The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 342 250 224
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -26
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 271 351 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.82% 4.23% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 178 206
Average daily rate £250 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.18% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 85
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-26.19% +5.00%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -121 254 £260 -11.86% 72
London -81 84 £240 -20.00% 23
South East -32 67 £295 - 15
East of England -19 35 £235 +4.44% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 31 £258 -6.36% 4
City of London -38 30 £240 -36.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +2 23 £234 +3.88% 3
Milton Keynes -13 21 £258 -10.43% 4
Peterborough - 21 £233 - 1
Yorkshire -12 18 £313 +140.38% 3
North West -23 16 £288 -19.29% 9
Hampshire +8 15 £300 -17.80% 2
West Yorkshire -9 15 £313 - 1
Berkshire -10 13 £200 -25.92% 6
West Midlands -14 13 £330 +22.22% 1
South West -20 12 £378 +16.15% 6
Leeds -10 11 £313 -
East Midlands -15 8 £313 +53.37% 5
Manchester -17 8 £400 +300.00% 2
Reading +1 7 £200 - 1
South Wales -12 7 £175 +2.94% 1
Scotland -12 7 £280 +108.19% 2
Wales -14 7 £175 +2.94% 1
Bracknell +4 5 - -
Gloucestershire +3 5 £403 -
Somerset -6 5 £243 +38.57%
Cheshire -16 5 £250 -31.03% 7
Nottinghamshire 0 4 - - 3
Nottingham 0 4 - - 2
Cardiff -15 4 £178 +4.41% 1

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 571 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 471 (82.49%) Windows
3 395 (69.18%) Active Directory
4 340 (59.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 317 (55.52%) Microsoft
6 294 (51.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 282 (49.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 240 (42.03%) VMware
9 165 (28.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 145 (25.39%) Citrix
11 134 (23.47%) Security Cleared
12 133 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 132 (23.12%) ITIL
14 131 (22.94%) Windows 7
15 126 (22.07%) Windows XP
16 121 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
17 120 (21.02%) Migration
18 114 (19.96%) MS Office
19 112 (19.61%) DNS
20 111 (19.44%) Cisco
21 110 (19.26%) HP
22 107 (18.74%) SQL
23 101 (17.69%) SC Cleared
24 99 (17.34%) MCSE
25 97 (16.99%) DHCP
26 94 (16.46%) Firewall
26 94 (16.46%) MS Excel
27 92 (16.11%) SQL Server
28 88 (15.41%) Blackberry
29 86 (15.06%) SAN

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 571 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 340 (59.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 165 (28.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 84 (14.71%) SharePoint
5 70 (12.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 47 (8.23%) Lync
7 38 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (5.78%) IIS
9 16 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (1.58%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 7 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.88%) JOnAS
14 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.70%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
16 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 114 (19.96%) MS Office
2 94 (16.46%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.80%) MS Project
4 5 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.73%) Office 365
2 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (19.61%) DNS
2 97 (16.99%) DHCP
3 94 (16.46%) Firewall
4 86 (15.06%) SAN
5 80 (14.01%) WAN
6 74 (12.96%) TCP/IP
7 68 (11.91%) LAN
8 37 (6.48%) Wireless
9 33 (5.78%) VPN
10 31 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (5.25%) SMTP
12 28 (4.90%) Internet
13 22 (3.85%) VoIP
14 18 (3.15%) X.400
15 13 (2.28%) NAS
15 13 (2.28%) Unified Communications
16 12 (2.10%) VLAN
17 8 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.40%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (1.23%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.53%) MySQL
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.53%) MSI
3 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 47 (8.23%) Finance
2 14 (2.45%) Telecoms
2 14 (2.45%) Banking
3 13 (2.28%) Retail
4 12 (2.10%) Back Office
5 10 (1.75%) Legal
6 9 (1.58%) Military
7 7 (1.23%) French Language
8 6 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (0.88%) Marketing
9 5 (0.88%) Law
9 5 (0.88%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (16.81%) Support Engineer
2 72 (12.61%) Analyst
3 52 (9.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 50 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.01%) Consultant
7 37 (6.48%) Support Analyst
8 35 (6.13%) Desktop Support
9 32 (5.60%) Administrator
10 28 (4.90%) Messaging Engineer
11 27 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (4.55%) Network Engineer
12 26 (4.55%) Server Engineer
13 23 (4.03%) Architect
13 23 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.50%) IT Support
16 19 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (3.15%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.70%) Middleware
1 4 (0.70%) Web Services
1 4 (0.70%) .NET
2 3 (0.53%) HTML
2 3 (0.53%) WSH
3 2 (0.35%) ODBC
4 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.18%) XML
4 1 (0.18%) COM
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.41%) Blackberry
2 42 (7.36%) Clustering
3 31 (5.43%) Replication
4 19 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 19 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 17 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.58%) CESG
6 9 (1.58%) PKI
6 9 (1.58%) EqualLogic
6 9 (1.58%) iPhone
7 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.05%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.88%) Handset
11 4 (0.70%) iPad
12 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.53%) PDA
12 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 471 (82.49%) Windows
2 294 (51.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 282 (49.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (22.94%) Windows 7
5 126 (22.07%) Windows XP
6 59 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.71%) Linux
8 35 (6.13%) UNIX
9 23 (4.03%) Windows 2000 Server
10 16 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 16 (2.80%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.63%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.88%) Android
16 4 (0.70%) Solaris
17 3 (0.53%) AIX
18 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (23.12%) ITIL
2 120 (21.02%) Migration
3 32 (5.60%) Service Delivery
4 25 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (4.03%) Service Management
6 21 (3.68%) Change Management
7 14 (2.45%) PRINCE2
8 13 (2.28%) ITIL V3
8 13 (2.28%) Problem Management
8 13 (2.28%) Business Continuity
9 11 (1.93%) Incident Management
9 11 (1.93%) Project Management
9 11 (1.93%) Email Migration
10 10 (1.75%) Time Management
10 10 (1.75%) Change Control
10 10 (1.75%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (1.58%) CRM
11 9 (1.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (1.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (1.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 107 (18.74%) SQL
2 43 (7.53%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.58%) VB
4 8 (1.40%) VBScript
5 4 (0.70%) C
6 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) C#
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (23.47%) Security Cleared
2 121 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (17.69%) SC Cleared
4 99 (17.34%) MCSE
5 54 (9.46%) MCITP
6 50 (8.76%) MCP
7 36 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (6.30%) DV Cleared
8 28 (4.90%) CCNA
9 23 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.85%) MCSA
11 19 (3.33%) MCTS
12 16 (2.80%) CCNP
13 13 (2.28%) CCA
14 6 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.05%) Degree
15 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.88%) CCEA
16 3 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.65%) SLA
2 11 (1.93%) QA
3 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 395 (69.18%) Active Directory
2 133 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (11.38%) vSphere
4 63 (11.03%) Hyper-V
5 33 (5.78%) Terminal Services
6 28 (4.90%) XenApp
7 23 (4.03%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.93%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (1.75%) UAG
10 8 (1.40%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.05%) XenServer
11 6 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.88%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.70%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.53%) Xen
14 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (10.33%) SCCM
2 52 (9.11%) Backup Exec
3 36 (6.30%) SCOM
4 16 (2.80%) ARCserve
5 15 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.93%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
8 10 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.23%) WSUS
11 5 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.70%) OVSD
13 3 (0.53%) WMI
13 3 (0.53%) MOM
13 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 317 (55.52%) Microsoft
2 240 (42.03%) VMware
3 145 (25.39%) Citrix
4 111 (19.44%) Cisco
5 110 (19.26%) HP
6 48 (8.41%) Symantec
7 37 (6.48%) Dell
8 27 (4.73%) NetApp
9 26 (4.55%) McAfee
10 25 (4.38%) EMC
11 17 (2.98%) Sophos
12 15 (2.63%) Compaq
13 14 (2.45%) Apple
13 14 (2.45%) Altiris
13 14 (2.45%) SonicWALL
13 14 (2.45%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.28%) Lumension
15 12 (2.10%) Avaya
16 11 (1.93%) Lotus
16 11 (1.93%) Intel
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
Essex
Utilize
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Redhill
Premier Group
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 28 days ago