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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Rank 605 564 532
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -32
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 5.5 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.010% 0.022%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.030% 0.054% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£388 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.94% -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £12.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.46%

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
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 11 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 18 December 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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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
England -31 3 £388 +103.94%
South East - 2 £388 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Exchange Server 5.5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Symantec
4 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (46.15%) CA
6 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (30.77%) vSphere
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
8 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 4 (30.77%) IXOS
8 4 (30.77%) Banking
8 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
8 4 (30.77%) Legal
9 3 (23.08%) Migration
9 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
9 3 (23.08%) X-Windows
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
9 3 (23.08%) C

Exchange Server 5.5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (7.69%) Lync
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 7
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Messaging Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
8 1 (7.69%) SUSE
8 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) openSUSE
8 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 3 (23.08%) DFS Replication
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 3 (23.08%) Unicenter
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (7.69%) WMI
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Symantec
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) IXOS
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) AppSense
6 1 (7.69%) Clearswift
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) MobileIron