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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 499 336 300
Rank change year-on-year
-163 -36
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 122 293 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.12% 2.83% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 160 175
Average daily rate
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£236 £284 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £284 £293
% change year-on-year
-17.18% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 35
Average hourly rate £23.50 £13.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.07% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £10.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.85 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £13.75 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+76.36% -20.17%

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
10869 10358 9195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 18.39% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 6112 5340
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 432 385
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -157 115 £235 -14.54% 51
London -42 32 £238 -18.17% 13
South East -43 31 £363 +43.56% 13
East of England +1 18 £188 -19.35% 6
Berkshire +11 10 £413 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire -32 10 £258 -13.44% 7
City of London -6 9 £363 +61.11% 4
North West -44 9 £217 -21.27% 1
West Yorkshire -22 8 £320 +52.38% 6
South West -22 7 £181 -44.30% 3
Oxfordshire -22 7 £313 +71.23%
Oxford -25 6 £313 +42.04%
Merseyside - 6 £278 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £148 -53.90% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 5 £400 +66.66%
East Midlands -13 5 £243 +102.08% 3
Bradford - 5 £350 - 1
Peterborough 0 4 - -
Bracknell -4 4 - -
Gloucestershire -6 4 £180 -2.70%
Buckinghamshire -16 4 £320 +88.23% 2
Kent - 4 £363 - 4
Norfolk - 4 £170 -
Bootle - 4 - -
Lincolnshire +2 3 £205 +2.50%
Chessington +1 3 - -
Gloucester -2 3 £200 +8.10%
Essex -2 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -7 3 £181 -59.77% 2
Wales -8 3 - - 1

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 267 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 227 (85.02%) Windows
3 202 (75.66%) Active Directory
4 170 (63.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 153 (57.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 150 (56.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (43.07%) Microsoft
8 108 (40.45%) VMware
9 107 (40.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 94 (35.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 79 (29.59%) Citrix
12 67 (25.09%) Migration
13 64 (23.97%) Cisco
14 63 (23.60%) DNS
15 61 (22.85%) Windows 7
16 56 (20.97%) DHCP
17 54 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (19.10%) Firewall
19 49 (18.35%) SQL Server
20 47 (17.60%) XenApp
20 47 (17.60%) Office 365
21 44 (16.48%) HP
21 44 (16.48%) SAN
22 42 (15.73%) MS Excel
23 40 (14.98%) SharePoint
24 39 (14.61%) ITIL
25 38 (14.23%) Windows XP
25 38 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2013
26 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
27 36 (13.48%) Hyper-V

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 267 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 170 (63.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 107 (40.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (14.98%) SharePoint
5 38 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (12.73%) Lync
7 17 (6.37%) IIS
8 16 (5.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (3.00%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.50%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.37%) Apache
13 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.60%) Office 365
2 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.50%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.75%) Yammer
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (23.60%) DNS
2 56 (20.97%) DHCP
3 51 (19.10%) Firewall
4 44 (16.48%) SAN
5 35 (13.11%) WAN
6 32 (11.99%) LAN
7 25 (9.36%) Wireless
8 24 (8.99%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.87%) VLAN
10 10 (3.75%) Internet
11 9 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (3.00%) NAS
12 8 (3.00%) IPv4
12 8 (3.00%) SMTP
13 7 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.25%) Skype
15 5 (1.87%) VPN
15 5 (1.87%) Intranet
16 4 (1.50%) PBX
16 4 (1.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (7.12%) Finance
2 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.25%) Banking
4 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Military
5 4 (1.50%) Back Office
5 4 (1.50%) Law
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (15.36%) Analyst
2 36 (13.48%) Support Engineer
3 35 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 30 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (8.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 19 (7.12%) Support Analyst
6 19 (7.12%) Exchange Engineer
7 18 (6.74%) Consultant
8 17 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (5.62%) Messaging Engineer
10 14 (5.24%) Server Engineer
11 13 (4.87%) IT Support
12 10 (3.75%) Administrator
13 9 (3.37%) Support Technician
14 8 (3.00%) Migration Engineer
14 8 (3.00%) Systems Support
14 8 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.00%) Field Engineer
14 8 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.62%) .NET
2 4 (1.50%) HTML
2 4 (1.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.12%) CSS
3 3 (1.12%) J2EE
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.87%) Blackberry
1 21 (7.87%) Clustering
2 16 (5.99%) HP Storage
2 16 (5.99%) Replication
3 12 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.87%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (1.50%) CCTV
6 4 (1.50%) Informatics
7 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.75%) DTV
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.75%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (0.37%) Handset
9 1 (0.37%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 227 (85.02%) Windows
2 153 (57.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 150 (56.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (35.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (22.85%) Windows 7
6 38 (14.23%) Windows XP
7 19 (7.12%) Windows 8
8 14 (5.24%) Linux
9 11 (4.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (3.00%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.62%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.50%) Android
13 3 (1.12%) UNIX
14 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.09%) Migration
2 39 (14.61%) ITIL
3 22 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (5.99%) Change Control
5 14 (5.24%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (4.12%) Network Management
7 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (3.00%) Data Protection
10 7 (2.62%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.62%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (2.62%) High Availability
11 5 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (1.87%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (1.87%) Release Management
11 5 (1.87%) Identity Management
11 5 (1.87%) Change Management
11 5 (1.87%) Service Management
12 4 (1.50%) Project Management
12 4 (1.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.49%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.99%) SQL
3 5 (1.87%) VBScript
4 3 (1.12%) Java
4 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.49%) MCSE
4 23 (8.61%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.87%) CCNA
5 13 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.75%) MCITP
6 10 (3.75%) Degree
7 7 (2.62%) MCP
7 7 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.25%) CCNP
9 5 (1.87%) MCTS
10 4 (1.50%) MCSA
10 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.12%) CCA
12 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.37%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 202 (75.66%) Active Directory
2 54 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (17.60%) XenApp
4 36 (13.48%) Hyper-V
5 28 (10.49%) vSphere
6 25 (9.36%) VMware ESX
7 24 (8.99%) XenDesktop
8 17 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.87%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.87%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.87%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.50%) XenServer
11 4 (1.50%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.12%) vCloud
13 2 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.75%) UAG
13 2 (0.75%) Xen
14 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (11.24%) SCCM
2 16 (5.99%) SCOM
3 12 (4.49%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.12%) ARCserve
5 10 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (3.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.87%) SCSM
6 5 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.87%) WSUS
7 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.75%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.75%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.37%) Nagios
10 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 115 (43.07%) Microsoft
2 108 (40.45%) VMware
3 79 (29.59%) Citrix
4 64 (23.97%) Cisco
5 44 (16.48%) HP
6 17 (6.37%) Symantec
7 16 (5.99%) Dell
8 10 (3.75%) CA
8 10 (3.75%) NetApp
9 7 (2.62%) McAfee
9 7 (2.62%) Veeam
10 6 (2.25%) Sophos
10 6 (2.25%) Veritas
10 6 (2.25%) Oracle
10 6 (2.25%) F5
11 5 (1.87%) Exinda
11 5 (1.87%) EMC
11 5 (1.87%) Apple
11 5 (1.87%) Altiris
11 5 (1.87%) Riverbed
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Barclay Anderson
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago