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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 428 324 268
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -56
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 165 267 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.53% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.75% 2.99% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 112 125
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£338 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £295 £255
% change year-on-year
+17.78% +15.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 76
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £87.50 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-19.72% +2.77%

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
9433 8921 8159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.58% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5789 5262 4567
Average daily rate £400 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 309 403
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -89 156 £331 +25.00% 66
South East -22 55 £393 +30.83% 15
London -33 45 £288 +15.00% 21
Berkshire +5 17 £300 +53.84% 4
Hampshire -20 16 £375 +16.27% 2
City of London +1 15 £400 +66.66% 7
East of England +1 13 £375 +59.57% 6
Yorkshire -18 13 £275 +22.22% 5
Bracknell +9 10 £300 +53.84% 1
West Midlands 0 10 £225 -39.18% 2
West Yorkshire -18 8 £269 - 3
Buckinghamshire -31 8 £250 -16.66% 1
West Sussex - 8 £420 - 1
North West -28 7 £325 +44.44% 6
Reading +7 5 - - 1
Scotland -8 5 £347 +15.82% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 4
Wolverhampton +8 4 - - 1
Basingstoke -2 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - - 1
South West -29 4 £463 +22.51% 10
East Sussex - 4 £425 - 1
South Wales -1 3 £500 +185.71% 1
Bedfordshire -7 3 - - 1
North Yorkshire -7 3 £288 +27.77% 2
Wales -9 3 £500 +185.71% 1
East Midlands -15 3 £675 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £675 -
Bradford - 3 £263 -
Brighton - 3 £425 - 1

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 413 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 363 (87.89%) Windows
3 275 (66.59%) Active Directory
4 243 (58.84%) Microsoft
5 229 (55.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 227 (54.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 201 (48.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 190 (46.00%) VMware
9 161 (38.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 121 (29.30%) Windows XP
11 111 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 109 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 103 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 103 (24.94%) Windows 7
14 101 (24.46%) ITIL
15 99 (23.97%) Security Cleared
16 98 (23.73%) Citrix
17 85 (20.58%) DNS
18 84 (20.34%) Migration
19 82 (19.85%) MCSE
20 80 (19.37%) MS Excel
20 80 (19.37%) SC Cleared
21 75 (18.16%) DHCP
22 69 (16.71%) Hyper-V
23 64 (15.50%) MS Office
23 64 (15.50%) Blackberry
24 63 (15.25%) SQL Server
25 61 (14.77%) HP
26 57 (13.80%) SQL
27 56 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 413 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 227 (54.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (38.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 56 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (12.11%) SharePoint
6 46 (11.14%) Lync
7 43 (10.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (6.30%) IIS
9 13 (3.15%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.42%) Live Communications Server
10 10 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (0.73%) SAS
13 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.24%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 80 (19.37%) MS Excel
2 64 (15.50%) MS Office
3 12 (2.91%) MS Project
4 5 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.90%) Office 365
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (20.58%) DNS
2 75 (18.16%) DHCP
3 54 (13.08%) SAN
4 41 (9.93%) TCP/IP
5 36 (8.72%) Firewall
6 21 (5.08%) VPN
7 20 (4.84%) VLAN
8 18 (4.36%) LAN
9 16 (3.87%) NetScaler
10 15 (3.63%) NAS
11 13 (3.15%) WAN
12 8 (1.94%) FTP
13 7 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.45%) Internet
14 6 (1.45%) VoIP
15 5 (1.21%) Wireless
16 4 (0.97%) SMTP
17 3 (0.73%) MPLS
17 3 (0.73%) iSCSI
17 3 (0.73%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (0.48%) EDMS
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) MSI
1 2 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (7.99%) Finance
2 13 (3.15%) Banking
3 12 (2.91%) Advertising
4 11 (2.66%) Marketing
5 10 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.18%) Legal
7 8 (1.94%) Law
8 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.73%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (15.98%) Support Engineer
2 55 (13.32%) Analyst
3 49 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (9.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 37 (8.96%) Server Engineer
6 31 (7.51%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.78%) Consultant
8 27 (6.54%) Desktop Support
9 26 (6.30%) Exchange Engineer
10 25 (6.05%) Messaging Engineer
11 20 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
15 16 (3.87%) Wintel Engineer
16 13 (3.15%) IT Support
17 12 (2.91%) Messaging Support Engineer
17 12 (2.91%) Team Leader
18 11 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
18 11 (2.66%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.45%) .NET
2 5 (1.21%) Web Services
3 3 (0.73%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.48%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.50%) Blackberry
2 47 (11.38%) Clustering
3 28 (6.78%) Replication
4 27 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.91%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.91%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.21%) NHS
7 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.21%) CESG
8 4 (0.97%) PDA
9 3 (0.73%) PKI
9 3 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.24%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.24%) Statistics
11 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.24%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 363 (87.89%) Windows
2 229 (55.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (48.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 121 (29.30%) Windows XP
5 103 (24.94%) Windows 7
5 103 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 23 (5.57%) Windows Vista
8 17 (4.12%) Linux
9 12 (2.91%) Windows 2000
10 10 (2.42%) UNIX
11 8 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.45%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.24%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (24.46%) ITIL
2 84 (20.34%) Migration
3 30 (7.26%) Change Management
4 28 (6.78%) Service Delivery
5 25 (6.05%) Service Management
6 22 (5.33%) Incident Management
7 17 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (3.63%) ITIL V3
9 14 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (3.15%) High Availability
11 12 (2.91%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.66%) Project Management
12 11 (2.66%) Change Control
12 11 (2.66%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.42%) Problem Management
14 9 (2.18%) Validation
14 9 (2.18%) Line Management
15 7 (1.69%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
16 6 (1.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.80%) SQL
2 54 (13.08%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.12%) VB
4 15 (3.63%) VBScript
5 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.73%) C
7 2 (0.48%) VBA
8 1 (0.24%) VB6
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (23.97%) Security Cleared
3 82 (19.85%) MCSE
4 80 (19.37%) SC Cleared
5 47 (11.38%) MCP
6 28 (6.78%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.87%) MCTS
8 15 (3.63%) MCITP
9 14 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (3.15%) CCNA
11 11 (2.66%) CCA
12 8 (1.94%) VCP4
13 6 (1.45%) CCEA
13 6 (1.45%) Degree
14 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.97%) MCSA
15 3 (0.73%) CCNP
15 3 (0.73%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.30%) SLA
2 3 (0.73%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 275 (66.59%) Active Directory
2 111 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (16.71%) Hyper-V
4 44 (10.65%) XenApp
5 43 (10.41%) vSphere
6 26 (6.30%) VMware ESX
7 20 (4.84%) Terminal Services
8 16 (3.87%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.66%) XenServer
9 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.18%) Firmware
12 6 (1.45%) Xen
12 6 (1.45%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.45%) vCloud
13 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.73%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 49 (11.86%) SCCM
2 43 (10.41%) Backup Exec
3 22 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (5.08%) SCOM
5 15 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.42%) ARCserve
7 10 (2.42%) HP SIM
7 10 (2.42%) OVSD
8 8 (1.94%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.69%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.69%) SCDPM
9 7 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.21%) WSUS
10 5 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.73%) Unicenter
13 2 (0.48%) Nagios
13 2 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 243 (58.84%) Microsoft
2 190 (46.00%) VMware
3 98 (23.73%) Citrix
4 61 (14.77%) HP
5 53 (12.83%) Cisco
6 35 (8.47%) Symantec
7 30 (7.26%) McAfee
8 29 (7.02%) Sophos
9 24 (5.81%) NetApp
10 21 (5.08%) Dell
10 21 (5.08%) Veeam
10 21 (5.08%) Lumension
11 14 (3.39%) EMC
12 10 (2.42%) Altiris
13 9 (2.18%) Proofpoint
14 8 (1.94%) Kaspersky
14 8 (1.94%) CA
15 6 (1.45%) Veritas
15 6 (1.45%) Remedy
15 6 (1.45%) Bloomberg
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