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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 355 283 292
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +9
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 290 335 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.76% 3.57% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 175 168
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 65
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%

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
10491 9394 9791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.95% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6560 5702 5530
Average daily rate £380 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 373 480
Average hourly rate £18.92 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -60 275 £275 -15.38% 83
South East -7 95 £325 - 19
London -37 93 £325 - 24
Buckinghamshire +2 26 £250 +47.05% 4
Milton Keynes 0 24 £275 +69.23% 3
South West -36 21 £206 -41.07% 18
Berkshire +13 20 £275 +13.87% 5
Yorkshire +5 19 £275 - 5
Hampshire -27 19 £330 +3.12% 1
East of England -25 17 £244 +28.28% 4
West Midlands -7 15 £255 -26.08% 3
City of London -19 15 £270 -22.85% 5
North West -12 13 £275 +22.22% 4
West Sussex +10 12 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire -1 11 £248 -10.00% 5
Scotland -10 11 £311 +134.90%
Bracknell +6 10 £269 +79.63%
South Yorkshire - 7 £248 -
East Midlands 0 6 £100 - 3
Surrey -6 6 £355 +5.18% 2
Wiltshire -10 6 £450 -10.00% 2
Hertfordshire -17 6 £240 +128.57% 2
Wakefield - 6 - - 3
Gloucestershire -10 5 £175 -41.66% 6
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Birmingham -4 4 £400 +15.94% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Hook - 4 £360 -
Farnborough - 4 - - 1
East Sussex -11 3 £325 - 2

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 573 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 500 (87.26%) Windows
3 389 (67.89%) Active Directory
4 338 (58.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 336 (58.64%) Microsoft
6 324 (56.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 303 (52.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 251 (43.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 249 (43.46%) VMware
10 194 (33.86%) Windows XP
11 157 (27.40%) Citrix
12 155 (27.05%) DNS
12 155 (27.05%) Windows 7
13 147 (25.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 146 (25.48%) DHCP
15 145 (25.31%) Security Cleared
16 140 (24.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 133 (23.21%) MS Office
18 128 (22.34%) MS Excel
19 116 (20.24%) HP
20 111 (19.37%) ITIL
21 109 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
22 107 (18.67%) SAN
23 104 (18.15%) Blackberry
24 101 (17.63%) SC Cleared
25 95 (16.58%) Cisco
26 93 (16.23%) MCSE
27 91 (15.88%) SQL
28 85 (14.83%) SQL Server
28 85 (14.83%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 573 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 338 (58.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 251 (43.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 74 (12.91%) SharePoint
5 70 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (9.08%) Lync
7 45 (7.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (6.28%) IIS
9 13 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
10 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (1.40%) Live Communications Server
12 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.35%) SAS
15 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
Applications
1 133 (23.21%) MS Office
2 128 (22.34%) MS Excel
3 23 (4.01%) MS Project
4 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Misys Midas
1 4 (0.70%) assyst
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.16%) Office 365
2 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.52%) SaaS
3 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (27.05%) DNS
2 146 (25.48%) DHCP
3 107 (18.67%) SAN
4 65 (11.34%) Firewall
5 64 (11.17%) TCP/IP
6 47 (8.20%) WAN
7 46 (8.03%) LAN
8 43 (7.50%) Wireless
9 31 (5.41%) NAS
10 28 (4.89%) VPN
11 26 (4.54%) VLAN
12 20 (3.49%) NetScaler
13 17 (2.97%) VoIP
14 11 (1.92%) Internet
15 9 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (0.87%) FTP
17 5 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
18 4 (0.70%) Multicast
18 4 (0.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.05%) EDMS
6 5 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.35%) DataStage
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (5.24%) Finance
2 22 (3.84%) Advertising
3 21 (3.66%) Marketing
4 16 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.44%) French Language
6 13 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 12 (2.09%) Mandarin Language
8 11 (1.92%) Law
9 10 (1.75%) Legal
10 9 (1.57%) Banking
11 8 (1.40%) Retail
12 6 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.70%) German Language
14 3 (0.52%) Front Office
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 103 (17.98%) Support Engineer
2 90 (15.71%) Analyst
3 65 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (10.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 56 (9.77%) Support Analyst
6 48 (8.38%) Systems Engineer
7 41 (7.16%) Consultant
8 38 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (6.46%) Desktop Support
10 36 (6.28%) Administrator
11 33 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.89%) Server Engineer
13 24 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (3.84%) Technical Support
15 20 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 20 (3.49%) Messaging Engineer
16 18 (3.14%) IT Support
17 17 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
18 16 (2.79%) Exchange Engineer
19 15 (2.62%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.52%) X-Windows
1 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
1 3 (0.52%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.35%) Middleware
2 2 (0.35%) Web Services
2 2 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.17%) MAPI
3 1 (0.17%) COM
3 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (18.15%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.81%) Replication
3 36 (6.28%) Clustering
4 33 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.14%) PDA
6 16 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.44%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.44%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.05%) CESG
11 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.87%) iPhone
12 4 (0.70%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
13 3 (0.52%) Statistics
13 3 (0.52%) iPad
14 2 (0.35%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.35%) NHS
15 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 500 (87.26%) Windows
2 324 (56.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 303 (52.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 194 (33.86%) Windows XP
5 155 (27.05%) Windows 7
6 109 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (7.85%) Windows 8
8 30 (5.24%) Windows Vista
9 25 (4.36%) UNIX
10 23 (4.01%) Linux
11 16 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (2.62%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.70%) Android
14 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.35%) HPUX
16 2 (0.35%) Solaris
17 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (19.37%) ITIL
2 82 (14.31%) Migration
3 26 (4.54%) Service Delivery
3 26 (4.54%) Change Management
4 25 (4.36%) Service Management
5 18 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (2.97%) Unit Testing
7 16 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (2.27%) Incident Management
8 13 (2.27%) Change Control
9 12 (2.09%) Time Management
9 12 (2.09%) Project Management
10 10 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (1.75%) ITIL V3
10 10 (1.75%) High Availability
11 9 (1.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (1.57%) PRINCE2
11 9 (1.57%) Business Continuity
11 9 (1.57%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (1.40%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 91 (15.88%) SQL
2 58 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.66%) VBScript
4 14 (2.44%) VB
4 14 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.05%) C
5 6 (1.05%) Perl
6 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.52%) VBA
8 2 (0.35%) Java
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 145 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 140 (24.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (17.63%) SC Cleared
4 93 (16.23%) MCSE
5 53 (9.25%) MCP
6 48 (8.38%) MCITP
7 46 (8.03%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.66%) MCTS
9 16 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.62%) Degree
11 13 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.27%) CCNA
12 8 (1.40%) MCSA
13 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.87%) CCA
15 4 (0.70%) VCP5
15 4 (0.70%) CCNP
16 3 (0.52%) CCEA
17 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.33%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 389 (67.89%) Active Directory
2 147 (25.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (14.83%) XenApp
4 76 (13.26%) Hyper-V
5 55 (9.60%) vSphere
6 37 (6.46%) VMware ESX
7 36 (6.28%) XenServer
8 21 (3.66%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.97%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.75%) vCloud
12 10 (1.75%) ISA Server
13 8 (1.40%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (1.05%) Firmware
16 5 (0.87%) MetaFrame
17 4 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
18 3 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 75 (13.09%) Backup Exec
2 70 (12.22%) SCCM
3 35 (6.11%) SCOM
4 32 (5.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 25 (4.36%) NetBackup
6 18 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (2.97%) ARCserve
8 15 (2.62%) HP SIM
9 13 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (1.92%) OVSD
11 11 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (1.40%) WSUS
14 7 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 6 (1.05%) SCDPM
15 6 (1.05%) SCVMM
16 4 (0.70%) Unicenter
17 3 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 336 (58.64%) Microsoft
2 249 (43.46%) VMware
3 157 (27.40%) Citrix
4 116 (20.24%) HP
5 95 (16.58%) Cisco
6 81 (14.14%) Symantec
7 38 (6.63%) Dell
8 35 (6.11%) EMC
9 32 (5.58%) NetApp
10 30 (5.24%) Sophos
11 28 (4.89%) Apple
12 26 (4.54%) Juniper
13 23 (4.01%) McAfee
14 22 (3.84%) Meru Networks
14 22 (3.84%) SolarWinds
15 21 (3.66%) Veeam
16 17 (2.97%) Lumension
17 16 (2.79%) Proofpoint
17 16 (2.79%) Avaya
18 15 (2.62%) Altiris
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