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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 354 303 266
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -37
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 276 326 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.69% 3.52% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 170 214
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 87
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £28.50 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -17.14%

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
10250 9260 10065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.54% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6251 5518 5668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 368 512
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -60 257 £275 -14.06% 77
London -26 93 £300 -7.69% 29
South East -22 72 £275 -14.06% 21
Hampshire -15 23 £303 -5.46%
South West -35 21 £258 -20.76% 6
City of London +8 19 £248 -27.20% 12
North West 0 19 £288 +25.00% 1
East of England -21 19 £226 +11.72% 7
Yorkshire -1 17 £243 -11.81% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £200 +17.64% 7
Milton Keynes -1 14 £225 +38.46% 3
Berkshire -2 14 £306 -0.40% 5
West Midlands -14 14 £281 -18.47% 3
Scotland -4 12 £323 +68.62% 2
Lancashire - 11 £300 -
West Yorkshire -2 9 £210 -23.63% 5
Wiltshire -6 9 £450 +9.09%
East Midlands +4 7 £120 -54.28% 3
Hertfordshire -22 7 £240 +128.57% 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £248 - 1
Cheshire +3 6 £140 -37.77%
Worcestershire - 6 £240 -
Surrey -4 5 £355 +5.18% 5
Bracknell +4 4 £255 +80.21% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £400 +15.94% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £320 +48.83% 2
Somerset -9 3 £235 -32.85% 2
Bedfordshire -16 3 £275 -
Portsmouth - 3 £240 -
Basingstoke - 3 £350 -

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 575 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 496 (86.26%) Windows
3 390 (67.83%) Active Directory
4 354 (61.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 332 (57.74%) Microsoft
6 319 (55.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 302 (52.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 255 (44.35%) VMware
9 244 (42.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 176 (30.61%) Windows XP
11 163 (28.35%) DNS
12 162 (28.17%) Windows 7
13 161 (28.00%) Citrix
14 154 (26.78%) DHCP
15 142 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 139 (24.17%) Security Cleared
17 131 (22.78%) MS Office
18 129 (22.43%) MS Excel
19 125 (21.74%) HP
20 124 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 111 (19.30%) SAN
22 110 (19.13%) Cisco
23 106 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
24 100 (17.39%) Blackberry
25 97 (16.87%) SC Cleared
26 96 (16.70%) ITIL
27 92 (16.00%) SQL
27 92 (16.00%) SQL Server
28 89 (15.48%) Migration
29 86 (14.96%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 575 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 354 (61.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 244 (42.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 79 (13.74%) SharePoint
5 74 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (7.83%) Lync
7 42 (7.30%) IIS
8 37 (6.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2000
10 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 8 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.35%) JOnAS
14 2 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.35%) SAS
14 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
15 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 131 (22.78%) MS Office
2 129 (22.43%) MS Excel
3 23 (4.00%) MS Project
4 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) assyst
1 4 (0.70%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.09%) Office 365
2 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 163 (28.35%) DNS
2 154 (26.78%) DHCP
3 111 (19.30%) SAN
4 78 (13.57%) Firewall
5 66 (11.48%) TCP/IP
6 60 (10.43%) WAN
7 54 (9.39%) LAN
8 51 (8.87%) Wireless
9 30 (5.22%) VPN
10 27 (4.70%) NAS
11 26 (4.52%) VLAN
12 18 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (3.13%) VoIP
13 15 (2.61%) NetScaler
14 11 (1.91%) Internet
15 7 (1.22%) SMTP
16 6 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.04%) X.500
17 5 (0.87%) X.400
17 5 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.04%) EDMS
7 5 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 7
9 2 (0.35%) DataStage
10 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (4.70%) Finance
2 21 (3.65%) Advertising
3 20 (3.48%) Marketing
4 18 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.96%) French Language
6 16 (2.78%) Spanish Language
7 14 (2.43%) Mandarin Language
8 12 (2.09%) Legal
9 10 (1.74%) Law
10 9 (1.57%) Banking
11 8 (1.39%) Retail
12 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.70%) German Language
14 3 (0.52%) Front Office
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Military
16 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
16 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (17.74%) Support Engineer
2 89 (15.48%) Analyst
3 65 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (9.91%) Support Analyst
5 52 (9.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 51 (8.87%) Systems Engineer
7 46 (8.00%) Consultant
8 40 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (6.61%) Administrator
10 33 (5.74%) Desktop Support
11 30 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.87%) Technical Support
13 26 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 17 (2.96%) IT Support
15 17 (2.96%) Messaging Engineer
16 15 (2.61%) Server Engineer
16 15 (2.61%) Exchange Consultant
16 15 (2.61%) Network Engineer
16 15 (2.61%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.52%) X-Windows
1 3 (0.52%) Application Packaging
1 3 (0.52%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.35%) Middleware
2 2 (0.35%) .NET
2 2 (0.35%) Web Services
3 1 (0.17%) XML
3 1 (0.17%) MAPI
3 1 (0.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.91%) Replication
4 33 (5.74%) Clustering
5 18 (3.13%) PDA
6 17 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.26%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.26%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.57%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.04%) CESG
11 5 (0.87%) iPhone
12 3 (0.52%) Statistics
12 3 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (0.52%) NHS
12 3 (0.52%) iPad
13 2 (0.35%) CMDB
13 2 (0.35%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 496 (86.26%) Windows
2 319 (55.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 302 (52.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 176 (30.61%) Windows XP
5 162 (28.17%) Windows 7
6 106 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (7.48%) Windows 8
8 29 (5.04%) UNIX
9 22 (3.83%) Windows Vista
9 22 (3.83%) Linux
10 18 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (2.43%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.70%) Android
13 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.35%) HPUX
15 2 (0.35%) Solaris
16 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.70%) ITIL
2 89 (15.48%) Migration
3 25 (4.35%) Service Management
4 24 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 22 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (3.30%) Change Management
6 19 (3.30%) Unit Testing
6 19 (3.30%) Change Control
7 14 (2.43%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (2.09%) Project Management
10 10 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (1.57%) Time Management
11 9 (1.57%) PRINCE2
11 9 (1.57%) Business Continuity
12 8 (1.39%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (1.22%) Load Balancing
13 7 (1.22%) Configuration Management
14 5 (0.87%) Incident Management
14 5 (0.87%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.00%) SQL
2 54 (9.39%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.00%) VBScript
4 14 (2.43%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.26%) VB
6 6 (1.04%) C
6 6 (1.04%) Perl
7 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.35%) Java
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) VBA
9 1 (0.17%) VB6
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (24.17%) Security Cleared
2 124 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (16.87%) SC Cleared
4 83 (14.43%) MCSE
5 56 (9.74%) MCITP
6 45 (7.83%) MCP
7 44 (7.65%) DV Cleared
8 19 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.96%) MCTS
10 16 (2.78%) Degree
11 13 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.26%) CCNA
12 9 (1.57%) MCSA
13 8 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.04%) CCA
16 4 (0.70%) CCNP
17 3 (0.52%) VCP5
18 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.35%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.43%) SLA
2 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.70%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 390 (67.83%) Active Directory
2 142 (24.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (14.96%) XenApp
4 78 (13.57%) Hyper-V
5 55 (9.57%) vSphere
6 40 (6.96%) VMware ESX
7 37 (6.43%) XenServer
8 24 (4.17%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.96%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 10 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.74%) vCloud
11 9 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.57%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.87%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.87%) Firmware
14 5 (0.87%) UAG
15 4 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 77 (13.39%) Backup Exec
2 74 (12.87%) SCCM
3 36 (6.26%) SCOM
4 31 (5.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 29 (5.04%) NetBackup
6 23 (4.00%) ARCserve
7 18 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (2.26%) HP SIM
9 12 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (2.09%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 10 (1.74%) OVSD
12 8 (1.39%) WSUS
12 8 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.04%) SCVMM
14 6 (1.04%) SCDPM
15 3 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
15 3 (0.52%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 332 (57.74%) Microsoft
2 255 (44.35%) VMware
3 161 (28.00%) Citrix
4 125 (21.74%) HP
5 110 (19.13%) Cisco
6 85 (14.78%) Symantec
7 41 (7.13%) Dell
8 35 (6.09%) EMC
9 29 (5.04%) Sophos
9 29 (5.04%) NetApp
9 29 (5.04%) Apple
10 26 (4.52%) Juniper
11 24 (4.17%) SolarWinds
12 22 (3.83%) Meru Networks
12 22 (3.83%) McAfee
13 16 (2.78%) Avaya
13 16 (2.78%) Proofpoint
14 15 (2.61%) Altiris
14 15 (2.61%) CA
15 14 (2.43%) Lumension
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