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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 357 295 261
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -34
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 275 320 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.69% 3.47% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 168 218
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £174 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.11 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.21 £24.55 £25.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -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
10222 9225 10228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.68% 17.47% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6147 5459 5730
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 371 503
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 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 22 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 22 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 -71 254 £275 -8.33% 89
London -29 92 £281 -13.69% 27
South East -20 65 £275 -14.06% 31
South West -34 24 £320 -1.53% 10
Hampshire -14 21 £310 -3.12% 4
North West +3 20 £300 +30.43%
City of London +6 18 £225 -33.82% 9
East of England -44 18 £240 +28.00% 4
Yorkshire +6 17 £275 - 4
West Midlands -4 16 £263 -23.91% 6
Berkshire -2 13 £306 -0.40% 4
Scotland +2 12 £323 +17.27% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £173 +6.15% 11
Lancashire - 11 £300 -
Wiltshire +1 10 £450 +9.09%
Milton Keynes -5 8 £175 +12.90% 6
West Yorkshire -10 8 £210 -23.63% 4
Hertfordshire -24 8 £240 +128.57%
East Midlands -4 7 £120 -49.47% 5
Worcestershire - 7 £240 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £248 -
Cheshire +7 6 £140 -37.77%
Surrey -2 5 £355 +5.18% 10
Somerset -10 5 £258 -14.16% 2
Bracknell 0 4 £255 +80.21%
Hook -7 4 £310 +1.63%
Birmingham -9 4 £410 +18.84% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £240 +28.00%
South Wales -3 3 - - 1
Cardiff -6 3 - -

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 563 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 481 (85.44%) Windows
3 385 (68.38%) Active Directory
4 344 (61.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 320 (56.84%) Microsoft
6 308 (54.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 296 (52.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 244 (43.34%) VMware
9 240 (42.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 170 (30.20%) Windows XP
11 160 (28.42%) DNS
12 159 (28.24%) Citrix
13 158 (28.06%) Windows 7
14 152 (27.00%) DHCP
15 136 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 134 (23.80%) MS Office
17 130 (23.09%) Security Cleared
18 122 (21.67%) HP
19 121 (21.49%) MS Excel
20 120 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
21 107 (19.01%) Cisco
22 105 (18.65%) SAN
23 102 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
24 96 (17.05%) Blackberry
25 90 (15.99%) ITIL
25 90 (15.99%) SC Cleared
26 89 (15.81%) SQL
27 88 (15.63%) Migration
28 87 (15.45%) SQL Server
29 83 (14.74%) XenApp

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 563 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 344 (61.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 240 (42.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 81 (14.39%) SharePoint
5 65 (11.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (7.82%) Lync
6 44 (7.82%) IIS
7 37 (6.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2000
9 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 8 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.53%) JOnAS
12 2 (0.36%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 134 (23.80%) MS Office
2 121 (21.49%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.73%) MS Project
4 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) assyst
1 4 (0.71%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.68%) Office 365
2 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 160 (28.42%) DNS
2 152 (27.00%) DHCP
3 105 (18.65%) SAN
4 76 (13.50%) Firewall
5 65 (11.55%) TCP/IP
6 62 (11.01%) WAN
7 57 (10.12%) LAN
8 53 (9.41%) Wireless
9 29 (5.15%) VPN
10 27 (4.80%) NAS
11 24 (4.26%) VLAN
12 19 (3.37%) VoIP
13 16 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.95%) Internet
15 9 (1.60%) NetScaler
16 7 (1.24%) SMTP
17 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (1.07%) X.500
18 5 (0.89%) X.400
18 5 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.07%) EDMS
5 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.89%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.36%) DataStage
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (4.26%) Finance
2 20 (3.55%) Advertising
3 19 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.37%) Marketing
4 17 (3.02%) French Language
5 16 (2.84%) Spanish Language
6 14 (2.49%) Mandarin Language
7 10 (1.78%) Legal
8 9 (1.60%) Law
8 9 (1.60%) Retail
9 8 (1.42%) Banking
10 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) German Language
12 3 (0.53%) Front Office
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (18.47%) Support Engineer
2 90 (15.99%) Analyst
3 63 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (10.12%) Support Analyst
5 51 (9.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 50 (8.88%) Systems Engineer
7 47 (8.35%) Consultant
8 39 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (6.57%) Administrator
10 35 (6.22%) Desktop Support
11 30 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.97%) Technical Support
13 25 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 21 (3.73%) IT Support
16 16 (2.84%) Messaging Engineer
16 16 (2.84%) Server Engineer
17 15 (2.66%) Exchange Consultant
17 15 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
17 15 (2.66%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.53%) Application Packaging
1 3 (0.53%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.36%) Middleware
2 2 (0.36%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.36%) .NET
2 2 (0.36%) Web Services
3 1 (0.18%) XML
3 1 (0.18%) MAPI
3 1 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.05%) Blackberry
2 38 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.86%) Replication
4 30 (5.33%) Clustering
5 18 (3.20%) PDA
6 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.31%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.42%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.89%) iPhone
12 4 (0.71%) CESG
13 3 (0.53%) NHS
13 3 (0.53%) iPad
13 3 (0.53%) Statistics
13 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
14 2 (0.36%) CMDB
14 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 481 (85.44%) Windows
2 308 (54.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 296 (52.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 170 (30.20%) Windows XP
5 158 (28.06%) Windows 7
6 102 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 29 (5.15%) UNIX
9 22 (3.91%) Windows Vista
10 19 (3.37%) Linux
11 18 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (2.66%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.71%) Android
15 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.36%) HPUX
16 2 (0.36%) Solaris
17 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (15.99%) ITIL
2 88 (15.63%) Migration
3 21 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (3.37%) Service Management
4 19 (3.37%) Unit Testing
5 18 (3.20%) Change Control
5 18 (3.20%) Service Delivery
6 15 (2.66%) Change Management
7 14 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (1.95%) Project Management
10 9 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (1.42%) Time Management
11 8 (1.42%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2
12 7 (1.24%) Configuration Management
12 7 (1.24%) Load Balancing
13 6 (1.07%) Business Continuity
14 5 (0.89%) Document Management
14 5 (0.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (15.81%) SQL
2 48 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.73%) VBScript
4 13 (2.31%) VB
5 12 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.24%) C
7 6 (1.07%) Perl
8 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
10 1 (0.18%) VB6
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (23.09%) Security Cleared
2 120 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (15.99%) SC Cleared
4 81 (14.39%) MCSE
5 57 (10.12%) MCITP
6 41 (7.28%) DV Cleared
7 40 (7.10%) MCP
8 22 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.84%) Degree
10 14 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.49%) CCNA
11 13 (2.31%) MCTS
12 10 (1.78%) MCSA
13 9 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.24%) CCA
14 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.71%) CCNP
16 3 (0.53%) VCP5
17 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.36%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.75%) SLA
2 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 385 (68.38%) Active Directory
2 136 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (14.74%) XenApp
4 67 (11.90%) Hyper-V
5 57 (10.12%) vSphere
6 41 (7.28%) VMware ESX
7 36 (6.39%) XenServer
8 24 (4.26%) Terminal Services
9 17 (3.02%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.78%) ISA Server
10 10 (1.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.60%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.60%) vCloud
12 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.07%) UAG
14 5 (0.89%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.53%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 71 (12.61%) Backup Exec
2 70 (12.43%) SCCM
3 34 (6.04%) SCOM
4 30 (5.33%) NetBackup
5 27 (4.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 23 (4.09%) ARCserve
7 17 (3.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
9 12 (2.13%) HP SIM
10 11 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.60%) OVSD
12 8 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (1.24%) WSUS
14 4 (0.71%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.71%) SCDPM
15 3 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
15 3 (0.53%) Unicenter
15 3 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 320 (56.84%) Microsoft
2 244 (43.34%) VMware
3 159 (28.24%) Citrix
4 122 (21.67%) HP
5 107 (19.01%) Cisco
6 80 (14.21%) Symantec
7 42 (7.46%) Dell
8 32 (5.68%) EMC
9 30 (5.33%) Apple
10 26 (4.62%) Juniper
11 24 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 23 (4.09%) NetApp
13 22 (3.91%) Sophos
13 22 (3.91%) Meru Networks
14 16 (2.84%) Avaya
15 15 (2.66%) Proofpoint
15 15 (2.66%) Altiris
16 14 (2.49%) CA
17 13 (2.31%) McAfee
18 12 (2.13%) CommVault
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