The table below looks at the statistics for Exchange Server 2003 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 100 103 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 8 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.28% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.35% 2.13% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.18% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £266 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £260 £280
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
340 282 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.96% 13.33% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 169 129
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £22.69 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Exchange Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Exchange Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the West Midlands region.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Exchange Server 2003 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 across the West Midlands region.

Exchange Server 2003 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Warwickshire -1 2 £194 -7.73% 2
Birmingham -4 1 £400 -11.11% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (50.00%) MS Office
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
7 11 (45.83%) VMware
8 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (37.50%) DNS
10 8 (33.33%) Citrix
10 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (29.17%) XenApp
11 7 (29.17%) SAN
12 6 (25.00%) Dell
12 6 (25.00%) DHCP
12 6 (25.00%) XenServer
12 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (25.00%) VMware Server
12 6 (25.00%) SCCM
12 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (25.00%) PDA
12 6 (25.00%) VLAN
12 6 (25.00%) NAS
13 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
14 4 (16.67%) Migration
14 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 4 (16.67%) SLA

Exchange Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.17%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) SAN
3 6 (25.00%) DHCP
3 6 (25.00%) VLAN
3 6 (25.00%) NAS
4 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) Extranet
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Server Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) IT Support
7 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Lead Security Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) MCSE
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) XenApp
4 6 (25.00%) XenServer
4 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (25.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) ProCurve