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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank - 549 531
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 0 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - £295 £350
% change year-on-year
- -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
9082 8591 8038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.41% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5107 4535
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 293 409
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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 9 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 5.5 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bracknell - - - -
London - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -
East of England - - - -

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) CA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) DFS Replication
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 7

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 7
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (40.00%) DFS Replication
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (20.00%) Unicenter
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) MobileIron