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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 324 245 215
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -30
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 283 392 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.77% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.99% 4.49% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 208 257
Average daily rate
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£281 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £207 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £306 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 87
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.23 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £25.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £18.11 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-25.46% -9.43%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9475 8738 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.14% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4959 5534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 442 452
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -89 259 £270 -16.92% 79
London -26 98 £290 -12.70% 17
South East -34 57 £303 -17.12% 21
North West +12 32 £270 +19.46% 6
Hampshire -5 27 £310 +1.63% 4
East of England -38 26 £205 -6.28% 6
West Midlands -17 19 £320 -9.09% 4
City of London -5 18 £225 -35.71% 2
Cheshire +21 17 £288 -11.53% 2
South West -26 14 £325 - 9
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £154 -52.03% 1
Berkshire -15 10 £400 +6.66% 8
Scotland -14 9 £325 +8.33% 1
Lancashire - 9 £270 - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £223 - 3
Peterborough +3 7 £240 +7.86%
Hertfordshire -1 7 £331 +84.02% 1
Milton Keynes -2 7 £180 -57.64% 1
Reading +9 6 £425 - 4
Wiltshire - 6 £425 -
Hook +4 5 £315 +3.27%
East Midlands -7 5 £120 -49.47% 9
Wales -16 5 £320 - 3
South Wales -17 5 £320 - 3
Bedfordshire -19 5 £185 -36.20% 1
Yorkshire -25 5 £265 -3.63% 8
Cardiff -4 4 £190 - 3
Somerset -16 4 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £331 -
Canary Wharf +27 3 £555 +46.05%

Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 553 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 477 (86.26%) Windows
3 361 (65.28%) Active Directory
4 338 (61.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 311 (56.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 311 (56.24%) Microsoft
6 305 (55.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 242 (43.76%) VMware
8 216 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 170 (30.74%) Citrix
10 151 (27.31%) Windows XP
11 140 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 140 (25.32%) Windows 7
12 136 (24.59%) Security Cleared
13 131 (23.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 122 (22.06%) DNS
15 118 (21.34%) DHCP
16 115 (20.80%) MS Office
16 115 (20.80%) HP
17 108 (19.53%) SQL Server
18 107 (19.35%) MS Excel
18 107 (19.35%) Cisco
18 107 (19.35%) SAN
19 102 (18.44%) ITIL
20 99 (17.90%) MCSE
21 95 (17.18%) SC Cleared
22 93 (16.82%) Migration
23 89 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
24 88 (15.91%) Firewall
25 77 (13.92%) SQL

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 553 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 338 (61.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 216 (39.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 75 (13.56%) SharePoint
5 53 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (7.96%) Lync
7 41 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 40 (7.23%) IIS
9 13 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2000
10 11 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 5 (0.90%) JOnAS
13 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
15 1 (0.18%) Live Communications Server
15 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 115 (20.80%) MS Office
2 107 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.99%) MS Project
4 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) assyst
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.07%) Office 365
2 7 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (22.06%) DNS
2 118 (21.34%) DHCP
3 107 (19.35%) SAN
4 88 (15.91%) Firewall
5 73 (13.20%) WAN
6 68 (12.30%) TCP/IP
7 67 (12.12%) LAN
8 53 (9.58%) Wireless
9 32 (5.79%) NAS
10 26 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (4.52%) VPN
12 20 (3.62%) SMTP
13 19 (3.44%) VLAN
14 18 (3.25%) VoIP
15 16 (2.89%) Internet
16 14 (2.53%) X.400
17 10 (1.81%) X.500
18 7 (1.27%) iSCSI
18 7 (1.27%) NetScaler
19 5 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (2.17%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (0.90%) EDMS
6 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.36%) MySQL
8 2 (0.36%) DataStage
9 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 39 (7.05%) Finance
2 20 (3.62%) French Language
3 19 (3.44%) Spanish Language
4 18 (3.25%) Advertising
5 17 (3.07%) Marketing
5 17 (3.07%) Mandarin Language
5 17 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.17%) Banking
7 10 (1.81%) Retail
7 10 (1.81%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Military
9 4 (0.72%) Law
9 4 (0.72%) Front Office
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 88 (15.91%) Analyst
1 88 (15.91%) Support Engineer
2 61 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 48 (8.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 43 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
6 42 (7.59%) Consultant
7 41 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 32 (5.79%) Administrator
9 31 (5.61%) Desktop Support
9 31 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 29 (5.24%) Technical Support
11 27 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
12 24 (4.34%) Messaging Engineer
13 22 (3.98%) Technical Engineer
14 21 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
15 17 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 17 (3.07%) Exchange Consultant
15 17 (3.07%) IT Support
16 16 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.36%) XML
1 2 (0.36%) ODBC
1 2 (0.36%) Middleware
2 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) MAPI
2 1 (0.18%) COM
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (13.92%) Blackberry
2 34 (6.15%) Clustering
3 24 (4.34%) Replication
4 19 (3.44%) Thin Client
4 19 (3.44%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.53%) PDA
7 10 (1.81%) CESG
7 10 (1.81%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.08%) iPhone
8 6 (1.08%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.90%) PKI
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) NHS
10 3 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.54%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 477 (86.26%) Windows
2 311 (56.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 305 (55.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 151 (27.31%) Windows XP
5 140 (25.32%) Windows 7
6 89 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (8.68%) UNIX
8 36 (6.51%) Linux
9 24 (4.34%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.62%) Windows Vista
11 18 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.72%) Android
15 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.36%) HPUX
16 2 (0.36%) Solaris
16 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.18%) SUSE
17 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (18.44%) ITIL
2 93 (16.82%) Migration
3 28 (5.06%) Service Delivery
4 23 (4.16%) Service Management
5 22 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (3.07%) Change Control
7 15 (2.71%) Change Management
8 14 (2.53%) PRINCE2
8 14 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (2.35%) Unit Testing
10 11 (1.99%) Project Management
11 10 (1.81%) CRM
12 9 (1.63%) Business Continuity
12 9 (1.63%) Time Management
12 9 (1.63%) ITIL V3
13 8 (1.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (1.08%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (1.08%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (1.08%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.92%) SQL
2 47 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.89%) VBScript
4 11 (1.99%) VB
5 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.27%) C
7 6 (1.08%) Perl
8 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 136 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 131 (23.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 99 (17.90%) MCSE
4 95 (17.18%) SC Cleared
5 66 (11.93%) MCITP
6 48 (8.68%) MCP
7 45 (8.14%) DV Cleared
8 27 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (3.25%) CCNA
10 18 (3.25%) Degree
11 16 (2.89%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (2.71%) MCTS
13 12 (2.17%) MCSA
14 10 (1.81%) CCA
15 9 (1.63%) CCNP
16 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.54%) CCIE
17 3 (0.54%) VCP5
18 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.45%) QA
3 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 361 (65.28%) Active Directory
2 140 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 68 (12.30%) XenApp
5 48 (8.68%) vSphere
6 35 (6.33%) VMware ESX
7 27 (4.88%) Terminal Services
8 25 (4.52%) XenServer
9 15 (2.71%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.27%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.08%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.08%) UAG
14 3 (0.54%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.36%) Postfix
15 2 (0.36%) Samba
Systems Management
1 70 (12.66%) Backup Exec
2 62 (11.21%) SCCM
3 26 (4.70%) SCOM
3 26 (4.70%) ARCserve
4 25 (4.52%) NetBackup
5 16 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.45%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (1.45%) OVSD
10 6 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.72%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.36%) WSUS
13 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 311 (56.24%) Microsoft
2 242 (43.76%) VMware
3 170 (30.74%) Citrix
4 115 (20.80%) HP
5 107 (19.35%) Cisco
6 71 (12.84%) Symantec
7 37 (6.69%) EMC
8 35 (6.33%) Dell
9 26 (4.70%) Apple
10 25 (4.52%) SolarWinds
11 23 (4.16%) NetApp
12 20 (3.62%) Juniper
13 19 (3.44%) Meru Networks
14 17 (3.07%) Intel
15 16 (2.89%) McAfee
16 15 (2.71%) Lumension
17 13 (2.35%) Proofpoint
17 13 (2.35%) Sophos
17 13 (2.35%) Cyber-Ark
18 12 (2.17%) Cognos
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £13 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Baker & McKenzie
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + depending upon experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago