1.79%) X.400
15 4 (1.43%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.43%) VPN
16 3 (1.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 25 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.72%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 18 (6.45%) Finance
2 8 (2.87%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.87%) Banking
3 5 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.43%) Retail
4 4 (1.43%) Military
4 4 (1.43%) Law
5 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (13.98%) Analyst
1 39 (13.98%) Support Engineer
2 37 (13.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 27 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.60%) Server Engineer
5 21 (7.53%) Messaging Engineer
6 19 (6.81%) Exchange Engineer
6 19 (6.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 18 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.45%) Consultant
7 18 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 17 (6.09%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.66%) IT Support
10 11 (3.94%) Administrator
11 9 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (2.87%) Support Technician
12 8 (2.87%) Wintel Support
13 7 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (2.51%) Wintel Engineer
13 7 (2.51%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.23%) .NET
2 5 (1.79%) HTML
3 3 (1.08%) J2EE
3 3 (1.08%) CSS
3 3 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.36%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.75%) Blackberry
2 29 (10.39%) Clustering
3 18 (6.45%) Replication
4 15 (5.38%) HP Storage
5 12 (4.30%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.79%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.43%) Informatics
10 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.08%) PKI
10 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.36%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 244 (87.46%) Windows
2 169 (60.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (58.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 94 (33.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 42 (15.05%) Windows XP
7 22 (7.89%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.94%) Linux
9 9 (3.23%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.15%) UNIX
10 6 (2.15%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.43%) Android
13 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.09%) Migration
2 48 (17.20%) ITIL
3 19 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.38%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.38%) Change Control
5 13 (4.66%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (3.58%) Network Management
7 9 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (2.87%) High Availability
8 8 (2.87%) Service Management
9 6 (2.15%) Change Management
9 6 (2.15%) Performance Management
10 5 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (1.79%) Project Management
10 5 (1.79%) Load Balancing
10 5 (1.79%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (1.43%) Release Management
11 4 (1.43%) Unit Testing
11 4 (1.43%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.24%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.09%) SQL
3 5 (1.79%) VBScript
4 3 (1.08%) Java
4 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 32 (11.47%) MCSE
4 27 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.94%) MCP
6 10 (3.58%) MCITP
6 10 (3.58%) Degree
7 9 (3.23%) CCNA
7 9 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.79%) MCSA
10 4 (1.43%) MCTS
11 2 (0.72%) CCNP
11 2 (0.72%) CCA
11 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.36%) MCT
12 1 (0.36%) MCSD
12 1 (0.36%) CCENT
12 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (73.48%) Active Directory
2 60 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 43 (15.41%) XenApp
5 24 (8.60%) vSphere
6 23 (8.24%) XenDesktop
7 22 (7.89%) VMware ESX
8 17 (6.09%) Terminal Services
9 14 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.79%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.43%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.08%) XenServer
13 2 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.72%) UAG
13 2 (0.72%) vCloud
14 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.36%) NFS
14 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (11.11%) SCCM
2 12 (4.30%) SCOM
2 12 (4.30%) ARCserve
2 12 (4.30%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.79%) SCSM
5 5 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.79%) WSUS
6 4 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.72%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 121 (43.37%) Microsoft
2 113 (40.50%) VMware
3 77 (27.60%) Citrix
4 60 (21.51%) Cisco
5 48 (17.20%) HP
6 19 (6.81%) Symantec
7 14 (5.02%) Dell
8 12 (4.30%) NetApp
9 11 (3.94%) McAfee
10 10 (3.58%) CA
11 6 (2.15%) EMC
11 6 (2.15%) Oracle
11 6 (2.15%) Altiris
11 6 (2.15%) Clearswift
11 6 (2.15%) Veeam
11 6 (2.15%) Proofpoint
12 5 (1.79%) Apple
12 5 (1.79%) Riverbed
12 5 (1.79%) Veritas
12 5 (1.79%) Exinda
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