The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5 over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank - 640 624
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.010% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00

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
10467 10280 9636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.74% 18.46% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6854 6229 5931
Average daily rate £423 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 383 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.83 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.08 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

Exchange Server 5.5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 5.5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 within the UK.

Exchange Server 5.5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 within the UK.

Exchange Server 5.5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 13 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5.

1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Samba
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exchange Server 5.5 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 5.5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Unix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Samba
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Sun