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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Rank 107 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.17% 2.67% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Average daily rate
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£219 £370 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.87% +37.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £281 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £285 £255
% change year-on-year
+21.92% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.84% +8.33%
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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
415 300 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.04% 13.63% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 173 150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

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
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 4 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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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
Wolverhampton +10 4 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £194 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
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Exchange Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) MS Office
7 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (30.00%) Migration
8 6 (30.00%) VMware
9 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) XenApp
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (20.00%) SAN
10 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (20.00%) SLA
10 4 (20.00%) MCSE
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
11 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) VLAN
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) DHCP
11 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows CE
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCA
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (15.00%) XenServer
4 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) Xen
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (5.00%) 3PAR