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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 530 516 355
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -161
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 114 128 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.16% 1.28% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 61 144
Median daily rate £300 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £388 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £32.90 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £23.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-45.65% +70.37%

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
9818 9992 9303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 17.55% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6489 6272 5483
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 312 388
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.60 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.58 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +27.27%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 101 £308 +23.00% 21
South East +5 35 £456 +46.00% 6
Berkshire +17 24 £419 -
London -23 23 £375 +38.24% 5
West Midlands -13 17 £300 +20.00% 2
Bracknell -2 10 £380 -
Reading - 10 £375 -
Yorkshire +7 9 £233 -33.57% 2
Surrey -1 8 £475 +137.50% 3
Herefordshire - 7 £325 -
West Yorkshire +2 6 £251 -28.21% 2
Hereford - 6 £325 -
South West +6 5 £140 -35.26% 1
Scotland +5 5 £430 +25.54%
City of London +33 4 £276 -21.07% 2
Bristol +2 4 £140 -42.26%
Leeds -7 4 £296 +48.12% 2
Renfrewshire -20 4 £430 +25.54%
Erskine -24 4 £430 +25.54%
Worcester - 4 £240 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £240 - 1
East of England +2 3 £110 -51.11% 3
East Midlands 0 3 - - 1
North West -12 3 £350 -41.78% 1
North East -41 3 £315 -
Tyne and Wear -45 3 £315 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £315 -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - -
Woking +3 2 £350 -
Manchester -10 2 - - 1

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 260 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 200 (76.92%) Windows
3 185 (71.15%) Active Directory
4 153 (58.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (56.15%) Microsoft
6 135 (51.92%) Windows Server
7 129 (49.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 115 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 110 (42.31%) Office 365
10 109 (41.92%) Migration
11 101 (38.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 92 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 87 (33.46%) PowerShell
14 76 (29.23%) Security Cleared
14 76 (29.23%) VMware
14 76 (29.23%) Windows XP
15 73 (28.08%) MS Office
16 66 (25.38%) SharePoint
17 65 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 61 (23.46%) Skype for Business
19 60 (23.08%) HP
20 59 (22.69%) MS Excel
21 56 (21.54%) Blackberry
22 51 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
23 50 (19.23%) Citrix
24 48 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
25 45 (17.31%) SC Cleared
26 44 (16.92%) DNS
27 41 (15.77%) DHCP
27 41 (15.77%) Windows 7

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 260 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 153 (58.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (38.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 92 (35.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (25.38%) SharePoint
6 61 (23.46%) Skype for Business
7 33 (12.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (8.85%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (7.69%) OpenStack
10 12 (4.62%) Live Communications Server
10 12 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (3.85%) IBM Notes
11 10 (3.85%) IIS
12 8 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.77%) Apache
15 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.38%) JBoss
15 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 73 (28.08%) MS Office
2 59 (22.69%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 110 (42.31%) Office 365
2 7 (2.69%) Google Apps
2 7 (2.69%) OneDrive
3 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.31%) Yammer
4 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.92%) DNS
2 41 (15.77%) DHCP
3 40 (15.38%) SAN
3 40 (15.38%) Skype
4 26 (10.00%) Firewall
5 20 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 19 (7.31%) WAN
7 18 (6.92%) VPN
8 15 (5.77%) Wireless
9 13 (5.00%) LAN
10 10 (3.85%) IP Telephony
10 10 (3.85%) VLAN
11 9 (3.46%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.69%) Internet
12 7 (2.69%) VoIP
13 5 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.92%) NAS
14 4 (1.54%) IPsec
14 4 (1.54%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.08%) EDRMS
3 8 (3.08%) MS Access
3 8 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.69%) IDOL
5 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.77%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
General
1 15 (5.77%) Finance
2 11 (4.23%) Banking
3 7 (2.69%) Billing
4 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.15%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.15%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.15%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Military
6 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (21.54%) Analyst
2 42 (16.15%) Support Engineer
3 31 (11.92%) Consultant
4 27 (10.38%) Exchange Engineer
4 27 (10.38%) Support Analyst
5 25 (9.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (9.62%) Service Analyst
6 24 (9.23%) Messaging Engineer
7 19 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (6.54%) Exchange Consultant
9 17 (6.54%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 14 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
13 12 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Consultant
13 12 (4.62%) Office 365 Consultant
13 12 (4.62%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.15%) Web Services
2 2 (0.77%) J2EE
2 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.54%) Blackberry
2 24 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.31%) Clustering
5 16 (6.15%) Replication
6 10 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.46%) Fat Client
7 9 (3.46%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.69%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.69%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.69%) Statistics
9 5 (1.92%) PDA
10 4 (1.54%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.77%) CESG
12 2 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.77%) NHS
12 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 200 (76.92%) Windows
2 135 (51.92%) Windows Server
3 129 (49.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (29.23%) Windows XP
6 65 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (15.77%) Windows 7
8 20 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.00%) Android
10 8 (3.08%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.08%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.69%) Linux
11 7 (2.69%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.31%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.92%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.77%) Unix
15 1 (0.38%) SUSE
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (41.92%) Migration
2 38 (14.62%) ITIL
3 21 (8.08%) Load Balancing
4 18 (6.92%) Service Management
5 14 (5.38%) Server Building
6 11 (4.23%) Project Management
6 11 (4.23%) Time Management
7 10 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.46%) ITIL V3
8 9 (3.46%) Release Management
8 9 (3.46%) Unit Testing
9 7 (2.69%) High Availability
9 7 (2.69%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.31%) Change Management
10 6 (2.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.31%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (1.92%) Change Control
11 5 (1.92%) Data Migration
11 5 (1.92%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.46%) PowerShell
2 38 (14.62%) SQL
3 10 (3.85%) VBScript
4 8 (3.08%) VB
5 2 (0.77%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) C
6 1 (0.38%) Perl
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 48 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 33 (12.69%) MCSE
5 22 (8.46%) Degree
6 15 (5.77%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.69%) MCITP
8 6 (2.31%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.31%) MCSA
9 5 (1.92%) MCTS
9 5 (1.92%) MOS
10 4 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.77%) CISSP
12 2 (0.77%) CLAS
12 2 (0.77%) ISEB
12 2 (0.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (71.15%) Active Directory
2 51 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 18 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.92%) XenDesktop
5 17 (6.54%) XenApp
6 15 (5.77%) vSphere
7 8 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.08%) XenServer
8 7 (2.69%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.54%) Brightmail
9 4 (1.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.15%) NFS
10 3 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.77%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.77%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.38%) Samba
12 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (7.31%) NetBackup
2 17 (6.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (6.54%) SCCM
3 11 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (3.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (3.08%) Netcool
6 8 (3.08%) Unicenter
6 8 (3.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (2.69%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.31%) SCOM
9 5 (1.92%) WSUS
10 4 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.54%) vMotion
11 3 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 146 (56.15%) Microsoft
2 76 (29.23%) VMware
3 60 (23.08%) HP
4 50 (19.23%) Citrix
5 35 (13.46%) Cisco
6 28 (10.77%) Symantec
7 24 (9.23%) Dell
8 22 (8.46%) IronPort
9 16 (6.15%) Altiris
10 15 (5.77%) Meridio
11 12 (4.62%) EMC
12 11 (4.23%) Oracle
13 10 (3.85%) Lotus
13 10 (3.85%) Veeam
14 8 (3.08%) ThinPrint
14 8 (3.08%) Veritas
15 7 (2.69%) CommVault
15 7 (2.69%) Google
15 7 (2.69%) LANDesk
15 7 (2.69%) SolarWinds
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