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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank - - 570
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.019%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £323
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9427 9135 8717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.03% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6123 5679 5159
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 313 310
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Samba
4 2 (40.00%) Sun
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) HPUX
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) Linux

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) X.500
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) HPUX
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) Peregrine
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Spiceworks